Call for Demonstrations and Exhibits

We invite you to submit your proposals for demonstrations and exhibits to be held during the 22nd ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI 2020), located in Utrecht, the Netherlands, October 25-29th, 2020.

This year's conference theme: In this information age, technological innovation is at the core of our lives and rapidly transforming and impacting the state of the world in art, culture, and society, and science as well - the borders between classical disciplines such as humanities and computer science are fading. In particular, we wonder how multimodal processing of human behavioural data can create meaningful impact in art, culture, and society practices. And vice versa, how does art, culture, and society influence our approaches and techniques in multimodal processing? As such, this year, ICMI welcomes contributions on our theme for Multimodal processing and representation of Human Behaviour in Art, Culture, and Society.

Demonstrations and Exhibits

The ICMI 2020 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 1-2 page paper, which will be included in the ICMI main 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 may be 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 (see submission format). 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 main 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 2020 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 17, 2020
Demo and exhibit notification of acceptance July 31, 2020
Submission of demo final papers August 17, 2020


For further questions, contact the Demonstrations and Exhibits co-chairs: Zakia Hammal ( and Dominique Vaufreydaz (

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