Joint seminar of KRISTINA with ARIA-VALUSPA

Jan. 28, 2017, 9 a.m.

Our technical partners are glad to take part in the Dagstuhl interactive seminars the 29th of January 2017 and 1st of February 2017. These are high profile seminars hosted by the Leibniz Center for Informatics in the former castle of Dagstuhl that shall foster the scientific exchange and promote knowledge transfer. Our project will be presented together with another EU project: ARIA-VALUSPA in order to analyse the main scientific objectives aimed to develop multicultural, socially competent artificial conversation agents.

The objective of the Schloss Dagstuhl is to promote basic and application-oriented research in the field of informatics, support advanced, scientific vocational training and to further education in the field of informatics, to promote the transfer of knowldege between research into informatics and application of informatics.

This seminar is the opportunity to interact with our technical partners participating to our working sessions, assisting to the presentations and sharing insights during the discussion.

Our seminar will take place between the 29.1.2017 (late afternoon) and 01.02.2017 (noon). 

The goal is to make the seminar as interactive and as lively as possible. Therefore, we plan to  have daily (possibly parallel) working sessions on selected topics that are common to both projects, with plenary presentations of the outcome of these sessions by rapporteurs and following discussions. Invited talks will complement the working program.

The preliminary list of workshop topics is:

  • Adapting to personality, gender, culture and age
  • Multilingual skills of embodied conversational agents
  • Coordination and synchronization in multimodal interaction
  • Dealing with unexpected situations and critical incidents in affective dialogue with conversational agents
  • Knowledge acquisition from external sources for agent communication


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