[Elsnet-list] Call for Participation - Workshop on Affective Dialogue Systems: ADS'04

Wolfgang Minker wolfgang.minker at e-technik.uni-ulm.de
Fri Apr 23 08:59:21 CEST 2004


                            Call for Participation

                     Tutorial and Research Workshop


                       AFFECTIVE DIALOGUE SYSTEMS


                       June 14 through June 16, 2004



Dear Colleagues,

It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in this Tutorial and
Research Workshop on AFFECTIVE DIALOGUE SYSTEMS (ADS04), which will be
held at the Kloster Irsee in southern Germany from June 14 to June 16,

After two successful ISCA Tutorial and Research Workshops on
Multimodal Dialogue Systems at Kloster Irsee, Germany in 1999 and
2002, a discussion of the latest developments in the area of affective
multimodal dialogue systems now seems timely.

The workshop will focus on the role of affect and emotion in dialogue
including e.g. design issues, applications, evaluation and tools. It
will provide a forum for the presentation of research and applications
and for lively discussions among researchers as well as
industrialists. Prototype and product demonstrations will be very

ADS04 is organised as a collaboration between the Universities of
Augsburg, Ulm and Southern Denmark and DaimlerChrysler Research and
Technology.  We welcome you to the workshop.

Elisabeth André
Intelligent User Interfaces,
University of Augsburg, Germany
andre at informatik.uni-augsburg.de

Laila Dybkjær
Natural Interactive Systems Laboratory,
University of Southern Denmark
laila at nis.sdu.dk

Wolfgang Minker
Department of Information Technology
University of Ulm, Germany
wolfgang.minker at e-technik.uni-ulm.de

Paul Heisterkamp
Dialogue Systems,
DaimlerChrysler AG, Germany
paul.heisterkamp at daimlerchrysler.com


Papers may discuss theories, applications, evaluation, limitations,
general tools and techniques. Discussion papers that critically
evaluate approaches or processing strategies and prototype
demonstrations are especially welcome.

  * Recognition of emotions from speech, gestures and facial
  * Expression of emotions via speech, gestures and facial expressions
  * Emotional speech synthesis
  * Frustration detection in multimodal dialogue systems
  * Virtual agents exploiting affect for better interaction
  * Animated agents provoking human empathy
  * Modelling emotional agents
  * Emotion and cognition
  * Affective user modelling
  * Emotion-based reasoning capabilities for coordination, conflict
    description and problem solving
  * Emotional databases and corpora
  * Evaluation strategies and paradigms for affective interaction


The format of the workshop will be a non-overlapping mixture of oral
and poster sessions. A number of tutorial lectures will be given by
internationally recognised experts from the area of Affective Dialogue

All poster sessions will be opened by an oral summary by the session
chair. A number of poster sessions will be succeeded by a discussion
session focussing on the subject of the session. It is our belief that
this general format will ensure a lively and valuable workshop.

The organisers would like to encourage researchers and industrialists
to take the opportunity to bring their applications as well as their
demonstrator prototypes and design tools for demonstration to the
workshop. If sufficient interest is shown, a special
demonstrator/poster session will be organised and followed by a
discussion session.

The official language of the workshop is English. At the opening of
the workshop hardcopies of the proceedings, published in the LNCS/LNAI
Series by Springer Verlag, will be available.


The Scientific Committee consists of the following group of
internationally recognised researchers:

Jan Alexandersson
Niels Ole Bernsen
Dirk Buehler
Cristina Conati
Janet Cahn
Piero Cosi
Klaus Dorfmueller-Ulhaas
Ellen Douglas-Cowie
Silke Goronzy
Jim Glass
Björn Granström
Jon Gratch
Joakim Gustafson
Eli Hagen
Lisa Harper
Kia Hoeoek
David House
Ralf Kompe
Christine Lisetti
Jean-Claude Martin
Dominic Massaro
Géza Németh
Elmar Nöth
Ana Paiva
Catherine Pelachaud
Helmut Prendinger
Fiorella de Rosis
Alex Rudnicky
Marc Schroeder
Oliviero Stock
David Traum
Wolfgang Wahlster
Wayne Ward


The fee for the workshop, including Springer LNAI Conference
Proceedings, full board from Monday lunch, June 14 to Wednesday lunch,
June 16, is as follows

Standard: 750 Euro
ACL, ISCA, GI Member or Student: 700 Euro
ACL, ISCA, GI Member and Student: 650 Euro

Attendees who are willing to share a double room can deduct 50 Euro from
the above fees.


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