Symposium on Interdisciplinary Insights into Group Dynamics
December 5-6, 2018
Location: PULSE building, Landbergstraat 19, TU Delft
The aim of the Symposium on Interdisciplinary Insights into Group Dynamics is to kickstart collaboration in this area. We have carefully selected both computer scientists and social scientists to speak at this event on this topic and have arrange activities to facilitate active collaboration in the short and long term. There is much resources and knowledge to share and we firmly believe that there is an exciting research frontier to explore that could not be achieved by either discipline alone. Concretely, we aim to establish cohesion between these two communities at a local and international level. The way humans interact with each other has a great impact on how humans influence and collaborate. In recent years, domains in computer science such as social signal processing, affective computing, and social computing have emerged. The aim of these fields is to address the problem of how machines can perceive how humans feel and behave in order to predict and influence human behaviour. Recently, in these fields, the trends have moved from controlled lab experiments to perception in uncontrolled real life settings, leading to significant technical challenges. This is a great need to gather more data to train, validate, and test methods for behaviour perception, modelling, and synthesis. Meanwhile, in social science, many scholars have been forced to move away from behavioural studies towards surveys due to journal pressure for larger experimental data sizes. The move away from behavioral studies has been recognized as a major bottleneck for the future of social science in general. Fortunately, there still remain a number of group scholars who are actively pursuing behavioral research. Data are collected and meticulously labelled for further numerical analysis. These carefully crafted data are currently rarely made available to the general research community. However, they provide vital data for training automated methods to interpret, synthesise and influence human social behaviour.
- Steve Kozlowksi (Michigan State University)
- Justine Cassell (Carnegie Mellon University)
- Jean-Marc Odobez (IDIAP Research Institute)
- Michaela Kolbe (University Hospital Zurich)
- Matthew Cronin (George Mason University)
- Hatice Gunes (Cambridge University)
The following is a tentative proggramme for the two days of the Symposium. Please note that it is still subject to change.
Wednesday 5th December
10:00 Symposium Welcome
10:10 Justine Cassell Keynote 1
11:00 Coffee Break
11:30 Matt Cronin Keynote 2
12:20 Lunch (for confirmed registrations)
13:20 Jean-Marc Odobez Keynote 3
14:10 Hatice Gunes Keynote 4
15:00 Coffee Break
15:30 Plenary brainstorm about possible cluster topics of interest.
16:15 Round Table Breakout Discussions
17:00 Plenary Report Back
17:45 Borrel and Drinks
18:45 Leave for Dinner (at your own cost)
Thursday 6th December
09:00 Steve Kozlowski Keynote 5
09:50 Michaela Kolbe Keynote 6
10:40 Coffee Break (Group Photo Moment)
11:10 Plenary Brainstorm for more discussion topics (after a night of reflection)
11:40 Round Table Breakout Discussions
13:00 Round Table Breakout Discussions
14:00 Plenary Report Back and determining topics for final break out sessions
14:45 Round Table Breakout Discussions
16:00 Plenary Report Back, Action Plans, and Closing.
Finishes at 5pm.
Registration for the entire symposium event is now closed. However, we are offering the opportunity for 50 more curious researchers to attend the keynote speeches only, regardless of not being registered for the entire event. To register for this option, please add your entry to the following spreadsheet.