NOTE: submission deadline extended to June 15, 2009.
WORKSHOP ON CHILD, COMPUTER AND INTERACTION
NOVEMBER 5, 2009
post-conference worskshop of ICMI/MLMI 2009
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Workshop on Child, Computer and Interaction will be held in
Cambridge, Boston area, on November 5, 2009. The Workshop is a
satellite event of the Eleventh International Conference on Multimodal
Interfaces, this year jointly with Machine Learning Multi-modal
Interaction (ICMI-MLMI 2009) that will take place in the same venue on
November 2-4, 2009. This edition follows the first edition of the
Wocci Workshop which was held in Crete in October 2008.
This Workshop aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners
from universities and industry working in all aspects of child-machine
interaction including computer, robotics and multi-modal interfaces.
Children are special both at the acoustic/linguistic level but also at
the interaction level. The Workshop provides a unique opportunity for
bringing together different research communities to demonstrate
various state-of-the-art components that can make up the next
generation of child centred computer interaction. These technological
advances are increasingly necessary in a world where education and
health pose growing challenges to the core wellbeing of our
societies. Noticeable examples are remedial treatments for children
with or without disabilities, and first and second language
learning. The Workshop should serve for presenting recent advancements
in all core technologies for multimodal child-machine interaction as
well as experimental systems and prototypes.
Kay Berkling, Inline GmbH, Germany
Diego Giuliani, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
Shrikanth Narayanan, University of Southern California, USA
Alex Potamianos, Technical University of Crete, Greece
Elmar Noeth, University of Erlangen, Germany
Martin Russell, University of Birmingham, UK
Hiromichi Kawanami, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Justine Cassell, Northwestern University, USA
John Hansen, University of Texas, USA
Abeer Alwan, University of California LA, USA
Bryan Pellom, Rosetta Stone Inc, USA
Matteo Gerosa, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
Serdar Yildirim, Mustafa Kemal University, Turkey
Stefan Steidl, University of Erlangen, Germany
The technical scope of the Workshop includes, but it is not limited
- Speech Interfaces: acoustic and linguistic analysis of children's
speech, discourse analysis of spoken language in child-machine
interaction, age-dependent characteristics of spoken language,
automatic speech recognition for children and spoken dialogue
- Multi-modality and Robotics: multi-modal child-machine interaction,
multi-modal input and output interfaces, including robotic
interfaces, intrusive, non-intrusive devices for environmental data
processing, pen or gesture/visual interfaces.
- User Modelling: user modelling and adaptation, usability studies
accounting for age preferences in child-machine interaction.
- Cognitive Models: internal learning models, personality types,
user-centred and participatory design.
- Application Areas: training systems, educational software, gaming
interfaces, medical conditions and diagnostic tools.
Authors are invited to submit papers in any technical areas relevant
to the Workshop. The technical committee will select papers for
oral/poster-presentation. Accepted papers will be included in a CDROM
with proceedings of the Workshop. Proceedings of the Workshop will be
published by ACM. Instructions for paper submission will be available
at the Workshop website. The official language of the Workshop is
English. Demos are especially welcome.
two-page abstract: June 15, 2009
notification of acceptance: July 7, 2009
final submission (4-page paper): August 20, 2009
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