Following the previous meetings held in Dublin (2012), Enschede (2015), and Paris (2018), we have the pleasure to announce a forthcoming workshop in Bielefeld. Non-verbal vocalisations such as laughs, sighs, filled pauses, and short utterances can communicate emotions and behavioural intentions. Often, they also play an important role in regulating interactions. 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 in human-human and human-machine interactions. The workshop will consist of invited talks, oral, and poster presentations of ongoing research. We invite contributions from all relevant fields, including phonetics, linguistics, psychology, conversation analysis, social signal processing, and human-machine/robot interaction.
Submission procedure ————— Researchers are invited to submit short papers or abstracts (max. 4 pages, including references) describing their work, including work in progress. All submissions should use the ACL template (http://acl2020.org/downloads/acl2020-templates.zip). Submission website: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lw-2020. Each submission will be reviewed by at least two reviewers. Accepted papers will be made available online.
Important dates ————— * Submission portal opens: 14 January 2020 * Abstract submission deadline: 14 February 2020 * Notification acceptance/rejection: 31 March 2020 * Registration deadline by email: 01 June 2020 * Workshop dates: 15-16 June 2020
Keynote speakers ————— Khiet Truong (University of Twente) Greg Bryant (UCLA)
Venue ————— CITEC, Bielefeld University https://cit-ec.de/en
Website ————— Please check the website http://bit.ly/laughterWorkshop for updated information about the workshop
Programme Committee ————— Nick Campbell - School of Linguistic, Speech and Communication Sciences, Trinity College Dublin Kevin El Haddad - University of Mons Jonathan Ginzburg - University Paris Diderot Dirk Heylen - Human Media Interaction, University of Twente Bogdan Ludusan - Bielefeld University Gary McKeown - Queen's University Belfast Catherine Pelachaud - CNRS – ISIR, Sorbonne University Magdalena Rychlowska - Queen's University Belfast Jürgen Trouvain - Computational Linguistics and Phonetics, Saarland University Khiet Truong - Human Media Interaction, University of Twente Petra Wagner - Bielefeld University