All Events Callas Wed, 27 Mar 2013 17:01:04 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb 25-29/Oct/10 CALLAS sponsor of ACM'10 CALLAS NEWS: CALLAS to sponsor ACM Multimedia 2010

The CALLAS Consortium is sponsoring next ACM Conference which will take place in Florence (Italy) on next 25-29 October.
The conference is a key event about Multimedia scientific achievements and innovative industrial products and it will host sessions, tutorials, panels and discussion meetings. The program includes also an Interactive Art session offering opportunity of interaction between artists and computer scientists and investigation on the application of multimedia technologies to art and cultural heritage.


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9-11/Aug/10 CALLAS at CGIV'10 CALLAS NEWS: CALLAS at CGIV 2010 Sydney

The CGIV 2010 , IEEE Computer Society, 7th International Conference on Computer Graphics, Imaging and Visualization will be hosted by University of Technology, Sydney, Australia.

A CALLAS paper has been accepted for presentation at the conference, about:
"Expressive MPEG-4 Facial Animation Using Quadratic Deformation Models" - By M.Obaid, R.Mukundan, M.Billinghurst[HITNZ], and C.Pelachaud [TCOM]]]> (Administrator) General Wed, 19 May 2010 08:52:08 +0000
17/May/10 CALLAS at Pervasive'10 CALLAS NEWS: CALLAS at Pervasive 2010 Helsinki

CALLAS will participate to the 8th International Conference on Pervasive Computing within the workshop “Designing for Crowd” (May 17). The emphasis is on investigating interaction with technology in public and semi-public places, where crowded places are a major feature of these settings. The Common Touch CALLAS Showcase will be presented by representatives of AALTO and TEES, members in CALLAS.

A CALLAS Paper will be presented at the event:
"The Common Touch: Aesthetic and affective interaction in semi-public settings" – By C.Coutrix [AALTO], I. Avdouevski [AALTO], G.Jacucci[AALTO], V.Vervondel[TEES], S. Gilroy[TEES], M. Cavazza [TEES]
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25-28/May/10 CALLAS at JEP'10 CALLAS NEWS: CALLAS at JEP 2010 Mons

Organised by Universite’ de Mons, the XXVIII Journees d’Etude sur la Parole, will be dedicated to communication by words, speech, acoustic expressions and their applications. The research made about laughing in CALLAS:
"La base de données AVLaughterCycle"
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10-14/May/10 CALLAS at AAMAS'10 CALLAS NEWS: CALLAS at AAMAS 2010 Toronto (Canada)

Follow-up of its participation to AAMAS 2008 and AAMAS 2009, the CALLAS project attended AAMAS 2010, the 9th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, during which workshops and tutorials discussed aspects, approaches, methods, and ideas related to specific topics, both theoretical and applied, in the general area of Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems.

A CALLAS Paper was presented at the event:
"Multimodal Interaction with a Virtual Character in Interactive StorytellingBy Bee N., Wagner J., André E[UoA]., Charles F., Pizzi D., Cavazza M [TEES] Abstract]]> (Administrator) General Fri, 14 May 2010 00:00:00 +0000
17-23/May/10 CALLAS at LREC'10 CALLAS NEWS: CALLAS at LREC 2010, Malta

CALLAS will participate to the 7th international conference on Language Resources and Evaluation organised by ELRA in cooperation with a wide range of international associations and organisations. The conference provides a unique forum for researchers, industrials and funding agencies from across a wide spectrum of areas to discuss problems and opportunities, find new synergies and promote initiatives for international cooperation, in support to investigations in language sciences, progress in language technologies and development of corresponding products, services and applications, and standards.

LREC 2010  will host the presentation of a CALLAS paper about:
"The AVLaughterCycle database"
by Urbain J [FPMS]., Bevacqua E. [TCOM], Dutoit T. [FPMS], Moinet A [FPMS], Niewiadomski R. [TCOM], Pelachaud C. [TCOM], Picart B [FPMS]., Tilmanne J[FPMS]., Wagner J. [UoA]

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11/Mar/10 CALLAS on SourceForge CALLAS NEWS: CALLAS Framework on Sourceforge, 11 March 2010

The CALLAS Framework and its Authoring Tool are now published on SourceForge under the terms of the GPLv2.0!  Developers in the open community are welcome to directly experiment CALLAS innovation.
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CALLAS will participate to the Program of the International Conference on Kansei Engineering and Emotion Research 2010, organised by Arts et Métiers ParisTech and the Japan Society of Kansei Engineering (JSKE) in March 2-4 2010.
All the themes proposed for the KEER2010 have the common objective to gather the state-of-the-art in the research field of Kansei, with vision for the future societies and rigor for a high quality in knowledge sharing.

KEER 2010  will host CALLAS papers presentation in:
Session 3
about "Introducing Multimodal Sequential Emotional Expressions For Virtual Characters" By Niewiadomski R., Hyniewska S., Pelachaud C., [TCOM] Abstract

Session 4
about "Emotional Interactive Storyteller System" By P.Bleackley [BBC], S.Hyniewska, R.Niewiadomski, C. Pelachaud [TCOM],  M.Price [BBC] Abstract
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20-23/Jan/10 CALLAS at B-Interface'10 CALLAS NEWS: CALLAS at B-Interface 2010, Valencia

BIOSTEC 2010, the 3rd International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies,  hold four co-located conferences, each specialized in a specific knowledge area. A special workshop was dedicated the discussion of B-Interfaces: Bio-inspired Human-Machine Interfaces and Healthcare Applications, aiming to assemble researchers from diverse backgrounds together to discuss ideas and solutions addressing the health/healing power of various environmental elements including social activity, diet and nutrition, joy and stress, family, and lifestyle. All of these aspects will in fact extend the scope of applying physiological signals to multi-disciplinary research fields and offer great potential for daily healthcare monitoring.  

Two CALLAS papers were presented in this session:

"The Smart Sensor Integration Framework and its Application in EU Projects" by  J. Wagner, F. Jung, J. KimElisabeth Andre' and Thurid Vogt [UOA]. See Abstract

"Ensemble approaches to parametric decision fusion for bimodal emotion recognition" by   Jonghwa Kim and Florian Lingenfelser [UOA]. See Abstract

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1-3/Dec/09 CALLAS at DICTA'09 CALLAS NEWS: CALLAS at DICTA 2009, Melbourne

DICTA is the main Australian conference on digital image processing, machine vision and related areas. DICTA2009 was hosted by the Australian Pattern Recognition Society (APRS), which attracted 120 participants from Australia and the Asia Pacific regions as well as many international researchers.

The HITLab NZ developed a novel facial expression recognition system based on Quadratic facial expression models. Their work was collaborated with the Research School of Information Sciences and Engineering at the Australian National University in Canberra. A paper, describing the method and the results, was presented at the Digital Image Computing: Techniques and Applications (DICTA 2009), about:

"A Quadratic Deformation Model for Facial Expression Recognition. Digital Image Computing and Applications"
by M. Obaid, R. Mukundan [HITNZ] , R. Goecke [University of Canberra], M. Billinghurst, H. Seichter[HITNZ]
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