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Calls: Artificial Intelligence, Multi-Modal Dialogue

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Message 1: Artificial Intelligence: ECAI+PAIS+STAIRS

Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2001 11:19:16 +0100
From: [** iso-8859-1 charset **] Yannick Pri� <ypriebat710.univ-lyon1.fr>
Subject: Artificial Intelligence: ECAI+PAIS+STAIRS


Please find enclosed three calls for papers for

ECAI 2002: 15th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence
 *** Submission deadline: January 18, 2002 ***

PAIS 2002: Prestigious Applications of Intelligent Systems
 *** Submission deadline: January 18, 2002 ***

STAIRS 2002: First European Starting AI Researcher Symposium
 *** Submission deadline: March 1, 2002 ***

Regards,

Yannick Pri�

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** 15th EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (ECAI-2002) **
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The ECAI 2002 Programme Committee invites submission of papers for
the Technical Programme of the 15th biennial European Conference
on Artificial Intelligence.

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 IMPORTANT DATES
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 18 Jan 2002 Deadline for paper summaries
 22 Jan 2002 Deadline for papers
 22 April 2002 Notification of acceptance
 10 May 2002 Camera-ready copies of papers
 24-26 July 2002 Technical programme at ECAI 2002
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Submissions are invited on substantial, original and previously
unpublished research in all fields of Artificial Intelligence,
including, but not limited to:

Abduction Knowledge Representation
AI Abduction and Creativity Logic Programming
AI Architectures Machine Learning
Art and Music Machine Translation
Automated Reasoning Meta-Heuristics for AI
Autonomous Agents Model-Based Reasoning
Bayesian Learning Multi-Agent Systems
Belief Revision Natural Language Processing
Case-Based Reasoning Neural Networks
Causal Reasoning Nonmonotonic Reasoning
Cognitive Modelling Ontologies
Cognitive Robotics Perception
Common-Sense Reasoning Philosophical Foundations
Computer-Aided Learning Planning
Conceptual Graphs Probabilistic Reasoning
Configuration Qualitative Reasoning
Constraint Programming Real-Time Systems
Constraint Satisfaction Reasoning about Actions and Change
Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery Reasoning under Uncertainty
Decision Theory Reinforcement Learning
Deduction Resource-Bounded Reasoning
Description Logics Reuse of Knowledge
Design Robotics
Diagnosis Satisfiability Testing
Discourse Modelling Scheduling
Distributed AI Search
Game Playing Spatial Reasoning
Genetic Algorithms Speech Processing
Geometric Reasoning Temporal Reasoning
Inductive Logic Programming Text Mining
Information Extraction Theorem Proving
Information Retrieval User Modelling
Intelligent User Interfaces Verification and Validation
Knowledge Acquisition Vision
Knowledge-Based Systems


Formatting guidelines

It is highly recommended to submit papers using the final camera-
ready formatting style, except that author names should be omitted,
and replaced by the tracking number. Submissions must not exceed
five pages in camera-ready format. Submissions of unformatted
papers are limited to 6000 words including footnotes, figure
captions, tables, appendices, and bibliography. Each half-page
of figures will be counted as 600 words. (Please note that for some
papers five camera-ready pages may be considerably less than 6000
words in practice.) Overlengthy submissions will be rejected
without review. Authors submitting unformatted papers must include
a word count on their paper.

Guidelines on the format of submissions are available on the
ECAI 2002 Style Guide page
http://ecai2002.univ-lyon1.fr/cfp/style.html
Latex style files to support formatting of submissions are also
available http://ecai2002.univ-lyon1.fr/cfp/latex

Final versions of accepted papers will be required to conform
strictly to the formatting requirements specified in the ECAI 2002
Style Guide. Each accepted paper will be allocated five pages in
the proceedings.

Submission procedure

Submission is a two-stage process. Authors are asked to submit a
brief summary of their paper by 18 January 2002, followed by their
full paper before 22 January 2002 (23:59 CET). The strongly
preferred submission method for summaries is to use the web-based
summary submission form
http://ecai2002.univ-lyon1.fr/ecai/summary_submission.html
Submitted summaries will be assigned a unique tracking number that
should be marked on the full paper submission. Authors without access
to the web should send a summary including the title, authors,
contact address and abstract of the paper (maximum 200 words), plus
keywords drawn from this list (plus other key-words if appropriate)
to the ECAI 2002 Programme Chair (by email or postal mail).
The summary information and the tracking number should also be
included with the paper itself, on a separate sheet of paper.
Authors not able to use the web-based submission form may omit the
tracking number.

