Workshop “Understanding and Modeling Multiparty, Multimodal Interactions (UM3I)” in the context of the 16th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI 2014)


The LangTERRA Workshop on “Understanding and Modeling Multiparty, Multimodal Interactions (UM3I)” took place at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, Turkey, on November 16 2014, in the context of the ACM 16th International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI 2014). The ICMI Conference is one of the most significant venues related to Multimodal Communication and activities encompassed in the respective LangTERRA Priority Research Area 1.

The workshop was co-organised together with Anna Esposito and Gabriel Skantze from the LangTERRA partnering organisations DP/SUN and KTH respectively, as well as with representatives from major industrial players and academic institutions: Samer Al Moubayed (Disney Research) Dan Bohus (Microsoft Research), Dirk Heylen (Twente University).

The Workshop also featured a keynote talk by Yukiko Nakano, professor at Seikei University, titled “From Modeling Multimodal and Multiparty Interactions to Designing Conversational Agents”. The LangTERRA UM3I workshop was very successful in gathering original works from 27 authors which resulted in 9 papers and respective talks on topics about multimodal & multiparty human-human, human-computer & human-robot interaction.

ILSP also participated in another strategic workshop at ICMI 2014, “Workshop on Roadmapping the Future of Multimodal Interaction Research Including Business Opportunities and Challenges”, presenting the paper “Multimodal Analytics and Its Data Ecosystem”, authored by M. Koutsombogera and H. Papageorgiou.

The workshop proceedings and summary that were created by ILSP and partnering organisations members, as well as the paper authored by ILSP are included in the ICMI 2014 conference proceedings and in the ACM Digital Library.

Conference Info

Details about the organizing committee, the invited speakers and other relevant information can be found at the conference web page:

Scientific Program

The scientific program of the Conference is available here.
A description of the workshop on “Understanding and Modeling Multiparty, Multimodal Interactions (UM3I)” is available here.

Invited Speaker

Yukiko Nakano Professor Yukiko Nakano is an associate professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science at Seikei University, Japan, and leading the Intelligent User Interface Laboratory. She received her M.S. in Media Arts and Sciences from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Ph.D. in Information Science and Technology from the University of Tokyo. In the research field of Conversational Agents, she has been working on many national and international projects including the collaboration with European universities.