CMC/98 First Announcement



   Second Int'l Conference on Cooperative Multimodal Communication, 
                      Theory and Applications 

             Sponsored by the Universities of Brabant 
                Joint Research Organization (SOBU)
       and the ACL Special Interest Group in Multimedia (SIGMED)

            Tilburg, The Netherlands, 28-30 January 1998


Following the successful first conference CMC/95 (which has been the 
basis of a book published soon by Springer Verlag), the Computational 
Linguistics and Artificial Intelligence Group at Tilburg University, 
in collaboration with the Center for Research on User-System
Interaction IPO in Eindhoven and the Department of Computer Science 
at Eindhoven University of Technology, will host the Second
International Conference on the theory and applications of Cooperative
Multimodal Communication, CMC/98, to take place January 28-30, 1998. 

The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers involved
in the design, implementation, and application of forms of cooperative 
human-computer communication where natural language (typed or spoken) 
is used in combination with other modalities, such as visual feedback 
and direct manipulation. 

                         TOPICS OF INTEREST
The conference will focus on formal, computational, and user aspects 
of building cooperative multimodal dialogue systems. Papers are sought 
in areas which include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

* cooperativity in multimodal dialogue 

* metaphors for human-computer interaction

* communicative acts in multimodal communication 

* interacting with visual domain representations 

* natural language interpretation in a multimodal context

* effective use of different media and modalities

* formal and computational models of dialogue context

* pragmatic concepts in human-computer dialogue

* the role of time in multimodal communication

* agent-based dialogue architectures

* user modelling 

* approaches to dialogue management 

                       SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS  
Authors are asked to submit an extended abstract of their paper of 
minimally 4 and maximally 7 pages, including keywords and references,  
by October 1, 1997. Only electronic submission will be possible, 
in uuencoded compressed Postscript form, to be sent to
and to (two copies). 

All extended abstracts will be reviewed by the program committee;
authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to submit a full paper. 
Full papers will have to be submitted in Latex form, so it would seem
advisable to use Latex also for the extended abstract. A Latex style 
file to be used for the full paper will be made available; for details
see the CMC/98 Web page.  

                          IMPORTANT DATES 
Submission of extended abstracts:   1  October,  1997 
Notification of acceptance:         1  November, 1997 
Final papers due:                   1  December, 1997 

                        PROGRAMME COMMITTEE 

                    Harry Bunt (Tilburg) (chair)  
                    Nicholas Asher (Austin) 
                    Norman Badler (Philadelphia)   
                    Don Bouwhuis (Eindhoven)   
                    Walther von Hahn (Hamburg)     
                    Dieter Huber (Mainz)        
                    John Lee (Edinburgh)           
                    Joseph Mariani (Paris)       
                    Jean-Claude Martin (Orsay)     
                    Mark Maybury (Bedford)       
                    Paul McKevitt (Sheffield)      
                    Rob Nederpelt (Eindhoven)    
                    Kees van Overveld (Eindhoven)  
                    Ray Perrault (Stanford)      
                    Donia Scott (Brighton)         
                    Jan Treur (Amsterdam)         
                    Wolfgang Wahlster (Saarbruecken)  
                    Bonnie Webber (Philadelphia) 
                    Kent Wittenburg (Morristown)   
                    Henk Zeevat (Amsterdam) 

                        ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
                    Robbert-Jan Beun
                    Tijn Borghuis
                    Harry Bunt
                    Leen Kievit 
                    Margriet Verlinden

For questions about the program contact Harry; 
for issues relating to the submission of abstracts and papers 

For all other matters contact the conference secretariat:
Computational Linguistics and Artificial Intelligence Group, 
Tilburg University, 
P.O. Box 90153,
5000 LE Tilburg, 
The Netherlands. 
phone: +31 13 466 30 60; 
fax +31 13 466 31 10; 

Web: (soon available)

 Harry C. Bunt
 Professor of Linguistics and Computer Science
 Tilburg University 
 P.O. Box 90153 
 5000 LE Tilburg, the Netherlands
 Phone: +31 - 13 466.3060 (secretary Anne Andriaensen)
                     2653 (office, room B 310)
 Fax: +31 - 13 466.3110

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