Call for Workshops

The International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI 2020) will be held in Utrecht, the Netherlands, October 25-29, 2020. ICMI is the premier international conference for multidisciplinary research on multimodal human-human and human-computer interaction analysis, interface design, and system development. ICMI has developed a tradition of hosting workshops in conjunction with the main conference to foster discourse on new research, technologies, social science models and applications. Examples of recent workshops include:

  • Media Analytics for Societal Trends
  • Neuromanagement and Intelligent Computing
  • Multi-sensorial Approaches to Human-Food Interaction
  • Group Interaction Frontiers in Technology
  • Modeling Cognitive Processes from Multimodal Data
  • Human-Habitat for Health
  • Multimodal Analyses enabling Artificial Agents in Human-Machine Interaction
  • Investigating Social Interactions with Artificial Agents
  • Child Computer Interaction
  • Multimodal Interaction for Education

We are seeking workshop proposals on emerging research areas related to the main conference topics, and those that focus on multi-disciplinary research. We would also strongly encourage workshops that will include a diverse set of keynote speakers (factors to consider include: gender, ethnic background, institutions, years of experience, geography, etc.).

The 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, solicit submissions, be present to moderate the discussion and panels, invite experts in the domain, conduct the reviewing process, and maintain a website for the workshop. Workshop papers will be indexed by ACM Digital Library in an adjunct proceedings, and a short workshop summary by the organizers will be published in the main conference proceedings.


Prospective workshop organizers are invited to submit proposals in PDF format (Max. 3 pages). Please email proposals to the workshop chairs: Yukiko Nakano ( and Albert Ali Salah ( The proposal should include the following:

  • Workshop title
  • List of organizers including affiliation, email address, and short biographies
  • Workshop motivation, expected outcomes and impact
  • Tentative list of keynote speakers
  • 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 review procedure (single/double-blind, internal/external, solicited/invited-only, pool of reviewers, etc.)
  • Paper submission and acceptance deadlines
  • Special space and equipment requests, if any

Important Dates

Workshop proposal submission: February 10, 2020 Monday, February 17, 2020 (Extended)

Notification of acceptance: Monday, February 24, 2020

Workshop papers due: End of July, 2020 (suggested)

Workshop Date: October 25 or 29, 2020

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