The strongly preferred submission method for full papers is
electronically, by email to: ecai2002-submissioncs.vu.nl Only
PDF files will be accepted. A free service to convert a number of
widely used file formats to PDF is available at
http://createpdf.adobe.com/ (the first three uses of this service
are for free). Submissions in hardcopy may also be made if electronic
submission is prob-lematic for the authors. In that case, six
copies of the paper (each including the summary sheet) should be
sent by postal mail or courier service to the ECAI 2002 Programme
Chair, Frank van Harmelen, at the address below. The deadline for
receipt of papers is 22 January 2002 (23:59 CET) for both electronic
and hardcopy submissions.

Papers received after this date will not be reviewed. Notification
of receipt of full papers will be mailed to the corresponding author
soon after receipt.

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 ADDRESS FOR SUBMISSION
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 Frank van Harmelen, ECAI 2002 Programme Chair
 Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Vrije Universiteit
 De Boelelaan 1081a, 1081HV Amsterdam
 The Netherlands

 Summary form:
 http://ecai2002.univ-lyon1.fr/ecai/summary_submission.html
 Email submission: ecai2002-submissioncs.vu.nl
 Email correspondence: ecai2002cs.vu.nl
 Tel: +31-20-444 7700
 Fax: +31-84-872 2806
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Anonymous reviewing process

ECAI 2002 will operate an anonymous reviewing process. Reviewing
for ECAI 2002 will be blind to the identities of the authors and
their institutions. To allow for blind reviewing replace the authors
line in your submission by the unique tracking number assigned by
the submission of the summary form (or leave it empty in case you
are not able to use the web-based summary submission form). Please
avoid identifying self-references. Replace phrases like "We have
shown in [n]" by "In [n] it has been shown ...".

Multiple submissions policy

ECAI 2002 will not accept any paper which at the time of submission
is under review for, or has already been published or accepted for
publication in a journal or another conference. Authors are also
expected not to submit their papers elsewhere during the review
period. These restrictions only apply to journals and conferences
and not to workshops or similar specialised meetings with limited
audiences. The title page should include a statement that "this
paper is not under review or accepted for publication in another
conference or journal".

The review process

All submissions will be subject to academic peer review by the
ECAI 2002 Programme Committee under the chairmanship of the ECAI 2002
Programme Committee Chair. The ECAI 2002 Programme Committee Chair
has final authority over the review process and all decisions
relating to acceptance of papers. Review criteria include originality
of ideas, technical soundness, significance of results, and quality
of presentation. Notification of acceptance or rejection of submitted
papers will be mailed to the corresponding author by 22 April 2002.

Awards

The best paper of the conference, as selected by the ECAI 2002
Programme Committee, will receive a prize sponsored by Elsevier
Science. The authors will also be invited to publish a longer
version of the paper in the Artificial Intelligence journal. The
authors of the 10 next best papers will all be invited to submit
a long version of their paper to a special fast-review track of
the Artificial Intelligence journal.

Conference proceedings

The conference proceedings will be published and distributed by
IOS Press on paper and as a CD-ROM. The authors will be responsible
for producing camera-ready copies of papers, conforming to the
ECAI 2002 formatting guidelines, for inclusion in the proceedings.
The deadline for receipt of the camera-ready copy is 10 May 2002.
Note that at least one author of each accepted paper is required
to attend the conference to present the paper.

Support for Central and Eastern Europe

ECAI 2002 is dedicated to supporting AI research in Central and
Eastern Europe. A travel grant to attend the conference will be
given to one author of each accepted paper from Central or Eastern
Europe. Also, authors from Central and Eastern Europe are offered
the possibility of pre-reviewing. They can submit their paper
anytime after 1 October 2002 to the ECAI 2002 Central and Eastern
Europe Chair at the address below. The paper will then be assigned
to a pre-reviewer, who may yield useful suggestions for the authors.
The pre-reviewing is aimed at supporting authors from Central and
Eastern Europe, and is no guarantee of acceptance of the final paper.

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 ADDRESS FOR PRE-REVIEWING
- ----------------------------------------------------------
 Michael Beetz
 Department of Computer Science IX
 Technical University Munich
 Orleansstr. 34 81667 Munich Germany
 Tel: +49 (89) 48095-129
 Fax: +49 (89) 48095-120 (-203)
 Email: beetzmin.tum.de

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** PRESTIGIOUS APPLICATIONS OF INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS (PAIS-2002) **
***********************************************************************

ECAI 2002 is pleased to announce its "Prestigious Applications of
Intelligent Systems" (PAIS-2002) sub-conference. The PAIS-2002
Programme Committee invites authors to submit application papers.

