Call for Workshops

The International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI 2021) will be held in in Montreal, Canada, October 18-22nd, 2021. 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
  • Multimodal e-Coaches
  • 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
  • Insights on Group & Team Dynamics
  • Multimodal Interaction for Education
  • Face and Gesture Analysis for Health Informatics

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 the workshop chairs: Emily Mower Provost and Akane Sano ( 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: Monday, February 8, 2021

Notification of acceptance: Monday, February 22,2021 * March 2, 2021 (Extended)*

Workshop papers due: End of July, 2021 (suggested)

Workshop Date: October 18-22, 2021

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