Gesture in Embodied Communication and Human-Computer Interaction

8th International Gesture Workshop, GW 2009, Bielefeld, Germany, February 25-27, 2009, Revised Selected Papers

  • Stefan Kopp
  • Ipke Wachsmuth
Conference proceedings GW 2009

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5934)

Also part of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence book sub series (LNAI, volume 5934)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Analysis of Gesture

  3. Concepts of Gesture

  4. Gesture Recognition

    1. Frédéric Bevilacqua, Bruno Zamborlin, Anthony Sypniewski, Norbert Schnell, Fabrice Guédy, Nicolas Rasamimanana
      Pages 73-84
    2. Radu-Daniel Vatavu, Laurent Grisoni, Stefan-Gheorghe Pentiuc
      Pages 85-97
    3. Ronan Billon, Alexis Nédélec, Jacques Tisseau
      Pages 98-109
    4. Martin Haker, Martin Böhme, Thomas Martinetz, Erhardt Barth
      Pages 110-121
  5. Gesture Processing

    1. Tommaso Bianco, Vincent Freour, Nicolas Rasamimanana, Frederic Bevilaqua, René Caussé
      Pages 134-145
    2. Matei Mancas, Donald Glowinski, Gualtiero Volpe, Paolo Coletta, Antonio Camurri
      Pages 146-157
    3. Baptiste Caramiaux, Frédéric Bevilacqua, Norbert Schnell
      Pages 158-170
    4. Florian Grond, Thomas Hermann, Vincent Verfaille, Marcelo M. Wanderley
      Pages 171-181
  6. Gesture Simulation

    1. Mariët Theune, Chris J. Brandhorst
      Pages 195-206
    2. Alexis Heloir, Michael Kipp
      Pages 207-218
    3. Zhenbo Li, Patrick Horain, André-Marie Pez, Catherine Pelachaud
      Pages 219-230
    4. Matthieu Aubry, Frédéric Julliard, Sylvie Gibet
      Pages 231-242
  7. Gesture and Multimodal Interfaces

    1. Wim Fikkert, Paul van der Vet, Gerrit van der Veer, Anton Nijholt
      Pages 245-256
    2. Christian Stößel, Hartmut Wandke, Lucienne Blessing
      Pages 269-280
  8. Sign Language

    1. François Lefebvre-Albaret, Patrice Dalle
      Pages 289-300
    2. Gineke A. ten Holt, Marcel J. T. Reinders, Emile A. Hendriks, Huib de Ridder, Andrea J. van Doorn
      Pages 301-312
    3. Jean-Paul Sansonnet, Annelies Braffort, Cyril Verrecchia
      Pages 313-324
    4. Jérémie Segouat, Annelies Braffort
      Pages 325-336
  9. Back Matter

About these proceedings


The International Gesture Workshops (GW) are interdisciplinary events for those researching gesture-based communication across the disciplines. The focus of these events is a shared interest in understanding gestures and sign language in their many facets, and using them for advancing human–machine interaction. Since 1996, International Gesture Workshops have been held roughly every second year, with fully reviewed proceedings published by Springer. The International Gesture Workshop GW 2009 was hosted by Bielefeld University’s Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF – Zentrum für interdisziplinäre Forschung) during February 25–27, 2009. Like its predecessors, GW 2009 aimed to provide a platform for participants to share, discuss, and criticize recent and novel research with a multidisciplinary audience. More than 70 computer scientists, linguistics, psychologists, neuroscientists as well as dance and music scientists from 16 countries met to present and exchange their newest results under the umbrella theme “Gesture in Embodied Communication and Human–Computer Interaction. ” Consistent with the steady growth of research activity in this area, a large number of high-quality submissions were received, which made GW 2009 an exciting and important event for anyone interested in gesture-related technological research relevant to human–computer interaction. In line with the practice of previous gesture workshops, presenters were invited to submit theirs papers for publication in a subsequent peer-reviewed publication of high quality. The present book is the outcome of this effort. Representing the research work from eight countries, it contains a selection of 28 thoroughly reviewed articles.


Design Interaction Interface behavior cognition control gesture recognition human-computer interaction (HCI) modeling simulation user interface

Editors and affiliations

  • Stefan Kopp
    • 1
  • Ipke Wachsmuth
    • 2
  1. 1.CITECBielefeld UniversityBielefeldGermany
  2. 2.Artificial Intelligence Group, Faculty of TechnologyBielefeld UniversityBielefeldGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science Computer Science (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-12552-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-12553-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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