GW 2009 - Program

Wednesday, 25th February

9:00 - 9:25 Welcome by
Ipke Wachsmuth, ZiF Managing Director

Workshop opening by
Stefan Kopp & Ipke Wachsmuth:
Session 1:  Gesture Recognition
9:25 - 9:55 Frédéric Bevilacqua Bruno Zamborlin, Anthony Sypniewski, Norbert Schnell & Fabrice Guédy:
Continuous realtime gesture following and recognition
9:55 - 10:25 Ronan Billon, Alexis Nédélec & Jacques Tisseau:
Recognition of chaining gestures in the flow in the context of virtual theater
10:25 - 10:55 Radu-Daniel Vatavu, Laurent Grisoni & Stefan-Gheorghe Pentiuc:
Multiscale detection of gesture patterns in continuous motion trajectories
10:55 - 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 - 11:45 Liang-Guo Zhang, Xilin Chen, Chunli Wang & Wen Gao:
Robust automatic tracking of skin-colored objects with level set based occlusion handling
11:45 - 12:45 Keynote: Alex Waibel
Multimodal interfaces in support of human-human interaction
12:45 - 13:45 Lunch
13:45 - 14:00
Session 2:  Sign Language Recognition
14:00 - 14:30 Jeroen Arendsen, Andrea J. van Doorn & Huib de Ridder:
SLN signs and emblems: Visibly different?   
14:30 - 15:00 S.-E. Fotinea, E. Efthimiou, G. Caridakis, O. Diamanti, N. Mitsou, K. Karpouzis, C. Tzafestas & P. Maragos:
DIANOEMA: Visual analysis and sign recognition for GSL modelling and robot teleoperation
15:00 - 15:30 Gineke A. ten Holt, Marcel J.T. Reinders, Emile A. Hendriks, Andrea J. van Doorn & Huib de Ridder:
Improving automatic sign language recognition through sign perceptual knowledge
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break
Session 3:  Gesture Processing
16:00 - 16:30 Florian Grond, Thomas Hermann, Vincent Verfaille & Marcelo Wanderley:
Methods for effective ancillary gesture sonification of clarinetists
16:30 - 17:00 Martin Haker, Martin Böhme, Thomas Martinetz & Erhardt Barth:
Deictic gestures with a time-of-flight camera
17:00 - 17:30 Rolf Inge Godøy, Alexander Refsum Jensnius & Kristian Nymoen:
Chunking by coarticulation in music-related gestures
17:30 - 18:00 Zhenbo Li, Patrick Horain, André-Marie Pez & Catherine Pelachaud:
Statistical gesture models for 3D motion capture
18:00 - 18:30
18:30 - 19:00 Vocabulary - A Gesture Performance
Matthias Albrecht
Yasmina Gandouz
Jennifer Hübner
Kathy Rohling
Thorsten Muer
Lena Notzon

Directed by Ingrid Hentschel
University of Applied Science Bielefeld
from 19:00 Posters, Demos, Snacks

Thursday, 26th February

Session 4:  Behavior Generation
9:00 - 9:30 Alexis Heloir & Michael Kipp:
Requirements for a gesture specification language
9:30 - 10:00 Jean-Claude Martin, Jean-Paul Sansonnet, Annelies Braffort & Cyril Verrecchia:
Informing the design of deictic behaviors of a web agent with spoken and sign language video data
10:00 - 10:30 Chris J. Brandhorst & Mariët Theune:
Beat gestures in direction giving
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:30 Kirsten Bergmann & Stefan Kopp:
Systematicity and idiosyncrasy in iconic gestures—A probabilistic model of gesture use
Session 5:  Insights from Behavior and Brain
11:30 - 12:30 Keynote: Asli Özyürek
The role of gesture in production and comprehension of language: Insights from behavior and brain
12:30 - 12:45
12:45 - 13:45 Lunch
13:45 - 14:00
14:00 - 14:30 Keiko Yoshioka:
Gestural reference to space by speakers of typologically different languages
14:30 - 15:00 Judith Holler & Katie Wilkin:
Gesture use on common ground
15:00 - 15:30 Hedda Lausberg, Hauke R. Heekeren, Philipp Kazzer & Isabell Wartenburger:
From tool use to pantomime gestures: Differential cortical mechanisms underlying pantomimed tool use and demonstrations with tool in hand
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break
Session 6:  Concepts of Gesture 
16:00 - 16:30 Isabel Galhano Rodrigues:
Gesture choreography and gesture space in european vs. african portuguese interactions
16:30 - 17:00 Hannes Rieser:
Factoring out a gesture typology from the Bielefeld speech-gesture-alignment corpus
17:00 - 17:30 Ellen Fricke:
Sign or non-sign? Abstraction and concretization in an Uexküll-based model for multimodal interaction
17:30 - 18:00 Hedda Lausberg, Uta Sassenberg:
The Neuropsychological Gesture Coding System (NGCS)
18:00 - 18:30
18:30 - 19:30 Lab Tours
from 20:00 Conference Dinner at Bültmannshof

