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CFP ESSEM 2019: Emotion and Sentiment in Social and Expressive Media (Workshop ACII)

From: Viviana Patti <patti@di.unito.it>
Date: Wed, 15 May 2019 13:52:43 +0200
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----------------CALL FOR PAPERS------------------------------------

4th International Workshop on 
Emotion and Sentiment in Social and Expressive Media (ESSEM 2019): 
Media and Arts for Inclusive, Fair and Reflective Societies

http://di.unito.it/essem19 <http://di.unito.it/essem19>  

Co-located with the 8th International Conference on Affective Computing & Intelligent Interaction
(ACII 2019), Cambridge, UK

September 3, 2019

***Submission deadline: June 15, 2019***

Keynote speaker: Steve Benford (The University of Nottingham)


The advent of social media has brought about new paradigms of interaction fostering first-person engagement and crowdsourced contents: the subjective dimension moves to the foreground, opening the way to the emergence of an affective component within a dynamic corpus of digitized contents created and enriched by the users. Expressive media, which play a key role in fields related to creativity, gather multimedia contents into online social environments, by joining the social dimension with the aims of artistic creation and self-expression. Social and expressive media generate – in a continuous loop of interaction between online environments and the community of users based in the society – new digitized contents, including spontaneous, multi-faceted and unstructured user emotional responses. This advocates new types of processing of affective and subjective information, as a basis for developing applications that specifically address the role of sentiment and emotions in social and expressive media interactions, with a focus on education, health, cultural heritage, artistic expression, and entertainment (e.g., storytelling, artistic curation, audience development, games and edutainment). 
Supporting an inclusive, fair and reflective society is the novel focus of ESSEM with respect to the previous editions, for encouraging  the discussion of implications of using social and expressive media for applications. In particular, we are interested in the reflection brought about by media and arts, as forms of emotional communication for building narratives and counternarratives too, about the changes and conflicts occurring in society: models and methods to detect, measure and study social phenomena in media though affect; artistic expression as a way to reverberate collective sentiment and promote awareness of ongoing transformations. Therefore, a major focus will be given to models and applications that can impact on monitoring, analyzing inequalities and on supporting the implementation of countermeasures to foster inclusion and fairness. Inequalities are indeed an increasingly spreading phenomena in combination with the pervasivity of social media, which may play a (dramatical) key role with respect to exclusion of youngers (cyberbullying), women (misogyny), and immigrants (hate speech), just to cite few related challenges for the ESSEM community. 
Topics include, but are not limited to:

- Affect-related phenomena in social media
	- Subjectivity, sentiments and emotions in social media
	- Affect and figurative language, stance or deception in social media  
	- Moral emotions (e.g. contempt, anger and disgust) in conflictual social interactions
	- Emotions beyond stereotypes and prejudice
	- Affect and abusive language detection
	- Affect and hate speech detection 
	- Affect and stance detection
	- Affect and rumour analysis
- Affect-related phenomena in expressive media
	- Affective modeling of the audience
	- Affect in reviews and critical reception
	- Affective models for interactive performance and entertainment 
	- Affective models for curation and audience development
	- Emotions in storytelling and drama
	- Affect-related phenomena in interaction
- Socio-emotional strategies for user engagement
	- User engagement in human-human and human-agent interactions using NLP &  audio-video analysis
	- Grounding affect in conversational context  
	- Affect and regulation of human-agent interaction
	- Affect and emotions in embodiment 
- Applications: 
	- Applications of affective computing in multimodal interaction
	- Applications of sentiment analysis and emotion detection in social & expressive media
	- Applications of sentiment and emotion analysis in implementing countermeasures to foster inclusion and fairness
	- Applications of sentiment and emotion analysis to fight misogyny, cyberbullying, homophobia, xenophobia.

*Important dates*

- June 15, 2019: Paper submission deadline
- June 28, 2019: Notification of acceptance
- July 12, 2019: Final manuscripts due (hard deadline for all workshops)
- Workshop date: September 3, 2019

*Paper submission* 

Standard research papers should be a maximum of 6 pages long. We also encourage submission of short research papers (including opinion statements) of maximum 3 pages long.
Submissions must be anonymous and follow the ACII 2019 formatting guidelines: http://acii-conf.org/2019/submission <http://acii-conf.org/2019/submission>  

All papers should be electronically submitted in PDF format via the main conference platform:       
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=acii2019 <https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=acii2019>  (track ESSEM).

Workshop Proceedings will be submitted for inclusion in IEEE Xplore.


Cristina Bosco, University of Torino, Italy
Erik Cambria, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Chloé Clavel, LTCI, Telecom-ParisTech, Paris-Saclay University, Paris, France
Rossana Damiano, University of Torino, Italy
Viviana Patti, University of Torino, Italy
Paolo Rosso, Technical University of Valencia, Spain

*Programme Committee*
Alexandra Balahur, European Commission Joint Research Centre
Zoraida Callejas, University of Granada, Spain
Paula Carvalho, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Marc Cavazza, Teesside University, UK
Antonio Chella, University of Palermo, Italy
Giuseppe Riccardi, University of Trento, Italy
Dipankar Das, Jadavpur University, India
Berardina Nadja De Carolis, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy
Guillaume Dubuisson-Duplessis, Telecom-ParisTech, Paris-Saclay University, France
Elisabetta Fersini, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Dirk Heylen, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Carlos A. Iglesias, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Emiliano Lorini, IRIT-CNRS, Toulouse, France
Alessandro Moschitti, University of Trento, Italy
Malvina Nissim, University of Groningen, the Netherlands
Nicole Novielli, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy
Magalie Ochs, LSIS, University of Aix Marseille, France
Paolo Petta, Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Austria
Saif Mohammad, National Research Council, Canada
Marko Tkalcic, Free University of Bozen, Italy
Serena Villata, INRIA Sophia Antipolis, France
Gualtiero Volpe, University of Genova, Italy
Georgios Yannakakis, Institute of Digital Games, University of Malta
Enrico Zovato, Nuance Communications, USA

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If have any enquiries/comments about the workshop or the submission procedure, please just contact us via email: essem4acii2019@gmail.com <mailto:essem4acii2019@gmail.com>
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