Ephraim P. Glinert, Ph.D.

Professor of Computer Science
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, NY 12180

Office: 127 Amos Eaton Hall
E-mail: glinert@cs.rpi.edu
Phone: (518) 276 2657
Fax: (518) 276 4033

List of Publications
This page last modified February 10, 2002

Papers in Refereed Journals and Conferences:

"On Restricted Turing Computability." Math. Sys. Theory 5(4):331-343, 1971.
"A Computer Program for the Geometrically Nonlinear Analysis of Plane Slender Bars and Frames" (with A. Pisanty). Computers and Structures 7:487-492, 1976.
"An Algorithm for the Integral Homology of Certain Topological Groups" (with E. Katz). Computing 23:38l-39l, 1979.
"A Large Font Virtual Terminal Interface: A Software Prosthesis for the Visually Impaired" (with R.E. Ladner). CACM 27(6):567-572, 1984.
"PICT: An Interactive Graphical Programming Environment" (with S.L. Tanimoto). IEEE Computer 17(11):7-25, 1984.
"PICT: Experiments in the Design of Interactive, Graphical Programming Environments." PhD Dissertation, University of Washington, 1985 (Technical Report 85-01-01, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Washington).
"Designing Iconic Programming Systems: Representation and Learnability" (with S.L. Tanimoto). In Proc. 1986 IEEE Computer Society Workshop on Visual Languages (VL'86), Dallas, June 25-27, 1986, pp. 54-60.
"Towards `Second Generation' Interactive, Graphical Programming Environments." In Proc. 1986 IEEE Computer Society Workshop on Visual Languages (VL'86), Dallas, June 25-27, 1986, pp. 61-70.
"Toward an Object-Oriented Iconic Environment for Computer Assisted VLSI Design" (with M.-J. Chung, E.H. Rogers, M. Hardwick and K. Rose). In Proc. Second IEEE Israel Conference on Computer Systems and Software Engineering, Tel Aviv, May 6-7, 1987.
"An Integrated Approach to Solving Visual Programming's Problems" (with J. Gonczarowski and C.D. Smith). In Cognitive Engineering in the Design of Human-Computer Interaction and Expert Systems (G. Salvendy, editor)--Volume 2, Proc. Second Intl. Conf. on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI'87), Honolulu, August 10-14, 1987, pp. 341-348.
"Generalized Halstead Metrics for Iconic Programming?" (with C.D. Smith). In Proc. 1987 Workshop on Visual Languages (VL'87), Linkoping, Sweden, August 19-21, 1987, pp. 78-91.
"A (Formal) Model for (Iconic) Programming Environments" (with J. Gonczarowski). In Proc. Second IFIP Conf. on Human-Computer Interaction (INTERACT'87), Stuttgart, September 1-4, 1987, pp. 283-290.
"Out of Flatland: Towards Three-Dimensional Visual Programming." In Proc. ACM/IEEE Fall Joint Computer Conference (FJCC'87), Dallas, October 25-29, 1987, pp. 292-299.
"MAGNEX: A Text Editor for the Visually Impaired" (with A.R. Vener). In Proc. 16th Annual ACM Computer Science Conference (CSC'88), Atlanta, February 23-25, 1988, pp. 402-407. An abridged version of this paper appeared in SIGCAPH Newsletter #39, Spring 1988, pp. 17-20.
"C2: A Mixed Textual/Graphical Environment for C" (with M.E. Kopache). In Proc. 1988 IEEE Computer Society Workshop on Visual Languages (VL'88), Pittsburgh, October 10-12, 1988, pp. 231-238.
"An Experiment into the Use of Auditory Cues to Reduce Visual Workload" (with M.L. Brown and S.L. Newsome). In Proc. 6th ACM SIGCHI Conf. on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI'89), Austin, April 30-May 4, 1989, pp. 339-346.
"The User's View of SunPict, an Extensible Visual Environment for Intermediate-Scale Procedural Programming" (with D.W. McIntyre). In Proc. 4th IEEE Israel Conference on Computer Systems and Software Engineering, Tel Aviv, June 5-6, 1989, pp. 49-58.
"High-Level Graphical User Interface Management in the FACE Synthesis Environment" (with M. Dragomirecky, J. Jasica, D.A. Duff, W.D. Smith and M.A. d'Abreu). In Proc. 26th Design Automation Conference (DAC'89), Las Vegas, June 25-29, 1989, pp. 549-554.
"The Design and Implementation of SunPict, a User Extensible Visual Environment for Intermediate Scale Procedural Programming" (with D.W. McIntyre). In Designing and Using Human-Computer Interfaces and Knowledge Based Systems (G. Salvendy and M.J. Smith, editors)--Volume 2, Proc. Third Intl. Conf. on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI'89), Boston, September 18-22, 1989, pp. 338-345.
"Towards Software Metrics for Visual Programming." Intl. J. of Man-Machine Studies 30:425-445, 1989.
"Exploring the General-Purpose Visual Alternative" (with M.E. Kopache and D.W. McIntyre). In J. Visual Languages and Computing 1(1):3-39, 1990.
"A Visual Environment for Designing and Simulating Execution of Processor Arrays" (with C.D. Norton). In Proc. 1990 IEEE Computer Society Workshop on Visual Languages (VL'90), Skokie, October 4-6, 1990, pp. 227-232.
"Reducing Line Clutter in Software Engineering Diagrams" (with T.S. Moyer). In Proc. 19th Annual ACM Computer Science Conference (CSC'91), San Antonio, March 4-7, 1991, pp. 161-168.
