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CITEC - Center of Excellence in "Cognitive Interaction Technology"
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Dr.-Ing.

Kirsten Bergmann
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Universität Bielefeld
Research Group 'Social Cognitive Systems'
CITEC - Cognitive Interaction Technology
Postfach 100131
D-33501 Bielefeld
Germany
Phone: +49 521 106-12143
Fax: +49 521 106-1512153
Room: CITEC 2.044 (map)
Email: kirsten.bergmann@Uni-Bielefeld.DE

About

I am a post-doctoral research assistant in the Social Cognitive Systems Group (Faculty of Technology and Center of Excellence "Cognitive Interaction Technology" (CITEC)) at Bielefeld University.

Teaching

Winter Term 2016/17

  • Lecture "Human-Machine Interaction" (ekVV)
  • Tutorial "Human-Machine Interaction" (ekVV)

Summer Term 2016

  • Seminar "Nutzer-zentrierte Evaluation von Bedienschnittstellen" (ekVV)
  • Seminar "Pedagogical Agents" (ekVV)

Summer Term 2015

  • Seminar "Nutzer-zentrierte Evaluation von Bedienschnittstellen" (ekVV)
  • Seminar "Gestik-basierte Benutzerschnittstellen" (ekVV)
  • Seminar "Interaction Design" (ekVV)

Winter Term 2014/15

  • Lecture "Human-Machine Interaction" (ekVV)
  • Tutorial "Human-Machine Interaction" (ekVV)

Summer Term 2014

  • Seminar "User in focus: Evaluation of user interfaces" (ekVV, StudIP)
  • Seminar "Interaction Design" (ekVV, Blog)

Winter Term 2013/14

  • Lecture "Human-Machine Interaction" (ekVV, Website)
  • Tutorial "Human-Machine Interaction" (ekVV)

Winter Term 2012/13

  • Lecture "Human-Machine Interaction" (ekVV)
  • Tutorial "Human-Machine Interaction" (ekVV)

Winter Term 2011/12
  • Tutorial "Human-Machine Interaction" (ekVV)

Winter Term 2010/11
  • Tutorial "Human-Machine Interaction" (ekVV)

Summer Term 2008

Summer Term 2007


Activities

MMSYM 2017
5th European and 8th Nordic Symposium on Multimodal Communication, Bielefeld, Germany

KogSys 2015
Interdisziplinärer Workshop Kognitive Systeme
Bielefeld University, Germany, March 23-25, 2015

TaNToC 2012
International Workshop on Alignment in Communication--Towards a New Theory of Communication
ZiF, Bielefeld University, Germany, July 19-21, 2012

MOG 2010   
3rd Workshop on Multimodal Output Generation
Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, July 6, 2010

GW 2009
8th International Gesture Workshop 
ZiF, Bielefeld University, Germany, February 25-27, 2009      


Projects


OPtimal: Nutzerschnittstellen für den OP multimodal und adaptiv gestalten
(in Kooperation mit steute Schaltgeräte GmbH & Co. KG, gefördert durch itsOWL/BMBF, 2016-2017)

ProTick: Entwicklung eines proaktiven, intelligenten Ticketerfassungssystems
(in Kooperation mit PerFact Innovation GmbH, gefördert durch itsOWL/BMBF, 2016-2017)

L2ToR: Second Languag Tutoring Using Social Robots
(funded by EU H2020, 2016-2018)

BabyRobot: Child-Robot Communication and Collaboration
(funded by EU H2020, 2016-2018)

ExtruFace: Innovation einer Nutzerschnittstelle zur Steuerung und Überwachung von Extrusionsanlagen (in Kooperation mit Battenfeld-Cincinnati Germany GmbH, gefördert durch itsOWL/BMBF, 2015-2016)

CLARIN-D Facharbeitsgruppe "Sprache und andere Modalitäten"
(gefördert durch CLARIN-D/BMBF, 2011-2014)

SFB 673, subproject B1 "Speech-Gesture Alignment"
(gefördert durch DFG, 2006-2014)

Publications

2017

Schodde, T., Bergmann, K. & Kopp, S. (accepted). Adaptive Robot Language Tutoring based on Bayesian Knowledge Tracing and Predictive Decision-making. To appear in Proceedings of the 12th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2017).


