We would like to invite submissions for paper presentations, performances, workshops and more to the 6th International Conference on Movement and Computing (MOCO) which is to be held in Tempe, Arizona.

MOCO is open to a wide range of ways of presenting your work. As well as papers for oral and poster presentations, we invite submission of a wide range of practice work such as demos, performances, games, artistic works and movement workshops (in which participants take part in a guided movement activity). We encourage submitters to be creative in proposals for practice sessions and are open to novel formats.

This requires a wide range of computational tasks including modeling, representation, segmentation, recognition, classification, or generation of movement information but also an interdisciplinary understanding of movement that ranges from biomechanics to embodied cognition and the phenomenology of bodily experience. We therefore invite submissions from a wide range of disciplines including (but not limited to): Human-Computer Interaction, Psychology, Dance, Artificial Intelligence, Neuroscience, Sports Science, Machine Learning, Cognitive Science, Visual Arts, Robotics, Philosophy, Anthropology, Music, Affective Computing, Games, Healthcare and Animation.

In addition, MOCO19 is pleased to announce that we are working in cooperation with The Dance Studies Association (DSA), an international organization of dance scholars, educators, and artists. MOCO ’19 will support a doctoral consortium which will be open to Graduate Student DSA members.

Suggested Topics

  • Expressive movement-base interactions
  • Movement analysis and analytics
  • Machine learning for movement
  • Movement representation
  • Somatic practice and design
  • Modeling movement qualitites and expressive movement
  • Mechatronics and creative robotics
  • Design for movement in digtal art
  • Gesture interaction
  • Movement generation
  • Movement and sound interaction
  • Movement computation in ergonomics, sports and health
  • Sensori-motor learning with audio/visual feedback
  • Embodied cognition and movement
  • Visualizing and sonifying movement
  • Modeling kinaesthetic empathy
  • Embodied and whole body interaction
  • Expressive movement analysis and synthesis
  • Design for movement in digital art
  • Semantic models for movement representation
  • Movement Notation Systems (e.g. Laban or Eshkol-Wachman) and computation
  • Dance and technology
  • Biosensing, biocontrol and movement
  • Movement expression in avatar, artificial agents, virutal humans or robots
  • Music and movement
  • Philosophical perspectives and reflection on movement and computing

Submission Instructions

MOCO is open to a wide range of ways of presenting your work. Besides papers for oral and poster presentation, we invite submission of practice works such as demos, performances, games, artistic works and movement workshops (in which participants take part in a guided movement activity).

The conference is an opportunity to present original research and details of collaborative work. Participants will have the opportunity to offer a presentation of the results of their research on one of the themes of the conference and to interact with their scientific/artistic peers, in a friendly and constructive environment.

All submissions should be written in English.

Papers and Posters

Accepted Submissions are:

  • Long paper with oral presentation (8 pages maximum, including references)
  • Short paper with oral presentation (4 pages maximum, including references)
  • Extended abstract with poster presentation (6 pages maximum in the extended abstract format, including references)

Authors of papers and posters may submit an accompanying demonstration proposal in addition to their regular paper or poster submission, by completing the proposal form for practice works (see items 2 and 3 in the next section) and sending it along with their submission. Together with the form, authors have to provide a link to a video about their work. The proposal form for practice works is mandatory for all paper and poster submissions including an accompanying demonstration and must include details about technical set-up and space requirements.Submissions must be in pdf format and they have to be prepared using the ACM proceedings template.

For templates and examples please follow the links:

More information about the templates here

Download Submission PDF

Practice Works

We deliberately use a very open term – “practice work” – to encourage diverse ideas of what practice in movement and computing is and how such practice can be presented. We suggest the following as examples of what a practice work might be, but also stress that the list is not exhaustive and any types of presentation can be considered, the only criteria being excellence of the work and whether it is possible to stage the work given the resources, time and space available to the conference.

Suggested Topics

  • Technology Dances
  • Performances (e.g., dance, physical performance, music)
  • Artworks
  • Interactive Installations
  • Movement Workshops (i.e., a session in which participants engage in movement based activity
  • Games
  • Video Presentations

Submissions consist of:

  1. An extended abstract (2 page maximum)
  2. The proposal form for practice work, including detailed technical requirements and possible additional information. The form is available here (Ms Excel format) or here (OpenOffice format).
  3. Supporting media (videos, pictures, audio and so on), which should provide an overview of the practical work and details of the practical and technical requirements for putting work on (this is very important to ensure that we can accommodate the work within the resources of our conference).

Extended abstract for practice work with presentation format to be suggested by the author for example demonstration, performance, art work, movement workshop, game or other practice presentation (2 pages maximum + Demo proposal form).  Please note that we are an academic conference with a low fee which means we cannot pay for commissioned performances and art work. Also, we cannot guarantee facilities for all possible sessions, so please give full details of your needs in the proposal form so we can judge whether it is possible.

Submissions will be by extended abstract (2 pages maximum) and a proposal form which will give details of the practical requirements for putting on the work (this is very important to ensure that we can accommodate the work within the resources of our conference).

Technical Requirement Sheet

Doctoral/Graduate Consortium

Doctoral papers are an opportunity for PhD students to present their work in progress on their doctorate, share and develop their research ideas in a supportive environment and with the participation of experts in the field. Students will have the opportunity to establish a community, together with other doctoral students at a similar stage of their research. Accepted papers will have an oral presentation in a dedicated session. We encourage students to submit a paper even if they are early in their doctoral work.

Submission Format and Procedure

Papers should not be longer than 4 pages including the references. The first author must be an actual PhD student. Doctoral Consortium papers will be indexed and published in the ACM digital library. Videos and other supplementary materials are highly welcomed. Students accepted to present their work at the Doctoral Consortium must plan to attend it.

Dance Studies Association (DSA) Registration

MOCO extends a special invitation to DSA graduate students to apply to the doctoral consortium. Graduate student presenters will receive feedback from a wide variety of members of the extended ASU/MOCO community This is an excellent place to present or propose an MFA thesis work, or to summarize and reflect on a series of works. Potential applicants should keep in mind MOCO considers computation broadly; and may relate to notational, archival projects, performance/installation works with responsive media systems, or studies relating to dance which features for example media studies, annotation, or computational analysis.

As part of this cooperation, and with DSA support, MOCO will waive registration fees for three Graduate Student DSA member applicants; those interested in applying for this competitive support will be provided an opportunity to indicate this on their application.

Submission system (EasyChair)

All contributions must be submitted online through EasyChair:

All submissions must be anonymous and will be peer-reviewed.
Accepted contributions will be included in the MOCO proceedings.
Additionally, accepted long and short papers will be indexed and published in ACM digital library.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: 27 February 2019

New Submission Deadline: 31 March 2019 (Final Submissions) 13 March 2019 (metadata)

Notification: 23 May 2019

New Notification Deadline: 9 June 2019

Camera Ready Papers: 30 June 2019