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MLMI 2008 second call for papers (apologies for multiple postings):

                 5th Joint Workshop on Machine Learning
                 and Multimodal Interaction (MLMI 2008)

                         8-10 September 2008
                       Utrecht, The Netherlands


The fifth MLMI workshop will be held in Utrecht, The Netherlands,
following successful workshops in Martigny (2004), Edinburgh (2005),
Washington (2006) and Brno (2007).  The MLMI joint multi-disciplinary
workshops bring together researchers from the different communities
working on the common theme of advanced machine learning algorithms
applied to multimodal human-human and human-computer interaction.

MLMI 2008 will also feature a special session on user requirements and
evaluation of meeting browsers, and the AMI Career Day.

*Important dates*

Submission of papers/posters: Monday, 31 March 2008
Acceptance notifications: Monday, 12 May 2008
Camera-ready versions of papers: Monday, 16 June 2008
Workshop: 8-10 September 2008

*Workshop topics*

MLMI 2008 will feature talks (including a number of invited speakers),
posters and demonstrations.  Prospective authors are invited to submit
proposals in the following areas of interest, related to machine
learning and multimodal interaction:
  - human-human communication modeling
  - audio-visual perception of humans
  - human-computer interaction modeling
  - speech processing
  - image and video processing
  - multimodal processing, fusion and fission
  - multimodal discourse and dialogue modeling
  - multimodal indexing, structuring and summarization
  - annotation and browsing of multimodal data
  - machine learning algorithms and their applications to the topics above

The special session on user requirements and evaluation of meeting
assistants/browsers has a separate call for papers with additional
topics and a later deadline (check

*Satellite events*

MLMI 2008 will feature the AMI Career Day
(  To propose other
special sessions or satellite events, please contact the special session

MLMI 2008 is broadly collocated with a number of events in related
domains: Mobile HCI 2008, 2-5 September, in Amsterdam; FG 2008, 17-19
September, in Amsterdam; ECML 2008, 15-19 September, in Antwerp; and
Measuring Behavior 2008, 26-29 August, in Maastricht.

*Guidelines for submission*

The workshop proceedings will be published in Springer's Lecture Notes
in Computer Science series.  The first four editions of MLMI were
published as LNCS 3361, 3869, 4299, and 4892.  However, unlike previous
MLMIs, the proceedings of MLMI 2008 will be printed before the workshop
and will be already available onsite to MLMI 2008 participants.

Submissions are invited either as long papers (12 pages) or as short
papers (6 pages), and may include a demonstration proposal.  Upon
acceptance of a paper, the Program Committee will also assign to it a
presentation format, oral or poster, taking into account: (a) the most
suitable format given the content of the paper; (b) the length of the
paper (long papers are more likely to be presented orally); (c) the
preferences expressed by the authors.

Please submit PDF files using the submission website at, following the Springer LNCS format
for proceedings and other multi-author volumes
  Please indicate in the comments for the PC if a demo is intended, and
if the paper is a special session submission.  Camera-ready versions of
accepted papers, both long and short, are required to follow the LNCS
guidelines and to take into account the reviewers' comments.  Authors of
accepted short papers are encouraged to turn them into long papers for
the proceedings.


Utrecht is the fourth largest city in the Netherlands, with historic
roots back to the Roman Empire.  Utrecht hosts one of the bigger
universities in the country, and with its historic centre and the many
students it provides an excellent atmosphere for social activities in-
or outside the workshop community.  Utrecht is centrally located in the
Netherlands, and has direct train connections to the major cities and
Schiphol International Airport.

TNO, organizer of MLMI 2008, is a not-for-profit research organization.
  TNO speech technological research is carried out in Soesterberg, at
TNO Human Factors, and has research areas in ASR, speaker and language
recognition, and word and event spotting.

The workshop will be held in "Ottone", a beautiful old building near the
"Singel", the canal which encircles the city center.  The conference
hall combines a spacious setting with a warm and friendly ambiance.

*Organizing Committee*

David van Leeuwen, TNO (Organization Chair)
Anton Nijholt, University of Twente (Special Sessions Chair)
Andrei Popescu-Belis, IDIAP Research Institute (Programme Co-chair)
Rainer Stiefelhagen, University of Karlsruhe (Programme Co-chair)

*Programme Committee*

     * Jan Alexandersson, DFKI
     * Tilman Becker, DFKI
     * Samy Bengio, Google Inc.
     * Herve Bourlard, IDIAP
     * Lukas Burget, Brno University of Technology
     * Nick Campbell, ATR
     * Jean Carletta, University of Edinburgh
     * Rolf Carlson, KTH
     * Honza Cernocky, Brno University of Technology
     * Trevor Darrell, MIT
     * John Dines, IDIAP
     * Gerald Friedland, ICSI
     * Sadaoki Furui, Tokyo Institute of Technology
     * John Garofolo, NIST
     * Daniel Gatica-Perez, IDIAP
     * Thomas Hain, University of Sheffield
     * Mary Harper, University of Maryland
     * James Henderson, University of Geneva
     * Hynek Hermansky, IDIAP
     * Simon King, University of Edinburgh
     * Denis Lalanne, University of Fribourg
     * David van Leeuwen, TNO
     * Yang Liu, University of Texas at Dallas (Area Chair)
     * Stephane Marchand-Maillet, University of Geneva
     * Jean-Claude Martin, LIMSI
     * Helen Meng, Chinese University of Hong Kong
     * Ludek Muller, University of West Bohemia
     * Anton Nijholt, University of Twente (Area Chair)
     * Fabio Pianesi, FBK-IRST (Area Chair)
     * Andrei Popescu-Belis, IDIAP (Programme Co-chair)
     * Gerasimos Potamianos, IBM T.J. Watson (Area Chair)
     * Ganesh Ramaswamy, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
     * Steve Renals, University of Edinburgh
     * Gerhard Sagerer, University of Bielefeld (Area Chair)
     * Tanja Schultz, University of Karlsruhe and CMU
     * Nicu Sebe, University of Amsterdam
     * Jan Sedivy, Google Inc.
     * Elizabeth Shriberg, SRI and ICSI
     * Rainer Stiefelhagen, University of Karlsruhe (Programme Co-chair)
     * Jean-Philippe Thiran, EPFL
     * Matthew Turk, UCSB
     * Enrique Vidal, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia
     * Jie Yang, CMU

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