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DEADLINE EXTENDED! CFP: ESSEM@AAMAS 2015 - Emotion and Sentiment in Social and Expressive Media

From: Viviana Patti <patti@di.unito.it>
Date: Mon, 09 Feb 2015 20:46:46 +0100
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NEWS! *** Submission DEADLINE EXTENDED to February 20, 2015 ***

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ESSEM@AAMAS 2015
2nd International Workshop on
Emotion and Sentiment in Social and Expressive Media:
opportunities and challenges for emotion-aware multiagent systems

Workshop website: http://di.unito.it/essem15

Co-located with AAMAS 2015 (http://www.aamas2015.com)
Workshop date: May 4 or 5, 2015, Istanbul, Turkey

Extended versions of the best papers presented at the workshop will
be published in a follow-on Issue of Springer's Cognitive Computation 
journal

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RATIONALE
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Emotions play a key role in the interactions that occur in a multi-agent 
system. Relevant perspectives include, on the one hand, research on 
architectures and cognitive models, which is concerned with the 
integration of emotional states into agents and the role of emotions in 
agent communication; on the other hand, research on techniques for 
sentiment analysis and opinion mining, devoted to automatic processing 
of affective information conveyed by spontaneous, multi-faceted user 
responses about shared contents.
The main goal of the workshop is to attain cross-fertilization between 
the two perspectives. While the former relies mainly on cognitively 
inspired agent models, the latter relies on the use of statistical and 
learning techniques supported by resources such as corpora and 
linguistic datasets. By proposing ESSEM15 as an AAMAS workshop, we 
intend to stimulate a tighter integration of agent-based paradigms with 
techniques for sentiment and opinion mining, which have raised a growing 
interest in a social web and big data perspective. We think that, since 
they typically involve interaction and feedback as part of their 
functioning, social and expressive media — ranging from online 
communities, blogs and fan-generated narratives to interactive art 
installations and digital-based performances — will provide an effective 
testbed for:

- integrating complementary aspects: emotion generation and detection, 
affect expression and reception;
- studying the role of affect in the generation of social behavior, and 
communicative behavior in particular.

As the paradigmatic situation, we envisage a range of applicative 
contexts that involve a ‘performance’ of some kind, targeted to some 
audience/user, and possibly an interactive one. The 
performance/reception paradigm, be it a live execution of an interactive 
score, a digitally mediated co-creation session or the contribution of a 
single user in a social forum, provides a conceptual framework for 
studying affect generation and detection in an integrated approach. 
Reception can take the form of immediate feedback, possibly regulated by 
a protocol, or of asynchronous response (such as tags and comments) 
conveyed through a plurality of media, against a background shaped by 
reputation and trust, intended as a relevant part of the audience value 
systems. Performance/reception becomes the common ground where the two 
communities meet in a set of tasks that range from managing the 
expressive aspects of performance (e.g. embodiment) and its interactive 
aspects (e.g. emergent behaviour) to analysing and measuring the 
reception by the audience/users, with linguistic levels ranging from 
text, music, image, acting, etc. to multimodality.
ESSEM 2015 follows the 1st edition of the workshop, held in Turin in 
2013: http://di.unito.it/essem. With about 40 registered attendees and a 
full-day program, the 2013 edition was an encouraging start for the 
ESSEM series.

TOPICS
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ESSEM aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners both from 
academy and industry. The workshop wants to take an active part in 
growing a new field in terms of multi-disciplinary research and to 
identify and investigate important open issues by cross-validating 
different approaches in emotion research. Therefore we encourage the 
submission of research papers from different areas: intelligent agents 
and multi/agent systems, natural language processing, affective 
computing, interactive multimodal systems semantic web. Topics of 
interest include but are not limited to:

- emotions in virtual agents
- emotion-aware multi agent systems
- subjectivity, sentiment and emotion detection in social & expressive media
- sentiment-based indexing, search and retrieval in social & expressive 
media
- emotion models and ontologies of emotions
- social simulation and emotions in cooperative MAS environments
- emotions and regulation of agent interaction
- emotions in cooperation and teamwork
- role of emotions in agent negotiation
- emotions in interactive entertainment (drama, storytelling, games, etc.)
- emotions in embodiment
- emotions and norms in agent societies
- emotions in multimodal agent interaction
- affective behavior
- agency and affect in natural language
- emotions in human-agent interaction and communication
- emotions and models of reputation and trust
- applications of sentiment analysis on social & expressive media

