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The scope of the Laboratory of Social Informatics and Dialogue Systems (LSD) covers selected problems of social informatics, dialogue systems and assistive technologies. The approach of the laboratory research is based on modeling cooperation on the game theory basis with applications in socio-economic structures. An abstract model of cooperation in socio-economic structures has been developed in the laboratory. This model has been implemented in a system enabling us to simulate a wide range of social and economic factors.

Assistive techologies belongs to traditional fields of the laboratory research. Generally, assitive technologies are considered to be information technologies supporting quality of the life. The laboratory is oriented especially on developing support for visually impaired people.

Members

Photography of Ivan Kopecek

Ivan Kopeček

Associate professor

Photography of Jaromir Plhak

Jaromír Plhák

Lecturer

Photography of Radek Oslejsek

Radek Ošlejšek

Assistant professor

Photography of Ludek Bartek

Luděk Bártek

Lecturer

Photography of Josef Dana

Josef Daňa

Ph.D. student

Current Research


Screenshot of modeling process of cooperation simulator in NetLogo

Modeling and Simulating Cooperation in Socio-economic Structures
 

Analyze the impact of (non-)cooperation in socio-economic structures.

Past Projects


Antioxidant resveratol and short dialogue between system and user

Dialogue-Based Exploration of Graphics

Ask the system for picture content.
 

Screenshot of generation process within system for dialogue-based generator of web pages

Dialogue-Based Generator of Web Pages

Tell the system how your website should look like.

Christmas card generated using dialogue based picture generator

Dialogue-Based Picture Generator

Tell the system what you want to draw.

Color model used in picture sonification

Picture Sonification

Listen to color pictures.