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 IMPORTANT DATES
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 18 Jan 2002 Deadline for PAIS papers summaries
 22 Jan 2002 Deadline for papers
 22 Apr 2002 Notification of acceptance
 10 May 2002 Camera-ready copies of papers
 24-26 July 2002 PAIS-2002, Lyon
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This event, associated with ECAI 2002 is created to specifically
highlight significant successful applications of intelligent system
technology. The purpose of the event is to provide a forum for
industry practitioners to learn about the power and applicability
of selected intelligent system techniques and share experience on
the applicability, development and deployment of intelligent
systems in industry. This will be the largest showcase in Europe
of real applications using intelligent system technology and the
ideal place to meet with those working to make successful intelligent
system based applications.

The Prestigious Applications of Intelligent Systems event will
present papers describing successful applications of intelligent
systems. Although associated with ECAI, it has a separate review
process conducted by experts in the application of intelligent
system technologies. Papers are selected to highlight critical
areas of success (and failure) and to present the benefits and
lessons of value to other developers. Submitted papers should make
these points clear. Accepted papers will be published in a special
section of the ECAI 2002 proceedings.

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 PAIS CHAIR
- ----------------------------------------------------------
 Boi Faltings
 Laboratoire d'Intelligence Artificielle (LIA)
 D�partement Informatique (DI)
 Ecole Polytechnique F�d�rale de Lausanne (EPFL)
 Ecublens 1015 Lausanne Switzerland

 Email : faltingslia.di.epfl.ch
 Tel: +41 21 693-2735
 Fax: +41 21 693-5225
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Paper submissions to PAIS 2002 will follow exactly the same format
and procedure as ECAI 2002. Papers must respect the formatting
and length restrictions given on page 5, but additionally should be
clearly marked as a submission to PAIS on the first page. Submissions
should be made electronically or in hardcopy to the same addresses
and by the same deadlines as papers submitted to the regular
conference. Do not submit papers directly to the PAIS programme
committee. For full details, see: http://ecai2002.univ-lyon1.fr/

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** FIRST EUROPEAN STARTING AI RESEARCHER SYMPOSIUM (STAIRS-2002) **
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Affiliated to ECAI'2002, Lyon, July 22-23, 2002

AIMS AND SCOPE

STAIRS'2002 is the first European Starting AI Researcher
Symposium, an international meeting aimed at AI researchers, from
all countries, at the beginning of their career: PhD students or
people holding a PhD for less than one year. It offers them:
 1.a first experience on submitting and presenting a paper in an
international forum with a broad scope and thorough selection
process;
 2.the opportunity to gather knowledge and exchange ideas related
to their research problems and approaches, and to attend ECAI at a
reduced cost;
 3.information on European research careers and mobility.

STAIRS'2002 will be held in Lyon, in the period immediately
preceeding ECAI'2002.

WEB PAGE

Additional information about STAIRS'2002 will be found on the
symposium web pages: http://stairs2002.univ-lyon1.fr/

IMPORTANT DATES

 Title and abstract due to the PC co-chairs March 1, 2002
 Paper submission deadline March 6, 2002
 Notification of acceptance sent to authors April 19, 2002
 Camera-ready copies due to the PC co-chairs May 6, 2002
 Symposium venue July 22-23, 2002

TOPICS

Submissions are invited on substantial, original, and previously
unpublished research in all fields of Artificial Intelligence,
including, but not limited to:

Adaptive Sytems
Automated Reasoning
Autonomous Agents
Case-Based Reasoning
Causal and Probabilistic Reasoning
Cognitive Science in AI
Constraints
Data Mining and Information Retrieval
Description Logics and Conceptual Graphs
Diagnosis and Abduction
Distributed AI
Genetic Algorithms and Soft Computing
Intelligent User Interfaces
Intelligent Web Applications
Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
Logic Programming
Machine Learning
Model-based and Qualitative reasoning
Multi-Agent Systems
Natural Language Processing and Speech Recognition
Neural Networks
Nonmonotonic Reasoning
Ontology
Planning and Scheduling
Real-time AI and Control
Reasoning about Actions and Change
Robotics
Search
Spatial and Temporal Reasoning
Uncertainty in AI
Vision

Additionally, we welcome contributions addressing practical results
and lessons learned from the integration of artificial intelligence
techniques into industrial applications, either completed or in
progress. Such papers should be clearly identified as "Application
paper" and will be treated separately by the Program Committee.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Submission is a two-stage process. Authors are first asked to submit
a summary of their research paper by March 1st, 2002, by sending it
to stairsdis.uniroma1.it, including the title, the names of all
authors with full affiliations and email addresses, the contact
author, and an abstract of the paper (maximum 200 words), plus
keywords drawn from the above list of topics (plus other keywords
if appropriate). Please do not forget to add "Application paper"
when relevant.

