This showcase shows the work we did in the AMIDA miniproject with
amida txchange miniproject remote participant expertSome themes present in this work are :
An AMIDA Mini-project in which AMIDA's remote meeting support
technology is applied in a practical setting has started in January 2009.
Partners of the project are the Dutch AMIDA COI-member T-Xchange and HMI.
T-Xchange's core business is to support complex group decision making
processes through methodological and technical means. Serious gaming
plays an important role is assessing implications of solutions
proposed by the group.
Presently a group, with the facilitator, meets in one laboratory -
called TX-cell. T-Xchange has TX-Cells in Enschede, Delft, Huizen, Den
Haag, Paris, Pretoria and Singapore.
HMI has developed prototypes of a system for synchronised recording,
exchange, presentation and storage of audio and video streams between
various sites as well as prototypes for remote meeting support
technology using AMIDA technology for multimodel contect recognition.
Overview of TX-Cell in Enschede running HMI's Meeting software.
The aim of this project is to apply the ideas and technologies for
remote meeting support in the setting of T-Xchange meetings so that
individuals (the so called "Expert") located elsewhere can connect
with a TX-Cell.
Some of the requirements to be able to use the tools for remote
meeting support are:
A second aim is to investigate how the facilitator can be supported by
AMIDA technology in controlling the process in the TXCell-to-remote
- High feeling of social presence. The nature of the tasks
that are performed during the T-Xchange meetins require high social
presence of the remote participant.
- Support technology for the moderator. We want to
investigate how the moderator can be supported by AMIDA technology in
controlling the process in the TXCell-to-RP setting.
- Shared views and tools. Visualisation during TX-Meetings is
very important. The Remote Participant should be able to be provided
with the same viasualisations and should be able to use the same tools
as the non-remote participants.
- Design. The interfaces of the Remote Participant tool
should be designed to fit in the TX-Cell environment.
- Usability. The interfaces and interaction should be
efficient and pleasant to use.
|Remote Expert as Remote Particpant||Meeting
with Remote Expert on screen|
We like to thank the HMI-members Ingo Wassink, Boris Reuderink, Mariët
Herwin van Welbergen and Roan Boer Rookhuiszen and also the TXchange
people for being participant in the Meeting-sessions.
Two sessions (morning and afternoon) with different persons are done.
Each session is divided in 2 subsessions: one with the expert in the
MeetingRoom and one with the export as Remote Participant.
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|Select one of the
meetings and click on link|
|MR = Meeting Room, Remote =
Left MR = Left side of MR, Right MR =
Right side of MR,
(*) with Remote
Participant. (**) without Remote Participant
|(***) Only Meeting-sessions
with a Remote Expert (see Camera (*) above) are recorded using the HMI
Participants (P#1 .. P#4) are only audio-recorded
Merel Brandon, Rafal Hrynkiewicz, Ceriel Verschoor.
|H.J.A. op den Akker, D.H.W. Hofs, G.H.W. Hondorp, H. op den Akker, J. Zwiers and A. Nijholt Supporting Engagement and Floor Control in Hybrid Meetings, in Cross-Modal Analysis of Speech, Gestures, Gaze and Facial Expressions, A.M. Esposito and R. Vich (eds), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, volume 5641, Springer Verlag, Berlin, ISBN 978-3-642-03319-3, ISSN 0302-9743, pp. 276-290, 2009 [ BiBTeX ]  |
|H.J.A. op den Akker, J. Zwiers, G.H.W. Hondorp, E.M.A.G. van Dijk, O. Kulyk, D.H.W. Hofs, A. Nijholt and D. Reidsma Engagement and Floor Control in Hybrid Meetings, AMI Newsletter, V. Devanthéry (eds), 20(20):6-6, ISSN not assigned, 2010 [ BiBTeX ]  |
- AMIDA [Augmented Multi-party Interaction with Distance Access]