Demonstrations and Exhibits

List of Accepted Demos

Combining Visual and Social Dialogue for Human-Robot Interaction

Nancie Gunson Gunson (

Introducing an Integrated VR Sensor Suite and Cloud Platform

Kai-min Kevin Chang (

The EMPATHIC Virtual Coach: a demo

María Inés Torres (

NLP-guided Video Thin-slicing for Automated Scoring of Non-Cognitive, Behavioral Performance Tasks Chee Wee Leong (

Web-ECA: the Web-based ECA Platform

Fumio Nihei ( )

Multimodal interaction in the production line - An OPC UA-based framework for injection molding machinery Ferdinand Fuhrmann ( )

Haply 2diy: an accessible haptic platform suitable for remote learning

Antoine Weill-Duflos ( )

Call for Demonstrations and Exhibits

We invite you to submit your proposals for demonstrations and exhibits to be held during the 23rd ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI 2021), located in Montreal, Canada, October 18-22nd, 2021. This year's conference theme is on multimodal interaction for behavioural health and virtual connectivity.

Demonstrations and Exhibits

The ICMI 2021 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 2-3 pages paper in one column, which will be included in the ICMI main proceedings, while the exhibits only need to include a brief outline (no more than two pages in one column; 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 2-3 page description of the demonstration in a single column format 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 3 pages in a single column format including references. The instructions and templates are on the following link: Demonstration proposals should include a description with photographs and/or screen captures of the demonstration. A video of the proposed demo should accompany the submission (no larger than 200MB), which can be in PowerPoint format (no more than 10 slides). 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, 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 two pages) and more suitable for mature systems. Exhibits will not have a paper published in the ICMI 2021 proceedings.


Once accepted, demonstrators and video presenters will be provided with a table, poster board, power outlet and wireless (shared) Internet. Demo and video presenters are expected to bring with themselves everything else needed for their demo and video presentations, such as hardware, laptops, sensors, PCs, etc. However, if you have special requests such as a larger space, special lighting conditions and so on, we will do our best to arrange them.

Important note for the authors: 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 the conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.


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 19, 2021
Demo and exhibit notification of acceptance August 2, 2021
Submission of demo final papers August 17, 2021


For further questions, contact the Demonstrations and Exhibits co-chairs: Yelin Kim and Fabien Ringeval (

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