LINGUIST List 23.1000

Tue Feb 28 2012

Calls: Computational Linguistics/South Korea

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <>

Date: 28-Feb-2012
From: Desislava Zhekova <>
Subject: 1st Workshop on Speech and Multimodal Interaction in Assistive Environments
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Full Title: 1st Workshop on Speech and Multimodal Interaction in Assistive Environments Short Title: SMIAE
Date: 12-Jul-2012 - 12-Jul-2012 Location: Jeju Island, Korea, South Contact Person: Dimitra Anastasiou
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 18-Mar-2012

Meeting Description:

In recent years considerable progress has been made in speech processing and interaction as well as in multimodality. However, the application field of Assistive Environments has only recently become a focus for the speech and multimodality research community.

This workshop will focus on issues, applications, and development tools in the field of Speech and Multimodal Interaction in Assistive Environments (SMIAE). It will be concerned with all topics which fit within the purview of speech and multimodal communication in environments suitable for the elderly and people with age-related physical or cognitive disabilities. Assistive environments are an application area of the research field of Ambient Assisted Living (AAL).

This research field is supported through a European technology and innovation funding programme, which promotes intelligent assistant systems for a better, healthier, and safer life in the preferred living environments through the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Human-computer and human-robot interaction are key technological tools in the area of Assistive Environments, and as such the workshop will particularly aim to draw together speech and multimodal work in these areas. Moreover, both theoretical and applied computational work regarding multimodal interaction in assistive environments will be welcome at this workshop.

Call for Papers:

We invite you to submit a paper to The 1st Workshop on Speech and Multimodal Interaction in Assistive Environments (SMIAE 2012):, to be held on July 12 at the 50th Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics (, on July 8-14, 2012, in Jeju, Republic of Korea.

The submissions deadline is March 18, 2012 (Check the website on Important Dates for notification to authors and camera ready deadlines).

Submissions for long or short papers are both accepted. Both kinds of submissions will have the same reviewing process and the accepted papers will be included in the same proceedings. Submissions must conform to the official ACL 2012 style guidelines available on our website and should be submitted through the START system.

Suggested Major Areas or Tracks are the following:

Speech-enabled systems in assisted living environmentsSpeech in interaction with gesture and other modalities in assistive environmentsSpeech and multimodality in assistive roboticsControl of smart devices through speech and multimodal approachesSpeech/Text-to Speech software in Web applications designed for the elderlySpeech and multimodal interaction in e-Government and e-Health in assistive environmentsCommunication in assistive environments (e.g. Peer-to-Peer)Talking agents in assistive environmentsMultimodal ICT used in elder care

All submitted papers will go through double-blind reviewing processes (at least three reviewers). Authors of accepted papers who registered in the conference will have access to the evaluations and possible feedback provided by the reviewers who recommended the acceptance of their papers, so they can accordingly improve the final version of their papers.

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