This article is published in the June 2023 issue.

CCC Announces Call for Blue Sky Papers Track at ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction

By Maddy Hunter, CCC Program Associate

The 25th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction will be in Paris, France from October 9-13th, 2023.

The CCC is pleased to partner with ACM ICMI to continue the Blue Sky Paper track, initialized in 2021, and continued in 2022, that emphasizes innovative, visionary, and high-impact contributions. This track solicits papers relevant to ICMI content that go beyond the usual research paper to present new visions that stimulate the ICMI community to pursue innovative new directions. They may challenge existing assumptions and methodologies or propose new applications or theories. The papers are encouraged to present high-risk controversial ideas. Submitted papers are expected to represent deep reflection, argue rigorously, and present ideas from a high-level synthetic viewpoint (e.g., multidisciplinary, based on multiple methodologies).

The review of the submissions will be handled by the Blue Sky Paper Chairs: Carlos Busso (University of Texas At Dallas), Philippe Palanque (University Toulouse III, France), and Björn Schuller (University of Augsburg, Germany). Three winners will be selected for presentation in the Blue Sky Paper track and publication in the conference proceedings. The CCC will sponsor awards to honor the first ($1,000), second ($750), and third ($500) place winners in the form of travel grants. In addition, they will further distribute and publicize the three Blue Sky award papers.

Important Dates:

  • Paper Submission: June 17th, 2023
  • Paper notification: July 14th, 2023
  • Camera-ready paper: August 14th, 2023
  • Presenting at main conference: October 9-13, 2023

Learn more about the Blue Sky Award and past winners.