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Boston MA, USA
Main conference: 2-4 November 2009
Workshops: 5-6 November 2009

ICMI-MLMI 2009 is pleased to welcome the following co-located workshops. Workshop registration can be completed using the ICMI-MLMI online registration system either in combination with or separately from the main conference registration.


2nd Workshop on Child, Computer and Interaction

Thursday, 5 November 2009 (Full Day)

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.

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Workshop on Use of Context in Vision Processing (UCVP)

Thursday, 5 November 2009 (Full Day)

The Workshop on Use of Context in Vision Processing (UCVP) offers a timely opportunity for the exchange of recent work on employing contextual information in problems of Computer Vision. UCVP aims to address the opportunities in incorporating contextual information in algorithm design for single or multi-camera vision systems, as well as systems in which vision is complemented with other sensing modalities, such as audio, motion, proximity, occupancy, and others. The objective of the workshop is to gather high-quality contributions describing leading-edge research in the use of context in vision processing.

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Affect-Aware Virtual Agents and Social Robots (AFFINE)

Friday, 6 November 2009 (Full Day)

This workshop follows the successful ICMI.2008 AFFINE workshop (AFFINE - Affective Interaction in Natural Environments: Real-time affect analysis and interpretation for virtual agents and robots). An outcome of this past workshop is a special issue of the Springer Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces (JMUI) to appear in December 2009 (submission deadline April 2009). This new 2009 workshop seeks to bring together those who work on the real-time interpretation of user behavior to produce mid- or high-level state descriptors, from basic emotions to more complex appraisals or mental states (e.g. agreement and interest, or blends of several emotions) with those who wish to apply this capacity as part of a 'social perception' module or equivalent in social robots and virtual agent interaction frameworks.

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Workshop on Multimodal Sensor-Based Systems and Mobile Phones for for Social Computing

Friday, 6 November 2009 (Morning)

In this workshop we will discuss the state-of-the-art in sensors and sensing modalities to capture human behavior and social dynamics; how to model, simulate, and understand social dynamics from sensor data; and finally how to generate feedback aimed at improving social systems (individuals, small groups, organizations), creating a closed feedback loop. Key areas of interest include sensors for social computing, group behavior modeling using sensors, social systems simulations that incorporate sensor data, sensor-based organizational engineering, social analysis methods based on sensor data, and sensor-based real-time feedback systems.

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