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CFP: Enactive 2008

Posted in CFP by Tom Froese on May 19, 2008

I thought the following call for papers might be of interest:

– Tom

ENACTIVE08: 1st Call for Participation

Conference: Pisa, Italy 20-21 November 2008


Dear all, we would like to invite you to participate in the 5th Enactive International Conference (ENACTIVE 2008).

ENACTIVE08 is a major international conference and an important meeting occasion for researchers in the field of Enactive Interfaces. Enactive Interfaces and Systems are a new generation of human-computer interfaces that are based on the concept of Enactive knowledge, that is the knowledge acquired by doing. These new interfaces allow to make old applications more intelligent and responsive and to create new kinds of applications. The introduction of this concept in HCI has created a multidisciplinary research community capable of integrating theoretical model with interaction paradigms and advanced technologies like visualization systems, haptics and spatialized audio.

The program committee now kindly invites researchers, innovators and theorists to submit papers and posters in all the topics related to Enactive Interfaces, Interaction and Systems, including but not limited to the following areas:

Human Computer Interaction
Multimodal and Enactive interfaces
Real Time reactive and interactive architectures
Technology for multisensory-motor interactions
Technology for haptic interfaces
Technology for human-computer interfaces

Human action and perception
Control laws and sensorimotor contingencies
Kinaesthetic model of the user
Motor control of perception
Perceptual control of movements
Psychophysics of multisensory-motor interaction
Sensory substitution and enaction

Creativity, Art and Enaction
E-teaching and e-learning
Industrial design, simulation and virtual prototyping
Special users and uses
Sport and Entertainment
Surgical simulation and Telemedicine

Fundamental issues
Epistemology, Ontology and Philosophical issues
Theories of Enaction
Ecological and embodied cognition

The technical program of the conference will be single-track with oral presentation of papers (6 pages) selected through a peer-review process.

Besides the publication of papers and posters in the Proceedings of the conference with an ISBN number, a selection of papers will be published in a special issue of a peer-review journal in the field of multimodal human computer interfaces.

Tutorials and hands-on demos are also foreseen on the 19th November.

Important dates
* June 10, 2008 : Proposals for organized/special sessions
* July 4, 2008 – 12.00 pm PST: Submission of full-length papers
* September 17, 2008 : Notification to authors
* October 1, 2008: Proposals for tutorials/hands-on demos
* October 7, 2008 : Final version of papers

General Chairs
Emanuele Ruffaldi, PERCRO Scuola Superiore S. Anna, Italy
Marco Fontana, PERCRO Scuola Superiore S. Anna, Italy

Program Co-Chairs
Marcelo Wanderley, McGill University, Canada
Emilio Sanchez, CEIT, Spain
Olivier Gapenne, UTC, France
Elena Pasquinelli, COMPAS, France
Gualtiero Volpe, DIST, Italy
Franco Tecchia, PERCRO Scuola Superiore S. Anna, Italy

Scientific Committee
Massimo Bergamasco, PERCRO Scuola Superiore S. Anna, Italy
Benoit Bardy, University of Montpelier 1, France
Nadia Thalmann, MIRALAB Universiti of Geneve, Switzerland
Roberto Casati, Institut NICOD, France
Marcelo Wanderley, McGill University, Canada
Carlo Alberto Avizzano, PERCRO Scuola Superiore S. Anna, Italy
Antonio Frisoli, PERCRO Scuola Superiore S. Anna, Italy
Sile O’Modrian, Queen University of Belfast, Ireland
Yasuyoshi Yokokohji, Kyoto University, Japan

Award Chairs
Benoit Bardy, University of Montpelier 1, France
Aude Billard, EPFL, Switzerland
Isato Kobayashi, Hosei University, Japan

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