Workshop on Affective Social Speech Signals
Grenoble 22-23 August 2013

News ! Registration and program are now available.

WASSS - Grenoble 22-23 August, 2013
1st call for papers

Satellite of Interspeech 2013 :

The WASSS workshop will take place at the University of Grenoble, approximately 1.5 hour by train, bus or car from Lyon. It will be held over 2 days: on Thursday 22 and Friday 23 before Interspeech.

It will be co-located with the 4th Workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies (SLPAT), on August 21st-22nd, 2013:
Participation in and submission to both workshops will be facilitated by reduced registration fees for double-registration (rather than registering for both individually), co-ordination of topics on the overlapping day (22 August) to enable participation in both, and common lunch and events combining the two communities.

This workshop will provide a meeting place for the different communities interested into why, how and when speech is used by humans for signalling socio-affective functions. It will be dedicated to building interdisciplinary research and cross-fertilization between the different scientific communities. All areas related to human communication are implied: language and speech computing, robotics or virtual agents, as well as linguistics, phonetics, pragmatics, didactics, sociology, psychology, neuropsychology, ethology, biology, etc. The organisation of affect is complex – from low-level emotion automatic or reflexive processing to higher cognitive levels, culture-dependent, language-organized, controlled processing. Speech can signal some very rich social and emotional cues, reflecting personality, social role, the cultural/language specificities in all human interactions and more broadly in human communication.
This workshop will be especially the place where “social emotions” will be debated from different points of view, with different meanings depending on the domain.

The intended contributions can be related, but not limited to:


For any problem, please contact
Dominique Vaufreydaz at