Aim. CHILD 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.
Motivation. Children are special both at the acoustic/linguistic level but also at the interaction level. CHILD 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. CHILD should serve for discussing recent advancements in all core technologies for multimodal child-machine interaction as well as experimental systems and prototypes.
Board. Current SIG officers are:
CHILD supports special sessions at Interspeech
CHILD supports the Workshops on Bridging Social Sciences and AI for Understanding Child Behavior
CHILD supports the series of workshops on Child, Computer and Interaction (WOCCI)
CHILD supports the new series of workshops on Language Teaching, Learning and Technology (LTLT)
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