Topics and Submission Guidelines



We welcome works aimed at exploring different approaches to multimodal communication, including research on multimodality in human communication and/or in human-computer interaction. In addition, this year’s symposium has a particular interest in three main research themes:

  1. the language-specific characteristics of gesture-speech interaction
  2. multimodal prominence
  3. the conceptual and statistical modelling of multimodal contributions, with particular regard to head movements and the use of gaze

Therefore, we particularly encourage contributions dealing with––but not limited to––the three topics described above.

We provide a detailed list of topics below.

  • Speech, gestures and signs in human communication
  • Intercultural aspects of multimodal behaviour
  • Multimodal aspects of language acquisition (both L1 and L2)
  • Multimodal learning
  • Multimodal language processing
  • Multimodal human computer interaction and conversational agents
  • Multimodal systems for sign language users
  • Multimodal health communication
  • Multimodal communication disorders and communication support 
  • Multimodal dialogue systems
  • Multimodal corpora
  • Sign language corpora
  • Annotation schemes and tools for multimodal corpora
  • Automatic recognition and interpretation of different modalities and their interaction
  • Machine-learning techniques applied to multimodal data

Submission Guidelines

  • Abstracts should be written in English and should not exceed 2 A4 pages (max. 700 words) including examples, figures and references. The format should comply with the MS Word model provided here.
  • Add at least three keywords to your submission.
  • Abstracts should be anonymous and submitted in pdf format. All references to authors should be omitted for purposes of blind review.
  • Authors may submit one abstract as first author and up to three abstracts as a co-author.

Abstracts received after the deadline will not be considered. Accepted abstracts will be allocated as either oral talk or poster presentation, and will be published in the book of abstracts. 

Abstract submission: September 30, 2022 October 7, 2022

Notification of acceptance: approximately December 15, 2022

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