13.1169, Calls: Multimodal Interfaces, Applied Lang Corpora

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Subject: 13.1169, Calls: Multimodal Interfaces, Applied Lang Corpora

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Date:  Wed, 24 Apr 2002 15:22:10 -0400
From:  "Victoria L. MacLaren" <vicky at cs.cmu.edu>
Subject:  2nd CFP: 4th IEEE International Conference on Multimodal   Interfaces

Date:  Thu, 25 Apr 2002 23:52:43 +0200
From:  "PALC 2003" <corpora at krysia.uni.lodz.pl>
Subject:  PALC 2003 - First Circular and Call for Papers

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Date:  Wed, 24 Apr 2002 15:22:10 -0400
From:  "Victoria L. MacLaren" <vicky at cs.cmu.edu>
Subject:  2nd CFP: 4th IEEE International Conference on Multimodal   Interfaces

International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces
2nd Call for Papers
(Apologies if you receive duplicates)

Following the success of the previous three conferences held in 1996,
1999 and 2000, the fourth International Conference on Multimodal
Interfaces (ICMI'2002) will be held in Pittsburgh, 14-16 October
2002. ICMI'02 brings multimodal interface researchers, developers and
end-users together to present, demonstrate and discuss their latest
work. It will also provide those interested in multimodal interfaces a
unique opportunity to keep abreast with the latest development in this
increasingly important subject.

Multimodal interfaces represent an emerging interdisciplinary research
direction, involving spoken language understanding, natural language
understanding, image processing, computer vision, pattern recognition,
experimental psychology, etc. They aim at efficient, convenient and
natural interaction and communication between computers and human
users. Multimodal interfaces will ultimately enable users to interact
with computers using their everyday skills.

Papers describing original work on all aspects of multimodal
interfaces are solicited.

Topics include but are not limited to the following:
* Perceptual computing models and systems
* Speech recognition and synthesis
* Character and handwriting recognition
* Hand gesture and lip-motion recognition
* Gaze tracking, face detection and facial expression recognition
* Machine translation and multilingual interfaces
* Computer graphics for multimodal interfaces
* Sensors for multimodal interfaces
* Affective computing for HCI
* Distributed HCI
* Multimodal interfaces for the Internet and virtual reality
* Multimodal interfaces for wearable and mobile computing
* Multimodal interfaces for the disabled
* Human factors in multimodal interfaces
* Platforms and tools

S u b m i s s i o n
Papers must be written in English and should be no longer than 6 pages
single spaced, and should use a font no smaller than 12-point. All
printed material must follow the CS press specifications
(http://www.computer.org/cspress/instruct.htm) . The title page should
include the title of the paper, an abstract (200-300 words), a list of
keywords, and the authors' contact details (postal and email
addresses, fax and phone numbers). Electronic files should be in PDF
or PostScript.

In addition, proposals for demonstrations are encouraged. A 1-2 page
description of the demonstration is required. The template is the same
as for the paper guidelines. (See above)

P u b l i c a t i o n
Papers accepted for presentation at the Conference will be included in
the Proceedings to be published by CS press.

I m p o r t a n t D a t e s
* 15 May 2002 Paper submission due
* 30 June 2002 Notification of acceptance
* 30 July 2002 Camera-ready manuscript due
* 14-16 October 2002 Conference

Q u e s t i o n s ?
For further information, please consult the Conference Homepage:

or contact us:
ICMI'02 secretariat / Celine Morel
Interactive Systems lab
NSH , 5000 Forbes ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15224 USA
Tel +1 412 268 5480 Fax +1 412 268 5578
celine at cs.cmu.edu

C o n f e r e n c e H o m e p a g e

G e n e r a l C o - C h a i r s
Alex Waibel (CMU, USA / UKA, Germany)
Wen Gao (CAS, China)

P r o g r a m C o m m i t t e e C o - C h a i r s
Jie Yang (CMU, USA)
Eric Horvitz (Microsoft Research, USA)
Sadoki Furui (Tokyo Institute of Technology , Japan)

