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August 4th-29th, 2008

Sculpture, © Nathalie d'Alessandro.

In this digital age, Multimodal Interfaces are extending and replacing mechanical and electrical instruments. Impressive results have been achieved and new challenging applications are foreseen in fields like medicine, assistance to disabled persons, communication, design, performing arts, games, and many other types of human activity involving computer interaction.

Research on Multimodal Interfaces is a challenging interdisciplinary field, blending perception and action, sensory modalities and cognition, physics and the humanities, computer science and signal processing, theory and experiments, and last but not least science and art.

We are very happy to invite at LIMSI researchers in Multimodal Interfaces worldwide to the eNTERFACE08 workshop, the next of a series of successful workshops initiated by SIMILAR, the European Network of Excellence (NoE) on Multimodal interfaces. eNTERFACE’08 will follow the fruitful path opened by eNTERFACE’05 in Mons, Belgium, and continued by eNTERFACE’06 in Dubrovnik, Croatia and eNTERFACE’07 Istanbul, Turkey. SIMILAR came to an end in 2007, and the eNTERFACE workshops are now under the aegis of the OpenInterface Foundation.

The following themes will be studied and developed during the four-week long workshop: Multimodal signal analysis and synthesis, Fusion and fission of modalities, Context aware adaptation, Edutainment and learning assistance, Medical applications, Disabled applications and Usability, with a special emphasis on Multimodal Communication, including speech, gestures, performing arts, facial expressions, Multimodal Corpora.

The ultimate goal of this workshop is to make this four weeks event a unique opportunity for students and experts to meet and work together, and to foster the development of tomorrow's multimodal research community.

The Computer Sciences Laboratory for Mechanics and Engineering Sciences (LIMSI) is a pluridisciplinary CNRS laboratory (UPR 3251) associated with Paris-6 and Paris-11 Universities. It is a quiet and remote place situated in the woods 30mn from Paris center by train and is easily accessible from the lively French capital.