Empathic interactions in Future Media Scenarios

Koen Willaert, Martijn Vandenberghe, Mike Matton, Bob De Wit, Peter Versieren

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference paper


In this paper we discuss methods for social interaction between content producers and media consumers in a fully automatic "empathic" way. The general idea is that emotions and intentions from consumers are derived and an automatic personalization system is able to act upon them. We present the initial prototype applications that have been developed in an attempt to achieve this goal. It consists of a simulated broadcast play-out and an interactive second screen platform through which a personal connection with the consumer can be made.

Next, we show how these prototypes fit in a larger pilot study we plan to undertake. Next to the validation of the developed platform, we will also validate technology for automatic assessment of emotions in parallel. The work plan of this pilot study is described.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2nd International Workshop on Socially-Aware Multimedia at ACM Multimedia 2013 (Barcelona, Spain), October 2013
Place of PublicationACM
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 21 Oct 2013
Eventthe 2nd international workshop on Socially-aware multimedia - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 21 Oct 201325 Oct 2013


Conferencethe 2nd international workshop on Socially-aware multimedia
Abbreviated titleMM '13


  • iTV
  • Second Screen
  • emotion measuring
  • User trials

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