11.0153 Multimodal Communication conference

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Wed, 9 Jul 1997 20:15:46 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 11, No. 153.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

Date: Mon, 7 Jul 1997 08:57:18 -0400 (EDT)
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@parallel.park.uga.edu>
Subject: CMC/98 First Announcement

>> From: Harry.Bunt@kub.nl (Harry Bunt)


Second Int'l Conference on Cooperative Multimodal Communication,

Theory and Applications

Sponsored by the Universities of Brabant
Joint Research Organization (SOBU)
and the ACL Special Interest Group in Multimedia (SIGMED)

Tilburg, The Netherlands, 28-30 January 1998


Following the successful first conference CMC/95 (which has been the
basis of a book published soon by Springer Verlag), the Computational
Linguistics and Artificial Intelligence Group at Tilburg University,
in collaboration with the Center for Research on User-System
Interaction IPO in Eindhoven and the Department of Computer Science
at Eindhoven University of Technology, will host the Second
International Conference on the theory and applications of Cooperative
Multimodal Communication, CMC/98, to take place January 28-30, 1998.

The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers involved
in the design, implementation, and application of forms of cooperative
human-computer communication where natural language (typed or spoken)
is used in combination with other modalities, such as visual feedback
and direct manipulation.

The conference will focus on formal, computational, and user aspects
of building cooperative multimodal dialogue systems. Papers are sought
in areas which include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

* cooperativity in multimodal dialogue

* metaphors for human-computer interaction

* communicative acts in multimodal communication

* interacting with visual domain representations

* natural language interpretation in a multimodal context

* effective use of different media and modalities

* formal and computational models of dialogue context

* pragmatic concepts in human-computer dialogue

* the role of time in multimodal communication

* agent-based dialogue architectures

* user modelling

* approaches to dialogue management

Authors are asked to submit an extended abstract of their paper of
minimally 4 and maximally 7 pages, including keywords and references,
by October 1, 1997. Only electronic submission will be possible,
in uuencoded compressed Postscript form, to be sent to tijn@win.tue.nl
and to kievit@kub.nl (two copies).

All extended abstracts will be reviewed by the program committee;
authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to submit a full paper.
Full papers will have to be submitted in Latex form, so it would seem
advisable to use Latex also for the extended abstract. A Latex style
file to be used for the full paper will be made available; for details
see the CMC/98 Web page.

Submission of extended abstracts: 1 October, 1997
Notification of acceptance: 1 November, 1997
Final papers due: 1 December, 1997


Harry Bunt (Tilburg) (chair)
Nicholas Asher (Austin)
Norman Badler (Philadelphia)
Don Bouwhuis (Eindhoven)
Walther von Hahn (Hamburg)
Dieter Huber (Mainz)
John Lee (Edinburgh)
Joseph Mariani (Paris)
Jean-Claude Martin (Orsay)
Mark Maybury (Bedford)
Paul McKevitt (Sheffield)
Rob Nederpelt (Eindhoven)
Kees van Overveld (Eindhoven)
Ray Perrault (Stanford)
Donia Scott (Brighton)
Jan Treur (Amsterdam)
Wolfgang Wahlster (Saarbruecken)
Bonnie Webber (Philadelphia)
Kent Wittenburg (Morristown)
Henk Zeevat (Amsterdam)

Robbert-Jan Beun
Tijn Borghuis
Harry Bunt
Leen Kievit
Margriet Verlinden

For questions about the program contact Harry Bunt@kub.nl;
for issues relating to the submission of abstracts and papers
contact tijn@win.tue.nl.

For all other matters contact the conference secretariat:

Computational Linguistics and Artificial Intelligence Group,
Tilburg University,
P.O. Box 90153,
5000 LE Tilburg,
The Netherlands.
phone: +31 13 466 30 60;
fax +31 13 466 31 10;
email: denk@kub.nl.

Web: http://cwis.kub.nl/~fdl/research/ti/Docs/CMC (soon available)

 Harry C. Bunt
 Professor of Linguistics and Computer Science
 Tilburg University
 P.O. Box 90153
 5000 LE Tilburg, the Netherlands
 Phone: +31 - 13 466.3060 (secretary Anne Andriaensen)
                     2653 (office, room B 310)
 Fax: +31 - 13 466.3110
 WWW: http://tkiwww.kub.nl:2080/tki/Faces/Hb/Hb.html