Dear Colleague,

The EuroMov center at Montpellier-1 University in the south of France
organizes a special conference in December 2011:

SKILLS is the international conference of the SKILLS European Project
(IST, Multimodal Interfaces, 2007-2011). It addresses fundamental and
translational issues related to the acquisition, storage, maintenance and
transfer of human skills using multimodal technologies such as virtual and
augmented realities, human-machine interfaces, interaction design, and
robotic systems. SKILLS aims at introducing a novel approach to
technology-assisted skill acquisition or rehabilitation based on enactive
and direct interaction between learner and technology. Perception-action
and cognitive accelerators embedded in specific training protocols are
used at various stages of learning in several (real) trainee – (virtual)
trainer situations.

In addition to keynote lectures, regular papers and posters, a large
portion of the conference will be devoted to the presentation of hands-on
demos illustrating the enactive approach to skill acquisition and
transfer, not limited to but including the three following domains: Sport
& Entertainement, Surgery & Rehabilitation, Industry & Manufacturing.

The two keynote speakers are J.A. *Scott Kelso* (Florida Atlantic
University, FL, USA) and *Stefan Schaal* (University of Southern
California, CA, USA).

The conference will be held at the CORUM International Convention Center,
December 15-16, 2011, in the beautiful city of Montpellier in the
Languedoc-Roussillon region.

Deadline for paper submission is June 15, 2011.

Detailed information about the SKILLS conference (preliminary program,
flyers and posters, submission, registration, accommodation, etc...) can
be found at _

Detailed information about the SKILLS european project can be found at _

Detailed information about the EuroMov center an be found at _

We look forward to seeing you in Montpellier next year !

Benoit Bardy (General Chair), Julien Lagarde (Program Chair), Denis Mottet
(Demos Chair)


julien Lagarde PhD

@ Movement Science Dept
Faculté des Sciences du Sport tel: (33) 4 67 41 57 77
cell: 06 77 46 78 39
700, Av. du Pic St Loup
34090 Montpellier, France