ICT Research Recognized at Two International Conferences

Published: October 30, 2008
Category: News

Two different ICT papers recently received awards for best paper. Work by ICT’s Louis-Philippe Morency was recognized at the International Conference for Multimodal Interfaces in Greece. His paper, “Context-based Recognition during Human Interactions: Automatic Feature Selection and Encoding Dictionary”, describes how contextual information from participants in a conversation can be used to improve gesture recognition. This marks the third time Morency has won the best paper award at this particular conference and also his third best paper award this year.  The paper was co-authored with former ICT intern Iwan de Kok and Jonathan Gratch, ICT’s associate director for virtual humans research.
ICT research scientist H. Chad Lane and colleagues were recognized for their work considering the use of virtual humans and an intelligent tutoring system for the teaching of cultural social conventions. Their paper, “Coaching Intercultural Communication in a Serious Game,” was named best paper at the 18th International Conference on Computers in Education in Taipei, Taiwan. Co-authors were Matthew Hays of UCLA and Mark Core, Dave Gomboc, Eric Forbell, Daniel Auerbach, and Milton Rosenberg of ICT.
Read Morency’s paper.
Read Lane’s paper.