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WOCCI 2012 : Workshop on Child, Computer and Interaction


When Sep 14, 2012 - Sep 15, 2012
Where Portland, Oregon
Submission Deadline Jun 15, 2012
Notification Due Jul 15, 2012
Final Version Due Jul 31, 2012
Categories    NLP   dialogue   interaction

Call For Papers

Papers are solicited on any technical areas relevant to the Workshop. The technical scope of the Workshop includes, but it is not limited to:

Speech Interfaces: acoustic and linguistic analysis of children's speech, discourse analysis of spoken language in child-machine interaction, age-dependent characteristics of spoken language, automatic speech recognition for children and spoken dialogue systems

Multi-modality and Robotics: multi-modal child-machine interaction, multi-modal input and output interfaces, including robotic interfaces, intrusive, non-intrusive devices for environmental data processing, pen or gesture/visual interfaces

User Modelling: user modelling and adaptation, usability studies accounting for age preferences in child-machine interaction

Cognitive Models: internal learning models, personality types, user-centred and participatory design

Application Areas: diagnostic tools and training systems for child-related medical conditions such as autism and learning and attention disorders; educational software, gaming interfaces.
The technical committee will select papers for oral/poster presentation.

Important Dates

Full paper (4-8 pages) submission: June 15, 2012
Notification of acceptance: July 15, 2012
Final paper submission and authors' registration: July 31, 2012
Workshop: September 14-15, 2012

Organizing Committee

Izhak Shafran, Oregon Health and Science University, USA
Kay Berkling, Inline GmbH, Germany
Stefan Steidl, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

Program Committee:

Kay Berkling, Inline GmbH, Germany
Justine Cassell, Northwestern University, USA
Diego Giuliani, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
John Hansen, University of Texas, USA
Takayuki Kanda, ATR, Japan
Hiromichi Kawanami, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Helen Meng, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, PRC
Alex Potamianos, Technical University of Crete, Greece
Shrikanth Narayanan, University of Southern California, USA
Elmar Nöth, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Rupal Patel, Northeastern University, Boston, USA
Martin Russell, University of Birmingham, UK
Izhak Shafran, Oregon Health and Science University, USA
Stefan Steidl, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Serdar Yildirim, Mustafa Kemal University, Turkey

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