Call for Award Nominations

The International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI) is the premier international forum for multidisciplinary research on multimodal human-human and human-computer interaction, interfaces, and system development. We are requesting nominations for two awards which will be presented during ICMI 2018 in Boulder, CO, USA (October 16-20, 2018):

  • Sustained Accomplishment Award: This award will be given to a senior scientist who has made innovative, long-lasting, and influential contributions to the field of multimodal interaction, interfaces, and systems. The nominee will have demonstrated vision in shaping the field, had a sustained record of high-impact research, pioneered one or more research directions, and substantially influenced the work of others.
  • Community Service Award: This award will be given to scientist who has made invaluable social-organizational contributions that have collectively had a major impact on improving the ICMI community and its annual events. Emphasis will be placed on selecting an individual who has made major contributions over a sustained period of five years or longer, including ones that have diversified and built the community, expanded opportunities for student training and participation, and similarly influential contributions.

Nomination Process

The deadline for Nominations in both categories is July 12, 2018. Nominations may be received from any member of the multimodal interaction (ICMI) community. Each nomination will include a 500-word statement regarding the nominee's relevant contributions, a five-page resume of the nominee, and the names and contact information of three members of the ICMI community who are prepared to endorse the nomination if contacted. Nominations should be emailed to the ICMI Steering Board Chair (Louis-Philippe Morency, morency@cs.cmu.edu).

Selection Process

The 2018 Awards Committee will review nominations for each award category, determine whether it is appropriate to give an award for each of the categories, and make a final decision. The Committee might also determine to give more than one award in a given category. Conflict of interest procedures prohibit that any members of the Awards Committee be considered for an award while serving on the committee, or that they participate in evaluating any candidate with whom they have had significant professional collaborations or from whom they have received financial remuneration.


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