[Elsnet-list] Call For Participation: Summer School on Affective Computing and Social Signal Processing

Steve Renals s.renals at ed.ac.uk
Mon May 17 15:46:12 CEST 2010


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First Summer School on Affective Computing and Social Signal Processing
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http://sspnet.eu/ACSSP10/


Informatics Forum, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

30 August - 1 September 2010 


Organised by:

Ruth Aylett (Heriot-Watt University, UK)
Ginevra Castellano (Queen Mary University of London, UK)
Steve Renals (University of Edinburgh, UK)

Supported by:

The Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA)
The HUMAINE Association
The EU FP7 SSPNet (Social Signal Processing Network) project
The EU FP7 LIREC (LIving with Robots and intEractive Companions) project



**Call for participation**

The First Summer School on Affective Computing and Social Signal Processing aims to provide a high quality forum for students and researchers active in affective computing and social signal processing worldwide. 

The school is focused on a series of topics of interest to researchers in the area of affect and social signals in human-computer and human-robot interaction.  Recognition and generation of affect and social signals will be addressed for the purpose of designing affect sensitive and socially interactive robots and virtual agents.  

The main objective of the school is to provide broad coverage of the state-of-the-art of the addressed topics. The school also aims to extend the network of researchers active in these topics and help new researchers and students meet people from different disciplines.

The school will run over three days. Each day will be dedicated to a specific topic, with lectures and tutorials provided by experts in the related field followed by presentations of work by students and researchers and poster sessions. 
The school will address the following main research areas:

- Affect and social signals recognition 

- Affective and social behaviour synthesis for social robots and virtual agents

- Closing the loop: models and applications 


Speakers:

Nadia Bianchi-Berthouze (University College London, UK)
Jonathan Gratch (University of Southern California, USA)
Ursula Hess (University of Quebec at Montreal, Canada)
Simon King (University of Edinburgh, UK)
Ana Paiva (Instituto Superior Tecnico Lisbon, Portugal)
Maja Pantic (Imperial College London, UK / University of Twente, The Netherlands)
Catherine Pelachaud (CNRS/TELECOM ParisTech, France)


Scientific committee:

Ruth Aylett (Heriot Watt University, UK) 
Nadia Bianchi-Berthouze (University College London, UK) 
Stephen  Brewster (University of Glasgow, UK) 
Antonio Camurri (University of Genoa, Italy) 
Ginevra Castellano (Queen Mary University of London, UK) 
Kerstin Dautenhahn (University of Hertfordshire, UK) 
Jonathan Gratch (University of Southern California, USA) 
Kostas Karpouzis (National Technical University of Athens, Greece) 
Jean-Claude Martin (LIMSI-CNRS, France) 
Peter W. McOwan (Queen Mary University of London, UK) 
Ana Paiva (Instituto Superior Tecnico Lisbon, Portugal) 
Maja Pantic (Imperial College, UK / University of Twente, The Netherlands) 
Catherine Pelachaud (CNRS/TELECOM ParisTech, France) 
Christopher Peters (Coventry University, UK) 
Steve Renals (University of Edinburgh, UK) 
Marc Schroeder (DFKI, Germany) 
Alessandro Vinciarelli (University of Glasgow, UK) 



**Registration**

The summer school is sponsored by SICSA and SSPNet, and a number of scholarships are available to research students and other junior researchers to attend the the summer school without paying fees.   

To apply for the summer school please fill in the form at the following link, including a 2-page CV and 1-page research statement:
http://sspnet.eu/acssp10-scholarship-application-form/

All applicants will be considered for SICSA/SSPNet scholarships.

Deadline for applications: 10 June 2010



**School fees**

£   0 SSPnet/SICSA scholarships (shared room for 4 nights)
£ 140 SSPnet/SICSA scholarships (with single room supplement, 4 nights)
£ 260 full price without accommodation
£ 400 full price (shared room for 4 nights)
£ 540 full price (with single room supplement, 4 nights)

For information about the provided accommodation, please see: http://www.fountaincourtapartments.com/eq2.html


Fees include:
- four nights accommodation at EQ2
- breakfasts, lunches, tea/coffee breaks, welcome reception, farewell dinner
- summer school materials

http://sspnet.eu/ACSSP10/




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