Event Notification Type: 
Call for Papers
Monday, 2 November 2009 to Friday, 6 November 2009
United States
Submission Deadline: 
Friday, 22 May 2009


Cambridge, MA, USA,
November 2-6 2009
sponsored by ACM SIGCHI

The Eleventh International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces and The
Sixth Workshop on Machine Learning for Multimodal Interaction will
jointly take place in the Boston area from November 2-6, 2009. The main
aim of ICMI-MLMI 2009 is to further scientific research within the broad
field of multimodal interaction, methods and systems. This joint
conference will focus on major trends and challenges in this area, and
work to identify a roadmap for future research and commercial success.
ICMI-MLMI 2009 will feature a single-track main conference with keynote
speakers, panel discussions, technical paper presentations, poster
sessions, and demonstrations of state of the art multimodal systems and
concepts. It will be followed by workshops.

The conference will take place at the MIT Media Lab, widely known for
its innovative spirit. Organized in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA,
ICMI-MLMI 2009 provides an excellent setting for brainstorming and
sharing the latest advances in multimodal interaction, systems, and
methods in a city known as one of the top historical, technological, and
scientific centers of the US.

Important dates:

Workshop proposals March 1, 2009
Special Sessions proposals March 1, 2009
Paper submission May 22, 2009
Author notification July 20, 2009
Camera-ready due August 20, 2009
Conference Nov 2-4, 2009
Workshops Nov 5-6, 2009

Topics of interest:

Multimodal and multimedia processing:
Algorithms for multimodal fusion and multimedia fission
Multimodal output generation and presentation planning
Multimodal discourse and dialogue modeling
Generating non-verbal behaviors for embodied conversational agents
Machine learning methods for multimodal processing

Multimodal input and output interfaces:
Gaze and vision-based interfaces
Speech and conversational interfaces
Pen-based interfaces
Haptic interfaces
Interfaces to virtual environments or augmented reality
Biometric interfaces combining multiple modalities
Adaptive multimodal interfaces

Multimodal applications:
Mobile interfaces
Meeting analysis and intelligent meeting spaces
Interfaces to media content and entertainment
Human-robot interfaces and human-robot interaction
Vehicular applications and navigational aids
Computer-mediated human to human communication
Interfaces for intelligent environments and smart living spaces
Universal access and assistive computing
Multimodal indexing, structuring and summarization

Human interaction analysis and modeling:
Modeling and analysis of multimodal human-human communication
Audio-visual perception of human interaction
Analysis and modeling of verbal and non-verbal interaction
Cognitive modeling of users of interactive systems

Multimodal data, evaluation, and standards:
Evaluation techniques and methodologies for multimodal interfaces
Authoring techniques for multimodal interfaces
Annotation and browsing of multimodal data
Architectures and standards for multimodal interfaces

Paper Submission:

There are two different submission categories: regular paper and short
paper. The page limit is 8 pages for regular papers and 4 pages for
short papers. The presentation style (oral or poster) will be decided by
the committee based on suitability and schedule.

Demo Submission:

Proposals for demonstrations shall be submitted to demo chairs
electronically. A two page description with photographs of the
demonstration is required.

Doctoral Spotlight:

Funds are expected from NSF to support participation of doctoral
candidates at ICMI-MLMI 2009, and a spotlight session is planned to
showcase ongoing thesis work. Students interested in travel support can
submit a short or long paper as specified above.

Organizing committee

General Co-Chairs:
James L. Crowley, INRIA, Grenoble, France
Yuri A. Ivanov, MERL, Cambridge, USA
Christopher R. Wren, Google, Cambridge, USA

Program Co-Chairs:
Daniel Gatica-Perez, Idiap Research Institute, Martigny, Switzerland
Michael Johnston, AT&T Labs Research, Florham Park, USA
Rainer Stiefelhagen, University of Karlsruhe, Germany

Janet McAndlees, MERL, Cambridge, USA

Herve Bourlard, Idiap Research Institute, Martigny, Switzerland

Student Chair
Rana el Kaliouby, MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, USA

Local Arrangements
Cole Krumbholz, MITRE, Bedford, USA
Deb Roy, MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, USA

Sonya Allin , University of Toronto, Canada
Yang Liu, University of Texas at Dallas, USA

Louis-Philippe Morency, University of South California, USA

Xilin Chen, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Steve Renals, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Denis Lalanne, University of Fribourg, Germany
Enrique Vidal, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain

Kenji Mase, Nagoya University, Japan