Gerd Herzog
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
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Since 1996, Gerd Herzog is affiliated to the Intelligent User Interfaces Laboratory at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI GmbH) in Saarbrücken and Kaiserslautern. He holds the position of a Chief Software Engineer and has been involved in various European and national research activities as well as industrial projects with a main focus on intelligent multimedia systems.

Before joining DFKI, he was a project manager at the Computer Science Department of Saarland University (Universität des Saarlandes), where he had been engaged in the VITRA (Visual Translator) project of the SFB 314, Special Collaborative Program on Artificial Intelligence and Knowledge-based Systems, funded by German Science Foundation (DFG). Before starting as a full-time researcher in 1988, he had already gained 3 years experience as a research assistant during the first funding period of the VITRA project.

From 1990 to 1991, he had also been working as a free lance for HQ Interaktive Mediensysteme, Weil am Rhein. The task consisted in the conception and realization of a multi-functional, PC-based teleconference system. The results have been documented in a conference paper (in German).

Selected Projects

Smartweb Web Site Theseus: Research program for a new Internet-based knowledge infrastructure.
Smartweb Web Site Smartweb: Mobile broadband access to the Semantic Web.
Specter Web Site Specter: Context- and affect-aware personal assistance in instrumented environments.
VirtualHuman Web Site VirtualHuman: Anthropomorphic Interaction Agents.
SmartKom Web Site SmartKom: Dialog-based human-technology interaction by coordinated analysis and generation of multiple modalities.
Comic Web Site ComicConversational Multimodal Interaction with Computers: Advanced multimodal interaction for the realization of novel eCommerce and eWork services.
Mlounge Web Page MLoungeMagic Lounge: A virtual meeting space with intelligent communication services.
Rocco Web Page RoccoRoboCup Commentator: Automated generation of multimedia reports for time-varying scenes on the basis of visual data. The prototype system generates TV-style live reports for matches of the RoboCup simulator league.
Fluids Web Page FluidsFuture Lines of User Interface Decision Support: A framework for building intelligent interfaces for real-time decision support systems.
Lidos Web Page LidosLiterature Information and Documentation System: An online bibliography covering 25 years of Artificial Intelligence research until 1996.
Vitra Web Page VitraVisual Translator: Integration of computer vision and natural language processing.

Computer Societies Membership

* AAAI –
the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence;
* ACM –
the Association for Computing Machinery, Special Interest Groups for Artificial Intelligence (SIGART) and for Multimedia (SIGMM);
* GI –
Gesellschaft für Informatik, the German Computer Society, Fachbereich 1 Künstliche Intelligenz, the Artificial Intelligence section;
the Computer Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.


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