Submission due date: July 31st [Deadline is Extended!]

4th Workshop on Eye Gaze in Intelligent Human Machine Interaction: Eye Gaze and Multimodality
Santa Monica, California, USA
October 26, 2012

Eye gaze is one of the most important aspects in modeling human-human communication, and has great potential in improving human-humanoid interaction. In human face-to-face communication, eye gaze plays an important role in floor management, grounding, and engagement in conversation. In human-robot interaction research, social gaze, gaze directed at an interaction partner, has been a subject of increased attention.

This is the fourth workshop on Eye Gaze on Intelligent Human Machine Interaction. In the previous workshops, we 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 topics, this yearfs 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. We will exchange ideas to develop and improve methodologies for this research area with the long term goal of establishing a strong interdisciplinary research community in gattention aware interactive systemsh.

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