[Elsnet-list] ICMI-MLMI 2009 Call for Papers

Yang Liu yangl at HLT.UTDALLAS.EDU
Tue Feb 3 18:47:00 CET 2009

# Apologies for cross postings

***** First Call for Papers ********
***** Submission deadline: May 29, 2009 ******* 


Cambridge, MA, USA, 
November 2-6 2009 
sponsored by ACM SIGCHI 

The Eleventh International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces and The Sixth 
Workshop on Machine Learning for Multimodal Interaction will jointly take place 
in the Boston area from November 2-6, 2009. The main aim of ICMI-MLMI 2009 
is to further scientific research within the broad field of multimodal interaction, 
methods and systems. This joint conference will focus on major trends and 
challenges in this area, and work to identify a roadmap for future research and 
commercial success. ICMI-MLMI 2009 will feature a single-track main 
conference with keynote speakers, panel discussions, technical paper 
presentations, poster sessions, and demonstrations of state of the art 
multimodal systems and concepts. It will be followed by workshops.

The conference will take place at the MIT Media Lab, widely known for its 
innovative spirit. Organized in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, ICMI-MLMI 
2009 provides an excellent setting for brainstorming and sharing the latest 
advances in multimodal interaction, systems, and methods in a city known as 
one of the top historical, technological, and scientific centers of the US.

Important dates: 

  Workshop proposals March 1, 2009
  Special Sessions proposals March 1, 2009 
  Paper submission May 22, 2009 
  Author notification July 20, 2009 
  Camera-ready due August 20, 2009 
  Conference Nov 2-4, 2009 
  Workshops Nov 5-6, 2009 

Topics of interest:

Multimodal and multimedia processing:
  Algorithms for multimodal fusion and multimedia fission
  Multimodal output generation and presentation planning
  Multimodal discourse and dialogue modeling
  Generating non-verbal behaviors for embodied conversational agents 
  Machine learning methods for multimodal processing

Multimodal input and output interfaces:
  Gaze and vision-based interfaces
  Speech and conversational interfaces
  Pen-based interfaces
  Haptic interfaces
  Interfaces to virtual environments or augmented reality
  Biometric interfaces combining multiple modalities
  Adaptive multimodal interfaces

Multimodal applications:
  Mobile interfaces
  Meeting analysis and intelligent meeting spaces
  Interfaces to media content and entertainment
  Human-robot interfaces and human-robot interaction
  Vehicular applications and navigational aids
  Computer-mediated human to human communication
  Interfaces for intelligent environments and smart living spaces
  Universal access and assistive computing 
  Multimodal indexing, structuring and summarization

Human interaction analysis and modeling:
  Modeling and analysis of multimodal human-human communication
  Audio-visual perception of human interaction
  Analysis and modeling of verbal and non-verbal interaction
  Cognitive modeling of users of interactive systems

Multimodal data, evaluation, and standards:
  Evaluation techniques and methodologies for multimodal interfaces
  Authoring techniques for multimodal interfaces
  Annotation and browsing of multimodal data
  Architectures and standards for multimodal interfaces

Paper Submission:

There are two different submission categories: regular paper and short paper. 
The page limit is 8 pages for regular papers and 4 pages for short papers. The 
presentation style (oral or poster) will be decided by the committee based on 
suitability and schedule.

Demo Submission:

Proposals for demonstrations shall be submitted to demo chairs electronically. 
A two page description with photographs of the demonstration is required.

Doctoral Spotlight:

Funds are expected from NSF to support participation of doctoral candidates 
at ICMI-MLMI 2009, and a spotlight session is planned to showcase ongoing 
thesis work. Students interested in travel support can submit a short or long 
paper as specified above.

Organizing committee

General Co-Chairs:
  James L. Crowley, INRIA, Grenoble, France
  Yuri A. Ivanov, MERL, Cambridge, USA
  Christopher R. Wren, Google, Cambridge, USA

Program Co-Chairs:
  Daniel Gatica-Perez, Idiap Research Institute, Martigny, Switzerland
  Michael Johnston, AT&T Labs Research, Florham Park, USA
  Rainer Stiefelhagen, University of Karlsruhe, Germany

  Janet McAndlees, MERL, Cambridge, USA

  Herve Bourlard, Idiap Research Institute, Martigny, Switzerland

Student Chair
  Rana el Kalioubi, MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, USA

Local Arrangements
  Cole Krumbholz, MITRE, Bedford, USA
  Deb Roy, MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, USA

  Sonya Allin , University of Toronto, Canada
  Yang Liu, University of Texas at Dallas, USA

  Louis-Philippe Morency, University of South California, USA

  Xilin Chen, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  Steve Renals, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

  Denis Lalanne, University of Fribourg, Germany
  Enrique Vidal, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain

  Kenji Mase, Nagoya University, Japan

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