"The Design and Evolution of an Object-Oriented Graphics Library for Creating User Interfaces for VLSI Design Tools" (with D.W. McIntyre). In Proc. 19th Annual ACM Computer Science Conference (CSC'91), San Antonio, March 4-7, 1991, pp. 471-477.
"Visual Tools and Languages: Directions for the '90s" (with M.M. Blattner and C.J. Frerking). In Proc. 1991 IEEE Computer Society Workshop on Visual Languages (VL'91), Kobe, October 8-11, 1991, pp. 89-95.
"NOVIS: A Visual Laboratory for Exploring the Design of Processor Arrays" (with C.D. Norton). J. of Visual Languages and Computing 3(2):135-159, 1992.
"Visual Tools for Generating Iconic Programming Environments" (with D.W. McIntyre). In Proc. 1992 IEEE Computer Society Workshop on Visual Languages (VL'92), Seattle, September 15-18, 1992, pp. 162-168.
"Multilanguage Programming: An Automatic Type Mapping Approach" (with A.J. Sanchez-Ruiz). In Proc. COMPSAC'92, Chicago, September 22-25, pp. 57-62.
"Metawidgets: Towards a Theory of Multimodal Interface Design" (with M.M. Blattner, J.A. Jorge and G.R. Ormsby). In Proc. COMPSAC'92, Chicago, September 22-25, pp. 115-120.
"Programming the Multimodal Interface" (with M.M. Blattner). In Proc. First ACM Intl. Conf. on Multimedia (MULTIMEDIA'93), Anaheim, August 1-6, pp. 189-197.
"UnWindows: Bringing Multimedia Computing to Users with Disabilities" (with R.L. Kline, G.R. Ormsby and G.B. Wise). In Proc. 1994 IISF/ACMJ International Symposium on Computers as Our Better Partners, Tokyo, March 7-9, pp. 34-42. World Scientific Publishers.
"Sonic Enhancement of Two-Dimensional Graphic Displays" (with M.M. Blattner and A.L. Papp III). In Auditory Display: Sonification, Audification and Auditory Interfaces (G. Kramer, Editor). Santa Fe Institute Studies in the Sciences of Complexity, Volume XVIII. Addison Wesley Publishing Co., Reading (Mass.), 1994, pp. 447-470.
"Improving GUI Accessibility for People with Low Vision" (with R.L. Kline). In Proc. 12th ACM SIGCHI Conf. on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI'95), Denver, May 6-11, pp. 114-121.
"Metawidgets for Multimodal Applications" (with G.B. Wise). In Proc. 18th Conference of the Rehabilitation Engineering Society of North America (RESNA'95), Vancouver (Canada), June 9-14, pp. 455-457.
"Online Parsing of Visual Languages using Adjacency Grammars" (with J.A.P. Jorge). In Proc. 1995 IEEE Computer Society Symposium on Visual Languages (VL'95), Darmstadt (Germany), September 5-9, pp. 250-257.
"Adaptive Multimedia Interfaces in PolyMestra" (with G.B. Wise). In Proc. First European Conference on Disability, Virtual Reality and Associated Technologies (ECDVRAT'96), Maidenhead (England), July 8-10, 1996, pp. 141-150.
"Fuzzy Adjacency Languages and Applications to Spatial Reasoning" (with J.A.P. Jorge and D.A. Vaida). In Proc. Fifth IEEE Intl. Conf. on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE'96), New Orleans, September 8-11, 1996, vol. 1, pp. 633-639.
"Multimodal Integration" (with M.M. Blattner). In IEEE Multimedia, 3(4):14-24, Winter 1996.
"The Adaptive Multi-Interface Multimodal Environment" (with R.L. Todd and G.B. Wise). ACM Computing Surveys 28(4es), December 1996. Part of a special "electronic supplement" to the regular printed issue, this paper may be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.acm.org/pubs/citations/journals/surveys/1996-28-4es/a134-glinert.
"Multimodal Multi-Interface Environments for Accessible Ubiquitous Computing" (with R.L. Kline). In Design of Computing Systems: Cognitive Considerations (G. Salvendy, M.J. Smith and R.J. Koubek, editors)--Volume 1, Proc. Seventh Intl. Conf. on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI'97), San Francisco, August 24-29, 1997, pp. 445-448.
"Auralization of Streamline Vorticity in Computational Fluid Dynamics Data" (with C.R. Volpe). In Proc. IEEE VISUALIZATION'97, Phoenix, October 22-24, pp. 51-57.
"Computing Classification System 1998: Current Status and Future Maintenance (Report of the CCS Update Committee)" (with N. Coulter--Chair, J. French, T. Horton, N. Mead, R. Rada, A. Ralston, C. Rodkin, B. Rous, A. Tucker, P. Wegner, E. Weiss and C. Wierzbicki). In ACM Computing Reviews, 39(1):1-24, January 1998.
"Task Division in Collaborative Simulations" (with R.F. Dugan, Jr.). In Proc. 35th Hawaii Intl. Conf. on System Sciences (HICSS-35), January 7-10, Big Island, Hawaii, 2002.
"CAMELOT: Technology Focused Testing of CSCW Applications" (with R.F. Dugan, Jr. and E.H. Rogers). Submitted to the 2002 International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis (ISSTA'02), to be held July 22-24, 2002, Rome (Italy). Also issued as Technical Report 01-6, Dept. of Computer Science, Rensselaer.
"The List Subset Performance Antipattern" (with R.F. Dugan, Jr. and A. Shokoufandeh). Submitted to the 3rd International Workshop on Software and Performance, to be held July 24-26, 2002, Rome (Italy).

