Susanne CJ Boll

Susanne CJ Boll
Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg · Department of Computing Science

PhD Computer Science (with honors)

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Introduction
Prof. Dr. Susanne Boll is Professor of Media Informatics and Multimedia Systems in the Department of Computing Science at the University of Oldenburg, in Germany. She serves on the executive board of the OFFIS Institute for Information Technology, in Oldenburg, where she heads many national and international research projects in multimedia information retrieval and intelligent user interfaces. She also serves as the scientific head of the Human-Machine Interaction technology cluster at OFFIS.
Additional affiliations
July 2012 - present
OFFIS – Institute for Information Technology
Position
  • Member of the Board
January 2003 - present
Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
Position
  • Professor, Media Informatics and Multimedia Systems
October 2002 - present
OFFIS - Institute for Information Technology
Position
  • Scientific Head
Education
October 1989 - November 1995
Technische Universität Darmstadt
Field of study
  • Computer Science

Publications

Publications (479)
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Recent evidence suggests that the assumed conflict-avoidant programming of autonomous vehicles will incentivize pedestrians to bully them. However, this frequent argument disregards the embedded nature of social interaction. Rule violations are socially sanctioned by different forms of social control, which could moderate the rational incentive to...
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Poster of work in progress paper: Signalling Yielding Intent with eHMIs: the Timing Determinates an Efficient Crossing
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While different studies have investigated the different types of signals to communicate that an automated vehicle will or will not yield, the question of "when" signaling intent is contributing best to cooperation is still open. We conducted a study investigating the effects of eHMIs' signaling yielding intent to pedestrians at different times rela...
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An Exploration of Potential Factors Influencing Trust in Automated Vehicles
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Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) research has been focussing on the design of new interaction techniques and the understanding of people and the way they interact with computing devices and new technologies. The ways in which the work is performed with these interactive technologies has arguably been less of a focus. This workshop aims at addressin...
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Trust, which is one of the main components for acceptance of automated vehicles could be affected by different factors. We have investigated the influence of prior information regarding the safety of Automated Vehicles, different light conditions and the malfunction of external Human-Machine Interfaces on trust. Despite a small sample, we have foun...
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Deep Learning has revolutionized Machine Learning, enhancing our ability to solve complex computational problems. From image classification to speech recognition, the technology can be beneficial in a broad range of scenarios. However, the barrier to entry is quite high, especially when programming skills are missing. In this paper, we present the...
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Locating objects in the environment can be a difficult task, especially when the objects are occluded. With Augmented Reality, we can alternate our perceived reality by augmenting it with visual cues or removing visual elements of reality, helping users to locate occluded objects. However, to our knowledge, it has not yet been evaluated which visua...
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Children are increasingly exposed to everyday objects with embedded computing and wireless capabilities. However, understanding how these devices collect data, communicate information to other devices, and interpret program instructions is not typically taught to children. Moreover, programming these devices still requires considerable knowledge pa...
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imagine you plan to teach a course with elec- tronics and tinkering, with making and crafting in the lab, with students in teams—and then you must run it remotely while keeping physical dis- tance. Our Makers’ Lab course suddenly had to be transformed into a remote course due to COVID-19. In this article, we share our experien- ces on how we ran a...
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Automated vehicles are expected to become a part of the road traffic in the near future. This upcoming change raises concerns on how human road users, e.g., cyclists or pedestrians, would interact with them to ensure safe communication on the road. Previous work focused primarily on the scenario in which a young adult without impairments crosses a...
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Deep learning has revolutionized machine learning, enhancing our ability to solve complex computational problems. From image classification to speech recognition, the technology can be beneficial in a broad range of scenarios. However, the barrier to entry is quite high, especially when programming skills are missing. In this paper, we present the...
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The papers in this special section is to broadly engage the machine learning and multimedia communities on the emerging yet challenging interpretable machine learning. Multimedia is increasingly becoming the “biggest big data,” among the most important and valuable source for insight and information. Many powerful machine learning algorithms, espec...
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Presents the introductory editorial for this issue of the publication.
Technical Report
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GAIA-X ist ein europäisches Projekt und baut auf europäischen Werten auf. Das Projekt GAIA-X fördert die Ziele der EU-Datenstrategie, die die EU-Kommission am 19. Februar 2020 veröffentlicht hat. Dort werden ebenso die wirtschaftlichen und gesellschaftlichen Chancen von Daten betont, wie die europäischen Werte und EU-Recht (Datenschutz, Grundrechte...
