Best Paper Award at ICAART 2017

We are happy to announce that our paper Where is that Button Again?! – Towards a Universal GUI Search Engine won the best paper award at the 9th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART 2017) in the artificial intelligence area.

 In feature-rich software a wide range of functionality is spread across various menus, dialog windows, toolbars etc. Remembering where to find each feature is usually very hard, especially if it is not regularly used.We therefore provide a GUI search engine which is universally applicable to a large number of applications.Besides giving an overview of related approaches, we describe three major problems we had to solve, which are analyzing the GUI, understanding the users’ query and executing a suitable solution to find a desired UI element. Based on a user study we evaluated our approach and showed that it is particularly useful if a not regularly used feature is searched for. We already identified much potential for further applications based on our approach.

 This research was funded in part by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research under grant no. 01IS12050 (project SuGraBo).

 The paper was one of the 32 full papers in the artificial intelligence area accepted for presentation at the 9th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART 2017).