2016

Kopp, S. & Bergmann, K. (in press). Using Cognitive Models to Understand Multimodal Processes -- the Case for Speech and Gesture Production . In S. Oviatt, B. Schuller, P. Cohen & D. Sonntag (Eds.), Handbook of Multimodal-Multisensor Interfaces.

Bergmann, K., & Kopp, S. (2016). Time Pressure Effects on Semantic Speech-gesture Coordination. In T. Barkowsky, Z.F. Llansola, H. Schultheis, & J. van de Ven (Eds.), Proceedings of the 13th Biannual Conference of the German Cognitive Science Society (KogWis 2016) (pp. 19–22)

Anastasiou, D., Bergmann, K., Maquil, V., & Ras, E. (2016). A Gesture-Speech Corpus of Interactions on a Tangible Interface. In J. Edlund, D. Heylen & P. Paggio (Eds.), Proceedings of the LREC Workshop on Multimodal Corpora 2016.

Aksu, V., Bergmann, K., & Kopp, S. (2016). Touch-less or Touch-full Interaction – User-Centered-Design for an Industrial Application. In F. Eyssel, A. Kluge, S. Kopp, M. Jipp, A. Schulte, D. Soeffker, & A. Wendemuth (Eds.), Proceedings 5. Interdisziplinärer Workshop Kognitive Systeme: Mensch, Teams, Systeme und Automaten.

Pagel, P., & Bergmann, K. (2016). Eine Videotelefonie-Schnittstelle mit Assistenzsystem für Menschen mit kognitiven Einschränkungen. In F. Eyssel, A. Kluge, S. Kopp, M. Jipp, A. Schulte, D. Soeffker, & A. Wendemuth (Eds.), Proceedings 5. Interdisziplinärer Workshop Kognitive Systeme: Mensch, Teams, Systeme und Automaten.

Bergmann, K., Aksu, V., & Rosenthal-von der Pütten, A. (2016). Vocabulary Learning with a Virtual Agent – The Role of Non-verbal Aids and Individual Differences. Proceedings of the 7th International Gesture Conference (ISGS 7).

Kopp, S., & Bergmann, K. (2016). Less time to speak leads to less speech-gesture redundancy. Proceedings of the 7th International Gesture Conference (ISGS 7).


2015

Bergmann, K., Branigan H.P., & Kopp, S. (2015). Exploring the alignment space -- lexical and gestural alignment with real and virtual humans. Frontiers in Human-Media Interaction.

Bergmann, K. (2015). Towards gesture-based literacy training with a virtual agent. In Jokinen, K., and Vels, M. (Eds.) Postproceedings of the 2nd European Symposium on Multimodal Communication 2014. Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings, pp. 113–121.

Freigang, F., Priesters, M., Nishio, R., & Bergmann, K. (2015). Sharing Multimodal Data: A Novel Metadata Session Profile for Multimodal Corpora. In Olijk, J. (Ed.) Selected Papers from the CLARIN 2014 Conference Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings, pp. 25–35.

Kok, K., Bergmann, K., & Kopp, S. (2015). Not so dependent after all: functional perception of speakers’ gestures with and without speech. Proceedings of the 4th Workshop on Gesture and Speech in Interaction. Nantes, France.

Kok, K., Bergmann, K., Cienki, A., & Kopp, S. (2015). Mapping out the multifunctionality of speakers’ gestures. Gesture, 15(1):37–59.

Menke, P., Freigang, F., Kronenberg, T., Klett, S., & Bergmann, K. (2015). First Steps towards a Tool Chain for Automatic Processing of Multimodal Corpora. Journal of Multimodal Communication Studies, 2:30–43.


2014

Boeck, R., Bergmann, K., & Jaecks, P. (2014). Disposition Recognition from Spontaneous Speech Towards a Combination with Co-Speech Gestures. Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Multimodal Analyses enabling Artificial Agents in Human-Machine Interaction. Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer.

Bergmann, K., Kahl, S., & Kopp, S. (2014). How is information distributed across speech and gesture? A cognitive modeling approach. Cognitive processing, Special Issue: Proceedings of KogWis 2014, S84-S87. Best Paper Awards: 2nd Place

Bergmann, K., Böck, R., & Jaecks, P. (2014). EmoGest: Investigating the Impact of Emotions on Spontaneous Co-speech Gestures. In J. Edlund, D. Heylen & P. Paggio (Eds.), Proceedings of the LREC Workshop on Multimodal corpora 2013: Multimodal Corpora: Combining applied and basic research targets.

