Social and Affective Intelligence Workshop @ ACII 2023

September 10, 2023
8:30am — 1:30pm ET

The inaugural Workshop on Social and Affective Intelligence (SAI) at ACII 2023 invites researchers from emotion science, social cognition, affective computing, HMI, and HRI to discuss cross-disciplinary perspectives on social and affective intelligence in humans and machines. The link to the workshop page can be found here: 

Social Intelligence  includes processes and competencies for perceiving, representing, reasoning about, and participating in social interactions. Affective Intelligence includes processes and competencies for communicating and managing emotions, feelings, moods, and other affective phenomena.  

We invite authors to submit contributions as regular paper (6-8 pages long) or position papers (2-4 pages long) by May 12th, 2023 (final). The call for paper can be found here: https://sites.google.com/cam.ac.uk/sai2023/call-for-papers

This workshop will include keynote talks from world-class researchers such as Mohammad Soleymani from USC, Hae Won Park from MIT, Ralph Adolphs from Caltech, and Stacy Marsella from Northeastern,  paper presentations, and group brainstorming discussions focused on the following questions: 

  • What are the relationships between social intelligence and affective intelligence in humans (e.g., how do emotions influence human social perception and social behavior)? 
  • How can insights from these relationships in humans influence modeling approaches in affective computing, HMI, and HRI? 
  • What are best practices for designing virtual and embodied agents that can jointly sense, perceive, interpret, and simulate social and affective phenomena? 

The SAI workshop at ACII 2023 will offer a forum to strengthen interdisciplinary connections across emotion science and affective computing and inform future community research directions towards social and affective intelligence in machines.  

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