Symp. on Interdiscipl. Insights into Group Dynamics

4TU Delft
4TU Eindhoven
4TU Twente
4TU Wageningen

Symposium on Interdisciplinary Insights into Group Dynamics

The Symposium on Interdisciplinary Insights into Group Dynamics was hosted at Delft University of Technology on Dec 5-6 2018 and co-organised by Hayley Hung (TU Delft), Josette Gevers (TU Eindhoven), Dirk Heylen (University of Twente), Zeena Harakeh (University of Utrecht), and Nale Lehmann-Willenbrock (University of Hamburg). The purpose was to bring researchers from computer science working in social signal processing and affective computing together with social science researchers who are interested in studying group dynamics. 

The activities of the symposium were advertised on our symposium webpage hosted at the TU Delft. There was an even split of researchers from both disciplines. Registration sold out in a few days. An additional 30 registrations from MSc and PhD students was allowed for just attending the keynotes. Aside from participants coming from the Netherlands, we also had registrations coming from Portugal, Austria, Germany, France, Italy, and Belgium. This indicates that there is a strong and emerging community who is interested in working together on this topic.

To encourage interdisciplinary discussions, the Symposium involved six keynote speaker sessions, interspersed with interactive sessions.

The keynote speakers were carefully chosen to provide a balance between these two disciplines; three group scholars (Steve Kozlowski, Michigan State University; Matt Cronin, George Mason University; Michaela Kolbe, Zurich University Hospital), and three computer scientists (Justine Cassell* , Carnegie Mellon University; Hatice Gunes, Cambridge University; Jean-Marc Odobez, Idiap Research Institute).  (* Due to sickness, the first keynote speaker, Justine Cassell cancelled at the last minute and Hayley Hung gave an emergency keynote in her place to help set the scene for the rest of the conference).

Aside from the balanced set of keynotes, we reserved plenty of time for interdisciplinary discussions through plenary brainstorming sessions, break out sessions and plenary reporting back. 

Discussion topics included:
Intergroup Interaction Processes, Conceptualizing Dynamics, Sharing Data and a Interdisciplinary Glossary, Social Sensing methods and bio-signals

Symp. on Interdiscipl. Insights into Group Dynamics

Symposium on Interdisciplinary Insights into Group Dynamics

The Symposium on Interdisciplinary Insights into Group Dynamics was hosted at Delft University of Technology on Dec 5-6 2018 and co-organised by Hayley Hung (TU Delft), Josette Gevers (TU Eindhoven), Dirk Heylen (University of Twente), Zeena Harakeh (University of Utrecht), and Nale Lehmann-Willenbrock (University of Hamburg). The purpose was to bring researchers from computer science working in social signal processing and affective computing together with social science researchers who are interested in studying group dynamics. 

The activities of the symposium were advertised on our symposium webpage hosted at the TU Delft. There was an even split of researchers from both disciplines. Registration sold out in a few days. An additional 30 registrations from MSc and PhD students was allowed for just attending the keynotes. Aside from participants coming from the Netherlands, we also had registrations coming from Portugal, Austria, Germany, France, Italy, and Belgium. This indicates that there is a strong and emerging community who is interested in working together on this topic.

To encourage interdisciplinary discussions, the Symposium involved six keynote speaker sessions, interspersed with interactive sessions.

The keynote speakers were carefully chosen to provide a balance between these two disciplines; three group scholars (Steve Kozlowski, Michigan State University; Matt Cronin, George Mason University; Michaela Kolbe, Zurich University Hospital), and three computer scientists (Justine Cassell* , Carnegie Mellon University; Hatice Gunes, Cambridge University; Jean-Marc Odobez, Idiap Research Institute).  (* Due to sickness, the first keynote speaker, Justine Cassell cancelled at the last minute and Hayley Hung gave an emergency keynote in her place to help set the scene for the rest of the conference).

Aside from the balanced set of keynotes, we reserved plenty of time for interdisciplinary discussions through plenary brainstorming sessions, break out sessions and plenary reporting back. 

Discussion topics included:
Intergroup Interaction Processes, Conceptualizing Dynamics, Sharing Data and a Interdisciplinary Glossary, Social Sensing methods and bio-signals