Research Projects

Current Research Projects

Context-aware multimodal Human-Computer Interaction

The project is carried out in cooperation with EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG. The goal of this research project is to investigate the conception and design of innovative context-aware multimodal human-computer interactions based on new technologies (speech-based interfaces, augmented (AR) and virtual reality (VR), gesture control, eye tracking). The developed concepts will be instantiated prototypically and evaluated empirically in laboratory and field studies in different usage contexts alongside EnBW. is a joint project of the Saarland University, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and other partners from research and industry. Within this project, we examine and design the technical, social and ethical aspects of human interaction with AI-supported chatbots and voice assistants.

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Completed Research Projects

Innovationsprojekt „Interaktiver Onlinekurs zu Methoden in der Wirtschaftsinformatik“

Der interaktiven Onlinekurs soll Studierende der Wirtschaftswissenschaften an der UdS semesterunabhängig darin unterstützen, eine wissenschaftliche Arbeit (Seminar, Bachelorthesis, Masterthesis, etc.) im Kontext der Wirtschaftsinformatik zu schreiben. Im interaktiven Onlinekurs auf der Moodleplattform wird das notwendige Wissen durch Videos, weiterführende Literatur und konkrete Beispiele vermittelt und kann durch Tests am Ende der Kapitel selbstständig überprüft werden. Ergänzt wird der Onlinekurs durch einen Chatbot in MS Teams, dieser wird den Studierenden jederzeit Fragen zu den Lerninhalten und Beispielen beantworten können.
Dieses Projekt ist ein Teilprojekt des Projektes „Digital Teaching Plug-in“ gefördert durch die Stiftung Innovation in der Hochschullehre.


Research Collaboration between the Junior Professorship and the Medical Faculty of the Saarland University

Particularly in the context of medicine, digitization is a special challenge as well as the topic of the interdisciplinary research collaboration between the junior professorship and the medical faculty. The research collaboration aims to investigate the conception, design and impact of AI-based digital assistants in various medical application scenarios (for example, advising transplant patients or educating regarding vaccinations). The developed concepts will be instantiated as prototypes and empirically evaluated in laboratory and field studies together with Saarland University Hospital.



Improvement of the linguistic skills of virtual assistance in customer service at Telefónica Germany 

In this project, together with Telefónica Germany and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), we are investigating how the linguistic capabilities of the chatbot Aura can be improved. For this purpose, we are researching the design of a system that can integrate different stakeholders into the development process of the chatbot in order to collect their feedback for linguistic improvement. In addition to improving the linguistic skills of virtual assistants, this project also investigates to what extent such systems can help in increasing the awareness of innovative language assistants such as Aura and in demonstrating their capabilities and future benefits for different business units.