Poster: TALAÐU! Assessing learners’ needs for developing a mobile app for practicing spoken Icelandic L2. F. Sissoko and B. Bédi. (2021). Poster at the EUROCALL 2021 conference for Computer Assisted Language Learning in Europe, 25-27 August 2021, Paris, France. Best Poster Award!
Icelandic Online: twenty years of development, evaluation, and expansion of an LMOOC. B. Arnbjörnsdóttir, K. Friðriksdóttir, B. Bédi. In Frederiksen, Karen-Margrete; Larsen, Sanne; Bradley, Linda; Thouësny, Sylvie (Eds), CALL for widening participation: short papers from EUROCALL 2020 (pp. 13-19). Research-publishing.net.
Constructing an interactive Old Norse text with LARA. B. Bédi, H. Bernharðsson, C. Chua, B. B. Guðmarsdóttir, H. Habibi, M. Rayner. (2020). In Frederiksen, Karen-Margrete; Larsen, Sanne; Bradley, Linda; Thouësny, Sylvie (Eds), CALL for widening participation: short papers from EUROCALL 2020 (pp. 20-26). Research-publishing.net.
LARA: an extensible open source platform for learning languages by reading. B. Bédi, M. Butterweck, C. Chua, J. Gerlach, B. B. Guðmarsdóttir, H. Habibi, B. Ö. Jónsson, M. Rayner, & S. Vigfússon. In K.-M. Frederiksen, S. Larsen, L. Bradley & S. Thouësny (Eds), CALL for widening participation: short papers from EUROCALL 2020 (pp. 27-35). Research-publishing.net.
Learning Icelandic in Virtual Reykjavik: Simulating real-life conversations with embodied conversational agents using multimodal clarification requests. B. Bédi. Doctoral dissertation. December 2020. University of Iceland.
Constructing Multimodal Language Learner Texts Using LARA: Experiences with Nine Languages. E. Akhlaghi, B. Bédi, F. Bektas, H. Berthelsen, M. Butterweck, C. Chua, C. Cucchiarini, G. Eryigit, J. Gerlach, H. Habibi, N. Ní Chiariáin, M. Rayner, S. Steingrímsson, H. Strik. In N. Calzolari, F. Béchet, P. Blache, K. Choukri, C. Cieri, T. Declerck, S. Goggi, H. Isahara, B. Maegaard, J. Mariani, H. Mazo, A. Moreno, J. Odijk, S. Piperidis, Proceedings of the 12th Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2020) (pp. 323-331), ELRA.
Using LARA for language learning: a pilot study for Icelandic. B. Bédi, C. Chua, H. Habibi, R. Martinez-Lopez, and M. Rayner. In F. Meunier, J. Van de Vyver, L. Bradley & S. Thouësny (Eds), CALL and complexity – short papers from EUROCALL 2019 (pp. 1-6). Research-publishing.net.
Overview of LARA: A Learning and Reading Assistant. E. Akhlaghi, B. Bédi, M. Butterweck, C. Chua, J. Gerlach, H. Habibi, J. Ikeda, M. Rayner, S. Sestigiani, G. Zuckermann. In SLaTE 2019: 8th ISCA Workshop on Speech and Language Technology in Education, 20-21 September 2019, Graz, Austria.
In Search of the State of Language Learning Online in Europe. M. Bodorík, B. Bédi. In K. Zdravkova, K. Fort, B. Bédi (eds.), the Proceedings of the EnetCollect WG3 & WG5 Meeting, 24-25 October 2018, Leiden, Netherlands. Published on CEUR-WS online http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-2390/.
Multimodal Clarification Requests in Human-Agent Interaction. B. Bédi. In I. Galhano-Rodrigues, E. Zagar Galvao, A. Cruz-Santos (Eds.) Recent Perspectives on Gesture and Multimodality. (2019). Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
Demo: Demonstration of LARA: A Learning and Reading Assistant. E. Akhlaghi, B. Bédi, M. Butterweck, C. Chua, J. Gerlach, H. Habibi, J. Ikeda, M. Rayner, S. Sestigiani, G. Zuckermann. In SLaTE 2019: 8th ISCA Workshop on Speech and Language Technology in Education, 20-21 September 2019, Graz. Austria.
Demo: Demonstration of LARA, a tool to help develop foreign language reading skills. Elham Aklaghi, Branislav Bédi, Cathy Chua, Hanieh Habibi and Manny Rayner. Demo at the 4th Swiss Text Analytics Conference, 18-19 June 2019, Winterthur, Switzerland.
Introducing the European NETwork for COmbining Language LEarning and Crowdsourcing Techniques (enetCollect). V. Lyding, L. Nicolas, B. Bédi, K. Fort. In Proceedings of 25th EUROCALL Conference, 22-25 August 2018, Jyväskylä, Finland.
The Multimodal Model of Language. B. Bédi. In Book of Abstracts. 48th Poznan Linguistic Meeting "Language and evolution: Issues and perspectives", 13-15 September 2018, Poznan, Poland.
Poster: Multimodal Clarification Requests in Human-Agent Interaction. B. Bédi. Poster at Hugvísindaþing 2018 - an annual conference of the School of Humanities at University of Iceland, 9 March 2018, Reykjavík, Iceland.
Learners' Expectations and Experiences in Virtual Reykjavik. B. Bédi, B. Arnbjörnsdóttir, H. Vilhjálmsson. In Proceedings of CALL in Context, University of California in Berkeley, 7-9 July 2017, Berkeley, CA, USA.
Poster: Virtual Cambridge. K. Hes, B. Bédi, A. Caines, P. Buttery. Poster at the Cambridge Language Sciences Symposium, 21 November 2017, Magdalene College, Cambridge, UK.
Learning Icelandic Language and Culture in Virtual Reykjavik: Starting to Talk. B. Bédi, B. Arnbjörnsdóttir, H. Vilhjálmsson, H. Helgadóttir, S. Ólafsson, E. Björgvinsson. In Proceedings of 23rd EUROCALL Conference, 24-27 August 2016, Limassol, Cyprus.
Starting a Conversation with Strangers: Explicit Announcement of Presence. S. Ólafsson, B. Bédi, H. Helgadóttir, H. Vilhjálmsson, B. Arnbjörnsdóttir. In Proceedings of the 3rd European Symposium on Multimodal Communication, 17-18 September 2015, Dublin, Ireland.
Poster: Social Gatherings in Virtual Reykjavik. H. Vilhjálmsson, E. Björgvinsson, H. Helgadóttir, K. Kristinsson, S. Ólafsson, A. Cafaro, N. Krämer, J. Braier, P. Wegge, S. Youn, C. Pedica, B. Arnbjörnsdóttir, B. Bédi. Demo and Poster at the 14th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, 27-29 August 2014, Boston, MA, USA.