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Mon Feb 22 2010

Calls: Applied Ling, Cognitive Science, Computational Ling/Ireland

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        1.    Kirsten Bergmann, Workshop on Multimodal Output Generation

Message 1: Workshop on Multimodal Output Generation
Date: 22-Feb-2010
From: Kirsten Bergmann <kirsten.bergmannuni-bielefeld.de>
Subject: Workshop on Multimodal Output Generation
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Full Title: Workshop on Multimodal Output Generation
Short Title: MOG 2010

Date: 05-Jul-2010 - 06-Jul-2010
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Contact Person: Kirsten Bergmann
Meeting Email: mog2010ewi.utwente.nl
Web Site: http://www.mog-workshop.org/

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Cognitive Science; Computational
Linguistics; Psycholinguistics

Call Deadline: 14-Mar-2010

Meeting Description:

MOG 2010
3rd Workshop on Multimodal Output Generation
July 5-6, 2010 at Trinity College Dublin, co-located with the INLG 2010 in Ireland

The MOG 2010 workshop will be held at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland and is a
follow-up of the workshops on Multimodal Output Generation organized in 2008 and
2007. The workshop aims to bring work on multimodal output generation from
different disciplines together to establish common ground and discuss possible
future collaborations.

Call for Papers

News: A Best Student Paper Award will by sponsored by the Cognitive Science Society!

Workshop Purpose
An important aspect of the new generation of intelligent systems is the
possibility to employ more than one output modality when interacting with the
user. A quick and successful interaction is expected when, for instance, the
system's output is presented to the user via multimedia/hypermedia in which text
and graphics are merged, or by a conversational agent that combines the use of
speech and gesture. In such multimodal systems sophisticated specifications are
needed to combine the different output modalities in such a way that each bit of
information is presented in the most appropriate manner.

We invite contributions from research fields such as multimodal language
generation and embodied conversational agents as well as contributions in the
area of human communication, such as cognitive models of multimodal
communication and interaction. In this way we hope to combine an AI/engineering
perspective with input from other disciplines such as linguistics and
psychology, providing a forum where international researchers from different
disciplinary backgrounds can exchange ideas on multimodal output generation and
engage in scientific research collaboration.

Workshop Format
The workshop will take place in two consecutive days (5 and 6 July 2010). Note
that this is provisional depending on the number of submissions. There will be
short and long paper presentations, as well as the possibility to demo systems.
The workshop will include plenty of time for discussion.

Workshop Topics
We aim to have a varied program that reflects the different research fields
involved in multimodal output generation. Possible topics are listed below, but
this list is not intended to be exhaustive.

- Task-based modality choice (domain and data dependencies)
- User-based modality choice (constraints, preferences and expertise)
- Cross-references between modalities (e.g., text and graphics)
- Dependencies between modalities (e.g., speech, mimics and gestures)
- Relation between input and output modalities
- Integration of modalities (models, levels, dependencies)
- Cognitive models for processing multimodal information
- Computational models for multimodal output generation
- Models of modality integration based on multimodal discourse analysis
- Usability and evaluation of existing models
- Knowledge representation for multimodal output generation
- Evaluation of (methods for generating) multimodal output
- Development of multimodal corpora from a generation perspective
- Affective Computing, evoking and expressing emotion
- Input formats and representations for multimodal output generation, e.g. FML

Submission Details
We invite both long papers describing mature research (max. 12 pages) and short
papers (max. 6 pages) describing plans, ideas and demos, which could invoke
discussion and questions to be addressed in the future. Accepted papers will be
published in the MOG proceedings, with an ISSN number.

Papers can be submitted via the EasyChair conference system. The submission
process requires registration to create an EasyChair account prior to
submission. Paper formatting instructions and templates are available at the MOG
2010 website: http://www.mog-workshop.org/submission.html

Important Dates
- Submission of papers: March 14, 2010
- Notification of acceptance: May 2, 2010
- Final paper deadline: May 23, 2010
- Workshop dates: July 5-6, 2010
(Note that the workshop dates are provisional, subject to the number of final
accepted papers.)

Workshop Organisers
- Ielka van der Sluis, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
- Kirsten Bergmann, Bielefeld University, Germany
- Charlotte van Hooijdonk, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Mariet Theune, University of Twente, The Netherlands

Programme Committee
Elisabeth André, University of Augsburg, Germany
Ruth Aylett, Heriot-Watt University, UK
Ellen G. Bard, University of Edinburgh, UK
John Bateman, University of Bremen, Germany
Christian Becker-Asano, ATR (IRC), Japan
Timothy Bickmore, Northeastern University, USA
Harry Bunt, University of Tilburg, The Netherlands
Justine Cassell, Northwestern University, USA
Jan de Ruiter, Bielefeld University, Germany
David DeVault, USC ICT, USA
Mary Ellen Foster, Heriot-Watt University, UK
Markus Guhe, University of Edinburgh, UK
Dirk Heylen, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Gareth Jones, Dublin City University, Ireland
Michael Kipp, DFKI, Germany
Stefan Kopp, Bielefeld University, Germany
Emiel Krahmer, University of Tilburg, The Netherlands
James Lester, North Carolina State University, USA
Saturnino Luz, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Fons Maes, University of Tilburg, The Netherlands
Mark Maybury, MITRE, USA
Paul Mc Kevitt, University of Ulster, UK
Mike McTear, University of Ulster, UK
Louis-Philippe Morency, USC ICT, USA
Radoslaw Niewiadomski, TELECOM ParisTech, France
Jon Oberlander, University of Edinburgh, UK
Cécile Paris, CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia
Paul Piwek, The Open University, UK
Ehud Reiter, University of Aberdeen, UK
Thomas Rist, FH Augsburg, Germany
Zsofia Ruttkay, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Matthew Stone, Rutgers, USA
Kristina Striegnitz, Union College, USA
Marc Swerts, University of Tilburg, The Netherlands
David Traum, USC ICT, USA
Kees van Deemter, University of Aberdeen, UK
Theo van Leeuwen, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Marilyn A. Walker, University of California, USA
Sandra Williams, The Open University, UK

More Information
More details about the workshop can be found at the MOG2010 website, at:
MOG 2010 e-mail contact: mog2010ewi.utwente.nl
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