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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   Multi-Modal Dialogue in Mobile Environments
From:   Wolfgang Minker
Email:   Wolfgang.Minker_(on)_daimlerchrysler.com
Date received:   27 Nov 2001
Deadline:   15 Feb 2002
Start date:   17 Jun 2002

Call for Papers 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 University of Augsburg 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. 1.) Speech Recognition for Multi-Modal Dialogue in Mobile Environments * robust algorithms for automatic speech recognition and understanding * spontaneous, conversational and disfluent speech * speech and language modelling * microphone and processing devices * spoken dialogue processing 2.) Advanced Multi-Modal Systems * role of multi-modality in mobile environments * dialog centric vs. visual centric approaches * transition from monomodal dialogue systems towards fully multi-modal systems * gesture and gaze tracking/recognition * integration of different in- and output-modes (alternative, complementary, redundant) * adapted use of modalities in the systems response * context- and location dependency of modalities * multimodality and safety considerations 3.) Design Issues for Mobile Environments * dialogue control * context handling * situation awareness * pro-activeness * geo-position awareness * spatial reference (input and output) * attention raising 4.) User Interface Issues * ergonomics and usability of multi-modal applications * cognitive aspects of multi-modal human-machine communication * user adaptation and profiling * role of usability tests * role of industry 5.) Applications for Mobile Environments * types of applications * coordination of multiple applications * conflict description and solving * industrial applications and commercialized products 6.) Systems Architecture * technical integration management * integration of local and server-based dialogue * distributed/embedded/network architecture * use of markup languages to design and develop * multi-modal applications * standards: voiceXML and HTML * reusability of individual system components 7.) Evaluation of Multi-Modal Dialogue Strategies and Systems * strategies and paradigms for evaluating multi-modal dialogues systems in mobile environments * field trials * role of corpora 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. 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. INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE The Scientific Committee consists of the following group of internationally recognised researchers: Jan Alexandersson DFKI, Germany janal_(on)_dfki.de Niels Ole Bernsen University of Southern nob_(on)_nis.sdu.dk Denmark, Denmark Peter Boda Nokia, Finland Peter.Boda_(on)_nokia.com Louis Boves University of Nijmengen, boves_(on)_let.kun.nl The Netherlands Rolf Carlson KTH, Sweden rolf_(on)_speech.kth.se Lin Chase SpeechWorks lin.chase_(on)_speechworks.com International, UK Paul Dalsgaard Center for pd_(on)_cpk.auc.dk PersonKommunikation, Denmark Morena Danieli Loquendo, Italy morena.danieli_(on)_loquendo.com Sadaoki Furui Tokyo Institiute of furui_(on)_cs.titech.ac.jp Technology, Japan Ludwig Hitzenberger University of Regensburg, Germany ludwig.hitzenberge r@sprachlit.uni-regensburg.de Andreas Kellner Philips, Germany Andreas.Kellner_(on)_philips.com Chin-Hui Lee National University of chl_(on)_comp.nus.edu.sg Singapore, Singapore Lin-Shan Lee National Taiwan lsl_(on)_iis.sinica.edu.tw University, Taiwan Helmut Mangold DaimlerChrysler, Germany helmut.mangold_(on)_daimlerchrysler. com Joseph Mariani Ministry of Research, joseph.mariani_(on)_technologie.gouv .fr France Renato de Mori University of Avignon, renato.demori_(on)_lia.univ-avignon.f r France Satoshi Nakamura ATR, Japan nakamura_(on)_slt.atr.co.jp Sharon Oviatt Oregon Health & oviatt_(on)_cse.ogi.edu Science University, USA Patrick Paroubek LIMSI-CNRS, France pap_(on)_limsi.fr Roberto Pieraccini SpeechWorks roberto_(on)_speechworks.com International, USA David Sadek CNET, France david.sadek_(on)_rd.francetelecom.fr Gary Strong National Science gstrong_(on)_nsf.gov Foundation, USA Michael Wagner University of Canberra, michael.wagner_(on)_canberra.edu.au Australia REGISTRATION FEE The fee for the workshop, including booklet of Abstracts, Proceedings on CD-Rom, full board from Monday lunch, June 17 to Friday lunch, June 21, is as follows Non-ISCA Member 865 Euro ISCA Member 820 Euro Non-ISCA Member - Students 655 Euro ISCA Member - Students 640 Euro Late registration supplement (after May 15, 2002) 50 Euro Attendees who are willing to share a double room can deduct 55 Euro from the above fees. SUBMISSION OF PAPER SUMMARIES A 2-3 page extended paper summary including figures and references can be submitted electronically. Please refer to http://www.sigmedia.org/ids02 for details on the submission process. The webpage will be updated progressively. Workshop registration of the presenting author(s) is required. 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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