Call for Demonstrations and Exhibits

We invite you to submit your proposals for demonstrations and exhibits to be held during the 20th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI 2018), located in Boulder, Colorado. October 16-20th, 2018.

Demonstrations and Exhibits

The ICMI 2018 Demonstrations & Exhibits session is intended to provide a forum to showcase innovative implementations, systems and technologies demonstrating new ideas about interactive multimodal interfaces. They can also serve to introduce commercial products.

Proposals may be of two types: demonstrations or exhibits. The main difference is that demonstrations include a two page paper, which will be included in ICMI proceedings, while the exhibits only need to include a brief outline (no more than one page; not included in ICMI proceedings). We encourage both the submission of early research prototypes and interesting mature systems. In addition, authors of accepted regular research papers are invited to participate in the demonstration sessions as well.

The theme of the ICMI 2018 conference is Multi-modal Understanding of Multi-party Interactions. Demonstrations in this area will benefit from more exposure to visitors, and will allow visitors to interact with the material.

Demonstration Submission

A description of the demonstration must be submitted electronically through the main ICMI conference management system:

Demo description(s) must be in PDF format, according to the ACM conference format, of no more than two pages in length including references - template available at:
Current ACM Master Article Template

Demo proposals should include a description with photographs and/or screen captures of the demonstration and, if possible, the URL of a website where a live version or video of the proposed demo is available. Please note that the accepted demonstration descriptions will be included in ICMI proceedings.

The selection process is juried by committee, according to criteria such as: suitability as a demo, scientific or engineering feasibility of the proposed demo system, application, or interactivity, alignment with the conference focus, potential to engage the audience, and overall quality and presentation of the written proposal. Authors are encouraged to address such criteria in their proposals (paper submission), along with preparing the short papers mindful of the quality and rigorous scientific expectations of an ACM publication.

The curated demo program will be selected from the submitted proposals as well as invited demos from among regular conference papers accepted for presentation at the conference which the committee deems suitable for demonstration.

The demo and exhibit paper submissions should not be anonymous. However, all ACM rules and guidelines related to paper submission should be followed (e.g. plagiarism, including self-plagiarism).

Exhibit Submission

Exhibit proposals should be submitted following the same guidelines, formatting, and due dates as for demo proposals. The main difference is that exhibits proposals should be shorter in length (up to one page) and more suitable for very mature systems (commercial or almost commercial). Exhibits won't have a paper published in the ICMI 2018 proceedings.

Important Dates

Submission of demo and exhibit proposals July 25th, 2018 August 3rd, 2018 (23:59PM, PST)
Demo and exhibit notification of acceptance August 1st, 2018 August 8th, 2018
Submission of demo final papers August 5th, 2018 August 12th, 2018 (23:59PM, PST)

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