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AISB event Bulletin Item


The International Conference on Multimodal Interaction, ICMI 2012, will take place in Santa Monica,
 California (USA), October 22nd-26th, 2012. ICMI is the premier international forum for 
multidisciplinary research on multimodal human-human, human-robot, and human-computer interaction, 
interfaces, and system development. The conference focuses on theoretical and empirical foundations,
component technologies, and combined multimodal processing techniques that define the field of 
multimodal interaction analysis, interface design, and system development. ICMI 2012 will feature 
a single-track main conference which includes: keynote speakers, technical full and short papers 
(including oral and poster presentations), special sessions, demonstrations, exhibits and doctoral 
spotlight papers. The conference will be followed by workshops. The proceedings of ICMI 2012 will 
be published by ACM as part of their series of International Conference Proceedings.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

*  Multimodal Interaction Processing

Machine learning, pattern recognition and signal processing approaches for the analysis and 
modeling of multimodal interaction between people and among the different modalities within people;
adaptation and multimodal input fusion and output generation, addressing any combination of: 
vision, gaze, audio, speech, smell/olfaction, taste, gestures, e-pen, haptic and tangible, 
bio-signals such as brain, skin conductivity, etc.

*  Interactive systems and applications

Mobile and ubiquitous systems, automotive and navigation systems, human-robot and human-virtual 
agent interaction, virtual and augmented reality, education, authoring, entertainment, gaming, 
telepresence, assistive and prosthetic systems, brain-computer interfaces, universal access, 
healthcare, biometry, intelligent environments, meeting analysis and meeting spaces, indexing, 
retrieval and summarization, etc.

*  Modeling human communication patterns

The modalities and the applications named above lead to a need for multimodal models of human-human
and human-machine communication, including verbal and nonverbal interaction, affordances of 
different modalities, multimodal discourse and dialogue modeling, modeling of culture as it 
pertains to multimodality, long-term multimodal interaction, multimodality in social and affective 
interaction, multimodal social signal processing, and technical approaches for enabling autonomous 
robots to robustly interact with human partners.

*  Data, evaluation and standards for Multimodal Interactive systems

Design issues, principles and best practices, and authoring techniques for human-machine interfaces
using any combinations of input and/or output multiple modalities. Architectures; assessment 
techniques and methodologies; corpora; annotation and browsing of multimodal interactive data; 
W3C and other standards for multimodal interaction and interfaces, evaluation techniques for 
multimodal systems.

Submissions in these areas are invited for workshop topics, special session topics, full papers, 
short papers, demos, and for the doctoral consortium.

Important Dates:

Grand challenge proposals due:               December 22nd, 2011
Workshop proposals due:                           March 1st, 2012
Special session proposals due:                 March 7th, 2012
Main conference paper submission:         May 4th, 2012
Demo proposals due:                                  June 22nd, 2012
Main conference author notification:         July 23rd, 2012
Camera-ready copy (long, short, demo):  August 20th, 2012
Exhibit proposals due:                                  September 26th, 2012
Main Conference:                                          October 23rd-25th, 2012
Workshops:                                                     October 22nd,26th, 2012

Full papers, short papers, and doctoral consortium papers should be submitted through the ICMI 2012 website at: --> SUBMISSION

For details on submission of Multimodal Grand Challenges, Special Sessions, Workshop proposals, 
Demonstrations and Exhibits please see the specific calls for participation below.


For up-to-date information on the technical and social program for practical arrangements, please 
visit the conference website.