HUMAN-CENTRED COMPUTING


MINDS | EXPERIENCES | TECHNOLOGIES

September 4-10 2016, Bremen, Germany



HCC 2016 addresses research areas and applications at the interface of:

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE | VISUO-SPATIAL COGNITION | COGNITIVE SCIENCE | HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERACTION


CORE RESEARCH AREAS



ARTIFICIAL
INTELLIGENCE

Principal focus is on deep knowledge representation and reasoning methods for classical and non-classical inference, learning & knowledge acquisition, neuro-symbolic reasoning & learning, and commonsense reasoning about space, actions, and change. Of particular interest are application systems requiring capabilities for question-answering, hypothesis and analogy formation, automated plan generation, high-level control etc.


VISUO-SPATIAL
COGNITION

Focus is on naive and expertise-driven commonsense scene perception & spatial inference encompassing embodied visual, visuo-auditory, and visuo-locomotive cognition, and its translation into formal models, computational cognitive systems, and human-centred assistive technologies. Of particular focus are commonsense & qualitative models of space, navigation & orientation in real and virtual environments, visual attention and eye-tracking, and cognitive vision.


COGNITIVE
SCIENCE

Cognitive science as a bridging discipline connecting artificial intelligence, cognitive psychology, the brain sciences, neuroinformatics, and social science & linguistics is emphasised. Particular focus is on computational cognitive architectures aimed at agent autonomy, embodiment, mental simulation & visuo-spatial imagery, visual attention, and learning.




HUMAN-COMPUTER
INTERACTION

A multi-disciplinary view of HCI at the intersection of computational, cognitive behavioural, neural, and design & media studies is adopted. Of particular focus are novel computer-human interaction & collaboration paradigms for universal design guided people-centred socially-sensitive interactions, computer-enhanced social and emotional learning, and cognitive assistive technologies for people with disabilities and/or in exceptional situations.



APPLICATION AREAS

The technical programme of HCC 2016 addresses a range of cognitive assistive technologies in the fields of design (architecture, media), geographic information systems, cognitive vision and robotics, visual perception (e.g., by eye-tracking) research for wayfinding (indoor and outdoor) and cognitive film studies etc.


Architecture

ARCHITECTURE DESIGN COGNITION

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COGNITIVE VISION

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COGNITIVE ROBOTICS



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COGNITIVE FILM STUDIES

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WAYFINDING

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EYE-TRACKING



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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS

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AUTOMATED CINEMATOGRAPHY*

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AI FOR HEALTH AND MEDICINE



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BRAIN-COMPUTER INTERFACES

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SOCIAL COMPUTING

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RESEARCH TOPICS




COMPUTATIONAL COGNITIVE SYSTEMS

COMMONSENSE REASONING

COGNITION AND NATURAL INTERACTION



HUMAN-MACHINE INTERFACES

VISUO-SPATIAL COMPUTING

SPATIO-TEMPORAL DYNAMICS



EMBODIED VISUO-AUDITORY COGNITION

SCENE AND EVENT PERCEPTION

COMMONSENSE SCENE PERCEPTION



KNOWLEDGE DISCOVERY

DECLARATIVE SPATIAL REASONING

QUESTION-ANSWERING SYSTEMS



COGNITIVE VISION

SEMANTIC Q/A WITH VIDEO

VISION AND LEARNING



DEEP VISUO-SPATIAL SEMANTICS

REASONING ABOUT SPACE, ACTIONS, CHANGE

COMPUTATIONAL MODELS OF NARRATIVE


IMAGE CREDITS


* https://team.inria.fr/imagine/camera-on-rails/