Macedonia, M., Bergmann, K., & Roithmayr, F. (2014). Imitation of a pedagogical agent’s gestures enhances memory for words in second language Science Journal of Education, 2(5):141–145.

van Welbergen, H., Bergmann, K., Buschmeier, H., et al. (2014). Architectures and Standards for IVAs at the Social Cognitive Systems Group. In: Proceedings of the Workshop on Architectures and Standards for Intelligent Virtual Agents at IVA 2014, 8–11.


2013

Bergmann, K. (2013). Co-speech gesture generation for embodied agents and its effects on user evaluation. In N. Campbell & M. Rojc (Eds.), Coverbal synchrony in Human-Machine Interaction (pp. 223–242). Boca Raton, FL, USA: Science Publishers/CRC Press.

Kopp, S., & Bergmann, K. (2013). Automatic and strategic alignment of co-verbal gestures in dialogue. In Alignment in Communication: Towards a New Theory of Communication. Wachsmuth I, de Ruiter J, Kopp S, Jaecks P (Eds); Advances in Interaction Studies, Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company: 87–107.

Bergmann, K., Kahl, S., & Kopp, S. (2013). Modeling the semantic coordination of speech and gesture under cognitive and linguistic constraints. In R. Aylett, B. Krenn, C. Pelachaud, & H. Shimodaira (Eds.), Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (LNAI 8108, pp. 203–216). Berlin/Heidelberg, Germany: Springer. [pdf]
Best Paper Award

Bergmann, K., & Macedonia, M. (2013). A Virtual Agent as Vocabulary Trainer: Iconic Gestures Help to Improve Learners’ Memory Performance. In R. Aylett, B. Krenn, C. Pelachaud, & H. Shimodaira (Eds.), Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (LNAI 8108, pp. 139-148). Berlin/Heidelberg, Germany: Springer. [pdf]

Freigang, F., & Bergmann, K. (2013). Towards Metadata Descriptions for Multimodal Corpora of Natural Communication Data. In J. Edlund, D. Heylen & P. Paggio (Eds.), Proceedings of the Workshop on Multimodal corpora 2013: Multimodal Corpora: Beyond Audio and Video. [pdf]

Kopp, S., Bergmann, K., & Kahl, S. (2013). A spreading-activation model of the semantic coordination of speech and gesture. Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 2013), 823–828. [pdf]

Bergmann, K., Hahn, F., Kopp, S., Rieser, H., & Röpke, I. (2013). Integrating Gesture Meaning and Verbal Meaning for German Verbs of Motion: Theory and Simulation. Proceedings of the Tilburg Gesture Research Meeting (TiGeR 2013). [pdf]

Lücking, A., Bergmann, K., Hahn, F., Kopp, S., & Rieser, H. (2013). Data-based analysis of speech and gesture: the Bielefeld Speech and Gesture Alignment corpus (SaGA) and its applications. Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces, 7(1-2), 5–18. [pdf]

2012

Bergmann, K., Eyssel, F. A., & Kopp, S. (2012). A second chance to make a first impression? How appearance and nonverbal behavior affect perceived warmth and competence of virtual agents over time. In M. Walker, M. Neff, A. Paiva, & Y. Nakano (Eds.), Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (pp. 126–138). Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer. [pdf]

Bergmann, K. & S. Kopp (2012). Gestural Alignment in Natural Dialogue. In D. Peebles, N. Miyake & R.P. Cooper (Eds.), Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 2012), Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society, pages 1326–1331. [pdf]

Rieser H., K. Bergmann & S. Kopp (2012). How do iconic gestures convey visuo-spatial information? Bringing together empirical, theoretical, and simulation studies. In E. Efthimiou & G. Kouroupetroglou (Eds.), Gestures in Embodied Communication and Human-Computer Interaction. Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer. [pdf]

Lücking A., S. Ptock & K. Bergmann (2012). Assessing Agreement on Segmentations by Means of Staccato, the Segmentation Agreement Calculator according to Thomann. In E. Efthimiou & G. Kouroupetroglou (Eds.), Gestures in Embodied Communication and Human-Computer Interaction. Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer. [pdf]

Kopp, S., & K. Bergmann (2012). Individualized Gesture Production in Embodied Conversational Agents. In M. Zacarias & J.V. de Oliveira (Eds.), Human-Computer Interaction: The Agency Perspective (pp. 287–302). Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer.

