Ginevra Castellano, Barbara Mazzarino, Gualtiero Volpe
InfoMus, DIST, University of Genova (Italy)


Multimodal interfaces for expressive interaction


The talk will presents a brief survey of currently ongoing research projects at DIST - InfoMus Lab on multimodal interfaces. A particular focus will be on the multimodal analysis of the high-level expressive, emotional information, the involved non-verbal communication mechanisms, the role of such information and mechanisms in the design and development of expressive multimodal interactive systems. Research is carried out in the following projects funded by the European Commission in the Sixth Framework Program: the EU-IST project TAI-CHI (Tangible Acoustic Interfaces for Computer-Human Interaction), the EU-IST NoE (Network of Excellence) ENACTIVE (Enactive Interfaces), the EU-IST NoE HUMAINE (Human-Machine Interaction Network on Emotion). The talk will provide a summary of the work performed in these projects, including examples of ongoing experiments and prototypes developed with the new EyesWeb 4 open platform for multimodal processing (www.eyesweb.org).