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