Mo, 09/25/2017 - Di, 09/26/2017
09:00 - 17:00
CITEC, 1.204
Mi, 09/27/2017 - Do, 09/28/2017
QUT, Queensland, Australia

The next strategic meeting of the TN-IIS will be held at Queensland University of Technology. Scientists are invited to get to know QUT, discuss research, develop joint projects and to strengthen and increase our collaboration. Please contact Daniela Urbansky for more information and participation. A program will be developed fitting to the participants research interests.

Mo, 10/16/2017 - Di, 10/17/2017
International Symposium
  • Irene Mittelberg, RWTH Aachen University
  • Christian Wolf, INSA de Lyon and LIRIS UMR 5205

The 5th European and 8th Nordic Symposium on Multimodal Communication aims to provide a multidisciplinary forum for researchers from different disciplines who study multimodality in human communication as well as in human-computer interaction. The multimodal communication symposium is organized by the Cluster of Excellence on Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC) at Bielefeld University and will be co-located with the 5th International Conference on Human-Agent-Interaction (HAI 2017; main program 18-20 October, 2017).

The symposium follows up on a tradition established by the Swedish Symposia on Multimodal Communication held from 1997 till 2000, and continued by the Nordic Symposia on Multimodal Communication held from 2003 to 2012. Since 2013 the symposium has acquired a broader European dimension, with editions held in Malta, Estonia, Ireland, and Denmark. This year the symposium will be held in Germany for the first time.

Di, 10/17/2017
CITEC, tba
  • Nguyen Sao Mai (IMT Atlantique / Telecom Bretagne, France)
  • Diedrich Wolter (University of Bamberg, Germany)
  • Alexandra Kirsch (University of Tübingen, Germany)
  • Marc Hanheide (University of Lincoln, UK)
  • Serge Autexier (Bremen Ambient Assisted Living Lab / DFKI Bremen, Germany)
  • Manuel Mühlig (Honda Research Institute Europe (HRI-EU), Germany)
  • Ulrich Johnigk (v. Bodelschwinghsche Stiftungen Bethel)

HAI Conference logo Workshop at the 5th International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction

The workshop will take place on Oct. 17, 2017, 9am - 4pm

Traditionally, human-machine interaction as well as human-robot interaction address the dyadic relationship between a human and a single device. In smart homes, the basic idea is different in that home devices are decomposed into a spatially distributed but interconnected network of sensors and actors. These can be dynamically combined to ‘virtual appliances’ which offer services to a user. Such services may not only relate to single devices like a lamp, a music box, a dishwasher, etc., but can also relate to scenarios like “watching a movie”, “cooking”, “cleaning the house” where multiple physical devices are involved.

Di, 10/17/2017
9:00 - 17:00
CITEC, Bielefeld

Behavior, Emotion and Representation: Building Blocks of Interaction Workshop at the 5th International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction (HAI 2017) 

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Natural behavior skills based on cognitive abilities are key challenges for robots, virtual agents and intelligent machines while interacting with humans. This becomes particular evident by the expected increase in the use of intelligent interaction partners designed to support humans in everyday situations within the next coming decade (such as virtual coaches, companion robots, assistive systems and autonomous cars). These systems will need to develop their autonomy and to elicit social interaction and social synchrony. In order to achieve these goals, their perception of humans, as well as their behavior, must build on more complex inputs about emotion, mental state and models of the human partners compared to the mainly more low-level based approaches currently in use.

Di, 10/24/2017
Public Event
10:00 - 14:00

Um dem Verbundvorhaben itsOWL-EUE, nach 3-jähriger Bearbeitungszeit und hervorragenden Ergebnissen, einen würdigen Abschluss zu geben planen wir eine öffentliche Abschlussveranstaltung am Citec der Universität Bielefeld. Hierfür bitte ich Sie den Termin entsprechend freizuhalten und ihre Teilnahme zu ermöglichen.