The ICMI workshop program aims to provide researchers with a more informal and discussion oriented forum to discuss emerging topics in multimodal interaction or old ones from a new angle. This year we have selected the following three workshops to be held on the last day of the conference:

The first is a new addition to the workshops last year, while the second and the third are continuation of the previous workshops. In addition, we have also agreed that the EmotiW Challenge on the first day will include an extended session for workshop-style discussions. We hope that they will allow the participants to understand selected topics through in-depth discussions.

ICMI 2013 Workshop Chairs

International Workshop on Emotion Representations and Modelling for Human-Computer Interaction Systems

This full-day workshop offers a platform for researchers working on and with emotion representations and modelling for Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) systems. Emotion representations and models are often both modality and discipline specific and hence hardly interoperable. Currently, several solutions on incorporating emotions in HCI systems exist; however, these solutions depend heavily on the scope, application and modalities used. The applied concepts tend to be highly specific and layer dependent, often lacking universality and interoperability. The workshop encourages the discussion of both technical and theoretical approaches to emotion modelling and representations in order to aid in the development of efficient, verifiable, interoperable and applicable emotion models for affective systems.

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Kim Hartmann
Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Cognitive Systems Group, Germany
Ronald Böck
Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Cognitive Systems Group, Germany
Christian Becker-Asano
University of Freiburg, Research Group on the Foundations of Artificial Intelligence, Germany
Jonathan Gratch
University of Southern California, Institute for Creative Technologies, USA
Björn Schuller
Technical University Munich, Machine Intelligence and Signal Processing Group, Germany
Klaus R. Scherer
Swiss Center for Affective Sciences, Switzerland

Important dates

Workshop papers submission (extended) August 2nd, 2013
Author notifications September 20th, 2013
Workshop camera-ready paper October 14th, 2013
Workshop December 13th, 2013

The 6th Workshop on Eye Gaze in Intelligent Human Machine Interaction: Gaze in Multimodal Interaction at ACM ICMI 2013

In this full day workshop we will discuss issues of eye gaze relevant to multimodal interaction and intelligent user interfaces. These include technologies for sensing human attentional behaviors, roles of attentional behaviors and social gaze in human-human and human-machine/robot interaction, attentional behaviors in problem-solving and task-performing, gaze-based intelligent user interfaces, and evaluation of gaze-based UI. The theme of 2013 GazeIn workshop is gaze in multimodal interaction.

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2nd workshop on Smart Material Interfaces: Another Step to a Material Future

Imagine a world where objects physically react to emotions, presence or user's actions and the environment shapes accordingly to our needs. Nowadays we are seeing the beginning of such an interactive sphere (organic interfaces, reality-based interactions, etc.), interfacing humans with smart environments.

With this workshop we want to draw attention to the emerging field of Smart Material Interfaces. This field takes advantage of the latest generation of engineered materials that has a special property defined "smart".

Smart materials are capable of changing their physical properties, such as shape, size and color, and can be controlled by using certain stimuli (light, potential difference, temperature and so on). We aim at stimulating research and development in interfaces that make novel use of smart materials, and our workshop will provide a platform for state-of-the-art design of Smart Material Interfaces.

We invite original contributions in a variety of areas related to interaction design and development of interfaces that makes use of SMART MATERIALS. Main topic of interest is the application of smart materials in designing and building interfaces that communicate information to the user - or allow the user to manipulate information - using different modalities provided by the material's properties.

In order to establish a rich live demo session throughout the conference for this second workshop, we want to particularly encourage the submission of research that includes physical live demonstrators and experimental prototypes.

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