M.Sc. Matthias Kraus

Research

PhD Thesis

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Proactive Situation and User-Adaptive Dialogue Management

Research Interests

  • Proactive Dialogue System Management
  • Multimodal Dialogue Systems
  • Multi-Domain Dialogue Management
  • Cognitive Companion Systems
  • Human-Computer Trust
  • Statistical Dialogue Modelling

Projects

Eine Companion-Technologie für kognitive technische Systeme (A Companion-Technology for Cognitive Technical Systems), SFB/Transregio 62, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German National Research Council)

Teilprojekt T3: Do it yourself, but not alone: Companion-Technologie für die Heimwerkerunterstützung, Deutsche Forschungsgesellschaft (Kooperationspreis Wissenschaft-Wirtschaft 2020 der Uni Ulm)

RobotKoop: Kooperative Interaktion und Zielverhandlung mit lernenden autonomen Robotern, Bundesamt für Bildung und Forschung

MENHIR: Mental health monitoring through interactive conversations, European Project H2020

 

Publications

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M. Kraus, P. Seldschopf and W. Minker
Towards the Development of a Trustworthy Chatbot for Mental Health Applications
In Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Multimedia Modeling (MMM 2021), 2021
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2020

M. Kraus, M. Schiller, G. Behnke, P. Bercher, M. Dorna, M. Dambier, B. Glimm, S. Biundo and W. Minker
"Was that successful?" On Integrating Proactive Meta-Dialogue in a DIY-Assistant using Multimodal Cues
Proceedings of the 22nd ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI 2020), ACM, Utrecht, Netherlands, 2020
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M. Kraus, F. Fischbach, P. Jansen and W. Minker
A Comparison of Explicit and Implicit Proactive Dialogue Strategies for Conversational Recommendation
Proceedings of the Twelve International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2020), Marseille, France, 2020
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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
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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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G. Behnke, P. Bercher, M. Kraus, M. Schiller, K. Mickeleit, T. Häge, M. Dorna, M. Dambier, D. Manstettten, W. Minker, B. Glimm and S. Biundo
New Developments for ROBERT–Assisting Novice Users Even Better in DIY Projects
Proceedings of the 30th International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS 2020), Nancy, France, 2020
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2019

G. Behnke, M. Schiller, M. Kraus, P. Bercher, M. Schmautz, M. Dorna, M. Dambier, W. Minker, B. Glimm and S. Biundo
Alice in DIY wonderland or: Instructing novice users on how to use tools in DIY projects
AI Communications, pp. 1-27, January 2019
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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
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2018

M. Kraus, G. Behnke, P. Bercher, M. Schiller, S. Biundo, B. Glimm and W. Minker
A Multimodal Dialogue Framework for Cloud-Based Companion Systems
Proceedings of the 10th International Workshop on Spoken Dialog Systems Technology (IWSDS 2018), Singapore, Singapore, May 2018
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M. Kraus, J. Kraus, M. Baumann and W. Minker
Effects of Gender Stereotypes on Trust and Likability in Spoken Human-Robot Interaction
Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2018), European Language Resources Association (ELRA), Miyazaki, Japan, 2018
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M. Schiller, G. Behnke, P. Bercher, M. Kraus, M. Dorna, F. Richter, S. Biundo, B. Glimm and W. Minker
Evaluating Knowledge-Based Assistance for DIY
Mensch und Computer 2018, 2018
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G. Behnke, M. Schiller, M. Kraus, P. Bercher, M. Schmautz, M. Dorna, W. Minker, B. Glimm and S. Biundo
Instructing Novice Users on How to Use Tools in DIY Projects
IJCAI, Stockholm, Sweden, 2018
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2017

M. Schiller, G. Behnke, M. Schmautz, P. Bercher, M. Kraus, W. Minker, B. Glimm and S. Biundo
A Paradigm for Coupling Procedural and Conceptual Knowledge in Companion Systems
ICCT, 2017
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M. Kraus
Mixed-initiative intent recognition using cloud-based cognitive services
University Ulm, Universität Ulm, 2017
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G. Behnke, F. Nielsen, M. Schiller, P. Bercher, M. Kraus, W. Minker, B. Glimm and S. Biundo
SLOTH--the Interactive Workout Planner
ICCT, 2017
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2015

S. Ultes, M. Kraus, A. Schmitt and W. Minker
Quality-adaptive Spoken Dialogue Initiative Selection And Implications On Reward Modelling
Proceedings of the 16th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL), ACL, Prague, Czech Republic, pp. 374--383, September 2015
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L. Pragst, S. Ultes, M. Kraus and W. Minker
Adaptive Dialogue Management in the KRISTINA Project for Multicultural Health Care Applications
Proceedings of the 19thWorkshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (SEMDIAL), Gothenburg, Sweden, pp. 202--203, August 2015
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Teaching

Projects and Seminars

  • Robot- and avatar-based SDS interaction concepts for automated driving, WS 2016/2017
  • Robot- and avatar-based SDS interaction concepts for automated driving, WS 2017/2018
  • Design, Implementation and Evaluation of Dialogue Systems SS 2017
  • Design, Implementation and Evaluation of Dialogue Systems SS 2018
  • Seminar Dialogue Systems, SS 2017
  • Benutzerschnittstellen, SS 2019

MSc/BSc Topics

Open Topics

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In Progress / Completed

Embedded Aigaion Query 2019

Master Thesis
A Study on Cognitive-Affective based Proactive Dialogue Strategies
2019

Master Thesis
Trust Handling of Relational Agents for Mental Based Health Applications
2019

2018

Bachelor Thesis
"Graceful Degradation" in Sprachdialogsystemen
2018

2017

Master Thesis
Topic Switching Strategies In Cloud-Based Multi-Domain Spoken Dialog Systems
2017

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