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Whole-Body Interaction Learning for Dance Education

Deliverables

First Evaluation of Learning Personalized Experience

The report will summarise the outcomesof the user testing and the enhancements required. It will include the findings on user requirements

Data Modeling, data integration and data management plan report

This report will provide technical information about the type of data that will be produced, managed and maintained by the platform which is described in WP5. The deliverable will include the documentation on the data model approaches which are to be used during the Wholodance project and the methodologies which will be applied for the data integration and management in order to deliver the various applications of the project.

Outcome of the capture process

Detailed shot list document for motion capture. Using strict naming convention; Design document for the syllabus display; Motion capture pipeline flowchart document; Raw sequences of captured motion per dancer / per syllabus element / per motion

Report on validation process

This is more of a DEMOSTRATOR than a REPORT. At this stage we will carry out a test validation session of the chosen hardware and the developed software prototypes and compare actual performance and connectivity to the targets that were set.

Final Report

Final report - overview of the project results over its entire duration

Report on music-dance representation models

This report will include a description of the results achieved in T3.1.3 “Joint music-dance representation models”, which focuses on the identification of the relations that link multimodal descriptors of dance and music features at various levels of abstraction.

Final Report on the resulting extension and integration of the ASTE engine in WhoLoDance

This deliverable will report on the task “T6.3 Development of the Adaptivity & Personalization Engine”, i.e., the implementation of the subsystem to provide the personalized and adaptive experience, as part of the WhoLoDancE Learning Experience system. The deliverable report on the final version of ASTE engine for WhoLoDance, taking into account the review comments and formative evaluation results (T7.3) on the beta version.

First report on software platform and libraries

This Deliverable includes a first collection of software libraries and related documentation for applications of movement/behaviour analysis. Libraries are likely to be based on the EyesWeb platform. The report will describe the existing Eyesweb modules that are used for the WhoLoDance project, as well as those that are specifically developed during the project.

State of the Art Survey

This deliverable will report on the outcomes of the Task1.1. The deliverable should serve as a reference point for any available Learning Methodologies for dance, and related previous and current work in using ICT for capturing and analysing dance. Taking into account the lack of formal and fully described methodologies for each dance genre and context, this survey will aim at selecting state-of-the-art approaches, needs and contexts and serve as a basis for the rest of the project activities.

Workshop Report

This deliverable will report on the organization activities of the T1.3 Dance and ICT –based Learning Workshop. It will include information on the logistics, organising details, participants, etc. as well as a short reporting on the activities held, the discussions during the events and conclusions which will be added to the outcomes to T1.1 and T1.2 (and deliverables D1.1 and D1.2) for shaping the map of the needs of the community.

Second/Final Periodic Report

Second/Final Official Periodic report, as per Art. 20 of the Grant Agreement.

First Intermediate Report

First Intermediate report: First Half-yearly report, accounting for the project’s performed activities, Deliverables/Milestones, problems encountered, and utilised resources

First Periodic Report

First Official Periodic report, as per Art. 20 of the Grant Agreement.

First dissemination event

This deliverable will specifically report on the preparation and outcomes of the first workshop.

Outcome of the pipeline development

Annotated list of of Key-Poses / Key Transitions / Key body statuses per selected genre; Diagrams and documents entailing optimal marker set and multi-sensor composition on the dance performer’s body

Beta Prototype, testing & validation Data Management Platform Report

This deliverable will document on the first implementation of the data management platform, describing the data management approaches, which should be in alignment with D5.1. This report will also report on the outcomes of the testing and validation of the Beta Prototype Data Management Platform, as described in “T5.7 Platform testing & validation and maintenance plan specification”. It will summarize the methodology used (Scrum Agile), the extent to which the functional and non-functional specifications are met by this point of the project, and list the actions needed to meet the defined specifications.

Quality Assurance Guidelines

Guidelines to set quality assurance and ethical clearance criteria for drafting and double-checking the deliverables’ contents before submitting them to the Project Officer

Interviews Report

This deliverable will summarize the process and results of T1.2 Interviews of Learning Experts, Dance Practitioners and Technology Providers, including the questionnaires, the number and profile of participants as well as the context of the interview. It will serve as a complementary reference point to the survey, bringing to light and documenting the perspective of experts of the field, including non-documented embodied practices for disseminating dance knowledge.

Data Integration, Algorithm and System Analysis, and Framework Description

Description of algorithms for real-time and batch indexing and similarity search on HLF sequences. Assessment of suitability and quality of various HLF types for similarity search related tasks and particular application scenarios.

