Submission Guidelines for Authors
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.
Important: This year, ICMI will be using the new SIGCHI workflow for Word documents. The complete instructions can be found here: https://www.acm.org/publications/taps/word-template-workflow. Word users can submit their initial documents in a simplified single-column format which is then converted to the final formatting only if the paper is accepted. Latex users should use the latest template on that same web page.
There are two different submission categories:
- Long paper: The maximum length is 8 pages in the two-column Latex format or 14 pages in the new simplified single column Word template (excluding references). An accompanying demonstration can be presented during the dem session (see Call for Demonstrations). 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 Latex format or 8 pages in the new simplified Word template (excluding references). Accepted short papers will be presented as either a short talk or a poster.
Note: An important change to the submission format was introduced in 2017: references do not count towards the page limit. Both long and short papers can have additional pages beyond their page limits that are used exclusively for references.
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 that is 8 (14 single column) pages will be expected to have more contribution than one with 4 (8 single column) 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 2019 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 2019 should not be simultaneously under consideration for another conference or workshop.
ICMI 2019 does not consider a paper on arXiv.org as a dual submission.
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  approached this problem by....") - omit references only if it would be obviously identifying the authors. If a non-anonymous paper has already been submitted, please re-submit with the identifying information removed. Paper chairs are likely to desk reject non-anonymous papers.
Submitted papers should conform to the latest ACM publication format. For MS Word and Latex templates and examples, please click on the following link: https://www.acm.org/publications/taps/word-template-workflow
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'19 ACM copyright-permission text to update and include.
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 soon after.
For online paper submissions, please click on the following link:
Authors of accepted papers will be required to sign an ACM copyright release. 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 first day of your conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work. (For those rare conferences whose proceedings are published in the ACM Digital Library after the conference is over, the official publication date remains the first day of the conference.)