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The ZOSMIA 2020 will be a virtual event that will take place during four days from the 9th of November 2020 to the 12th of November 2020. In anticipation of the fact that our speakers (and potentially our participants) will be joining us from different time zones, we have created a schedule that consists of two half days and two full days of lessons and discussions.

Each speaker will teach one theory session in the form of a lecture followed by a discussion. Each lecture will focus on a specific problem, case, or phenomenon relevant to the multimodal interaction analysis. In addition, the same speaker will be present in the following data-session. In data-sessions, some of the participants will have a chance to show extracts of their video data and elaborate on their research topic with the speakers and other participants. If you would like to discuss your own data in one of these events, please specify the type of the data and the topic you are interested in, in the registration form. It is not obligatory for participants to have their own data to participate in the school.

In the schedule, theory sessions are marked with the letter “T” and data-sessions with the letter “D”.

As organizers, we would have liked to welcome you all to Zurich, but we believe that the online format provides a reasonable alternative in times of Covid-19 and should not stop us from engaging in exciting and fruitful interactions during ZOSMIA 2020! Thus, we invite all participants to join our two social activities! On the first day of the school, we will organize a virtual social event. We will offer a platform for everyone to meet and chat in a more informal context. Furthermore, to counteract all the time spent in front of a computer screen, we will offer a yoga session on the second day. Find out more about the yoga session with our delightful instructor Raffaela Zaugg by clicking here. Mens sana in corpore sano!

MONDAY, 09.11.2020
09:45-10:00 Opening of the ZOSMIA 2020
10:00-11:15               T

Lorenza Mondada

Bodies in interaction: analytical challenges

11:15-11:45 Morning break
11:45-12:45               D Data session host: PhD Simon Magnusson (Södertörn University, Sweden)
17:00-18:30 SOCIAL EVENT
TUESDAY, 10.11.2020
10:00-11:00 YOGA
14:15-15:30               T Anja Stukenbrock
Looking at gaze in co-present social interaction
15:30-16:00 Afternoon break
16:00-17:00               D Data session host: PhD Iuliia Avgustis (University of Oulu, Finland)
WEDNESDAY, 11.11.2020
10:00-11:15               T Pentti Haddington

Managing multiple activities in multimodal interaction

11:15-11:45 Morning break

11:45-12:45               D

Data session host: PhD Agnes Löfgren (Linköping University, Sweden)
12:45-16:00 Lunch break
16:00-17:15               T Jürgen Streeck

Hand gestures as resources and residues of cooperative interaction

17:15-17:45 Afternoon break
17:45-18:45               D Data session host: PhD Sille Julie Jøhnk Abildgaard (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark)
THURSDAY, 12.11.2020
10:00-11:15               T Heiko Hausendorf

Co-presence revisited: Interaction, space, and multimodality

11:15-11:45 Morning break
11:45-12:45               D Data session host: PhD Julia Bänninger (University of Basel, Switzerland)
12:45-14:15 Lunch break
14:15-15:30               T Leelo Keevallik

At the boundary between language and the body

15:30-16:00 Afternoon break
16:00-17:00               D

Data session host: PhD Olga Fernandes (Uppsala University, Sweden)