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Multimodal Interaction Activity — News Archive

Extending the Web to support multiple modes of interaction.

2013

  • 24 September 2013: W3C Webinar: Discovery in Distributed Multimodal Interaction
    The second MMI webinar on "Discovery in Distributed Multimodal Interaction" will be held on September 24, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. ET.
    Prior to this second webinar, the MMI-WG held the W3C Workshop on Rich Multimodal Application Development on July 22-23 in New York Metropolitan Area, US, and identified that distributed/dynamic applications depend on the ability of devices and environments to find each other and learn what modalities they support. Therefore this second webinar will focus on the topic of device/service discovery to handle Modality Components of the MMI Architecture dynamically.
    The discussion during the webinar will interest anyone who wants to take advantage of the dramatic increase in new interaction modes, whether for health care, financial services, broadcasting, automotive, gaming, or consumer devices.
    Several experts from the industry and analyst communities will share their experiences and views on the explosive growth of opportunities for the development of applications that provide enhanced multimodal user-experiences. Read more and register for the webinar.
  • 22-23 July 2013: The W3C Workshop on Rich Multimodal Application Development will be held on 22-23 July 2013 in New York Metropolitan Area, US.
  • 27 June 2013: The Second Working Draft of EMMA 1.1 is published. Changes from the previous Working Draft can be found in the Status of This Document section of the specification.
  • 16 April 2013: The Proposed Recommendation of Emotion Markup Language (EmotionML) 1.0 is published. Changes from the previous Working Draft can be found in Appendix C of the specification.
  • 31 January 2013: The Webinar on “Developing Portable Mobile Applications with Compelling User Experience using the W3C MMI Architecture” will be held on January 31, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. ET. The 90-minute webinar is aimed at Web developers who may find it daunting to incorporate innovative input and output methods such as speech, touch, gesture and swipe into their applications, given the diversity of mobile devices and programming techniques available today. Read more and register for the webinar. See also the official announcement on the W3C Top Page.

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  • 5-6 October 2010: The EmotionML Workshop was held in Paris, France, hosted by Telecom ParisTech. The summary and detailed minutes are available online. Participants from 12 organizations discussed use cases of possible emotion-ready applications and clarified several key requirements for the current EmotionML to make the specification even more useful.
  • 21 September 2010: The seventh Working Draft of Multimodal Architecture and Interfaces is published.
    The main changes from the previous draft are (1) the inclusion of state charts for modality components, (2) the addition of a 'confidential' field to life-cycle events and (3) the removal of the 'media' field from life-cycle events. A diff-marked version is also available for comparison purposes.
  • 29 July 2010: The second Working Draft of Emotion Markup Language (EmotionML) 1.0 is published. A diff-marked version is also available for comparison purposes.
    Please send your comments to the Multimodal Interaction public mailing list (<www-multimodal@w3.org>).
  • 18-19 June 2010: The workshop on Conversational Applications was held in Somerset, NJ, (USA), hosted by Openstream. The summary and detailed minutes are available online. Participants from 12 organizations fucused discussion on the use cases of possible conversational applications and clarified limitations of the current W3C language model in order to develop a more comprehensive one.
  • 18-19 June 2010: Workshop on Conversational Applications will be held in Somerset, NJ, (USA), hosted by Openstream.

    *** The deadline to send position papers is now extended to April 30. ***

    Please see the Call for Participation for details. To participate in the Workshop, please submit a position paper (either as an individual or organization) to <team-convapps-ws-submit@w3.org> by 11:59 EDT on 30 April 2010.

    To help with planning, please let us know as soon as possible if you are interested in attending by sending the following information to <team-convapps-ws-submit@w3.org>:
    • that a representative from your organization plans to submit a position paper
    • how many participants you want to send to the workshop (either one or two)
    • whether or not you wish to make a presentation during the workshop
  • 27 May 2010: The second Last Call Working Draft of Ink Markup Language (InkML) is published.
    This draft incorporates a small number of extensions to the previous version, including that channels can now report values of floating point type, and brush properties may be specified. A diff-marked version is also available for comparison purposes.
    Please send your comments to the Multimodal Interaction public mailing list (<www-multimodal@w3.org>) by 17 June 2010. When sending e-mail, please put the text "[ink]" in the subject, preferably like this: "[ink] .summary of comment."

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W3C Team Contact

Kazuyuki Ashimura <ashimura@w3.org> - Multimodal Interaction Activity Lead