| Category: ||E-CFP |
| Subject: ||Workshop at COOP'08 "Affective aspects of cooperative interactions" |
| From: || |
| Email: ||aussenac_(on)_irit.fr |
| Date received: ||01 Feb 2008 |
| Deadline: ||21 Mar 2008 |
| Start date: ||20 May 2008 |
COOP 2008 Conference http://www.coop08.org/
Call for Papers
of cooperative interactions
May 20th - French Riviera
Béatrice Cahour (CNRS IRIT/ENST Paris)
Alain Giboin (INRIA Sophia-Antipolis)
Stacy Marsella (USC / ISI Los Angeles)
Bernard Pavard (CNRS IRIT Toulouse)
Objectives and topics of the workshop
Affective states (such as emotions, moods, preferences.) have an
impact on the relation we build with a group we work with, with a
person we dialog with, or with a machine we interact with. They
can transform the way we cooperate with each of them, the way we
act together to perform a task, to make decisions, or to achieve
any other type of activity oriented towards a common objective
for which we need to coordinate our activities, and to
communicate. A growing body of research has demonstrated the
broad impact of affective states on different aspects of human
behavior, including decision taking, attention, judgments and
motivation. Of particular note, affective states are known to
strongly influence social interaction and have been described as
the `social glue that binds us together.'
This basic research argues that the design of cooperative systems
needs to be informed by empirical studies looking at the role of
emotions and affects in cooperative, as well as competitive,
situations. The goal of this workshop is to provide a forum in
which to present and discuss such empirical studies, or
cooperative systems based on this kind of studies.
The types of questions we will address are:
Which are the sources of the affective feelings in cooperative
situations? What aspects of cooperative situations, generate such
Which type of affects are interesting to study in cooperative
situations? Trust for instance seems to be important for
Which are the effects of these affects on the cooperative
situation ? How does it impact the group dynamics? How are the
processes of negotiation, decision-taking, problem solving,
creativity, etc, transformed by the lived affects?
How do we differentiate group affects and individual affects?
How can we understand and model emotional contagion and its role
What types of models describe these interactions between
affects and cooperative activity? What are the difficulties in
modeling these links?
Which kinds of "affective models" are relevant for the design
of cooperative systems (including groupware systems,
ontologies,.)? How can we add "affect-oriented" functionalities
to a cooperative system?
Which kinds of evaluation methods can we employ to assess
affect in cooperative interactions?
Of particular relevance to the workshop goals is work that
addresses these questions using
field studies on real-life situations (collaborative design,
negotiation, CSCL, CSCW, CSCA, agent-client interaction, social
experimental situations of cooperation,
evaluations of human-computer interactions focusing on the
users' affects and their consequences on the interaction.
The types of interactions being studied may include human direct
communication or mediated communication (virtual world,
videoconference, groupware.) that involve interactions at work,
in the classroom, or other social interactions, as well as
We invite contributions from researchers, practitioners, and
students, from social and human sciences (psychology, sociology,
ergonomics,.), organizational sciences, CSCW, and HCI, examining
any of the above (or related) topics, focused on the analysis of
the human cooperative processes or on the user-centred design of
Format of the workshop and format of papers
This one-day workshop will include 8 presentations of 25 mn, with
15 mn to discuss each talk, and a more extensive discussion at
the end of the day.
The authors will have to submit a 4-page paper (including
references) with a precise description of the study they will
present and of the observations concerning the links between
emotions and cooperation processes.
Authors are invited to use the submission template available on
the Website of the COOP'2008 Conference (http://www.coop08.org/).
Papers must be sent in PDF format to Béatrice Cahour
The accepted papers will be published in the Workshop Proceedings
edited by INRIA and will be made available on a web site. We also
anticipate publishing a special journal issue or edited book with
longer versions of the workshop papers.
March 21th, 2008: Submissions due of the 4-page paper
March 31th, 2008: Notification of acceptance (and advices for
April 25th, 2008: Camera-ready copy of the 4-page paper
May 20th, 2008: Workshop (1st day of the COOP conference)
Information about the COOP conference (Program Committee, place,
etc) is available on http://www.coop08.org/