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Final CFP: ESSEM@ACII 2017: Workshop on Emotion and Sentiment in Social and Expressive Media (extended deadline: July 17)

From: Viviana Patti <patti@di.unito.it>
Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2017 10:23:23 +0200
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-------FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS *** EXTENDED DEADLINE July 17 *** -------


3rd International Workshop on Emotion and Sentiment in Social and 
Expressive Media (ESSEM 2017): User Engagement and Interaction


Co-located with the seventh International Conference on Affective 
Computing and Intelligent Interaction, ACII 2017 (http://acii2017.org/), 
San Antonio, TexasOctober 23, 2017

***Submission deadline extended to: July 17, 2017***

Keynote speakers:

- Georgios Yannakakis, Institute of Digital Games, Univ. of Malta, “Gold 
plating the standards of affect through games”

- Dirk Heylen, University of Twente, “A Sentimental Journal. Emotions in 
Daily Life”


- ESSEM 2017 is supported by: CELI Language Technology

- Workshop Proceedings will be published by IEEE Xplore (indexed by Scopus)

- Keynote speaker: Dirk Heylen, University of Twente


The role of emotional intelligence is increasing at fast speed in 
everyday computer-mediated interactions, thanks to the integration of 
more or less explicit affective elements in social networks, apps, 
virtual assistants, etc. Expressed through emojis, color, tags or 
speech, affect has become part of our relationships with computers, 
adding depth and involvement to them. The technical advancement of the 
available expressive means, from 3D to language technologies, is one of 
the key factors of this process.

ESSEM 2017 addresses the expression of emotions in many-to-many 
interaction and in one-to-one interaction as a tool for promoting, 
analysing and measuring user engagement. In particular, we are 
interested in tools and models that rely on NLP, acoustic and video 
analysis; theories and methods that bridge the expression of emotions 
from language to media are especially needed to overcome the limitations 
of language-specific and media-specific approaches.

ESSEM 2017 focuses on interaction as a testbed for the models and tools 
developed for social and expressive media. The ultimate goal is to 
devise socio-emotional strategies to foster user engagement. We 
encourage contributions on applications that specifically address the 
role of sentiment and emotions in the interactions that occur through 
social and expressive media, with a special focus on cultural heritage, 
artistic expression, education and entertainment (e.g., storytelling, 
artistic curation, audience development, games and edutainment). ESSEM 
aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners both from 
academia and industry. It wants to take an active part in growing a new 
field in terms of multidisciplinary research and to investigate open 
issues by cross-validating different approaches in emotion research.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

- Affect-related phenomena in social media

- Affect-related phenomena in expressive media

- Affect-related phenomena in the user's engagement process

- Subjectivity, sentiments and emotions in social & expressive media

- Affect and figurative language, stance or deception in social & 
expressive media

- Design of engaging agents

- 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

- Affect in interactive entertainment (drama, storytelling, games, etc.) 
and art (artistic curation, audience development, etc.)

- Applications of affective computing in multimodal interaction

- Applications of sentiment analysis and emotion detection in social & 
expressive media

*Important dates*

- July 17, 2017: Paper submission deadline (extended)

- July 28, 2017: Notification of acceptance

- August 16, 2017: Final manuscripts due (hard deadline)

- Workshop date: October 23, 2017

*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 2017 formatting 
guidelines: http://acii2017.org/submission

All papers should be electronically submitted in PDF format via the main 
conference platform:

https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/ACII2017(track ESSEM).

Workshop Proceedings will be published by IEEE Xplore.


Cristina Bosco, University of Torino, Italy

Erik Cambria, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Chloé Clavel, LTCI, Telecom-ParisTech, Paris-Saclay University, Paris, 

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

Andrea Bolioli, CELI, Italy

Zoraida Callejas, University of Granada, Spain

Lea Canales, Universitat d’Alacant, 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

Aditya Joshi IITB-Monash Research Academy, Mumbai, India

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, 

Rémi Ronfard, INRIA, France

Saif Mohammad, National Research Council, Canada

Björn Schuller, University of Passau, Germany, Imperial College London, UK

Candace Sidner, WPI, US

Mariët Theune, University of Twente, The Netherlands

Marko Tkalcic, Free University of Bozen, Italy

Serena Villata, INRIA Sophia Antipolis, France

Emilio Vivancos, UPV, Spain

Gualtiero Volpe, University of Genova, Italy

Enrico Zovato, Nuance Communications, USA

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Flyer: http://www.di.unito.it/~patti/essem17/CFP_ESSEM-flyer2017.pdf 

If have any enquiries/comments about the workshop or the submission 
procedure, please just contact us via email: essem4acii2017@gmail.com 

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