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Sunday, September 10, 2017 by Chris Wellekens

3-3-11 (2017-10-23) 3rd International Workshop on Emotion and Sentiment in Social and Expressive Media (ESSEM 2017), San Antonio, TX, USA

----------------2nd CALL FOR PAPERS------------------------------------

3rd International Workshop on
Emotion and Sentiment in Social and Expressive Media (ESSEM 2017):
User Engagement and Interaction

Co-located with the seventh International Conference on Affective
Computing and Intelligent Interaction
ACII 2017 (, San Antonio, Texas
October 23, 2017

***Submission deadline: June 15, 2017***

Keynote speaker: Georgios Yannakakis, Institute of Digital Games, Univ.
of Malta


- ESSEM 2017 is supported by: CELI Language Technology -
- Workshop Proceedings will be published by IEEE Xplore (indexed by Scopus)


The role of emotional intelligence is increasing at fast speed in
everyday computer-mediated interactions, thanks to the integration of
more or less explicit affective elements in social networks, apps,
virtual assistants, etc. Expressed through emojis, color, tags or
speech, affect has become part of our relationships with computers,
adding depth and involvement to them. The technical advancement of the
available expressive means, from 3D to language technologies, is one of
the key factors of this process.
ESSEM 2017 addresses the expression of emotions in many-to-many
interaction and in one-to-one interaction as a tool for promoting,
analysing and measuring user engagement. In particular, we are
interested in tools and models that rely on NLP, acoustic and video
analysis; theories and methods that bridge the expression of emotions
from language to media are especially needed to overcome the limitations
of language-specific and media-specific approaches.
ESSEM 2017 focuses on interaction as a testbed for the models and tools
developed for social and expressive media. The ultimate goal is to
devise socio-emotional strategies to foster user engagement. We
encourage contributions on applications that specifically address the
role of sentiment and emotions in the interactions that occur through
social and expressive media, with a special focus on cultural heritage,
artistic expression, education and entertainment (e.g., storytelling,
artistic curation, audience development, games and edutainment). ESSEM
aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners both from
academia and industry. It wants to take an active part in growing a new
field in terms of multidisciplinary research and to investigate open
issues by cross-validating different approaches in emotion research.
Topics include, but are not limited to:

- Affect-related phenomena in social media
- Affect-related phenomena in expressive media
- Affect-related phenomena in the user's engagement process
- Subjectivity, sentiments and emotions in social & expressive media
- Affect and figurative language, stance or deception in social &
expressive media
- Design of engaging agents
- Socio-emotional strategies for user engagement
- User engagement in human-human and human-agent interactions using NLP
& audio-video analysis
- Grounding affect in conversational context
- Affect and regulation of human-agent interaction
- Affect and emotions in embodiment
- Affect in interactive entertainment (drama, storytelling, games, etc.)
and art (artistic curation, audience development, etc.)
- Applications of affective computing in multimodal interaction
- Applications of sentiment analysis and emotion detection in social &
expressive media

*Important dates*

- June 15, 2017: Paper submission deadline
- July 15, 2017: Notification of acceptance
- August 18, 2017: Final manuscripts due (hard deadline for all workshops)
- Workshop date: October 23, 2017)

*Paper submission*

Standard research papers should be a maximum of 6 pages long. We also
encourage submission of short research papers (including opinion
statements) of maximum 3 pages long.
Submissions must be anonymous and follow the ACII 2017 formatting

All papers should be electronically submitted in PDF format via the main
conference platform:, (track ESSEM).

Workshop Proceedings will be published by IEEE Xplore.


Cristina Bosco, University of Torino, Italy
Erik Cambria, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Chloé Clavel, LTCI, Telecom-ParisTech, Paris-Saclay University, Paris,
Rossana Damiano, University of Torino, Italy
Viviana Patti, University of Torino, Italy
Paolo Rosso, Technical University of Valencia, Spain

*Programme Committee*

Alexandra Balahur, European Commission Joint Research Centre
Andrea Bolioli, CELI, Italy
Zoraida Callejas, University of Granada, Spain
Lea Canales, Universitat d?Alacant, Spain
Paula Carvalho, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Marc Cavazza, Teesside University, UK
Antonio Chella, University of Palermo, Italy
Giuseppe Riccardi, University of Trento, Italy
Dipankar Das, Jadavpur University, India
Berardina Nadja De Carolis, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy
Guillaume Dubuisson-Duplessis, Telecom-ParisTech, Paris-Saclay
University, France
Elisabetta Fersini, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Dirk Heylen, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Carlos A. Iglesias, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Aditya Joshi IITB-Monash Research Academy, Mumbai, India
Emiliano Lorini, IRIT-CNRS, Toulouse, France
Alessandro Moschitti, University of Trento, Italy
Malvina Nissim, University of Groningen, the Netherlands
Nicole Novielli, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy
Magalie Ochs, LSIS, University of Aix Marseille, France
Paolo Petta, Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence,
Rémi Ronfard, INRIA, France
Saif Mohammad, National Research Council, Canada
Björn Schuller, University of Passau, Germany, Imperial College London, UK
Candace Sidner, WPI, US
Mariët Theune, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Marko Tkalcic, Free University of Bozen, Italy
Serena Villata, INRIA Sophia Antipolis, France
Emilio Vivancos, UPV, Spain
Gualtiero Volpe, University of Genova, Italy
Enrico Zovato, Nuance Communications, USA

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