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ICMI-MLMI 2009 PDF Imprimir

Cambridge, MA, USA,
November 2-6 2009
sponsored by ACM SIGCHI

The Eleventh International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces and The Sixth Workshop on Machine Learning for Multimodal Interaction will jointly take place in the Boston area from November 2-6, 2009. The main aim of ICMI-MLMI 2009 is to further scientific research within the broad field of multimodal interaction, methods and systems. This joint conference will focus on major trends and challenges in this area, and work to identify a roadmap for future research and commercial success. ICMI-MLMI 2009 will feature a single-track main conference with keynote speakers, panel discussions, technical paper presentations, poster sessions, and demonstrations of state of the art multimodal systems and concepts. It will be followed by workshops.

The conference will take place at the MIT Media Lab, widely known for its innovative spirit. Organized in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, ICMI-MLMI 2009 provides an excellent setting for brainstorming and sharing the latest advances in multimodal interaction, systems, and methods in a city known as one of the top historical, technological, and scientific centers of the US.

Important dates:
  • Workshop proposals March 1, 2009
  • Special Sessions proposals March 1, 2009
  • Paper submission May 22, 2009
  • Author notification July 20, 2009
  • Camera-ready due August 20, 2009
  • Conference Nov 2-4, 2009
  • Workshops Nov 5-6, 2009
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4th Workshop on "Artificial Intelligence Techniques for Ambient Intelligence" (AITAmI'09) PDF Imprimir

Barcelona, Spain. 19th of July 2009

Areas of Interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Agent-based approaches to AmI
  • Individual/group emotional status
  • Individual/group preferences
  • Mediating conflicting interests
  • Intelligent interactive systems
  • Non invasive sensing and interaction
  • Multi-modal interfaces (voice, image and video, bio-signals, handwriting, etc.)
  • Interaction with autonomous systems
  • Modelling complex environments (smart homes, hospitals, museums, transportation, classrooms, etc.)
  • Context awareness
  • Cognitive modelling of users
  • Applications (health, industry, teaching, supporting group collaboration, etc.)
  • Innovative applications of AI to Ambient Intelligence
  • Responsive/active architecture
  • Traditional relevant areas of AI (KR, reasoning about actions, spatio-temporal reasoning, CBR, planning, uncertainty, learning, belief revision, vision, decision- making, etc.)

This workshop differs from other events in the area in that it focuses on the special relevance of AI technology to the goals of Ambient Intelligence, and on the most likely avenues for practical application. AITAmI'09 will provide an open forum based on a variety of presentations: research papers, keynotes, panels and industrial demos. This event will provide a continuation to AITAmI'06 held during ECAI'06, AITAmI'07 held during IJCAI'07 and AITAmI'08 held during ECAI'08.

Important Dates:

April 30th: submission deadline
May 28th: notification of evaluation
June 12th: camera ready submission

Background and Goals: Imagine a future where human environments respond to human preferences and needs. In this world, devices equipped with simple intelligence and the abilities to sense, communicate, and act will be unremarkable features of our world. We will expect the car to warn us of hazards, track our location and provide timely route advice. We will speak to simple machines and hold conversations with more complex systems, such as intelligent homes that will help us monitor conditions, track routine tasks, and program the behaviour of the heat, the lights, the garden watering and the entertainment centre. Analogous systems at work will make simple decisions in our stead ranging from scheduling meetings to negotiating for common services over the web. Such systems will also acquire, and adapt to our preferences over time. In sum, we will come to view simple software intelligence as an ambient feature of our environment.

The infrastructure for ambient intelligence is fast coming on line. Computational resources are cheap and becoming cheaper, while ubiquitous network access has started to appear. Market forces will soon produce applications. We take the view that ambient intelligence is imminent and inevitable, and that the time is ripe to take stock. This workshop will provide that opportunity by gathering researchers in a variety of AI subfields together with representatives of commercial interests to explore the technology and applications for ambient intelligence.

General Structure of the Event: The core of the event will be the presentation of recent advances in research and applications and debates around different topics of interest. The event will have invited keynote lectures and sessions where papers and posters will be presented to report on the latest theoretical developments and applications. Presentations can also contain demos about tools and their applications. A panel will focus on various topics of interest at both academic and professional level. Interaction will be encouraged throughout the event.

Submission Details: Authors wishing to participate as speakers in this event should format their papers following the same formatting guidelines (8 pages, etc.) than for the main conference.

Instructions for online paper submision will be given soon in this space.

Special Session on sensing cognitive/affective states of mind: we particulalry encourage the submission of papers related to this topic. There will also be a related keynote.

Invited Speakers: to be announced.

