The symposium continues a tradition; established by the Swedish Symposium on Multimodal Communication; held from 1997 to 2000; and then continued by the two Nordic Symposia on Multimodal Communication held in 2003 and 2005; the workshop held at NODALIDA in Odense in 2009 and the Third Symposium on Multimodal Communication in Helsinki 2011.
Several studies based on and related to the NOMCO project were presented at the symposium and appear in this volume; most of them based on the Nordic corpora of First acquaintance interactions. Other studies on multimodal communication in the volume deal with other data and other aspects of multimodal communication. Studies on a number of topics and languages are represented in the volume. Two main topics of the papers are multimodal communication in relation to interaction regulation; e.g. turn management and communicative feedback; and multimodal communication related to emotions and attitudes.
The symposium received about 50 submissions from a number of countries in Europe; Asia; Africa and the US ; 23 of which were accepted for oral or poster presentation in Gothenburg; after each being reviewed by two members of the Panel of reviewers and the Program committee. Four invited keynote speakers; Karl Grammer; Dirk Heylen; Daniel Västfjäll and Michael Kipp; were also included in the symposium program. The 12 papers included in these Postproceedings were submitted after the symposium and each paper was was revised after having been reviewed by the Program Committee and two members of the Panel of reviewers.