[visionlist] Call for submission: The ICMI’s grand challenge


International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI)

Glasgow, Scotland. November 13-17th, 2017


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Call for Multimodal Grand Challenges

Due January 13th, 2017. Decisions February 1st, 2017.

Submit via email to Dr. Mohammad Soleymani (mohammad.soleymani@unige.ch) and Dr. Manuel Giuliani (manuel.giuliani@sbg.ac.at)

More info: http://ift.tt/2gMHfg5


The International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI) is the premier international forum for multidisciplinary research on multimodal human-human and human-computer interaction, interfaces, and system development. Developing systems that can robustly understand human-human communication or respond to human input requires identifying the best algorithms and their failure modes. In fields such as computer vision, speech recognition, and computational linguistics for example, the availability of datasets and common tasks have led to great progress. We invite the ICMI community to collectively define and tackle the scientific Grand Challenges in our domain for the next 5 years. ICMI Multimodal Grand Challenges aim to inspire new ideas in the ICMI community and create momentum for future collaborative work. Analysis, synthesis, and interactive tasks are all possible. Challenge papers will be indexed by ACM.

The grand challenge sessions are still to be confirmed. We invite organizers from various fields related to multimodal interaction to propose and run Grand Challenge events. We are looking for exciting and stimulating challenges including but not limited to the following categories:

– Dataset-driven challenge. This challenge will provide a dataset that is exemplary of the complexities of current and future multimodal problems, and one or more multimodal tasks whose performance can be objectively measured. Participants in the Challenge will evaluate their methods against the challenge data in order to identify areas of strengths and weakness.

– Use-case challenge. This challenge will provide an interactive problem system (e.g. dialog-based) and the associated resources, which can allow people to participate through the integration of specific modules or alternative full systems. Proposers should also establish systematic evaluation procedures.

We are also soliciting proposals that align with the theme of the conference which is machine learning for multimodal interactions.

Prospective organizers should submit a five-page maximum proposal containing the following information:

1. Title

2. Abstract appropriate for possible Web promotion of the Challenge

3. Detailed description of the challenge and its relevance to multimodal interaction

4. Plan for soliciting participation

5. Description of how submissions will be evaluated, and a list of proposed reviewers

6. Proposed schedule for releasing datasets (if applicable) and receiving submissions

7. Short biography of the organizers

8. Funding source (if any) that supports or could support the challenge organization.

Proposals will be evaluated based on originality, ambition, feasibility, and implementation plan. The ICMI organizers will offer support with basic logistics.

Important Dates and Contact Details

Proposals should be emailed to both ICMI 2017 Multimodal Grand Challenge Chairs, Dr. Mohammad Soleymani (mohammad.soleymani@unige.ch) and Dr. Manuel Giuliani (manuel.giuliani@sbg.ac.at). Prospective organizers are also encouraged to contact the co-chairs if they have any questions. Continuation of or variants on the 2016 challenges are welcome, though we ask for submissions of this form to highlight the number of participants that attended during the previous year and describe what changes will be made from the previous year. Proposals are due by January 13th, 2017. Notifications will be sent on February 1st, 2017


General Conference Information

The 2017 International Conference on Multimodal Interaction, ICMI 2017, which will be held in Glasgow, Scotland between 13th and 17th November 2017. ICMI is the premier international forum for multidisciplinary research on multimodal human-human and human-computer interaction, interfaces, and system development. The conference focuses on theoretical and empirical foundations, component technologies, and combined multimodal processing techniques that define the field of multimodal interaction analysis, interface design, and system development. ICMI 2017 will feature a single-track main conference which includes: keynote speakers, grand challenges (due Jan 13th), workshops (due Feb 22nd), technical full and short papers (including oral and poster presentations, due May 12th), exhibits and doctoral consortium papers (due July 3rd) and demonstrations (due August 11th). The proceedings of ICMI’2017 will be published by ACM as part of their series of International Conference Proceedings and Digital Library.

For up to date information, see the conference website: http://ift.tt/2hT6u5b



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