TIMEFRAME
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- ***(MOVED TO) February 20, 2015***: Paper submission deadline
- March 10, 2015: Notification of acceptance
- March 19, 2015: Final manuscripts due
- Workshop date: tba (May 4 or 5)

PAPER SUBMISSION INFORMATION
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All papers must represent original and unpublished work that is not 
currently under review. Papers will be evaluated according to their 
significance, originality, technical content, style, clarity, and 
relevance to the workshop. We welcome the following types of contributions:

- full research papers (up to 12-16 pages)
- work-in-progress or demonstrator papers (up to 6-8 pages)

All submissions must be written in English and must be formatted 
according to the information for LNCS Authors:
http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0.

Please submit your contributions electronically in PDF format to EasyChair:
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=essem2015

PROCEEDINGS
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Accepted papers will be included in the workshop proceedings published 
on-line by CEUR Workshop Proceedings (CEUR-WS.org), with ISSN.

At least one author of each accepted paper is expected to attend the 
workshop to present the paper and should then register to the conference 
with a workshop fee.

NEW! Extended versions of the best papers presented at the workshop will 
be published in a follow-on Issue of Springer's Cognitive Computation 
journal (URL: http://www.springer.com/biomed/neuroscience/journal/12559).

Following up the first workshop on Emotion and Sentiment in Social and 
Expressive Media (ESSEM@AI*IA2013), submissions were invited for an 
Elsevier Information Processing & Management special issue on Emotion 
and Sentiment in Social and Expressive Media: http://sentic.net/essem/.

PROGRAM CHAIRS AND ORGANIZERS
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Cristina Bosco, University of Torino, Italy
Erik Cambria, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Rossana Damiano, University of Torino, Italy
Viviana Patti, University of Torino, Italy
Paolo Rosso, Technical University of Valencia, Spain

PUBLICITY CHAIR
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Cristina Battaglino, University of Torino, Italy
email: battagli@di.unito.it

PROGRAM COMMITTEE
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Alexandra Balahur, European Commission Joint Research Centre, Italy
Cristina Battaglino, University of Torino, Italy
Andrea Bolioli, CELI, Italy
Paula Carvalho, University of Lisbon, Faculty of Sciences, LASIGE, Portugal
Marc Cavazza, Teesside University, UK
Chloé Clavel, Telecom-ParisTech, France
Morena    Danieli, University of Trento, Italy
Dipankar Das, Jadavpur University, India
Mehdi Dastani, Utrecht University, the Netherlands
Berardina Nadja De Carolis, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy
Elisabetta Fersini, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Giancarlo Fortino, University of Calabria, Italy
Carlos A. Iglesias, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Anup Kalia, North Carolina State University, Releigh, USA
Iolanda    Leite, Yale University, USA
Emiliano Lorini, IRIT-CNRS, Toulouse, France
Viviana    Mascardi, University of Genova, Italy
Alessandro Moschitti, University of Trento, Italy
Malvina    Nissim, University of Groningen, the Netherlands
Nicole Novielli, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy
Antonio    Origlia, University of Naples "Federico II", Italy
Roberto Paredes, Technical University of Valencia, Spain
Paolo Petta, Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence, 
Austria
Daniele Radicioni, University of Torino, Italy
Francisco Rangel, Autoritas Consulting, Spain
Hassan    Saif, The Open University - Knowledge Media Institute, UK
Bjoern Schuller, University of Passau / Imperial College London, Germany 
/ UK
Giovanni Semeraro, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy
Michael    Thelwall, University of Wolverhampton, UK
Marko Tkalcic, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Emilio Vivancos, Technical University of Valencia, Spain
Gualtiero Volpe, University of Genova, Italy
Enrico Zovato, Nuance Communications, USA

SPONSORS
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The ESSEM 2015 workshop is under the auspices of:

- CELI: http://www.celi.it/en/
- CIRMA: http://www.cirma.unito.it/eng/
- WIQ-EI - Web Information Quality Evaluation Initiative

CONTACT
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If you have any questions regarding the workshop please send us an 
e-mail to: essem2015@easychair.org

Workshop web site: http://di.unito.it/essem15

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