The full paper should be sent electronically to the same address
by March 6th, 2002, in either PostScript or PDF format (the latter
being highly preferred). Free services to convert a number of
widely used file formats to PDF are available at
http://createpdf.adobe.com/ and at
http://wheel.compose.cs.cmu.edu:8001/cgi-bin/browse . If electronic
submission is problematic, please contact both PC co-chairs by
February 15 (addresses are below).

It is highly recommended to submit papers using the final
camera-ready formatting style (including authors and affiliations
on the first page). Submissions must not exceed six pages in
camera-ready format, or 10 pages in plain article format (such as
the Springer LNCS format). Overlength submissions will be rejected
without review. Guidelines on the format of submissions and style
files will be available on the STAIRS'02 webpage
http://stairs2002.univ-lyon1.fr/ The final version of accepted papers
will be required to conform strictly to these guidelines, and will
be allocated six pages in the proceedings.

Papers received after March 6th 2002 (23:59 CET) will not be
reviewed. Notification of receipt of full papers will be emailed
to the corresponding author soon after receipt.

REVIEW PROCESS

Papers should address significant research works undertaken by the
authors. At least one of the authors must be a PhD student, or a
person holding a PhD for less than a year. Preference will be given
to papers whose authors are all in such condition.

All submissions will be subject to academic peer review by the
STAIRS'2002 Program Committee. Each paper will be assigned at least
two reviewers. Review criteria include originality of ideas, technical
soundness, significance of results, and quality of presentation.

Notification of acceptance or rejection of submitted papers will
be emailed to the corresponding author by April 19, 2002.

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

The conference proceedings will be published and distributed by
IOS Press. The authors will be responsible for producing camera-ready
copies of papers, conforming to the STAIRS'2002 formatting
guidelines, for inclusion in the proceedings. The deadline for
receipt of the camera-ready copy is May 6, 2002.

For each accepted paper, at least one author, and most preferably
one of the beginner researchers involved in the work, is required
to attend the conference to present the paper.

AWARDS

At least one best paper of the conference will be selected by the
STAIRS'2002 Program Committee, and announced during the Gala Dinner
on the evening of July the 22nd. The authors of this paper, as well
as those of other papers selected by the Program Committee, will be
invited to submit a longer version for a fast review process for
publication in the AI Com journal.


PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS

TThierry Vidal
ENIT Tarbes,
47, avenue d'Azereix - BP 1629
F-65016 Tarbes cedex, France
Tel: +33-5-62442762
Email: thierryenit.fr

Paolo Liberatore
Dipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica,
University of Roma La Sapienza,
Via Salaria 113, I-00198, Roma, Italy
Tel: +39-0649918488
Email: liberatodis.uniroma1.it

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

The PC consists of 39 junior established researchers, most of them
having completed their PhD in the past decade, and either European
or working in a European research team.

Liliana Ardissono, University of Turin, Italy
Carlos Areces, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Alessandro Artale, UMIST University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Bernhard Beckert, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Gianluca Bontempi, Interuniversitair Micro-Elektronica Centrum, Belgium
Jean-C�dric Chappelier, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne,
Switzerland
George Coghill, University of Wales, UK
Silvia Coradeschi, �rebro University, Sweden
Carlos Dam�sio, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Khalid Daoudi, INRIA Lorraine, France
Nadja De Carolis, University of Bari, Italy
Alvaro del Val, Universidad Aut�noma de Madrid, Spain
Luc de Raedt, Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg, Germany
Yannis Dimopoulos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Alexis Drogoul, University Paris 6, France
Florence Dupin de Saint-Cyr, Universit� d'Angers, France
Dieter Fox, University of Washington, USA
Jose Manuel Gutierrez, University of Cantabria, Spain
Ivana Kruijff-Korbayov�, Universit�t des Saarlandes, Germany
Patrick Lambrix, Link�pings universitet, Sweden
Vincenzo Lombardo, Universit� del Piemonte Orientale "A. Avogadro", Italy
Vittorio Maniezzo, Universit� di Bologna, Italy
Dunja Mladenic, Josez Stefan Institute Ljubljana, Slovenia
Abdel-Illah Mouaddib, University of Caen, France
Bart Netten, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Barry O'Sullivan, University College Cork, Ireland
Chris Reed, University of Dundee, UK
Jochen Renz, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Jussi Rintanen, Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg, Germany
Florence Sellini, Airbus, UK
Barry Smyth, University College Dublin, Ireland
Steffen Staab, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Csaba Szepesv�ri, Mindmaker Ltd, Hungary
Hans Tompits, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Ioannis Tsamardinos, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Sofie Verbaeten, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Rob Vingerhoeds, Siemens, Toulouse, France
Llu�s Vila, Technical University of Catalonia, Spain
Pinar �zturk, Norwegian Univ. of Science and Technology Throndheim, Norway

