1st International Workshop on Speech and Multimodal Interaction in Assistive Environments (SMIAE 2012)

The 1st International Workshop on Speech and Multimodal Interaction in
Assistive Environments (SMIAE 2012):
http://www.informatik.uni-bremen.de/smiae/2012/ will be held at the 50th
Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
(http://www.acl2012.org/), on July 8th – 14th, 2012, in Jeju, Republic
of Korea.

Important Date:
Submission Deadline: March, 25th
Notification of Acceptance: April, 15th
Camera-ready deadline: May, 18th
Workshop date: July, 12th

SMIAE will focus on issues, applications, and development tools in the
field of Speech and Multimodal Interaction in Assistive Environments
(SMIAE). It will be concerned with all topics which fit within the
purview of speech and multimodal communication in environments suitable
for the elderly and people with age-related physical or cognitive
disabilities. Assistive environments are an application area of the
research field of Ambient Assisted Living (AAL). This research field is
supported through a European technology and innovation funding
programme, which promotes intelligent assistant systems for a better,
healthier, and safer life in the preferred living environments through
the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).
Human-computer and human-robot interaction are key technological tools
in the area of Assistive Environments, and as such the workshop will
particularly aim to draw together speech and multimodal work in these
areas. Moreover, both theoretical and applied computational work
regarding multimodal interaction in assistive environments will be
welcome at this workshop.
The submission deadline is March 25, 2011 (Check the website-Important
Dates for notification to authors and camera ready deadlines).
Submissions for long or short papers are both accepted. Both kinds of
submissions will have the same reviewing process and the accepted papers
will be included in the same proceedings. Submissions must conform to
the official ACL 2012 style guidelines here and should be submitted
through the START system.

Suggested Major Areas or Tracks are the following:
– Speech-enabled systems in assisted living environments
– Speech in interaction with gesture and other modalities in assistive
– Speech and multimodality in assistive robotics
– Control of smart devices through speech and multimodal approaches
– Speech/Text-to Speech software in Web applications designed for the
– Speech and multimodal interaction in e-Government and e-Health in
assistive environments
– Communication in assistive environments (e.g. Peer-to-Peer)
– Talking agents in assistive environments

All Submitted papers/abstracts will go through double-blind reviewing
processes (at least three reviewers). Authors of accepted papers who
registered in the conference will have access to the evaluations and
possible feedback provided by the reviewers who recommended the
acceptance of their papers, so they can accordingly improve the final
version of their papers.

SMIAE 2012 is sponsored by the the ACL Special Interest Group on Speech
and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies (SIG-SLPAT):

Invited Speaker: Dr. Mikio Nagano

For any inquiries regarding the workshop please send an email to

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