WASA 2017



2nd International Workshop on Automatic Sentiment Analysis in the Wild@ ACII 2017

23 October 2017, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Paper Submission through: https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/ACII2017/

Important Dates:

Paper submission deadline: 15 June 2017 New deadline: 17 July 2017
Notification of acceptance: 1 August 2017
Camera ready papers due: 18 August 2017


The WASA workshop series is the premier international forum for research on technologies for analysis of human sentiment, empathic and social behaviour observed in the wild. The program will consist of three Keynotes, an oral session, and a demonstration session. Submissions will be rigorously reviewed, and should clearly make the case for a documented improvement over the existing state of the art. The workshop will be held in conjunction with the International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction 2017.

The general workshop topics will include, but are not limited to:

  • Social Intelligence and Sentiment Modeling
  • Sentiment, empathy & social behavior analysis from vocal, facial & bodily expressions recorded in the wild
  • Expressive speech analysis in social interactions observed in the wild
  • Human gesture and action recognition in social interactions observed in the wild
  • Perceptual, empathic, and socially-aware user interfaces
  • Empathic multimedia recommendation systems
  • Databases for training and testing
  • Empathic and socially-aware computing and applications

Paper Awards and Journal Special Issue:

WASA 2017 will include the award for the best paper. In addition, the best WASA 2017 papers will be invited for a special issue of Image and Vision Computing. Moreover, Workshop Proceedings will be submitted for inclusion to IEEE Xplore.

Tentative Program

08h30-08h40 Welcome

08h40-09h10 (Sidney D'Mello) : Generation 3 Affect Detection: In the Wild and at Scale

09h10-09h30 A Multigranularity Data Augmentation based Fusion Neural Network Model for Short Text Sentiment Analysis. Xiao Sun; Jiajin He; Changqin Quan

09h30-09h50 Sentiment Analysis Using Imagebased Deep Spectrum Features. Shahin Amiriparian; Nicholas Cummins; Sandra Ottl; Maurice Gerczuk; Björn Schuller

09h50-10h10 Deep Neural Networks for Anger Detection from Real Life Speech Data. Jun Deng; Florian Eyben; Björn Schuller; Felix Burkhardt

10h10-10h30 Behavior Prediction InTheWild. Christos Georgakis; Yannis Panagakis; Maja Pantic

10h30-11h00 Coffee break

11h00-11h30 Keynote (Emily Mower Provost): Human-Centered Computing: Using Speech to Understand Behavior

11h30-11h50 Feature Selection in Multimodal Continuous Emotion Prediction. Shahin Amiriparian; Michael Freitag; Nicholas Cummins; Björn Schuller

11h50-12h10 Can a Machine Pass a Situational Judgment Test Measuring Personality Perception? Lei Chen; Franklin Zaromb; Zhitong Yang; Chee Wee Leong; Michelle MartinRaugh

12h10-12h40 Keynote (Carlos Busso): “Speech Emotion Recognition: Are we there yet?”

12h40 End of the program

Conference/ Program Chairs:

Maja Pantic (Imperial College London, UK), email: m.pantic@imperial.ac.uk
Bjoern Schuller (University of Passau, DE), email: schuller@ieee.org
Ioannis Panagakis (Univesity of Middlesex, UK), email: i.panagakis@imperial.ac.uk
Hesam Sagha (audEERING, DE), email: hsagha@audeering.com

Program Committee:

Rodrigo Agerri (EHU, ES), Carlos A. Iglesias (UPM, ES), Albert Ali Salah (Boğaziçi University, TR), Zixing Zhang (UP, DE), Andreas Riener (THI, DE), Mohamad-Hoseyn Sigari (QUAT, IR), Jianhua Tao (CAS, CN), Michel Valstar (Nottingham University, UK), Pavel Smrz (BUT, CZ), Katarzyna  Wac (UNIG, CH), Erik Cambria (NUS, SG), Daniel Roggen (University of Sussex, UK), Fabien Ringeval (Université Grenoble Alpes, FR), Oliver Amft (UP, DE)