Call for Participation
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. 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.
Assuming an in person conference, we propose two separate submission and acceptance deadlines. The main reason is that the suggested late July deadline will be too late to allow group scholars time to arrange travel for a conference that they do not usually attend.
● Early submission date: April 26
● Early submission notification date: May 25
● Late submission date: August 2
● Notification by August 30 (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.
Submission Site TBA.
Double blind, 2-3 reviewers per paper (at least one from each discipline).
18th October. This early opportunity for social connection with regular ICMI goers will help them integrate better into the main conference.
● Sponsor: 4TU Federation Humans & Technology (https://www.4tu.nl/ht/en/): Human-technology interaction for smart social systems and spaces.
● Sponsor: NWO MINGLE (http://mingle.ewi.tudelft.nl/): Modelling Social Group Dynamics and Interaction Quality in Complex Scenes using Multi-Sensor Analysis of Non-Verbal Behaviour
● Supporter: ANR JCJC GRACE (https://grace.wp.imt.fr/) : Groups’ Analysis for automated Cohesion Estimation)
● Supporter: TUDelft Designing Intelligence Lab (https://www.di-lab.space/): Humans and AI Designing the future Dialogue.
As in previous years, we will have a mixture of computer scientists and also social scientists.
Hayley Hung (email@example.com) is an Associate Professor at Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. She leads the Socially Perceptive Computing Lab. Specifically her research focuses on devising novel pattern recognition and machine learning methods to automatically interpret group social and affective behavior during face-to-face interactions. She contributes regularly to organizational roles at both the content and logistical level: Examples include Program Co-chair of ACM MM ‘19 & ACII’17; Workshop organizer at ICMI ‘18, ACM MM ‘13.
Joann Keyton (firstname.lastname@example.org) is Distinguished Professor of Communication at North Carolina State University. She specializes in group communication and organizational communication. Her current research examines the collaborative processes and relational aspects of interdisciplinary teams, participants’ use of language in team meetings, and the multiplicity of cultures in organizations. She is editor of Small Group Research. She is a founder of the Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research. She co-organized the Group Interaction Frontiers in Technology (GIFT) at ICMI 2018.
Giovanna Varni (email@example.com) is an Associate Professor at LTCI, Télécom Paris, Institut polytechnique de Paris, France. She is an interdisciplinary researcher mainly investigating on Social Signal Processing (SSP) and Human Computer Interaction (HCI). She was involved in several EU FP7-FP6 projects and she is currently PI of the national French project ANR JCJC GRACE (2019-2022) on the automated analysis of cohesion in small groups of humans. She was one of the organizers of the workshop on Emotions and Emergent States in Groups at ACII’19 and of the workshop Insights on Groups and Team Dynamics at ICMI 2020.
Catharine Oertel (C.R.M.M.Oertel@tudelft.nl) is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Intelligent Systems at Delft University of Technology, Netherlands. Her research interests lie in the areas of conversational agents, multi-modal social signal processing, speech and machine learning. She was nominated for best paper at ICMI (2015). She has been involved in the organization of several workshops amongst others the Group Interaction Frontiers in Technology (GIFT) at ICMI 2018 and she will also be involved in the organisation of ICMI in 2020.
Gabriel Murray (firstname.lastname@example.org) is an Associate Professor in Computer Information Systems at the University of the Fraser Valley, and an Affiliate Professor in Computer Science at the University of British Columbia (both BC, Canada). His background is in computational linguistics and multimodal speech and language processing. His recent research also focuses on predicting group performance and participant affect in conversational data. He was the lead organizer of the Group Interaction Frontiers in Technology Workshop at ICMI 2018, and co-organizer of the workshop Insights on Group & Team Dynamics at ICMI 2020.
Joe Allen (email@example.com) is a Professor of Industrial and Organizational (I/O) Psychology at the University of Utah. His research focuses on three major areas of inquiry including the study of workplace meetings, organizational community engagement, and occupational safety and health. He directs the Center for Meeting Effectiveness housed in the Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health. His research has attracted internal and external grant funding of more than $5 million since 2010. He was one of the organizers of the workshop on Emotions and Emergent States in Groups at ACII’19. Dr. Allen’s recent work can be found at www.joeallen.org.