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 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 (https://new.precisionconference.com/sigchi). 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. 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)..

TThe 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 one page) and more suitable for mature systems. Exhibits will not have a paper published in the ICMI 2021 proceedings.

Attendance

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

Questions?

For further questions, contact the Demonstrations and Exhibits co-chairs: Yelin Kim and Fabien Ringeval (icmi2021-demo-chairs@acm.org).

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