[robotics-worldwide] ICMI 2012: Calls for Workshop and Special Session Proposals: Deadlines Approaching

JOHNSTON, MICHAEL J (MICHAEL J) johnston at research.att.com
Wed Feb 1 09:33:25 PST 2012

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2012 International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI 2012)
October 22nd-26th, 2012
Santa Monica, California, USA

The International Conference on Multimodal Interaction, ICMI 2012, will
take place in Santa Monica, California (USA), October 22nd-26th, 2012. ICMI
is the premier international forum for multidisciplinary research on
multimodal human-human, human-robot, and human-computer interaction,
interfaces, and system development. The conference focuses on theoretical
and empirical foundations, component technologies, and combined multimodal
processing techniques that define the field of multimodal interaction
analysis, interface design, and system development. ICMI 2012 will feature a
single-track main conference which includes: keynote speakers, technical
full and short papers (including oral and poster presentations), special
sessions, demonstrations, exhibits and doctoral spotlight papers. The
conference will be followed by workshops. The proceedings of ICMI 2012
will be published by ACM as part of their series of International 
Conference Proceedings.

ICMI 2012 will host workshops in emerging areas of multimodal interaction and
multimedia processing. The ICMI 2012 workshop program aims to provide
researchers with a more informal and discussion oriented forum to discuss
emerging topics in multimodal interaction or old ones from a new angle.
We are eliciting workshop proposals that break away from traditional
conference-style presentation formats.

Workshops will be held on Monday October 22nd, 2012 and Friday October
26th, 2012, the days before and after the main conference. Workshop
organizers may express preferences, but the workshop chairs will decide
on the final schedule. Workshops that run for anywhere between half a
day and a full day are possible.

Accepted workshops will be given an ISBN number for inclusion of the
proceedings in ACM Digital Library. The page limits for accepted regular
workshop papers are 6 pages, including all figures, tables, and

The conference organizer will take care of facilities, coffee breaks,
and registration for all workshops. To enable this, breaks must be
coordinated across workshops.

Workshop proposals for ICMI 2012 should include:

*   The title, goals of the workshop
*   The specific topics that will be addressed by the workshop
*   The relevance and significance of this workshop
   to the main conference
*   The history of the workshop if it is not the first occurrence
*   The estimated paper submission volume and paper acceptance rate
*   Full day or half day workshop program
*   If there is a journal special issue arrangement
   for the published workshop papers
*   A draft workshop call for papers with:
   The names, affiliations, addresses, phone numbers and email
   addresses of the workshop organizers, who should be experts in the
   related topics and preferably from multiple institutions
*   The paper selection process
*   A list of potential program committee members and their affiliations

Organizers are encouraged to recruit good quality invited speakers.
The workshop proposal should comply with SIGX Co-Located Workshops:

Workshop proposals should not exceed 5 pages. Evaluation criteria for
workshop proposals will include the quality and level of details of the
proposal, the theme of the workshop, its relevance to the main
conference, and the overall balance of the conference workshop program.

Important dates:

Workshop proposal submission deadline:          March 1st, 2012
Notification to workshop organizers:                    April 2nd, 2012
Workshop organizers publish call before:          April 14th, 2012
Workshop papers due:                                           ~June 4th, 2012
Workshop camera-ready paper due:                 Sept 20th, 2012
ICMI Workshops:                                                    Oct 22nd, Oct 26th, 2012

The organizers of accepted workshops are required to announce the
workshop and call for papers, solicit submissions, conduct the reviewing
process, and decide upon the final workshop program.

Please send ICMI workshop proposals and questions to:

ICMI 2012 Workshop Chairs:

*   Rainer Stiefelhagen (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany):
      rainer.stiefelhagen at kit.edu
*   Toyoaki Nishida (Kyoto University, Japan):
      nishida at i.kyoto-u.ac.jp

The ICMI 2012 Organizing Committee invites submissions of proposals
for Special Sessions at the International Conference on Multimodal
Interaction, to be held in Santa Monica, California (USA), October 22nd-26th, 2012.
Special sessions should cover interdisciplinary topics and/or important
new emerging areas of interest related to the main conference topics.

Each special session proposal should contain the following information:

*   Title of the proposed Session
*   Names/affiliation of organizers (including brief bio and contact information)
*   An introduction (maximum 1 page) stating the importance of the
   topic and the objectives of the proposed Session
*   Tentative/confirmed list of papers (up to 4); the organizers can
   present an introduction to the topic of the special session but
   should not submit other research work to the special session.

Proposals should clearly describe the topic and explain why the topic
cannot be covered appropriately in regular sessions.

Papers for approved Special Sessions should follow the long paper format
(8 pages) and should be submitted following the same schedule/procedure
as for regular papers, and will undergo the same reviewing process by
anonymous and independent reviewers as regular papers.

Proposals will be evaluated by the Organizing Committee based on the
relevance/significance of the topic and potential interest to the
conference attendees.

Important Dates:

Prospective organizers are invited to submit a proposal to the program
chairs before March 7th, 2012.

*   Justine Cassell (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
      justine at cs.cmu.edu
*   Anton Nijholt (University of Twente, Netherlands)
      A.Nijholt at ewi.utwente.nl

Notification of acceptance of proposals is scheduled for March 14th, 2012.


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