Call for papers

The 6th Workshop on Eye Gaze in Intelligent Human Machine Interaction
at ACM ICMI 2013, Sydney, Australia
December 13, 2013
Papers deadline: August 31, 2013

Invited speaker: Julien Epps – University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Eye gaze is one of the most important aspects in understanding and modeling human-human communication, and it has great potential also in improving human-machine and robot interaction. In human face-to-face communication, eye gaze plays an important role in floor and turn management, grounding, and engagement in conversation. In human-computer interaction research, social gaze, gaze directed at an interaction partner, has been a subject of increased attention.

This is the sixth workshop in Eye Gaze in Intelligent Human Machine Interaction, and in the past we have discussed a wide range of issues for eye gaze relevant to multimodal interaction; technologies for sensing human attentional behaviors, roles of attentional behaviors as social gaze in human-human and human-machine/robot interaction, attentional behaviors in problem-solving and task-performing, gaze-based intelligent user interfaces, and evaluation of gaze-based UI. In addition to these topics, this workshop will focus on eye gaze in multimodal communication, interpretation and generation. Since eye gaze is one of the primary communication modalities, gaze information can be combined with other modalities to compensate meanings of utterances or to serve as a stand-alone communication signal.

This workshop aims to continue in these lines and explore the growing area of gaze in intelligent interaction research by bringing together researchers from domains of human sensing, multimodal processing, humanoid interfaces, intelligent user interfaces, and communication science. We will exchange ideas to develop and improve methodologies for this research area with the long-term goal of establishing a strong interdisciplinary research community in “attention aware interactive systems”.
This workshop solicits papers that address the following topics (but not limited to):

* Technologies and methods for sensing and interpretation of gaze and human attentional behaviors
- Sensing attentional behaviors using bodily motions and multimodal and biometric signals
- Issues in tracking attentional behaviors in IUI
- Eye gaze in multimodal interpretation
- Eye gaze as multimodal communicative signals in human-human and human-machine/robot interaction
- Eye gaze in multimodal understanding
- Eye gaze in interpreting user’s intentions, attitude, grounding, and engagement in HCI and conversational interactions
- Gaze-informed user interfaces

* Eye gaze in multimodal generation and behavior production in conversational humanoids
- Selecting appropriate eye-gaze behaviors for virtual agents and communication robots
- Effective multimodal expressions by combining eye gaze and other modalities

* Empirical studies of attentional behaviors
- Attentional behaviors in interaction with computer systems including humanoids
- Attentional behaviors in dyads and multiparty face-to-face and remote conversations and collaboration
- Implications of analysis of human attentional behaviors towards HCI design

* Evaluation and design issues for using eye gaze in multimodal interfaces
- Evaluation methods for gaze-based multimodal interfaces
- Designs of user studies to measure user experience and to identify the real impact of eye gaze in multimodal interfaces

* New directions for gaze in Multimodal interaction
- Multimodal data fusion
- Pervasive and ubiquitous interaction
- Reviews and overview of existing research
- Future scenarios

There are two categories of paper submissions.
Long paper: The maximum length is 6 pages.
Short paper: The maximum length is 3 pages.
Each submission will be reviewed by three members of the program committee. The accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings. Best papers will be selected for an inclusion to a special issue in a journal. Submitted papers should conform to the ACM publication format. For templates and examples follow the link:
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Paper submission due: August 31, 2013
Notification of acceptance: September 20, 2013
Camera-ready due: October 10, 2013
Workshop date: December 13, 2013

Roman Bednarik – University of Eastern Finland, Finland
Hung-Hsuan Huang – Ritsumeikan University, Japan
Kristiina Jokinen – University of Helsinki, Finland
Yukiko Nakano – Seikei University, Japan