Final Exploitation Plan

The final exploitation plan will include details on the implementation of the defined exploitation strategy, and will also include relevant market analysis, dedicated business models, and forecast on the possible market outreach

Final Release, testing and validation of the Data Management Platform Report

This deliverable will document on the final implementation of the data management plan, describing the data management approaches and explain how this implementation covers the functional and non-functional requirements as described in WP1. This deliverable will report on the outcomes of the testing and validation of the Data Management Platform, as described in “T5.7 Platform testing & validation and maintenance plan specification”. It will cover the enhanced final version components documentation, including a checklist with a short descriptions on how the functional and non-functional specifications are met. Finally it will include the maintenance plan for the platform and its components.

Second Dissemination event

This deliverable will specifically report on the preparation and outcomes of the second workshop

Second report on software platform and libraries

This Deliverable consists of a documentation of the software platform and related libraries for real-time movement and behaviour analysis, based on the EyesWeb platform. The report will explicitly emphasize the details on the specific results obtained in Wholodance, i.e. the novel original software modules and the extensions to existing ones, with respect to the pre-existing EyesWeb platform and libraries.

Usability and Learning Experience Evaluation report

This deliverable includes the evaluation plan for the tasks of WP7, and will report on the methodologies to be used for the UI/UX of the interfaces (T7.1), the learning impact (T7.2) and the personalization approach (T7.3) dedicating a chapter for each task. The plan to be described will be based on the concept of a -two- phase iterative evaluation, completing a formative (preliminary) and summative (final) evaluation, which will be and documented in D7.2 and D7.3 respectively.

Report on multimodal signal modeling

This Deliverable describes the results obtained mainly in Task 3.2, including the choice of the sensors systems for the analysis of dance in its multimodal components (mocap, video, biometric signals, related audio/music, environmental features), and a description of the adopted methodologies for signal analysis.

Trimmed linear database of curated data sequences

A curated software data collection of the captured sequences created in a form that facilitates further research in formats available for reuse and preservation

Dissemination and exploitation strategy plan and preliminary materials

This deliverable will contain the plan for the dissemination activites, as well as the preliminary dissemination materials. It will also report on the implementation of the project website and on the activation of the social media accounts

Analysis and Integration of Generic Application Framework

Analysis and definition of the framework architecture with respect to functional and non-functional requirements for modular and reusable subsystems employed in the various application scenarios including data exchange formats.

Kick-off meeting report

Report on attendance and presentations shown at the kick-off meeting of the project

Integration and interoperability with external services, systems and applications report

This deliverable will document the outcomes of the tasks T5.4, T5.5 and T5.6 summarizing the process and approaches of integrating to the platform the various components, modules and applications as described in the corresponding tasks.

Updated dissemination materials

This deliverable will report about the dissemination materials produced after 18 months from the project start, also providing information about the output (success in the implementation of the dissemination strategy) and about the outcome (success in the actual public outreach) of the dissemination activities.

WhoLoDance Dance-athon

This deliverable will specifically report on the preparation and outcomes of the Final WhoLoDance Conference, “Dance-athon”[

Recruitment protocol and informed consent form

Recruitment protocol, which includes also the Participant information sheet and the informed consent form to be submitted to the dancers.

Self-Assessment Plan

Self-Assessment Plan establishing the self-chosen criteria with which to monitor and assess the ongoing outcomes of each project activity

Data Acquisition Plan

This deliverable aims at describing the plan for acquiring the “ground –truth” data for the Learning Scenarios and material. It covers the report of the activities described in T1.5 Technical Requirements for Data Acquisition, including a detailed plan on the 1) methodologies, 2) dance experts/participants, 3) the process of selecting data for delivering the needs of the use-cases.

Outcomes of the strategic exploitation seminar and First Exploitation Plan

This deliverable will report about the outcomes of the strategic exploitation seminar, to be held within M18, together with the First Exploitation plan.

Motion capture sequences and skeleton avatar

Cleaned and edited final sets of loopable motion capture data individual sequences per genre. Inverse kinematic fitted and retargeted Skeleton of avatars. Textured and shaded 3D scene templates

Updated dissemination materials (2)

This deliverable will report about the dissemination materials produced after 36 months from the project start, also providing information about the output (success in the implementation of the dissemination strategy) and about the outcome (success in the actual public outreach) of the dissemination activities.

