Workshop on Insights on Group & Team Dynamics - ICMI 2020

Keynote speakers

Kazuhiro Otsuka

Yokohama National University

Joann Keyton

North Carolina State University

Call for Participation

Human life happens in groups whether at work or leisure.

In keeping with this year’s ICMI theme about multimodal interaction and its role in society, this workshop is aimed at analysing group dynamics by bringing together fundamental and applied settings. Recently, in the fields of social signal processing and affective computing, there has been a trend to move from controlled lab experiments to perception of group phenomena in uncontrolled real life settings, leading to significant technical challenges. This implies a great need to gather more data to train, validate, and test methods for behaviour perception, modelling, and synthesis. To capture temporal group and team dynamics, both social and computer scientists are increasingly working with annotated behavioral interaction data. Such data can provide the basis for developing novel research lines that capture dynamic, often "messy" group phenomena and at the same time provide intriguing challenges for the automated analysis of multimodal interaction. For example, what can the behavioral patterns of social signals in group interactions tell us about complex, often difficult to grasp emergent group constructs such as conflict, cohesion, cooperation, or team climate? Technological advances in social signal processing allow for novel ways of group analysis to tackle these types of questions. At the same time, a growing number of group researchers with a background in the social sciences are embracing more behavioral approaches to group phenomena. Facilitating dialogue collaboration among these disciplines has the potential to spark synergies and radically innovate both research in multimodal interaction research as well as group research. This workshop is part of a timeline of initiatives starting from a 2016 Lorentz Workshop which aimed to bring group scholars and researchers in the social and affective computing community together. The strong belief is that there is a lot to gain from both sides from meeting, discussing ideas, and working together. This effort is a continuation of effort to bring more group researchers and computer scientists together by providing a meeting point to encourage more collaboration.

Important Dates

Early submission for extended abstracts: May 29 (short paper format , 5k words)
Early submission notification: July 2
Late submission: August 21 (extended from August 15)
Both full and short papers are welcome;
Full Paper: 8 page limit with extra pages for references only (optional auxiliary material)
Short Paper: 4 page limit with 1 extra page for references & appendices only
Notification by September 23 (subject to early bird registration deadline)

How to Submit

Please refer to the main ICMI web page for instructions on the format of your submission.
Please note that submissions are double blind so all information giving away who the authors are must be eliminated from the submitted paper.
To submit to the workshop,  please upload your paper to our EasyChair submission website here: 


For attending the workshop, please register through the ICMI 2020 webpage here when registration opens:




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