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W3C Workshop on Emotion Markup Language

From: Catherine Pelachaud <catherine.pelachaud@telecom-paristech.fr>
Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2010 13:13:11 +0200
Message-ID: <4C6D11C7.5070401@telecom-paristech.fr>
To: www-multimodal@w3.org
*Call for Participation:
W3C Workshop on Emotion Markup Language *

*5-6 October 2010 *

*Hosted by Telecom ParisTech, Paris, France *


This W3C Workshop is taking place right before the Accounting for Social 
Variables in Human Computer Interaction Workshop linked to the European 
project SSPNet (Social Signal Processing Network) <http://sspnet.eu/>.

The W3C Emotion Markup Language (EmotionML) is a representation of 
emotions and emotion-related states for use in technology. It aims to 
strike a balance between practical applicability and scientific 
well-foundedness. The present draft of EmotionML can be found at:  

The workshop is aimed at receiving feedback from the community on the 
current EmotionML specification, with an emphasis on the following issues:

   * Is the current list of recommended vocabularies scientifically
     sound and defendable? Should descriptions be added, removed, or
     presented differently?
   * Does the specification have sufficient expressive power? Can it
     represent what people need to represent?
   * Is EmotionML easy enough to use, or should the syntax be changed
     somehow to avoid any confusions etc.?

In order to address these questions, it might be helpful to develop for 
each of the three above-mentioned application types a concrete, 
protoypical, use case scenario, on the basis of which the issues could 
be validated. Participants are encouraged to outline such use cases in 
their position papers as a basis for a common discussion during the 

Position papers and discussions at the workshop are expected to lead to 
an understanding whether revisions to the EmotionML specification are 
needed before the formal standardisation process continues.

All workshop attendees must submit *a position paper of 1 page (up to 5 
pages)*. Position papers will be the basis for the discussions at the 
workshop. They will be published on the workshop website; the authors of 
selected position papers will be invited to present their position paper 
at the workshop to foster discussion. Participation in the workshop is 
conditional upon acceptance of the position paper by the program committee.

*Important date:*

   * 30 august 2010: Deadline for position papers. Submit position
     papers to <team-emows-submit@w3.org <mailto:team-emows-submit@w3.org>>
   * 7 sept 2010: Acceptance notification and registration instructions
   * 15 sept 2010: Program and accepted position papers posted on the
     workshop website.
   * 20  sept 2010 : Deadline for registration.
   * 5-6 oct 2010 : workshop

*Workshop Organizing Committee:*

   * Marc Schröder, Editor of EmotionML in the W3C Multimodal
     Interaction Working Group (DFKI), <marc.schroeder@dfki.de
   * Catherine Pelachaud, Member of the W3C Multimodal Interaction
     Working Group (CNRS, Telecom ParisTech),
   * Deborah Dahl, Chair of the W3C Multimodal Interaction Working
     Group (W3C Invited Expert), <dahl@conversational-technologies.com
   * Kazuyuki Ashimura, Multimodal Interaction/Voice Browser Activity
     Lead (W3C), <ashimura@w3.org <mailto:ashimura@w3.org>>

     Venue and Schedule:

The workshop will be held at Institut Telecom Paristech, 37-39 rue 
Dareau   75014 Paris, France.

The workshop program will run from 9:00 am to 6 pm on both days, 5 and 6 
October 2010.

CNRS - LTCI UMR 5141  
Institut TELECOM - TELECOM ParisTech          
37 rue Dareau            
75014 Paris  FRANCE
tel: +33 (0)1 45 81 75 93
http://www.tsi.enst.fr/~pelachau   catherine.pelachaud@telecom-paristech.fr
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