[WS-5.5] Multimodal interaction in the Virtual Museum
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Date: Sunday,30 September
Time: 14:20 : 17:50
Duration: Half day
Place: Cultural Conference Centre of Heraklion (CCCH)
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Today, the term Virtual Museum is mainly used to describe initiatives such as 2D and 3D digital collections available on the web, virtual tours to existing physical museums or (in its advanced form) a systematic use of web technology and tools, as well as multimedia content, to communicate aspects of cultural heritage. Recent and current research activities on VMs have identified and systematically advanced new technologies, methods and tools to develop digital cultural heritage supporting rich interaction.

This tutorial will analyze and discuss enabling technologies, examples and case studies of a wide variety of novel interactive systems in the context of digital and physical cultural heritage.

The tutorial will cover:

  • A brief introduction to multimodal interaction in the context of cultural heritage
  • portable, mobile and custom hardware devices
  • reusable interaction modalities
  • visualizations
  • gamification techniques
  • interaction and content personalization
  • virtual, augmented and mixed reality technologies
  • augmentation of physical artifacts
  • interactive surfaces
  • moving surfaces
  • interactive animations
  • immersive representations
  • multiuser support
  • integration of the above into holistic solutions for virtual exhibitions and interactive art installations.
Margherita Antona
Short Bio:

Margherita Antona is Principal Researcher at ICS‐FORTH and Deputy Head of the Human Computer Interaction Laboratory of ICS‐FORTH. Her research interests include adaptive and intelligent interfaces, design for all and assistive technologies, and interaction in Ambient Intelligence. She has participated in more than 20 European and national R&D projects and has coauthored more than 120 scientific publications. She is Co‐Chair of the International Conference on Universal Access in Human‐Computer Interaction (UAHCI), coeditor the Universal Access in the Information Society International Journal, and member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the International Journal of Human Computer Interaction.

Nikolaos Partarakis
Short Bio:

Nikolaos Partarakis is a Research Associate at ICS-FORTH. He received a Diploma in Computer Science, a M.Sc. in Information Systems and a Ph.D. in Ambient Intelligence technologies in 2004, 2006 and 2013 respectively, from the University of Crete, Greece. He is member of the Human Computer Interaction Laboratory of ICS-FORTH since 2003, leading the Accessible Web development group, and is actively engaged in the Ambient Intelligence Programme of ICS-FORTH. His research interests include adaptive and intelligent distributed user interfaces, multimodal interaction in AmI environments, Augmented Reality, interactive surfaces, design for all and assistive technologies. He has participated in more than 10 European and national R&D projects, and has co-authored more than 40 scientific publications.

George Margetis
Short Bio:

George Margetis holds a Ph.D. in “Information Systems and Human Computer Interaction”, an M.Sc. in “Computer Networks and Digital Communications” and Information Systems and Human Computer Interaction, as well as a B.A. from the Computer Science Department of the University of Crete. He is a Senior RTD Engineer of the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory of FORTH-ICS. His past work includes network traffic measurement and analysis in high-speed networks, resource control and service differentiation in wired networks. His current work focuses on interaction design and interactive systems implementation, Ambient Intelligence, Universal Access and Design for All. He has participated as a technical coordinator or member of the implementation team in a number of European and National research projects. His recent work includes the analysis and investigation of tools and interaction techniques for multimodal interaction in Ambient Intelligence environments, mainly in the fields of education, independent living, tourism and culture. He has co-authored more than 50 scientific publications, including book chapters, articles in scientific journals and in proceedings of international conferences and workshops. He is member of Program Committee and Paper Review Committee in various international conferences and workshops.

Constantine Stephanidis
Department of Computer Science, University of Crete, ICS-FORTH, Greece
Short Bio:

Constantine Stephanidis is Professor of Human Computer Interaction at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Crete. He is the Founder and Head (since 1989) of the Human ‐ Computer Interaction Laboratory, and (since 2004) the Founder and Head of the Ambient Intelligence Programme at the Institute of Computer Science of FORTH, where he also served as Director between 2004 and 2016. Over the past three decades, he has been engaged as the Prime Investigator and Scientific Responsible of well over a 100 projects funded by the European Commission, national agencies or industry, in areas of his competence. He is the Founder and Editor‐in‐Chief (since 2000) of the Springer international journal "Universal Access in the Information Society" and the co-Editor (since 2016) of the T&F International Journal of Human Computer Interaction. He is the Editor and (co-)author of many chapters of the books "User Interfaces for All ‐ concepts, methods and tools" published by LEA (2001) and “The Universal Access Handbook” published by T&F (2009). He has published more than 550 articles in scientific archival journals, proceedings of international conferences and workshops related to the fields of his expertise. During 2008 – 2009, he served as member of the Sectoral Scientific Committee of Informatics of the National Council for Research and Technology (NCRT) and from 2014 to 2016 as member of the NCRT. In 2010 he was elected member of the Informatics Section of the Academia Europaea and since 2017 he is the President of the Council for Research and Innovation of the Region of Crete.