Official ICMI 2022 Workshop – November 7 (Hybrid)
The GENEA (Generation and Evaluation of Non-verbal Behaviour for Embodied Agents) Workshop 2022 aims at bringing together researchers that use different methods for non-verbal-behaviour generation and evaluation, and hopes to stimulate the discussions on how to improve both the generation methods and the evaluation of the results. We invite all interested researchers to submit a paper related to their work in the area and to participate in the workshop. This is the third installment of the GENEA Workshop, for more information about the 2021 installment, please go here.
GENEA 2022 is the third GENEA workshop and an official workshop of ACM ICMI’22, and will be hybrid: will take place both in Bangalore, India, and online. Accepted workshop submissions will be included in the adjunct ACM ICMI proceedings.
Generating non-verbal behaviours, such as gesticulation, facial expressions and gaze, is of great importance for natural interaction with embodied agents such as virtual agents and social robots. At present, behaviour generation is typically powered by rule-based systems, data-driven approaches, and their hybrids. For evaluation, both objective and subjective methods exist, but their application and validity are frequently a point of contention.
This workshop asks, “What will be the behaviour-generation methods of the future? And how can we evaluate these methods using meaningful objective and subjective metrics?” The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers working on the generation and evaluation of non-verbal behaviours for embodied agents to discuss the future of this field. To kickstart these discussions, we invite all interested researchers to submit a paper for presentation at the workshop.
Please format submissions for double-blind review according to the ACM conference format.
We will accept long (8 pages) and short (4 pages) paper submissions, all in the double-column ACM conference format. Pages containing only references do not count toward the page limit for any of the paper types. Submissions should be made in PDF format through OpenReview using this URL.
To encourage authors to make their work reproducible and reward the effort that this requires, we have introduced the GENEA Reproducibility Award.
The main contact address of the workshop is: email@example.com.