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The Workshop on Child, Computer and Interaction will be held in Cambridge, Boston area, on November 5, 2009. The Workshop is a satellite event of the Eleventh International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces, this year jointly with Machine Learning multi-modal interaction (ICMI-MLMI 2009) that will take place in the same venue on November 2-4, 2009. This edition follows the first edition of the Wocci series which was held in Crete in October 2008.

This Workshop 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.

Children are special both at the acoustic/linguistic level but also at the interaction level. The Workshop 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. The Workshop should serve for presenting recent advancements in all core technologies for multimodal child-machine interaction as well as experimental systems and prototypes.