Attention and interaction control in a human-human-computer dialogue setting

Gabriel Skantze and Joakim Gustafson

SIGDIAL Workshop on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL 2009)
Queen Mary University of London, September 11-12, 2009


This paper presents a simple, yet effective model for managing attention and interaction control in multimodal spoken dialogue systems, allowing the user to switch attention between the system and other humans. A preliminary evaluation in a tutoring setting shows that the user’s attention can be effectively monitored using head tracking.