Body Language Without Body: Social Signals in Technology Mediated Communication
University of Glasgow –
Nonverbal communication is a natural phenomenon that takes place in face-to-face
interactions. However, an increasingly significant fraction of our social exchanges takes
place in technology mediated settings where natural nonverbal cues (facial expressions,
vocalisations, gestures, posture, etc.) are partially or totally impossible to display and access.
For example, phones make it possible to use vocal cues (fillers, laughter, pauses, etc.),
but not facial expressions or gestures and, in the case of online textual chats, the use
of nonverbal cues is simply not possible. The question at the core of this talk is whether
nonverbal communication still plays a role in these settings and, if yes, what are the nonverbal
cues and their functions
Alessandro Vinciarelli is with the University of Glasgow where he is Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) at the School of Computing Science and Associate Academic at the Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology (http://www.dcs.gla.ac.uk/vincia ). His main research interest is Social Signal Processing, the domain aimed at modelling analysis and synthesis of nonverbal behaviour in social interactions. In particular, Alessandro has investigated approaches for role recognition in multiparty conversations, automatic personality perception from speech, and conflict analysis and measurement in competitive discussions. Overall, Alessandro has published more than 100 works, including one authored book, five edited volumes, and 28 journal papers. Alessandro has participated in the organization of the IEEE International Conference on Social Computing as a Program Chair in 2011 and as a General Chair in 2012, he has initiated and chaired a large number of international workshops, including the Social Signal Processing Workshop, the International Workshop on Socially Intelligent Surveillance and Monitoring, the International Workshop on Human Behaviour Understanding, the Workshop on Political Speech and the Workshop on Foundations of Social Signals. Furthermore, Alessandro is or has been Principal Investigator of several national and international projects, including a European Network of Excellence (the SSPNet, http://www.sspnet.eu ), an Indo-Swiss Joint Research Project (http://www.idiap.ch/project/ccpp/ ) and an individual project in the framework of the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research IM2 (http://www.im2.ch) . Last, but not least, Alessandro is co-founder of Klewel (http://www.klewel.com ), a knowledge management company recognized with several awards.
Date: 2017-Sep-05 Time: 11:00:00 Room: Room 1.38 – IST Taguspark
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Workshop “Metabolism and mathematical models: Two for a tango” – 2nd Edition
Title: Workshop Metabolism and mathematical models: Two for a tango – 2nd Edition
Dates: October 25-26, 2022
Location: This workshop will be held in a virtual way
The topic of this workshop is metabolism in general, with a special focus, although not exclusive, on parasitology. Besides an exploration of the biological, biochemical and biomedical aspects, the workshop will also aim at presenting some of the mathematical modelling, algorithmic theory and software development that have become crucial to explore such aspects.
This workshop is being organised in the context of two projects, both with the Inria European Team Erable. One of the projects involves a partnership with the University of São Paulo (USP), in São Paulo, Brazil, more specifically the Institute of Mathematics and Statistics (IME) and the Institute of Biomedical Sciences – Inria Associated Team Capoeira – and the other involves the Inesc-ID/IST in Portugal, ETH in Zürich and EMBL in Heidelberg – H2020 Twinning Project Olissipo.
The workshop is open to all members of these two projects but also, importantly, to the community in general.
The program and more details are available here.