Post Processing data sets

Parallel files linking with the respective motion capture sequences, containing EMG, Video, Biosensing and other data

Report on data-driven and model-driven analysis methodologies

This Deliverable describes the methodologies adopted for multimodal analysis of dance at both individual and group levels: data-driven, model-driven, intra-network and inter-network multimodal analysis.

Evaluation of Learning Personalized Experience Final public report

Evaluation of Learning Personalized Experience Final - public report

Second Intermediate report

Second Intermediate report, accounting for the project’s performed activities, Deliverables/Milestones, problems encountered, and utilised resources

3D avatar scenes

3D polygonal avatar, 3D Vector flow fields based avatar, 3D Particle systems based avatar and an example set of dynamic environments All created in compatible 3D formats that suitable for real-time operations

Project Presentation

Basic presentation of the project, to be used in event/dissemination activities, directed to the general public

Multi-sensor Integration report

A report containing the preliminary results of integration of suggested additional registration devices. The issues encountered during the task and a set of recommendations of the optimal usage of multimodal sensors

Report on hardware devices adaptation

This report will include an integration assessment of the available 3D holographic and non-holographic volume display methods and their “fitting factor” to the WhoLoDance context of “staying inside” a virtual body. The report will also include conclusions and recommendation of which of the evaluated display methods are the best candidate to adopt.

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Publications

WhoLoDancE: digital tools and the dance learning environment

Author(s): Rosemary E. Cisneros, Kathryn Stamp, Sarah Whatley, Karen Wood
Published in: Research in Dance Education, 2019, Page(s) 1-19, ISSN 1464-7893
DOI: 10.1080/14647893.2019.1566305

Motion Capturing Emotions

Author(s): Karen Wood, Rosemary E. Cisneros, Sarah Whatley
Published in: Open Cultural Studies, Issue 1/1, 2017, ISSN 2451-3474
DOI: 10.1515/culture-2017-0047

Analysis of Movement Quality in Full-Body Physical Activities

Author(s): Niewiadomski, Radoslaw; Kolykhalova, Ksenia; Piana, Stefano; Alborno, Paolo; Camurri, Antonio
Published in: ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems, Vol. 9, No. 1, Article 1., 2019, ISSN 2160-6455
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.2564025

Virtual Reality and Choreographic Practice: The Potential for New Creative Methods

Author(s): Rosemary E. Cisneros, Karen Wood, Sarah Whatley, Michele Buccoli, Massimiliano Zanoni, Augusto Sarti
Published in: Body, Space & Technology, Issue 18/1, 2019, Page(s) 1-32, ISSN 1470-9120
DOI: 10.16995/bst.305

HCI challenges in Dance Education

Author(s): K.El Raheb, A. Katifori, Y. Ioannidis
Published in: ICST Transactions on Ambient Systems, Issue 3/9, 2016, Page(s) 151642, ISSN 2032-927X
DOI: 10.4108/eai.23-8-2016.151642

Choreomorphy - a whole-body interaction experience for dance improvisation and visual experimentation

Author(s): Katerina El Raheb, George Tsampounaris, Akrivi Katifori, Yannis Ioannidis
Published in: Proceedings of the 2018 International Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces - AVI '18, 2018, Page(s) 1-9
DOI: 10.1145/3206505.3206507

Using multi-dimensional correlation for matching and alignment of MoCap and video signals

Author(s): Michele Buccoli, Bruno Di Giorgi, Massimiliano Zanoni, Fabio Antonacci, Augusto Sarti
Published in: 2017 IEEE 19th International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing (MMSP), 2017, Page(s) 1-6
DOI: 10.1109/mmsp.2017.8122222

WhoLoDancE: Whole-body Interaction Learning for Dance Education

Author(s): Anna Rizzo1, Katerina El Raheb2ꝏ, Sarah Whatley3, Rosa Maria Cisneros3, Massimiliano Zanoni4, Antonio Camurri5, Vladimir Viro6, Jean-Marc Matos8, Stefano Piana5, Michele Buccoli4, Amalia Markatzi7, Pablo Palacio9, Oshri Even Zohar10, Augusto Sarti4, Yannis Ioannidis2and Edwin-Morley Fletche
Published in: Cultural Informatics 2018, November 3, 2018, Nicosia, Cyprus. Copyright held by the author(s)., 2018
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1478033

A Web-based system for annotation of dance multimodal recordings by dance practitioners and experts