Bergmann K. (2012). The Production of Co-Speech Iconic Gestures: Empirical Study and Computational Simulation with Virtual Agents. Bielefeld: University. [pdf]
Dissertation Award by Westfälisch-Lippische Universitätsgesellschaft



2011

Bergmann, K., V. Aksu, & S. Kopp (2011). The Relation of Speech and Gestures: Temporal Synchrony Follows Semantic Synchrony. In Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Gesture and Speech in Interaction. Bielefeld, Germany. [pdf]

Bergmann, K., S. Kopp, & H. Rieser (2011). Grounding the Simulation of Iconic Gestures in Gesture Typology. In E. Efthimiou, & G. Kouroupetroglou (Eds.), Proceedings of the 9th International Gesture Workshop: Gestures in Embodied Communication and Human-Computer Interaction. Athens, Greece. [pdf]

Lücking, A., S. Ptock, & K. Bergmann (2011). Staccato: Segmentation Agreement Calculator according to Thomann. In E. Efthimiou, & G. Kouroupetroglou (Eds.), Proceedings of the 9th International Gesture Workshop: Gestures in Embodied Communication and Human-Computer Interaction. Athens, Greece. [pdf]

Bergmann, K., H. Rieser, & S. Kopp. (2011). Regulating Dialogue With Gestures---Towards an Empirically Grounded Simulation with Virtual Agents. In J.Y. Chai, J.D. Moore, R.J. Passonneau, & D.R. Traum (Eds.), Proceedings of the SIGdial 2011 Conference. Portland, OR, USA: Association for Computational Linguistics, pages 88–97 [pdf]


2010

Bergmann, K., Kopp, S., & Eyssel, F. (2010). Individualized Gesturing Outperforms Average Gesturing–Evaluating Gesture Production in Virtual Humans. In J. Allbeck et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 10th Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (LNAI 6356, pp. 104–117). Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer. [preprint]

van der Sluis, I., Bergmann, K., van Hooijdonk, C., & Theune, M. (2010), Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on Multimodal Output Generation (MOG 2010). CTIT Workshop Proceedings WP 2010-02. [pdf]

Bergmann, K., & Kopp, S. (2010). Modelling the Production of Co-Verbal Iconic Gestures by Learning Bayesian Decision Networks. In Applied Artificial Intelligence 24(6):530–551. [preprint]

Buschmeier, H., Bergmann, K., & Kopp, S. (2010). Modelling and Evaluation of Lexical and Syntactic Alignment with a Priming-based Microplanner. In E. Krahmer & M. Theune (Eds.), Empirical methods in natural language generation. Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer. [pdf]

Lücking, A., Bergmann, K., Hahn, F., Kopp, S., & Rieser, H. (2010). The Bielefeld Speech and Gesture Alignment Corpus (SaGA). In M. Kipp, J.-C. Martin, P. Paggio & D. Heylen (Eds.), LREC 2010 Workshop: Multimodal Corpora–Advances in Capturing, Coding and Analyzing Multimodality. [pdf]

Buschmeier, H., Bergmann, K., & Kopp, S. (2010). Adaptive expressiveness–Virtual Conversational Agents that can Align to their Interaction Partner. In W. van der Hoek, G.A. Kaminka, Y. Lespérance, M. Luck and S. Sen (Eds.), Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2010), pages 91–98. [pdf]

Bergmann, K., & Kopp, S. (2010). Systematicity and Idiosyncrasy in Iconic Gesture Use: Empirical Analysis and Computational Modeling. In S. Kopp & I. Wachsmuth (Eds.), Gesture in Embodied Communication and Human-Computer Interaction (LNAI 5934, pp. 182-194). Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer. [preprint]


2009

Kopp, S., Bergmann, K., Buschmeier, H. & Sadeghipour, A. (2009). Requirements and Building Blocks for Sociable Embodied Agents. In B. Mertsching et al. (Eds.),KI 2009: Advances in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI 5803, pp. 508-515). Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer. [preprint]

