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Proposal Submission Deadline: September 1, 2008 (extended)

Multimodality in Mobile Computing and Mobile Devices: Methods for
Adaptable Usability

A book edited by Dr. Stan Kurkovsky
Connecticut State University, USA

Software applications or computing systems that combine multiple
modalities of input and output  are referred to as multimodal.  For
example, Apple  iPhone combines the capabilities of a  traditional
screen & keyboard interface, a touch interface, and a speech interface.
Software  running on Apple iPhone should be able to take advantage of
these three modalities of  input/output.  The objectives of multimodal
systems are two-pronged: to reach a kind of  interaction that is closer
to natural interpersonal human communication, and to improve the
dependability of the interaction by employing complementary or redundant
information.    Generally, multimodal applications are more adaptable to
the needs of different users in varying  contexts.  Multimodal
applications have a stronger acceptance potential because they can
generally be accessed in more than one manner (e.g. using speech and web
interface) and by a  broader range of users in a varying set of

Objective of the Book
Recognizing that mobile computing is one of the most rapidly growing
areas in the software  market, this book will explore the role of
multimodality and multimodal interfaces in the area  of mobile
computing.  Mobile computing has a very strong potential due to the
extremely high  market penetration of mobile and smart phones, high
degree of user interest in and engagement  with mobile applications, and
an emerging trend of integrating traditional desktop and online  systems
with their mobile counterparts.  Multimodal interfaces play a very
important role in  improving the accessibility of these applications,
therefore leading to their increased  acceptance by the users.  

Target Audience
The target audience of this book will be composed of professionals and
researchers in industry  and academia working in the areas of mobile
computing, human-computer interaction, and interface  usability,
graduate and undergraduate students, engineers, and anyone interested in
mobile  computing and human-computer interaction.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
* Multimodal interfaces and human-computer interaction
* Technologies and platforms enabling speech interfaces (VoiceXML, SALT,
* Technologies and platforms enabling haptic and tactile (touch)
* Software and hardware architectures for multimodal interfaces
* Accessibility issues in multimodal interfaces
* User acceptance of multimodal mobile technologies 
* Multimedia and multimodality in mobile computing
* Multimodality and mobile games
* Multimodality and mobile entertainment
* Multimodality and mobile commerce
* Service-oriented architectures (SOA) as an enabler of multimodal
access to shared resources
* Multimodal and multichannel mobile applications
* Media convergence and its role in mobile computing and multimodality
* Design strategies for multimodal interfaces for mobile devices
* Security and privacy in mobile applications with multimodal interfaces
* Mobile multimodality in ubiquitous and pervasive computing
* Case studies of existing mobile multimodal applications and devices
* Market conditions and trends for mobile multimodal applications and
* Future trends in development of mobile multimodal applications and

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before
September 1, 2008, a 2-3 page  chapter proposal clearly explaining the
mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter.  Authors of
accepted proposals will be notified by September 15, 2008 about the
status of their  proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters
are expected to be submitted by October 31,  2008. All submitted
chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis.  Submitted
chapters are encouraged to be between, approximately, 7,000 to 10,000
words. This book is  scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly
Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the Information  Science Reference
(formerly Idea Group Reference) and Medical Information Science
Reference  imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher,
please visit 

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded by e-mail to:
Dr. Stan Kurkovsky
Department of Computer Science
Connecticut State University
Tel: 1-860-832-2720
Fax: 1-860-832-2712
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