Call for Demonstrations and Exhibits

We invite you to submit your proposals for demonstrations and exhibits to be held during the 21st ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI 2019), located in Suzhou, Jiangsu, China, October 14-18th, 2019

Demonstrations and Exhibits

The ICMI 2019 Demonstrations & Exhibits session is intended to provide a forum to showcase innovative implementations, systems and technologies demonstrating new ideas about interactive multimodal interfaces. It 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.

Demonstration Submission

Please submit a 1-2 page description of the demonstration through the main ICMI conference management system Demonstration description(s) must be in PDF format, according to the ACM conference format, of no more than 2 pages in length including references (for MS Word and Latex templates and examples, please see Demonstration proposals should include a description with photographs and/or screen captures of the demonstration and, where possible, a video of the proposed demo should accompany the submission (no larger than 200MB). The demo and exhibit paper submissions are not anonymous. However, all ACM rules and guidelines related to paper submission should be followed (e.g. plagiarism, including self-plagiarism).

The demonstration submissions will be peer reviewed, according to the following criteria: 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 demo program will include the accepted proposals and may additionally include invited demos from among full-length papers accepted for presentation at the conference. Please note that the accepted descriptions will be included in the ICMI proceedings.

Exhibit Submission

Exhibit proposals should be submitted following the same guidelines, formatting, and due dates as for demonstration proposals. Exhibit proposals must be shorter in length (up to one page) and more suitable for mature systems. Exhibits will not have a paper published in the ICMI 2019 proceedings.


At least one author of all accepted Demonstrations and Exhibits submissions must register for and attend the conference, including the conference demonstrations and exhibits session(s).

Important Dates

Submission of demo and exhibit proposals July 30, 2019
Demo and exhibit notification of acceptance August 15, 2019
Submission of demo final papers August 21, 2019


For further questions, contact the Demonstrations and Exhibits co-chairs: Florian Metze ( and Dan Bohus (

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