The 8th International Workshop on Multimodal Interfaces

The 8th International Workshop on Multimodal Interfaces; July 2nd – July
27th, 2012; Supélec (Metz, France)
Reminder : Project submission deadline January 28th, 2012

After the previous workshops, held in Mons (Belgium), Dubrovnik
(Croatia), Istanbul (Turkey), Paris (France), Genova (Switzerland),
Amsterdam (The Netherlands) and Plzen (Czech Republic) which had an
impressive success record and had proven the viability and usefulness of
this original workshop, the 8th editionwill take place in Supélec (Metz,
France). eNTERFACE workshops aims at establishing a tradition of
collaborative, localized research and development work by gathering, in
a single place, a team of senior project leaders in multimodal
interfaces, researchers, and (undergraduate) students, to work on a
pre-specified list of challenges, for 4 weeks. Participants are
organized in teams, attached to specific projects, working on free
software. Each week will typically consist of working sessions by the
teams on their respective projects plus a tutorial given by an invited
senior researcher and a presentation of the results achieved by each
project group. The last week will be devoted to writing an article on
the results obtained by the teams plus a big session where all the
groups will present their achievements.

This year, participants will be provided with an especially great
technical infrastructure, the SmartRoom. In addition to basic network
infrastructure and internet access, robots (Nao, Parrot drone, Koala,
Rovio and Bioloid), multimedia devices (2d and 3d cameras, Kinect, array
of microphones and even an holophonic room) and sensors (brain computer
interfaces, eyetrackers and some biomedical sensors) will be available
for the projects. For more details, see the website.

The eNTERFACE’12 committee now invites researchers to submit project
proposals that will be evaluated by the scientific committee. All the
informations asked to submit a project are available on the website of
the workshop (http://enterface12.metz.supelec.fr
<http://enterface12.metz.supelec.fr/>). The proposals should contain a
full description of the project’s objectives, required
hardwares/softwares and relevant literatures. When submitting a project
proposal, a list of potential candidates can be proposed by the authors.
Although not exhaustive, the submitted projects can cover one or several
of the topics listed below. A special focus ismade this year on
human-robot and human-environment interaction.

Topics :
– Embodied agents
– Human-robot and human-environments interactions in smart environments
– Multimodal signal analysis and synthesis
– Signal-level and meaning-level data fusion
– Multimodal conversational systems
– Intuitive interfaces and personalized systems in real and virtual
environments
– User, context and semantics aware self-learning and adapting systems
– Innovative modalities and modalities conversion
– Applications of Multimodal Interfaces

Important dates :
December 17th, 2011 Reception of a 1 page Notification of Interest,
with a summary of project goals, work-packages, and deliverables

January 28th, 2012 Reception of the complete project proposal in
the format provided in the guidelines

February 18th, 2012 Notification of project acceptance, publication
of the Call for Participation

April 1st, 2012 Closing of the Call for Participation

April 15th, 2012 Publication of the teams

July 2nd – July 27th, 2012 eNTERFACE’12 Workshop

Website of the workshop : http://enterface12.metz.supelec.fr
<http://enterface12.metz.supelec.fr/>

Send correspondence to : enterface12@supelec.fr
<mailto:enterface12@supelec.fr>

The organizing committee of eNTERFACE’12 is looking forward for your
submissions.

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