[PD] [PD-announce] CFP: International Workshop on Movement and Computing (MOCO14)

Miles Thorogood miles.thorogood at gmail.com
Mon Jan 13 17:30:41 CET 2014

International Workshop on Movement and Computing (MOCO14)
= Intersecting Art, Meaning, Cognition, and Technology

June 16-17 2014, Paris, France
Ircam - Centre Pompidou


MOCO is the first International Workshop on movement and computing. MOCO 
aims to gather academics and practitioners interested in the 
computational study, modeling, representation, segmentation, 
recognition, classification, or generation of movement information. We 
welcome research that models movement, technology and computation, and 
is positioned within emerging interdisciplinary domains between art & 
science. We invite participants interested in exploring how movement 
experience can contribute to computational knowledge through movement 
modeling and representation. The workshop references the challenge of 
representing embodied movement knowledge within computational models, 
yet it also celebrates the inherent expression available within movement 
as a language. While human movement itself focuses on bodily experience, 
developing computational models for movement requires abstraction and 
representation of lived embodied cognition. Selecting appropriate models 
between movement and its rich personal and cultural meanings remains a 
challenge in movement interaction research. Many fields, including 
Interaction Design, HCI, Education and Machine Learning have been 
inspired by recent developments within Neuroscience validating the 
primacy of movement in cognitive development and human intelligence. 
This has spawned a growing interest in experiential principles of 
movement awareness and mindfulness, while simultaneously fueling the 
need for developing computational models that can describe movement 
intelligence with greater rigor. This conference seeks to explore an 
equal and richly nuanced epistemological partnership between movement 
experience and movement cognition and computational representation.

MOCO will bring together people working in interdisciplinary 
intersections of Human Computer Interaction, Computer Graphics, Machine 
Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Affective Computing, 
Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, Psychology, and Artists from Media Art, 
Choreography, Composition, Dance and Design. The workshop aims at 
promoting scientific and artistic collaborations within this 
inter-disciplinary boundary. It will offer opportunities to disseminate 
emerging research works through presentations, demonstrations, and group 

= Keynote Speakers

   * David Kirsh, Professor at University of California San Diego
   * Norman Badler, Professor at University of Pennsylvania

= Suggested Topics

   * Expressive movement-based interaction
   * Machine learning for movement
   * Modeling movement qualities
   * Gestural control
   * Movement generation
   * Movement and sound interaction
   * Sensori-motor learning with audio/visual feedback
   * Embodied cognition and movement
   * Visualizing movement
   * Modeling kinaesthetic empathy
   * Somatic practice and design
   * Whole-body interaction
   * Expressive movement analysis and synthesis
   * Design for movement in digital art
   * Semantic models for movement representation
   * Laban Movement Studies and computation
   * Dance and neuroscience
   * Biosensing and movement
   * Movement expression in avatar, artificial agents, virtual humans or 
   * Music and movement

= Participation to the workshop

The workshop is an opportunity to present a research or a collaborative 
work. Participants will have the possibility to make a presentation of 
the results of their research on one of the themes of the workshop, and 
to interact with their scientific, artistic peers, in a friendly and 
constructive environment.
If you are interested in an oral presentation of your work with an 
optional demonstration, please submit a paper.

= Submission date and format

Technical papers with optional demo deadline, 4 to 6 pages: 15th 
February 2014.
Notification of acceptance: 16 March 2014.
All submission will be peer-reviewed.

Please use the ACM template (alternate style) for submissions: 

All submissions must be done through EasyChair:

= Venue

Ircam - Centre Pompidou, 1 Place Igor Stravinsky, 75004 Paris, France, 
MOCO14 will be  co-located with the Manifeste Festival 
(http://manifeste2013.ircam.fr,  2014 website under construction)

= Workshop Chairs

   * Frederic Bevilacqua, Ircam, Paris, France
   * Sarah Fdili Alaoui, SIAT, SFU, Vancouver, Canada
   * Thecla Schiphorst, SIAT, SFU, Vancouver, Canada
   * Philippe Pasquier, SIAT, SFU, Vancouver, Canada
   * Jules Françoise, Ircam, Paris, France

Contact email: moco14 at easychair.org

= Local Organization Commitee
Ircam - STMS joint research unit with CNRS and Université Pierre et 
Marie Curie - Paris

   * Sylvie Benoit, Ircam, Paris, France
   * Frederic Bevilacqua,  Ircam, Paris, France
   * Eric Boyer, Ircam, Paris, France
   * Emmanuel Fléty, Ircam, Paris, France
   * Jules Françoise, Ircam, Paris, France
   * Norbert Schnell, Ircam, Paris, France
   * Diemo Schwarz, Ircam, Paris, France
   * Hugues Vinet,  Ircam, Paris, France
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