Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Keeping words together

I needed to keep two words together in the same line while writing a document with Microsoft Word. Although this is easy to do in LATeX, I have no idea how to do it in Word. After a few searches, I found out that it is even simpler. If one wants to keep to words separated by a space together, just have to use a non-breaking space instead of a "traditional" space.

To insert a non-breaking space in Microsoft Word simply press <CTRL>+<SHIFT>+<SPACE> instead of <SPACE>.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Professor Randy Pausch died on July 25th

Last friday, July 25th, Professor Randy Paush died of complications from pancreatic cancer. I have no words to describe the loss it represents not only for the computer science community, but for all the academic world. You can read more at the CMU page.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Paper accepted at SketchWS

The paper titled "EditION: A Collaborative Calligraphic Tool to Manage Virtual Environments" has been accepted for presentation at the 2008 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing workshop Sketch tools for diagramming. According to reviewers comments, it needs just a few changes. Let's work on that!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Results for CaS collection decomposition

In order to allow a quick analysis of the XML file produced by the Collection-aware Segmentation (CaS) algorithm, I wrote a simple XSL transformation that shows CaS results in an easily readable format.

For instance, here you can take a look at the result of decomposing the Flat-Thin Components cluster from Purdue's ESB with CaS.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Hybrid Shape Descriptor by P.Papadakis

In the Eurographics 2008 Workshop on 3D Object Retrieval, Papadakis Panagiotis presented a paper titled 3D Object Retrieval using an Efficient and Compact Hybrid Shape Descriptor". Since I was very interested in this work but was not able to find it online, I send an email to Papadikis Panagiotis asking him for a copy. His quick answer (in less than twenty minutes I have the printed paper in my hands) was extraordinary and motivating. If the proposed technique is as faster as its author, it will be a blast!

Thursday, July 03, 2008

A blog on Mobile Accessibility

Tiago Guerreiro, my colleague at VIMMI group, released a blog on mobile accessibility, the topic of his PhD work. In this blog you can find news on mobile accessibility and usability. Accessibility to mobile devices and through mobile devices.

Take a look at Mobile Accessibility blog by Tiago Guerreiro.