CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
The International Gesture Workshop is a forum where researchers working on
gesture-based interfaces and gestural interaction present and exchange ideas and
research currently in progress, with a cross-disciplinary focus. This workshop
encompasses all aspects of gestural interaction. In addition to welcoming
submission of work by established researchers, it is the tradition of the GW
series of workshops to encourage submission of student work at various stages of
completion. Submissions include papers, posters, demonstrations. GW2003 is the
5th workshop after the 1996 gesture workshop in York (UK) considered as the
starting event. Since then, International Gesture Workshops have been held
roughly every second year, with fully reviewed post-proceedings typically
published by Springer-Verlag. Further information can be
found on the
GW2003 web page
and on the
Gesture Workshops web page.
GW2003, organized by the InfoMus Lab at DIST -
University of Genova, will be held at Auditorium "E.Montale" at the
Opera House of Genoa Teatro Carlo Felice. The workshop will consist of three
full days of sessions presenting research papers, posters, and demonstrations.
Sessions and/or presentations from EU-IST Projects are also encouraged. Special
events (e.g., concert, multimedia event / demo / performance) are also planned.
SCOPE AND TOPICS
Under the focus of human-computer communication, the workshop
will encompass all aspects of gestural interaction, including but not restricted
to the following:
Nature of Gesture, Foundational issues: what are gestures?
· Gestural communication
· Gesture perception and production
· Expressive Gesture
· Cross-fertilisation of humanistic, artistic, and scientific theories on
· Analysis, Segmentation, and Synthesis of Gesture
· Fusion of gestures and modalities: architectures, representations
· Temporal relations between gestures in different modalities
· Musical gesture and gesture in musical performance
· Co-verbal gestures
· User issues, usability studies, application paradigms
· Multisensory Interfaces
· Interactive Multimedia Systems
· New media
· Therapy and Rehabilitation
· Systems for Sign Language processing
· Music and performing arts
|Submission of papers
||Monday 20th January
|Submission of posters and demonstrations
|Notification of acceptance/rejection
||Monday 17th February 2003|
Submissions can be in the form of papers, posters or demonstrations.
The language should be English, the language of the workshop. As the conference
is multidisciplinary, where possible, language should be used that will be
understood across disciplines, i.e., reduce the use of jargon to a minimum.
Submissions should be sent electronically in PDF, MS word
(DOC), or RTF format to the following e-mail address:
Research papers present new and original contributions to the field. In
the tradition of the GW series of workshops, submission of student work at
various stages of completion is also encouraged.
Length: up to 12 pages.
Posters will provide the opportunity to interact and discuss with workshop
participants. Posters will be displayed along the three days of the workshop.
Length: up to 2 pages.
Demonstrations of working prototypes of new hardware\software systems for
gestural human-computer interaction will be planned during the workshop.
Demonstrations should be submitted as a 2-page description, including any
required technical support (e.g., power, lighting, space).
In line with the practice of previous gesture workshops, accepted participants will
be invited to submit their papers for publication in a subsequent high-quality
peer-reviewed publication. In previous years, these post-proceedings have
been published by Springer.