Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI)

The Intelligent User Interfaces department develops the basics for multi-modal human-computer interaction and personalized dialogue systems integrating speech, gestures, and facial expressions with physical interaction. In the process, user, task and domain models are used to design dialog patterns that are as natural and robust as possible so as to be understandable, even in group discussions or loud environments. By integrating virtual characters even emotions and socially interactive behavior can be achieved as an output. A major focus are mobile user interfaces to location-based and context sensitive services especially for applications in automobiles and shopping situations as well as at theme parks and museums. In addition to the intuitive access to the Internet of Services and Things in the context of the semantic web, the department also studies barrier-free access to instrumented environments and networked worlds for seniors and the physically challenged. Our research results are also applied to innovative security solutions and self-defending networks. Significant for this research department is the interdisciplinary method of operation especially the cooperation of computer scientists with computational linguists and cognitive psychologists as well as the empirical and ergonomic evaluation of spoken dialog systems and multimodal user interfaces.

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wahlster

NoAvatar Head of Department
Campus D3 2
Stuhlsatzenhausweg 3
66123 Saarbrücken
Tel: +49 681 85775 5251

Dr. Tim Schwartz

NoAvatar Project Leader
Campus D3 2
Stuhlsatzenhausweg 3
66123 Saarbrücken
Room: 2.10
Tel: +49 681 85775 5306

Michael Feld

NoAvatar Associate Project Leader
Campus D3 2
Stuhlsatzenhausweg 3
66123 Saarbrücken
Room: 2.10
Tel: +49 681 85775 5328

Christian Bürckert, M. Sc.

NoAvatar Software Engineer
Campus D3 2
Stuhlsatzenhausweg 3
66123 Saarbrücken
Room: 2.11
Tel: +49 681 85775 5013
http://www.dfki.de/~chbu02/