Automatic orchestration of video streams to enhance group communication

Manolis Falelakis, Martin Groen, Michael Frantzis, Rene Kaiser, Marian Ursu

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Unlike legacy video-conferencing, which connects two nodes each equipped with a camera, recent systems facilitating for video-mediated group communication deal simultaneously with a large number of video streams. This highlights the need for orchestration,, i.e. the intelligent selection of the most adequate camera views to be displayed on each screen. In this paper we present the initial results of a study that evaluates the effects of orchestration on communication within a specific context; that of two remote groups playing a collaborative board game. The results of the experiment indicate that automatic orchestration can provide improvements similar to the ones achieved when live video mixing is performed by human editors.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAutomatic orchestration of video streams to enhance group communication
PublisherACM Press
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)9781450315869
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2012 international workshop on Socially-aware multimedia - SAM '12


  • rule-based reasoning
  • orchestration
  • video-mediated communication
  • task performance
  • Live
  • Communication
  • Game
  • Gruppen
  • Kommunikation
  • Video


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