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Call for Participation 

Deadline for Special Sessions and Workshops: APRIL 15, 2008 

Deadline for Abstract submission: MAY 9, 2008


ACM / IEEE 10th International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces (ICMI

Chania, Crete, Greece, October 20-22, 2008



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 well
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 presentation 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.


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. 


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.


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 

Aikaterini Mania, TU 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



Rana el Kaliouby, PhD 

Post-doctoral Associate 

MIT | Media Laboratory 

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