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First International Workshop on Intelligence and Multimodality
in Multimedia Interfaces: Research and Applications

Human Communication Research Centre
EdCAAD, Dept. of Architecture

University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, Scotland
Thursday 13th - Friday 14th July 1995

Arranged on behalf of:

UK Dept. of Trade and Industry (DTI) Special Interest Group on Intelligent Interfaces (IISIG)

In cooperation with the AAAI

and in association with The British HCI Group (a specialist group of the BCS)



Multimedia is hailed as the next great step forward in interface technology. But the potential of this technology depends on a greater understanding of how to exploit it more dynamically and interactively. Bringing ``intelligence'' into multimedia interfaces is thus increasingly important. This Workshop seeks to assess progress and examine pointers for future research and development directions; it seeks also to highlight issues arising from experience of real multimedia applications, and hence encourages reports from practice.

Contributions are invited concerning all kinds of work in the area. Themes include (but are not restricted to):

A followup Workshop is proposed, to be held in Cuernavaca, Mexico, in late 1996, with the intention of further fostering transatlantic links.

Edinburgh, historic capital of Scotland, is one of the most attractive of European cities. This Workshop will be located in the majestic City Chambers, less than five minutes' walk from the famous Castle. University accommodation will be available very close to the venue. Edinburgh in Summer is invariably host to a wide range of events and activities, which in 1995 includes for instance the spectacular Tall Ships Race, due to begin immediately following the Workshop.

Abstracts of approximately 5 pages in length should be submitted by 14th February 1995 (preferably in electronic form) to:

John Lee
Human Communication Research Centre
University of Edinburgh
2 Buccleuch Place
Edinburgh EH8 9LW
Scotland, UK.

Tel: +44 131 650 4420
Fax: +44 131 650 4587

Requests for further information, registration forms, bookings for accommodation etc. should be directed to the same address.

A notice of intention to submit an abstract would be appreciated as early as possible.

Abstracts will be refereed: participation is limited to promote discussion. Accepted abstracts will be published in the quarterly of the IISIG (``IIQ": ISSN 1356-3262) and it is intended that selected authors will be invited to expand their contributions into full-length papers to be published in book form.

International Programme Committee:

Elisabeth Andre, DFKI, Germany
Noelle Carbonell, CRIN, France
Ernest Edmonds, LUTCHI, UK
Alistair Kilgour, Heriot-Watt University, UK
Mark Maybury, Mitre Corp., US
Jon Oberlander, HCRC, UK
Fabio Paterno, CNUCE, Italy
Luis Pineda, IEE, Mexico
Mike Revett, BT, UK
Keith Stenning, HCRC, UK
Michael Wilson, DRAL, UK
Kent Wittenburg, Bellcore, US