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Dagstuhl Seminar 01441

Coordination and Fusion in Multimodal Interaction

( Oct 28 – Nov 02, 2001 )

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  • Artikel über das Dagstuhl-Seminar 01441 "Multimodal resources and multimodal systems evaluation" - Kipp, Michael - Tübingen : Stauffenburg Verlag, 2001 - (Zeitschrift für Semiotik ; 23. 2001, H. 3/4 : S. 451-452).


More effective, efficient, and natural interfaces to support access to information, applications, and people are increasingly relevant in our information society which is plagued by information overload from corporate, national, and global information webs, increasing system complexity, and shrinking task time lines. Multimodal interfaces combine speech, gesture, and mimics input and output. They include a number of new facilities that promise to mitigate these modern challenges including:

  1. Understanding of possibly imprecise, ambiguous, or partial multimodal input
  2. Generation of coordinated, cohesive, and coherent multimodal presentations
  3. Management of the interaction (e.g., task completion, tailoring interaction styles, adapting the interface) by representing, reasoning, and exploiting models of the user, domain, task, context and the media (e.g., text, audio, video) itself
  4. Assistance in the design and development of multimodal user interfaces that decreases the time, expense, and level of expertise necessary to construct successful user interfaces

The purpose of this seminar is to bring together the global research leadership of this area in a focused setting to assess current advances, identify fundamental research challenges, and chart the course of collaborative research in this strategic area. As multimodal interaction is by its nature multidisciplinary, an added objective will be to enhance the awareness by the leadership of subcommunities (e.g. in speech and language processing, image processing, interface design, human factors) of each other's research and methods.

  • Elisabeth André (Universität Augsburg, DE) [dblp]
  • Robbert-Jan Beun (Utrecht University, NL)
  • Harry Bunt (Tilburg University, NL)
  • Noelle Carbonell (LORIA - Nancy, FR)
  • Justine Cassell (Northwestern University - Evanston, US) [dblp]
  • Gernot Fink (TU Dortmund, DE) [dblp]
  • Lisa Harper (MITRE - McLean, US)
  • Koiti Hasida (AIST - Tokyo, JP)
  • Derek Jacoby (Microsoft Research - Redmond, US)
  • Kristiina Jokinen (University of Art and Design, FI) [dblp]
  • Arne Jönsson (Linköping University, SE)
  • Michael Kipp (DFKI - Saarbrücken, DE)
  • Emiel J. Krahmer (Tilburg University, NL)
  • John Lee (University of Edinburgh, GB)
  • Rainer Malaka (HITS gGmbH - Heidelberg, DE)
  • Jean-Claude Martin (LIMSI - Orsay, FR) [dblp]
  • Mark Maybury (MITRE - Bedford, US)
  • Paul Mc Kevitt (University of Ulster - Derry/Londonderry, GB)
  • Elmar Nöth (Universität Erlangen - Nürnberg, DE)
  • Sharon Oviatt (Oregon Health & Science University - Beaverton, US) [dblp]
  • Catherine Pelachaud (University of Paris, FR) [dblp]
  • Fabio Pianesi (CIT- FBK - Povo, IT)
  • Norbert Reithinger (DFKI - Saarbrücken, DE)
  • Thomas Rist (DFKI - Saarbrücken, DE)
  • Laurent Romary (CNRS - Nancy, FR) [dblp]
  • Dagmar Schmauks (TU Berlin, DE)
  • Candy Sidner (Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL), US)
  • Oliviero Stock (CIT- FBK - Povo, IT)
  • Wolfgang Wahlster (DFKI - Saarbrücken, DE)
  • Michelle X. Zhou (IBM TJ Watson Research Center - Yorktown Heights, US) [dblp]