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Category:   E-Conf
Subject:   ISCA-ITRW: IDS
From:   Wolfgang Minker
Email:   Wolfgang.Minker_(on)_daimlerchrysler.com
Date received:   11 Sep 2001
Deadline:   15 Feb 2002

1st Announcement ISCA Tutorial and Research Workshop (ITRW) on MULTI-MODAL DIALOGUE IN MOBILE ENVIRONMENTS IDS'02 June 17 through June 21, 2002 http://www.sigmedia.org/ids02 INTRODUCTION Dear Colleagues, It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in this ISCA Tutorial and Research Workshop (ITRW) on MULTI-MODAL DIALOGUE IN MOBILE ENVIRONMENTS, which will be held at the Kloster Irsee in southern Germany from June 17 through June 21, 2002. The workshop will cover all aspects of spoken, but also multi-modal interaction in mobile environments and will emphasise design issues and applications. Moreover, the workshop will focus on research and results, give information on tools and run prototype demonstrators of the expected future application. After the successful ETRW on Interactive Dialogue in Multi-Modal Systems at Kloster Irsee, Germany in June 1999, it is our belief that it is now the time to arrange a workshop, where the latest developments within the area of multi-modal dialogue in mobile environments will be discussed among researchers and industrialists active in the area. The workshop is organised as a collaboration between the University of Southern Denmark, DaimlerChrysler AG and the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI). We welcome you to the workshop. Laila Dybkjær Natural Interactive Systems Laboratory University of Southern Denmark Denmark laila_(on)_nis.sdu.dk Paul Heisterkamp, Wolfgang Minker Speech Understanding Systems DaimlerChrysler AG Germany paul.heisterkamp_(on)_daimlerchrys ler.com wolfgang.minker_(on)_daimlerchrysle r.com Elisabeth Andre Intelligent User Interfaces Germany andre_(on)_informatik.uni-augsburg.de< /a> WORKSHOP THEMES The workshop focuses on research issues, applications and tools concerned with the following interdisciplinary topics which are all part of general research and development of the main areas of multi-modal dialogue in mobile environments. Papers may discuss theories, applications, evaluation, limitations, general tools and techniques. Discussion papers that critically evaluate approaches or processing strategies and prototype demonstrations are especially welcome. Speech and its Interpretation -> robust algorithms for automatic speech recognition and understanding in mobile environments -> spontaneous, conversational and disfluent speech -> spoken dialogue processing -> speech and language modelling -> microphone and processing devices Design Issues -> dialogue control -> situation awareness -> pro-active dialogue -> geo-position awareness -> spatial reference (input and output) -> attention raising -> multi-modality and safety considerations -> ergonomics and usability Applications -> applications for mobile environments -> co-ordination of multiple applications -> conflict description and solving -> industrial applications and commercialised products Dialogue Systems Architecture -> integration of local and server-based dialogue -> technical integration management Evaluation of Dialogue Strategies and Systems -> strategies and paradigms especially adapted to mobile environments SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME The format of the workshop will be a non-overlapping mixture of oral and poster sessions. A number of tutorial lectures will be given by internationally recognised experts from the area of multi-modal dialogue systems. All poster sessions will be opened by an oral summary by the session chair. A number of poster sessions will be succeeded by a discussion session focussing on the subject of the session. It is our belief that this general format will ensure a lively and valuable workshop. The organisers would like to encourage researchers and industrialists to take the opportunity to bring their applications as well as their demonstrator prototypes and design tools for demonstration to the workshop. If sufficient interest is shown, a special demonstrator/poster session will be organised and followed by a discussion session. A booklet containing the abstracts of the accepted papers and the proceedings from the workshop will be available The official language of the workshop is English. At the opening of the workshop hardcopies of the abstracts and proceedings on CD-ROM will be available. An edition of Lecture Notes in Computer Science collecting the full-paper versions presented at the workshop is planned. TIMING AND DATES -> February 15, 2002: Deadline for submission of summary -> April 1, 2002: Notification of acceptance/rejection -> May 15, 2002: Deadline for submission of accepted paper and advance registration -> June 7, 2002: Final programme available on web -> June 17 - 21, 2002: Workshop CONTACT INFORMATION Comments on IDS'02 Workshop to: ids02-info_(on)_sigdial.org Comments on webpages to: sigmedia_(on)_dfki.de To subscribe to this list: majordomo_(on)_sigdial.org with the body text: subscribe ids02-info

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