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Research Portals

WikiCFP
Central repository for calls for papers where you can assemble your own lists, watch upcoming calls on a timeline and have reminders sent to you.

interaction-design.org
News, upcoming events and more in the area of HCI and design.

HUMAINE
Portal for research on emotions and HCI.

Multimodal-Corpora.org
Series of workshops usually held in conjunction with LREC.

ISGS: International Society for Gesture Studies
The homepage of ISGS gives an up-to-date overview of events and publications related to gesture studies.

Research Tools

Medeley
Free reference manager for generating bibliographies.

JabRef
Software for managing literature references, based on BibTex (free, open-source).

Productivity Tools

Evernote
Tool for taking notes that are synchronized across various end devices (laptop, phone, tablet). Allow tagging and efficient search, notes can include pictures, HTML etc.

Freemind
Java-based mindmapping software (free, open-source).

MiKTeX
TeX implementation for Windows (free).

Inkscape
Powerful 2D drawing tool, based on scalable vector graphics (free, open-source).

Character Animation Research

BML
Project pages for the bahavior markup language.

SmartBody
Framework for animating human characters.

3D Graphics

Horde3D
Small and elegant C++ graphics engine (free, open-source).

jMonkey Engine
Java game engine, based on OpenGL (free, open-source).

Blender
3D content creation software like Studio 3D MAX and MAYA (free, open-source, GPL).

Feeling Software
Provide free plugins (for Maya and Studio3D) for exporting into the popular COLLADA format.

Motion Capture Data

CMU Motion Capture Database
Large database of free motion capture data, usually in ASF/AMC format. The BVH versions of the database have been released at cgspeed.

animazoo motion capture data
Free database of motion capture data in BVH format.

ACCAD lab mocap DB
Free database of motion capture data in BVH and c3d format.

mocapdata.com
Database with free and commercial motion capture data in various formats. Requires registration.

Speech

OpenMARY
Text-to-speech synthesis engine, developed at DFKI (free, open-source).

Gesture

American Sign Language Lexicon Video Dataset (ASLLVD)

Maths / Statistics

R Project
Software environment for statisical computing and graphics (free, open-source).

Colt Project
Java libraries for high performance scientific and technical computing, containing, among others, efficient and usable data structures and algorithms for off-line and on-line data analysis, linear algebra, multi-dimensional arrays, statistics, histogramming, monte carlo simulation, parallel and concurrent programming. (free, open-source).