Call for Papers

The International Conference on Multimodal Interaction, ICMI 2013, will take place in Sydney, Australia, December 9-13, 2013. ICMI is the premier international forum for multidisciplinary research on multimodal human-human 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 2013 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 preceded by workshops and followed by grand challenges. The proceedings of ICMI 2013 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, pen input, 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.

  • 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.

Conference Venue

The conference will be held in Coogee Beach village of Sydney, a short bus ride from downtown. Apart from the conference reception and banquet, numerous social events are planned (e.g. bushwalks, snorkelling, surfing).

Important dates

Grand challenge proposals December 22nd, 2012
Special session proposals March 25th, 2013
Workshop proposals March 25th, 2013
Long and short paper submission (initial submission) May 24th, 2013 (11:59pm PDT)
Long and short paper submission (extended for revisions only) May 28th, 2013 (11:59pm PDT)
Reviews available, rebuttal period From July 13th, 2013, to July 20th, 2013
Doctoral consortium submission (extended) August 16th, 2013
Main conference paper notification August 2nd, 2013
Demo proposals (extended) September 6th, 2013
Long and short papers camera-ready submissions October 6th, 2013
Doctoral papers camera-ready submissions October 9th, 2013
Demonstration abstracts camera-ready submissions October 9th, 2013
Keynote and invited talks camera-ready submissions October 9th, 2013
Challenge chairs' summaries camera-ready submissions October 9th, 2013
All challenges papers camera-ready submissions October 9th, 2013
All workshops papers camera-ready submissions October 13th, 2013
ICMI 2013 Conference, Workshops, Challenges From December 9th, 2013, to December 13th, 2013

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