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LINGUIST List 23.1010

Wed Feb 29 2012

Confs: Computational Ling/South Korea

Editor for this issue: Amy Brunett <brunettlinguistlist.org>


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Date: 28-Feb-2012
From: Desislava Zhekova <zhekovauni-bremen.de>
Subject: 1st Workshop on Speech and Multimodal Interaction in Assistive Environments
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1st Workshop on Speech and Multimodal Interaction in Assistive Environments
Short Title: SMIAE


Date: 12-Jul-2012 - 12-Jul-2012
Location: Jeju Island, Korea, South
Contact: Dimitra Anastasiou
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.informatik.uni-bremen.de/smiae/2012/index.html

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Meeting Description:

In recent years considerable progress has been made in speech processing and interaction as well as in multimodality. However, the application field of Assistive Environments has only recently become a focus for the speech and multimodality research community.

This workshop will focus on issues, applications, and development tools in the field of Speech and Multimodal Interaction in Assistive Environments (SMIAE). It will be concerned with all topics which fit within the purview of speech and multimodal communication in environments suitable for the elderly and people with age-related physical or cognitive disabilities. Assistive environments are an application area of the research field of Ambient Assisted Living (AAL).

This research field is supported through a European technology and innovation funding programme, which promotes intelligent assistant systems for a better, healthier, and safer life in the preferred living environments through the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Human-computer and human-robot interaction are key technological tools in the area of Assistive Environments, and as such the workshop will particularly aim to draw together speech and multimodal work in these areas. Moreover, both theoretical and applied computational work regarding multimodal interaction in assistive environments will be welcome at this workshop.


July 12

09:00 - 10:00
Keynote

10:00 - 12:30
Presentations

12:30 - 14:00
Lunch

14:00 - 15:30
Presentations

15:30 - 16:00
Coffee Break

16:00 - 17:30
Discussion and Conclusion

19:00
Dinner with participants at a restaurant (costs not included in the workshop fees)



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