Tutorial and Research Workshop
Perception and Interactive Technologies
June 19 - 20, 2006
Kloster Irsee, Germany

Workshop Themes
Invited Talks
Workshop Programme
Workshop Site and Travelling
Timing and Dates
Submission of
Long, Short and Demo Papers
Submission of 
Camera-Ready Copy
Workshop Proceedings
Scientific Committee
Organising Committee


Dear Colleagues,

It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in this Tutorial and Research Workshop on PERCEPTION AND INTERACTIVE TECHNOLOGIES (PIT06), which will be held at the Kloster Irsee in southern Germany from June 19 to June 20, 2006. Deadline for early registration is April 18, 2006.

The workshop focuses on advanced human-computer interaction including, e.g., mechanisms, architectures, design issues, applications, evaluation and tools. Prototype and product demonstrations will be very welcome.

Future interfaces will be endowed with more human-like capabilities. For example, the emotional state of the user will be analysed so as to be able to automatically adapt the dialogue flow to user preferences, state of knowledge and learning success. Strategies in menu selection will be guided by computational models of attention and the analysis of eye movements tracked in various scenarios. Advanced display technologies will make use of real-time high-quality computer graphics and simulation to visualize physical processes in space and time. High-end 3D avatars utilizing attention-based display generation will allow to speed-up processing. Advanced speech technology will make use of adaptive and user-state dependent dialogue strategies. Complex knowledge bases and reasoning capabilities will control ambient devices that automatically adapt to user requirements and communication styles and, in doing so, help reducing the mental load of the user.

This highly interdisciplinary endeavour requires fusion of techniques from different scientific domains, such as Perception, on the one hand, and Interactive Technologies, on the other hand. The workshop will bring together researchers from various disciplines such as, for example, computer science and engineering sciences, medical, psychological and neurosciences, as well as mathematics. It will provide a forum for the presentation of research and applications and for lively discussions among researchers as well as industrialists in different fields.

We welcome you to the workshop.

Elisabeth Andrť

Intelligent Multimedia Concepts and Applications,
University of Augsburg,


Laila Dybkjśr

Natural Interactive Systems Laboratory,
University of Southern Denmark


Wolfgang Minker

Department of Information Technology,
University of Ulm,

Heiko Neumann

Department of Neural Information Processing, University of Ulm

Michael Weber

Department of Multimedia Computing, University of Ulm, Germany

Marcus Hennecke

Harman/Becker Automotive Systems, Germany


Gregory Baratoff

Video Sensor Systems,
Siemens VDO Automotive AG, Germany