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NODALI: Call for Papers: Workshop on Multimodal Communication in conjunction with NODALIDA 2009

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MULTIMODAL COMMUNICATION: FROM HUMAN BEHAVIOUR TO COMPUTATIONAL MODELS May 14, 2009 Workshop in conjunction with the 17 Nordic Conference of Computational Linguistics (NODALIDA 2009), Odense, Denmark


Human communication is naturally multimodal, involving the interaction of modalities such as speech, facial expressions, hand gestures and body posture. In order to have a better understanding of human-human communication and to improve human-computer interaction it is essential to identify, describe, formalise and model the interaction of the different modalities in interhuman communication. The past two decades have witnessed numerous initiatives and research efforts to improve the state of the art, including collection and annotation of multimodal data, automatic recognition of the different modalities, modelling and generation of multimodal data. However, there are still many questions and problems concerning the annotation of multimodal data, the technology for capturing data, not to mention the interpretation and reproduction of complex, natural multimodal behaviour The present workshop aims to provide a multidisciplinary forum to present results and discuss issues that concern research on human multimodal communication, its modelling and representation for computational systems. We invite unpublished contributions in these field. Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to: 
* Cognitive aspects of multimodal communication
* Formal frameworks and descriptions of multimodal communication
* Representational issues (e.g. definition of annotation units,
  granularity of descriptions, spatio-temporal models of non-verbal
  modalities, definition  of default values, representation of
  multimodal meaning, inclusion of world context etc.)
* Interaction of the different modalities
* Multimodality in intercultural communication
* Definition of communicative functions in multimodal communication
* Methodologies and tools to annotate, process and/or produce
  multimodal communication
* Multimodal signal processing and its integration with manual
* The annotation and validation of multimodal data
* Machine learning applied to multimodal data 
Full paper submission: March 1, 2009
Notification: March 23, 2009
Camera-ready paper submission: April 14, 2009 Multimodal Communication Workshop: May 14, 2009

Paper submissions should not exceed six (6) pages, including references. As reviewing will be blind, the paper should not include the authors' names and affiliations.  
Submissions should follow the two-column format of EACL proceedings, as NODALIDA 2009 (see the information for authors under
http://beta.visl.sdu.dk/nodalida2009) and  must use either the LaTeX style files or Microsoft Word document template.

Paper submissions should not exceed six (6) pages, including references. As reviewing will be blind, the paper should not include the authors' names and affiliations. 

Submission must be electronic and must be sent at
multicom2009 @ cst.dk and costanza @ hum.ku.dk no later than March 1, 2009.  The only accepted format for submitted papers is Adobe PDF.  

The Workshop proceedings will be published in the NEALT electronic Proceedings series.

Jens Allwood, Elisabeth Alsén, Yasuhiro Katagiri, Costanza Navarretta, Patrizia Paggio

multicom2009 at cst.dk or costanza @ hum.ku.dk

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