Panel Position Papers:

"Visual Programming: Possibilities and Limitations" (Panel Chair: T.-D. Kimura, Washington University, St. Louis). In Proc. COMPSAC'86, Chicago, October 8-10, 1986, pp. 408-410. An expanded version appeared under the title "Interactive, Graphical Programming Environments: Six Open Problems and a Possible Partial Solution" as Technical Report 86-13, Dept. of Computer Science, Rensselaer.
"Multidimensional Interfaces for Software Design" (Panel Chair: T. Dudley, Bell Northern Research). In Proc. Third IFIP Conf. on Human-Computer Interaction (INTERACT'90), Cambridge (UK), August 27-31, 1990, pp. 1063-1066. An expanded version appeared under the title "Visual Programming: Challenges and Directions for the '90s" as Technical Report 90-11, Dept. of Computer Science, Rensselaer.
"Multimedia Environments for Scientists" (Panel Chair: Meera M. Blattner, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory). In Proc. Second IEEE Conference on Visualization (VISUALIZATION'91), San Diego, October 22-26, 1991, pp. 348-353.
"Visual Languages and Programming in the Year 2004" (Panel Chair: Ephraim P. Glinert, RPI). In Proc. 1994 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages (VL'94), St. Louis, October 4-7, pp. 162-166.

