WOCCI 2012 - Workshop on

Child, Computer and Interaction

Satellite Event of INTERSPEECH 2012

Portland, Oregon, U.S.A., September 14, 2012


The 3rd Workshop on Child, Computer and Interaction (WOCCI 2012) will be held in Portland, Oregon, U.S.A., on September 14, 2012. This year, the Workshop is a satellite event of the 13th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (INTERSPEECH 2012), which will take place in the same venue on September 9-13, 2012. This edition follows the first two editions of the WOCCI series which were held in Crete in October 2008 and Boston in November 2009, respectively.

This workshop aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners from universities and industry working in all aspects of multimodal child-machine interaction with particular emphasis on, but not limited to, speech interactive interfaces.

Children are special both at the acoustic/linguistic level but also at the interaction level. The Workshop provides a unique opportunity for bringing together different research communities to demonstrate various state-of-the-art components that can make up the next generation of child centred computer interaction. These technological advances are increasingly necessary in a world where education and health pose growing challenges to the core wellbeing of our societies. Noticeable examples are remedial treatments for children with or without disabilities, and first and second language learning. The Workshop should serve as a venue for presenting recent advancements in all core technologies for multimodal child-machine interaction as well as experimental systems and prototypes.

For more details please refer to WOCCI 2012 wesite.