Appel: MLMI'07 (Call for posters and demos)

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at LIPN.UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Thu Mar 15 14:46:13 UTC 2007

Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2007 21:13:25 +0100
From: Andrei Popescu-Belis <Andrei.Popescu-Belis at>
Message-id: <45F705E5.6020301 at>

MLMI'07 call for posters and demos
(apologies for multiple postings):

                4th Joint Workshop on Machine Learning
                 and Multimodal Interaction (MLMI'07)

                           28-30 June 2007
                         Brno, Czech Republic


* Important dates

Submission of abstracts for posters and demos:  23 March 2007
Acceptance decisions:  17 April 2007
Workshop:  28-30 June 2007

* Guidelines for submission

For posters and/or demonstrations, extended abstracts of 1-2 pages
should be submitted at (PDF

Following the workshop, authors of posters and demonstrations will be
invited to submit long versions of their presentations (up to 12
pages), to be considered for publication in a volume of revised
papers.  In common with the previous MLMI workshops, all the papers
selected by the Program Committee will be published in Springer's
Lecture Notes in Computer Science series (cf. LNCS 3361, 3869, 4299).

For the post-conference submission, the Springer LNCS format for
proceedings and other multiauthor volumes will be required

* Workshop topics

The fourth MLMI workshop will take place in Brno, Czech Republic,
following successful workshops in Martigny (2004), Edinburgh (2005)
and Washington, DC (2006).  MLMI brings together researchers from the
different communities working on the common theme of advanced machine
learning algorithms applied to multimodal human-human and
human-computer interaction.  MLMI'07 will follow on directly from the
annual conference of the Association for Computational Linguistics
(ACL/EACL 2007, Prague, June 25-27, 2007).

MLMI'07 will feature talks (including a number of invited speakers),
posters and demonstrations.  Prospective authors are invited to submit
proposals in the following areas of interest, related to machine
learning and multimodal interaction:
  - human-human communication modeling
  - human-computer interaction modeling
  - speech processing
  - image and video processing
  - multimodal processing, fusion and fission
  - multimodal discourse and dialogue modeling
  - multimodal indexing, structuring and summarization
  - annotation and browsing of multimodal data
  - machine learning algorithms and their applications to the topics

* Satellite events

MLMI'07 will feature special sessions and satellite events such as the
Summer school of the European Masters in Speech and Language
( and the PASCAL Speech Separation
Challenge II (  To
propose other special sessions or satellite events for MLMI'07, please
contact the organizing committee.

* Venue

Brno is the second largest city in the Czech Republic and the capital
of Moravia.  Brno had been a royal city since 1347 and is the
country's judiciary and trade-fair center.  With a population of
almost four hundred thousand and its six universities, Brno is also
the cultural center of the region.

Brno can be easily reached by direct flights from Prague, London and
Munich and by trains or buses from Prague (200 km) or Vienna (130 km).

MLMI'07 will take place at the Hotel Continental
(, a modern hotel located in a quiet
part of the city within walking distance from the city center.  The
local organizers are members of the Faculty of Information Technology
( at Brno University of Technology, which was
founded in 1899 as the Czech Technological University.

* Organizing Committee

Honza Cernocky, Brno University of Technology (organization co-chair)
Andrei Popescu-Belis, University of Geneva (programme chair)
Steve Renals, University of Edinburgh (special sessions)
Pavel Zemcik, Brno University of Technology (organization co-chair)

* Programme Committee

Marc Al-Hames, Munich University of Technology
Jan Alexandersson, DFKI
Tilman Becker, DFKI
Samy Bengio, Google
Herve Bourlard, IDIAP
Nick Campbell, ATR
Jean Carletta, University of Edinburgh
Honza Cernocky, Brno University of Technology
Sadaoki Furui, Tokyo Institute of Technology
John Garofolo, NIST
Daniel Gatica-Perez, IDIAP
Luc van Gool, ETHZ
Thomas Hain, University of Sheffield (area chair)
Mary Harper, Purdue University
James Henderson, University of Edinburgh
Hynek Hermansky, IDIAP
Vaclav Hlavac, Czech Technical University Prague (area chair)
Alejandro Jaimes, IDIAP
Samuel Kaski, Helsinki University of Technology
Denis Lalanne, University of Fribourg
Yang Liu, University of Texas at Dallas (area chair)
Stephane Marchand-Maillet, University of Geneva
Jean-Claude Martin, LIMSI
Helen Meng, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Nelson Morgan, ICSI
Ludek Muller, University of West Bohemia
Roderick Murray-Smith, University of Glasgow
Sharon Oviatt, OGI/OHSU (area chair)
Andrei Popescu-Belis, University of Geneva (programme chair)
Ganesh Ramaswamy, IBM TJ Watson Research Center
Steve Renals, University of Edinburgh
Jan Sedivy, IBM Prague
Elizabeth Shriberg, SRI and ICSI
Rainer Stiefelhagen, University of Karlsruhe (area chair)
Jean-Philippe Thiran, EPFL
Pierre Wellner, IDIAP
Dekai Wu, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Pavel Zemcik, Brno University of Technology

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