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ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems (TiiS) - Special issue on interaction with smart objects, Special section on eye gaze and conversation, Volume 3 Issue 2, July 2013

Introduction to the special issue on interaction with smart objects
Daniel Schreiber, Kris Luyten, Max Mühlhäuser, Oliver Brdiczka, Melanie Hartman
Article No.: 6
DOI: 10.1145/2499474.2499475

Smart objects can be smart because of the information and communication technology that is added to human-made artifacts. It is not, however, the technology itself that makes them smart but rather the way in which the technology is integrated, and...

Cooperative augmentation of mobile smart objects with projected displays
David Molyneaux, Hans Gellersen, Joe Finney
Article No.: 7
DOI: 10.1145/2499474.2499476

Sensors, processors, and radios can be integrated invisibly into objects to make them smart and sensitive to user interaction, but feedback is often limited to beeps, blinks, or buzzes. We propose to redress this input-output imbalance by...

Embodying services into physical places: Toward the design of a mobile environment browser
Pierrick Thebault, Dominique Decotter, Mathieu Boussard, Monique Lu
Article No.: 8
DOI: 10.1145/2499474.2499477

The tremendous developments in mobile computing and handheld devices have allowed for an increasing usage of the resources of the World Wide Web. People today consume information and services on the go, through smart phones applications capable of...

An analysis of input-output relations in interaction with smart tangible objects
Evelien van de Garde-Perik, Serge Offermans, Koen van Boerdonk, Kars-Michiel Lenssen, Elise van den Hoven
Article No.: 9
DOI: 10.1145/2499474.2499478

This article focuses on the conceptual relation between the user's input and a system's output in interaction with smart tangible objects. Understanding this input-output relation (IO relation) is a prerequisite for the design of meaningful...

Section: Introduction to the special issue on interaction with smart objects

Introduction to the special section on eye gaze and conversation
Elisabeth André, Joyce Chai
Article No.: 10
DOI: 10.1145/2499474.2499479

This editorial introduction first explains the origin of this special section. It then outlines how each of the two articles included sheds light on possibilities for conversational dialog systems to use eye gaze as a signal that reflects aspects...

Gaze awareness in conversational agents: Estimating a user's conversational engagement from eye gaze
Ryo Ishii, Yukiko I. Nakano, Toyoaki Nishida
Article No.: 11
DOI: 10.1145/2499474.2499480

In face-to-face conversations, speakers are continuously checking whether the listener is engaged in the conversation, and they change their conversational strategy if the listener is not fully engaged. With the goal of building a conversational...

Gaze and turn-taking behavior in casual conversational interactions
Kristiina Jokinen, Hirohisa Furukawa, Masafumi Nishida, Seiichi Yamamoto
Article No.: 12
DOI: 10.1145/2499474.2499481

Eye gaze is an important means for controlling interaction and coordinating the participants' turns smoothly. We have studied how eye gaze correlates with spoken interaction and especially focused on the combined effect of the speech signal and...