eNTERFACE workshops

Genova, Italy
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.


Important dates:

  • Reception of a 1 page Notification of Interest: January 10, 2009
  • Complete project proposal in the format provided by the Author’s kit: January 31, 2009
  • Notification of acceptance and call for participation: February 15, 2009
  • Closing of the call for participation: March 20, 2009
  • Teams are formed: March 30, 2009


eNTERFACE’08 is finished! Visit the website to see the materials from the last days.
All the project reports, the open-source databases and code will be available from September 15


eNTERFACE’08 project leaders presented mid-term results. See the presentations on the website!
All talks of the invited speakers are available at http://enterface08.limsi.fr/org/invited_presentations


The teams for eNTERFACE’08 projects are completed. All participants are welcome for accommodation reservation, the event is approaching!


The eNTERFACE’08 call for participation is over, and now the project teams are under formation. The team members will be contacted shortly for details.


The eNTERFACE’08 committee now invites candidate participants to apply for a summer workshop on multimodal interfaces, to be held in Orsay, France, from August 4th to August 29th, 2008. eNTERFACE’08 will welcome 50 students, researchers, and seniors, working in teams on the following projects (selected from the proposals we have received in a previous Call for Projects.


We are very happy to invite at LIMSI researchers in Multimodal Interfaces worldwide to the eNTERFACE08 workshop, the next of a series of successful workshops initiated by SIMILAR, the European Network of Excellence (NoE) on Multimodal interfaces. eNTERFACE’08 will follow the fruitful path opened by eNTERFACE’05 in Mons, Belgium, and continued by eNTERFACE’06 in Dubrovnik, Croatia and eNTERFACE’07 Istanbul, Turkey. SIMILAR came to an end in 2007, and the eNTERFACE workshops are now under the aegis of the OpenInterface Foundation.


The eNTERFACE summer workshops are a new type of European workshops devoted to research on multimodal interfaces. They aim at establishing a tradition of collaborative, localized R&D work by gathering in a single place a group of senior project leaders, researchers, and (undergraduate) students, working together on a pre-specified list of challenges. Participants are organized in teams, attached to specific projects working on modular software.

eNTERFACE workshops will be supported by the OpenInterface Foundation (http://www.openinterface.org/foundation/), the European non-profit organization created by the SIMILAR Network of Excellence funded by the European Commission in FP6 with the mission to coordinate, expand and integrate activities of its members in the field of multimodal interface research.

Previous workshops:

eNTERFACE'07 (July 16 - August 10, 2007, Istanbul, Turkey)
eNTERFACE'06 (July 17 - August 11, 2006, Dubrovnik, Croatia)
eNTERFACE'05 (July 18 - August 12 2005, Mons, Belgium)