Workshop on Mobile Social Signal Processing

First International Workshop on Mobile Social Signal Processing
Lisbon – September 7th, 2010
In conjunction with Mobile HCI 2010


Given their status as a preeminent form of social interaction, mobile phone conversations have been the subject of relatively limited investigation, in terms of social behavior. This leaves open a major gap when two important developments take place. On one hand, Mobile HCI often deals with advanced mobile phones containing a large number of sensors (e.g., GPS, accelerometers, magnetometers, capacitive touch) and with sufficient processing power to capture with unprecedented richness behavior and context of users (e.g., position, movement, hand grip, proximity of social network members, gait type, auditory context). On the other hand, the computing community, in particular Social Signal Processing (SSP), makes significant efforts towards automatic understanding (via analysis of verbal and nonverbal behavior) of social interactions captured with multiple sensors.

This workshop bridges the above mentioned gap by gathering SSP and Mobile HCI researchers.

Cross-pollination will identify research questions at the frontier between the two domains bringing significant novelty in both SSP and Mobile HCI.

Important Dates

Full paper submission: June 15th, 2010
Notification of Acceptance: June 25th, 2010 Camera ready paper submission: June 30th, 2010
Workshop: September 7th, 2010

Workshop articles will be published in a volume of the Springer LNCS series and participants are expected to submit six to eight pages long papers in LNCS/LNAI format.


Workshop topics include (but are not limited to):

• Conversational behavior analysis

• Social Location and Context – measurement, analysis and use

• SSP in design of mobile interactions

• SSP in mobile entertainment and wellbeing

• Databases and SSP based content retrieval

• Cognitive modeling, automatic understanding, and synthesis of social phenomena

General Chairs

Alessandro Vinciarelli (University of Glasgow/Idiap Research Institute) Rod Murray-Smith (University of Glasgow) Herve’ Bourlard (Idiap Research Institute/EPFL)

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