Based on the success of the LBR in the past ICMI 18-20, the ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction
(ICMI) 2021 continues soliciting submissions for the special venue titled Late-Breaking Results (LBR). The goal of
the LBR venue is to provide a way for researchers to share emerging results at the conference. Accepted submissions
will be presented in a poster session at the conference, and the extended abstract will be published in the new
Adjunct Proceedings (Companion Volume) of the main ICMI Proceedings. Like similar venues at other conferences, the
LBR venue is intended to allow sharing of ideas, getting formative feedback on early-stage work, and furthering
collaborations among colleagues.
For online paper submissions, please click on the following link: Precision Conference.
- Submission deadline: August 1st, 2021
- Notifications: August 27th, 2021
- Camera-ready deadline: September 18th, 2021
- Conference Dates: October 18-22, 2021
- Submission format: Anonymized, short paper (four pages not including references), following the submission guidelines
- Selection process: Peer-Reviewed
- Presentation format: Participation in the conference poster session
- Proceedings: Included in Adjunct Proceedings and ACM Digital Library
- LBR Co-chairs: Babak Taati (University of Toronto and University Health Network) and Nadia Berthouze (University
What are Late-Breaking Results?
Late-Breaking Work (LBR) submissions represent work such as preliminary results, provoking and current topics, novel
experiences or interactions that may not have been fully validated yet, cutting edge or emerging work that is still
in exploratory stages, smaller-scale studies, or in general, work that has not yet reached a level of maturity
expected for the full-length main track papers. However, LBR papers are still expected to bring a contribution to
the ICMI community, commensurate with the preliminary, short, and quasi-informal nature of this track.
Why submit to the Late-Breaking Results track at ICMI?
Accepted LBR papers will be presented as posters during the conference. This provides an opportunity for researchers
to receive feedback on early-stage work, explore potential collaborations, and otherwise engage in exciting
thought-provoking discussions about their work in an informal setting that is significantly less constrained than a
paper presentation. The LBR (posters) track also offers those new to the ICMI community a chance to share their
preliminary research as they become familiar with this field.
Late-Breaking Results papers appear in the Adjunct Proceedings (Companion Volume) of the ICMI Proceedings. Copyright
is retained by the authors, and the material from these papers can be used as the basis for future publications as
long as there are “significant” revisions from the original, as per the ACM and ACM SIGCHI policies.
Extended Abstract: An anonymized short paper, four-page paper, not including references, in the ICMI format
(http://icmi.acm.org/2021/index.php?id=authors). The paper should be submitted in PDF format
and through the ICMI submission system in the "Late-Breaking Results" track. Due to the tight publication timeline,
it is recommended that authors submit a very nearly finalized paper that is as close to camera-ready as possible, as
there will be a very short timeframe for preparing the final camera-ready version and no deadline extensions can be
Anonymization: Authors are instructed not to include author information in their submission. In order to help
reviewers judge the situation of the LBR to prior work, authors should not remove or anonymize references to their
own prior work. Instead, we recommend that authors obscure references to their own prior work by referring to it in
the third person during submission. If desired, after acceptance, such references can be changed to first-person.
LBRs will be evaluated to the extent that they are presenting work still in progress, rather than complete work which
is under-described in order to fit into the LBR format. The LBR track will undergo an external peer review process.
Submissions will be evaluated by a number of factors including (1) the relevance of the work to ICMI, (2) the
quality of the submission, and (3) the degree to which it “fits” the LBR track (e.g., in-progress results). More
particularly, the quality of the submission will be evaluated based on the potential contributions of the research
to the field of multimodal interfaces and its impact on the field and beyond.
Similar rules for registration and attendance will be applied for authors of LBR papers than for regular papers.
Further information will be available later on.
For more information and updates on the ICMI 2021 Late-Breaking Results (LBR), visit the LBR page of the main
For further questions, contact the LBR co-chairs (Babak Taati, Nadia Berthouze) at email@example.com