The 4th European and 7th Nordic Symposium on Multimodal Communication aims to
provide a multidisciplinary forum for researchers from different disciplines who study
multimodality in human communication as well as in human-computer interaction. The
multimodal communication symposium is organised by the Centre for Language
Technology (CST) at the University of Copenhagen.
The symposium follows up on a tradition established by the Swedish Symposia on
Multimodal Communication held from 1997 till 2000, and continued by the Nordic
Symposia on Multimodal Communication held from 2003 to 2012. Since 2013 the
symposium has acquired a broader European dimension, with editions held in Malta,
Estonia and Ireland. This year the symposium is returning to the University of
Multimodal communication as a research area is growing rapidly. There is indeed an
increased interest in embodied and situated communication – how humans interact with
each other using different modalities, as well as how technological artifacts affect
communicative activities. Work places as well as school environments, health care and
other services increasingly involve complex multimodal communication. The
development in innovative computer interfaces, mobile media and robotics makes new
multimodal technical solutions to communicative challenges possible while at the same
time creating new challenges for communication research.
As in the preceding editions, we aim to present a broad view of the field by accepting
papers on a wide range of topics. This year, however, a special track will be dedicated to
studies of cross-linguistic comparisons.