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"Multimodal Communication: Language, Performance and Digital Media"

Data: 2 e 3 de Maio de 2013 | Deadline: 28 de Fevereiro de 2013
Quando 2013-01-28 14:55 até
2013-02-28 23:55
Onde CCB, Lisboa
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"Multimodal Communication: Language, Performance and Digital Media"

Event dates: Thursday 02 to Friday 03 May 2013

Venue: CCB, Lisbon (
The CCB are co-producers of the conference and associate partners of the TKB project, running at the Centre of Linguistics (CLUNL) of FCSH-UNL.

The Conference is organized in the framework of TKB research project conclusion ( and aims to: present the results and software tools developed during the TKB project; provide a multidisciplinary forum for researchers from different disciplines and artists interested in the documentation of Performing Arts (with a focus on contemporary theatrical dance and Performance), as well as in issues of multimodality in human communication and in human-computer interaction, particularly regarding video annotation tools and collaborative platforms for cultural heritage. It is organized by the FCSH and the FCT of Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal.

The event wishes to bring together contemporary artists and researchers from a broad range of academic disciplines, working within different theoretical and methodological paradigms in a creative, internationally oriented, and stimulating atmosphere. The importance of multimodal communication and creativity is now generally recognised by researchers from either the Humanities, Information Technologies or Cognitive Science. This conference therefore offers an opportunity to present and learn about research findings concerning human behaviour and agency in different types of communication and their cognitive, cultural, narrative, technological, social, textual or discourse functions.

Conference Topics (but not limited to):

Digital Media applied to Performance
Cultural Heritage
Multimodal Corpora
Performance Studies
Cognitive approaches to theatrical performance
Multimodal Metaphor
Applications of Conceptual Metaphor Theory to Performing Arts
Applied Linguistics
Speech and gestures in human communication
Verbal vs. non-verbal interactions
Intercultural aspects of multimodal behaviour
Human-computer interaction
Video annotation
Annotation schemes and tools for multimodal corpora
Motion Tracking
New approaches to Digital Games

Keynote speakers:

Sally Jane Norman (Attenborough Centre for Creative Arts, Sussex: UK)
Scott DeLahunta (Forsythe Foundation: Motion Bank, DE)
Charles Forceville (Universiteit van Amsterdam, NL) (to be confirmed)
Irene Mittelberg, Aachen University (to be confirmed)

Scientific Programme Committee:

Professor Doutor João Sáágua (Director FCSH-UNL)
Carla Fernandes (FCSH-UNL: CLUNL)
Nuno Correia (FCT/UNL: Dept. Computer Science)
Teresa Romão (FCT/UNL: Dept. Computer Science)
Isabel Rodrigues (Faculdade Letras da Universidade do Porto: CEAUP)
Sally Jane Norman (Attenborough Centre for Creative Arts, Sussex: UK)
Rui Horta (Director O Espaço do Tempo Transdisciplinary Centre)
Dalila Rodrigues (CCB Lisbon)
Sarah Whatley (Coventry University and Siobhan Davies Dance, UK)
Scott DeLahunta (Motion Bank project: Forsythe Foundation, DE)
Stephan Jürgens (IPL: Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema, PT)
Bertha Bermudez (ICK Amsterdam - Emio Greco|PC, NL)
Irene Mittelberg (Aachen University, DE)
Charles Forceville (Universiteit van Amsterdam, NL)
Antónia Coutinho (FSCH-UNL: CLUNL)
Rute Costa (FSCH-UNL: CLUNL)
Teresa Lino (FSCH-UNL: CLUNL)
Isabella Paoletti (FCSH-UNL: CLUNL)
Gil Mendo (Culturgest, PT)
Maria José Fazenda (Escola Superior de Dança, PT)
Samuel Rego (Director-Geral das Artes, PT)

Organization: FCSH/UNL ( and FCT-UNL: Interactive Multimedia Group (

TKB Project Supporters:

Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
O Espaço do Tempo (Transdisciplinary Arts Centre)
Centro Cultural de Belém
Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
Atelier Re.Al, Lisbon
Rumo do Fumo, Lisbon
Alkantara Festival

Deadline for abstract submission (400 to 700 words limit): 28 February 2013

The abstracts should be sent by e-mail attachment to

Abstracts should be included as Word or PDF file attachments, and be anonymised for blind review. Please indicate clearly in your email the name(s) of the presenter(s), university affiliation(s) and email address(es).

Selected papers will appear, after extension and peer-review, in a special issue of international journal (currently under negotiation).

Notification of acceptance will be communicated by 15 March, 2013.

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