Call For Papers

 

Special issue of the International Journal of Semantic Computing

on

GESTURE IN MULTIMODAL SYSTEMS

 

Guest Editors

Craig Martell (Naval Postgraduate School)

Dan Loehr (MITRE)

 

This special issue of the International Journal of Semantic Computing (www.worldscinet.com/ijsc) is concerned with models of gesture that can contribute to semantics for multimodal systems. We see this as ranging from simply using gesture to help understand the most salient part of another modality, e.g., speech, to full-blown gestural interfaces, to the building of data/corpora to support this research.

 

We follow Adam Kendon's broad definition: "Gesture: Visible action as utterance" (2004, Cambridge). That is, we consider gesture any body movement that contributes information.

 

Topics to be addressed include, but are not limited to:

         Interpretation of gestural behavior

         Gesture synthesis

         Gesture as input

         Studies of gesture in interaction with other modalities

         Corpora of gesture in multimodal systems

         What can multimodal systems learn from computational analyses of

sign language?

         Etc.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Deadline for paper submission: January 6, 2008

Notification of acceptance: February 14, 2008

Camera-ready version of accepted paper: February 24, 2008

Target publication date: March 31, 2008

 

SUBMISSION OF PAPERS

Papers should be submitted to cmartell@nps.edu or loehr@mitre.org
Latex-2e instructions can found at
 http://www.worldscinet.com/style_files/ijsc/214-ijsc_2e.zip

MS-Word instructions can be found at

http://www.worldscinet.com/style_files/ijsc/214-ijsc_doc.zip