Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology
Dialog systems that think along – Do they really understand me?
A dialogue is a written, spoken or otherwise expressed conversational exchange between two or more people or technical systems. While early dialogue systems, e.g. for automatic telephone answering machines, had some shortcomings, i.e. restricted vocabulary and grammar and lack of prosodic elements, recent approaches focus on natural and multi-modal human-machine interaction techniques to archive high user acceptance. This, e.g., enables trans-modal conversation, where the semantic meaning is represented by two different modalities, i.e. complementing speech and gesture: saying “give me that” while pointing to a particular object. Furthermore, a common representation format for multimodal human communication is focus of ongoing research activities.
To enable a mostly natural and intuitive human-machine-interaction, several complex communication and interaction principles between people and computers have to be realized, covering the realization and evaluation of interactive machine and computing systems. This covers knowledge representation, cognitive systems, displaying techniques and other ergonomic interfaces, signal processing, pattern recognition, human factors, haptics and (social) robotics, just to name a few.
The workshop “Dialog Systems that think along – do they really understand me?” will be held during the 25th German Conference on Artificial intelligence (KI 2012) in Saarbrücken, Germany. Participants from research and industry will present their latest work in the fields of human-machine interaction for assistive systems and cognitive systems for social robots.
The workshop will be held at September 24th 2012 in conjunction with the 35th German Conference on Artificial Intelligence (KI 2012) from September 24 - 27, 2012 in Saarbrücken, Germany.
- July 8, 2012: Workshop paper submission deadline
- July 22, 2012: Notification of workshop paper acceptance
- August 5, 2012: Workshop camera ready copy submission
- September 24, 2012: Workshop
On behalf of the workshop organizers,
Stefan Goetze, Bernd Schönebeck, and Frank Wallhoff
The contributions of the half-day workshop may cover all aspects:
- Social robotics
- Cognitive Systems
- Speech and natural language interfaces
- Speech recognition and synthesis
- Human Factors
- Architectures for interaction
- Ergonomic interfaces: Adaptive and personalized interfaces
- HMI for AAL/elderly
- Graphical user interface
- Usability and Quality of HMI for Robots
Contributions are expected in the following form:
- Presentations should have a duration of 20-30 minutes. They are documented by an original research paper which should cover 4-8 pages in total in Springer style.
- Demonstrations are documented by an extended abstract which should not exceed 1 page in total.
- Workshop submission is electronic per mail to email@example.com.
- Papers will be published on the workshop website and on CD-ROM.
Participants from research and industry active in the fields:
- Human-machine interaction for assistive systems
- Cognitive systems for social robots
"Machines that we can talk to"
"Integration von KI Technologien für die natürliche Kommunikation zwischen Mensch und Roboter anhand des AustroMobile-Projektes"
|16:00-16:25||T. Rehrl, J. Blume, A. Bannat, G. Rigoll, and Frank Wallhoff
"On-line Learning of Dynamic Gestures for Human-Robot Interaction"
C.H. Schulz and D. Sonntag
|16:50-17:15||M. Ruhland and S. Goetze
"Computational Efficient Noise Reduction for Dialogue Systems in Car Environments based on Binary Time-Frequency Masking and Autoregressive Interpolation"
Stefan Goetze, Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology, Project Group Hearing, Speech and Audio Technology (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dr. Bernd Schönebeck, cognesys GmbH, Aachen (email@example.com)
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Wallhoff, Institute for Technical Assistive Systems, University of Applied Science (firstname.lastname@example.org)