November 12, 2018


The following is the programme for the Workshop :

13:15 – 13:20    Introduction

13:20 – 14:00    Miro – Breakout Groups

14:00 – 15:00   Keynote 1 : Kazuhiro Otsuka

15:00 – 15:15    Break

15:15 – 15:45    “Defining and Quantifying Conversation Quality in Spontaneous Interactions” –
Navin Raj Prabhu, Chirag Raman, and Hayley Hung

15:45 – 16:15    “Inferring Student Engagement in Collaborative Problem Solving from Visual Cues” –
Angelika Kasparova, Oya Celiktutan, and Mutlu Cukurova

16:15 – 16:45  “Modeling dynamics of task and social cohesion from the group perspective using nonverbal motion capture-based features” – Fabian Walocha, Lucien Maman, Mohamed Chetouani, and Giovanna Varni

16:45 – 17:00    Coffee Break

17:00 – 18:00    Keynote 2 : Joann Keyton

18:00 – 18:30    “Group Performance Prediction with Limited Context” – Uliyana Kubasova and Gabriel Murray

18:30 – 19:00    “A Model of Team Trust in Human-Agent Teams” –  Anna-Sophie Ulfert and Eleni Georganta

19:00 – 19:15    Break

19:15 – 19:45    “Workplace Gossip in Health Care Meetings: First Insights” – 
Vanessa Begemann, Svea Lübstorf, Annika Luisa Meinecke, and Nale Lehmann-Willenbrock

19:45 – 20:15    “Collective Intelligence in Teams: A first Glimpse Into Empirical Evidence for a Process-oriented View” – Margo Janssens, Nicoleta Meslec, and Roger Leenders


Keynote Topics

  • Keynote 1 : Analyzing Multimodal Nonverbal Behaviors in Face-to-Face and Remote Group Meetings -Renewed Motivation and Perspective in the VUCA Era-

    This year, the COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed our lives and work styles, especially in the way we communicate with each other. In this talk, Dr. Otsuka will review his works over the past 15 years on multimodal meeting analysis and discuss the motivation and perspective toward future research directions in the era of VUCA(Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity). The topics include the followings: i) Probabilistic modeling of conversation structures using multimodal nonverbal behaviors, ii) Analyzing the uncertainties in the perception of empathy/antipathy in group meetings, and iii) Comparative study between the face-to-face and remote meetings using our group-to-group telepresence system called MMSpace. Based on these past findings, he will explore the research questions for interdisciplinary collaborations between computer scientists and group dynamics researchers.
  • Keynote 2 : Studying Communication is Easy . . . Studying Interaction is Not

    The last 15 years have seen considerable progress in the interdisciplinary exploration of communication and interaction. Many scholars often think of these two concepts as different labels for the same thing. But they are not. Moreover, scholars tend to be deeply rooted in their home discipline’s conceptual reality and methods, which is completely understandable. But there have been several interdisciplinary efforts in the last few years to move scholars from their silos to interact with scholars outside their discipline. We’ve become as interdisciplinary as is currently possible; but our goal should be to become transdisciplinary. Dr Keyton will explore these ideas based on her perspectives as a Communication scholar, a journal editor, and a founder of the Interdisciplinary Network of Group Research.