The 6th International Workshop on Affective Social Multimedia Computing (ASMMC 2021)

The 6th International Workshop on
Affective Social Multimedia Computing

October 11-22, 2021, Montreal, Canada

Call for Papers

Affective social multimedia computing is an emergent research topic for both affective computing and multimedia research communities. Social multimedia is fundamentally changing how we communicate, interact, and collaborate with other people in our daily lives. Comparing with well-organized broadcast news and professionally made videos such as commercials, TV shows, and movies, social multimedia media computing imposes great challenges to research communities. Social multimedia contains much affective information. Effective extraction of affective information from social multimedia can greatly help social multimedia computing (e.g., processing, index, retrieval, and understanding). Although much progress have been made in traditional multimedia research on multimedia content analysis, indexing, and retrieval based on subjective concepts such as emotion, aesthetics, and preference, affective social multimedia computing is a new research area. The affective social multimedia computing aims to proceed affective information from social multi-media. For massive and heterogeneous social media data, the research requires multidisciplinary understanding of content and perceptual cues from social multimedia. From the multimedia perspective, the research relies on the theoretical and technological findings in affective computing, machine learning, pattern recognition, signal/multimedia processing, computer vision, speech processing, behavior and social psychology. Affective analysis of social multimedia and interaction is attracting growing attention from industry and businesses that provide social networking sites, content-sharing services, distribute and host the media, social interaction with artificial agents. This workshop focuses on the analysis of affective signals in interaction (multimodal analyses enabling artificial agents in Human-Machine Interaction, social Interaction with artificial agents) and social multimedia (e.g., twitter, wechat, weibo, youtube, facebook, etc).

The 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th ASMMC workshop has been successfully held in Xi'an, China on September 21, 2015, Seattle, USA on July 15, 2016, Stockholm, Sweden on August 25, 2017, and Seoul, Korea on October 26, 2018, July 2, 2019 respectively. We take the 6th ASMMC to ACM ICMI 2021 come back again to Affective Computing & Intelligent Interaction for investigating affective computing technology to become available and accessible to education, health, transport, cities, home and entertainments.

It seeks contributions on various aspects of affective computing in interaction and social multimedia and interaction on related theory, methodology, algorithms, techniques, and applications

  • Affective human-machine interaction or human-human interaction
  • Affective/Emotional content analysis of images, videos, speech, music, metadata (text, symbols, etc.)
  • Affective indexing, ranking, and retrieval on big social media data
  • Affective computing in social multimedia by multimodal integration (face expression, gesture, posture, speech, text/language)
  • Emotional implicit tagging and interactive systems
  • User interests and behaviour modeling in social multimedia
  • Video and image summarization based on affect
  • Affective analysis of social media and harvesting the affective response of crowd
  • Affective generation in social multimedia, expressive text-to-speech and expressive language translation
  • Zero/One/Few-shot learning for emotion recognition
  • Multimodal Analyses enabling Artificial Agents in Human-Machine Interaction
  • Social Interaction with Artificial Agents
  • Applications of affective social multimedia computing

Workshop Chairs

  • Dongyan HUANG
    Senior Member, IEEE, Principle Scientist, Text-to-Speech Synthesis Lab
    Audio, Speech and Language Technology, UBTech Robotics Corp

  • Bj√∂rn SCHULLER
    Fellow of the IEEE, Senior Member ACM
    Full Professor & Head of the ZD.B Chair of Embedded Intelligence for Health Care & Wellbeing, University of Augsburg, Germany
    Reader (Associate Professor) in Machine Learning, Department of Computing, Imperial College London, London/U.K
    Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Co-Founder, audEERING GmbH, Gilching/Germany

  • Jianhua TAO
    Full Professor & Deputy Director, National Laboratory of Pattern Recognition (NLPR)
    Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences

  • Lei XIE
    Senior Member, IEEE
    Dr./ Professor
    Shannxi Provincial Key Lab of Speech and Image Information Processing (SAIIP)
    School of Computer Science
    Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an, China

  • Jie YANG
    Fellow, IEEE
    Program director
    Division of Information and Intelligent Systems
    National Science Foundation (NSF) of USA

Organizing Committee

  • Shih-Fu CHANG
    Columbia University, USA
  • Stephen COX
    University of East Anglia, UK
  • Minghui DONG
    Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
  • Wolfgang HUERST
    Utrecht University, Netherlands
  • Qiang JI
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
  • Jia JIA
    Tsinghua university, China
  • Qin JIN
    Renmin University of China, China
  • Dongmei JIANG
    Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an, China
  • Bo LI
    Google, USA
  • Haizhou LI
    Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
  • Ming LI
    Duke-Kunshan University, China
  • Jiebo LUO
    University of Rochester, USA
  • Hichem SAHLI
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
  • Vidhyasaharan SETHU
    The University of New South Wales, Australia
    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, USA
  • Yan TONG
    University of South Carolina, USA
  • Jia-Ching WANG
    National Central University
  • Chung-Hsien WU
    National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
  • Zhiyong Wu
    Tsinghua University, China
  • Zhizheng Wu
    Edinburgh University, UK
  • Changsheng XU
    Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • Shuicheng YAN
    National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Yanning ZHANG
    Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
  • Peng ZHANG
    Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
  • Yuexian ZOU
    Peking University, China
  • Zhongfei ZHANG
    Binghamton University, USA
  • Xuan ZHU
    Samsung R&D Institute of China, China

Important Dates

Dates Events
May (TBD by workshop organisers), 2021 Workshop paper submission deadline
June (TBD by workshop organisers), 2021 Workshop paper notification
End of July, 2021 Camera Ready Papers Due (same as main conference)
October 11-22, 2021 Date of workshops