ICMI 2022 : International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces
Conference Series : International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces
Call For Papers
24th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction
7-11 Nov 2022, Bengaluru, India
CALL FOR LONG, SHORT AND BLUE SKY PAPERS
The 24th International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI 2022) will be held in Bengaluru, India. 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 2022 will feature a single-track main conference which includes: keynote speakers, technical full and short papers (including oral and poster presentations), demonstrations, exhibits, doctoral spotlight papers, Blue Sky papers, and late-breaking papers. The conference will also feature workshops and grand challenges. The proceedings of all ICMI 2022 papers, including Long and Short Papers, 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 behavioural 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 2022 review will be based on two sub-criteria (i.e., scientific novelty and technical novelty as described below). Accepted papers at ICMI 2022 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 behavioural markers that are predictive of mental health or how new behavioural 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 modelling 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 icmi.acm.org/2022/authors for detailed submission instructions.
This year's conference theme: Embodied Conversational Agents (ECAs) enable natural Human Computer Interaction, inspired by human-human communication. With rapid advances in multimodal analysis, dialog and synthesis technologies, intelligent ECAs are set to enter real world applications. The expected intelligence includes cognitive, social and emotional facets that humans routinely display in conversations. The theme for ICMI 2022 will revolve around making the ECAs more robust, responsible and multilingual. As such, this year, ICMI welcomes contributions on our theme for ”Intelligent and responsible Embodied Conversational Agents (ECAs) in the multilingual real world”.
Additional topics of interest include but are not limited to:
- Affective computing and interaction
- Cognitive modelling and multimodal interaction
- Gesture, touch and haptics
- Healthcare, assistive technologies
- Human communication dynamics
- Human-robot/agent multimodal interaction
- Human-centred A.I. and ethics
- Interaction with smart environment
- Machine learning for multimodal interaction
- Mobile multimodal systems
- Multimodal behaviour generation
- Multimodal datasets and validation
- Multimodal dialogue modelling
- Multimodal fusion and representation
- Multimodal interactive applications
- Novel multimodal datasets
- Speech behaviours in social interaction
- System components and multimodal platforms
- Visual behaviours in social interaction
- Virtual/augmented reality and multimodal interaction
LONG PAPER: The maximum length is 8 pages in ACM conference format, and authors are welcome to submit papers initially in either LaTeX or Word (excluding references).
SHORT PAPER: The maximum length is 4 pages in ACM conference format using latex or Word (excluding references).
BLUE SKY PAPER: ICMI 2022 partners once more with the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) to continue the Blue Sky paper track initiated in 2021 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).
The CCC will further distribute and publicise any papers published in this track, and they will sponsor awards to honour 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.
The maximum length is 4 pages in ACM conference format using either LaTeX or Word (excluding references).
Paper Submission May 13, 2022
Reviews to authors July 1, 2022
Rebuttal due July 8, 2022
Paper notification July 22, 2022
Camera-ready paper August 19, 2022
Presenting at main conference November 7-11, 2022