ICMI: International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces



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Event When Where Deadline
ICMI 2021 International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces
Oct 18, 2021 - Oct 22, 2021 Montreal, Canada May 26, 2021
ICMI 2018 20th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction
Oct 16, 2019 - Oct 20, 2018 Boulder, CO TBD
ICMI 2017 International Conference on Multimodal Interaction
Nov 13, 2017 - Nov 17, 2017 Glasgow, Scotland May 12, 2017
ICMI 2015 ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction
Nov 9, 2015 - Nov 13, 2015 Seattle, WA, USA May 15, 2015
ICMI 2014 16th International Conference on Multimodal Interaction
Nov 12, 2014 - Nov 16, 2014 Istanbul, Turkey May 9, 2014
Dec 9, 2013 - Dec 13, 2013 Sydney, NSW, Australia May 24, 2013
ICMI 2012 International Conference on Multimodal Interaction
Oct 22, 2012 - Oct 26, 2012 Santa Monica May 4, 2012
ICMI 2011 13th International Conference on Multimodal Interaction
Nov 14, 2011 - Nov 18, 2011 Alicante, Spain May 20, 2011
ICMI 2008 International Conference on Multimodal Interface
Oct 20, 2008 - Oct 22, 2008 Chania, Crete, Greece May 16, 2008 (May 9, 2008)
ICMI 2007 International Conference on Multimodal Interface
Nov 12, 2007 - Nov 15, 2007 Nagoya, Aichi, Japan TBD

Present CFP : 2021

Call for Long and Short Papers
ICMI 2021: Call for Long and Short Papers
18-22 Oct 2021, Montreal, Canada

Call for Long, Short and Blue Sky Papers

The 23rd International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI 2021) will be held in Montreal, Canada. ICMI is the premier international forum for multidisciplinary research on multimodal human-human and human-computer interaction, interfaces, and system development. The conference focuses on theoretical and empirical foundations, component technologies, and combined multimodal processing techniques that define the field of multimodal interaction analysis, interface design, and system development.

We are keen to showcase novel input and output modalities and interactions to the ICMI community. ICMI 2021 will feature a single-track main conference which includes: keynote speakers, technical full and short papers (including oral and poster presentations), Blue Sky papers, demonstrations, exhibits, doctoral spotlight papers, and late-breaking papers. The conference will also feature workshops and grand challenges. The proceedings of ICMI 2021 will be published by ACM as part of their series of International Conference Proceedings and Digital Library, and the adjunct proceedings will feature the workshop papers

We also want to welcome conference papers from behavioral and social sciences. These papers allow us to understand how technology can be used to increase our scientific knowledge and may focus less on presenting technical or algorithmic novelty. For this reason, the "novelty" criteria used during ICMI 2021 review will be based on two sub-criteria (i.e., scientific novelty and technical novelty as described below). Accepted papers at ICMI 2021 only need to be novel on one of these sub-criteria. In other words, a paper which is strong on scientific knowledge contribution but low on algorithmic novelty should be ranked similarly to a paper that is high on algorithmic novelty but low on knowledge discovery.

- Scientific Novelty: Papers should bring some new knowledge to the scientific community. For example, discovering new behavioral markers that are predictive of mental health or how new behavioral patterns relate to children’s interactions during learning. It is the responsibility of the authors to perform a proper literature review and clearly discuss the novelty in the scientific discoveries made in their paper.
- Technical Novelty: Papers reviewed with this sub-criterion should include novelty in their computational approach for recognizing, generating or modeling data. Examples include: novelty in the learning and prediction algorithms, in the neural architecture, or in the data representation. Novelty can also be associated with new usages of an existing approach.

Please see the Submission Guidelines for Authors https://icmi.acm.org/2021/index.php?id=authors for detailed submission instructions.

This year's conference theme: IThis year's conference theme: In the past years and specially 2020, the questions of Behavioral Health and Virtual Connectivity have become central to our life. In particular, COVID-19 has disrupted our normal social life and interactions at work, bringing challenges but also opportunities to improve our team sociability and productivity. This situation calls for multimodal systems to enhance social and emotional remote interaction as well as to increase productivity during remote collaboration. Our behavioral health has been severely impacted the past months. The needs for non-intrusive sensing technology, smart environments (e.g., elderly home monitoring), wearable and assistive devices for rehabilitation, well-being and ageing population and multimodal interfaces to support behavioral changes have become a crucial necessity. As such, this year, ICMI welcomes contributions on our theme for Behavioral Health and Virtual Connectivity.

Additional topics of interest include but are not limited to:

- Affective computing and interaction
- Cognitive modeling and multimodal interaction
- Gesture, touch and haptics
- Healthcare, assistive technologies
- Human communication dynamics
- Human-robot/agent multimodal interaction
- Interaction with smart environment
- Machine learning for multimodal interaction
- Mobile multimodal systems
- Multimodal behavior generation
- Multimodal datasets and validation
- Multimodal dialogue modeling
- Multimodal fusion and representation
- Multimodal interactive applications
- Speech behaviors in social interaction
- System components and multimodal platforms
- Visual behaviours in social interaction
- Virtual/augmented reality and multimodal interaction

Blue Sky Papers

ICMI 2021 is pleased to partner with the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) to initiate a new Blue Sky paper track that emphasizes innovative, visionary, and high-impact contributions. This track solicits papers relevant to ICMI content that go beyond the usual research paper to present new visions that stimulate the ICMI community to pursue innovative new directions. They may challenge existing assumptions and methodologies, or propose new applications or theories. The papers are encouraged to present high-risk controversial ideas. Submitted papers are expected to represent deep reflection, to argue rigorously, and to present ideas from a high-level synthetic viewpoint (e.g., multidisciplinary, based on multiple methodologies). Submissions should be 4 pages, independent of references. The CCC will further distribute and publicize any papers published in this track, and they will sponsor awards to honor the first ($1,000), second ($750), and third ($500) place papers, in the form of travel grants. The submission deadline is the same with main conference papers.

Important Dates

Paper Submission: May 26, 2021
Reviews to authors: July 7, 2021
Rebuttal due: July 12, 2021
Paper notification: July 26, 2021
Camera-ready paper: August 16, 2021
Presenting at main conference: October 18-22, 2021

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