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The First International Workshop on ENgagement in HumaN Computer
IntEraction (ENHANCE 2015)http://enhance2015.isir.upmc.fr/

@ the 6th Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII 2015)


Research in the field of Human-Computer Interaction is taking an ascending
curve in the conception of machines, like robots or virtual agents, endowed
with social and emotional intelligence. Conceiving social robots or agents
means that they should be able to interact naturally with humans. Thus,
they should be equipped with capabilities that enable them to understand
the user’s actions, behaviours, and mental and emotional states just like a
human naturally does. Engagement is an important aspect to be considered in
the design of such machines. However, despite the growing number of papers
on it, rigorous definitions of engagement compatible with computational
models are still needed.

The ENHANCE workshop focuses on engagement modeling and recognition. It
will cover theory, computational models, algorithms and techniques for the
automatic analysis of engagement in human-human and human-machine in dyadic
and multiparty interaction scenarios. This workshop addresses, for example,
the following research questions: How to establish a generally accepted
definition of engagement? How to take into account context in engagement
models? How to engage more than one user at a time? What are the minimal
sets of non-verbal features that are needed to perform an accurate
recognition of engagement? How to establish a general model of engagement
that takes into account all the components of engagement?


We encourage papers and demos addressing, but not limited to, the following
research topics:

- Theoretical approaches to engagement in human machine interaction
- Analysis of non-verbal behaviour relevant to engagement recognition
- Analysis of physiological signals for engagement recognition
- Audio/visual/physiological fusion for engagement recognition
- Engagement modelling in multi-party interactions
- Context-aware engagement recognition systems


Submissions should follow the IEEE conference paper format.

Submissions should include: title, author(s), affiliation(s), e-mail
tel/fax number(s), and postal address(es).

The papers have to be submitted at the following link

Both accepted papers and demos will be presented at the workshop as oral
presentation or in a demo session. All the accepted papers will be
published as part of the main ACII 2015 conference proceedings. Authors of
accepted contributions will be required to submit a camera ready version.
At least one author for each accepted paper or demo is required to attend
the workshop to present the work.

All the contributions will be subject to a peer-review by at least three
reviewers from the Program Committee.


June 10 2015, Submission deadline

July 10 2015, Notification of acceptance

July 22, 2015 Camera ready version due to electronic form

September 21, 2015 ENHANCE Workshop


Mohamed Chetouani,
Institute for Intelligent Systems and Robotics,
University Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris, France
(mohamed.chetouani at upmc.fr)

Hanan Salam,
Institute for Intelligent Systems and Robotics,
University Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris, France
(salam at isir.umpc.fr)

Giovanna Varni,
Institute for Intelligent Systems and Robotics,
University Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris, France
(varni at isir.upmc.fr)

Salvatore Anzalone,
Institute for Intelligent Systems and Robotics,
University Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris, France
(anzalone at isir.upmc.fr)

Ginevra Castellano,
Department of Information Technology
Uppsala University, Sweden
(ginevra.castellano at it.uu.se)

Catherine Pelachaud,
Telecom ParisTech, Paris, France
(catherine.pelachaud at telecom-paristech.fr)


This workshop is partially supported by the Laboratory of Excellence SMART (
http://www.smart-labex.fr) and the A1:1 project.

Hanan SALAM, Phd
Université de Pierre et Marie Curie
Institut des Systèmes Intelligents et de Robotique (ISIR)

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