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Ginevra Castellano <[log in to unmask]>
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Workshop on Social Learning and Multimodal Interaction for Designing Artificial Agents
Tokyo, Japan - November 12-16, 2016
In conjunction with ICMI 2016

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- August 28th, 2016: Workshop submission deadline
- September 28th, 2016: Workshop acceptance notification
- October 8th, 2016: Workshop camera ready
- November 16th, 2016: Workshop day

To go beyond scripted and artificial interaction, social agents should be able to learn with or from humans. Such complex skills emerge from a complete understanding of the inner mechanisms of social interactions, in particular on the awareness of the user's actions, behaviours, and mental and emotional states and on the coherent production of multimodal, verbal and non-verbal communication skills in a human-like manner.

In recent years, advances on this field contributed to the development of several kinds of agents able to face a broad range of social situations: human aware robot partners in industries, companion agents for children or for elderly people, social robots in public or in personal spaces, virtual avatars as educational tools at school and so on. Such experiences shown how this domain cannot be solely approached from a pure engineering perspective: human sciences, social sciences, developmental sciences, play a primary role on the development and the enhancement of social interaction skills for artificial agents.

The results achieved by researchers are particularly important to allow na´ve people to interact in their everyday life with naturally communicative agents. This is impacting markets opening new social and economic opportunities for industries.

The scope of this workshop is to present rigorous scientific and philosophical advances on social learning and multimodal interaction for social agents, welcoming contributes on both theoretical aspects as well as on practical application, fostering interdisciplinary collaboration between researchers on the domain as well as with industrial partners.

Topics of interest:
* Theoretical and practical approaches to social learning with agents
* Verbal, non-verbal communication and backchannels
* Natural language processing and dialogue systems for social robots
* Personality, emotions and agents
* Joint actions, coordination and imitation
* Timing, synchrony and coordination and learning dynamics
* Human-robot interaction measures and interaction efficiency metrics
* Engagement, acceptability, likeability and perceived intelligence
* Context aware social interaction
* Multi-party interaction
* Use of multimodal sensors for human intent estimation in the wild
* Curiosity-driven learning

Catherine Pelachaud - CNRS-LTCI, Telecom-ParisTech, Paris, Fr
Louis-Philippe Morency - Carnegie Mellon University, USA


Authors are invited to contribute with papers limited to 6 pages. All submissions should be anonymous and according to the specifications of the ICMI 2016 ( 6/index.php?id=authors).
- Full six-page paper submissions will be selected for either an oral presentation or a poster presentation.
- Two-page poster abstract submissions will be selected to encourage discussion.
The posters will have a 1 minute "teaser" presentation.

Submissions are due on 08/28/2016.
Send your paper to [log in to unmask] with the title [ICMI16 Workshop: Designing Artificial Agents]. The workshop proceedings will be published on the ACM digital library after the conference.

All contributions will be subjected to blind peer review by a minimum of two independent experts in the field.
Notifications will be issued on 09/28/2016.


* Mohamed Chetouani (ISIR-UPMC, Fr)
* Salvatore Anzalone (ISIR-UPMC, Fr)
* Giovanna Varni (ISIR-UPMC, Fr)
* Isabelle Hupont (ISIR-UPMC, Fr)
* Gentiane Venture (TUAT, Jp)
* Ginevra Castellano (Uppsala University, Se)
* Angelica Lim (SoftBank Robotics Europe, Fr)

Sofiane Boucenna, ETIS laboratory ENSEA/UCP/CNRS Cergy-Pontoise, Fr
Justine Cassell, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Mathieu Chollet, USC Institute for Creative Technologies, USA
ChloÚ Clavel, CNRS-LTCI, Telecom-ParisTech, UniversitÚ Paris-Saclay, Fr
Alberto Finzi, UniversitÓ degli Studi di Napoli "Federico II", It
Beata J. Grzyb, Radboud University, Nl
Sooyeon Jeong, MIT Media Lab, USA
Radoslaw Niewiadomski, University of Genoa, It


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Dr. Ginevra Castellano, Docent
Associate Senior Lecturer in Intelligent Interactive Systems
Department of Information Technology
Uppsala University
Box 337, 751 05 Uppsala, Sweden

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