Augmenting Social Interaction through Affective Computing

1st workshop on Augmenting Social Interaction through Affective Computing Workshop at ACII 2011
http://www.augmenting-social-interaction.org http://www.acii2011.org

Augmenting Social Interaction through Affective Computing is the first workshop on affective computing that specifically aims to improve or enhance social interaction among humans. Social interactions, whether mediated or face-to-face, can benefit significantly from advances in affective computing and social signal processing. Example application areas include mental healthcare, training and coaching, negotiation, and close intimate interactions. To address this topic, we invite submissions on the relation between social interaction between humans and affective computing technologies.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
* Case studies on applying affective computing to social interaction
* Psychological insights into affective aspects of social interaction
* Affective signal processing specific to augmenting social interaction
* Detailed application concepts for augmenting social interaction
* Ethical aspects of augmented social interaction
* Methodological issues in evaluating social interaction applications
* Theoretical frameworks to guide research on augmented social interaction

The workshop will be held in conjunction with the 4th International conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII2011) at the FedEx Institute of Technology at the University of Memphis, TN.
Submission Instructions
* The papers should feature original empirical work, theoretical work, or a well defendable but arguable position of the authors (i.e., not submitted, in submission, or submitted to another conference or journal while in review).
* Papers will be published in the proceedings of ACII 2011 by Springer. Papers should not exceed 10 pages and should be formatted according to the Springer LNCS formatting guidelines http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0.
* Papers must be submitted as PDF through the EasyChair conference system, which can be accessed through the workshop web site and the ACII conference website.
* Any questions can be emailed to Joris H. Janssen (joris.h.janssen@philips.com<mailto:joris.h.janssen@philips.com>)

Important Dates (strict deadlines)
June 19th, 2011
Submissions due July 10th, 2011
Acceptance notification July 24th, 2011
Camera ready versions due

Organizing committee
* Joris Janssen, Eindhoven University of Technology and Philips Research, joris.h.janssen@philips.com<mailto:joris.h.janssen@philips.com>
* Jeremy Bailenson, Stanford University, bailenso@stanford.edu<mailto:bailenso@stanford.edu>
* Wijnand IJsselsteijn, Eindhoven University of Technology, w.a.ijsselsteijn@tue.nl<mailto:w.a.ijsselsteijn@tue.nl>
* Joyce Westerink, Philips Research, joyce.westerink@philips.com<mailto:joyce.westerink@philips.com>
* Kai Kuikkaniemi, Helsinki Institute for Information Technology, kai.kuikkaniemi@hiit.fi<mailto:kai.kuikkaniemi@hiit.fi>

Program committee
Johannes Breuer (University Hohenheim)
Paul Brunet (Queen’s University Belfast)
Egon L. van den Broek (University of Twente)
Joost Broekens (Delft University of Technology)
Stephen Fairclough (Liverpool John Moores University)
Antal Haans (Eindhoven University of Technology)
Wouter van den Hoogen (Eindhoven University of Technology)
Kristina Hook (Stockholm University/KTH)
Nicole Kramer (University Duisburg – Essen)
Yvonne de Kort (Eindhoven University of Technology)
Panos Markopoulos (Eindhoven University of Technology)
Lennart Nacke (University of Saskatchewan)
Anton Nijholt (University of Twente)
Mike Nowak (Stanford University)
Johan Plomp (VTT Electronics)
Niklas Ravaja (Aalto University)
Marjolein van der Zwaag (Philips Research)

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