The CITIA Roadmap Conference - supported by ROCKIT

The CITIA Roadmap Conference will take place on February 24- 25 in Brussels, Belgium .

The CITIA Roadmap Conference will be aiming to:

  • Share the first version of the Roadmap for Conversational Interaction Technologies produced by the ROCKIT project and collect critical feedback on its content. ROCKIT develops a research and innovation agenda including a strategic roadmap in the area of natural conversational interaction and has arrived to a first version of the roadmap after the first year of the project.
  • Launch the Conversational Interaction Technology Innovation Alliance (CITIA), aiming to form a broad-based, cross-sector community around the ROCKIT roadmap as a long-term route to sustainability.

The 2-days conference programme enables the exchange of ideas and networking among all stakeholders of the European Conversational Interaction Technologies ecosystem, among which SMEs and corporations, universities and research institutes European institutions, specialized media.

The conference programme foresees five interactive sessions where stakeholders will debate around the five scenario of the ROCKIT Roadmap and present industry models and business cases: 
  • 1st scenario - Adaptable interface for all
    Driven by demographic trends, interfaces designed for elderly people and for people with disabilities have the potential to be an increasingly important application area for conversational interactive techonologies.
  • 2nd scenario - Smart personal assistants
    Typically embedded in mobile devices, these agents will substantially enrich the interaction by taking account of the local and global context.
  • 3rd scenario - Active access to complex unstructured information
    Linking knowledge to rich interaction will enable the development of agents which can search proactively and can make inferences from their knowledge to enable people to be notified of relevant things faster, and to help people reach understanding of complex situations involving many streams of information.
  • 4th scenario - Communicative robots
    As robot technologies develop, it will become more necessary for robots to be able to communicate naturally and socially.
  • 5th scenario - Shared collaboration and creativity
    This session will feature the drivers for enriched shared collaboration, including translating and augmented videoconferencing, design and creative collaborations, and multiplayer games.
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