ORGANIZATION COMMITTEE

Nathalie Guin-Duclosson
Laboratoire d'Ing�nierie des Syst�mes d'Information (LISI)
Universit� Claude Bernard - Lyon 1
Nautibus (B�timent 710), 8 Boulevard Niels Bohr
Domaine scientifique de la Doua, 69622 Villeurbanne Cedex, France
Email : stairs2002bat710.univ-lyon1.fr

with Olivier Aubert, Pierre-Antoine Champin, St�phanie Jean-Daubias,
 Serge Fenet, Sandra Nogry, Simone Pimont, Arnaud Stuber,
 Olivier Teytaud
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Message 2: Multi-Modal Dialogue in Mobile Environments (ISCA-ITRW: IDS'02)

Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2001 16:37:11 +0100
From: Wolfgang.MinkerDaimlerChrysler.com> <Wolfgang.MinkerDaimlerChrysler.com>
Subject: Multi-Modal Dialogue in Mobile Environments (ISCA-ITRW: IDS'02)

 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 Dybkj�r
Natural Interactive Systems Laboratory
University of Southern Denmark
Denmark
lailanis.sdu.dk
 
Paul Heisterkamp, Wolfgang Minker 
Speech Understanding Systems
DaimlerChrysler AG
Germany
paul.heisterkampdaimlerchrysler.com
wolfgang.minkerdaimlerchrysler.com

Elisabeth Andre
University of Augsburg
Germany
andreinformatik.uni-augsburg.de


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 janaldfki.de
Niels Ole Bernsen University of Southern nobnis.sdu.dk
 Denmark, Denmark
Peter Boda Nokia, Finland Peter.Bodanokia.com
Louis Boves University of Nijmengen, boveslet.kun.nl

 The Netherlands
Rolf Carlson KTH, Sweden rolfspeech.kth.se
Lin Chase SpeechWorks lin.chasespeechworks.com
 International, UK
Paul Dalsgaard Center for pdcpk.auc.dk
 PersonKommunikation,
 Denmark
Morena Danieli Loquendo, Italy 
morena.danieliloquendo.com
Sadaoki Furui Tokyo Institiute of furuics.titech.ac.jp
 Technology, Japan
Ludwig Hitzenberger University of 
ludwig.hitzenbergersprachlit.uni-regensburg.de
 Regensburg, Germany
Andreas Kellner Philips, Germany 
Andreas.Kellnerphilips.com
Chin-Hui Lee National University of chlcomp.nus.edu.sg
 Singapore, Singapore
Lin-Shan Lee National Taiwan lsliis.sinica.edu.tw
 University, Taiwan
Helmut Mangold DaimlerChrysler, Germany 
helmut.mangolddaimlerchrysler.com
Joseph Mariani Ministry of Research, 
joseph.marianitechnologie.gouv.fr
 France
Renato de Mori University of Avignon, 
renato.demorilia.univ-avignon.fr
 France
Satoshi Nakamura ATR, Japan nakamuraslt.atr.co.jp
Sharon Oviatt Oregon Health & oviattcse.ogi.edu
 Science University,
 USA
Patrick Paroubek LIMSI-CNRS, France paplimsi.fr
Roberto Pieraccini SpeechWorks robertospeechworks.com
 International, USA
David Sadek CNET, France 
david.sadekrd.francetelecom.fr
Gary Strong National Science gstrongnsf.gov
 Foundation, USA
Michael Wagner University of Canberra, 
michael.wagnercanberra.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-infosigdial.org
Comments on webpages to: sigmediadfki.de
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