Dome Interaction Environment Debut on May 25, 2015

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Multi-modal Interaction Workshop

Nishida-Nakazawa Laboratory and LaBRI are pleased to announce a workshop on multi-modal interaction on Tuesday April 21st. The venue is Conference Room III, Clock tower Centennial Hall, Building number 3 on the map, 2F; the map is available from here:

— the program of the workshop —

  • 09:45-09:55 Opening
    Toyoaki Nishida
  • 09:55-10:05 Introduction to Kyoto Group
    Toyoaki Nishida
  • 10:05-10:15 Introduction to Bordeaux-LaBRI
  • 10:25-10:45 Perceptual evaluation of spoken Japanese attitudes
    Takaaki Shochi
  • 10:45-11:05 Perception of prosodic social affects in French: a free-labeling study
    Marine Guerry
  • 11:05-11:25 Facial Action Units Intensity Estimation by the Fusion of Features with Multi-kernel Support Vector Machine
    Zuheng Ming
  • 11:25-11:45 Face de-identification with emotion preservations
    Aurelie Bugeau
  • 13:15-13:35 A mobile corneal imaging camera
    Atsushi Nakazawa
  • 13:35-13:55 Corneal Imaging and Applications
    Christian Nitschke
  • 13:55-14:15 Inner state estimation using physiological indices
    Yoshimasa Ohmoto
  • 14:15-14:35 Dynamic interactive agents and virtual basketball
    Divesh Lala
  • 14:35-14:55 Synthetic Evidential Study for Deepening Inside Their Heart
    Takashi Ookaki
  • 15:15-15:35 Multi-modal conversational analysis in poster sessions
    Koji Inoue
  • 15:35-15:55 Probabilistic Aspect-oriented Gaze Behavior Modeling in Visual Content Browsing
    Kei Shimonishi
  • 15:55-16:15 Simulated crowds: Social signal using in culture-dependent queuing behavior learning assistance System
    Sutasinee Thovuttikul
  • 16:15-16:55 open discussions
  • 16:55-17:00 Closing
    Toyoaki Nishida

Your active participation is more than welcome. As there are some open slots, please let us know if you are interested in presenting your work. No fee is required for participation. Meanwhile, we constrain the maximal number of participants no less than 30 to promote an active discussion. If you are interested in particiating in the workshop please send an e-mail (Yoshimasa Ohmoto, Assistant professer, Nishida-Nakazawa Laboratory).


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Eye Analysis Group 2014

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[Icmi2014:12] First Call for Participation: ICMI 2014 Doctoral Consortium

First Call for Participation
ICMI 2014 Doctoral Consortium 16th International Conference on
Multimodal Interaction
Nov 12-16, 2014, Istanbul, Turkey.
* Submission deadline: July 1st, 2014
* Notifications: August 11th, 2014
* Camera-ready deadline: September 15th, 2014
* Consortium Date: November 12th, 2014
* Submission format: Four-page, ACM SIG proceedings format
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* Selection process: Peer-Reviewed
* Presentation format: Talk on consortium day and participation in the
conference poster session
* Proceedings: Included in conference proceedings and ACM Digital Library
* Doctoral Consortium Co-chairs: Marco Cristani (University of Verona)
and Justine Cassell (Carnegie Mellon University)
The goal of the ICMI Doctoral Consortium is to provide PhD students with
an opportunity to present their work to a group of mentors and peers
from a diverse set of academic and industrial institutions, to receive
feedback on their doctoral research plan and progress, and to build a
cohort of young researchers interested in designing multimodal
interfaces. We invite students from all PhD granting institutions who
are in the process of forming or carrying out a plan for their PhD
research in the area of designing multimodal interfaces. The Consortium
will be held on November 12th, 2014. We expect to provide economic
support to most attendees that will cover part of their costs (travel,
registration, meals etc.).
–Who should apply?–
While we encourage applications from students at any stage of doctoral
training, the doctoral consortium will benefit most the students who are
in the process of forming or developing their doctoral research. These
students will have passed their qualifiers or have completed the
majority of their coursework, will be planning or developing their
dissertation research, and will not be very close to completing their
dissertation research. Students from any PhD granting institution whose
research falls within designing multimodal interfaces are encouraged to
–Submission Guidelines–
Graduate students pursuing a PhD degree in a field related to designing
multimodal interfaces should submit the following materials:
* Extended Abstract: A four-page description of your PhD research
plan and progress in the ACM SIG proceedings format
( Your
extended abstract should follow the same outline, details, and format of
the ICMI short papers. The submissions will not be anonymous. In
particular, it should cover:
– The key research questions and motivation of your research
– Background and related work that informs your research
– A statement of hypotheses or a description of the scope of the
technical problem
– Your research plan, outlining stages of system development or
series of studies
– The research approach and methodology
– Your results to date (if any) and a description of remaining work
– A statement of research contributions to date (if any) and expected
contributions of your PhD work.
* Advisor Letter: A one-page letter of nomination from the student’s
PhD advisor. This letter is not a letter of support. Instead, it should
focus on the student’s PhD plan and how the Doctoral Consortium event
might contribute to the student’s PhD training and research.
* CV: A two-page curriculum vitae of the student.
All materials should be prepared in PDF format and submitted in the
“Doctoral Consortium” track.
–Review Process–
The Doctoral Consortium will follow a review process in which
submissions will be evaluated by a number of factors including (1) the
quality of the submission, (2) the expected benefits of the consortium
for the student’s PhD research, and (3) the student’s contribution to
the diversity of topics, backgrounds, and institutions, in order of
importance. More particularly, the quality of the submission will be
evaluated based on the potential contributions of the research to the
field of multimodal interfaces and its impact on the field and beyond.
Students who are in the process of forming their PhD research plan or
are developing the research they have planned but are not too close to
completing their degrees would most benefit from participating in the
consortium. Finally, we hope to achieve a diversity of research topics,
disciplinary backgrounds, methodological approaches, and home
institutions in this year’s Doctoral Consortium cohort. We do not expect
more than two students to be invited from each institution to represent
a diverse sample.
–Economic Support–
We expect to be providing most student attendees with economic support
that will cover the majority of the costs of traveling to and attending
the Doctoral Consortium and the conference. However, the details on the
number of students to be funded and funding coverage is currently
unknown, as we are currently working on raising funds. More detail on
travel support will be announced on the Doctoral Consortium page of the
main conference website(
All authors of accepted submissions are expected to attend the Doctoral
Consortium and the main conference poster session. The attendees will
present their PhD work as a short talk at the Consortium and as a poster
at the conference poster session. A detailed program for the Consortium
and the participation guidelines for the poster session will be
available after the camera-ready deadline.
For more information and updates on the ICMI 2014 Doctoral Consortium,
visit the Doctoral Consortium page of the main conference website
For further questions, contact the Doctoral Consortium Co-chairs:
Marco Cristani, Justine Cassell:
ICMI 2014 Web Site

