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[Apologies for cross-posting]
Please forward to anyone who might be interested.
Due to multiple requests, the deadline for paper submissions has been
extended (July 16).
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CALL FOR PAPERS
MULTIMODAL2017: Designing, Implementing and Evaluating Mid-Air Gestures and
Speech-Based Interaction

@CHItaly 2017
Cagliari, Italy, September 18, 2017
http://multimodal2017.fbk.eu/
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Objectives & Topics:
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The main goal of this half-day workshop is to investigate effective ways to
leverage the recent advances in the automatic recognition of mid-air
gestures and speech commands. In particular, the workshop invites academic
researchers and industry practitioners to submit position papers
demonstrating research, design, innovative solutions, concepts and hardware
and/or software solutions in areas related to mid-air gestures,
speech-based and multimodal interaction with an emphasis on (but not
limited to) mobile applications and inclusive design for older adults and
people with special needs.
The workshop aims to investigate these issues from a multidisciplinary
perspective by bringing together experts on interaction design, user
experience, usability, accessibility, innovative hardware and software
solutions related to technology based on mid-air gestures, speech and
multimodal interaction.

Position papers focusing on mid-air gestures, speech-based and multimodal
interaction are solicited. They should be related but not limited to the
following topics:

- Design of mobile interaction
- Design of interaction for people with special needs (e.g., older adults
and people with visual impairments)
- Design challenges, user experience, usability and accessibility
- Feedback and feedforward for mid-air gestures
- Machine learning and algorithms for mid-air gestures and/or speech
recognition
- System components for mid-air gestures, speech-based and/or multi-modal
platforms
- Showcase of systems, technologies, prototypes  and/or interactive
applications
- Datasets, validation
- Evaluation of mid-air gestures, speech-based and/or multimodal interaction

Important Dates:
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July 16 (extended): Position paper submission
July 24: Position paper acceptance notification
August 4: Camera-ready
August 11: Registration
September 18: Multimodal2017 Workshop
September 19-20: Main conference

Submissions:
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All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another
journal or conference. All paper submission must be in English and should
not exceed four (4) pages in length, including references. Position papers
must be submitted to the EasyChair website
<https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=multimodal2017> as .pdf file
formatted according to the ACM SIGCHI Proceedings Format
<https://chi2017.acm.org/submission-formats.html>. All the papers will be
subjected to a double review process by the members of the Programme
Committee.

Please notice that at least one author of each accepted paper must register
to the workshop by the early registration deadline (August 11, 2017). The
workshop registration fee includes two half-day workshops: one in the
morning and one in the afternoon. For further information please see
the CHItaly
registration page <http://sites.unica.it/chitaly2017/registration/>.

Workshop Organizers:
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Michela Ferron, Nadia Mana, Ornella Mich (Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento,
Italy)
Leonardo Badino (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genoa, Italy)
Ryad Benosman (Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France)

Program Committee:
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Leonardo Badino, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genoa, Italy
Ryad Benosman, University Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris, France
Arthur Theil Cabreira, University of Reading, UK.
Antonella De Angeli, University of Lincoln, UK
Michela Ferron, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy
Silvia Gabrielli, e-health Unit, FBK, Italy
Hessam Jahani, Department of Computing at Macquarie University, Sidney, AU
Nadia Mana, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
Ornella Mich, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
Gianluca Schiavo, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
Nicu Sebe, University of Trento, Italy
Massimo Zancanaro, i3 Unit, FBK, Italy

Location:
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The workshop will be held in Cagliari, Italy, in conjunction with the 12th
Edition of CHItaly <http://sites.unica.it/chitaly2017/>, the biannual
Conference of the Italian SIGCHI Chapter, which will be held between the
18th and the 20th of September 2017 in Cagliari.

Contact:
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If you have questions regarding the workshop, please do not hesitate to
contact the workshop chairs at multimodal2017 [at] fbk.eu

-- 
*Michela Ferron*
Fondazione Bruno Kessler
Trento (Italy)
skype: michela.ferron
phone: 0461 314050
i3.fbk.eu

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