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Maurizio Mancini <[log in to unmask]>
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Call for Submissions to MOCO 2018

28-30 June 2018, Genoa, Italy
Casa Paganini – InfoMus, DIBRIS – University of Genoa

Extended deadlines:

Abstract and metadata submission: 12 February 2018
Submission deadline: 19 February 2018


We would like to invite submissions to the 5th International Conference on
Movement and Computing (MOCO’18), Genoa, Italy, June 28-30, 2018.
Contributions can be submitted to three different tracks: Papers and
Posters, Practice Works, and Doctoral Consortium.

MOCO is an interdisciplinary conference that explores how computer science
and technology can contribute to a deeper understanding of human movement
practice, to support and facilitate movement expression and communication,
and to design and develop new paradigms for interacting with computers
through movement (e.g., movement interfaces). This requires to tackle
computational challenges, including modeling, representation, segmentation,
recognition, classification, and generation of movement information. To
this aim, an interdisciplinary approach to movement understanding, ranging
from biomechanics to embodied cognition, to the phenomenology of bodily
experience as well as contributions from the performing arts is needed. We
invite submissions from a wide range of disciplines including, but not
limited to: Human-Machine Interaction, Artificial Intelligence, Affective
Computing, Social Signal Processing, Machine Learning, Cognitive Science,
Neuroscience, Psychology, Philosophy, Anthropology, Sports Sciences, Dance,
Music, Visual Arts, Games, Healthcare, and Animation.


Suggested Topics


We encourage submissions including, but not limited to the following topics:

- Theoretical approaches to movement understanding

- Philosophical perspectives on movement and computing

- Embodied cognition and movement

- Experimental methodologies

- Datasets of motion recordings

- Movement analysis and analytics

- Movement segmentation

- Movement representation

- Machine learning for movement

- Movement qualities and expressive movement

- Movement in social interaction

- Modeling and analyzing kinesthetic empathy

- Movement generation

- Expressive movement synthesis

- Movement expression in avatar, artificial agents, virtual humans or robots

- Full-body interaction

- Gesture interaction

- Expressive movement-based interaction

- Interactive sonification

- Movement visualization

- Dance and technology

- Music and movement

- Design for movement in digital art

- Biosensing, biocontrol and movement

- Sensori-motor learning with audio/visual feedback

- Mechatronics and creative robotics

- Movement computation for entertainment

- Movement computation in education

- Movement computation in ergonomics, sports, and health

- Movement Notation Systems (e.g. Laban or Eshkol-Wachman)




MOCO is open to a wide range of ways of presenting your work. Besides
papers for oral and poster presentation, we invite submission of practice
works such as demos, performances, games, artistic works and movement
workshops (in which participants take part in a guided movement activity).

*** Papers and Posters ***

The conference is an opportunity to present original research and details
of collaborative work. Participants will have the opportunity to offer a
presentation of the results of their research on one of the themes of the
conference and to interact with their scientific/artistic peers, in a
friendly and constructive environment. We encourage submission of a wide
range of formats. The submission categories are:

- Long paper with oral presentation (8 pages maximum)

- Short paper with oral presentation (4 pages maximum)

- Extended abstract with poster presentation (6 pages maximum in the
extended abstract format)

Authors of papers and posters may submit an accompanying demonstration
proposal in addition to their regular paper or poster submission, by
completing the proposal form for practice works (see items 2 and 3 in the
next section) and sending it along with their submission. Together with the
form, authors have to provide a link to a video about their work. The
proposal form for practice works is mandatory for all paper and poster
submissions including an accompanying demonstration and must include
details about technical set-up and space requirements.

*** Practice Works ***

We deliberately use a very open term – “practice work” – to encourage
diverse ideas of what practice in movement and computing is and how such
practice can be presented. We suggest the following as examples of what a
practice work might be, but also stress that the list is not exhaustive and
any types of presentation can be considered, the only criteria being
excellence of the work and whether it is possible to stage the work given
the resources, time and space available to the conference:

- Technology demos

- Performances (e.g., dance, physical performance, music)

- Artworks

- Interactive Installations

- Movement workshops (i.e., a session in which participants engage in
movement based activity)

- Games

- Video presentations

Submissions consist of:

1. An extended abstract (2 pages maximum).

2. The proposal form for practice work, including detailed technical
requirements and possible additional information. The form is available on
the conference website.

