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Multimodal Interaction Seminar in Madrid - 18 November 2004

With financial support from the European Commission's IST Programme under the MWeb project.


Multimodal Interaction

Multimodal Interaction makes possible to extend the Web to allow multiple modes of interaction (aural, visual and tactile), increasing human to computer and human to human interaction, as it happens in communication services involving multiple devices and multiple people.

Multimodal Interaction is extending the Web user interface to offer users the means to provide input using their voice or other devices to introduce data such as keyboard, mouse, stylus, etc. For output, users will be able to listen to spoken prompts, audio, and to view information on graphical displays. Users can choose interaction devices or modes for a particular situation, improving user interface, accessibility and reliability.

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Specific knowledge about Multimodal Interaction is not required.

The language of the seminar will be Spanish, but could be English for specific sessions.

The seminar will be of interest to people who are:


09:00 - 09:45 Registration and welcome

Session 1: Introduction

09:45 - 10:00 Programme presentation

Alfonso González Hermoso - Assistant Director for Research of the Autonomous Community of Madrid

Gonzalo León - Vice-rector for Research of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)

Guillermo Cisneros - Assistant Director for Doctorate and Research

Juan Quemada - Professor of the UPM

Marie-Claire Forgue - European Communications Officer - W3C

José Manuel Alonso - Manager for the W3C Spanish Office

10:00 - 10:30 W3C Overview

José Manuel Alonso

Office Manager - W3C Spanish Office

10:30 - 11:30 W3C Multimodal Interaction Activity at W3C

Max Froumentin


11:30 - 12:00 Coffee break

Session 2: Multimodal Interaction Applications I

12:00 - 12:30 Multimodal Interaction Global View from Telefónica I+D

José Manuel Hernández Muñoz

Head Division, Technology for Advanced Mobile Applications - Telefónica I+D

12:30 - 13:00 Multimodal Interaction at Software AG

Javier Cámara

Software Engineer - Software AG

13:00 - 13:30 The inkML (language) applied to a multichannel document processing environment

José Antonio Magaña

Digital Pen and Paper Software Engineer - Hewlett Packard

13:30 - 14:00 Mutimodal Interaction and Disabled People

Santiago Aguilera

Associate Professor - UPM

14:00 - 15:30 Lunch break

W3C invites the attendants to a lunch at the College premises.

Session 3: Multimodal Interaction Applications II

15:30 - 16:00 Multimodal Interaction at Vodafone

Paco Marín

Service Technology Researcher - Vodafone

16:00 - 16:30 Natural Interaction in Mobile Applications

Rafael del Valle

Director - Vida Software

16:30 - 17:00 Dynamic management for mobile devices configuration in a Liberty/OMA-DM framework

Alejandro Bascuñana

Senior Systems Engineer, Innovation Department - Ericsson

Session 3: Panel

17:00 - 17:30 Discussion session among participants and attendees


Thanks to the help of the Telefonica Chair in the UPM for Next Generation InternetNG , the seminar takes place at:

Aula Magna

Escuela Técnica Superior de Telecomunicaciones

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Ciudad Universitaria S/N

28040 Madrid - Spain



Registration deadline: before 11 November. The W3C Spanish Office registration system is available for registration.

Registration is free. A brief description on Multimodal Interaction interests and work is required for assistants.


Seminar Chair

José Manuel Alonso - jalonso@w3.org

Press contact

Marie-Claire Forgue - mcf@w3.org - Phone. +33 492 387 594

Local organizators

José Manuel Alonso - jalonso@w3.org - Phone. +34 984 291 212

Juan Quemada - jquemada@dit.upm.es - Phone. +34 913 367 331

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