MA3 2012 : Workshop on Multimodal Analyses enabling Artificial Agents in Human-Machine Interaction
Call For Papers
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Workshop on Multimodal Analyses enabling Artificial Agents in Human-Machine Interaction - Call for Papers
Workshop Website: http://fastnet.netsoc.ie/ma3_2012/Welcome.html
The workshop will be held on September, 15th at the 12th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, University of California, Santa Cruz (IVA 2012)
Conference website: http://iva2012.soe.ucsc.edu/
**********SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED: July 16th 2012 (23:59 UTC/GMT -11) **************
CALL FOR PAPERS
Exploring how human beings interact with the world and with each other is of outstanding importance for creating what is commonly named intelligent behaviour in Human-Machine Interaction. In the scientific community there is a growing interest in new techniques aimed at obtaining a more natural and human like interaction with machines. It is important, in the framework of intelligent virtual agent, to find the space for a socially intelligent virtual agent.
An appropriate system whether it is a virtual agent or a companion-like device has to analyse multiple sources of information to interact with humans in a proper and socially aware way. Such modalities are in general speech and its content, mimicry, gesture, biological signals, etc., and in particular it is the prosodic and paralinguistic features of the speech, facial mimicry, and heart rate, etc.
The aim of this workshop is to discuss techniques for gathering and analysing information on multimodal signals, combining methods of analysis in order to understand the correlation between different sources of information (gesture, speech, motion, etc.), as well as understanding how the environment and the context can influence how participants react.
Agents and smart devices are already more than a pure system. They become companions and a kind of friend. Thus, a Human- Machine Interaction will be no longer fixed on a task solution; it will be more human like, and include elements of chat and non- fixed gestures. The workshop will discuss the combination of these different signals, to foster more human-like interactions with virtual agents.
Workshop topics include, but are not limited to:
Multimodal recognition and identification of user behaviour
Awareness of the user's/agent's situation based on multimodal data
Analysis of Human-Machine conversations
Comparison of Human-Human vs. Human-Machine conversations
Strategies of multimodal Human-Machine Interaction
Analyses of speech and prosody wrt. paralinguistic features
Mimicry and gesture analyses
Using multimodal data sets for Human-Machine Interaction
Annotation and processing of multimodal data sets
Developments and combinations of analysis methods
Applications of agents in Human-Machine Interaction
Submission Deadline: July, 16th 2012
Notification of Acceptance: August , 8th
Camera-ready deadline: August 31st
Workshop date: September, 15th
Prospective authors are invited to submit full papers (8 pages), short papers (6 pages), or poster (4 pages), in Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) format.
Extended versions of selected papers of the workshops be published in a special issue of the Springer "Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces".
To submit your paper, please go to https://www.softconf.com/d/ma3-2012/
All submissions should be anonymous.
Submissions must describe substantial, original, completed and unpublished work.
Wherever appropriate, concrete evaluation and analysis should be included. Submissions will be judged on correctness, originality, technical strength, significance, relevance to the conference, and interest to the attendees.
Ronald Böck, Cognitive Systems Group, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany
Francesca Bonin, Speech Communication Laboratory School of Computer Science and Statistics, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Nick Campbell, Stock Professor, Speech and Communication Lab, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Christian Becker-Asano, U Freiburg, Germany
Laurence Devillers, U Paris-Sorbonne 4, France
Jens Edlund, KTH Stockholm, Sweden
Dirk Heylen, U Twente, Netherlands
Costanza Navarretta U Copenhagen, Denmark
Catherine Pelanchaud, TELECOM ParisTech, France
Dietmar Rösner, U Magdeburg, Germany
Stefan Scherer, USC, USA
Björn Schuller, TU Munich, Germany
Jianhua Tao Chinese Ac. Sciences, China
Thora Tenbrink, U Bremen, Germany
Jürgen Trouvain, U Saarland, Germany
Khiet Truong, U Twente, Netherlands
Michel Valstar, U Nottingham, UK
Andreas Wendemuth, U Magdeburg Germany
Yorick Wilks IHMC, USA
CONTACTS AND FURTHER INFORMATION
Workshop website: http://fastnet.netsoc.ie/ma3_2012/Welcome.html