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From:  Valerie Sutton
Date:  Fri Aug 11, 2000  3:33 pm
Subject:  GESTURE AND SIGN LANGUAGE INTERACTION


SignWriting List
August 11, 2000

Dear SW List:
I received this announcement. Is there anyone who would like to
present a paper on using SignWriting at this conference?



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THE FOURTH
INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON
GESTURE AND SIGN LANGUAGE INTERACTION


+++ GESTURE WORKSHOP 2001 (GW2001) +++

at
CITY UNIVERSITY, LONDON, UK
18th-20th APRIL 2001

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IMPORTANT DATES:
Indication of interest As soon as possible
Deadline for submission Friday 15th December 2000
Notification of acceptance Monday 19th February 2001
Gesture Workshop 2001 Wednesday 18th ? Friday 20th April 2001


IMPORTANT LINKS:
Indications of interest to
GW2001 website: http://www.zeric.co.uk/gw2001 (Active September 2000)


The International Gesture Workshop is a forum for the exchange of ideas and
research currently in progress across disciplines. It aims to encourage
multidisciplinary collaboration by providing a platform for participants to
share, discuss and critique both research in progress and more completed
research with a multidisciplinary audience. You are invited to submit work
to be presented by paper, poster, or demonstration and to attend the
workshop. 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.

SCOPE AND TOPICS
Under the focus of human-computer communication, the workshop will encompass
all aspects of gestural and sign language interaction,
including but not restricted to:

GESTURES AND SIGN LANGUAGE IN HUMAN-MACHINE INTERACTION
* Automatic recognition and interpretation of gestures and sign language
* Automatic analysis and synthesis of gestures and sign language
* Computational representation of gestures and sign language, from
perceptual level to semantic level
* User issues, usability studies, application paradigms
* Gesture and human-movement tracking techniques
* System architectures
* Applications and demonstrator systems

NATURE OF GESTURE AND SIGN LANGUAGE
* Gestural and sign-language communication
* Gesture and sign language perception and production
* Modelling and analysis techniques
* Coding techniques

MULTIMODALITY
* Co-verbal gestures
* Fusion of gestures and other modalities: Architectures, level of fusion,
representation...
* Temporal relations between gestures, speech and other modalities
* Applications

WORKSHOP ORGANISERS AND CO-CHAIRS:
David Roy


Marilyn Panayi


LOCAL ORGANISER AND CHAIR:
Professor Bencie Woll
Department of Language and Communication Science
City University, London, UK

http://www.city.ac.uk

WEB SITE:
In September, the GW2001 website will be created with more details including
submission instructions, the list of members of the international scientific
committee, etc.

PUBLICATION:
In line with the practice of previous gesture workshops, accepted
participants will be invited to submit their papers for publication in a
subsequent peer-reviewed publication of high-quality. In previous years,
this has been published by Springer (see below).

PREVIOUS GESTURE WORKSHOPS:
York, United Kingdom, March 1996 http://www.cs.york.ac.uk/gw96
<http://www.cs.york.ac.uk/gw96/>
Bielefeld, Germany, September 1997 http://www.TechFak.Uni-Bielefeld.DE/GW97/
Gif-sur-Yvette, France, March 1999 http://www.limsi.fr/GW99/

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE:
Submissions will be electronic and the preferred format will be MS word or
rtf. The language should be English, the language of the workshop.
Submissions can be in the form of papers, up to 12 pages. They can also be
in the form of posters or demonstrations, described in 2 pages. 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. Details will be published on the website in September
(http://www.zeric.co.uk/gw2001).


HOW TO GET THERE: City University is easily accessible by all forms of
public transport. Travelling from either London Gatwick or London Heathrow
is quick and straightforward. Its central location in relation to many of
Londonís attractions makes it an additionally interesting venue for the
workshop. http://www.city.ac.uk/city/info/travel.htm

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ATTENDANCE INTENTION FORM
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I am interested in attending or presenting work at the 4th
Gesture Workshop in April 18th - April 20th 2001 at City University, London,
UK

Please check:
- I intend to participate in the workshop.
- I would like to present work.
- my prefered form of presentation would be (check one):
paper
poster
demonstration

Please give a short statement about your relation to the
workshop theme:

Please fill in:

- Title:
- First names:
- Family name:
- Organisation:
- Institute:
- Street/PO box:
- Postal code:
- City:
- Country:
- E-mail:
- Webpage:

Feel free to make any comments concerning the workshop:

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