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Call for Papers:

First International Workshop on Emotion for Sociable Agents

on October 28, 2014

in conjunction with HAI 2014

in Tsukuba, Japan


Dear Colleagues,
We would like to cordially invite you and your co-workers to the
Workshop on „Emotion for Sociable Agents“ at HAI 2014.

With best regards,
the organizers
(Christian Becker-Asano, Oliver Damm, Helmut Prendinger)

Workshop URL and Program:

Please contact us at: [log in to unmask]



September 1, 2014, 23:59 PST - Paper submission deadline
September 15, 2014 - Notification of acceptance
September 26, 2014 - Camera ready submission
October 28, 2014 - See you in Tsukuba


Workshop description:

In our aim to build soft- and hardware agents that are to appear
intelligent and to interact seamlessly with humans we must not neglect
the importance of emotions in social interaction. In human interaction,
emotions can influence both motivation and conversational content. It is
assumed that this is also true for human-agent interaction because
social signals (like emotional expressions) produced by computational
agents are processed in a similar manner as signals which are produced
by humans. Therefore, artificial emotions are used in human-agent
interaction (HAI) for several purposes. First of all, artificial
emotions allow an embodied agent to react in a more believable and
natural manner. Furthermore, simulated emotions can serve as a control
mechanism and can be useful to provide feedback to the user about the
agent’s internal states.

During the last years the research community has seen a great increase
in the number of robotic and virtual agents that express and perceive
emotions and, thus, interact in a more human-like and intuitive manner.
These socially interactive agents are used for different purposes, e.g.
as toys, as educational tools, or as research platforms. Therefore, this
half-day workshop will serve as a forum for presentations related to
affective computing, virtual humans, and social robotics. Research on
emotion encompasses a multitude of subtopics that are of interest to
this workshop and we open up a platform to discuss different
interdisciplinary perspectives on the role that emotions play in making
artificial agents sociable.

Topics of interested to this workshop include, but are not limited to:

* aesthetical design of emotional displays
* recognizing users’ emotions
* multimodal emotional expressions by agents
* emotions in the (long-term) interaction with agents
* modelling emotions for agents
* dynamics of emotional agent interaction
* emotions in the intercultural contexts
* modeling emotions in groups
* acceptance of emotional agents
* methods to research emotional agents
* complexity of computational emotion modelling


Emotion for Sociable Agents 2014
(C. Becker-Asano, O. Damm, H. Prendinger)

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