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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   Workshop on Child, Computer, and Interation at ICMI-MLMI 2009
Email:   yangl_(on)_HLT.UTDALLAS.EDU
Date received:   12 May 2009
Deadline:   01 Jun 2009
Start date:   05 Nov 2009

WORKSHOP ON CHILD, COMPUTER AND INTERACTION NOVEMBER 5, 2009 http://wocci2009.fbk.eu post-conference workshop of ICMI/MLMI 2009 http://icmi2009.acm.org/ CALL FOR PAPERS The Workshop on Child, Computer and Interaction will be held in Cambridge, Boston area, on November 5, 2009. The Workshop is a satellite event of the Tenth International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces, this year jointly with Machine Learning multi-modal interaction (ICMI-MLMI 2009) that will take place in the same venue on November 2-4, 2009. This edition follows the first edition of the Wocci Workshop which was held in Crete in October 2008. This Workshop aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners from universities and industry working in all aspects of multimodal child-machine interaction with particular emphasis on, but not limited to, speech interactive interfaces. Children are special both at the acoustic/linguistic level but also at the interaction level. The Workshop provides a unique opportunity for bringing together different research communities to demonstrate various state-of-the-art components that can make up the next generation of child centred computer interaction. These technological advances are increasingly necessary in a world where education and health pose growing challenges to the core well being of our societies. Noticeable examples are remedial treatments for children with or without disabilities, and first and second language learning. The Workshop should serve for presenting recent advancements in all core technologies for multimodal child-machine interaction as well as experimental systems and prototypes. PROGRAM COMMITTEE Kay Berkling, Inline GmbH, Germany Diego Giuliani, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy Shrikanth Narayanan, University of Southern California, USA Alex Potamianos, Technical University of Crete, Greece Elmar Noeth, University of Erlangen, Germany Martin Russell, University of Birmingham, UK Hiromichi Kawanami, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan Justine Cassell, Northwestern University, USA John Hansen, University of Texas, USA Abeer Alwan, University of California LA, USA Bryan Pellom, Rosetta Stone Inc, USA Matteo Gerosa, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy Serdar Yildirim, Mustafa Kemal University, Turkey Stefan Steidl, University of Erlangen, Germany TECHNICAL SCOPE The technical scope of the Workshop includes, but it is not limited to: - Speech Interfaces: acoustic and linguistic analysis of children's speech, discourse analysis of spoken language in child-machine interaction, age-dependent characteristics of spoken language, automatic speech recognition for children and spoken dialogue systems. - Multi-modality and Robotics: multi-modal child-machine interaction, multi-modal input and output interfaces, including robotic interfaces, intrusive, non-intrusive devices for environmental data processing, pen or gesture/visual interfaces. - User Modelling: user modelling and adaptation, usability studies accounting for age preferences in child-machine interaction Cognitive Models: internal learning models, personality types, user-centred and participatory design. - Application Areas: training systems, educational software, gaming interfaces, medical conditions and diagnostic tools. SUBMISSIONS Authors are invited to submit papers in any technical areas relevant to the Workshop. The technical committee will select papers for oral/poster-presentation. Accepted papers will be included in a CDROM with proceedings of the Workshop. Proceedings of the Workshop will be published by ACM. Instructions for paper submission will be available at the Workshop website. The official language of the Workshop is English. Demos are especially welcome. DEADLINES: two-page abstract: June 1, 2009 notification of acceptance: June 30, 2009 final submission (4-page paper): August 24, 2009

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