The Lab for Multimedia Concepts and their Applications of University of Augsburg is a member of CALLAS.
Founded in April 2001 as part of the Institute for Computer Science at the University of Augsburg., it focuses on multimodal interfaces, embodied conversational agents, affective computing and augmented reality. The members of the team have a long-term experience in the design, implementation and evaluation of multimodal user interfaces and intelligent interactive systems and conducted projects for the EU, the BMBF, GIF and industries in this area.
To build interfaces that allow for more natural and enjoyable communication between humans and computers, the Lab follows a highly interdisciplinary approach that involves not only computer scientists, but also designers, electrical-engineers and cognitive scientists. Therefore, it maintains strong relationships to the Philosophical and Socio-Scientific Faculty of the University of Augsburg, in particular to the areas: "Communication Sciences" and "Media Pedagogics".
The Lab is also responsible for the introduction of two new study programmes at Augsburg University: Bachelor/Master of Informatics and Multimedia which are currently chosen by about 50% of all computer science students at Augsburg University.
The team has been involved in the organization of a number of international events, such as the ISCA Tutorial and Research Workshop on Multi-Modal Dialogue in Mobile Environments (IDS 2002), the Second Conference on Computational Semiotics for Games and New Media (COSIGN 2002), a Dagstuhl Workshop on Evaluating Conversational Agents in March 2004, a Tutorial and Research Workshop on Affective Dialogue Systems in June 2004 and a Tutorial and Research Workshop on Perception and Interactive Technologies (PIT06) in June 2006.
Contact: Elisabeth Andre'