3. Supporting media (videos, pictures, audio, and so on), which should
provide an overview of the practical work and details of the practical and
technical requirements for putting the work on (this is very important to
ensure that we can accommodate the work within the resources of our

Please note that we are an academic conference with a low fee, which means
we cannot pay for commissioned performances and artworks. In addition, we
cannot guarantee facilities and technical support for all possible
sessions, so please give us full details of your needs in the proposal form
so that we can judge whether it is feasible.

*** Doctoral Consortium ***

Doctoral papers are an opportunity for PhD students to present their work
in progress on their doctorate, share and develop their research ideas in a
supportive environment and with the participation of experts in the field.
Students will have the opportunity to establish a community, together with
other doctoral students at a similar stage of their research. Accepted
papers will have an oral presentation in a dedicated session. We encourage
students to submit a paper even if they are early in their doctoral work.

Papers should not be longer than 4 pages including the references. The
first author must be an actual PhD student. Doctoral Consortium papers will
be indexed and published in the ACM digital library. Videos and other
supplementary materials are highly welcomed. Students accepted to present
their work at the Doctoral Consortium must plan to attend it.


Submission Format and Procedure


All submissions must be written in English. Submissions must be in pdf
format and they have to be prepared using the ACM proceedings template.

For detailed instruction and templates please visit:

All contributions must be submitted online through EasyChair:

All submissions must be anonymous and will be peer-reviewed.

The MOCO proceedings will be indexed and published in the ACM digital


Important Dates


Abstract and metadata submission: 12 February 2018

Submission deadline: 19 February 2018

Notification: 26 March 2018

Camera-ready papers: 16 April 2018


Keynote Speakers


Daniel Gatica-Perez, Idiap and EPFL, Switzerland

Beatrice de Gelder, Maastricht University, The Netherlands

Moreover, MOCO will encompass a special event dedicated to the 20th
anniversary of the EyesWeb platform


Contact Information


If you have any questions please contact us on [log in to unmask]

Updated information will be posted on the conference website:




* Conference Chairs

Gualtiero Volpe, University of Genoa

Antonio Camurri, University of Genoa

* Program Chair

Maurizio Mancini, University of Genoa

* Practice Works Chair

Stefano Piana, University of Genoa

* Doctoral Consortium Chair

Radoslaw Niewiadomski, University of Genoa

* Organizing Committee

Paolo Alborno, University of Genoa

Corrado Canepa, University of Genoa

Eleonora Ceccaldi, University of Genoa

Nicola Ferrari, University of Genoa

Ksenia Kolykhalova, University of Genoa

Roberto Sagoleo, University of Genoa

Erica Volta, University of Genoa

* Steering Committee

Frédéric Bevilacqua, IRCAM

Sarah Fdili Alaoui,  LRI-Université Paris-Sud 11

Jules Françoise, LIMSI-CNRS

Philippe Pasquier, Simon Fraser University

Thecla Schiphorst, Simon Fraser University


Connected event: the 6th EyesWeb Week


This year the MOCO Conference will be connected with the 6th EyesWeb Week,
held at Casa Paganini – InfoMus, Genoa, Italy, just after the conference,
on July 2-6, 2018.

The EyesWeb Week is an intensive tutorial aiming at sharing with
participants the experience of the Casa Paganini – InfoMus Research Centre
in the EyesWeb project. The main focus is on the EyesWeb XMI open software
platform (freely available at for scientific and
technological research and development of innovative multimodal interfaces,
systems, and applications (including distributed and mobile apps) in a
growing number of fields, such as therapy and rehabilitation, independent
living, artistic production, active experience of cultural heritage, and

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