Call: Multimodal Grand Challenges Proposals at ICMI 2015

Call for Multimodal Grand Challenges Proposals
at the
ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI 2015)
Seattle, WA, USA

Proposal submissions due: February 21st, 2015
Notifications: March 1st, 2015
Conference: November 9-13, 2015

The International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI) is the premier international forum for multidisciplinary research on multimodal human-human and human-computer interaction, interfaces, and system development. Developing systems that can robustly understand human-human communication or respond to human input requires identifying the best algorithms and their failure modes. In fields such as computer vision, speech recognition, and computational linguistics for example, the availability of datasets and common tasks have led to great progress. We invite the ICMI community to collectively define and tackle the scientific Grand Challenges in our domain for the next 5 years. Multimodal Grand Challenges are driven by ideas that are bold, innovative, and inclusive. They should inspire new ideas in the ICMI community and create momentum for future collaborative work. Analysis, synthesis, and interactive tasks are all possible. An important change from previous years is that all Grand Challenge participants will give a poster/demo presentation during the main portion of the conference. Additionally, all Grand Challenge papers will be evaluated by ICMI participants in order to determine the recipient(s) of the overall Best Grand Challenge Paper Award.

We are seeking organizers to propose and run Grand Challenge events. Both academic and corporate organizers are welcome. We are looking for up to three types of challenges in any of the following categories:

  • Dataset-driven challenge.
  • User case challenge.
  • Concept challenge.
  • Design Challenges.

We are also soliciting proposals that align with the theme of the conference, Multimodal interaction on mobile/wearable devices & large displays, such as:

  • Mobile interaction challenge.
  • Multimodal Interaction with large displays challenge.

For more proposal submission details, please see: or contact the ICMI 2015 Multimodal Grand Challenge Chairs, Cosmin Munteanu ( and Marcelo Worsley (


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