The bottleneck in human-machine interaction is exactly to make the human user and a computer system interact. The system must adapt to the user and the user to the system. Usually, user interfaces shift the entire burden of adaptation to the user. Typically, intelligent interfaces will attempt to adapt to users and model knowledge about them.
Ongoing research at Synchromedia addresses the development of intelligent interfaces integrating new perceptual and interacting devices in order to enhance user experiences and improve collaborative working environments. We have been particularly active with mobile touch and pen-based devices (interactive whiteboards, Tablet PCs, smartphones, digital pens, etc.), and the understanding of handwriting contents over collaborative sessions.