[NetBehaviour] International Workshop on Movement and Computing (MOCO15)

marc garrett marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Mon Dec 1 23:23:52 CET 2014

International Workshop on Movement and Computing (MOCO15)

Intersecting Art, Meaning, Cognition, Technology

August 14-15 2015, Vancouver Canada
Simon Fraser University



Building on the success of the first International Workshop on Movement 
and Computing (MOCO’14) at IRCAM, we are happy to announce the second 
edition, MOCO’15 at Simon Fraser University. MOCO’15 will be co-located 
with ISEA2015 (http://isea2015.org/)

MOCO aims to gather academics and practitioners interested in the 
computational study, modeling, representation, segmentation, 
recognition, classification, or generation of movement information. We 
invite participants interested in exploring how movement experience can 
contribute to computational knowledge through movement modeling and 
representation. We welcome researchers that are positioned within 
emerging interdisciplinary domains between art & science.

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. This two day workshop seeks 
to explore an equal and richly nuanced epistemological partnership 
between movement experience and movement cognition and computational 

This second edition of 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 

= 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, biocontrol and movement
* Movement expression in avatar, artificial agents, virtual humans or 
* Music and movement
* Movement computation in ergonomics, sports, and health

= 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, please 
submit a paper and/or a demo and/or a poster.

= Submission
The submission categories are:
• Long paper with oral presentation (8 pages maximum)
• Research note with oral presentation (4 pages maximum)
• Short paper with poster presentation (2 pages maximum)
• Demonstration (one of the above paper 2 pages minimum + Demo proposal 

All submissions should be PDF and use the MOCO’15 template – adapted 
from ACM SIGCHI template

Authors can submit a demonstration proposal in addition to any paper 
submission by adding the Demo proposal form as supplementary material to 
their submission. They have to provide the demo proposal form with a 
link to a video about the work. The demo proposal form is mandatory for 
all demo submissions and must include technical set-up and space 

Online submission: All submissions must be done through EasyChair
All submission must be anonymous and will be peer-reviewed. The MOCO 
proceedings will be indexed and published in the ACM digital library.

= Important Dates: =======================================
Submission deadline: 1st of March 2015 (5:00pm PST)
Notification: 1st of May 2015
Early bird registration: 1st june 2015
Early program: 31st June 2015

= Venue

Simon Fraser University, Woodward's,
Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver Canada.

MOCO15 will be co-located with ISEA2015 (http://isea2015.org/)

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

Contact email: moco15 at easychair.org

= Local Organization Committee
 > School of Interactive Arts and Technology

* Thecla Schiphorst, SIAT, SFU, Vancouver, Canada
* Philippe Pasquier, SIAT, SFU, Vancouver, Canada
* Sarah Fdili Alaoui, SIAT, SFU, Vancouver, Canada
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