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1 Burak Acar Lale Akarun Levent Arslan Murat Saraçlar Bülent Sankur Boğaziçi University

2 eNTERFACE’07 16 July – 10 August 2007, Istanbul, Turkey Hosted by –Boğaziçi University Multi-Media Group

3 eNTERFACE’07 Goals: –To institutionalize eNTERFACE workshops within the European community. Demand the aegis of EURASIP: The European Association for Signal Processing. –To constitute a bridge for the community of interest between FP6 and FP7. All related FP6 projects have been contacted. Format & Goals: –Accommodation of 12 projects with a total participant population of 140 attendants for the duration of one month. –To invite experts and a percentage of students from SIMILAR as well as non-SIMILAR partners and/or countries.

4 eNTERFACE Workshops eNTERFACE’07 Istanbul, Turkey 141 people / 20 countries eNTERFACE’06 Dubrovnik, Croatia 65 people / 12 countries eNTERFACE’05 Mons, Belgium 55 people / 20 countries

5 eNTERFACE’07 organizers Bülent SankurLale AkarunBurak AcarMurat Saraçlar Oya Aran Oya Çeliktutan İsmail Arı Arman Savran Çağlayan Dicle Cem Keskin Boğaziçi University Multi-Media Group Hamdi Dibeklioglu

6 Call for Projects –18 projects are proposed  12 projects are accepted Call for Participation –160 applications are received  140 participants are accepted

7 eNTERFACE’07 Accepted Projects 1.Multi-Approach DT-MRI Data Analysis & Visualization Platform 2.Advanced Multimodal Interfaces for Flexible Communications 3.A Multimodal Framework for the Communication of Disabled 4.Multimodal Speaker Identity Conversion 5.Audio-Driven Human Body Motion Analysis and Synthesis 6.Event Recognition for Meaningful Human-Computer Interaction in a Smart Environment 7.3D Face Recognition Performance under Adversorial Conditions 8.Audiovisual Content Generation Controlled by Physiological Signals for Clinical and Artistic Applications 9.USIMAG Tool: A Software for Real-time Elastography and Tensorial Elastography 10.Realtime and Accurate Musical Control of Expression in Singing Synthesis (RAMCESS) 11.Mobile-phone Based Gesture Recognition 12.Benchmark for Multimodal Biometric Authentication

8 eNTERFACE’07 Projects Synthesis & Analysis –Multimodal Speaker Identity Conversion –Audio-Driven Human Body Motion Analysis and Synthesis –Audiovisual Content Generation Controlled by Physiological Signals for Clinical and Artistic Application –Realtime and Accurate Musical Control of Expression in Singing Synthesis (RAMCESS)

9 eNTERFACE’07 Projects Multimodal Interaction –Advanced Multimodal Interfaces for Flexible Communications –Event Recognition for Meaningful Human-Computer Interaction in a Smart Environment –Mobile-phone Based Gesture Recognition

10 eNTERFACE’07 Projects Biometric Interfaces –3D Face Recognition Performance under Adversorial Conditions –Benchmark for Multimodal Biometric Authentication

11 eNTERFACE’07 Projects Medical Interfaces –Multi-Approach DT-MRI Data Analysis & Visualization Platform –USIMAG Tool: A Software for Real-time Elastography and Tensorial Elastography Handicapped Interfaces –A Multimodal Framework for the Communication of Disabled

12 eNTERFACE’07 Invited Speakers Dilek H. Tür UC Berkeley, USA Leonello Tarabella ISTI/CNR, Italy Gaël Richard ENST, France Nick Bambos Stanford University, USA Roland Bammer Stanford University, USA Giovanna Varni University of Genoa, Italy Antonio Camurri University of Genoa, Italy Metin Tevfik Sezgin University of Cambridge, UK

13 eNTERFACE’07 Deliverables Project report in the IEEE journal format Open software Database (when applicable) Project presentation (powerpoint) Demo (video format) Accessible from

14 eNTERFACE’07 Social Activities Boat tour on the Bosporus Istanbul historical city tour Trip to Kilyos Beach Prince’s Island tour Visit to Koc University eNTERFACE’07 Gala Dinner

15 eNTERFACE’07 Budget INFRASTRUCTURES (workshop halls and services) 7400 INVITED SPEAKERS & SCHOLARSHIPS SOCIAL ACTIVITIES ORGANIZATIONAL COSTS TOTAL36.610

16 eNTERFACE’07 Budget

17 eNTERFACE’07 Feedbacks The assessment of the project leaders and the feedback received from participants indicated that –The workshop was well planned and well focused on its themes –The infrastructure and the facilities were very adequate –The experience was enjoyable and useful for almost everybody –Almost all participants expressed the desire to participate to future workshops.

18 eNTERFACE’07 Improvement areas Preparation for projects –There are a number of participants, especially those at the B.Sc and M.Sc level that need to be trained one week ahead of the workshop to be better integrated into projects. Number of projects –12 seem to be the limit number of projects; perhaps fewer but more comprehensive projects will be better. Selection of team members –The leaders must be more proactive in the selection of their team members and should not leave everything to the organizers.


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