Meetings and meeting modeling in smart surroundings


Nijholt, A. and Akker, H.J.A. op den and Heylen, D.K.J. (2004) Meetings and meeting modeling in smart surroundings. In: Social Intelligence Design. Proceedings third international workshop, Enschede (pp. pp. 145-158).

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Abstract:In this paper we survey our research on smart meeting rooms and its relevance for augmented
reality meeting support and virtual reality generation of meetings in real-time or off-line. Intelligent
real-time and off-line generation requires understanding of what is going on during
a meeting. The research reported here takes place in the European 5th and 6th framework
programme projects M4 (Multi-Modal Meeting Manager) and AMI (Augmented Multi-party
Interaction). Both projects aim at building a smart meeting environment that is able to capture
in a multimodal way the activities and discussions in a meeting room, with the aim to use
this information as input to tools that allow real-time support, browsing, retrieval and summarization
of meetings. In these projects many European research groups participate. Our
aim is to research (semantic) representations of what takes place during meetings in order to
allow generation, e.g. in virtual reality, of meeting activities (discussions, presentations, voting,
etcetera). Being able to do so also allows us to look at tools that provide support during
a meeting and at tools that allow those not able to be physically present during a meeting
to take part in a virtual way. This may lead to situations where the differences between
real meeting participants, human-controlled virtual participants and (semi-) autonomous virtual
participants disappear. In this paper we introduce our research aims and ideas and we
illustrate them with examples taken from many different projects in related areas.
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