Call for papers

This is a series of workshops for Eye Gaze in Intelligent Human Machine Interaction. Previous workshops have discussed a wide range of issues for eye gaze; technologies for sensing human attentional behaviors, roles of attentional behaviors as social gaze in human-human and human-humanoid interaction, attentional behaviors in problem-solving and task-performing, gaze-based intelligent user interfaces, and evaluation of gaze-based UI. In addition to these previous topics, this year’s workshop focuses on eye gaze in multimodal interpretation and generation. Since eye gaze is one of the facial communication modalities, gaze information can be combined with other modalities or bodily motions to contribute meanings of utterances and serve as communication signals.

This workshop aims to continue exploring this growing area of research by bringing together researchers including human sensing, multimodal processing, humanoid interfaces, intelligent user interface, and communication science.

This workshop solicits papers that address the following topics (but not limited to):
* Technologies for sensing human attentional behaviors
- Sensing attentional behaviors using bodily motions such as pupil movements, head movements and torso directions
- Sensing attentional behaviors using brain activities
- Issues in tracking attentional behaviors in IUI
* Eye gaze in multimodal interpretation
- Eye gaze as multimodal communicative signals in human-human and human-humanoid interaction
- Eye gaze in multimodal understanding
- Eye gaze in interpreting user’s intentions, attitude, grounding, and engagement in conversational interactions
* Eye gaze in multimodal generation and behavior selection in conversational humanoids
- Selecting appropriate eye-gaze behaviors for virtual agents and communication robots
- Effective multimodal expressions by combining eye gaze and other modalities
* Empirical study for human attentional behaviors
- Attentional behaviors in interaction with computer systems including humanoids
- Attentional behaviors in dyads and multiparty face-to-face conversations
- Implications of analysis of human attentional behaviors towards HCI design
* Evaluation and design issues for using eye gaze in multimodal interfaces
- Evaluation method for gaze-based multimodal interfaces
- Designs of user studies to identify the real impact of eye gaze in multimodal interfaces

There are two categories of paper submissions.
Long paper: The maximum length is 6 pages.
Short paper: The maximum length is 3 pages.
Submitted papers should conform to the ACM publication format.
For templates and examples follow the link:
The accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings.
For more detailed information about the submission procedure, please look at the workshop web page.

Paper submission due: July 28th, 2012
Notification of acceptance: August 24th, 2012
Camera-ready due: September 11th, 2012
Workshop date: October 26th, 2012

Yukiko Nakano (Seikei University, Japan)
Kristiina Jokinen (University of Helsinki, Finland)
Hung-Hsuan Huang (Ritsumeikan University, Japan)