2nd CfP ES=?iso-8859-1?Q?=B3?= 2012 - 4th International Workshop EMOTION S ENTIMENT & SOCIAL SIGNALS (Bjoern Schuller )

Subject: 2nd CfP ES=?iso-8859-1?Q?=B3?= 2012 - 4th International  Workshop EMOTION S ENTIMENT & SOCIAL SIGNALS
From:    Bjoern Schuller  <schuller@xxxxxxxx>
Date:    Sat, 21 Jan 2012 00:08:28 +0000

Dear List, For those of you interested: _____________________________________________________________ ES³ 2012 4th International Workshop on Corpora for Research on EMOTION SENTIMENT & SOCIAL SIGNALS Satellite of LREC 2012, ELRA Full Day Workshop on Saturday, 26 May 2012, Istanbul, Turkey http://emotion-research.net/sigs/speech-sig/es12 https://www.softconf.com/lrec2012/ES3-2012/ _____________________________________________________________ Scope The fourth instalment of the workshop series on Corpora for Research on Emotion held at LREC aims at further cross-fertilisation between the highly related communities of emotion and affect processing based on acoustics of the speech signal, and linguistic analysis of spoken and written text, i.e., the field of sentiment analysis including figurative languages such as irony, sarcasm, satire, metaphor, parody, etc. At the same time, the workshop opens up for the emerging field of behavioural and social signal processing including signals such as laughs, smiles, sighs, hesitations, consents, etc. Besides data from human-system interaction, dyadic and human-to-human data, its labelling and suited models as well as benchmark analysis and evaluation results on suited and relevant corpora are invited. By this, we aim at bridging between these larger and highly connected fields: Emotion and sentiment are part of social communication, and social signals are highly relevant in helping to better understand affective behaviour and its context. For example, understanding of a subject's personality is needed to make better sense of observed emotional patterns. At the same time, non-linguistic behaviour such as laughter and linguistic analysis can give further insight into the state or personality trait of the subject. All these fields further share a unique trait: Genuine emotion, sentiment and social signals are hard to collect, ambiguous to annotate, and tricky to distribute due to privacy reasons. In addition, the few available corpora suffer from a number of issues owing to the peculiarity of these young and emerging fields: As in no related task, different forms of modelling exist, and ground truth is never solid due to the often highly different perception of the mostly very few annotators. Due to data sparseness, cross-validation without strict partitioning including development sets and without strict separation of speakers and subjects throughout partitioning are frequently seen. Topics include, but are not limited to: + Novel corpora of affective speech in audio & multimodal data + Novel corpora for sentiment & opinion mining analysis + Novel corpora of audio & multimodal behavioural & social signals + Novel corpora with combined annotation of the above + Analysis in speech, language & multimodal cues + Rich emotion and personality: dimensional, complex, categories, etc. + Figurative languages: irony, sarcasm, satire, metaphor, parody, etc. + Social signals: laughs, smiles, sighs, hesitations, consents, etc. + Discussion of models for emotion, sentiment & social signals + Measures for quantitative corpus quality assessment + Standardisation of corpora & labels for cross-corpus testing + Real-life applications of language & multimodal resources + Long-term recordings of interactional & dyadic communication + Rich & novel annotations such as inclusion of situational context + Communications on testing protocols + Evaluations on novel or multiple corpora + New methods for community or distributed annotation + Unsupervised learning techniques to exploit additional data + Synthesis of data for learning in sparse data tasks + Resources for underrepresented languages & cultures + Evaluations on novel or multiple corpora _____________________________________________________________ Important Dates 1500-2000 words abstract submission deadline 20 February 2012 https://www.softconf.com/lrec2012/ES3-2012/ Notification of acceptance 12 March 2012 Camera ready paper 20 March 2012 Workshop 26 May 2012 _____________________________________________________________ Organisers Laurence Devillers U. Paris-Sorbonne 4, France Björn Schuller TUM, Germany Anton Batliner FAU, Germany Paolo Rosso U. Politèc. Valencia, Spain Ellen Douglas-Cowie Queen's Univ. Belfast, UK Roddy Cowie Queen's Univ. Belfast, UK Catherine Pelachaud CNRS - LTCI, France _____________________________________________________________ Program Committee Vered Aharonson, AFEKA, Israel Alexandra Balahur, EC JRCentre, Italy Felix Burkhardt, D. Telekom, Germany Carlos Busso, UT Dallas, USA Rafael Calvo, U. Sydney, Australia Erik Cambria, NUS, Singapore Mohamed Chetouani, UPMC, France Thierry Dutoit, Univ. Mons, Belgium Julien Epps, UNSW, Australia Anna Esposito, IIASS, Italy Hatice Gunes, Queen Mary Univ., UK Catherine Havasi, MIT Media Lab., USA Bing Liu, U. Illinois Chicago, USA Florian Metze, CMU, USA Shrikanth Narayanan, USC, USA Maja Pantic, Imperial College, UK Antonio Reyes, UP Valencia, Spain Fabien Ringeval, U. Fribourg, CH Peter Robinson, U. Cambridge, UK Florian Schiel, LMU, Germany Jianhua Tao, CAS, China Jose A. Troyano, U. de Sevilla, Spain Tony Veale, UCD, Ireland Alessandro Vinciarelli, U. Glasgow, UK Haixun Wang, Microsoft, China _____________________________________________________________ Submission Policy Submitted abstracts of papers for oral and poster must consist of about 1500-2000 words. Final submissions should be 4 pages long, must be in English, and follow the submission guidelines at LREC 2012. When submitting a paper from the START page, authors will be asked to provide essential information about resources (in a broad sense, i.e. also technologies, standards, evaluation kits, etc.) that have been used for the work described in the paper or are a new result of your research. For further information on this new initiative, please refer to http://www.lrec-conf.org/lrec2012/?LRE-Map-2012 http://emotion-research.net/sigs/speech-sig/es12 Contact: lrec-emotion@xxxxxxxx _____________________________________________________________ Thank you for excusing cross-postings. ___________________________________________ Dr. Björn Schuller Technische Universität München Institute for Human-Machine Communication D-80333 München Germany +49-(0)89-289-28548 schuller@xxxxxxxx www.mmk.ei.tum.de/~sch ___________________________________________

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