Author(s): Katerina El Raheb, Aristotelis Kasomoulis, Akrivi Katifori, Marianna Rezkalla, Yannis Ioannidis
Published in: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Movement and Computing - MOCO '18, 2018, Page(s) 1-8
DOI: 10.1145/3212721.3212722

Analysis of Intrapersonal Synchronization in Full-Body Movements Displaying Different Expressive Qualities

Author(s): Paolo Alborno, Stefano Piana, Maurizio Mancini, Radoslaw Niewiadomski, Gualtiero Volpe, Antonio Camurri
Published in: Proceedings of the International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces - AVI '16, 2016, Page(s) 136-143
DOI: 10.1145/2909132.2909262

Beat Tracking using Recurrent Neural Network: A Transfer Learning Approach

Author(s): Davide Fiocchi, Michele Buccoli, Massimiliano Zanoni, Fabio Antonacci, Augusto Sarti
Published in: 2018 26th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), 2018, Page(s) 1915-1919
DOI: 10.23919/eusipco.2018.8553059

Movement Fluidity Analysis Based on Performance and Perception

Author(s): Alborno, Paolo; Piana, Stefano; Mancini, Maurizio; Niewiadomski, Radoslaw; Volpe, Gualtiero; Camurri, Antonio
Published in: 2016
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1245686

A Conceptual Framework for Creating and Analyzing Dance Learning Digital Content

Author(s): Katerina El Raheb, Sarah Whatley, Antonio Camurri
Published in: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Movement and Computing - MOCO '18, 2018, Page(s) 1-8
DOI: 10.1145/3212721.3212837

PIANO & DANCER

Author(s): Daniel Bisig, Pablo Palacio, Muriel Romero
Published in: 19h Generative Art Conference GA2016, 2016

WhoLoDancE - Towards a methodology for selecting Motion Capture Data across different Dance Learning Practice

Author(s): Antonio Camurri, Augusto Sarti, Stefano Di Pietro, Vladimir Viro, Sarah Whatley, Katerina El Raheb, Oshri Even-Zohar, Yannis Ioannidis, Amalia Markatzi, Jean-Marc Matos, Edwin Morley-Fletcher, Pablo Palacio, Muriel Romero
Published in: Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Movement and Computing - MOCO '16, Issue 43, 2016, Page(s) 1-2
DOI: 10.1145/2948910.2948912

On Achieving Diversity in Recommender Systems

Author(s): Marialena Kyriakidi, Kostas Stefanidis, Yannis Ioannidis
Published in: Proceedings of the ExploreDB'17 on - ExploreDB'17, 2017, Page(s) 1-6
DOI: 10.1145/3077331.3077341

Exploring Visualizations in Real-time Motion Capture for Dance Education

Author(s): Georgios Tsampounaris, Katerina El Raheb, Vivi Katifori, Yannis Ioannidis
Published in: Proceedings of the 20th Pan-Hellenic Conference on Informatics - PCI '16, Issue 76, 2016, Page(s) 1-6
DOI: 10.1145/3003733.3003811

Neural Narratives - Dance with Virtual Body Extensions

Author(s): Daniel Bisig, Pablo Palacio
Published in: Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Movement and Computing - MOCO '16, 2016, Page(s) 1-8
DOI: 10.1145/2948910.2948925

Piano&Dancer - Interaction Between a Dancer and an Acoustic Instrument

Author(s): Pablo Palacio, Daniel Bisig
Published in: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Movement Computing - MOCO '17, 2017, Page(s) 1-8
DOI: 10.1145/3077981.3078052

BalOnSe - Ballet Ontology for Annotating and Searching Video performances

Author(s): Katerina El Raheb, Nicolas Papapetrou, Vivi Katifori, Yannis Ioannidis
Published in: Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Movement and Computing - MOCO '16, 2016, Page(s) 1-8
DOI: 10.1145/2948910.2948926

Somatic Practices: How Motion Analysis and Mind Images Work Hand in Hand in Dance

Author(s): Sarah Whatley
Published in: Handbook of Human Motion, 2017, Page(s) 1-15
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-30808-1_113-1

BalOnSe: Temporal Aspects of Dance Movement and Its Ontological Representation

Author(s): Katerina El Raheb, Theofilos Mailis, Vladislav Ryzhikov, Nicolas Papapetrou, Yannis Ioannidis
Published in: The Semantic Web, 2017, Page(s) 49-64
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-58451-5_4

The Intersection of Art and Technology

Author(s): Antonio Camurri, Gualtiero Volpe
Published in: 2016