July 13 - August 7, 2009
The OpenInterface Association is happy to announce the Call for Participation for the annual International Summer Workshop on Multimodal Interfaces - eNTERFACE'09.
The eNTERFACE'09 workshop is being organized by Casa Paganini - InfoMus Lab, Department of Communication, Computer, and System Sciences (DIST) of University of Genova, Italy. The following themes will be studied and developed during the four-week long workshop: Multimodal signal analysis and synthesis; Signal-level and meaning-level data fusion; Intuitive interfaces and personalized systems in real and virtual environments; User, context and semantics-aware self-learning and adapting systems; Multimodal conversational systems; Usability; Innovative modalities and modalities conversion; Multimodality for plasticity; Multimodality for biometrics and security; Edutainment and learning assistance; Medical applications; Embodied agents; Performing arts applications; Multimodal interfaces for mobile devices; Multimodal interfaces for embodied social experience of multimedia content; Affective Multimodal Interfaces for Digital Art and Entertainment; Multimodal Semantic Fusion; Open-Source Framework for Rapid Prototyping of Multimodal Interactive Applications. Participants consist of academicians, researchers, doctoral and graduate students.
The First International Conference on Advances in Multimedia (MMEDIA 2009)
July 20-25, 2009
- Fundamentals in multimedia
- Multimedia content and modeling
- Multimedia content-based retrieval and analysis
- Perception and cognition for multimedia users
- Multimedia ontology
- Mobile and ubiquitous multimedia
- Multimedia services
- Multimedia applications
- Multimedia security and content protection
- Multimedia control and management
The Springer Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces (JMUI) has launched a Call for papers for the Special issue devoted to the Summer Workshop on multimodal interfaces eNTERFACE'08 results. Deadline for papers submission is December 1, 2008.
For complete paper submission guidelines please visit: http://www.springer.com/journal/12193
Open Source Virtual Reality Spreads Out
A group of researchers is using a wireless open source virtual world to teach language learning to students, including allowing them to practice. "Dubbed ‘Realtown’, the newly-developed wireless environment incorporates a virtual supermarket, schools, pharmacy and bank, as well as background sounds that may be enabled to increase the environment’s realism," says the story. Realtown is actually just one of many applications of the open source framework DIVE though, which stands for Distributed Interactive Virtual Environments. Here's what it's all about and a look at some other open source virtual reality efforts.