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Agenda

What's New in NUI

A workshop for researchers who are interested in natural user interfaces and Kinect for Windows

Melbourne: Wednesday, September 26, 2012  |  Sydney: Friday, September 28, 2012

Time

Event/Topic

08:00–08:20 

Continental breakfast and registration

08:20–08:30

Welcome and Introduction

Speaker: John Warren, Microsoft Research Connections

08:30–09:10

Keynote: Where Are We, and Where Might We Go?

Speaker: Stewart Tansley, Microsoft Research Connections

The keynote provides insight into some of the inspiring, state-of-the-art research in natural user interfaces (NUIs), explores trends, and outlines some future challenges. The talk provides a broad perspective of NUI research at Microsoft research, and highlights collaborations with the wider community of academic researchers.

09:10–10:10

Kinect for Windows Tutorial: Part 1

Speaker: Neil Roodyn, nsquared and Microsoft

This two-part tutorial provides a “crash course” introduction to programming with Kinect for Windows. We introduce, explore, and demonstrate the key features. Most of the talk is spent in the integrated development environment (IDE), reviewing and running live code.

10:10–10:40

Break and group photo

10:40–11:40

Kinect for Windows Tutorial: Part 2

Speaker: Neil Roodyn, nsquared and Microsoft

11:40–12:10

Kinect Research Project Collaboration with Microsoft Research

Speaker: Jian Zhang, University of Technology, Sydney

This closing talk highlights one Australian example of an active collaboration between the University of Technology, Sydney, and Microsoft Research. The project, which is in the field of NUI, uses Microsoft Kinect technology.

12:10–12:30

Q&A; Closing Remarks

Speakers: Stewart Tansley, Neil Roodyn, Jian Zhang, and John Warren