Project Name: Augmented Multi-party Interaction with Distance Access
October 1, 2006
October 1, 2009
AMIDA will develop and expand the research vision to understand better
and build new support for human communication at a distance.
The ground-breaking research that we shall undertake in AMIDA will
span several traditionally separate disciplines, including:
The AMIDA research work will directly build upon the recognized
achievements and large multimodal corpora (becoming a standard
reference in the area of multimodal processing) resulting from AMI.
- Qualitative human analysis and human factors;
- Audio-video processing, including unconstrained speech recognition
and natural scene analysis;
- Multimodal structure and content analysis, including the modelling
of individuals and groups, through the joint processing of multiple
(multimodal) information channels (audio, visual, slides, handwriting,
and white board activity);
- HCI, application prototyping, evaluation, and system integration.
AMIDA represents a very challenging shift in emphasis from meeting
recordings to live meetings with remote participants, using affordable
commodity sensors (such as webcams and cheaper microphones), and
targeting the development of advanced videoconferencing systems
featuring new functionalities such as (1) filtering, searching and
browsing; (2) remote monitoring; (3) interactive accelerated playback;
(4) meeting support; and (5) shared context and presence.
While addressing additional scientific challenges (such as real-time
processing and processing of lower quality audio and visual signals),
AMIDA also raises the transfer potential of technologies through
genuine integration of the AMIDA industrial partners collaborating on
common prototypes and applications. Finally, through its Community of
Interest, the AMI Consortium will also actively engage beyond the
consortium members to spread awareness and knowledge among vendors,
futurists and other research laboratories in the field.
Amida Newsletter Issue 20 gives
information about our work in AMIDA.
The following HMI-member(s) is/are coordinator of this Project
Here you can find the publications
The following ShowCases are associated with this Project