Call for Paper

The First International Workshop on Multimodal Interactions Analysis of Users a Controlled Environment (MIAUCE) is a satellite event of the Tenth International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces (ICMI 2008) that will take place in Chania, on the island of Crete, Greece, on October 20-22, 2008.

The workshop intends to bring together diversity of international researchers and practitioners who are currently working in the area of multimodal interactions and its applications in multimedia systems. It will explore the advances of  multimodal interaction techniques including (but not limited to):
-    body move and gesture analysis
-    visual field, gaze/fixation estimation
-    eye blink detection
-    facial expression and emotions
-    etc.

The workshop aims to study techniques that capture and analyze multi-modal behaviour in controlled environments. As a result of such analysis, information should be adapted to the user needs and situation. Its goal is to stimulate interest in this field and to create productive synergy among researchers who are working in this fascinating area. Prominent researchers both from academia and industry are invited to attend and show advances in the state-of-the-art in the field. The workshop also aims to study the usage and the effectiveness of the techniques in several applications:
-    Security,
-    Customized marketing,
-    Interactive web TV,
-    Etc.

Besides, the workshop aims to investigate the legal and ethical requirements necessary to design systems and applications. We encourage submissions of papers that deal with the social acceptability of these ambient intelligence technologies (multi-modal behaviour capture). The social study would guarantee the success of the multimodal interfaces and their implementations. The workshop is interested in how to formulate recommendations that will be presented to the policy makers (private and public).


The workshop solicits original and unpublished papers that address a wide range of issues in multimodal user interaction analysis. Authors should submit papers that should not exceed four (4) pages in ACM format, including figures, tables, and references.

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Important dates

Paper submission: July 15, 2008 (PDF format)
Notification: August 31, 2008
Camera-Ready version due: September 12, 2008
Workshop date: October 24, 2008 (morning)

Workshop organizers

Workshop co-chairs:
Jean Martinet, University of Lille, France - Jean.Martinet (at)
Nacim Ihaddadene, U. of Lille, France - Nacim.Ihaddadene (at)
Hideo Joho, University of Glasgow, UK - hideo (at)

Technical Programme Committee:
Stephane Ayache, University of Marseille, France
Mathieu Cornelis,  University of Namur, Belgium
Nathalie Grandjean,  University of Namur, Belgium
Fatima Hurtado, University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, France
Hideo Joho,  University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Adel Lablack, University of Lille, France
Greg Mori, Simon Fraser University, Canada

Accepted papers

Towards detection of interest during movie scenes
Joep JM Kierkels (University of Geneva) and Thierry Pun (University of Geneva)

Motion-based Feature Tracking For Articulated Motion Analysis
Hildegard Köhler (Universität Karlsruhe) and Annika Wörner (Universität Karlsruhe)

Computer Vison and Digital Signage
Borut Batagelj (University of Ljubljana) and Franc Solina (University of Ljubljana)

Abnormal event detection in real time videos
Mahmoudi Sidi Ahmed (University of Lille) and Md. Haidar Sharif  (University of Lille) and Nacim Ihaddadene  (University of Lille) and Chabane Djeraba (University of Lille)

Human Sciences and System Design: From Expertise to Situated Deliberation
Claire Lobet-Maris (University of Namur) and Mathieu Cornelis (University of Namur) and Nathalie Grandjean (University of Namur)

Simple and Efficient Visual Gaze Estimation
Roberto Valenti (University of Amsterdam) and  Nicu Sebe (University of Amsterdam) and Theo Gevers (University of Amsterdam)