Device Selection for Speech Output in a Multi-User Scenario

Yannick Körber

In: Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia. International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia (MUM-2017) 16th November 26-29 Stuttgart Germany ACM 2017.


Creating proactive behavior in intelligent environments requires a context-aware procedure, which can dynamically select output devices and adapt the output according to the user’s needs. However, selecting loudspeakers automatically for presentation in a multi-user scenario is challenging as it depends on numerous factors like position, device characteristics or user profiles. This paper describes a model to represent context, states technical requirements and presents multiple rules that a system can apply to achieve smarter audio playback in intelligent environments.


Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence