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Tutorials

The accepted tutorials are:

T1 - Computational Models of Emotion: Designs and Evaluation

Research into computational models of emotion processes now spans several decades of work. These models have become key technologies in a range of research and application areas: Models of a user’s affective state can mediate human-computer interaction; . models of a student’s affective state can facilitate learning; models of a  patient’s emotions can inform psychotherapeutic interventions. Embodied Conversational Agent (ECA) research is using emotion models to create more expressive, life-like agents. And increasingly, computational models are being proposed as a methodological tool for studying human emotion processes. This tutorial will present an overview of techniques and underlying psychological theories used to design process models of emotion. It will also discuss advances in how these models can be evaluated in applications as well as validated against human emotion processes.

Tutors: Stacy Marsella and Jonathan Gratch

Download Computational Models of Emotion tutorial here.

T2 - Autism and Affective-Social Computing

Autism is a spectrum of neurodevelopmental conditions that is being diagnosed at increasing rates- one out of 150 children in the United States met diagnostic criteria for autism spectrum conditions (ASC) in 2006 and similar prevalence rate is reported in other countries around the world. A collaboration between autism research and affective-social computing could lead to several mutually beneficial outcomes  from developing new tools to assist people with autism, to developing new computational models and technologies that provide an overall better social-emotional experience to all people who use it, and to augmenting people’s ability to connect with others. This tutorial introduces ACII researchers to autism spectrum conditions and highlights the overlapping and converging goals and challenges of autism research and affective-social computing. This tutorial will provide opportunities for participants to join together, come up with creative applications of their existing research to autism, and also ways their research can draw on and learn from autism and autistic intelligence.

Tutors: Rana el Kaliouby, Rosalind W. Picard, Ben Robins, Kerstin Dautenhahn

Download Autism and Affective-Social Computing tutorial here.

T3 - Hot Topics in Affective Interaction: an introduction

For newcomers to the field, we are organising a tutorial that will give brief introductions to the hot research topics in mainly affective input, affective reasoning, affective output and overall design and evaluation methods, problems and solutions.

Tutors: Ruth Aylett, Elisabeth André, Catherine Pelachaud, and Kristina Höök

Download Hot Topics in Affective Interaction tutorial here.

Tutorial Cochairs

Jonathan Gratch
Institute for Creative Technologies
University of Southern California
gratch@ict.usc.edu

Kristina Höök
Department of Computer and Systems Science
Stockholm University/KTH
Kia@sics.se