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Recent advances in Virtual Reality (VR) technology, such as larger fields of view, have made VR increasingly immersive. However, a larger field of view often results in a user focusing on certain directions and missing relevant content presented elsewhere on the screen. With HiveFive, we propose a technique that uses swarm motion to guide user atte...
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Multimedia research has long moved beyond laboratory experiments and is being rapidly deployed in real-life applications including advertisements, search, security, automated driving, and healthcare. Hence, the developed algorithms now have a direct impact on the individuals using the abovementioned services and the society as a whole. While there...
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Child cyclists are at greater risk for car-to-cyclist accidents than adults. This is in part due to developmental differences in the motor and perceptual-motor abilities of children and adults, and missing cycling infrastructure. To address these issues, we examine unimodal and projection-based techniques to support children in maintaining a good l...
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Managing one's health is among the most personal and most important challenges. HealthMedia can be viewed as one response from the multimedia community to rise to this challenge. There is an increasing number of research work that shows how core multimedia research is becoming an important enabler for solutions with applications and relevance for t...
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Multimedia research has now moved beyond laboratory experiments and is rapidly being deployed in real-life applications including advertisements, social interaction, search, security, automated driving, and healthcare. Hence, the developed algorithms now have a direct impact on the individuals using the abovementioned services and the society as a...
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As a third party to both automated and non-automated vehicles , pedestrians are among the most vulnerable participants in traffic. Currently, there is no way for them to communicate their intentions to an automated vehicle (AV). In this work, we explore the interactions between pedestrians and AVs at unmarked crossings. We propose a virtual reality...
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With the increasing use of automation, users tend to delegate more tasks to the machines. Such complex systems are usually developed with "black box" Artificial Intelligence (AI), which makes these systems difficult to understand for the user. This assumption is particularly true in the field of automated driving since the level of automation is co...
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Until today, the majority of maritime accidents occur due to human error. A lack of sufficient situation awareness is one of the most frequent reasons for human error. However, using an attention guiding system can support nautical officers to master the information flood and to avoid accidents. For this to work effectively, it has to be evaluated...
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The maker movement holds strong promise for enabling children to participate in empowering learning experiences through technology. Many researchers have identified different approaches to address making for children and educational approaches on teaching beginners to program. However, these educational approaches require strong supervision, or ste...
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ADHD has an estimated worldwide prevalence of 2–3% and is one of the most frequent neurodevelopmental disorders. Many problems in an ADHD-patient’s life arise from the lack of self-management abilities and social interaction with others. While medication is considered the most successful treatment for disorders such as ADHD, patients often seek sup...
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Cycling is a popular urban mobility solution. However, cyclists are more vulnerable and relatively unprotected compared to other road users. In Germany, the number of acci-dents with cycling children increases dramatically from age 8 to 14. This is not least due to their insufficient cycling skills and understanding of traffic, which is a detriment...
Technical Report
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Cycling is a popular urban mobility solution. However, cyclists are more vulnerable and relatively unprotected compared to other road users. In Germany, the number of accidents with cycling children increases dramatically from age 8 to 14. This is not least due to their insufficient cycling skills and understanding of traffic, which is a detriment...
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Eyewear devices, such as augmented reality displays, increasingly integrate eye tracking, but the first-person camera required to map a user's gaze to the visual scene can pose a significant threat to user and bystander privacy. We present PrivacEye, a method to detect privacy-sensitive everyday situations and automatically enable and disable the e...
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Multi-monitor setups are common in various domains such as stock exchange, ship bridges, and emergency control centers. We developed a light display for such a multi-monitor setup, that is controlled by eye-tracker input to guide the attention of a user from the currently focused display to another display, that is in demand of attention. Together...
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Navigation systems for cyclists are commonly screen-based devices mounted on the handlebar which show map information. Typically, adult cyclists have to explicitly look down for directions. This can be distracting and challenging for children, given their developmental differences in motor and perceptual-motor abilities compared with adults. To add...
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With increasing ubiquity, wearable technologies are becoming part of everyday life where they may cause controversy, discomfort and social tension. Particularly, body-worn "always-on" cameras raise social acceptability concerns as their form factors hinder bystanders to infer whether they are "in the frame". Screen-based status indicators have been...
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The Workgroup on Interactive Systems in Healthcare (WISH) brings together industry and academic researchers in human-computer interaction, biomedical informatics, health informatics, mobile health, and other disciplines to develop a cross-disciplinary research agenda that will drive future innovations in health care. We propose a Symposium at CHI 2...
