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Engineering Gestures for Multimodal Interfaces
Workshop at EICS 2014, June 17th, Rome


The workshop proceedings have now been published in the CEUR-WS series: EGMI 2014


The workshop took place on June 17th, 2014 at the CNR, Piazzale Aldo Moro 7, Rome.

Workshop Topics

During the last five years, interest in multimodal user interfaces (MMUIs) has increased significantly in research as well as in a commercial context. Popular examples are smartphones which usually provide a multitouch screen, speech input and motion sensors, or the Microsoft Kinect, which enables full-body interaction with a game console. However, the design of development tools and application programming interfaces (APIs) has not kept pace with this new trend. Most widely used APIs such as the Android SDK or the Microsoft Surface SDK still follow the decades-old paradigm of triggering event-based callbacks and support a few hardwired gestures at best. While numerous research projects have attempted to address these issues, they have so far failed to gain widespread adoption, with the possible exception of the low-level TUIO protocol. Reasons for this low rate of adoption may include complex programming paradigms, lack of support for diverse input devices, inflexible GUI libraries or limited availability for popular operating systems.

Call for Participation

We wish to stimulate a discussion on these issues by inviting position papers between 4 and 6 pages in length on any of the following topics:

Submission Procedure

Submissions should be between 4 and 6 pages in length and should be sent by e-mail to egmi@gispl.org by April 6th, 2014. Papers should be formatted according to the standard ACM SIGCHI template. All papers should contain full author names and affiliations. If applicable, a link to a short video (up to 5 min. in length) may also be submitted.

The papers will be juried by the organizers and selected external reviewers and will be chosen according to relevance, quality, and likelihood that they will stimulate and contribute to the discussion. Notifications about acceptance will be sent by April 18th. At least one author of each accepted paper has to register for the workshop by the early-bird registration deadline on May 4th!

All accepted papers will be made publicly available on the workshop website along with all material generated during the workshop itself. Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their work for inclusion in a journal special issue along with a summary of the workshop's results.

Important Dates


Program Committee

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