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please consider submitting to the workshop below and forward this call for
paper to colleagues.


Jean-Claude MARTIN & Catherine PELACHAUD

-----------------------------CALL FOR PAPERS

Workshop on Social Affective Multimodal Interaction for Health (SAMIH)
 -Virtual conference -

Workshop webpage:

Workshop papers or abstract due:
**new deadline : 23 August, 2020.**

Hiroki Tanaka (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)
Satoshi Nakamura (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)
Jean-Claude Martin (CNRS-LIMSI, France)
Catherine Pelachaud (CNRS-ISIR, Sorbonne University, France)

Workshop description:
Social Skill Training is often used in the multimodal Interaction research
community as an umbrella term for systems that aim at training social
skills: managing appropriately verbal and nonverbal behaviors when
interacting with one or more persons, in relation with various
communicative functions such as turn taking and emotions.
People with social affective deficits have difficulties controlling their
own social behavior and also suffer from interpreting others’ social
behavior. Behavioral therapy (eg with a clinician) and Social Skill
Training (SST) are used in medical settings. Patients are trained with a
coach to experience social interaction and to reduce social stress. SST
includes a role-play of a simulation of actual situations. In addition to
behavioral training, cognitive therapy and motivational interviewing are
also useful to better understand and train social-affective interaction.
All these methods are effective but expensive and difficult to access.
This workshop is looking for works describing how interactive, multimodal
technology such as virtual agents can be used in social skills training for
measuring and training social-affective interactions. Sensing technology
now enables analyzing user’s behaviors and physiological signals
(heart-rate, EEG, etc). Various signal processing and machine learning
methods can be used for such prediction tasks. Beyond sensing, it is also
important to analyze human behaviors and model and implement training
methods (e.g. by virtual agents, social robots, relevant scenarios, design
appropriate and personalized feedback about social skills performance).
Such social signal processing and tools can be applied to measure and
reduce social stress in everyday situations, including public speaking at
schools and workplaces. Target populations include depression, Social
Anxiety Disorder (SAD), Schizophrenia, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), but
also a much larger group of different social pathological phenomena.
In this workshop, we invite participants from academia, industry or
clinical settings to present and discuss social-affective design of
multimodal training for health.

Call for papers:
The following keywords describe the topics of the workshop.
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Motivational interview
- Social skills training:
Social signal processing, Affective computing, Physiological signal
processing, Virtual agents, Social robotics
All accepted workshop papers will be printed in an adjunct proceedings of
ICMI. The workshop organizers will oversee the review process for their
workshops. In order to allow a multidisciplinary setup, it will be possible
to accept short paper (4 pages + reference) and abstracts (1 page). We
believe this will enable us to have participation from disciplines who
traditionally do not submit full papers to conferences or workshops. We
will ask possible external reviewers in addition to internal reviewers.
The adjunct of ICMI2020 proceedings will be published as scheduled.

The organisers of the workshop are considering guest editing a journal
special issue on the topic of the workshop to which the authors of selected
articles will be invited to submit extended versions of their workshop
article.  This will be confirmed after the workshop.

Important dates:
Workshop papers or abstract due: **new deadline : 23 August, 2020.**
Notification of acceptance: 4 September, 2020.
Camera-ready paper: 15 September, 2020.
Workshop date: 29 October 2020.


Jean-Claude MARTIN

Professor of Computer Science at Paris-South 11 University - IUT d'Orsay
Head of the Group "Cognition, Perception and Usability" at LIMSI-CNRS

Editor-in-Chief of the Springer Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces
(JMUI): IF(2015) = 1.017

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