The 2nd International Workshop on Speech and Multimodal Interaction in Assistive Environments (SMIAE 2013), to be held on June,

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Speech and Multimodal Interaction in Assistive Environments (SMIAE 2013)
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zhekova@uni-bremen.de

We invite you to submit a paper to The 2nd International Workshop on Speech and Multimodal Interaction in Assistive Environments (SMIAE 2013: http://www.informatik.uni-bremen.de/smiae/2013), to be held on June, 13th/14th at the 2013 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (NAACL HLT 2013), on June 9th - 14th, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

The SMIAE 2013 workshop will focus on all issues, applications, and development of various tools in the field of Speech and Multimodal Interaction in Assistive Environments. It will be concerned with all topics which fit within the purview of speech and multimodal communication in environments suitable for the elderly and people with physical or cognitive disabilities. Assistive environments are an application area of the research field of Ambient Assisted Living (AAL). This research field promotes intelligent assistant systems for a better, healthier, and safer life in the preferred living environments through the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Human-computer and human-robot interaction are key technological tools in the area of Assistive Environments, and as such the workshop will particularly aim to draw together speech and multimodal work in these areas. Moreover, both theoretical and applied computational work regarding multimodal interaction in assistive environments will be welcome at this workshop.

We encourage the submissions of long and short papers. Accepted long papers will be presented by the authors during the talk session of the workshop, while short papers will be introduced during the poster session. Both kinds of submissions will have the same reviewing process and the accepted papers will be included in the same proceedings. Submissions must conform to the official ACL 2013 style guidelines. All submitted papers will go through double-blind reviewing processes (at least three reviewers). Authors of accepted papers who registered in the conference will have access to the evaluations and possible feedback provided by the reviewers who recommended the acceptance of their papers, so they can accordingly improve the final version of their papers. Check our website for further information on the submission process.

Suggested Major Areas or Tracks are the following:
Speech-enabled systems in assisted living environments
Speech in interaction with gesture in assistive environments
Multimodality in assistive environments
Multimodality for navigation of healthcare robots
Visualization, user interface design and human-robot interaction for assistive environments
Talking agents in assistive environments
Speech in assistive robotics
Speech for control and navigation
Speech for localization in assistive environments
Speech/Text-to Speech software in Web applications designed for the elderly
Assistive technologies for the elderly and people with disabilities (customizable, self-learning, easy-to-use, reliable, etc.)
Studies and empirical data in assistive environments
Data management (e-Government, e-Health) in assistive environments
Data structures and information management in assistive environments
Telecommunications and mobile devices in assistive environments
Machine learning and data mining in assistive environments
Brain-computer interface (BCI) in assistive environments
Context-sensitive assistive technologies
Personalisation in assistive technologies

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