Call: Tilburg Gesture Research Meeting (TiGeR 2013)


TiGeR 2013

Tilburg Gesture Research Meeting
June 19-21, 2013

Deadline for submissions: February 20, 2013

TiGeR 2013 is the combined meeting of the 10th International Gesture Workshop (GW) and the 3rd Gesture and Speech in Interaction (GESPIN) conference, and is hosted by the Tilburg center for Cognition and Communication (TiCC) of Tilburg University, The Netherlands.

During TiGeR 2013, we aim to bring together researchers working on empirical and technical approaches to gesture production and comprehension.

The meeting will contain a special theme-session on theoretical and computational models of gesture and speech production. During this special session, we will discuss and compare competing models of the speech-gesture interface, both from an empirical and a technical perspective, with the following invited speakers:

  • Sotaro Kita (University of Birmingham, UK)
  • Stefan Kopp (Bielefeld University, Germany)
  • Catherine Pelachaud (CNRS, France)
  • Jan de Ruiter (Bielefeld University, Germany)

Two other themes that we want to highlight during TiGeR 2013 are cross-cultural differences in gesture production/comprehension and language acquisition and gesture. These topics will be addressed by our invited speakers:

  • Nick Enfield (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
  • Danielle Matthews (University of Sheffield, UK)

TiGeR 2013 hopes to bring together researchers working on gesture from the social sciences and humanities as well as researchers from computer science and engineering, in order to further our understanding of human gesture production and improve the development of interactive systems that exploit gesture as a means of interacting with machines. We invite submissions on all topics related to gesture production and perception. Specific topics include, but are not limited to, the following list:

Gesture research:

  • Gesture and speech or other natural modalities
  • Gesture and adaptation
  • Gesture and aphasia
  • Gesture in cross-cultural comparisons
  • Gesture in non-human primates
  • Gesture and individual differences
  • Gesture and language acquisition
  • Gesture and sign language
  • Gesture and multimodal dialogue
  • Gesture and embodied cognition
  • Gesture development and learning

Gesture application:

  • Gesture in virtual and augmented reality
  • Automatic gesture recognition and/or generation
  • Gesture in embodied conversational agents
  • Gesture and social signal processing
  • Gesture for gaming and entertainment
  • Gesture for audio-visual applications
  • Gesture for therapy and rehabilitation
  • Gesture for education

We invite papers for oral as well as for posters presentations. More detail about how to submit can be found here:

The following researchers have agreed to be members of the Program Committee:

  • Martha Alibali (University of Chicago, USA)
  • Elisabeth Andre (University of Augsburg, Germany)
  • Annelies Braffort (LIMSI-CNRS, France)
  • Alan Cienki (Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
  • Onno Crasborn (Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
  • Nick Enfield (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
  • Sylvie Gibet (University of Bretagne Sud, France)
  • Marianne Gullberg (Lund University, Sweden)
  • Judith Holler (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
  • Maciej Karpinski (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland)
  • Spencer Kelly (Colgate University, USA)
  • Michael Kipp (Saarland University, Germany)
  • Sotaro Kita (University of Birmingham, UK)
  • Stefan Kopp (Bielefeld University, Germany)
  • Anna Kuhlen (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany)
  • Ulf Liszkowski (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
  • Max Louwerse (University of Memphis/University of Tilburg, USA/The Netherlands)
  • Danielle Matthews (University of Sheffield, UK)
  • Cornelia Muller (Europa Universität Viadrina Frankfurt/Oder, Germany)
  • Asli Ozyurek (Radboud University, Nijmegen & Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
  • Catherine Pelachaud (CNRS at Telecom Paris Tech, France)
  • Pamela Perniss (Deafness, Cognition and Language Research Centre, UCL, UK)
  • Thies Pfeiffer (Bielefeld University, Germany)
  • Matthias Rehm (Aalborg University, Germany)
  • Miranda Rose (La Trobe University, Australia)
  • Eric Vatikiotis-Bateson (The University of British-Columbia, Canada)
  • Gabriella Vigliocco (University College London, UK)

The TiGeR 2013 Organizing Committee:

  • Marieke Hoetjes, Tilburg University
  • Emiel Krahmer, Tilburg University
  • Lisette Mol, Tilburg University
  • Karin van Nispen, Tilburg University
  • Eric Postma, Tilburg University
  • Marc Swerts, Tilburg University
  • Paul Vogt, Tilburg University

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the organizers at

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