EyesWeb Week 2006

The 1st Tutorial on the EyesWeb Open Platform


ANNOUNCEMENT


The EyesWeb Week is a tutorial aiming at sharing with participants the InfoMus Labís experience in scientific and technological developments as well as in artistic production matured around the EyesWeb project. The EyesWeb project focuses on different aspects of non-verbal multimodal communication, including human full-body movement and musical gesture, and aims at understanding the affective, expressive content gesture conveys. The project is centred on an open hardware and software platform, EyesWeb 4, for developing real-time multimedia applications characterised by multimodal interaction. Research and development in the EyesWeb project are partially supported by several EU-IST and national projects.

This one-week tutorial aims at providing scientists, technicians, and artists with the opportunity to master and explore in detail the EyesWeb project and open platform. Lectures and experiments are structured in different tracks: a track is specifically designed for dancers, choreographers, musicians, and content creators. A parallel track concerns the internals and core architecture of the new EyesWeb 4 platform and related libraries for multimodal analysis, and it is focused for computer engineers and professionals. Participants will be introduced to the different aspects of the EyesWeb project - from design to implementation of experience-centric mediated interactive systems to software and system engineering issues.

Previous artistic works participated and co-designed by InfoMus Lab (see home page www.infomus.dist.unige.it - links "events and activities") will be analysed and experienced with sample concrete implementations in EyesWeb. Sample hands-on and installations will be faced, also according to participants' skills and demands.


PRESENTATION OF PROJECTS

Participants are encouraged to present and discuss at the EyesWeb Week their own projects employing the EyesWeb Open Platform. Participants interested in project presentations should submit a one-page abstract of their projects on or before January 16th, 2006. The language of the submission should be English, the language of the workshop. As the workshop is multidisciplinary, where possible, language should be used that will be understood across disciplines, i.e., reduce the use of jargon to a minimum. Submissions should be sent electronically in PDF, MS word (DOC), or RTF format to the following e-mail address:


IMPORTANT DATES

Deadline for submission of projects Monday 16th January 2006
Deadline for registration Monday 30thJanuary 2006
EyesWeb Week 6th - 11th February 2006
 

Download PDF version of the announcement here.