Message Oriented Middleware for Flexible Wizard of Oz Experiments in HCI

  • Mirko Otto
  • Rafael Friesen
  • Dietmar Rösner
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6761)


Wizard of Oz (WOZ) systems and WOZ experiments are an important tool for basic and applied research in HCI. We report about using SEMAINE as a flexible component based middleware with a loose coupling of components as software infrastructure for WOZ experiments in human companion interaction. We focus on our experimental WOZ designs, their realisation within the SEMAINE framework and lessons learned from deploying the implemented solutions as the basis for ongoing controlled experiments with 120 subjects.


Wizard of Oz Companion Systems Emotion Multimodal Message Oriented Middleware SEMAINE 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mirko Otto
    • 1
  • Rafael Friesen
    • 1
  • Dietmar Rösner
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Knowledge Processing and Language EngineeringOtto-von-Guericke-UniversityMagdeburgGermany

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