[Corpora-List] Call for Participation: Laughter Workshop, Paris, 27-28 September, 2018

Yonatan Ginzburg yonatan.ginzburg at paris7.jussieu.fr
Wed Sep 5 14:35:46 CEST 2018

***************LAUGHTER WORKSHOP 2018******************

http://pages.isir.upmc.fr/~pelachaud/site/LaughterWorkshop18.html 27-28 September 2018, Sorbonne Université -- PARIS

Following the previous workshops on laughter held in Saarbruecken (2007), Berlin (2009), Dublin (2012) and Enschede (2015), we are pleased to announce a forthcoming workshop in Paris, France 27-28 September 2018.

Non-verbal vocalisations in human-human and human-machine interactions play important roles in displaying social and affective behaviors and in controlling the flow of interaction. Laughter, sighs, filled pauses, and short utterances such as feedback responses are among some of the non-verbal vocalisations that have been studied previously from various research fields. However, much is still unknown about the phonetic or visual characteristics of non-verbal vocalisations (production/encoding) and their relations to their intentions and perceived meanings (perception/decoding) in interaction.

The goal of this workshop is to bring together scientists from diverse research areas and to provide an exchange forum for interdisciplinary discussions in order to gain a better understanding of laughter and other non-verbal vocalisations. The workshop consists of invited talks, oral and poster presentations of ongoing research.

Programme Thursday 27th September 2018 9h30: introduction 9:45 – 10:45: Sophie Scott, voluntary and involuntary mechanisms in laughter production and perception. 10:45 – 11:15: coffee break 11:15 – 12:45 Session 1 11:15 – 11:45 Richard Ogden, The actions of peripheral linguistic objects: clicks 11:45 – 12:15 Anna Canal Garcia, Marine Collery, Velisarios Miloulis, Zofia Malisz, Classification and clustering of clicks, breathing and silences within speech pauses 12:15 – 12:45 Jürgen Trouvain, On Breath Noises – A Short Review 12:45 – 14:15 lunch 14:15 – 15:30: Poster session 15:30 – 16:00: coffee break 16:00 – 17:30: Session 2 16:00 – 16:30 Pablo Arias, Pascal Belin, Jean-Julien Aucouturier, Hearing smiles and smiling back 16:30 – 17:00 Chiara Mazzocconi, Vladislav Maraev, Jonathan Ginzburg, Clarifying Laughter 17:00 – 17:30 Susanne Fuchs, Tamara Rathcke, Laugh is in the air? Physiological analysis of laughter as a correlate of attraction during speed dating


Friday 28th September 2018

9:30 – 10:30: Gary McKeown, The underdetermined nature of laughter 10:30 – 11: coffee break 11:00 – 13:00: Session 3 11:00 – 11:30 Reshmashree B Kantharaju, Fabien Ringeval, Laurent Besacier, Automatic prediction of affective laughter from audiovisual data 11:30 – 12:00 Magdalena Rychlowska, Gary McKeown, Ian Sneddon, and William Curran, Not only decibels: Exploring human judgements of laughter intensity 12:00 – 12:30 Kevin El Haddad, Hüseyin Çakmak, Thierry Dutoit, A Study of the Perception of Laughter Intensity AND Laughter Intensity Level Estimation from Acoustic Features 12:30 – 13:00 Jan Michalsky, Heike Schoormann, Phonetic entrainment of laughter in dating conversations: On the effects of perceived attractiveness and conversational quality 13:00 - : lunch

POSTERS: Ilaria Torre, Emma Carrigan, Killian McCabe, Rachel McDonnell, Naomi Harte: Cooperating with a smiling avatar: when face and voice matter Vanessa Pope, Rebecca Stewart, Elaine Chew: Audience Laughter Distribution in Live Stand-up Comedy Isabella Poggi, Alessandro Ansani, Christian Cecconi: Sighs in everyday and political communication Kevin El Haddad, Noé Tits, Thierry Dutoit: Annotating Nonverbal Conversation Expressions in Interaction Datasets Michel-Pierre Jansen, Khiet Truong, Dirk Heylen: The MULAI Corpus: Multimodal Recordings of Spontaneous Laughter in Dyadic Interaction


ISIR, Sorbonne University http://www.isir.upmc.fr/

Organizers Catherine Pelachaud, CNRS – ISIR, Sorbonne University Jonathan Ginzburg, Université Paris Diderot Jürgen Trouvain, Computational Linguistics and Phonetics, Saarland University
 Nick Campbell, School of Linguistic, Speech and Communication Sciences, Trinity College Dublin
 Khiet Truong, Human Media Interaction, University of Twente/Radboud University
 Dirk Heylen, Human Media Interaction, University of Twente

Contact information:

Catherine Pelachaud CNRS – ISIR, Sorbonne University catherine.pelachaud at upmc.fr

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