LINGUIST List 23.2608

Tue Jun 05 2012

Confs: Cognitive Science, Computational Ling, Psycholing/Germany

Editor for this issue: Xiyan Wang <>

Date: 05-Jun-2012
From: Michele Burigo <>
Subject: CITEC Summer School 2012: Verbal and Non-verbal Interaction
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CITEC Summer School 2012: Verbal and Non-verbal Interaction

Date: 27-Aug-2012 - 31-Aug-2012 Location: Bielefeld, Germany Contact: Claudia Muhl Contact Email: < click here to access email > Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Psycholinguistics

Meeting Description:

Humans, as well as animal, artificial, or human-virtual agents are continuously confronted with the problem of understanding.

What are the mechanisms that shape communicative behavior, what makes it so efficient in natural environments, and what are the keys for the improvement of it in artificial contexts?

Dialogue coordination (alignment) in normal and noisy environments, intention understanding (pragmatic and joint attention), non-verbal cues (gestures and facial expressions decoding), and asymmetric communication are some common challenges for interactive systems, and they require efficient verbal and non-verbal mechanisms.

The CITEC Summer School 2012 will focus on such mechanisms from the perspective of experimental psychology, computational modeling, gestures studies, animal communication and human-machine interactions, and will offer keynote lectures and discussions with world-renowned experts in these fields, along with hands-on tutorial streams for deepening and practicing theoretical notions and experimental skills.

The summer school will comprise morning lectures by invited speakers, as well as practical workshops in the afternoons. For these afternoon courses, you may select one from the following five streams: Stream 1: Development of joint action Stream 2: Gesture in communication Stream 3: Multi-modal data recording and analysis Stream 4: Verbal and non-verbal interaction in social neuroscience Stream 5: Distributed cognition and coordination in interaction

Keynote speakers:Martha Alibali | Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin - Madison, USAKerstin Dautenhahn | Adaptive Systems Research Group, University of Hartfordshire, United KingdomHiroshi Ishiguro | Department of Adaptive Machine Systems, Osaka University, JapanKatja Liebal | Cluster Languages of Emotion, FU Berlin, GermanyIvan Toni | Cognitive Psychology and Motor Cognition Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Application Deadline: June 20th, 2012

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