Call: 9th International Gesture Workshop (GW 2011)

Call for Papers

GW 2011 – the 9th International Gesture Workshop
Gesture in Embodied Communication and Human-Computer Interaction

May 25-27, 2011
ILSP – Institute for Language and Speech Processing /ATHENA RC,
Department on Informatics and Telecommunications, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Athens, Greece

Organisers:
Eleni Efthimiou, Language Based Assistive Technology Group – Sign Language Technologies Team, Institute for Language and Speech Processing (ILSP)/ATHENA RC
Georgios Kouroupetroglou, Department on Informatics and Telecommunications, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Christian Vogler, Language Based Assistive Technology Group – Sign Language Technologies Team, Institute for Language and Speech Processing (ILSP)/ATHENA RC

The International Gesture Workshop is an interdisciplinary event for researchers working on gestural interaction, who want to meet and exchange their ideas and newest research. GW 2011 aims to bring together researchers from computer science, engineering, and the humanities in order to connect recent theoretical discoveries about the embodied bases of human verbal and nonverbal communication with approaches taken to developing interactive systems that exploit gesture as a means of interacting with machines. The workshop will be the 9th in the Gesture Workshop series initiated in 1996.

Invited Speakers:

Sylvie Gibe (UBS, FR)
Stefan Kopp (Uni-Bielefeld, DE)
Petros Maragos (NTUA, GR)

Scope and Topics

Under the focus of gesture-based human-computer interaction, we invite submissions of original work that addresses, but is not limited to, one or more of the following aspects:

Concepts, models, architectures

  a. Theoretical aspects of gestural communication and interaction
  b. Gesture and speech, gaze, or other natural modalities
  c. Gesture and embodied cognition
  d. Gesture and sociality
  e. Gesture and multimodal dialogue
  f. Gesture expressivity
  g. Gesture development and learning
  h. Sensori-motor aspects of gesture
  i. Sign language processing
  j. Gesture recognition and analysis
  k. Gesture production and synthesis
  l. Fusion and fission of gesture with other modalities
  m. Systematic and idiosyncratic aspects of gesture

Applications

  a. User issues, usability studies, application paradigms
  b. Vision-based gesture recognition
  c. Gesture in virtual and augmented reality
  d. Gesture in embodied conversational agents
  e. Gesture in mobile computing
  f. Gesture in tangible and haptic interfaces
  g. Gesture for gaming and entertainment
  h. Gesture for audio-visual applications
  i. Gesture for therapy and rehabilitation
  j. Gesture for music and performing arts
  k. Gesture for education

Submission Procedure and Publication

Authors are encouraged to submit original scientific contributions to GW 2011 in the form of extended abstracts of up to 2 pages. Abstract headings must include title, authors, and keywords, according to Springer formatting guidelines (see example document). Upon review and acceptance by the GW 2011 PC, authors will be asked to present their work either orally, as a poster, or in form of a technical demonstration (where applicable). Submitted abstracts must be in English and should, to the extent possible, use language that will be understood across disciplines i.e. avoids unnecessary jargon.

Submissions should be sent electronically in PDF to the following e-mail address: gw2011@ilsp.gr

Presenting authors will be invited after the workshop to submit a full paper on the topic of their talk. All papers will be peer-reviewed and compiled into a high-quality publication typically published by Springer-Verlag (see list of previous proceedings).

Important Dates

Submission of extended abstracts:  December 15, 2010
Notification of acceptance/rejection:  January 30, 2011
Submission of final versions of extended abstracts:  March 15, 2010
Workshop:  May 25-27, 2011

About the Venue

GW 2011 will be held in Athens, Greece. The event will be hosted in one of the oldest university buildings of Athens at the heart of the city, close to all sites of interest (ancient Greek and Roman city parts, Byzantine monuments, museums, cultural centres or just shopping districts). Athens is connected to the world via Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport.

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