[Face-research-list] Call for Abstracts - Workshop on Affective Shared Perception (WASP) - ICDL-EPIROB 2020

Pablo Vinicius Alves De Barros pablo.alvesdebarros at iit.it
Mon Sep 14 15:26:30 BST 2020

Call For Abstracts - Workshop on Affective Shared Perception (WASP)

Dear all,

We are delighted to invite you to submit an abstract, and to participate in our Workshop on Affective Shared Perception (WASP), hosted by the International Conference on Developmental Learning and Epigenetic Robotics (ICDL-EPIROB2020).

Please find below all the information!



I. Aim and Scope

Our perception of the world, in particular, the ones which are influenced by affective understanding, depends both on sensory perception and prior knowledge. Most of the current research on modeling affective behavior as computer models ground their contribution to pre-trained learning models, which are purely data-driven, or on reproducing existing human behavior. Such approaches allow for easily reproducible solutions that fail when applied to complex social scenarios.

Understanding shared perception as part of the affective processing mechanisms will allow us to tackle this problem and to provide the next step towards a real-world affective computing system. The goal of this workshop is to present and discuss new findings, theories, systems, and trends in computational models of affective shared perception. The workshop will feature a multidisciplinary list of invited speakers with experience in different aspects of social interaction, which will allow a rich and diverse debate about our overarching theme of affective shared perception.

The workshop is scheduled to happen on the 30th of October of 2020 virtually. It will start at 15h00 CET and it will have a total duration of 3h30min.

The participation is free, and a Zoom room will be available shortly before the workshop starts.

II. Registration

The registration to the workshop is free, but to guarantee a place to attend the workshop, please register here: shorturl.at/ciCQX

III. Potential Topics

Topics include, but are not limited to:

- Affective perception and learning
- Affective modulation and decision making
- Developmental perspectives of shared perception
- Machine learning for shared perception
- Bio-inspired approaches for affective shared perception
- Affective processing for embodied and cognitive robots
- Multisensory modeling for conflict resolution in shared perception
- New psychological findings on shared perception
- Assistive aspects and applications of shared affective perception

IV. Invited Speakers

Prof. Dr. Ginevra Castellano - Uppsala University, Sweeden
Prof. Dr. Ellen Souza - Federal Rural University of Pernambuco, Brazil
Prof. Dr. Yukie Nagai - The University of Tokyo, Japan

V. Submission

Prospective participants in the workshop are invited to submit a contribution as an abstract with a maximum of 350 words.

Submission information: https://www.whisperproject.eu/wasp2020

The abstracts will be peer-reviewed by experts from all over the world.

To encourage the integration with the local affective computing communities, we will allow student abstracts to be submitted in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Each accepted abstract will be presented as a 5 min video (in English!) that will be shared on the workshop's social media. During the workshop, all the videos will be streamed and the authors will have a joint live Q/A with the audience for 60minutes.

Participants can also opt-in for participating in our Frontiers Research Topic on Affective Shared Perception ( https://www.frontiersin.org/research-topics/16086/affective-shared-perception). The same abstract sent to the workshop can be sent as an abstract submission to the research topic. If you want to opt-in for the research topic, only English submissions will be accepted.

- Abstract submission deadline: 12th of October

- Notification of acceptance: 17th of October

- Frontiers Research Topic Abstract Deadline: 24th of October

- Video submission: 24th of October

VI. Organizers

Pablo Vinicius Alves De Barros, Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), Genova, Italy
Alessandra Sciutti, Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), Genova, Italy


Dr. Pablo Barros
Postdoctoral Researcher - CONTACT Unit
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia – Center for Human Technologies
Via Enrico Melen 83, Building B 16152 Genova, Italy
email: pablo.alvesdebarros at iit.it
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