Oral Presentation Instructions

There will be two types of oral presentations at ICMI 2015, corresponding to long and short papers presented in the oral sessions:

  • Long paper presentations: 25 minutes including discussion
  • Short paper presentations: 15 minutes including discussion

The projector aspect ratio is 4x3, resolution is 1024x768. All presenters need to verify that their presentation equipment works properly by contacting their session chair during the break preceding the session. Any extra time taken to connect equipment is included in the speaking time.

Poster Presentation Instructions

Authors will have available a poster board of size 8 feet (width) x 4 feet (height).

Submission guidelines

ICMI welcomes high-quality submissions 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. There are two different submission categories:

  • Long paper: The maximum length is 8 pages in the two-column ACM conference format. An accompanying demonstration can be presented during the demo session (see Demonstration section). Accepted long papers will be presented as either a long talk or a poster.
  • Short paper: The maximum length is 4 pages in the two-column ACM conference format. Accepted short papers will be presented as either a short talk or a poster.

There will be a mixture of oral presentations and poster presentations at the conference. The decision of a poster or an oral presentation will be made by the program committee. Please note that the main difference between short and long papers is in the size of contributions and not in the importance of the contributions. In other words, a paper in eight pages will be expected to have more contribution than one with four pages. Rejected long papers will not be considered for acceptance as short papers, unless the reviewers unanimously believe this is the right decision. Authors are asked to carefully consider the category of each submitted paper.

Papers submitted at ICMI 2015 must not have been published previously. A paper is considered to have been published previously if it has appeared in a peer-reviewed journal, magazine, book, or meeting proceedings that is reliably and permanently available afterward in print or electronic form to non-attendees, regardless of the language of that publication. A paper substantially similar in content to one submitted to ICMI 2015 should not be simultaneously under consideration for another conference or workshop.


The reviewing will be double blind, so submissions should be anonymous: do not include the authors' names, affiliations or any clearly identifiable information in the paper. It is appropriate to cite past work of the authors if these citations are treated like any other (e.g., "Smith [5] approached this problem by....") - omit references only if it would be obviously identifying the authors. [Note: if a non-anonymous paper has already been submitted, please re-submit with the identifying information removed.]

Submitted papers should conform to the ACM publication format. The results described in the submission must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. For templates and examples follow the links:

Note that the ACM Categories & Subject Descriptors section and Author Keywords are mandatory to be included on the first page for your final version to appear in the proceedings and ACM Digital Library. As well, if your submission is accepted within the acceptance notification you will be notified of the updated ICMI'15 ACM copyright-permission text to update and include.

Authors take note: The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the start of ICMI. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.


During this period (from July 23rd to July 28th, 2015), authors will be able to see the reviews and post a short rebuttal addressing any major misinterpretation or error. The rebuttal period will be followed by a discussion period between the reviewers and Senior Program Committee members (not visible to authors). Authors will be notified of the final decision on August 17th, 2015.


For online paper submission, use the conference submission website:

For paper submission deadlines, please see the Important Dates page.

Authors have to specify at time of submission one primary area, and one or more as secondary areas.

Extra material (e.g. videos) up to 40MB can be attached in the same submission website.

For questions related to the info on this page, please email or contact one of the program or demonstration chairs.

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