One VANAHEIM participant as keynote speaker in SISM 2010.
Int. Workshop on Socially Intelligent Surveillance and Monitoring 2010 (SISM 2010)

"Show me how you move and I tell you who you are: body motion and personality"
Karl Grammer, University of Vienna (UNIVIE), Austria

Research in recent years has shown that people are quite accurate in judging another person’s personality at zero acquaintance. This is even the case when only thin slices of behavior or short video clips of one person are presented to another person. Information about personality could be used by the recipients to structure their own behavior and to make predictions about the possible outcome of an interaction.

During his talk, K. Grammer presented the results of several projects where a relation was showed between the quality of body movements analyzed by digital image processing algorithms and the big five personality components (extroversion, neuroticism, conscientiousness, agreeableness and openness) in interations between male and females, which was indeed at the starting point of his involvement in VANAHEIM.

Watch the presentation on SSPNET website !