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Prof. Pascal Lorenz
University of Haute Alsace, France
 
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJFCC. The journal publishes good papers in the field of future computer and communication. Hopefully, IJFCC will become a recognized journal among the readers in the filed of future computer and communication.

IJFCC 2016 Vol.5(1): 38-42 ISSN: 2010-3751
doi: 10.18178/ijfcc.2016.5.1.440

Conveying Gaze-Awareness by Using a Faint Light with a Video-Conferencing System

Mikifumi Shikida
Abstract—A method for conveying gaze-awareness by using a faint light is proposed. It is useful for conference-room meetings in which only a few participants are using a commercial video-conferencing system at a remote site. The proposed method involves the following steps. First, the gaze direction of the remote participant is detected; second, and a faint light is shone on the corresponding participant at the local site. The proposed method was experimentally evaluated in the case of two types of meetings under the three conditions: face-to-face, video conference, and video conference with gaze-awareness. When the video-conferencing system supports gaze-awareness by utilizing a faint light, the local participants gaze at the remote participant in the same way as they gaze at other local participants. The method supports natural communication via a commercial video-conferencing system at low implementation cost without the need for redesigning the shared display.

Index Terms—Eye contact, gaze-awareness, shared display, video conference.

M. Shikida is with Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Nomi, Ishikawa, 923-1292 Japan (e-mail: shikida@jaist.ac.jp).

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Cite: Mikifumi Shikida, "Conveying Gaze-Awareness by Using a Faint Light with a Video-Conferencing System," International Journal of Future Computer and Communication vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 38-42, 2016.

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