Bergmann, K., & Kopp, S. (2009). GNetIc–Using Bayesian Decision Networks for Iconic Gesture Generation. In Z. Ruttkay et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 9th Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (LNAI 5773, pp. 76–89). Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer. [preprint]
Nominated for Best Paper Award

Buschmeier, H., Bergmann, K., and Kopp, S. (2009). An alignment-capable microplanner for natural language generation. In E. Krahmer & M. Theune (Eds.), Proceedings of the 12th European Workshop on Natural Language Generation (pp. 82–89), Athens, Greece. [pdf]

Bergmann, K., & Kopp, S. (2009). Increasing expressiveness for virtual agents–Autonomous generation of speech and gesture for spatial description tasks. In K. Decker, J. Sichman, C. Sierra, and C. Castelfranchi (Eds.), Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2009), pages 361–368. [pdf]
Pragnesh Jay Modi Best Student Paper Award


2008

Kopp, S., Bergmann, K. & Wachsmuth, I. (2008). Multimodal communication from multimodal thinking - towards an integrated model of speech and gesture production.Semantic Computing 2(1):115–136. [pdf]

Bergmann, K. & Kopp, S. (2008). Multimodal content representation for speech and gesture production. In M. Theune, I. van der Sluis, Y. Bachvarova and E. André (Eds.), Symposium at the AISB Annual Convention: Multimodal Output Generation (pp. 61–68). Aberdeen, UK. [pdf]


2007

Kopp, S. & Bergmann, K. (2007). Towards an architecture for aligned speech and gesture production. In C. Pelachaud, J. Martin, E. André, G. Chollet, K. Karpouzis, & D. Pelé (Eds.), Proceedings of 7th Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (LNAI 4722, pp. 389–390). Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer.

Bergmann, K., & Kopp, S. (2007). Co-expressivity of speech and gesture: Lessons for models of aligned speech and gesture production. In P. Olivier & C. Kray (Eds.), Symposium at the AISB Annual Convention: Language, Speech and Gesture for Expressive Characters (pp. 153–158). Newcastle, UK.  [pdf]


2006

Bergmann, K. & Kopp, S. (2006). Verbal or visual? How information is distributed across speech and gesture in spatial dialog. In David Schlangen and Raquel Fernandez (Eds.): Proceedings of the 10th Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (pp. 90–97), Potsdam: Universitätsverlag. [pdf]



Presentations

2016

Soziale Roboter im Kontext von Fremdsprachlernen. Eingeladener Vortrag im Rahmen der Veranstaltung "Herausforderungen, Chancen und Risiken intelligenter Technologien für die Erwachsenenbildung", Institut für Erwachsenenbildung, Hannover, December 7, 2016.

Non-verbales Verhalten in pädagogischen Agenten. Eingeladener Vortrag im Rahmen der Veranstaltung "Education 4.0: Chancen und Herausforderungen der Digitalisierung”, CITEC, Bielefeld, November 28, 2016.

Social Sketching – Depicting Gestures in Multimodal Communication. Invited presentation at the symposium DySket: Symposium on Dynamics of Sketching and Sketch Understanding at the13th Biannual Conference of the German Cognitive Science Society (KogWis 2016) Bremen, Germany, September 26-30, 2016.

Time Pressure Effects on Semantic Speech-gesture Coordination. Presentation at the 13th Biannual Conference of the German Cognitive Science Society (KogWis 2016) Bremen, Germany, September 26-30, 2016.

Iconic gestures enhance vocabulary acquisition: A virtual pedagogical agent as foreign language trainer. 7th Conference of the International Society for Gesture Studies (ISGS 2016) . Paris. July 18-22, 2016.

Vocabulary Learning with a Virtual Agent – The Role of Non-verbal Aids and Individual Differences. Panel on Gesture Production in Virtual Pedagogical Agents (together with M. Nathan, M.W. Alibali, S. Wagner Cook, V. Popescu, V.J. Flood, A.D. Schneider, and D. Abrahamson) at 7th Conference of the International Society for Gesture Studies (ISGS 2016) . Paris. July 18-22, 2016.


