Appel: 8th International Gesture Workshop - GW2009

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at LIPN.UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Tue Sep 9 14:14:30 UTC 2008

Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2008 14:17:39 +0200
From: Stefan Kopp <skopp at>
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GW 2009 - The 8th International Gesture Workshop
Gesture in Embodied Communication and Human-Computer Interaction

Feb 25-27, 2009
ZiF - Center for Interdisciplinary Research, Bielefeld University

Stefan Kopp, Sociable Agents Groups, Bielefeld University
Ipke Wachsmuth, Artificial Intelligence Group & ZiF, Bielefeld  

The International Gesture Workshop is an interdisciplinary event for
researchers working on gestural interaction, who want to meet and
exchange their ideas and newest research. GW 2009 aims to bring
together researchers from computer science, engineering, and the
humanities in order to connect recent theoretical discoveries about
the embodied bases of human verbal and nonverbal communication with
approaches taken to developing interactive systems that exploit
gesture as a means of interacting with machines. The workshop will be
the 8th in the Gesture Workshop series initiated in 1996.

Confirmed invited speakers:
Antonio Camurri (DIST-University of Genova)
Asli Özyürek (MPI Psycholinguistics & Radboud Univ. Nijmegen, Koc  
Univ. Istanbul)
Alex Waibel (Carnegie Mellon Univ., Univ. of Karlsruhe)

=== Scope and Topics
Under the focus of gesture-based human-computer interaction, we invite
submissions of original work that addresses, but is not limited to,
one or more of the following aspects:

Concepts, models, architectures:
* Theoretical aspects of gestural communication and interaction
* Gesture and speech, gaze, or other natural modalities
* Gesture and embodied cognition
* Gesture and sociality
* Gesture and multimodal dialogue
* Gesture expressivity
* Gesture development and learning
* Sensori-motor aspects of gesture
* Sign language processing
* Gesture recognition and analysis
* Gesture production and synthesis
* Fusion and fission of gesture with other modalities
* Systematic and idiosyncratic aspects of gesture

* User issues, usability studies, application paradigms
* Vision-based gesture recognition
* Gesture in virtual and augmented reality
* Gesture in embodied conversational agents
* Gesture in mobile computing
* Gesture in tangible and haptic interfaces
* Gesture for gaming and entertainment
* Gesture for audio-visual applications
* Gesture for therapy and rehabilitation
* Gesture for music and performing arts
* Gesture for education

=== Submission Procedure and Publication
Authors are encouraged to submit original scientific contributions to
GW 2009 in the form of extended abstracts of up to 2 pages. Abstract
headings must include title, authors, and keywords, according to
Springer formatting guidelines (see
Upon review and acceptance by the GW 2009 PC, authors will be asked to
present their work either orally, as a poster, or in form of a
technical demonstration (where applicable). Submitted abstracts must
be in English and should, to the extent possible, use language that
will be understood across disciplines i.e. avoids unnecessary jargon.
Submissions should be sent electronically in PDF to the following e-
mail address: gw2009 at

Presenting authors will be invited after the workshop to submit a full  
paper on the topic of their talk. All papers will be peer-reviewed and  
compiled into a high-quality publication typically published by  
Springer-Verlag (see

=== Important Dates
Submission of extended abstracts: September 12, 2008
Notification of acceptance/rejection: October 15, 2008
Submission of final versions of extended abstracts: November 4, 2008
Workshop: February 25-27, 2009

==== About the Venue
GW 2009 will be held at the ZiF - the Center for Interdisciplinary  
Research at Bielefeld University. Bielefeld is located in North  
Germany on the flanks of the wooded hills of the Teutoburg Forest and  
is easily reached by IC and ICE trains on the route Dortmund-Hannover.  
The nearest airports with hourly train connections are Hannover (115  
km), Dortmund-Wickede (110 km), Duesseldorf (190 km), and Frankfurt  
(320 km).

The GW organizing committee
Stefan Kopp, Ipke Wachsmuth, Kirsten Bergmann

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