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AISB event Bulletin Item

CF Papers, Workshops, Special Sessions: ICMI-MLMI 2009 International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces/ Machine Learning for Multimodal Interaction

http://icmi2009.acm.org

ICMI-MLMI 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.


Venue:
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

Treasurer:
Janet McAndlees, MERL, Cambridge, USA

Sponsorship
Herve Bourlard, Idiap Research Institute, Martigny, Switzerland

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

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

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

Publications
Louis-Philippe Morency, University of South California, USA

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

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

Posters
Kenji Mase, Nagoya University, Japan

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CALL FOR ICMI-MLMI 2009 WORKSHOPS

Workshops: 5-6 November 2009

************   Proposal Deadline: 1 March 2009   *****************

Acceptance Notification: 22 March 2009


The ICMI and MLMI conferences will jointly take place in the Boston
area during 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. The joint conference will focus on
major trends and challenges in this area, and work to identify a
roadmap for future research and commercial success.  The main
conference will be followed by a number of workshops, for which we
invite proposals.

The format, style, and content of accepted workshops is under the
control of the workshop organizers.  Workshops will take place on 5-6
November 2009, and may be of one or two days duration.
Workshop organizers will be expected to manage the workshop content,
specify the workshop format, be present to moderate the discussion and
panels, invite experts in the domain, and maintain a website for the
workshop.

Proposals should specify clearly the workshop's title, motivation,
impact, expected outcomes,  potential invited speakers and the workshop
URL. The proposal should also name the main workshop organizer, and
co-organizers,  and should provide brief bios of the organizers.

Submit workshop proposals, as pdf, by email to
workshops-icmi2009@acm.org
 *******************************************************

CALL FOR ICMI-MLMI 2009 SPECIAL SESSIONS

Special sessions in main conference: 2-4 November 2009

*********  Special Session Proposal Deadline: 1 March 2009  *******

Acceptance Notification: 22 March 2009

The ICMI and MLMI conferences will jointly take place in the Boston
area during 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. The joint conference will focus on
major trends and challenges in this area, and work to identify a
roadmap for future research and commercial success.  The main
conference will include a number of sessions.  Each special session 
should provide an overview of the state-of-the-art, present novel 
methodologies, and highlight important research directions in a field
of special interest to ICMI participants. Topics of special sessions
should be focused rather than defined broadly.

Each special session should comprise of 4-5 invited papers. It is
encouraged that the session begins with an overview paper on the topic
being addressed and that the remaining papers follow up with technical
contributions on the topic.

The following information should be included in the proposal:

  * Title of the proposed special session
  * Names/affiliation of the organizers (including brief bio and 
     contact info)
  * Session abstract (state significance of the topic and the 
     rationale for the proposed session)
  * List of invited presenters (including a tentative title and a 
     300-words abstract for each paper)

Proposals will be evaluated based on the timeliness of the topic and 
relevance to ICMI, the potential impact of the sessions, the quality of
the proposed content, and the standing of the organizers.

Please note that all papers in the proposed session should be reviewed 
to ensure that the contributions are of the highest quality.  The
organizer(s) of accepted special sessions will arrange the review
process, except that the review of  papers submitted by the organizers
themselves will be handled by the special session and program co-chairs.  
Once all the papers belonging to a special session are reviewed, the 
final acceptance of the session will be based on submitting the whole 
package to the Special Sessions Chairs.

Important Dates for Special Session Submission:

1 March 2009: Proposal for special sessions due.
22 March 2009: Decision for special session proposal due.
29 May 2009: Submission of special session papers to organizers.
15 July 2009: Acceptance notification.
1 August 2009: Submission of the whole package and final versions of papers

To submit special session proposals (as pdf) or for additional information
regarding the special sessions, please email 
special-sessions-icmi2009@acm.org