International Conference on Multimodal Interaction Call for Papers


ICMI 2020: 3rd Call for Long and Short Papers
International Conference on Multimodal Interaction

25-29 Oct 2020, Utrecht, The Netherlands



Call for Long and Short Papers


The 22nd International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI
2020) will be held in Utrecht, the Netherlands.  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 2020 will feature a
single-track main conference which includes: keynote speakers,
technical full and short papers (including oral and poster
presentations), demonstrations, exhibits and doctoral spotlight
papers. The conference will also feature workshops and grand
challenges. The proceedings of ICMI 2020 will be published by ACM as
part of their series of International Conference Proceedings and
Digital Library.


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 2020 review will be based on two
sub-criteria (i.e., scientific novelty and technical novelty as
described below). Accepted papers at ICMI 2020 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 to a new usage of an
existing approach.


Please see the Submission Guidelines for Authors for detailed submission


This year’s conference theme: In this information age,
technological innovation is at the core of our lives and rapidly
transforming and impacting the state of the world in art, culture, and
society, and science as well - the borders between classical
disciplines such as humanities and computer science are fading. In
particular, we wonder how multimodal processing of human behavioural
data can create meaningful impact in art, culture, and society
practices. And vice versa, how does art, culture, and society
influence our approaches and techniques in multimodal processing? As
such, this year, ICMI welcomes contributions on our theme for
Multimodal processing and representation of Human Behaviour in Art,
Culture, and Society.

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

Important Dates

Paper Submission: May 4, 2020 (11:59pm GMT-7)

Reviews to authors: July 3, 2020

Rebuttal due: July 10, 2020 (11:59pm GMT-7)

Paper notification: July 20, 2020

Camera ready paper: August 17, 2020

Presenting at main conference: October 25-29, 2020