Seminar WS 2007/08: Advances in Human Computer Interaction
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The ways in which humans communicate with computers have changed
dramatically in the past few years. A compelling example of a new
interaction paradigm is Microsoft
In general, advanced interaction metaphors rely on new concepts, models,
and technologies that have to be designed, investigated, or adopted from
other research disciplines.
The talks are organized in the following topic clusters:
- Smart Objects and Tangible Interfaces
- Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence
- Affective Computing and Virtual Characters
- Multi-Modal Interaction and Dialog Systems
The seminar's aim is to discuss concepts, models and technologies used
for advances in human computer interaction. As a result, the
participants get a broad overview of advanced HCI research.
Good command of English for understanding research papers. Most of the
discussed papers are written in English.
Study qualifications: a successfully finished lecture in the area of
AI or an intermediate degree (Vordiplom) or bachelor in
Requirements for Certificates
A seminar certificate has the following requirements:
- Regular attendance.
- A talk (English, 30-35 minutes, 10 minutes discussion).
- A report (English) that covers the facts addressed in the talk and the
- Participant should be in the role of the discussion manager for one talk.
Language of reports: Englisch
Size: 10-15 pages
Format: file format is PDF, page style is LNCS, which can be found on the
springer web page. Start with the
Author Instructions file. This is also an example how the LNCS
General requirements - reports should:
Reports reviewed until
- be understandable and well formatted!
- cover the individual topic of the talk, questions
that have been arised during the discussions, and they should address
relevant issues of other talks.
- Beginning by this date
each supervisior contacts his students for individual feedback.
: 10 days
after feedback is given. This
ensures that everybody has the same time to finalize the report after s/he
has received feedback.
- Reports can be also submitted before the announced deadline.
- Please remember that reports have to be in final state when submitted!
Language of talks: Englisch
Date: every Thursday, 16 c.t. - 18, no talks at 20.12
Location: Seminar room II (H 04) in the math building E 2 5, basement
Kick-Off meeting and talk assignment: Thursday, October 25th, 16 c.t
The list below shows all talks and their assigned lecturer and
Note: Some of the literature can only be downloaded from a computer
that has an internet address of the Saarland University. In case of
problemes please contact your supervisor.
- Kick-Off and Introduction (slides)
Lecturers: Patrick Gebhard, Michael Kipp, Martin Rumpler, and Michael Schmitz
- Spoken Dialogue Systems (slides)
Lecturer: Ali Rahmani
Chair: Sebastian Schwarzbach
Supervisor: Martin Rumpler
- Spoken Dialogue Systems are programs which communicate with users in
spoken natural language, for example, to make travel arrangements, route
telephone calls or control devices. This talk will introduce basic
concepts, components, architectures and algorithms of spoken dialogue
- Jurafsky D. & Martin James H. (2000) Dialogue and Conversational
Agents. Chap. 19 of: Jurafsky, D. & Martin, James H. (eds), Speech and
Language Processing: An Introduction to Natural Language Processing,
Computational Linguistics and Speech Recognition, Prentice Hall.
(contact your supervisor to get a copy)
- Ralf Engel (2006) Natural Language Understanding. Pages 195--208 of:
Wahlster, W. (ed) SmartKom: Foundations of Multimodal Dialogue Systems.
Cognitive Technologies Series, Springer Verlag.
(contact your supervisor to get a copy)
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Bachelor's and master's thesis, HiWi jobs ...
Subsequent to a successfully mastered seminar a bachelor's and master's thesis as well as
a HiWi job can be offered.
About a talk
Giving a talk.