The study of affect in groups, although a major goal of affective computing, has received relatively less attention compared to modeling individual affect. This is primarily because studying affect in an interactive, multiparty setting is more complex, and often, not very well defined outside specific applications. Moreover, affective computing has yet not addressed group affective dynamics as a potential driver of emergent states. These include pivotal group phenomena such as trust, conflict, and cohesion, and evolve over time as group members explicitly and implicitly interact to coordinate their actions and achieve objectives. This workshop will provide a unique occasion to gather researchers and practitioners working on approaches for sensing, analyzing, and modeling group emotion and emergent states from a multidisciplinary perspective, including psychological, ethnological, sociological, pedagogical, and computational viewpoints.
Possible topics include:
Submissions should be in the form of long papers (7 pages; 6 pages + 1 page for references) or poster papers (4 pages; 3 pages + 1 page for references). Submissions should follow the paper format for the ACII conference, details here: http://acii-conf.org/2019/submission. The reviewing process for the workshop will be “double blind”: the submitted version of the paper should be appropriately anonymized not to reveal either the authors’ identities or institutions.
All submissions will be reviewed by at least 2 experts from our international program committee. Accepted papers will be indexed in IEEE Xplore. Exploration of a special issue from the workshop is underway.
Submissions should be made to the following easychair site:
Confirmed keynote speakers include Hatice Gunes (University of Cambridge, UK) and Nale Lehmann-Willenbrock (Universität Hamburg, Germany).
Full schedule TBD.