Program: the overall program of activities will be announced later in this space. It will consist of presentations of research papers, keynotes, a discussion session and industrial demos.

Publications: all papers accepted will be published in the proceedings of the event. Relevant post-workshop publications will be pursued.

Logistics: It is convenient that if the presentation requires any equipment different from the standard laptop and data projector the authors of the paper communicate this to the workshop chairs as soon as possible.

Attendance: at least one author of each accepted paper is required to attend the workshop to present the paper. Places for attendance will be awarded with preference to those that have a paper accepted in the event.

Those wishing to attend the workshop without presenting a paper are invited to send to jc.augusto 'at' a brief statement of interest and a description of their background and motivations in this area. We cannot guarantee a place in the event for those not sending this request for participation.

Registration: to register for this event please use the registration page provided by IE'09.

Best Presentation Awards: there will be prizes in the categories of 'Best Presented Paper' and 'Best Presented Poster'.

Ph.D. Grants: The organizers of this event will offer partial funding to Ph.D. students with accepted papers at our event. The quality of the submission and the financial situation of the student will be part of the selection criterion. More details on this after the papers have been selected.

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The 5th Workshop on Emotion in Human-Computer Interaction PDF Imprimir
The role of emotion in HCI is becoming ever more relevant and challenging. HCI for affective systems embraces theories from a wide range of domains and disciplines such as psychology and sociology, robotics, computer science or design. It is relevant to a diverse set of application areas, from teaching and learning to office applications, entertainment technology, therapeutic applications, through to advertising and product design. Continual areas of interest within research include the recognition as well as synthesis of affect and emotion in the face, body, and speech, and the influence of emotion on human information processing and decision-making, interaction metaphors, design aspects, and many more. Throughout this wide-ranging and multi-disciplinary research there are common obstacles each of us face in our work, particularly when bringing affect out of the laboratory and into the real world.

Topics and Themes
This year's workshop is focusing on the development of affective technologies for real-world applications and the issues that this orientation brings to our research. Position papers are most welcome, but not limited to, the following topics:

* What are the real world challenges in affective computing and how can we address them?
* How can we sense and model affect, and what impact does sensing methodology and models used have on our methods?
* Can one -in the real world- sensibly differentiate between emotional and non-emotional behavior, and if so how?
* What relationship is there to other concepts such as motivation and engagement?
* What application areas make ideal research settings for exploring affective technologies in the real world?
* How can we measure and evaluate the success of affective interactions?
* What levels of social acceptance exist within society or specific communities towards affective systems?
* How might social acceptance attitudes impact on the design of affective technologies?
* What are the opportunities, risks and ethics entailed in developing affective systems? In particular, how should these risks and ethical concerns be addressed by the research community?

Who should attend?
This workshop will meet the requirements of individuals working in the different fields affected by emotion, giving them a podium to raise their questions and work with like-minded people of various disciplines on common subjects. It will use predominantly small group work, rather than being presentation-based and will be focused on selected topics based on the contributions. As with previous workshops, which resulted in a Springer book publication, this interactive and focused workshop is designed to produce tangible and citable outcomes.

Participate now!
To become part of this discussion please submit an extended abstract of your ideas, project or demo description. Case studies describing current applications or prototypes are strongly encouraged, as well as presentations of products or prototypes that you have developed. To encourage a high number of demonstrations, not just functional prototypes are welcome but also visionary ones in form of e.g. video prototypes, cardboard mock ups, cartoon strips, forum theatre presentations, or pastiche scenarios.

In any case we are particularly interested in prototypes and products that are designed to function in the real world.

After acceptance of your position paper it is mandatory for you to register to this workshop via the conference web site.

The abstract should be limited to about 800 words, formatted in ACM style (templates here) and be in PDF format.

Please send your contribution to submission2009 at emotion-in-hci dot net

Authors of accepted contributions will be asked to extend their abstract to a short or full paper to be included in Volume 3 of the conference proceedings. We might also issue a 2009 volume of the workshop's proceedings series, which will be published with an ISBN by Fraunhofer IRB Verlag.

Important dates

30 April 2009 position paper deadline
12 May 2009 notification of acceptance
17 August 2009 camera ready copy deadline
will be announced early registration deadline
01 September workshop

Please address any questions to enquiries2009 at


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JRBP 08 PDF Imprimir



A través de estas Jornadas se pretende crear un foro de encuentro entre distintos grupos de trabajo, tanto del mundo de la Empresa como de la Universidad con el fin de compartir avances tecnológicos así como mostrar los resultados de investigación en el campo de la Biometría.

Las Jornadas tendrán lugar los días 11 y 12 de septiembre de 2008 en la Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Informática (E.T.S.I.I.) de Valladolid.



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