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We discuss key questions that need to be answered to enable a socially acceptable use of body-worn intelligent camera devices (Smart Cams). The BMBF (German Federal Ministry of Education and Research) funded Project ChaRiSma (2015–2017) assessed Chances and Risks of Smart cameras in public Spaces. In this essay, we provide an overview of ChaRiSma's...
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Currently, lane change decision aid systems primarily address foveal vision and thus compete for drivers’ attention with interfaces of other assistant systems. Also, alternative modalities such as acoustic perception (Mahapatra et al., in: 2008 International conference on advanced computer theory and engineering, pp 992–995. https://doi.org/10.1109...
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Current asynchronous (e. g., email) or synchronous (e. g., video-conferencing) communication methods in the workspace can be obtrusive and fail to mimic spontaneous interpersonal communication. This can cause difficulties in forming close relationships among working colleagues. To examine this problem, we conducted a needs assessment study consisti...
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Developing new software components for ship bridges is challenging. Mostly due to high costs of testing these components in realistic environments. To reduce these costs the development process is divided into different stages. Whereas, the final test on a real ship bridge is the last step in this process. However, by dividing the development proce...
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ADHD has an estimated worldwide prevalence of 2-3% and is one of the most frequent neurodevelopmental disorders. The disease starts in childhood and persists in up to 50% into adulthood. Many problems in an ADHD-patient's life arise from the lack of self-management abilities. Technologies may be able to support adolescents and adults with ADHD by s...
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Stair climbing is a physical activity that can easily be performed in daily life and has a positive influence on, amongst others, cardiovascular health and the prevention of frailty. Health interventions have shown to be effective in motivating stair climbing in public spaces, but have so far mostly relied on analogue means such as banners or poste...
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Research in multimedia and health is driven by the current technological advancements in sensors and personalized healthcare. There is an increasing amount of work that shows how core multimedia research is becoming an important enabler for solutions with applications and relevance for the societal questions of health. This workshop brings together...
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Learning new motor skills is a problem that people are constantly confronted with (e.g. to learn a new kind of sport). In our work, we investigate to which extent the learning process of a motor sequence can be optimized with the help of Augmented Reality as a technical assistant. Therefore, we propose an approach that divides the problem into thre...
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In recent years, container ships have had to transport more and more goods due to constantly growing demand. Therefore, the container ships for carrying these goods are growing in size, while the harbors fall short in adapting to these changes. As a result, the berthing of these container ships in harbors has become more challenging for harbor pilo...
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Everyone who has visited a patient in an intensive care unit will still remember the constant noise emitted from a number of highly sophisticated technical systems. For critical care nurses this creates a working environment in which about 350 alarms per patient are issued and each care taker is responsible for several patients at the same time. Al...
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Bystanders have little say in whether they are being recorded by "always-on" cameras. One approach is to use gestural interaction to enable bystanders to signal their preference to camera devices. Since there is no established gestural vocabulary for this use case, we explored gestures to explicitly express consent (Opt-in) or disapproval (Opt-out)...
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Knowing the locations of spatially distributed objects is important in many different scenarios (e.g., driving a car and being aware of other road users). In particular, it is critical for preventing accidents with objects that come too close (e.g., cyclists or pedestrians). In this paper, we explore how peripheral cues can shift a user's attention...
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The aim of this half-day workshop is to explore the topic of interaction between automated vehicles and vulnerable road users (VRUs), such as pedestrians or cyclists, in an interactive setting. The workshop is hands-on with no submission of position papers or slots for participant presentations. It aims at deriving knowledge about communication nee...
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Highly automated vehicles require users to take over control when they reach the limits of the automation. These control transitions can lead to hazardous accidents if the human and automation do not have a consistent mental model of the abilities, authorities, and responsibilities of each other. In this workshop, we aim to apply existing knowledge...
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Head-mounted devices (HMDs) for Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR/AR) enable us to alter our visual perception of the world. However, current devices suffer from a limited field of view (FOV), which becomes problematic when users need to locate out of view objects (e.g., locating points-of-interest during sightseeing). To address this, we developed...
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Current head-mounted displays (HMDs) for Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) have a limited field-of-view (FOV). This limited FOV further decreases the already restricted human visual range and amplifies the problem of objects going out of view. Therefore, we explore the utility of augmenting HMDs with RadialLight, a peripheral light di...