2015

Mit den Händen lernen. Eingeladener Vortrag im Rahmen der Ringvorlesung Mit den Händen sprechen, Germanistische Sprachwissenschaft an der TU Chemnitz & Staatliches Museum für Archäologie Chemnitz, December 2, 2015.

Iconic Gestures Enhance Vocabulary Acquisition: A Virtual Pedagogical Agent as Foreign Language Trainer. Roundtable session "The Learning at Hand: Gesture Production in Virtual Pedagogical Agents" at the AERA Annual Meeting 2015 (together with M. Nathan, M.W. Alibali, S. Wagner Cook, V. Popescu, V.J. Flood, A.D. Schneider, and D. Abrahamson), Chicago, IL, USA, April 16-20, 2015.


2014

How is information distributed across speech and gesture? A cognitive modeling approach. Presentation at the 12th Biannual Conference of the German Cognitive Science Society (KogWis 2014) Tübingen, Germany, September 29-October 2, 2014.

Gesture Use—From Real to Virtual Humans and Back. Keynote at the 2nd European and 5th Nordic Symposium on Multimodal Communication, Tartu, Estonia. August 6-8, 2014.

Gesture Coding and Gesture Modeling for Virtual Agents. Invited course at the summer school Pointing to Gesture (together with Alan Cienki), Tartu, Estonia. August 4-6, 2014.

Gestural alignment between real and virtual humans. Presentation at the 6th Conference of the International Society for Gesture Studies (ISGS 2014). San Diago, CA, USA, July 8-11, 2014.

Co-speech Iconic Gestures in Real and Virtual Humans. Invited presentation at the informatics colloquium at Hamburg University. January 20, 2014.


2013

Gestural Alignment in Human-Human and Human-Computer Dialogue. Invited presentation at the workshop Mapping Multimodal Dialogue, RWTH Aachen. November, 22-23, 2013.

A Virtual Agent as Vocabulary Trainer: Iconic Gestures Help to Improve Learners’ Memory Performance. Paper presentation at the 13th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, Edinburgh, UK, August 29-31, 2013.

Modeling the semantic coordination of speech and gesture under cognitive and linguistic constraints. Paper presentation at the 13th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, Edinburgh, UK, August 29-31, 2013.

Integrating Gesture Meaning and Verbal Meaning for German Verbs of Motion: Theory and Simulation. Poster presentation at the Tilburg Gesture Research Meeting (TiGeR 2013), Tilburg, The Netherlands, June 18-21, 2013

Integrating Multimodal Corpora into CLARIN-D. Poster presentation at the Tilburg Gesture Research Meeting (TiGeR 2013), Tilburg, The Netherlands, June 18-21, 2013.

Sociable Agents. Invited presentation in the research group "Cognitive systems" at Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg, June, 5th, 2013.

Natural Communication with Virtual Agents---A Computational for Co-speech Gesture Production. Invited presentation at JKU Linz, Austria, April 24th, 2013.

Modeling Natural Communication with Virtual Agents---Gesture Production. Invited workshop at JKU Linz, Austria, April 25th, 2013.

Mein Freund, der Roboter---Natürliche Interaktion mit technischen Systemen. Invited presentation at ARS Electronica, Linz, Austria, April 25th, 2013.


2012

Gestural Alignment in Human-Human and Human-Machine Dialogue. Presentation at the 11th Biannual Conference of the German Cognitive Science Society (KogWis 2012) Bamberg, Germany, September 30-October 3, 2012.

A second chance to make a first impression? How appearance and nonverbal behavior affect perceived warmth and competence of virtual agents over time. Paper presentation at the 12th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents Santa Cruz, CA, USA, September 12-14, 2012

Gestural Alignment in Natural Dialogue. Poster presentation at the 34th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 2012). Sapporo, Japan, August 1-4, 2012.

Gestural Alignment in Natural Dialogue. Presentation at the 5th Conference of the International Society for Gesture Studies (ISGS 2012). Lund, Sweden, July 24-27, 2012.

Gesture Use in Dialogue---From Empirical Analysis to Virtual Humans and Back. Inivited presentation in collaboration with S. Kopp at the Nijmegen Gesture Centre (NGC). Nijmegen, The Netherlands, April 24th, 2012.


