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Fri Sep 14 2001

Confs: Multi-Modal Dialogue in Mobile Environment

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Message 1: Multi-Modal Dialogue in Mobile Environments (ISCA-ITRW: IDS'02)

Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 16:18:47 +0200
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Subject: Multi-Modal Dialogue in Mobile Environments (ISCA-ITRW: IDS'02)


 1st Announcement

 ISCA Tutorial and Research Workshop (ITRW) 




 June 17 through June 21, 2002


Dear Colleagues,

It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in this ISCA Tutorial
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 Dybkj�r
Natural Interactive Systems Laboratory
University of Southern Denmark
Paul Heisterkamp, Wolfgang Minker
Speech Understanding Systems
DaimlerChrysler AG
Elisabeth Andre
University of Augsburg


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.

Speech and its Interpretation

 -> robust algorithms for automatic speech recognition
 and understanding in mobile environments
 -> spontaneous, conversational and disfluent speech 
 -> spoken dialogue processing 
 -> speech and language modelling 
 -> microphone and processing devices

Design Issues
 -> dialogue control
 -> situation awareness
 -> pro-active dialogue
 -> geo-position awareness
 -> spatial reference (input and output)
 -> attention raising
 -> multi-modality and safety considerations
 -> ergonomics and usability

 -> applications for mobile environments
 -> co-ordination of multiple applications
 -> conflict description and solving
 -> industrial applications and commercialised products 

Dialogue Systems Architecture 
 -> integration of local and server-based dialogue
 -> technical integration management

Evaluation of Dialogue Strategies and Systems
 -> strategies and paradigms especially adapted to
 mobile environments


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.

A booklet containing the abstracts of the accepted papers and the
proceedings from the workshop will be available

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


-> 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


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