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W3C Workshop on Multimodal Interaction


The call for position papers is now closed. The list of accepted papers is available, as well as the workshop agenda and the list of participants.

Call for Participation

19/20 July, 2004
Sophia Antipolis, France

With financial support from the European Commission's IST Programme under the MWeb project


What does Multimodal mean for the Web?

W3C's work on multimodal has the potential to transform how we interact with applications, creating many new opportunities for developers:

Scope of the Workshop

As the W3C Multimodal Interaction Activity is entering its third year, much progress has been made defining the W3C MMI framework. The W3C Workshop on Multimodal Interaction will an opportunity for you to discuss W3C's current plans and to provide feedback and suggestions for future work.

We are also looking for feedback from multimodal user communities that are currently less well represented in the W3C Multimodal work (e.g. automotive industry/telematics, home entertainment industry, healthcare, aerospace and manufacturing) as well as feedback and input from the Multimodal research community.

Topics considered in scope for this workshop include, but are not limited to:


Although the Workshop is public, it is restricted to 60 places. Each organization can provide at most two attendees.

Position papers are required in order to participate in this workshop (except for W3C team members). Each organization or individual wishing to participate must submit a position paper explaining their interest in the workshop no later than 11 June. The intent is to make sure that participants have an active interest in the area, and that the workshop will benefit from their presence.

Send papers (in valid XHTML/HTML or PDF) to the archived mailing list: team-mmi-ws-submissions@w3.org.

All position papers will be available from the workshop Web site. The workshop Web site will be public, so position papers and slides must be suitable for public dissemination. Speaker slides will also be available at the Web site after the workshop. There will not be printed proceedings.

To attend, you must register by filling out the registration form. The URI for the registration form will be sent to you after your position paper is accepted.

There will be no participation fee.

Important Dates

Program Committee

Program Chairs
Deborah Dahl (Conversational Technologies), Dave Raggett (W3C/Canon)
Program Committee Members

Workshop details


INRIA Sophia Antipolis

World Wide Web Consortium
INRIA Sophia Antipolis
2004, Route des Lucioles, BP 93
06902 Sophia Antipolis Cedex France

The workshop will be held at INRIA Sophia Antipolis. Sophia Antipolis is a technology parc situated on the French Riviera, close to Cannes, Nice and the Italian border. It easily reachable from Nice International Airport (20 minutes by car). Direct flights to Nice from the US (Delta Airlines from New York) and most major airports in Europe are available. Hotel rooms at various price categories will be reserved and proposed to the participants.


Here are some suggested hotels for your stay during the workshop - we highly recommend making your reservations on time, since July is a very busy period on the French Riviera:

Note that these hotels are in Sophia Antipolis: they are a good choice if you want to be close to the conference location.
A bus will be available the 2 days of the meeting between the hotels and INRIA.

Should you need any further assistance for the hotel reservations, please contact Alexandra Lavirotte (alex@w3.org) or Coralie Mercier (coralie@w3.org)

Getting There

Driving directions

Max Froumentin, Dave Raggett, Philipp Hoschka

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