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Hatice Gunes <[log in to unmask]>
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*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

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
      - mobile affective computing
      - smart environments& digital spaces (e.g., in a car, or digital
      - implicit (multimedia) tagging
      - clinical and biomedical studies (e.g., autism, depression, pain

Workshop Organisers

   - *Hatice Gunes*, Queen Mary University of London, UK,
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   - *Björn Schuller*, Technische Universität München, Germany,
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   - *Maja Pantic*, Imperial College London, UK, [log in to unmask]
   - *Roddy Cowie*, Queen's University Belfast, UK, [log in to unmask]

Program Committee

   - *Anton Batliner*, Technische Universität München, Germany
   - *Nadia Bianchi-Berthouze*, University College London, UK
   - *Felix Burkhardt*, Deutsche Telekom, Germany
   - *Carlos Busso*, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
   - *Antonio Camurri*, University of Genova, Italy
   - *George Caridakis*, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
   - *Ginevra Castellano*, University of Birmingham, UK
   - *Sidney D'Mello*, University of Memphis, USA
   - *Dirk Heylen*, University of Twente, The Netherlands
   - *Eva Hudlicka*, Psychometrix Associates, USA
   - *Irene Kotsia*, Queen Mary University London, UK
   - *Gary McKeown*, Queen's University Belfast, UK
   - *Louis-Philippe Morency*, University of Southern California, USA
   - *Anton Nijholt*, University of Twente, Netherlands
   - *Peter Robinson*, University of Cambridge, UK
   - *Albert Ali Salah*, Bogazici University, Turkey
   - *Stefan Steidl*, FAU, Germany
   - *Michel Valstar*, University of Nottingham, UK
   - *Dongrui Wu*, GE Global Research, USA
   - *Stefanos Zafeiriou*, Imperial College London, UK

Important Dates
  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
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
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


Dr. Hatice Gunes
Lecturer (Assistant Professor)
Queen Mary University of London
School of Electronic Eng. & Computer Science
Mile End Road, London E1 4NS U.K.
Phone: +44 20 7882 5349
Email: [log in to unmask]

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