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Call for Participation

*** Deadline for Special Sessions and Workshop Proposals: APRIL 15, 2008

Deadline for Abstract submission: MAY 9, 2008


10^th International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces (ICMI 2008)
Chania, Crete, Greece, October 20-22, 2008
Organized by ACM and sponsored by IEEE

Proceedings to be produced by ACM and included in the ACM DL** ***


The main aim of ICMI 2008 is to further scientific research within the  
broad field of

multimodal interaction and systems. The conference will focus on major  
trends and

challenges in this area, including help identify a roadmap for future  
research and

commercial success. ICMI 2008 will feature a main conference with  
keynote speakers,

panel discussions, technical paper presentations and discussion  
(single track), poster

sessions, and demonstrations of state-of-the-art multimodal concepts  
and systems as

as workshops. Organized on the island of Crete, ICMI-08 provides  
excellent conditions

for brainstorming and sharing the latest advances about multimodal  
interaction and

systems in an inspired setting full of history, mythology and art.

*Paper Submission *

There are two different submission categories: regular paper and short  
paper. The page

limit is 8 pages for regular papers and 4 pages for short papers. The  

style (oral or poster) will be decided based on suitable delivery of  
the content. Full

or short papers may also be submitted as part of a Special Session submission.

Special Session Submission

The Program Committee of ICMI 2008 invites proposals for special  
sessions to address

emergent issues in the multimodal interface research community.  
Proposals for special

sessions (e.g., a panel session) are to be submitted to the special  
sessions chair

electronically. Especially encouraged are cross-disciplinary special  
sessions, and

sessions focusing on new and emerging areas.

Workshop Submission

Proposals for workshops on all topics of multimodal interaction and  
its applications

are sought. Especially encouraged are cross-disciplinary workshops,  
and workshops

focusing on
new and emerging areas.

Demo Submission

Proposals for demonstrations shall be submitted to demo chairs  
electronically. A 1-2

page description of the demonstration is required.

Doctoral Spotlight

Doctoral Student Travel Support and Spotlight Session. Funds are  
anticipated to

support participation of doctoral candidates at ICMI 2008, and a  
spotlight session is

planned to showcase ongoing thesis work. Students interested in travel  
support should

submit a short or long paper as specified above.

Topics of interest include

? Multimodal and Multimedia processing
? Multimodal input and output interfaces
? Multimodal applications
? Multimodal Architectures, Tools and Standards
? Evaluation of Multimodal Interfaces

*Important Dates: *

Special session proposal: April 15, 2008
Abstract submission: May 9, 2008
Paper submission: May 16, 2008
Author notification July 14, 2008
Camera ready deadline: August 15, 2008
Conference: October 20-22, 2008

Organizing Committee

General Co-Chairs
Vassilis Digalakis, TU Crete, Greece
Alex Potamianos, TU Crete, Greece
Matthew Turk, UC Santa Barbara, USA

Program Co-Chairs
Roberto Pieraccini, SpeechCycle, USA
Jian Wang, Microsoft Research, China

Workshops & Special Sessions
Fabio Pianesi, FBK-irst, Italy
Katerina Mania, Technical University of Crete, Greece

Finance Chair
Rainer Stiefelhagen, U. Karlsruhe, Germany

Publicity Chair
Rana el Kaliouby, MIT Media Lab, USA

Demo Chair
Joakim Gustafson, KTH, Sweden

Poster & Web
Ilias Iosif, TU Crete, Greece

Local Arrangements
Lida Dimitropoulou, TU Crete, Greece

ICMI Advisory Board
Matthew Turk, Chair, UCSB, USA
Jim Crowley, INRIA, France
Trevor Darrell, MIT, USA
Kenji Mase, Nagoya Univ., Japan
Eric Horvitz, Microsoft Research, USA
Sharon Oviatt, Adapx, USA
Fabio Pianesi, FBK-irst, Italy
Wolfgang Wahlster, DFKI, Germany
Jie Yang, Carnegie Mellon Univ., USA

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