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Message 1: Workshop on Affective Dialogue Systems: ADS'04

Date: Fri, 02 Apr 2004 19:45:32 +0200
From: Wolfgang Minker <wolfgang.minkere-technik.uni-ulm.de>
Subject: Workshop on Affective Dialogue Systems: ADS'04

 Call for Participation


 Tutorial and Research Workshop

 on

 AFFECTIVE DIALOGUE SYSTEMS

 ADS'04

 June 14 through June 16, 2004

 http://www.sigmedia.org/ads04



INTRODUCTION

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,
2004.

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
welcome.

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 Andr�
Intelligent User Interfaces,
University of Augsburg, Germany
andreinformatik.uni-augsburg.de

Laila Dybkj�r
Natural Interactive Systems Laboratory,
University of Southern Denmark
lailanis.sdu.dk

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

Paul Heisterkamp
Dialogue Systems,
DaimlerChrysler AG, Germany
paul.heisterkampdaimlerchrysler.com

WORKSHOP THEMES

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
 expressions
 * 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

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME

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
Systems.

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.


INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

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
Bj�rn Granstr�m
Jon Gratch
Joakim Gustafson
Eli Hagen
Lisa Harper
Kia Hoeoek
David House
Ralf Kompe
Christine Lisetti
Jean-Claude Martin
Dominic Massaro
G�za N�meth
Elmar N�th
Ana Paiva
Catherine Pelachaud
Helmut Prendinger
Fiorella de Rosis
Alex Rudnicky
Marc Schroeder
Oliviero Stock
David Traum
Wolfgang Wahlster
Wayne Ward


REGISTRATION FEE

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
Late registration supplement (after April 15, 2004): 50 Euro

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


CONTACT INFORMATION

Comments on ADS'04 Workshop to: ads04nis.sdu.dk
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