Enabling efficient, supportive and pleasant user-adapted communication
The User-Adapted Communication and Ambient Intelligence Lab is focused on innovating user interaction to context-dependent communication applications and services. Across a wide span of applications (including telecommunications, multimedia access, learning, and an intelligent user environment), our central goal is to improve the service brought to the end-user in terms of her/his experience, satisfaction, efficiency and gain. Our interest is to bring a solution to the end-users that is adapted to real-world challenges.

Research Challenges

The following challenges are to be addressed on the way to the user-adapted solutions:

  • Human-machine communication is context dependent.
  • The natural user-to-machine communication is dependent on user’s personality, mood and emotions.
  • The user-to-machine communication is continuous. 
  • The communication system is autonomous in terms of information gathering and intelligent decision.

To make a step forward towards a solution of the above-listed challenges, our group is concentrating on the following fields:

  • User modelling and context-aware conversational recommender systems. 
  • User interface design. 
  • Multimedia signals and communication.
  • Social signals.
  • Internet of things (IoT) and big-data analysis for end-user context identification.
  • Special communication hardware solutions. 
  • Social network user-data acquisition.

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Professor Andrej Košir will have a keynote speech at Slovenski oglaševalski festival

Title: Andrej Košir: Multimedia exposure meter using artificial social intelligence, Keynote at Slovenski oglaševalski festival (https://sof.si/govorci/) During the lecture, Andrej Košir will introduce the concept of measuring multimedia exposure with technology. It will open and highlight issues such as What is Multimedia Exposure? Is multimedia exposure objectively measurable? Is it…

Student applications for the PKP project

Podjetje Ektimo d.o.o vabi študente elektrotehnike, da se prijavijo za sodelovanje pri projektu “Uporaba umetne inteligence pri anonimizaciji človeških obrazov – AnonAI“. Projekt bo potekal od 1.3.2019 do 31.7.2019. Študenti so vabljeni, da do 8.2.2019 posredujejo prijavo z dokumentacijo na naslov info@ektimo.si. Več informacij je v prilogi: Razpis studenti AnonAI.pdf

Paper on student project building up student’s career prospects

Urban Burnik, Andrej Košir: Industrial product design project: building up engineering students’ career prospects The needs to bridge the academic skills of students involved in higher education and improve their readiness for employment in industry are being widely addressed. This paper presents results of a specific engineering project case supervised by…

Paper on emotion elicitation in socially intelligent services

Andrej Košir, Gregor Strle: Emotion Elicitation in a Socially Intelligent Service: The Typing Tutor The aim of the study is to evaluate the extent to which the machine emotion elicitation can influence the affective state (valence and arousal) of the learner during a tutoring session. The tutor provides continuous real-time…

Paper on student attention related to their learning gain

Urban Burnik, Janez Zaletelj, Andrej Košir: Video-based learners’ observed attention estimates for lecture learning gain evaluation This paper suggests an objective and non-intrusive evaluation of learners’ attention against learning outcomes by introducing an observed attention estimate (OAE). The procedure uses human annotations based on visual cues with a supporting video…

Paper on computational model of user’s attention

Marko Meža, Janja Košir, Gregor Strle, and Andrej Košir: Towards Automatic Real-Time Estimation of Observed Learner’s Attention Using Psychophysiological and Affective Signals: The Touch-Typing Study Case This article presents an experimental study on the real-time estimation of observed learners’ attention given the task of touch-typing. The aim is to examine whether…

Open PHD position

We have an open PhD position starting in 2017 financed by the Nielsen company. The objective of this PhD study is to design an automated personal multimedia exposure meter: Computational Approach towards Evaluating Cognitive Load on HCI-Related Tasks. This will be achieved by: 1.) creating an ambient data collection in line…

TEDx talk Andrej Košir: Social intelligence in communication

TEDx talk on artificial social intelligence is now available online.


Human spoken commands recognition using Far-field voice processor

Human spoken commands recognition using Far-field voice processor

Investor: Nielsen The team: principal investigator Andrej Košir, researcher Nejc Kozjek The main goal of this study is to evaluate the potential of XMOS far-field sensor in terms of priory known human spoken commands and keywords recognition. The study includes analysis of basic connectivity and configurability of the sensor as…

User position and breathing rate measurement using pulse radar

User position and breathing rate measurement using pulse radar

Investor: Nielsen The team: principal investigator Andrej Košir, researcher Nejc Kozjek The study focused on evaluating accuracy of presence, distance and respiration rate of a person. Two different radars from the same manufacturer (Novelda) were used: XeThru X4M200 for respiration and XeThru X4M300 for distance measurement and presence. In order…

Multimedia exposure meter

Multimedia exposure meter

Investor: Nielsen Team: Andrej Košir, Evin Aslan Oguz The goal is to design and build a multimedia exposure model in the field of video content and marketing effects. It is an extremely demanding interdisciplinary project of (tele)communications, smart environments and the Internet of things, situational awareness, artificial social intelligence, and…

Clickstream based user persona recognition

Clickstream based user persona recognition

Investor: Telekom Slovenije The team: principal investigator Andrej Košir, researchers Nejc Kozjek, Matevž Kunaver The project aimed at development, implementation and verification (feasibility study) of unsupervised user persona identification algorithm based on remote controller click-stream. We developed a novel user persona identification algorithm analyzing short sequences of user events. The…

Call for papers – Student centered web-based learning

  SETE 2016 Workshop: Student centered web-based learning Call for papers Workshop is organized with SETE 2016 – 1st International Symposium on Emerging Technologies for Education (link) in conjunction with ICWL 2016 – 15th International Conference on Web-based Learning (link) Where: Rome, Italy When:  26-29 October 2016 (exact date of the…


Frontiers Research Topic Socially aware communication application CFP is out

The call for papers is available at this link.


PKP Project Distributed lab of users will be presented at Higher Education and Scholarship Fair in Zagreb.

The project was selected for presentation during Higher Education and Scholarship Fair in Zagreb on October 13th as a part of the University of Ljubljana activity.


EMPIRE workshop on Emotions and Personality in personalized services

We organized a workshop on Emotions and Personality in personalized services EMPIRE at RecSys 2015 conference. We had 6 papers and two very attractive keynotes!