Marie Christine Agopian

EMERGent: Emotions and Emergent States in Groups

The study of affect in groups, although a major goal of affective computing, has received relatively less attention compared to modeling individual affect. This is primarily because studying affect in an interactive, multiparty setting is more complex, and often, not very well defined outside specific applications. Moreover, affective computing has yet not addressed group affective dynamics as a potential driver of emergent states. These include pivotal group phenomena such as trust, conflict, and cohesion, and evolve over time as group members explicitly and implicitly interact to coordinate their actions and achieve objectives. This workshop will provide a unique occasion to gather researchers and practitioners working on approaches for sensing, analyzing, and modeling group emotion and emergent states from a multidisciplinary perspective, including psychological, ethnological, sociological, pedagogical, and computational viewpoints.




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