M.Sc. Nicolas Wagner


PhD Thesis

Embedded Aigaion Query

Cooperative Multi-User Interaction in Spoken Dialogue Systems

Research Interests

  • Multi-User Dialogue Management
  • Multimodal Dialogue Systems
  • Statistical Dialogue Management

Embedded Aigaion Query 2021

M. Kraus, B. Ludwig, W. Minker and N. Wagner
Handbuch der Künstlichen Intelligenz, De Gruyter, In: G. Görz, U. Schmid and T. Braun (Eds.) 6, Chapter 20, pp. 859-906, 2021

J. Miehle, N. Wagner, W. Minker and S. Ultes
Culture-Aware Dialogue Management for Conversational Assistants
Conversational Dialogue Systems for the Next Decade, Springer Singapore, Series: Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, Vol. 704, pp. 103--115, 2021

M. Kraus, N. Wagner and W. Minker
Modelling and Predicting Trust for Developing Proactive DialogueStrategies in Mixed-Initiative Interaction
International Conference on Multimodal Interaction, 2021

F. Babel, J. Kraus, L. Miller, M. Kraus, N. Wagner, W. Minker and M. Baumann
Small talk with a robot? The impact of dialog content, talk initiative, and gaze behavior of a social robot on trust, acceptance, and proximity
International Journal of Social Robotics, 2021

M. Kraus, N. Wagner, Z. Callejas and W. Minker
The Role of Trust in Proactive Conversational Assistants
IEEE Access, 2021

Z. Callejas, D. Griol, K. Benghazi, M. Noguera, M. Torres, R. Justo, A. Esposito, G. Cordasco, R. Bond, M. Mulvenna, E. Ennis, S. O'Neal, H. Zheng, M. Kraus, N. Wagner, W. Minker, G. McConvey, M. Hemmje, M. Fuchs, N. Glackin and G. Chollet
Towards conversational technology to promote, monitor and protect mental health
IberSpeech, 2021


A. Benitez-Guijarro, R. Bond, F. Booth, Z. Callejas, E. Ennis, A. Esposito, M. Kraus, G. McConvey, M. McTear, M. Mulvenna, C. Potts, L. Pragst, R. Turkington, N. Wagner and H. Zheng
Co-creating requirements and assessing end-user acceptability of a voice-based chatbot to support mental health: A thematic analysis of a living lab workshop
Proceedings of the 11th International Workshop on Spoken Dialog System Technology, Madrid, Spain, 2020

M. Kraus, N. Wagner and W. Minker
Effects of Proactive Dialogue Strategies on Human-Computer Trust
Proceedings of the 28th Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization (UMAP 2020), Genoa, Italy, 2020
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N. Wagner, M. Kraus, N. Rach and W. Minker
How to address humans: System barge-in in multi-user HRI
Proceedings of the 10th International Workshop on Spoken Dialog Systems Technology (IWSDS 2019), Siracusa (Sicily, Italy), 2019

Open Topics

Ich betreue gerne Bachelor und Master Arbeiten aus dem Bereich meines Promotionsthemas. Wenn du interessiert bist oder einen Vorschlag hast, schreibe mir einfach eine E-Mail.

I gladly supervise bachelor's and master's theses within my PhD topic. Just write an email if you are interested or have a proposal.

In Progress / Completed

Embedded Aigaion Query 2019

Bachelor Thesis
Multi-User Recognition in Human-Robot Interaction

Teaching Assistance

Design, Implementation and Evaluation of Humanoid Robots as Cognitive Systems, SS 2018

Benutzerschnittstellen, SS 2019

Dialogue Systems, WS 2020/2021

Projects and Seminars

Dialogue Systems Project, WS 2019/2020

Seminar Research Trends in Dialogue Systems, WS 2019/2020, WS 2020/2021

Seminar Dialogue Systems, WS 2020/2021

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