Enactive 2006Web site: http://www.enactive2006.org
Partecipants: 200 participants
Presented papers: 118 presentations: 2 keynotes, 3 thematic symposia, 22 free talks, 69 posters, 14 demos
Enaction and Complexity
Montpellier, France (Le Corum): 20-21 November 2006.
The Third International Conference on Enactive Interfaces (Enactive / 06) was held in Montpellier, in the south of France, in November 2006. Extending our first two meetings (Villard de Lans - 2004; Genova - 2005), the aim of the conference was to encourage the emergence of a multidisciplinary research community in a new field of research and on a new generation of human-computer interfaces called Enactive Interfaces. Enactive Interfaces are inspired by a fundamental concept of “interaction” that has rarely been exploited by other approaches to the design of human-computer interface technologies.
[ENACTIVE knowledge is information gained through perception-action interactions with the environment. Examples include information gained by grasping an object, by hefting a stone, or by walking around an obstacle that occludes our view. It is gained through intuitive movements, of which we often are not aware. Enactive knowledge is inherently multimodal, because motor actions alter the stimulation of multiple perceptual systems. Enactive knowledge is essential in tasks such as driving a car, dancing, playing a musical instrument, modelling objects from clay, performing sports, and so on. Enactive knowledge is neither symbolic nor iconic. It is direct, in the sense that it is natural and intuitive, based on experience and the perceptual consequences of motor acts.]
ENACTIVE / 06 was organized by the Motor Efficiency and Deficiency Laboratory (University of Montpellier-1 – UM1, www.edm.univ-montp1.fr). It highlighted the convergences between the concept of Enaction and the sciences of complexity. Biological, cognitive, perceptual or technological systems are complex dynamical systems exhibiting (in)stability properties that are consequential for the agent-environment interaction. The conference provided new insights, through the prism of ENACTIVE COMPLEXITY, about human interaction with multimodal interfaces.
All together, ENACTIVE / 06 includes 2 keynote lectures, 3 thematic symposia (4 speakers each), 22 free talks, 69 posters and 14 hands on / demos, for a total of 118 presentations. Speakers originate from 18 countries, including Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, USA. Participants at the conference include about 200 researchers, students, or engineers, from several disciplines in science, technology, and art.
- Enactive perception: Sensorimotor expectancies or perception-action invariants?
Pr. William Warren (Brown Univ., Providence, RI, USA)
- Understanding manipulation intelligence by observing, transferring and robotizing it
Pr. Yasuyoshi Yokokohji (Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Science, Kyoto Univ., Japan)
Proceedings/detailed program available on the conference website: www.enactive2006.org
Support for Enactive / 06 was provided by the European Network of Excellence ENACTIVE, the University Montpellier-1, the Faculty of Sport and Movement Sciences, the Motor Efficiency and Deficiency Laboratory, The Institut Universitaire de France, the French Ministère de l’Education Nationale, de l’Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche, the Conseil Régional Languedoc-Roussillon, the Conseil Général de l’Hérault, and the Montpellier Agglomération.