Publications

  • 2019
  • DAŇA, Josef, Ivan KOPEČEK, Radek OŠLEJŠEK and Jaromír PLHÁK. Simulating the Impact of Cooperation and Management Strategies on Stress and Economic Performance. In Proceedings of the 52nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. To appear. USA, 2019. 10 pp.
  • 2018
  • PLHÁK, Jaromír, Tomas MURILLO-MORALES and Klaus MIESENBERGER. Authoring Semantic Annotations for Non-Visual Access to Graphics. Journal on Technology and Persons with Disabilities, California State University, Northridge, 2018, vol. 2018, No 6, p. 399-414. ISSN 2330-4219.
  • 2014
  • HAMŘÍK, Pavel, Ivan KOPEČEK, Radek OŠLEJŠEK and Jaromír PLHÁK. Dialogue-based Information Retrieval from Images. In Computers Helping People with Special Needs:14th International Conference, ICCHP 2014. LNCS, vol. 8547. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing, 2014. p. 85-92, 8 pp. ISBN 978-3-319-08595-1. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-08596-8_13.
  • KOPEČEK, Ivan, Radek OŠLEJŠEK and Jaromír PLHÁK. Ontology Based Strategies for Supporting Communication within Social Networks. In 17th International Conference on Text, Speech and Dialogue. Berlin Heidelber: Springer-Verlag, 2014. p. 571-578, 8 pp. ISBN 978-3-319-10815-5. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-10816-2_69.
  • 2012
  • KOPEČEK, Ivan, Radek OŠLEJŠEK and Jaromír PLHÁK. Communicative Images – New Approach to Accessibility of Graphics. In Proceedings of the Conference Universal Learning Design. Brno: Masaryk University, 2012. p. 159-164, 6 pp. ISBN 978-80-210-6060-9.
  • KOPEČEK, Ivan, Radek OŠLEJŠEK and Jaromír PLHÁK. Integrating Dialogue Systems with Images. In Text, Speech and Dialogue. 15th International Conference, TSD 2012. Berlin Heidelber: Springer-Verlag, 2012. p. 632-639, 8 pp. ISBN 978-3-642-32789-6. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-32790-2_77.
  • BÁRTEK, Luděk and Ondřej LAPÁČEK. Assistive Photography. In Miesenberger, K.; Karshmer, A.; Penaz, P.; Zagler, W.;. International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs 2012. Berlin: Springer, 2012. p. 543-549, 7 pp. ISBN 978-3-642-31521-3. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-31522-0_81.
  • 2011
  • KOPEČEK, Ivan and Radek OŠLEJŠEK. Communicative Images. In Smart Graphics, 11th International Symposium. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, 2011. p. 163-173, 11 pp. ISBN 978-3-642-22570-3. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-22571-0_19.
  • 2010
  • PLHÁK, Jaromír. A Context-Based Grammar Generation in Mixed Initiative Dialogue System for Visually Impaired. In Computers Helping People with Special Needs, 12th International Conference. 6180/2010. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 2010. p. 354-360, 7 pp. ISBN 978-3-642-14099-0. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-14100-3_52.
  • BÁRTEK, Luděk. Editing Web Presentations by Means of Dialogue. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 6179, Computers Helping People with Special Needs. Berlin: Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, 2010. p. 358-365, 8 pp. ISBN 978-3-642-14096-9. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-14097-6_57.
  • BÁRTEK, Luděk, Radek OŠLEJŠEK and Tomáš PITNER. Is Accessibility an Issue in the Knowledge Society? Modern Web Applications in the Ligth of Accessibility. In Organizational, Business and Technological Aspects of the Knowledge Society. Heidlberg: Springer, 2010. p. 359-364, 6 pp. ISBN 978-3-642-16323-4. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-16324-1_40.
  • KOPEČEK, Ivan and Radek OŠLEJŠEK. Annotating and Describing Pictures -- Applications in E-learning and Accessibility of Graphics. In Computers Helping People with Special Needs: 12th International Conference, ICCHP 2010. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 2010. p. 124-130, 7 pp. ISBN 978-3-642-14096-9. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-14097-6_21.
  • 2009
  • KOPEČEK, Ivan, Radek OŠLEJŠEK, Jaromír PLHÁK and Fedor TIRŠEL. Detection and Annotation of Graphical Objects in Raster Images within the GATE Project. In Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Internet Computing ICOMP 2009. USA: CSREA Press, 2009. p. 285-290, 6 pp. ISBN 1-60132-110-4.
  • BÁRTEK, Luděk. Generating Dialogues from the Description of Structured Data. In HCI and Usability for e-Inclusion. Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, 2009. p. 227-235, 9 pp. ISBN 978-3-642-10307-0. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-10308-7_15.
  • KOPEČEK, Ivan and Radek OŠLEJŠEK. Accessibility of Graphics and E-learning. In Proceedings of the Second International Conference on ICT & Accessibility. Hammamet: Art Print, 2009. p. 157-165, 9 pp. ISBN 978-9973-37-516-2.
  • KOPEČEK, Ivan. Ontology and Knowledge Based Approach to Dialogue Systems. In Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Internet Computing ICOMP. Las Vegas: CSREA Press, 2009. p. 291-295, 5 pp. ISBN 1-60132-110-4.
  • 2008
  • PLHÁK, Jaromír. Dialogue Based Text Editing. In 11th International Conference on Text, Speech and Dialogue. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 2008. p. 649-655, 7 pp. ISBN 978-3-540-87390-7.
  • BÁRTEK, Luděk and Jaromír PLHÁK. Visually Impaired Users Create Web Pages. In 11th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 2008. p. 466-473, 8 pp. ISBN 3-540-70539-2.
  • KOPEČEK, Ivan and Radek OŠLEJŠEK. Dialogue-Based Processing of Graphics and Graphical Ontologies. In Text, Speech and Dialogue. Proceedings of 11th International Conference. Berlin: Springer, 2008. p. 601-608, 8 pp. ISBN 978-3-540-87390-7.
  • KOPEČEK, Ivan and Radek OŠLEJŠEK. GATE to Accessibility of Computer Graphics. In Computers Helping People with Special Needs: 11th International Conference, ICCHP 2008. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 2008. p. 295-302, 8 pp. ISBN 978-3-540-70539-0.
  • KOPEČEK, Ivan and Radek OŠLEJŠEK. Hybrid Approach to Sonification of Color Images. In The 2008 International Conference on Convergence and Hybrid Information Technology. Los Alamitos: IEEE Computer Society, 2008. p. 722-727, 6 pp. ISBN 978-0-7695-3407-7.
  • 2007
  • BÁRTEK, Luděk and Ivan KOPEČEK. Adapting web-based educational systems for the visually impaired. International Journal Cont. Engeneering Education and Life-Long Learning, 2007, vol. 2007, No 17, p. 358-368. ISSN 1560-4624.
  • BÁRTEK, Luděk, Ivan KOPEČEK and Radek OŠLEJŠEK. Setting Layout in Dialogue Generating Web Pages. In Text, Speech and Dialogue. 10th International Conference, Pilsen, Proceedings. Berlin: Springer, 2007. p. 613-620, 8 pp. ISBN 3-540-74627-7.
  • KOPEČEK, Ivan and Martin RAJMAN. Project Internet for All - Creating Web Presentations and Graphics by means of a Dialogue System. In Proceedings of the 2007 International Conference on Internet Computing ICOMP 2007. Las Vegas USA: CSREA Press, 2007. p. 381-384, 4 pp. ISBN 1-60132-044-2.
  • 2006
  • KOPEČEK, Ivan and Luděk BÁRTEK. Web Pages for Blind People - Generating Web-Based Presentations by means of Dialogue. In Computers Helping People with Special Needs -Proceedings of ICCHP 2006. Berlin heidelberg: Springer, 2006. p. 114-119, 6 pp. ISBN 3-540-36020-4.
  • KOPEČEK, Ivan and Radek OŠLEJŠEK. Creating Pictures by Dialogue. In Computers Helping People with Special Needs: 10th International Conference, ICCHP 2006. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 2006. p. 61-68, 8 pp. ISBN 3-540-36020-4.
  • KOPEČEK, Ivan and Radek OŠLEJŠEK. The Blind and Creating Computer Graphics. In Proceedings of the Second IASTED International Conference on Computational Intelligence. Anaheim, Calgary, Zurich: ACTA Press, 2006. p. 343-348, 6 pp. ISBN 0-88986-602-3.
  • KOPEČEK, Ivan and Luděk BÁRTEK. Web Pages for Blind People - Generating Web-Based Presentations by means of Dialogue. In Computers Helping People with Special Needs -Proceedings of ICCHP 2006. Berlin heidelberg: Springer, 2006. p. 114-119, 6 pp. ISBN 3-540-36020-4.

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Room B201

Botanická 68a, 602 00 Brno, Česká republika

Masaryk University, Faculty of Informatics, Czech Republic

Send us email to lsd@fi.muni.cz