Meeting Behavior Detection in Smart Environments: Nonverbal Cues that Help to Obtain Natural Interaction

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Abstract

Unobtrusive and multiple-sensor interfaces enable observation of natural human behavior in smart environments. Being able to detect, analyze and interpret this activity allows for the implementation of various applications, including real-time surveillance and real-time support in smart home and office environments. We focus on smart meeting environments, where nonverbal behavioral cues sometimes tell more about issues such as discussion participation, involvement and contribution, than information obtained from verbal contributions. An important aspect of this behavior is the interaction between meeting participants. We regard the special case where some of the participants are at physically different locations, which hinders natural interaction. We discuss how we can exploit the ability of a sensor-equipped environment to detect nonverbal interaction cues and use these to allow and improve natural interaction between collaborating participants at distributed locations. We focus on research efforts to detect nonverbal interaction cues by looking at various modalities. Also, we discuss how information obtained from the fusion of these modalities allows us to generate and display behavioral cues that allow remote participants to take part in a distributed meeting in a natural way.
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Title of host publicationProceedings 8th IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG 2008)
EditorsJ. Cohn, T.S Huang, Maja Pantic, N. Sebe
Place of PublicationLos Alamitos
PublisherIEEE Computer Society Press
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-2154-1
DOIs
StatePublished - 15 Sep 2008
Event8th IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition, FG 2008 - Amsterdam, Netherlands

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PublisherIEEE Computer Society Press
Number2

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Conference8th IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition, FG 2008
Abbreviated titleFG
CountryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period17/09/0819/09/08

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Keywords

  • EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP6/033812
  • EWI-13355
  • IR-64947
  • METIS-254885
  • HMI-MI: MULTIMODAL INTERACTIONS

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Poel, M., Poppe, R. W., & Nijholt, A. (2008). Meeting Behavior Detection in Smart Environments: Nonverbal Cues that Help to Obtain Natural Interaction. In J. Cohn, T. S. Huang, M. Pantic, & N. Sebe (Eds.), Proceedings 8th IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG 2008) (pp. 1-6). [10.1109/AFGR.2008.4813432] Los Alamitos: IEEE Computer Society Press. DOI: 10.1109/AFGR.2008.4813432

Poel, Mannes; Poppe, Ronald Walter; Nijholt, Antinus / Meeting Behavior Detection in Smart Environments: Nonverbal Cues that Help to Obtain Natural Interaction.

Proceedings 8th IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG 2008). ed. / J. Cohn; T.S Huang; Maja Pantic; N. Sebe. Los Alamitos : IEEE Computer Society Press, 2008. p. 1-6 10.1109/AFGR.2008.4813432.

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Poel, M, Poppe, RW & Nijholt, A 2008, Meeting Behavior Detection in Smart Environments: Nonverbal Cues that Help to Obtain Natural Interaction. in J Cohn, TS Huang, M Pantic & N Sebe (eds), Proceedings 8th IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG 2008)., 10.1109/AFGR.2008.4813432, IEEE Computer Society Press, Los Alamitos, pp. 1-6, 8th IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition, FG 2008, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 17-19 September. DOI: 10.1109/AFGR.2008.4813432

Meeting Behavior Detection in Smart Environments: Nonverbal Cues that Help to Obtain Natural Interaction. / Poel, Mannes; Poppe, Ronald Walter; Nijholt, Antinus.

Proceedings 8th IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG 2008). ed. / J. Cohn; T.S Huang; Maja Pantic; N. Sebe. Los Alamitos : IEEE Computer Society Press, 2008. p. 1-6 10.1109/AFGR.2008.4813432.

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Poel M, Poppe RW, Nijholt A. Meeting Behavior Detection in Smart Environments: Nonverbal Cues that Help to Obtain Natural Interaction. In Cohn J, Huang TS, Pantic M, Sebe N, editors, Proceedings 8th IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG 2008). Los Alamitos: IEEE Computer Society Press. 2008. p. 1-6. 10.1109/AFGR.2008.4813432. Available from, DOI: 10.1109/AFGR.2008.4813432