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Talk Announcement: Social Intelligence Design – an Organisational Semiotics Perspective (tentative)

Social Intelligence Design – an Organisational Semiotics Perspective (tentative)
by Dr Keiichi Nakata
Reader in Social Informatics
Deputy Head of Business Informatics, Systems and Accounting (BISA)
Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK
at Room 123 in General Research Building 7
at 16:30-17:30 on June 27th
Toyoaki Nishida
Dept. of Intelligence Science and Technology
Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University
Yoshida-Honmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8501, Japan
Phone: +81-75-753-5371
FAX: +81-75-753-4961 e-mail:
Home Page:

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Sutasinee and Divesh in Augsburg

Here is a copy of an article: Aktuell-2013-02-21

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We are on the media

An article about our lab is published in an Australian electronic journal.  Aubrey Belford, the Asia correspondent for an Australian publication, The Global Mail  (, visited us in the beginning of January for a report.
Here is the article:

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TALK: Research and Technologies for Independent Living

Speaker: Andrey Kiselev (Centre for Applied Autonomous Sensor Systems, Örebro University, Sweden)
: 15:00-16:00 on Thursday, March 7th, 2013
Place: Lecture Room 1 (rm 127), General Research Bldg. No.8, Main Campus
(BLDG #59 “Faculty of Engineering Bldg. No.8”


Sweden and Japan are both confronted with the same challenges of dealing with a rapidly growing elderly segment of the population. ICT technologies and in particular robotic technology have been shown to have a significant potential to address issues of growing demands of an ageing society. Research efforts in this field have been many with few reaching a commercial impact. In this talk, I will outline a number of research projects whose aim is investigate the use of robotic and intelligent systems for independent living. A common feature across these projects is that they aim to reach a market within 5 to 10 years. For this to be possible, researchers, end-users and industrial partners work together in these projects. I will also describe a framework (testbed) for joint collaboration which is used to create further research initiatives and test research prototypes in real environments.

About the speaker

Dr. Andrey Kiselev is postdoctoral research fellow at Centre for Applied Autonomous Sensor Systems, Örebro University. Andrey completed his Ph.D. at Kyoto University and his undergraduate studies at Moscow Institute of Electronic Technologies. His research is mostly focused on evaluating humans’ attitudes towards computer systems and emotional aspect of human-computer interactions. He is currently working in ExCITE and Giraffplus projects whose goal is to investigate different aspects of using robotics for independent living.
Hosted by:
Prof. Toyoaki Nishida
Department of Intelligence Science and Technology
Graduate School of Informatics
phone: 075-366-7492

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Projet Research Proposal: Interactive Simulation of Culture

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Layered Markov models for complex temporal pattern recognition

Michael Glodek
Institute of Neural Information Processing
The University of Ulm

Time: 13:30-14:30 on Monday, November 19th, 2012
Place: Room 213, Engineering Blg.#8


New technical systems, so called Companion systems, aim at providing functionality in an individualized fashion by adapting to the user. To achieve this goal interdisciplinary research in psychology, neuro  science and computer science is mandatory. The presentation highlights a methodological advancement in pattern recognition to enable the recognition of complex temporal user patterns. Based on a layered  design of Markov models, the presented approach partitions the recognition task to patterns of different complexities and time granularities. The proposed architecture is introduced on the example of activity and affective user state recognition.

About the speaker

In the year of 2009 Michael Glodek achieved his Master degree in Neuro- and Bioinformatics at the university of Lübeck (Germany). He then moved to Ulm (Germany) and  joined the German research  collaboration “Companion-Technology for Cognitive Technical Systems” as a Ph.D. student. Within his work, he focuses on temporal and multi-view sensor fusion and the integration of sub-symbolic and  symbolic information. As a result, his studies furthermore aim at detecting complex temporal patterns and incorporation of uncertain knowledge.

Hosted by:
Prof. Toyoaki Nishida
Department of Intelligence Science and Technology
Graduate School of Informatics
phone: 075-753-5371

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