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[eu_members at aclweb dot org] Ireland: MOG 2010: 3rd Workshop on Multimodal Output Generation, co-located with INLG 2010 -- 3rd CFP

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MOG 2010
July 5-6, 2010 at Trinity College Dublin, co-located with the INLG
2010 in Ireland

!!!! NEWS: A Best Student Paper Award will by sponsored by the
Cognitive Science Society !!!!

An important aspect of the new generation of intelligent systems is
the possibility to employ more than one output modality when
interacting with the user. A quick and successful interaction is
expected when, for instance, the system's output is presented to the
user via multimedia/hypermedia in which text and graphics are merged,
or by a conversational agent that combines the use of speech and
gesture. In such multimodal systems sophisticated specifications are
needed to combine the different output modalities in such a way that
each bit of information is presented in the most appropriate manner.

The MOG 2010 workshop will be held at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
and is a follow-up of the workshops on Multimodal Output Generation
organized in 2008 and 2007. The workshop aims to bring work on
multimodal output generation from different disciplines together to
establish common ground and discuss possible future collaborations.

We invite contributions from research fields such as multimodal
language generation and embodied conversational agents as well as
contributions in the area of human communication, such as cognitive
models of multimodal communication and interaction. In this way we
hope to combine an AI/engineering perspective with input from other
disciplines such as linguistics and psychology, providing a forum
where international researchers from different disciplinary
backgrounds can exchange ideas on multimodal output generation and
engage in scientific research collaboration.

The workshop will take place in two consecutive days (5 and 6 July
2010). Note that this is provisional depending on the number of
submissions. There will be short and long paper presentations, as well
as the possibility to demo systems. The workshop will include plenty
of time for discussion.

We aim to have a varied program that reflects the different research
fields involved in multimodal output generation. Possible topics are
listed below, but this list is not intended to be exhaustive.

•    Task-based modality choice (domain and data dependencies)
•    User-based modality choice (constraints, preferences and expertise)
•    Cross-references between modalities (e.g., text and graphics)
•    Dependencies between modalities (e.g., speech, mimics and gestures)
•    Relation between input and output modalities
•    Integration of modalities (models, levels, dependencies)
•    Cognitive models for processing multimodal information
•    Computational models for multimodal output generation
•    Models of modality integration based on multimodal discourse analysis
•    Usability and evaluation of existing models
•    Knowledge representation for multimodal output generation
•    Evaluation of (methods for generating) multimodal output
•    Development of multimodal corpora from a generation perspective
•    Affective Computing, evoking and expressing emotion
•    Input formats and representations for multimodal output
generation, e.g. FML

We invite both long papers describing mature research (max. 12 pages)
and short papers (max. 6 pages) describing plans, ideas and demos,
which could invoke discussion and questions to be addressed in the
future. Accepted papers will be published in the MOG proceedings, with
an ISSN number.

Papers can be submitted via the EasyChair conference system. The
submission process requires registration to create an EasyChair
account prior to submission. Paper formatting instructions and
templates are available at the MOG 2010 website:

•    Submission of papers: March 14, 2010
•    Notification of acceptance: May 2, 2010
•    Final paper deadline: May 23, 2010
•    Workshop dates: July 5-6, 2010
(Note that the workshop dates are provisional, subject to the number
of final accepted papers.)

•    Ielka van der Sluis, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
•    Kirsten Bergmann, Bielefeld University, Germany
•    Charlotte van Hooijdonk, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
•    Mariet Theune, University of Twente, The Netherlands

Elisabeth André, University of Augsburg, Germany
Ruth Aylett, Heriot-Watt University, UK
Ellen G. Bard, University of Edinburgh, UK
John Bateman, University of Bremen, Germany
Christian Becker-Asano, ATR (IRC), Japan
Timothy Bickmore, Northeastern University, USA
Harry Bunt, University of Tilburg, The Netherlands
Justine Cassell, Northwestern University, USA
Jan de Ruiter, Bielefeld University, Germany
David DeVault, USC ICT, USA
Mary Ellen Foster, Heriot-Watt University, UK
Markus Guhe, University of Edinburgh, UK
Dirk Heylen, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Gareth Jones, Dublin City University, Ireland
Michael Kipp, DFKI, Germany
Stefan Kopp, Bielefeld University, Germany
Emiel Krahmer, University of Tilburg, The Netherlands
James Lester, North Carolina State University, USA
Saturnino Luz, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Fons Maes, University of Tilburg, The Netherlands
Mark Maybury, MITRE, USA
Paul Mc Kevitt, University of Ulster, UK
Mike McTear, University of Ulster, UK
Louis-Philippe Morency, USC ICT, USA
Radoslaw Niewiadomski, TELECOM ParisTech, France
Jon Oberlander, University of Edinburgh, UK
Cécile Paris, CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia
Paul Piwek, The Open University, UK
Ehud Reiter, University of Aberdeen, UK
Thomas Rist, FH Augsburg, Germany
Zsofia Ruttkay, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Matthew Stone, Rutgers, USA
Kristina Striegnitz, Union College, USA
Marc Swerts, University of Tilburg, The Netherlands
David Traum, USC ICT, USA
Kees van Deemter, University of Aberdeen, UK
Theo van Leeuwen, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Marilyn A. Walker, University of California, USA
Sandra Williams, The Open University, UK

More details about the workshop can be found at the MOG2010 website,
at: http://www.mog-workshop.org/.
MOG 2010 e-mail contact: mog2010<at>ewi.utwente.nl (Substitute @ sign for <at>)