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Call for Papers and Participation: Challenge Workshops at ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ACM ICMI 2014)


The ICMI'14 Challenges aim to inspire new ideas in the ICMI community and create momentum for future collaborative work. This year there are three Challenges being organised on the first day of the conference in an extended workshop-style session. This will allow the participants to hold in-depth discussions on selected topics.

Third Multimodal Learning Analytics Workshop and Grand Challenges
Following the First International Workshop on Multimodal Learning Analytics in Santa Monica in 2012 and the ICMI Grand Challenge on Multimodal Learning Analytics in Sydney in 2013, this third workshop will also incorporate two data-driven grand challenges. It will be held at ICMI 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey on November 12th 2014. This year, the workshop has been expanded to include a session for hand-on training on multimodal learning analytic techniques and two dataset-based challenges. Students and postdoctoral researchers are especially welcome to participate.

Challenge website:

Important Dates
March 24, 2014: Both datasets are made available to interested participants
July 15, 2014: Deadline for workshop papers
August 1, 2014: Deadline for grand challenge papers
August 21, 2014: Notification of acceptance
September 15, 2014: Camera-ready papers due
November 12, 2014: Workshop event

Xavier Ochoa, ESPOL, Ecuador ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>)
Marcelo Worsley, Stanford, USA ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>)
Katherine Chiluiza, ESPOL, Ecuador ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>)
Saturnino Luz, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>)

The Second Emotion Recognition In The Wild Challenge and Workshop (EmotiW) 2014 Challenge

The Second Emotion Recognition In The Wild Challenge and Workshop (EmotiW) 2014 Challenge consists of an audio-video based emotion classification challenges, which mimics real-world conditions. Traditionally, emotion recognition has been performed on laboratory controlled data. While undoubtedly worthwhile at the time, such lab controlled data poorly represents the environment and conditions faced in real-world situations. With the increase in the number of video clips online, it is worthwhile to explore the performance of emotion recognition methods that work 'in the wild'. The goal of this Grand Challenge is to extend and carry forward the new common platform for evaluation of emotion recognition methods in real-world conditions defined in EmotiW 2013 at ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction 2013.

Challenge homepage:

Important Dates
Test data available: 4th July 2014
Last date for uploading the results: 25th July 2014
Paper submission deadline: 1st August 2014
Notification: 25th August 2014
Camera-ready papers: 7th September 2014

Abhinav Dhall, Australian National University
Roland Goecke, University of Canberra/Australian National University
Jyoti Joshi, University of Canberra
Karan Sikka, University of California San Diego
Tom Gedeon, Australian National University

MAPTRAITS'14 - Personality Mapping Challenge and Workshop 2014

The Personality Mapping Challenge & Workshop (MAPTRAITS) aims at the comparison of signal processing and machine learning methods for automatic visual, vocal and/or audio-visual analysis of traits and social dimensions. MAPTRAITS'14 challenge aims to bring forth existing efforts and major accomplishments in modelling and analysis of personality and social traits in both discrete and continuous time and/or space, while focusing on current trends and pushing the state of the art in the field to new and novel future directions.

Challenge homepage:

Hatice Gunes, Queen Mary University of London, UK
Björn Schuller, Technische Universität München, Germany / Imperial College London, UK
Oya Celiktutan, Queen Mary University of London, UK
Evangelos Sariyanidi, Queen Mary University of London, UK
Florian Eyben, Technische Universität München, Germany

Important Dates
Challenge training/validation data released: 30 April, 2014
Baseline results/test data released: 30 June, 2014
Final results upload: 11 August, 2014
Challenge results notification: 13 August, 2014
Paper submission: 25 August, 2014
Notification: 5 September, 2014
Camera-ready submission: 9 September, 2014
Challenge and Workshop: 12 November, 2014

Dr. Hatice Gunes
Lecturer (Assistant Professor)
Queen Mary University of London
School of Electronic Eng. & Computer Science
Mile End Road, London E1 4NS U.K.
Phone: +44 20 7882 5349
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