Appel: WASSS'2013

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Wed Jan 23 07:58:39 UTC 2013

Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2013 11:43:49 +0100
From: Veronique Auberge <veronique.auberge at>
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         **** Workshop  on Affective Social Speech Signals ****



                           22-23 august 2013

                          1st call for papers

satellite of Interspeech 2013

The WASSSS workshop will take place at the University of Grenoble,
approximately 1.5 hour by train, bus or car from Lyon. It will be held
over 2 days: the Thursday and Friday before Interspeech.).

This workshop will provide a meeting place for the different communities
interested into why, how and when speech is used by humans for
signalling socio-affective functions. It will be dedicated to building
interdisciplinary research and cross-fertilization between the different
scientific communities All areas related to human communication are
concerned: language and speech computing, robotics or virtual agents, as
well as linguistics, phonetics, pragmatics, didactics, sociology,
psychology, neuropsychology, ethology, biology, etc. The organisation of
affect is complex – from low-level emotion automatic or reflexive
processing to higher cognitive levels , culture-dependent,
language-organized, controlled processing. Speech can signal some very
rich social and emotional cues, reflecting personality, social role, the
cultural/language specificities in all human interactions and more
broadly in human communication.

This workshop will be especially the place where “social emotions” will
be debated from different points of view, with different meanings
depending on the domain.

--- The intended contributions can be related, but not limited to:

- social emotions, social affect: theories or models, how and why

- social affect signals (e.g. expressions of automatic emotions and more
  social emotions, attitudes, intentions, mental states, cognitive
  processing, feelings...): corpus, description, annotation, etc

- the cultural contrast of affective social speech

- psychological/neuropsychological models and cues for social affect

- social and anthropological models for analysing affective processing
  and emotions expressions

- social affect in Human Machine Interaction and dialog

- multimodality of the social signals in face to face speech

- the place of social speech affect in L2 learning

- the challenge of social signals for robots and embodied virtual agents

- social affect in speech technologies: speech synthesis, recognition or

- speech social affect within personality, social rule and culture

- lexicon of social affect in  speech

- sentiment analysis/opinion mining in  speech

- etc

******* Important dates:

paper submission:   22 april 2103
acceptation notification: 17 june 2013
final submission:  22 july 2013
early registration: 27 june 2013
late registration: 20 july 2013

---- WASSS overlaps 1 day with SLPAT at the same place: it will be
possible to register WASSS together with SLPAT (decreased fees)

--- submission

Papers should be a maximum of 4 pages Interspeech format (see submission
guidelines on Interspeech site

Every paper will be reviewed by at least 2 members of the scientific
committee (extension of the program committee).
The workshop contributions be followed by a special publication of
selected papers.* *

*Program Commitee*

Aubergé V, LIG CNRS, Grenoble, France
Campbell N, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
Grandjean D., Swiss Center for Affective Sciences, Geneva, Switzerland
Mac K D, MICA, Hanoi, Vietnam
De Meo A, L2 Linguistics and Audio-Visual Center, Italy
de Moraes JA, UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Sagisaka Y, Waseda University, Japan
Wichman A, School of Literature, Language and International Studies,
    University of Central Lancashire, UK.
Pettorino M., L’Orientale University, Napoli, Italy
Rilliard A, LIMSI, Paris, France
Shochi T, Université Bordeaux, France
Tutin, A, Lidilem, Grenoble, France

*Organization Committee*

Aubergé V, LIG, Grenoble, France, *chair*
Adam Carole, LIG, Grenoble, France
Rossato Solange, LIG, Grenoble, France
Sasa Y., LIG, Grenoble, France
Vacher M, LIG, Grenoble, France
Vaufreydaz Dominique, INRIA/LIG, Grenoble, France
Antunes L., UFOP, Minais Gerais, Brazil
Rousset I., Lidilem, Grenoble France
Zampa V., Lidilem, Grenoble, France
Henrich N, Gipsa Lab, Grenoble, France
Lu Y, Gipsa Lab, Grenoble, France
Vallée N., Gipsa Lab, Grenoble, France

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