Webb, N., Benyon, D., Hansen, P. & Mival, O. (2010). Evaluating human-machine conversation for appropriateness. In Proceedings of the Seventh conference on International Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'10)ISBN 2-9517408-6-7
Evaluation of complex, collaborative dialogue systems is a difficult task.Traditionally, developers have relied upon subjective feedback from the user,and parametrisation over...
Smyth, M. & Helgason, I. (2008). Fragments of place : revealing sense of place through shared phone images.
Is an interactive new media art installation that explores how the sharing of images, normally hidden on mobile phones, can reveal more about people's sense of place and this ...
Mival, O., Cringean, S. & Benyon, D. (2004). Personification technologies: developing artificial companions for older people. In Proceedings Chi 2004, ACM Press, 1--8. Vienna, April 2004.
The COMPANIONS project developed virtual Companions for conversation to change the way people think about the relationships between people, computers and the Internet. This work has resulted system th...
Benyon, D. & Mival, O. (2006). Introducing the Companions project: intelligent, persistent, personalised interfaces to the internet. In Proceedings of the 21st British HCI Group Annual Conference HCI 07, 193-194. ISBN 978-1-902505-95-4
The Companions project is a 4 year, EU funded Framework
Programme 6 project involving a consortium of 16 partners
across 8 countries. Its aim is to develop a personalised
Mival, O. (2008). From Lions to Poodles to Armenian Rabbits: embodied conversational agents in the COMPANIONS project. In Proceedings of The Reign of Catz and Dogz Symposium, CHI 2009, Boston, April 2009
Webb, N., Benyon, D., Bradley, J., Hansen, P. & Mival, O. (2010). Wizard of Oz Experiments for a companion dialogue system: eliciting companionable conversation. In Proceedings of the Seventh conference on International Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'10)ISBN 2-9517408-6-7
Working within the EU funded COMPANIONS program, we report recent work with a Wizard of Oz (WoZ) dialogue collection system.
COMPANION systems require complex models of dialog...
Benyon, D. & Mival, O. (2007). Landscaping personification technologies: from interactions to relationships. In Proceedings of the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, presented at CHI 2008, Florence, April 2008, 3657-3662. doi:10.1145/1358628.1358908. ISBN 978-1-60558-012-8
Personification technologies are technologies that encourage people to anthropomorphize. These technologies try to get people to form relationships with them rather than simpl...
Prescott, T. J., Epton, T., Evers, V., McKee, K., Hawley, M., Webb, T., …Dario, P. (2011). Robot companions for citizens: roadmapping the potential for future robots In empowering older people. In Bridging Research in Ageing and ICT Development
The Future Emerging Technologies (FET) Flagship Candi- date "Robot Companions for Citizens" (RCC) proposes a transformative initiative, addressing a cross-domain grand scienti...
Wilks, Y., Benyon, D., Brewster, C., Ircing, P. & Mival, O. (2007). Dialogue, speech and images: the Companions project data set. In Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Language Resources and EvaluationISBN 2-9517408-4-0
This paper describes part of the corpus collection efforts underway in the EC funded Companions project. The Companions project is
collecting substantial quantities of dialogu...
Mival, O. & Bradley, J. (2008). Companions and new forms of interaction design. In Proceedings The European Future Technologies Conference, FET09, Prague, April 2009
Benyon, D. & Mival, O. (2007). Scenarios for Companions. In Austrian Artificial Intelligence Workshop, Vienna, September 2008, 1-38
This paper is concerned with understanding the needs ofCompanion owners (the people formerly known as ‘users’) and in how thoserequirements can be represented, with the whole ...
Yorkstone, S. (2016). Lean universities. In Netland, T. & Powell, D. J. (Eds.). The Routledge Companion to Lean ManagementTaylor & Francis (Routledge). ISBN 978-1138920590
This chapter examines lean implementation in higher education (HE) institutions. There is evidence of lean initiatives beginning in HE in the US in the early 2000s; there is a...
Benyon, D. & Mival, O. (2012). Scenarios for Companions. In Your Virtual Butler: the making of, 79-96. Springer Berlin / Heidelberg. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-37346-6_8. ISBN 978-3642373459
This paper is concerned with understanding the needs of Companion owners (the people formerly known as ‘users’). The problem with developing technologies such as companions is...
Hutton, P., Morrison, A. P. & Taylor, H. (2012). Brief cognitive behavioural therapy for hallucinations: Can it help people who decide not to take antipsychotic medication? A case report. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy. 40(1), 111-116. ISSN 1352-4658
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can be helpful for many people who experience psychosis; however most research trials have been conducted with people also taki...
Bradley, J., Mival, O. & Benyon, D. (2008). Wizard of Oz experiments for Companions. In Proceedings British HCI 2009, 313-317. British Computer Society
Wizard of Oz experiments allow designers and developers to
see the reactions of people as they interact with to-bedeveloped
technologies. At the Centre for Interaction Design ...