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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   CfP: Social Signals in Speech - Special Session@Interspeech2010
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Email:   k.p.truong_(on)_ewi.utwente.nl
Date received:   17 Mar 2010
Deadline:   30 Apr 2010
Start date:   26 Sep 2010

*** Our apologies if you receive multiple copies of this CFP *** ----------------------------- ----------------------------- Call for Papers Interspeech 2010 Special Session on Social Signals in Speech 26 - 30 September 2010 in Makuhari, Japan ----------------------------- The expressive functions of vocal behavior have been widely investigated and described in the literature. However, most of this research was limited to the investigation of affective states with the prototypical emotions such as anger, disgust, happiness, or the emotional dimensions of arousal and valence, receiving most of the focus. Other expressive dimensions, related to the signaling of social cues in interaction, have received far less attention. Among these expressive dimensions we consider signals of politeness or rudeness, familiarity, (dis-)agreement, rapport, dominance, etcetera, and also of social emotions including being angry at the interlocutor, love and liking, jealousy or flirting, etcetera. Unraveling the relation between vocal and social conversational phenomena is relevant for the understanding and automatic analysis of human social signals. As future applications, Embodied Conversational Agents (ECAs) and spoken dialogue systems can be developed which will be able to behave more human-like and will be able to recognize and display social interactional behavior. This special session aims to create a better understanding of how vocal behavior can be used to signal social cues in interaction. We intend to discuss state-of-the-art research on the relation between vocal behavior and social interaction, and we aim to raise discussions about fundamental issues and future challenges in this emerging domain of Social Signal Processing (SSP). We invite researchers to contribute to this special session on Social Signals in Speech, a multidisciplinary subject that lies on the interface of speech science, linguistics, social science, signal processing and technology. Topics may include (but are not limited to): The (automatic) analysis of social interaction, such as * Group-interaction dynamics * (Dis)-agreement * Politeness * Social status * Dominance * Empathy * Rapport * Friendliness * Flirting * Likeability/attractiveness * (Social) attitude * Interactional synchrony * Alignment * Social mimicry * Engagement * Subjectivity * Speaker role in relation to vocal behavior, such as * Prosody * Non-lexical vocalizations (e.g., laughter, crying) * Backchannels * Floor interaction * Turn-taking patterns * Pauses and silences * Interruptions * Speech rhythm * Voice quality Submission procedure -------------------- Papers (4 pages) for the Special Session on Social Signals in Speech will undergo the regular conference submission and review procedure. Please refer to the main conference website of Interspeech 2010 for full details: http://www.interspeech2010.org Upon submission, the Special Session on Social Signals in Speech will be available for selection. Presentation format will (most likely) be oral. Important dates -------------------- * Paper submission deadline: 30 April 2010 * Notification of acceptance/rejection: 2 July 2010 * Conference dates: 26-30 September 2010 Websites -------------------- * Main conference Interspeech 2010: http://www.interspeech2010.org * Special Session on Social Signals in Speech: http://www.cs.utwente.nl/~truongkp/is2010sssss.html * Social Signal Processing: http://sspnet.eu/ * Human Media Interaction, University of Twente: http://hmi.ewi.utwente.nl/ Session organisers -------------------- Khiet Truong and Dirk Heylen Human Media Interaction, University of Twente {k.p.truong, d.k.j.heylen}_(at)_ewi.utwente.nl _______________________________________________ Elsnet-list mailing list Elsnet-list_(at)_mailman.let.uu.nl http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list
 

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