6th Copenhagen Multimodality Day: Interacting with AI

1 October 2021

This research seminar invites proposals for paper presentations related to video-based studies of interaction. We especially invite researchers working with robotics, AI and conversational systems from an interactional and video-based perspective. 

Proposal deadline: 1 June, 2021  

The three invited keynote speakers are: Associate Professor Morana Alač, University of California, San Diego, Department of Communication, Keiichi Yamazaki, Professor, Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Saitama University together with Akiko Yamazaki, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Media Sciences, Tokyo University of Technology and Erik Vinkhuyzen, Senior Researcher at Nissan Motor Corporation. 

We welcome empirical papers, discussions and theoretical papers that take EMCA, interaction analysis, video ethnography and multimodality studies as points of departure for new theoretical and methodological considerations. We strongly encourage presentations that have a novel approach to settings, data, methods and theories within the broad spectrum of EM/CA.

Practical information

This one-day research seminar is being prepared and organized by the Centre for Interaction Research and Communication Design at the University of Copenhagen. The day is planned as a single-track research seminar. It is being organized as a hybrid format, where physical participation is possible on University of Copenhagen campus (if the current regulations allows so), and online participation and presentations via a video link.   

Register for the research seminar.

Participation is possible both with and without accepted paper presentations. Please note in the registration form if you will participate without presenting.

Tentative research seminar programme

09:00-09:30     Coffee and welcome

09:30-10:30     Paper presentations

10.30-10.45     Break

10.45-11.45     Keynote speech 

11:45-13:00     Lunch

13:00-14:00     Papers  

14:00-14:30     Coffee break

14:30-16:00     Paper presentations

16:00-16:15     Break

16:15-17:15     Keynote speech

18:00-              Dinner if possible

Submission, abstracts and deadlines

Abstracts should not exceed 300 words and should include the title of the paper, research topic, method, empirical data, theoretical approach, findings and references.

Deadline for submitting abstracts: 1 June, 2021.

Notification of acceptance by: 10 July, 2021.

Please ensure that your abstract is anonymized by removing all features from the text and the document properties that may help to identify you as the author of the text.

The presentation format is the classic: 30 minutes (20 min presentation + 10 min discussion).

Abstracts should be emailed to Brian L. Due: bdue@hum.ku.dk


The seminar will take place at University of Copenhagen, Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics, Denmark. If that is allowable at the time. Online presentations are welcome.   

Organizing and scientific committee

The Centre for Interaction Research and Communication Design, University of Copenhagen, is organizing the research seminar and the scientific committee consists of Brian L. Due and an anonymous reviewer.

Any comments or questions can be addressed to Brian Due at bdue@hum.ku.dk