Lei Liu (Ph.D. student of CWI), Jean-Bernard Martens(Professor of TU/E) and Robert van Liere(Professor of CWI), won a Best Paper Award on March 21. They received it for their article "Revisiting Path Steering for 3D Manipulation Tasks". The award was presented at the fifth IEEE Symposium on 3D User Interfaces (3DUI 2010) in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA.
For the conference, 60 papers were submitted. Out of 9 final nominations, the paper by Liu, Martens, and Van Liere was ultimately chosen. A part of the prize is to write a more elaborate version about their research in the "International Journal of Human-Computer Studies (IJHCS)".
Liu, Martens, and Van Liere focus on path steering tasks in 3D virtual environment. The research is fundamental and focuses on understanding the path steering for 3D manipulation tasks. The research showed that besides path length and path width, the two dominant factors, path curvature and orientation also have significant influences on path steering time. Results of the research can be used for designing
higher level interactive desktop manipulation techniques in Human-Computer Interaction.
The IEEE Symposium on 3D User Interfaces 2010 focused on the topic of 3D UIs and was held to provide an intensive exchange between industrial and academic researchers working in various 3DUI research areas and to trigger discussions among participants.