The 1st Nordic Symposium on
25-26 September, 2003, Copenhagen

Description of the symposium
Registration and funding
Invited speakers
Important dates
Programme committee
Organising committee

Description of the Symposium

This is the first Nordic symposium on multimodal communication. It aims to bring together researchers from all disciplines studying multimodal interaction. The symposium, which is organised by the Nordic network on multimodal interaction Mumin, continues a tradition established by the Swedish symposia on Multimodal Communication held in 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000.

The workshop will be of interest to anyone studying multimodal communication, and deal with theoretical as well as practical research issues related to multimodal communication. In particular, we would like to address the question of the extent to which insights coming from human communication can be used to design and build good multimodal applications.


The symposium will take place at the hotel and conference centre Marienlyst, situated north of Copenhagen on the coast. Marienlyst can be easily reached by train from Kastrup, the airport of Copenhagen, or from the Copenhagen central station. Take the train to Helsingør, and from there either change trains to Marienlyst (the station is right by the hotel) or get a taxi. The whole trip takes about an hour.

The address of the hotel is:

Hotel Marienlyst A/S
Ndr. Strandvej 2
3000 Helsingør
Phone: +45 4921 4000
Fax: +45 4921 4900

Registration and funding

Invited speakers

Professor Mark Knapp, Dept. of Communication Studies, University of Texas: "Telling lies: a multimodal perspective".

Professor Elisabeth André, Augsburg University: "From simulated dialogues to interactive performances".


Topics addressed in the symposium cover all aspects of multimodal communication, such as:


Submissions are closed.

Important dates

Deadline for submissions: May 15, 2003

Notification of acceptance: June 15, 2003

Camera ready version: July 31, 2003

Registration: August 15, 2003

Workshop: September 25-26, 2003

Programme Committee

Åsa Abelin
Elisabeth Ahlsén
Lars Ahrenberg
Jens Allwood
Niels Ole Bernsen
Tom Brøndsted
Nils Dahlbäck
Laila Dybkjær
John Paulin Hansen
Aulikki Hyrskykari
Lars Bo Larsen
Marjo Mäenpää
Costanza Navarretta
Roope Raisamo
Kari-Jouko Räihä

Organising Committee

Patrizia Paggio
Center for Sprogteknologi
Njalsgade 80
2300 CPH S, Denmark
tel: +45 35 32 90 72
fax: +45 35 32 90 89
Kristiina Jokinen
Media Lab,University of Art and Design Helsinki, and University of Helsinki
Hämeentie 135 C
FIN-00530 Helsinki, Finland
tel: +358-9-7563-0269
fax: +358-9-7563-0555
Arne Jönsson
Department of Computer and Information Science
Linköping University
S-581 83 Linköping, Sweden
tel: +46 13 281717
fax: +46 13 142231


Word template with the format specifications for the accepted papers: (zipped).