EmoSPACE 2013

EmoSPACE 2013 – Call for Papers
2nd International Workshop on Emotion Representation, Analysis and
Synthesis in Continuous Time and Space
In conjunction with IEEE FG 2013, Shanghai, China, 22/26 April, 2013
http://emotion-research.net/sigs/speech-sig/emospace-2013
Building upon the success of the first EmoSPACE workshop at IEEE FG’11,
the second workshop in this series aims to (i) focus on continuity in
input, analysis and synthesis in terms of continuity in time and continuity in
affective, mental and social dimensions and phenomena, and (ii) discuss
the issues and the challenges pertinent in sensing, recognizing and
responding to continuous human affective and social behaviour from diverse
communicative cues and modalities.

The key aim of EmoSPACE’13 is to present cutting-edge research and new
challenges in automatic and continuous analysis and synthesis of human
affective and social behaviour in time and/or space in an
interdisciplinary forum of affective and behavioural scientists. The workshop aims (i) to
bring forth existing efforts and major accomplishments in modelling,
analysis and synthesis of affective and social behaviour in continuous
time and/or space, (ii) while encouraging the design of novel applications
in context as diverse as human-computer and human-robot interaction, clinical and
biomedical studies, learning and driving environments, and
entertainment technology, and (iii) to focus on current trends and future directions
in the field.

Suggested workshop topics include, but are by no means limited to:

– Cues for continuous affective, mental and social state recognition
– facial expressions
– head movements and gestures
– body postures and gestures
– audio (e.g., speech, non-linguistic vocalisations, etc.)
– bio signals (e.g., heart, brain, thermal signals, etc.)
– Automatic analysis and prediction
– approaches for discretised and continuous prediction
– identifying appropriate classification and prediction methods
– introducing or identifying optimal strategies for fusion
– techniques for modelling high inter-subject variation
– approaches to determining duration of affective and social cues
for
automatic analysis
– Data acquisition and annotation
– elicitation of affective, mental and social states
– individual variations (interpersonal and cognitive issues)
– (multimodal) naturalistic data sets and annotations
– (multimodal) annotation tools
– modelling annotations from multiple raters and their reliability
– Applications
– interaction with robots, virtual agents, and games (including tutoring)
– mobile affective computing
– smart environments& digital spaces (e.g., in a car, or digital artworks)
– implicit (multimedia) tagging
– clinical and biomedical studies (e.g., autism, depression, pain etc.)

Important Dates
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Paper Submission: 21 November 2012 Notification of Acceptance: 8
January 2013 Camera Ready Paper: 15 January 2013 Workshop: 22 or 26
April 2013 (t.b.a.)

Submission Policy
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In submitting a manuscript to this workshop, the authors acknowledge
that no paper substantially similar in content has been submitted to
another conference or workshop.
Manuscripts should be in the IEEE FG paper
format<http://fg2013.cse.sc.edu/submissions.html&gt;.
Authors should submit papers as a PDF file.
Papers accepted for the workshop will be allocated 6 pages in the
proceedings, with the option of having up to 2 extra pages.
EmoSPACE reviewing is double blind. Reviewing will be by members of the
program committee. Each paper will receive at least two reviews.
Acceptance will be based on relevance to the workshop, novelty, and technical
quality. Submission and reviewing will be handled via easychair.

Please submit your paper at https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?co
nf=emospace2013.

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