[Corpora-List] Extended Deadline - International Workshop on Corpora And Tools for Social skills annotation

Beatrice Biancardi beatrice.biancardi at telecom-paris.fr
Mon Jul 19 22:22:34 CEST 2021

Dear Colleagues,

The deadline for submissions to CATS2021 Workshop has been extended to August 2. The workshop will be in hybrid or online format. ======================================================================================================

CATS2021: International Workshop on Corpora And Tools for Social skills annotation Web page: https://sites.google.com/view/cats2021workshop/home


•Submission deadline: August 2, 2021

•Notification to authors: August 20, 2021

•Camera-ready: September 5, 2021

MOTIVATION This Workshop aims at stimulating multi-disciplinary discussions about the challenges related to corpus creation and annotation for social skills behavior analysis. Contributions from computational, psychological and psychometrics perspectives, as well as applications including platforms to share corpora and annotations, are welcomed. The main challenges related to corpus creation include the choice of the best setup and sensors, finding a trade-off between eliciting natural interactions, limiting invasiveness and collecting precise information. The second issue in this context regards the process of annotation. The choice of the type of annotators (experts vs. nonexperts), the type of annotations (automatic vs. manual, continue vs. discrete), the temporal segmentation (windowed vs. holistic) is crucial for a correct measure of the phenomenon of interest and getting significant results. The topics of CATS2021 will have a strong impact on researchers and stakeholders across different disciplines, such as Computer Science, Social Signal Processing, Psychology, Statistics. Leveraging the opportunities offered by such a multidisciplinary environment, the participants could enrich their perspective, strengthen their practices and methodologies and draw together a research roadmap tackling the discussed challenges, which might be taken up in future collaborations.

Topics centered around the challenges related to social skills annotation of multi-modal behavior analysis, in the context of human-human, human-agent or human-robot interaction, including but not limited to:

•New multi-modal corpora for studying social skills

•Review of existing work about social skills analysis

•Novel techniques to extract and annotate verbal and nonverbal behavior

•Annotation of subjective constructs related to social skills

•Annotation Tools

•Integration of existing corpora with annotations for social skills analysis

•Annotation schemes

•Data transformation and manipulation

•Data representation

•Platforms for storing and sharing corpora

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS We invite submissions of long papers (up to 8 pages in two column -> 13~14 pages in one column + references) and short papers (up to 4 pages in two column -> 7 pages in one column + references) formatted according to ICMI guidelines. *Note that recently the ACM conference page format has changed to single-column and page limits were affected accordingly. See https://www.acm.org/publications/taps/word-template-workflow for the new format. To submit to the workshop, please upload your paper to our EasyChair submission website here: https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=cats2021 Each paper will be sent to at least two expert reviewers and will have one of the organizers assigned as editor. Please note that submissions are double-blind so all information giving away who the authors are must be eliminated from the submitted paper. Proceedings will be published as adjunct proceedings to the 23nd ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction.


•Daniel Gatica-Perez (Idiap, EPFL, Lausanne)

•Laura Cabrera-Quiròs (Costa Rican Institute of Technology)

•Tobias Baur (Augsburg University)


•Beatrice Biancardi, LTCI, Télécom Paris, France (beatrice.biancardi at telecom-paris.fr)

•Eleonora Ceccaldi, University of Genoa, Italy

•Chloé Clavel, LTCI, Télécom Paris, France

•Mathieu Chollet, IMT Atlantique, France

•Tanvi Dinkar, LTCI, Télécom Paris, France

-- Beatrice Biancardi, PhD Équipe Signal, Statistique et Apprentissage (S2A) LTCI, Télécom Paris, Institut Polytechnique de Paris, France https://sites.google.com/view/beatricebiancardi/

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