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Thursday, September 10, 2020 by Chris Wellekens

3-3-26 (2020-10-25) ICMI 2020: Second Call for Late-Breaking Results, Utrecht, The Netherlands (COVID)

ICMI 2020: Third Call for Late-Breaking Results (Deadline Extended)
25-29 Oct 2020, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Dear all,
ICMI2020 is going virtual. With the help of our Virtual Conference chairs, we are currently preparing an online and interactive program. Stay tuned!
the organizing team of ICMI2020.

Based on the success of the LBR in ICMI 2018 and 2019, the ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI) 2020 continues soliciting submissions for the special venue titled Late-Breaking Results (LBR). The goal of the LBR venue is to provide a way for researchers to share emerging results at the conference. Accepted submissions will be presented in a poster session at the conference, and the extended abstract will be published in the new Adjunct Proceedings (Companion Volume) of the main ICMI Proceedings. Like similar venues at other conferences, the LBR venue is intended to allow sharing of ideas, getting formative feedback on early-stage work, and furthering collaborations among colleagues.

Online Submission

For online paper submissions, please click on the following link:


- Submission deadline: August 19th, 2020 (extended)
- Notifications: September 8th, 2020
- Camera-ready deadline: September 30th, 2020
- Conference Dates: October 24-25, 2020
- Submission format: Anonymized, short paper (four pages not including references), following the submission guidelines (
- Selection process: Peer-Reviewed
- Presentation format: Participation in the conference poster session
- Proceedings: Included in Adjunct Proceedings and ACM Digital Library
- LBR Co-chairs: Elizabeth Shriberg (Berkeley University) and Catherine Pelachaud (CNRS-Sorbonne University)

What are Late-Breaking Results?

Late-Breaking Work (LBR) submissions represent work such as preliminary results, provoking and current topics, novel experiences or interactions that may not have been fully validated yet, cutting edge or emerging work that is still in exploratory stages, smaller-scale studies, or in general, work that has not yet reached a level of maturity expected for the full-length main track papers. However, LBR papers are still expected to bring a contribution to the ICMI community, commensurate with the preliminary, short, and quasi-informal nature of this track.

Why submit to the Late-Breaking Results track at ICMI?

Accepted LBR papers will be presented as posters during the conference. This provides an opportunity for researchers to receive feedback on early-stage work, explore potential collaborations, and otherwise engage in exciting thought-provoking discussions about their work in an informal setting that is significantly less constrained than a paper presentation. The LBR (posters) track also offers those new to the ICMI community a chance to share their preliminary research as they become familiar with this field.
Late-Breaking Results papers appear in the Adjunct Proceedings (Companion Volume) of the ICMI Proceedings. Copyright is retained by the authors, and the material from these papers can be used as the basis for future publications as long as there are 'significant' revisions from the original, as per the ACM and ACM SIGCHI policies.

Submission Guidelines

Extended Abstract: An anonymized, four-page paper, not including references, in the 2015 ACM SIGCHI Extended Abstracts format ( The paper should be submitted in PDF format and through the ICMI submission system in the 'Late-Breaking Results' track. Due to the tight publication timeline, it is recommended that authors submit a very nearly finalized paper that is as close to camera-ready as possible, as there will be a very short timeframe for preparing the final camera-ready version and no deadline extensions can be granted.

Anonymization: Authors are instructed not to include author information in their submission. In order to help reviewers judge the situation of the LBR to prior work, authors should not remove or anonymize references to their own prior work. Instead, we recommend that authors obscure references to their own prior work by referring to it in the third person during submission. If desired, after acceptance, such references can be changed to first-person.

Review Process

LBRs will be evaluated to the extent that they are presenting work still in progress, rather than complete work which is under-described in order to fit into the LBR format. The LBR track will undergo an external peer review process. Submissions will be evaluated by a number of factors including (1) the relevance of the work to ICMI, (2) the quality of the submission, and (3) the degree to which it 'fits' the LBR track (e.g., in-progress results). More particularly, the quality of the submission will be evaluated based on the potential contributions of the research to the field of multimodal interfaces and its impact on the field and beyond.


ICMI2020 is going virtual. With the help of our Virtual Conference chairs, we are currently preparing an online and interactive program. Stay tuned!


For more information and updates on the ICMI 2020 Late-Breaking Results (LBR), visit the LBR page of the main conference website:

For further questions, contact the LBR co-chairs (Elizabeth Shriberg, Catherine Pelachaud        


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