International Workshop on Multimodality in Multispace Interaction (MiMI)


Invited Speakers

Aims and Scope

In the last couple of decades, there has been a growing interest in complex ways in which multimodality including vocal, visual, aural, and gestural apparatus of speaking is played out in seemingly simple activities such as an everyday conversation between two people. In this workshop, we discuss how multispace is managed in socially, temporally, and sequentially complex environments. Our foci on multispace include, but are not limited to computer-mediated interactions, media-mediated interaction, longitudinally established interactional spaces, and multiple cognitive images within a speaker’s viewpoints for producing language and gesture. We hope that the reconsideration of theoretical frameworks discussed in our workshop contributes to recent interdisciplinary attentions to, among other things, human communication in artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction, humanoid robotics, human-agent interaction with distance.

Call for Papers

Drawing on various interdisciplinary approaches such as:

  • Conversation analysis
  • Ethnographic studies
  • Human-Computer interactions
  • Workplace studies

we welcome contributions related to the following topics, but are not limited to:

  • Computer-mediated interactions (e.g., video conference)
  • Media-mediated interaction (e.g., remote human-agent interaction supported by computer technologies)
  • Data mining in real space (e.g., meeting mining)
  • Longitudinally established interactional spaces
  • Multiple cognitive images within a speaker’s viewpoints for producing language and gesture (e.g., sign language and gestures in narrative discourses)

Important Dates

  • Workshop Submission Deadline: 15 September 2011
  • Workshop Author Notification: 15 October 2011
  • Workshop Camera-ready: 5 November 2011
  • Workshop Date: 1,2 December 2011 (Thursday, Friday)


Papers should be written in English, formatted according to the Springer Verlag LNCS style in a pdf form, which can be obtained from, and not exceed 12 pages including figures, references, etc. If you use a word file, please follow the instruction of the format, and then convert it into a pdf form and submit it at:

If a paper is accepted, at least one author of the paper must register the workshop and present it.

Selected Papers

We also plan to publish a selection of the accepted/invited papers as a portion of a volume "JSAI-isAI2012 selected papers", which will be published from `Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence' series (Springer Verlag).


Workshop co-chairs

  • Mayumi Bono, NationaI Institute of Informatics, Japan
  • Nobuhiro Furuyama, NationaI Institute of Informatics, Japan

Progam Committee

  • Katsuya Takanashi, Kyoto University, Japan
  • Chiho Sunakawa, University of Texas, Austin, USA
  • Hideaki Kuzuoka, University of Tsukuba, Japan
  • Yoshinori Kuno, Saitama University, Japan
  • Yasuyuki Sumi, Future University Hakodate, Japan
  • Yasuharu Den, Chiba University, Japan
  • Yasuhiro Katagiri, Future University Hakodate, Japan
  • Kazuhiro Otsuka, NTT Communication Science Laboratories, Japan
  • Junji Yamato, NTT-CSL, Japan
  • Toshihiro Takada, NTT-CSL, Japan
  • Kouhei Kikuchi, NationaI Institute of Informatics, Japan
  • Hideyuki Nakanishi, Osaka University, Japan
  • Tomohiro Kuroda, Kyoto University, Japan
  • Fernando Ferri, IRPPS-CNR, Italy
  • Patrizia Grifoni, IRPPS-CNR, Italy
  • Frederic Andres, NationaI Institute of Informatics, Japan

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