Other Papers and Technical Reports:

"Programs Made of Pictures: Interactive Graphics Makes Programming Easy" (with S.L. Tanimoto). Technical Report 82-03-03, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Washington, 1982.
"A Three-Dimensional Graphical Paradigm for Representing Programs" (with M.D. Tang and S.L. Tanimoto). Technical Report 85-07-01, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Washington, 1985.
"PC-TILES: A Visual Programming Environment for Personal Computers Based on the BLOX Methodology" (with C.D. Smith). Technical Report 86-21, Dept. of Computer Science, Rensselaer, 1986.
"Today's Programming Practices = Tomorrow's Quaint Obsolescence?" (Chair's Introduction to the Software Mini-Track on "Alternative Programming Paradigms"). In Proc. 21st Hawaii Intl. Conf. on System Sciences (HICSS-21)--Volume 2: Software Track, Kailua Kona, January 5-8, 1988, pp. 593-594.
"Techniques for Interactive 3-D Scientific Visualization" (with M.M. Blattner and B.G. Becker). Technical Report 90-35, Dept. of Computer Science, Rensselaer, and Technical Report UCRL-JC-105691, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
Guest Editors' Introduction to the Special Issue on Computers and People with Disabilities (with Bryant W. York, Northeastern University). CACM 35(5):32-35, May 1992.
Guest Editors' Introduction to the Special Issue on Visualization and Parallel Computing (with P. David Stotts, University of Florida, Gainesville). J. Visual Languages and Computing 3(2):105, June 1992.
"X Windows Tools for Low Vision Users" (with R.L. Kline). In SIGCAPH Newsletter #49, March 1994, pp. 1-5.
"ROOM: A Reverse Object-Oriented Approach to Multi-Language Reusability" (with A.J. Sanchez Ruiz). Technical Report 95-17, Dept. of Computer Science, Rensselaer.
Guest Editor's Introduction to the Special Issue on Innovative Interface Technologies. J. Visual Languages and Computing 7(1):1-2, March 1996.
"Technology and Tools for People with Disabilities." Chapter 5 of the JTEC Panel Report on Human-Computer Interaction Technologies in Japan, pp. 53-68. International Technology Research Institute, Loyola College, Baltimore, March 1996. (The other five contributors to the volume are J.D. Foley (Chair), J.D. Hollan, R. Kraut, T. Sheridan and T. Skelly).
"Ensuring Access for People with Disabilities to the National Information Infrastructure and Multimedia Computing." Report 96-16, Dept. of Computer Science, Rensselaer, June 1996. The first section of this report also appeared in SIGCAPH Newsletter #59, September 1997, pp. 10-17.
Guest Editor's Introduction to the Special Issue on Integrated Multimodal Interfaces (with M.M. Blattner, University of California at Davis/Livermore). IEEE Multimedia 3(4):13, Winter 1996.
"Distributed Multi-Interface Computing with PolyGlot" (with R.L. Todd). Report 97-7, Dept. of Computer Science, Rensselaer, September 1997.
"Exploring Collaborative Learning in Rensselaer's Classroom-in-the-Round" (with R.F. Dugan, Jr., E.A. Breimer, D.T. Lim, M.K. Goldberg and M.V. Champagne). Technical Report 98-1, Dept. of Computer Science, Rensselaer, April 1998.
Guest Editor's Introduction to the Special Issue on Calligraphic Interfaces: Towards a New Generation of Interactive Systems (with J.A.P. Jorge, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon). Computers and Graphics 24(6):817-818, December 2000.
"Triggers: A Dynamic Approach to Testing Multi-User Software" (with R.F. Dugan, Jr.). Technical Report 01-5, Dept. of Computer Science, Rensselaer.

Books and Book Chapters:

Introduction to Computer Science Using Pascal. Prentice-Hall International, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1983. ISBN 0-13-479402-8. Reviewed in ACM Computing Reviews 24(8), August, 1983, pp. 338-339. Hebrew Edition (in two volumes) published by Everyman's University, Tel Aviv, Israel, 1986. ISBN 965-302-178-8 and 965-302-179-6.
"Nontextual Programming Environments." In Principles of Visual Programming Systems (S.-K. Chang, editor). Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1990. ISBN 0-13-710765-X. (The other six contributors to the volume are A. Berztiss, J.G. Bonar, S.-K. Chang, M. Graf, K.-T. Huang and B.W. Liffick).
Visual Programming Environments: Paradigms and Systems. IEEE Computer Society Press, Washington, DC, 1990. ISBN 0-8186-8973-0.
Visual Programming Environments: Applications and Issues. IEEE Computer Society Press, Washington, DC, 1990. ISBN 0-8186-8974-9.

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