Program Committee:
G. Abowd, (Georgia Tech, USA)
C. Atkeson (CMU, USA)
X. Chen (CMU, USA)
P. Cohen (OGI, USA)
J. Cohn (Pittsburgh University, USA)
J. Coutaz (CLIPS, France)
J. L. Crowley (Inria, France)
T. Darrell (MIT, USA)
R. Dillman (UKA, Germany)
I. Essa (Georgia Tech, USA)
J. Flanagan (Rutgers, USA)
M. Flickner (IBM-Almaden, CA)
M. Federico (IRST, Italy)
B. Granstrom (CTT, Sweden)
T. Huang (UIUC USA)
G. Lazzari (IRST, Italy)
Y. Lecun (ATT, USA)
D. Massaro (UC-Santa Cruz)
K. Mase (ATR, Japan)
M. Maybury (MITRE, USA)
B. Myers (CMU, USA)
S. Nakamura (ATR, Japan)
R. Picard (MIT, USA)
G. Riccardi (ATT labs., USA)
C. Rohrer (Stuttgart University, Germany)
S. Shafer (Microsoft Research, USA)
H. Shum (Microsoft Research China)
D. Siewiorek (CMU, USA)
T. Starner (Georgia tech, USA)
B. Suhm (BBN, USA)
T. Tan (NLPR, China)
M. Turk (UCSB, USA)
B. Xu (CAS, China)
J. W. Yang (ETRI, Korea)

M. Bett (CMU, USA)

C. Morel (CMU, USA)

V. MacLaren (CMU, USA)

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Date:  Thu, 25 Apr 2002 23:52:43 +0200
From:  "PALC 2003" <corpora at krysia.uni.lodz.pl>
Subject:  PALC 2003 - First Circular and Call for Papers

Fourth International Conference on




The Department of English Language at Lodz University plans to hold
the 4th international conference devoted to PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS IN
LANGUAGE CORPORA. The general topic of the conference is the
relationship between language corpora and their uses in a range of
language and linguistic fields. Our aim is to provide a forum for
practical exemplifications of language corpora (written and spoken) in
action and a forum for fruitful interaction between
scholars. Hopefully, such a conference will act as a stimulus to
teaching, and to scholarly and critical research.


The conference will be held over 3 days, 4 to 6 April 2003 (arrival
day 3 April) at the Lodz University Conference Centre. We expect
approximately 100 participants from Poland and Central Europe, Western
Europe and other parts of the world.

Plenary Speakers

We have invited a number of internationally known scholars in corpus
linguistics and related fields to be plenary speakers. Their names
will be made public in the second circular.

Topics (All papers must be corpus-based.)

We invite papers on such topics as:
Contrastive Studies and Language Corpora
Discourse and Language Corpora
ESP and Language Corpora
Expert, Retrieval and Analytical Systems in Corpora
FLA/SLA and Language Corpora
Language Teaching Materials and Language Corpora
Language Teaching and Learner Corpora
Lexicography and Language Corpora
Lexicology and Language Corpora,
Literature and Language Corpora
Phonetics/Phonology and Language Corpora
Translation and Language Corpora,
Other corpus-related topics.


Abstracts of papers should be up to 750 words long and forwarded (by e-mail,
fax or mail) to the organisers. Deadline for submission of abstracts is 24
November 2002. Presentations should last 45 minutes including
demonstrations, questions and discussion.

Publication of proceedings

Selected papers from the conference will be published by an international


The cost of conference registration, accommodation and fullboard at
the conference centre is:

Participants from Central and Eastern Europe:
(fee/200 PLN + accommodation/fullboard/550PLN) 750 PLN
N.B. Reduced rate for early registration by 31 December 2002 is 650 PLN

Participants from Western Europe, the Americas, Far East, Others
(fee $150 + accommodation/fullboard/$300) $450
N.B. Reduced rate for early registration by 31 December 2002 is &400

The conference fee will cover conference materials, participation in
sessions, etc. Accommodation/fullboard will include accommodation in a
single, twin or double room at the Lodz University Conference Centre,
three meals a day, coffee breaks, conference dinner and social


Payment should be by cheque (in US dollars or equivalent in other
currencies), made out to:

Lodz University (PALC'03)
Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk
and forwarded to
Department of English Language
Al. Kosciuszki 65,
90-514 Lodz, Poland

Alternatively, cash or cheque payment can be made on arrival.

Further Information

Further details about the conference will be publicised in regular
circulars to participants and academic institutions.

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