Call: SKILLS European Project (IST, Multimodal Interfaces) conference

Dear Colleague,

The EuroMov center at Montpellier-1 University in the south of France organizes a special conference in December 2011:

SKILLS is the international conference of the SKILLS European Project (IST, Multimodal Interfaces, 2007-2011). It addresses fundamental and translational issues related to the acquisition, storage, maintenance and transfer of human skills using multimodal technologies such as virtual and augmented realities, human-machine interfaces, interaction design, and robotic systems. SKILLS aims at introducing a novel approach to technology-assisted skill acquisition or rehabilitation based on enactive and direct interaction between learner and technology. Perception-action and cognitive accelerators embedded in specific training protocols are used at various stages of learning in several (real) trainee – (virtual) trainer situations.

In addition to keynote lectures, regular papers and posters, a large portion of the conference will be devoted to the presentation of hands-on demos illustrating the enactive approach to skill acquisition and transfer, not limited to but including the three following domains: Sport & Entertainement, Surgery & Rehabilitation, Industry & Manufacturing.

The two keynote speakers are J.A. Scott Kelso (Florida Atlantic University, FL, USA) and Stefan Schaal (University of Southern California, CA, USA).

The conference will be held at the CORUM International Convention Center, December 15-16, 2011, in the beautiful city of Montpellier in the Languedoc-Roussillon region.

Deadline for paper submission is June 15, 2011.

Detailed information about the SKILLS conference (preliminary program,  flyers and posters, submission, registration, accommodation, etc…) can be found at

Detailed information about the SKILLS european project can be found at

Detailed information about the EuroMov center an be found at

We look forward to seeing you in Montpellier next year !

Benoit Bardy (General Chair), Julien Lagarde (Program Chair), Denis Mottet (Demos Chair)

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