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GESPIN 2011 : Gesture and Speech in Interaction


When Sep 5, 2011 - Sep 7, 2011
Where Bielefeld, Germany
Submission Deadline May 31, 2011
Notification Due Jul 15, 2011

Call For Papers

Gesture and Speech in Interaction
5 - 7 September, 2011
Universität Bielefeld

First call for papers

After the first successful conference on Gesture and Speech in
Interaction 2009 in Poznan, we have the pleasure to
announce that the next GESPIN will take place in Bielefeld, 5-7 Sep
2011. The conference is jointly organised by
several institutions at Bielefeld University, Germany and Adam
Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland.

With this conference we would like to promote interdisciplinary
perspectives that facilitate an efficient understanding
of the complexity of multimodal communication. We would like to invite
linguists, phoneticians, speech technologists,
computer and cognitive scientists as well as researchers from all
other fields who share an interest in speech and
gesture interfaces to participate in the GESPIN conference.

Papers on all topics related to speech and gesture are welcome.
However this year, we especially invite papers
that address prosody and gesture, i.e. timing relations between
gesture and prosody, gestural prosody, integration
of prosody and gesture, prosody and gesture acquisition using the
following methodological foci:

1. theory building and empirical investigations
2. modeling of gesture and speech
3. tools for an integrative analysis of speech and gesture corpora
4. systems for gesture and speech annotation
5. neurophysiological and neurobehavioural speech and gesture research
6. as well as: automatic speech and gesture recognition and synthesis
system demos.

We also plan to accept tutorial and special session proposals.

Conference proceedings will include a selection of accepted papers and
be published on a CD. The possibility of
publishing extended versions of conference papers in an edited
collection or a special issue of a journal is being

Planned dates:
Call for special sessions and tutorials: January 2011
Deadline for special sessions and tutorials: April 2011
Deadline for full papers: May 31st, 2011
Acceptance/rejection: July 15th, 2011
Early registration July 30th, 2011
Conference: September 5th - 7th, 2011

Confirmed invited speakers:
Marianne Gullberg (Lund University, Sweden)
Stefan Kopp (Bielefeld University)
Jan de Ruiter (Bielefeld University)
Marc Swerts (Tilburg University, the Netherlands)

Organising Committees:
Program Committee
Stefan Kopp (CITEC; SFB 673; Bielefeld University)
Katharina J. Rohlfing (CITEC; Bielefeld University)
Jan de Ruiter (CITEC; SFB 673; Bielefeld University)
Petra Wagner (CITEC; SFB 673; Bielefeld University)
Maciej Karpinski (CSLP AMU; Institute of Linguistics, AMU, Poznan)

Local Organising Committee
Petra Wagner
Zofia Malisz (conference secretary)
Alexandra Kenter (conference secretary)
Carolin Kirchhof (conference secretary)
Konrad Juszczyk (webmaster, CSLP AMU)
Hendrik Hasenbein (webmaster, Bielefeld University)

Participating Institutions:
Bielefeld, Germany
Universität Bielefeld
Center for Interdisciplinary Science (ZiF), Bielefeld University
Cognitive Interaction Technology - Center of Excellence (CITEC),
Bielefeld University
CRC 673 Alignment in Communication (SFB 673), Bielefeld University
Poznan, Poland
Centre for Speech and Language Processing (CSLP), Adam Mickiewicz University

Bielefeld, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany,
General enquiries:

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