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Workshop on "Designing, Implementing and Evaluating Mid-Air Gestures and Speech-Based Interaction" @ CHItaly 2017

News date: 
Monday, 25 September, 2017

i3 is among the organizers of the workshop on "Designing, Implementing and Evaluating Mid-Air Gestures and Speech-Based Interaction", which was held in Cagliari, at CHItaly 2017, on September 18.

The goal of this half-day workshop was to investigate effective ways to leverage the recent advances in the automatic recognition of mid-air gestures and speech commands, with a special focus on (but not limited to) interaction with mobile technology and inclusive design for older adults and people with special needs. The workshop investigated these issues from a multidisciplinary prospective by bringing together experts on interaction design, user experience, usability,
accessibility, art, innovative hardware and software solutions. 


9:00 - 9:30 Welcome and introduction
9:30 - 10:00 Invited talk: Lucio Davide Spano. Bridging Perspectives in Gestural Interaction (slides)
10:00 Jean-Matthieu Maro and Ryad Benosman. Mid-air Gesture Recognition Using an Event-based Vision Sensor (paper)
10:20 Carmelo Ardito, Maria Teresa Baldassarre, Paolo Buono, Danilo Caivano, Giuseppe Desolda, Massimiliano Morga and Antonio Piccinno. Mid-Air Gestures in Mixed Reality: Issues and Challenges (paper; slides)

10:45 - 11:15 Coffee Break

11:20 Christopher Reeves. Challenges of novel multimodal interaction techniques with smartphones for visually impaired users. (slides)
11:40 Giorgina Cantalini. Levels of Gesture / Prosody synchronization in speech: A comparison between spontaneous and acted speech (slides)
12:00 Marco Valentino, Antonio Origlia and Francesco Cutugno. Multimodal Speech and Gestures Fusion for Small Groups (paper; slides)

12:20 - 13:00 Final discussion