11.0331 Cooperative Multimodal Communications

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Fri, 10 Oct 1997 08:20:40 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 11, No. 331.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

Date: Thu, 9 Oct 1997 09:45:39 -0400 (EDT)
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@parallel.park.uga.edu>
Subject: CMC/98 Call for Posters/Demonstrations

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


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Second International Conference on


Theory and Applications

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

Tilburg, The Netherlands, 28-30 January 1998


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 principal 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. Conference topics
include, but are not limited to:

* 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

The deadline for sumission of extended abstracts of papers has passed,
but propspective participants are invited to submit short abstracts
of posters to be presented at the conference, or descriptions of
multimodal systems to be demonstrated. Abstracts/descriptions should
be maximally 2 pages long and should be submitted before November 10.

Only electronic submission is be possible, in uuencoded compressed Latex
form, to be sent to tijn@win.tue.nl and to kievit@kub.nl (two copies).
A Latex style file to be used is available via the CMC/98 Web page
(see below).

Abstracts/descriptions will be reviewed for their appropriateness for
the conference by members of the program committee; authors will
receive notification of acceptance by December 1.

Accepted abstracts/descriptions will be published in the conference
proceedings. If the conference timetable allows, authors will be given
the possibility of a short, 10-minute plenary presentation of their work.


Submission of short abstracts: 10 November, 1997
Notification of acceptance: 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 and Aalborg)
Rob Nederpelt (Eindhoven)
Kees van Overveld (Eindhoven)
Ray Perrault (Menlo Park)
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 contact

For all other matters contact the conference secretariat:

Anne Adriaensen
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

 Harry C. Bunt
 Professor of Linguistics and Computer Science
 Dean, Faculty of Arts
 Tilburg University
 P.O. Box 90153
 5000 LE Tilburg, the Netherlands
 Phone: +31 - 13 466.3060 (secretary Anne Andriaensen)
                     2568 (Dean's office)
                     2653 (office, room B 310)
 Fax: +31 - 13 466.3110
 WWW: http://cwis.kub.nl/~fdl/general/people/bunt/index.stm

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