November 12, 2018


The workshop will be carried out mostly online with some in-person elements for those who are at the conference venue. For those who are attending in person, we recommend that you organise lunch ahead of time as there is no dedicated lunch break but a longer break of 40 minutes. However, we have interspersed more frequent breaks in between the sessions. The times below are shown in EST (local time in Montreal). Note that in-person participants will have a dedicated room to go to. Giovanna Varni will be in that room to welcome you and organise a social event for the workshop at the end of the day.

  • Long papers have 15 minutes of presentation time and 5 minutes of question time 
  • Short papers have 10 minutes of presentation time and 5 minutes of question time.

Papers can be downloaded here:

The following is the programme for the Workshop :

9:00 – 09:15OpeningHayley Hung
9:15 – 10:00Keynote: Scott PooleJoann KeytonA Social Media Based Decision Support System: Combining Participant Input with Interaction Analytics in Decision Making
10:00 – 10:40Giovanna Varni#1: On the Sound of Successful Meetings: How Speech Prosody predicts Meeting PerformanceOliver Niebuhr, Ronald Böck and Joseph A. Allen.
#5: Self-assessed Emotion Classification from Acoustic and Physiological Features within Small-group ConversationWoan-Shiuan Chien, Huang-Cheng Chou and Chi-Chun Lee.
10:40 – 11:00Break
Catharine Oertel#3: A Hitchhiker’s Guide towards Transactive Memory System Modeling in Small Group InteractionsEnzo Tartaglione, Maurizio Mancini, Beatrice Biancardi and Giovanna Varni.
#8: Discovering where we excel: Investigating the mechanism of inclusive turn-taking in teamsKi-Won Haan, Christoph Riedl and Anita Woolley.
#7: Clustering and Multimodal Analysis of Participants in Task-Based DiscussionsDavid Johnson and Gabriel Murray.
11:50 – 12:10Break
Keynote: Giovanna VarniHayley HungA look at automated groups’ analysis
12:55 – 13:35Break
13:35 – 14:30Gabriel Murray#6: An Exploratory Computational Study on the Effect of Emergent Leadership on Social and Task CohesionSoumaya Sabry, Lucien Maman and Giovanna Varni.
#4: Belongingness and Satisfaction Recognition from Physiological Synchrony with A Group-Modulated Attentive BLSTM under Small-group ConversationWoan-Shiuan Chien, Huang-Cheng Chou and Chi-Chun Lee. 
#2: Get Together in the Middle-earth: a First Step Towards Hybrid Intelligence SystemsGiovanna Varni, André-Marie Pez and Maurizio Mancini.
14:30 – 14:40Break
14:40 – 15:25Plenary Discussion: Bottlenecks to Bridging the Gap / Happy hourJoseph Allen
15:25 – 15:40Concept mapping the field/ Closing / Going for Coffee for in person participantsJoann Keyton / Hayley Hung / Giovanna Varni