Call for Workshops

The International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI) will be held in Tokyo, Japan, during November 12-16, 2016. ICMI is the premier international conference for multidisciplinary research on multimodal human-human and human-computer interaction analysis, interface designs, and system development. ICMI has developed a tradition of hosting workshops on a day around the main conference to further foster the mingling and exchanges around new research, technology, social science models, application and business opportunities Examples of recent workshops include:

  • Workshop on Eye Gaze in Intelligent Human Machine Interaction: Eye-Gaze and Multimodality
  • Workshop on Emotion Representations and Modelling for Human-Computer Interaction System
  • Workshop on Smart Material Interfaces: Another Step to a Material Future
  • Workshop on Social Behaviour in Music
  • Multimodal, Multi-Party, Real-World Human-Robot Interaction
  • Roadmapping the Future of Multimodal Interaction Research including Business Opportunities and Challenges
  • Workshop on Advancements in Social Signal Processing for Multimodal Interaction
  • Workshop on Modeling INTERPERsonal SynchrONy And infLuence INTERPERSONAL
  • Workshop on Multimodal Deception Detection

This tradition will continue at ICMI-2016 and workshops will likely be held on November 16th 2016 after the ICMI main technical program. Of interest are focused workshops on emerging research areas of the main conference topics, and in particular those favouring multi-disciplinary views around application areas, business opportunities, or societal challenges. The format, style, and content of accepted workshops are under the control of the workshop organizers. Workshops may be of a half-day or one day in duration. Workshop organizers will be expected to manage the workshop content, be present to moderate the discussion and panels, invite experts in the domain, and maintain a website for the workshop. Workshop papers will be indexed by ACM.

Prospective workshop organizers are invited to submit proposals in PDF format via email to Dr.Julien Epps ( and Dr.Gabriel Skantze (, by February 20th, 2016. The proposal should include the following:

  • Workshop title,
  • List of organizers including affiliation, email address, and short bio,
  • Workshop motivation, expected outcomes and impact,
  • Workshop format (by invitation only, call for papers, etc), anticipated number of talks/posters, workshop duration (half-day or full-day) including tentative program.
  • Planned advertisement means, website hosting, and estimated participation
  • Paper submission procedure (submission via web site, via email, etc.) if applicable. Workshop organizers can rely on the ICMI submission system, or use their preferred one, e.g.
  • Paper review procedure (single/double-blind, internal/external, solicited/invited-only, pool of reviewers, etc.),
  • Paper submission and acceptance deadlines (camera-ready and early registration deadlines for a workshop must coincide with the corresponding deadlines of ICMI-2016).
  • Special space and equipment requests, if any.
  • Important Dates

    * Workshop proposal: February 20th, 2016
    * Workshop acceptance notification: TBA
    * Camera ready: TBA
    * Workshop day: November 16th, 2016

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