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


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August 22nd
8:30 welcome and coffee
9:00-9:45 Keynote speech

- Nick Campbell

9:45-10:45 Oral session 1

-Modelling Participant Affect in Meetings with Turn-Taking Features
Catherine Lai, Jean Carletta and Steve Renals.

-Exploring sequences of speech and laughter activity using visualisations of conversations
Jürgen Trouvain and Khiet P. Truong.

10:45-11:00 coffee break
11:00-12:30 Oral session 2

- Prosodic Synchrony and Participant Feedback: Coherence and Shared Meaning in Spontaneous Conversation
Li-Chiung Yang.

- Towards perceptual dimensions of speakers’ voices: Eliciting individual descriptions
Benjamin Weiss, Felix Burkhardt and Matthias Geier.

12:30-14:00 lunch
14:00-14:45 Demonstrations

- Awabot demonstration
- Voxygen démonstration

14:45-15:45 Oral session 3

- Perception of emotions across sentence’s mode in Brazilian Portuguese
Albert Rilliard, João Moraes, Takaaki Shochi and Donna Erickson.

- Propositional attitudes on interrogative sentences of Brazilian Portuguese
Leandra Antunes.

15:45-16:00 coffee break
16:00-17:30 Oral session 4

- Prosodic differences between L1 and L2 performance in social face to face American English context
Takaaki Shochi, Donna Erickson, Albert Rilliard and João Moraes.

- The emotions of numbers: prosodic transplantation technique for emotion identification
Elisa Pellegrino, Marta Maffia, Marilisa Vitale, Anna De Meo and Massimo Pettorino.

- Expressive (Inter) language: a new method to elicit emotional speech in L1 and L2
Marta Maffia, Elisa Pellegrino, Marilisa Vitale, Anna De Meo and Massimo Pettorino.

17:30 Smart Home tour

(visit of the Domus experimental Platform)

19:30 Social event, restaurant Le Téléphérique
August 23rd
9:00-10:30 Oral session 5

- Emoz: a wizard of Oz for emerging the socio-affective glue with a non humanoid companion robot
Véronique Aubergé, Yuko Sasa, Tim Robert, Nicolas Bonnefond, Brigitte Meillon.

- Detection of social speech signals using adaptation of segmental HMMs
Sathish Pammi and Mohamed Chetouani.

- Multi-Modal Emotion Expression for Affective Human-Robot Interaction
Selma Yilmazyildiz, David Henderickx, Bram Vanderborght, Werner Verhelst, Eric Soetens and Dirk Lefeber.

10:30-11:00 coffee break
11:00-12:30 Oral session 6

- Voice Modification for Wizard-of-Oz Experiments in Robot-Child Interaction
Selma Yilmazyildiz, Georgios Athanasopoulos, Georgios Patsis, Weiyi Wang, Meshia Cedric Oveneke, Lukas Latacz, Werner Verhelst, Hichem Sahli, David Henderickx, Bram Vanderborght, Eric Soetens and Dirk Lefeber.

- User's sentiment analysis in face-to-face human-agent interactions – prospects
Chloé Clavel, Catherine Pelachaud and Magalie Ochs.

- Random Forests for Laughter Detection
Heysem Kaya, Ali Mehdi Erçetin, Albert Ali Salah and Sadık Fikret Gurgen.

12:30-14:00 lunch
14:00-15:00 Poster session

- Cognitive Distance of attitudes in Chinese and French
Yan Lu, Veronique Auberge and Albert Rilliard.

- Social micro-expressions within Japanese-French contrast
Yuko Sasa, Véronique Aubergé, Albert Rilliard.

- How affects can perturbe the automatic speech recognition of domotic interactions.
Frédéric Aman, Véronique Aubergé, Michel Vacher.

- Sound Symbolism as well as Social and Psycholinguistic Factors in Forenames. Fun in the sound of Spanish Crispín vs. English Crispin
Inmaculada De Jesús Arboleda Guirao.

15:00-16:30 Oral session 7

- Assessment of a child's engagement using sequence model based features
Rahul Gupta, Chi-Chun Lee, Sungbok Lee and Shrikanth Narayanan.

- Detection of Alzheimer’s disease using prosodic cues in conversational speech
Ali Khodabakhsh and Cenk Demiroglu.

- Creaky Voice and the Classification of Affect
Ailbhe Cullen, John Kane, Thomas Drugman and Naomi Harte.

- Expressivity conveyed by contextualized vs. non-contextualized “neutral” acted speech: which control condition for expressive speech modeling?
Charlotte Kouklia and Nicolas Audibert.

16:00-16:30 coffee break
16:30-17:30 Oral session 8

- Speech as a socially exerted activity: Alan H. Gardiner’s contribution
Francesca Barolini.

- Affective predicates in Yaqui (Uto-Aztecan)
Albert Alvarez.

17:30-18:30 round table

– debriefing of this first WASSS , what’s next.