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The workshop will begin with a scientific symposium that reviews the state-of-the art, the history and future prospects of technologies for a barrier-free world.  Following the scientific symposium, we will celebrate and agitate! We expect personalities from the media, arts, music, and government to celebrate how far we have come and raise awareness for what more needs to be done. 
The symposium will be held in the Kurhaus in Baden-Baden, Germany (http://www.kurhauscasino.de/en/homepage). 
 
 

Thursday, July 14

 
 
08:30-09:00 
Registration 
 
 
09:00-09:30
Opening And Welcoming Remarks
 
 
Lord Mayor
Baden-Baden
 
Thomas Hirth
Vice President for Innovation and International Affairs
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
 
Hannes Hartenstein
Dean Department of Informatics
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
 
Director interACT
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology &
Carnegie Mellon University
09:30-10:00
Keynote
 
 
 
Head of Humanoids & Intelligence Systems Lab
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
10:00-11:00
Scientific Talks: Language/Translation Technology           
 
 

Jan Niehues (session chair)

Team Leader Machine Translation Karlsruhe Institute of Technolgoy
 
Director Language Technology Institute
Carnegie Mellon University
 
Hans Uszkoreit
Head of Computational Linguistics and Phonetics
Technologies for better Understanding
Saarland University
 
Engineering Manager
Understanding the Language of Facebook         
Facebook
 
Stephan Vogel
Research Director of the Arabic Language Technologies Group
Machine Translation - Winds of Change
Qatar Computing Research Institute
11:00-11:30
Coffee Break and Demo Session
 
11:30-13:00
Scientific Talks: Interpretation
 
 
Mark Seligman
(session chair) 
President 
Spoken Translation 
 
Director interACT
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology &
Carnegie Mellon University
 
Director Augmented Human Communication Research Lab
Nara Institute of Science and Technologyfile:///Network/Servers/i13sek94.ilkd.uni-karlsruhe.de/Users/fvogel/Desktop/BURAGRD_InterAct.pdf
 

 

Research Director of the HLT -Machine Translation Research Unit
Fondazione Bruno Kessler
 
Principal Technical Manager
Microsoft Research
 

Programme Manager, DG Interpretation and Conferences / Head of the Polish Interpretation Unit

European Parliament
13:00-13:30 
Panel: Overcoming The Language Barrier: Multilingualism and Interpretation 
 
 
Jaap van der Meer (moderator)
Director
TAUS
 
Mark Seligmann
President
Spoken Translation
 
Former Director General, DG Interpretation and Conferences
European Parliament
 
Michael Catrysse Chief Technology Officer
Televic
 
Former Director of LIMSI and IMMI

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

13:30-14:45 
Lunch Break and Demo Session
 
14:45-15:15 
Scientific Talks: Neural Networks
 
  Sebastian Stüker (session chair) Group Leader Multilingual Speech Recognition Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
 
School of Computer Science, Language Technology Institute
Carnegie Mellon University
 
Director of Computational Neuroscience
Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Göttingen
15:15-16:00
Scientific Talks: Speech Processing
 
 
Ralf Schlüter
(session chair)
Team Leader Automatic Speech Recognition Group
Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen 
 
Director of Human Language Technology and Pattern Recognition
Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen
 
Director of Spoken Language Processing and Pattern Recognition Lab
University Sheffield
16:00-16:30
Coffee Break and Demo Session
 
16:30-17:15
Scientific Talks: Healthcare and Humanitarian Missions
 
 
Khalid Choukri
(session chair)
CEO, Managing Director
European Language Resource Association
  Raj Reddy (Skype) Former Dean, Turing Award Recipient
Digital Democracy
Carnegie Mellon University
  Michael Finke President
Closing the Loop in Clinical Documentation
M*Modal
 
Director Minimal Invasive and Adiposita Surgery
Cognition-Guided Surgery - A New Paradigm
Heidelberg University Hospital
17:15-17:45
Panel: Healthcare and Humanitarian Missions
 
 
Khalid Choukri
(session chair)
CEO, Managing Director
European Language Resource Association
 
Project Manager
Information Science Technology Research
 
Director Global Health Track
University of Pittsburgh
 
Beat Müller
Director Minimal Invasive and Adiposita Surgery
Heidelberg University Hospital
 
Michael Finke
President
M*Modal
17.45-19.00 Demo Session and Reception  
19:00
Dinner  in the Kurhaus Restaurant
 
 
 
 
 

Friday, July 15

 
 
09:30-10:15
Scientific Talks: Multimodal Interfaces
 
 
Krzysztof Marasek (session chair)
Head of Multimedia Department

Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology

 
Rainer Stiefelhagen 
Director of Computer Vision for Human-Computer Interaction Lab 
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
 
James L. Crowley 
Director Pervasive Interaction Research 
National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control & Grenoble Polytechnique Institute
 
President
Bielefeld University
10:15-11:00
Scientific Talks: Dialog Processing
 
 
Yoshinori Sagisaka(session chair)
Director Laboratory of Language
Waseda University
 
Director of Dialogue Systems Group
University of Cambridge
 
Research Manager
Microsoft
 
Director of Science and Engineering
Waseda University
11:00-11:30
Panel: Chatbots: Intelligent Interaction with Machines
 
 
Georg Rehm (moderator)
General Secretary META-NET and Manager of the German/Austrian Office of W3C
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
 

Marko Grobelnik

Director

Josef Stefan Institute, Ljiblijana

 
Director of Dialogue Systems Group
University of Cambridge
 
Research Manager
Microsoft
11:30-12:00
Coffee Break and Demo Session
 
12:00-12:45
Scientific Talks: Robotics
 
 
Tamim Asfour (chairman)
Director of High Performance Human Technologies Lab
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
 
Head of Takanishi Laboratory, Faculty of Science and Engineering
Humanoid Robotics Research and its Applications
Waseda University
 
Torsten Kröger/Oussama Khatib 
Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab
Primitive based Robot Motion Generation and Control
Stanford University & Google
 
Head of Autonomous Intelligent System Lab
Freiburg University
12:45-13:15
Panel: Human and Artificial Intelligence
 
  Tamim Asfour (moderator) Director of High Performance Human Technologies Lab Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
 
Michael Decker
Dean, Information Section
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
 
Head of Takanishi Laboratory, Faculty of Science and Engineering
Waseda University
 
Wolfram Burgard
Head of Autonomous Intelligent System Lab
 
Freiburg University
 
James L. Crowley
Director Pervasive Interaction Research
National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control & Grenoble Polytechnique Institute
  Anne Bajart  Program Officer - EU Policies European Commission 
13:15-13:45
Panel: interACT: Internationalization in Education and Research
 
 
Alex Waibel (moderator)
Director interACT
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology &
Carnegie Mellon University
 
President
German Rector's Conference
 
President
Bielefeld University
  Thomas Hirth Vice President for Innovation and International Affairs Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
 
Director Language Technology Institute
Carnegie Mellon University
 
Former Director LIMSI and IMMI

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

 
Head of Takanishi Laboratory, Faculty of Science and Engineering
Waseda University
 
   

 

13:45-14:00
Closing
 
 
 
Director interACT
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology & Carnegie Mellon University
14.00 Snacks and Demo Session