Stresa, Italy
September 5-7, 2001

Keynote speaker

Sharon Oviatt

Dr. Sharon Oviatt is a Professor and Co-Director of the Center for Human-Computer Communication (CHCC) in the Dept. of Computer Science at the Oregon Graduate Institute of Science & Technology (OGI). She previously has taught and conducted research at the Artificial Intelligence Center at SRI International, and the Universities of Illinois, California, and Oregon State. Her research focuses on next-generation human-computer interaction, spoken language and multimodal interfaces, and mobile and highly interactive systems. Examples of recent work involve the development of novel design concepts for multimodal and mobile interfaces, robust interfaces for real-world field environments and diverse users (children, accented speakers), conversational interfaces with animated software "partners," and error suppression in multimodal architectures. This work is funded by grants and contracts from the National Science Foundation, DARPA, ONR, and corporate sources such as Intel, Motorola, Microsoft, and Boeing. She is an active member of the international HCI and speech communities, has published over 70 scientific articles, and has served on numerous government advisory panels, editorial boards, and program committees. Her work is featured in recent special issues of Communications for the ACM, Human Computer Interaction, and IEEE Multimedia. Further information about Dr. Oviatt and CHCC is available at

Last update: Jan. 28, 2001