Computers in the Human Interaction Loop

  • Alexander Waibel
  • Rainer Stiefelhagen

Part of the Human–Computer Interaction Series book series (HCIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXII
  2. The CHIL Vision and Framework

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Alex Waibel, Hartwig Steusloff, Rainer Stiefelhagen, Kym Watson
      Pages 3-6
  3. Perceptual Technologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Keni Bernardin, Rainer Stiefelhagen, Aristodemos Pnevmatikakis, Oswald Lanz, Alessio Brutti, Josep R. Casas et al.
      Pages 11-22
    3. Aristodemos Pnevmatikakis, Hazım K. Ekenel, Claude Barras, Javier Hernando
      Pages 23-31
    4. Michael Voit, Nicolas Gourier, Cristian Canton-Ferrer, Oswald Lanz, Rainer Stiefelhagen, Roberto Brunelli
      Pages 33-42
    5. Gerasimos Potamianos, Lori Lamel, Matthias Wölfel, Jing Huang, Etienne Marcheret, Claude Barras et al.
      Pages 43-59
    6. Andrey Temko, Climent Nadeu, Dušan Macho, Robert Malkin, Christian Zieger, Maurizio Omologo
      Pages 61-73
    7. Jordi Turmo, Mihai Surdeanu, Olivier Galibert, Sophie Rosset
      Pages 75-86
    8. Oswald Lanz, Roberto Brunelli, Paul Chippendale, Michael Voit, Rainer Stiefelhagen
      Pages 87-93
    9. Daniel Neiberg, Kjell Elenius, Susanne Burger
      Pages 95-105
    10. Kai Nickel, Montse Pardàs, Rainer Stiefelhagen, Cristian Canton, José Luis Landabaso, Josep R. Casas
      Pages 107-119
    11. Oliver Brdiczka, James L. Crowley, Jan Cuřín, Jan Kleindienst
      Pages 121-132
    12. Dirk Olszewski
      Pages 133-141
    13. Jonas Beskow, Rolf Carlson, Jens Edlund, Björn Granström, Mattias Heldner, Anna Hjalmarsson et al.
      Pages 143-157
    14. Nicolas Moreau, Djamel Mostefa, Khalid Choukri, Rainer Stiefelhagen, Susanne Burger
      Pages 159-176
  4. Services

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Fabio Pianesi, Jacques Terken
      Pages 179-186

About this book


Computers in the Human Interaction Loop (CHIL) explores a new look at human interfaces, where computers become participants among humans interacting with humans, as opposed to a rigid human-machine interaction dialog. To do so, computers must become perceptually aware and learn to provide services proactively and unobtrusively based on an implicit understanding of human needs.

The book integrates a wide range of research topics that represent key elements of this vision including audio-visual perceptual components for such environments; the design, implementation and analysis of novel proactive perceptive services supporting humans; the development of software architectures, ontologies and tools necessary for building such environments and services, as well as approaches for the evaluation of such technologies and services.

Divided into five parts: Introduction, Perceptual Technologies, Services, Software Infrastructure, and an Outlook Beyond, the book is based on research carried out by the CHIL Consortium (Computers in the Human Interaction Loop). Based on the premise that machines need to understand the human context and human activities better, the focus is on how machines need to recognize, understand, adapt to and learn from human interests, activities, goals and aspirations, rather than humans having to adapt to machines.

Those working in areas such as ambient intelligence, perceptual user interfaces, human-centred computing systems, and other areas of pervasive computing will find this a very valuable reference source.


Design Interaction Interface Perception of Humans cognition control detection emotion emotion recognition human-computer interaction (HCI) memory modeling multimodal interaction ontology speech recognition

Editors and affiliations

  • Alexander Waibel
    • 1
  • Rainer Stiefelhagen
    • 1
  1. 1.Universität Karlsruhe (TH)KarlsruheGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84882-053-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84882-054-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1571-5035
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