WS³P 2012

First International Workshop on Wide Spectrum Social Signal Processing - 2012 ASE/IEEE International Conference on Social Computing (SocialCom 2012)








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First International Workshop on Wide Spectrum Social Signal Processing

WS3P 2012

September, 3 (morning)

Held in conjunction with 

2012 ASE/IEEE International Conference on Social Computing

 SocialCom 2012

Amsterdam (The Netherlands), September 3-5, 2012



A large part of users of Social Computing and Social Signal Processing technology have special needs owing to their special mental conditions such as Autism Spectral Condition or physical limitations. At the same time, Social Computing offers great potential in particular for these users: Many target groups show high affinity to technical systems and practically all of these can be assumed to benefit from social networks and social and affective technical solutions tailored to their needs. As a consequence, there has been a growing interest within the computing community in becoming more engaged in social sciences and more particularly in psychopathologies such as Autism. The WS3P 2012 workshop aims to gather researchers and practitioners in the field of Social Computing, Social Signal Processing, Social Robotics and Psychopathology. Joint research across these communities will have a major impact on methodologies, problems and issues related to users with development or abilities on a wide spectrum.


The workshop fosters discussions covering topics such as (but not limited to):

  • Processing of Wide Spectrum Social Signals and Wide Spectrum Emotions and Affect
  • Corpora of Wide Spectrum Social Signals, Emotion and Affect
  • Machine Learning Techniques for Interaction Modelling
  • Inclusive User Interfaces
  • Targeted Social Networks for User Groups with Special Requirements
  • Digital Socio-Emotional Gaming for Empowerment and Inclusion
  • Case Studies and Applications in Real-life Contexts
  • Long-term Modelling of Wide Spectrum Behaviours
  • Data Acquisition, Annotation, Protocols and Ethics
  • Impact of Social Signal Processing in the Psycho-Pathology





September, 3 2012



8h30 Paper ID: WS3P-1 

Mimicking Expressiveness Of Movements By Autistic Children In Game Play    
Daniel Tetteroo, Azadeh Shirzad, Mariana Serras Pereira, Matthijs Zwinderman, Duy Le and 
Emilia Barakova 

8h55 Paper ID: WS3P-2 

Exploring Multimodal Social-Emotional Behaviors in Autism Spectrum Disorders    
Laurence Chaby, Mohamed Chetouani, Monique Plaza and David Cohen  


9h 20 Paper ID: WS3P-3 
Robotic Social Therapy on Children with Autism: Preliminary Evaluation Through Multi Parametric Analysis 
Daniele Mazzei, Alberto Greco, Nicole Lazzeri, Abolfazl Zaraki, Antonio Lanatà, Roberta Igliozzi, Alice Mancini, Francesca Stoppa, Enzo Pasquale Scilingo, 
Filippo Muratori and Danilo Emilio De Rossi  

9h55 Paper ID: WS3P-4 
Speech, Emotion, Age, Language, Task, and Typicality: Trying to Disentangle Performance and Feature Relevance 
Erik Marchi, Anton Batliner, Björn Schuller, Shimrit Fridenzon, Shahar Tal and Ofer Golan 

10h30-10h45 Coffee Break

10h45 Keynote Speaker: Jacqueline NADEL (UPMC, CNRS)

11h30 Paper ID: WS3P-5 


Incremental Learning with Accuracy Prediction of Social and Individual Properties from Mobile- 
Phone Data 
Yaniv Altshuler, Nadav Aharony, Micky Fire, Yuval Elovici and Alex Pentland  

11h55 Paper ID: WS3P-5 
Statistical analyses of acoustic-phonetic parameters of depressed speech  
Klára Vicsi and Dávid Sztahó









This event is organized as a satelitte workshop of the ASE/IEEE International Conference on Social Computing (SocialCom) that will take place in Amsterdam (The Netherlands), September 3-6, 2012. 



Mohamed Chetouani (primary contact)

Institut des Systèmes Intelligents et de Robotique (ISIR)

Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC)



Björn Schuller

Technische Universität München (TUM)



Peter Robinson

University of Cambridge





Important dates:

Paper submission                        7 July 2012

Notification of acceptance             19 July 2012 (new)

Camera ready paper                    20 July 2012

Workshop                                   3 September 2012 (new)



The workshop will be co-sponsored by the European projects ASC-Inclusion ( and Michelangelo ( and the HUMAINE Association.