This article is published in the November 2023 issue.

Blue Sky Track Winners at ICMI’23

By Maddy Hunter, Program Associate, CCC

The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) recently sponsored a Blue Sky Ideas Conference Track at the 2023 ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI’23). The conference was held in Paris, France on on October 9-13th.

1st Place:From Natural to Non-Natural Interaction: Embracing Interaction Design Beyond the Accepted Convention of Natural” by Radu-Daniel Vatavu: MintViz Lab, MANSiD Research Center, Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava

2nd Place: A New Theory of Data Processing: Applying Artificial Intelligence to Cognition and Humanity” by Jingwei Liu: University of California San Diego

3rd Place:Towards Adaptive User-centered Neuro-symbolic Learning for Multimodal Interaction with Autonomous Systems” by Amr Gomaa: German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), Saarland Informatics Campus and Michael Feld: German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)

CCC provides travel awards to the winners. We encourage you to apply for a Blue Sky Ideas track at your conference!

Requests need only include a brief description of the conference and a proposed list of program committee members for the track. For more information — including guidelines for conference program committees, recommendations for selecting winners, and logistics for issuing CCC-sponsored travel awards to the winners, as well as a sample call for papers for a Blue Sky Ideas track — visit our website.