First Call for Project for eNTERFACE
The SIMILAR NoE Summer Workshop on Multimodal Interfaces
July 18 - August 12, 2005
Faculté Polytechnique de Mons
Mons, Belgium

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TCTS Lab, of Faculté Polytechnique de Mons invites project proposals for a summer workshop on multimodal interfaces, to be held in Mons, Belgium from July 18th to August 12th, 2005.

The eNTERFACE summer workshop, organized by the SIMILAR European Network of Excellence, aims at establishing a tradition of collaborative, localized research and developpement work by gathering, in a single place, a team of leading professionals in multimodal interfaces and students (both graduate and undergraduate), to work on a prespecified list of challenges, for 4 complete weeks.

Each week will end by a presentation session, starting by a tutorial state-of-the-art survey of aspects of multimodal interfaces design, given by an invited senior researcher, and followed by a presentation of the results achieved by each project group. The ultimate goal is to make this event a unique opportunity for students and experts all over Europe to meet and effectively work together, so as to fosten the developpement of tomorrow's multimodal research communauty.

Project submissions on all themes related to the special interest groups of the SIMILAR network of excellence (see below) are accepted. Giving the proximity of th PASS scientific park, we strongly encourage projects with a real edutainment application. We also encourage proposals which cover several of the SIMILAR themes simultaneously. Proposals towards integration of the developed toolboxes into OPENINTERFACE.ORG will be favoured.

This workshop is supported by ISCA.


  • Multimodal signal analysis and synthesis
  • Fusion and fission of modalities
  • Context aware adaptation
  • Edutainment and learning assistance
  • Medical applications
  • Disabled applications
  • Usability


  • October 31st, 2004: Reception of a 1 page Notification of Interest, with a summery of projects goals, temptative workpackages, and deliverables;
  • December 31st, 2004: Reception of the complete Project proposal;
  • January 31st, 2005: Notification of acceptance;
  • Mid April, 2005: Project presentation day by project leaders;
  • July 18th - August 12th: eNTERFACE Workshop

Proposals for research projects will be screened by a Scientific Committee composed of SIMILAR SIG leaders for suitability to workshop goals and format. The authors of the accepted proposals then will be invited to build their teams. A call for PhD students and researchers participation to projects will also be launched on January 31st, 2005, including a special call for undergraduate students participation.

Correspondence: burak.arslan(at)