2011

The Use of Iconic Co-Speech Gestures---Insights from Computational Modeling with Virtual Agents. Presentation at the 1st Interdisciplinary Workshop on Cognitive Systems. Duisburg, Germany, September 28-29, 2011.

The Relation of Speech and Gestures: Temporal Synchrony Follows Semantic Synchrony. Paper presentation at the 2nd Workshop on Speech and Gesture Integration (GeSpIn 2011). Bielefeld, Germany, September 5-7, 2011.

Regulating Dialogue With Gestures---Towards an Empirically Grounded Simulation with Virtual Agents. Paper presentation at the 12th annual SIGdial Meeting on Discourse and Dialogue. Portland, OR, USA, June 17-18, 2011.

Grounding the Simulation of Iconic Gestures in Gesture Typology. Paper presentation at the 9th International Gesture Workshop 2011---Gesture in Embodied Communication and Human-Computer Interaction. Athens, Greece, May 25-27, 2011.

Staccato: Segmentation Agreement Calculator according to Thomann. Paper presentation at the 9th International Gesture Workshop 2011---Gesture in Embodied Communication and Human-Computer Interaction. Athens, Greece, May 25-27, 2011.

What Shapes Co-Speech Iconic Gestures? Empirical Study and Computational Simulation with Virtual Agents. Poster presentation at the Exbodied Mind Workshop. RWTH Aachen, Germany, April 8-9, 2011.


2010

On the production and perception of iconic gestures: Insights from computational modelling and empirical studies. Presentation at the 10th Biannual Meeting of the German Society for Cognitive Science. Potsdam, Germany, October 3-6, 2010.

Individualized Gesturing Outperforms Average Gesturing-Evaluating Gesture Production in Virtual Humans. Paper presentation at the 10th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA '10). Philadelphia, PA, USA, September 20-22, 2010.

What Shapes Inconic Gestures? Insights from Computational Modelling. Presentation at the 4th Conference of the International Society for Gesture Studies (ISGS). European University Viadrina Franfurt/Oder, Germany, July 25-30, 2010.


2009

The Bielefeld Speech and Gesture Alignment (SaGA) corpus. Invited presentation at the CLARIN and FLaReNet Workshop on "Best practices for speech and multimodal databases". KTH Stockholm, Sweden, November 25-26, 2009.

GNetIc—Using Bayesian Decision Networks for Iconic Gesture Generation. Paper presentation at the 9th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA '09). Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 14-16, 2009.

Increasing Expressiveness for Virtual Agents—Autonomous Generation of Speech and Gesture in Spatial Description Tasks. Paper presentation at the8th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS '09). Budapest, Hungary, May 10-15, 2009.

Systematicity and Idiosyncrasy in Iconic Gestures—A Probabilistic Model of Gesture Use.  Presentation at the8th International Gesture Workshop 2009—Gesture in Embodied Communication and Human-Computer Interaction. Bielefeld University, Germany, February 25-27, 2009.


2008

Multimodal Content Representation for Speech and Gesture Production. Presentation at the Symposium at the AISB Annual Convention: Multimodal Output Generation (MOG 2008), University of Aberdeen, UK, April 3-4, 2008.

Empirical Study: Representation Techniques in Gesture Use. Poster presentation at the AISB Annual Convention, University of Aberdeen, UK, April 1-4, 2008.


2007

Speech-Gesture Alignment. Project Panel in collaboration with S. Kopp, A. Lücking, H. Rieser and I. Wachsmuth at the 3rd Congress of the ISGS on "Integrating Gestures", Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA, June 18-21, 2007.

Computational Modeling of Coexpressivity between Speech and Gesture. Presentation at the Workshop on "Visual Prosody in Language Communication", Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, Netherlands, May 10-11, 2007.

Computational Modeling of Speech and Gesture Alignment. Poster presentation at the Interdisciplinary College 2007 (IK 2007), Günne at lake Möhne, March 9-16, 2007.


2006

Verbal or visual? How Information is Distributed Across Speech and Gesture in Spatial Dialog. Paper presentation at the 10th Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (brandial 2006), University of Potsdam, Germany, September 11-13, 2006.

Koexpressivität von Sprache und Gestik in Wegbeschreibungen. Presentation at the 16th Student Conference of Computational Linguistics (TaCoS 2006), Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany, June 8-11, 2006. 



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