Conveying Affectiveness in Leading-Edge Living Adaptive Systems

The CALLAS Integrated Project aims to design and to develop a multimodal architecture including emotional aspects, to support applications in the new media business scenario, with an “ambient intelligence” paradigm. The general vision underlining CALLAS Project is that a new media can produce an effective enhancement of people participation in Content, Media and Social interaction. In some way, if an old media is something static in the user experience; instead a New Media is a dynamic process that increases interaction and communication between users and technology. This dynamism implies a strong attention for all interface and interaction aspects. CALLAS will analyse, understand, and advance this participation, including all the emotional aspects relevant human communication processes.

One of the interesting factors for human emotional interaction is the space, where this interaction takes place. For this reason the scenarios chosen for CALLAS are all relevant different typologies of space: theatres, home, squares, festivals etc. CALLAS goal is to bridge the gap between the emerging capacity of conveying emotional aspects within multi modal interaction and the growing expectations of people for more natural and pervasive interaction with digital media applications in intelligent adaptive spaces.

A video of the final demonstator can be found here.

Project Details

Project funded by: EU
Project Duration: 11/06 - 04/10
Project Partners: Engineering S.p.A (I), VTT Electronics (FI),BBC (UK), Metaware S.p.A.(I), Studio Azzurro(I), XIM Ltd(UK), Digital Video(I), Humanware(I), Nexture Consulting(I), University of Augsburg(D), National Technical University of Athens,Institute of Communications and Computer Systems(GR),University of Mons(B), University of Teesside(UK),Helsinki University of Technology (FI), Université de Paris 8, IUT Montreuil(F), Scuola Normale Superiore(I), University of Reading(UK), Fondazione Teatro Massimo(I), HIT Laboratory New Zealand(NZ)
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