Friday, 27th February

Session 7:  Movement Synthesis
9:00 - 9:30 Daniel Raunhardt & Ronan Boulic:
Controlling gesture with time dependent motion synergy constraints   
9:30 - 10:00 Matthieu Aubry, Frédéric Julliard & Sylvie Gibet:
Modeling joint synergies to synthesize realistic movements
Session 8:  Gesture-based Interfaces
10:00 - 11:00 Keynote: Antonio Camurri
Toward computational models of empathy and emotional entrainment
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:00 Frédéric Landragin:
Effective and spurious ambiguities due to some co-verbal gestures in multimodal dialogue
12:00 - 12:30 Christian Stoessel, Hartmut Wandke & Lucienne Blessing:
Gestural interfaces for elderly users: Help or hindrance?
12:30 - 13:00 Eila Goldhahn:
What can be learnt from the MoverWitness Exchange for the development of gesture-based human-computer interfaces?
13:00 Farewell


Tommaso Bianco, Vincent Freour, Nicolas Rasamimanana, Fivos Maniatakos & Frederic Bevilacqua:
Parametric modeling of gestural co-articulation effects in music performance
Alexandre Bouënard, Marcelo M. Wanderley, and Sylvie Gibet:
Analysis of timpani preparatory gesture parameterization
Antonio Camurri, Frederic Bevilacqua, Roberto Bresin, Esteban Maestre, Henri Penttinen, Jarno Seppänen, Vesa Välimäki, Gualtiero Volpe & Olivier Warusfel:
Embodied music listening and making in context-aware mobile applications: The EU-ICT SAME project
Baptiste Caramiaux & Norbert Schnell:
Sound "gestureļ¬cation", sound/gesture-mapping for the interaction with recorded sounds
Maxime Delorme, Michael Filhol and Annelies Braffort:
An architecture for sign language synthesis
Andrea Falletto, Paolo Prinetto, Gabriele Tiotto:
A visualization system for the italian sign language
Wim Fikkert, Paul van der Vet & Anton Nijholt:   
Hand-held device evaluation in gesture interfaces
Aristotelis Hadjakos, Erwin Aitenbichler & Max Mühlhäuser:
Building a gesture-enriched instrument to assist the development of a piano gesture recognition algorithm
Patrick G. T. Healey, Chris Frauenberger, Marco Gillies & Stuart Battersby:
Experimenting with non-verbal interaction
F. Lefebvre-Albaret & P. Dalle:
Body posture estimation in a sign language video
Matei Mancas, Donald Glowinski, Pierre Bretéché, Jonathan Demeyer, Thierry Ravet, Gualtiero Volpe & Antonio Camurri:
Gestures saliency: A context-based analysis
André-Marie Pez, Catherine Pelachaud, Zhenbo Li & Patrick Horain:
Creating a library of gestures with variants
Antti Pirhonen
Gestures in human-computer interaction – Just another modality?
Isabella Poggi & Francesca D'Errico
The embodied morphemes of gaze
Zsófia Ruttkay & Herwin van Welbergen
Modeling rhythmic physical exercises
Juana Salas Poblete & Katharina J. Rohlfing:
Manipulative gestures or actions?
Jean-Paul Sansonnet, Annelies Braffort, Jean-Claude Martin & Cyril Verrecchia:
Towards interactive web-based signing avatars
S. Schaffer, J. Seebode, I. Wechsung, F. Metze & C. Kühnel:
User characteristics and usage of gesture and speech in a smart office environment
Jérémie Segouat & Annelies Braffort:
Toward modeling sign language coarticulation
Kai Tuuri:
Gestural attributions as semantics in user interface sound design
Ovidiu Ciprian Ungurean, Stefan Gheorghe Pentiuc & Radu-Daniel Vatavu:
Use your head: An interface for computer games using head gestures
Willemien Visser:
Characterising gestures according to their function in collaborative design
Aurélie Zara, Valérie Maffiolo, Jean Michel Adam & Michel Dubois:
From mediated human-human interactions to human-virtual character interactions: Selection and categorization of expressive gestures