In conjunction with ACM Multimedia 2013,
22 October, Barcelona
With advances in pattern recognition and multimedia computing, it became possible to analyze human behavior via multimodal sensors, at different time-scales and at different levels of interaction and interpretation. This ability opens up enormous possibilities for multimedia and multimodal interaction, with a potential of
endowing the computers with a capacity to attribute meaning to users’
attitudes, preferences, personality, social relationships, etc., as well as
to understand what people are doing, the activities they have been
engaged in, their routines and lifestyles. Re-defining the relationship
between the computer and the interacting human, moving the computer
from a passive observer role to a socially active participant role and
enabling it to drive different kinds of interaction has implications across
multiple domains, including arts, creativity, entertainment and edutainment. In these domains in particular, modes of interaction are highly variable and so observing, analyzing and interpreting behaviors systematically is a challenge.
This workshop will gather researchers dealing with the problem of modeling human behavior under its multiple facets (expression of emotions, display of complex social and relational behaviors, performance of individual or joint actions, etc.), with particular attention to interactions in arts, creativity, entertainment and edutainment. Concrete examples are interactive art installations that sense and respond to their viewers in novel ways, persuasive and serious games, affect-sensing systems with educational goals, gesture-sensing tutoring systems, healthcare systems that improve the patients’ physical or cognitive well-being, playful interaction settings that serve beneficial purposes, to name a few.
The HBU Workshops, previously organized as satellite to ICPR, AMI and IROS Conferences, have a unique aspect of fostering cross-pollination of different disciplines, bringing together researchers of multimedia, robotics, HCI, artificial intelligence, pattern recognition, interaction design, ambient intelligence, and psychology. The diversity of human behavior, the richness of multi-modal data that arises from its analysis, and the multitude of applications that demand rapid progress in this area ensure that the HBU Workshops provide a timely and relevant discussion and dissemination platform.
Dr. Albert Ali Salah
Dept. of Computer Engineering
34342 Bebek, Istanbul
E-mail: salah [at] boun.edu.tr | Telephone: +90-212-359 7774