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Beatrice Biancardi <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 25 May 2021 14:53:27 +0200
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Dear Colleagues,

We invite you to submit a paper to our workshop @ICMI 2021. Please see the call below.

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CATS2021: International Workshop on Corpora And Tools for Social skills annotation
Web page: https://sites.google.com/view/cats2021workshop/home 

IMPORTANT DATES: 
    •Submission deadline: July 20, 2021
    •Notification to authors: August 7, 2021
    •Camera-ready: end of August 2021

MOTIVATION
This Workshop aims at stimulating multi-disciplinary discussions about the challenges related to corpus creation and annotation for social skills behavior analysis. Contributions from computational, psychological and psychometrics perspectives, as well as applications including platforms to share corpora and annotations, are welcomed. 
The main challenges related to corpus creation include the choice of the best setup and sensors, finding a trade-off between eliciting natural interactions, limiting invasiveness and collecting precise information. The second issue in this context regards the process of annotation. The choice of the type of annotators (experts vs. nonexperts), the type of annotations (automatic vs. manual, continue vs. discrete), the temporal segmentation (windowed vs. holistic) is crucial for a correct measure of the phenomenon of interest and getting significant results.
The topics of CATS2021 will have a strong impact on researchers and stakeholders across different disciplines, such as Computer Science, Social Signal Processing, Psychology, Statistics. Leveraging the opportunities offered by such a multidisciplinary environment, the participants could enrich their perspective, strengthen their practices and methodologies and draw together a research roadmap tackling the discussed challenges, which might be taken up in future collaborations.


Topics centered around the challenges related to social skills annotation of multi-modal behavior analysis, in the context of human-human, human-agent or human-robot interaction, including but not limited to:
  •New multi-modal corpora for studying social skills
  •Review of existing work about social skills analysis
  •Novel techniques to extract and annotate verbal and nonverbal behavior
  •Annotation of subjective constructs related to social skills
  •Annotation Tools
  •Integration of existing corpora with annotations for social skills analysis
  •Annotation schemes
  •Data transformation and manipulation
  •Data representation
  •Platforms for storing and sharing corpora

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
We invite submissions of long papers (up to 8 pages + references) and short papers (up to 4 pages + references) formatted according to ICMI guidelines. 
To submit to the workshop, please upload your paper to our EasyChair submission website here: https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=cats2021 
Please note that submissions are double-blind so all information giving away who the authors are must be eliminated from the submitted paper.
Proceedings will be published as adjunct proceedings to the 23nd ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction.

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS
  •Daniel Gatica-Perez (Idiap, EPFL, Lausanne)
  •Laura Cabrera-Quiròs (Costa Rican Institute of Technology)
  •Tobias Baur (Augsburg University)

ORGANIZERS
  •Beatrice Biancardi, LTCI, Télécom Paris, France ([log in to unmask])
  •Eleonora Ceccaldi, University of Genoa, Italy
  •Chloé Clavel, LTCI, Télécom Paris, France
  •Mathieu Chollet, IMT Atlantique, France
  •Tanvi Dinkar, LTCI, Télécom Paris, France


-- 
Beatrice Biancardi, PhD
Équipe Signal, Statistique et Apprentissage (S2A)
LTCI, Télécom Paris, Institut Polytechnique de Paris, France
https://sites.google.com/view/beatricebiancardi/

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