Paper submission deadline 8 July 2015
Notification of acceptance 20 July 2015
Camera ready papers due 24 July 2015
Original submissions can be up to 6 pages in length and should follow the IEEE format of the main conference (cf.http://www.acii2015.org/Paper%20Submission.html for templates and instructions).
Please submit via easychair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=wasa20151
The Workshop on Automatic Sentiment Analysis (WASA) workshop series is the premier international forum for research on technologies for analysis of human sentiment, and empathic and social behaviour observed in the wild. Machine analysis of human sentiment in response to multimedia content (movie trailers, product adverts, etc.) by people in the wild, and automatic estimation of sentiment, rapport and empathy shown by people involved in unscripted face-to-face or computer-mediated interaction, is of utmost importance for research on next-generation computing and multimedia including affective multimodal interfaces, interactive multi-party games, user-centric healthcare and online services, automatic market research analysis, etc. This research topic – arguably being the most intriguing and researched topic within the fields of Affective Computing and Social Signal Processing – has witnessed a surge of interest in the past couple of years and is progressing rapidly with new or pending applications in intelligent HCI, psychology, politics, and entertainment technology, among other domains. With these advances come new conceptual and methodological challenges. The workshop will present cutting-edge research and new challenges in automatic analysis of human sentiment and empathy and its applications in an interdisciplinary forum of computer and behavioral scientists. It is aimed towards bringing together scientists from a wide range of theoretical and application areas whose work impacts machine analysis of sentiment, empathy, and social interactions. The goal is to facilitate a truly interdisciplinary, fruitful discussion on machine analysis of human sentiment, empathic and social behavior between experts, new investigators, and students from all relevant fields.
Submissions will be rigorously reviewed, and should clearly make the case for a documented improvement over the existing state of the art. WASA 2015 will include an award for the best paper. In addition, the best WASA 2015 papers will be invited for a journal special issue. The workshop will be held in conjunction with ACII 2015. The program will include keynotes and a panel discussion.
The general workshop topics will include, but are not limited to:
WASA 2015 will include an award for the best paper. In addition, the best WASA 2015 papers will be invited for a special issue of the IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing.
Maja Pantic (Imperial College London, UK), email: email@example.com
Bjoern Schuller (University of Passau, DE), email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Elnar Hajiyev (RealEyes, EE/UK), email: email@example.com
Florian Eyben (audEERING UG, DE), email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rodrigo Agerri (EHU, ES), Cristina Bosco (U. Torino, IT), Felix Burkhardt (Deutsche Telekom, DE), Nick Campbell (Trinity College Dublin, IE), Mohamed Chetouani (UPMC, FR), Dilek Hakkani Tur (Microsoft Research, US), Carlos Iglesias (UPM, ES), Louis Philippe Morency (USC, US), Yannis Panagakis (ICL, UK), Stavros Petridis (ICL, UK), Ognjen Rudovic (ICL, UK), Albert Ali Salah (Boğaziçi University, TR), Kam Star (Playgen, UK), Jianhua Tao (CAS, CN), Michel Valstar (Nottingham University, UK), Tony Veale (UCD, IE), Lijun Yin (Binghamton University, USA), Fabien Ringeval (TUM, Germany), Rafael Calvo (U Sydney, Australia), Hayley Hung ( U Twente, the Netherlands), John Hansen (University of Texas, USA), Abhijeet Sangwan (University of Texas, USA), Stefanos Eleftheriadis (ICL, UK), Jie Shen (ICL, UK)