Standards in Emotion Modeling 2011

Call for Participation for the Workshop
Standards in Emotion Modeling, 2011
Lorentz Center, Leiden.
15-19 August 2011
http://www.sem2011.org

*Topic
We are proud to announce the 1st workshop on Standards in Emotion Modeling. This workshop focuses on the core of computational modeling of emotion, including emotion generation (causal factors), and the effects of emotion on cognition. The primary aim of the workshop is to emphasize the interplay between emotion psychology and computational modeling. Its focus is on:
1. validating computational models of emotion with respect to their underlying psychological theory of emotion, and, 2. comparing computational models of emotion to facilitate sharing results and working towards generic computational mechanisms of emotion.
In order to tackle these two challenges, this workshop brings together ambitious young researchers and veterans in the field for 5 full days.
In addition to regular paper presentations, a significant part of the time is reserved for plenary discussions and working groups. We are proud to have confirmed participation of leading international scientists in computational modeling of emotion as well as emotion psychologists (see list below). It will be held from 15 to 19 August 2011 at the Lorentz Center in Leiden, The Netherlands. We invite potential participants to submit a paper.

*Submission
We invite paper contributions from researchers involved directly in the previously mentioned topics. Each submitted paper should address one (or both) of the topics explicitly: the proposed model must be compared to another existing model, or the proposed model must be compared to the underlying emotion theory and its findings related to emotion psychology. Position papers about how to compare and validate computational models of emotion are acceptable, provided that they give concrete evidence of the workability of the proposed views, methods, guidelines, etc. Although the current workshop has a focus on modeling based on cognitive theories of emotion, other modeling approaches (e.g., biological or neuroscientific) are welcome. Papers should not exceed 10 pages in Springer LNCS Proceedings format (see www.springer.com <http://www.springer.com>). Papers will be peer reviewed. The submission deadline is May 15st 2011. Please note that we can accommodate a maximum number of about 35 workshop participants. Depending on quality and number of the submissions, Springer post-workshop proceedings will be published based on accepted and revised papers. A special issue of IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing is currently being negotiated for excellent submitted contributions as well as publishable joint work as a result of the workshop itself. Submissions should be sent by email in PDF format with a subject that includes SEM2011 (verbatim) to:
joost.broekens@gmail.com <mailto:joost.broekens@gmail.com> You will receive a confirmation of your submission. If you did not receive one, then please resubmit.

*Organisation
Joost Broekens (TU, Delft, The Netherlands) Tibor Bosse (VU, Amsterdam, The Netherlands) Stacy Marsella (ICT, USC, USA)

*Important dates
Submission deadline: 15 May 2011
Notification of acceptance: 15 June 2011
Workshop: 15-19 August 2011

*Venue
The Lorentz Center, Leiden, The Netherlands.
The Lorentz Center facilitates workshops and provides all needed facilities, including desks for participants, internet access, coffee, tea, etc. In addition to that it provides logistic and financial support, making a workshop at the Lorentz Center an event that can really focus on science and not other things. Thanks to the Lorentz Center support, there is no registration fee for this workshop.

Leiden, The Netherlands
Leiden is a beautiful old Dutch city, and has the second largest historical center of the Netherlands. It provides a lot of sightseeing opportunity, eating, museums, architecture, etc. In addition to that it is only 20 minutes from Schiphol airport, a major international airport with many direct flights, and only 30 minutes from Amsterdam.

*Invited speakers (confirmed)
Jonathan Gratch, ICT, USC, USA
Gerald Clore, University of Virginia, USA Andrew Ortony, Northwestern University, USA John-Jules Meyer UU, Netherlands Mehdi Dastani, UU, Netherlands Rainer Reisenzein, Univ. Greifswald, Germany Eva Hudlicka, Psychometrix Associates, USA Dirk Heylen, UT Twente, Netherlands

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