Venue: Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs

Time and Date: 9:00-13:00, June 6, Monday, 2016

Detailed Program

9:00-9:10 Welcome and opening remarks

9:10-10:00 Keynote Talk
Chair: Stefanos Vrochidis
Benoit Huet, “Event-based MultiMedia Search and Retrieval for Question Answering

10:00-10:40 Oral Session I: Human activity recognition and affective behaviour analysis
Chair: Stephanie Elzer Schwartz
Federico Sukno, Mónica Domínguez, Adriá Ruiz Ovejero, Dominik Schiller, Florian Lingenfelser, Louisa Pragst, Eleni Kamateri, Stefanos Vrochidis, “Multimodal Annotation Schema for Non-Verbal Affective Analysis in the Health-Care Domain”
Petar Palasek, Ioannis Patras, “Action Recognition Using Convolutional Restricted Boltzmann Machines”

10:40-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-11:40 Oral Session II: Dialogue systems and knowledge-based agents
Chair: Stephanie Elzer Schwartz
Georgios Meditskos, Stamatia Dasiopoulou, Louisa Pragst, Stefan Ultes, Stefanos Vrochidis, Ioannis Kompatsiaris, Leo Wanner, “Towards an Ontology-Driven Adaptive Dialogue Framework”
Leo Wanner, Josep Blat, Stamatia Dasiopoulou, Mónica Domínguez, Gerard Llorach, Simon Mille, Federico Sukno, Eleni Kamateri, Stefanos Vrochidis, Ioannis Kompatsiaris, Elisabeth André, Florian Lingenfelser, Gregor Mehlmann, Andries Stam, Ludo Stellingwerff, Bianca Vieru, Lori Lamel, Wolfgang Minker, Louisa Pragst, Stefan Ultes, “Towards a Multimedia Knowledge-Based Agent with Social Competence and Human Interaction Capabilities”

11:40-12:20 Oral Session III: Speech analysis and audio retrieval
Chair: Stefanos Vrochidis
Victor Campos, Daniel Pedronette, “Effective Speaker Retrieval and Recognition through Vector Quantization and Unsupervised Distance Learning”
Younghoon Jung, Jaehwan Koo, Karl Stratos and Luca Carloni, “A Probabilistic Ranking Model for Audio Stream Retrieval”

12:20-12:50 Panel Discussion

Panel Facilitators: Stefanos Vrochidis, Stephanie Elzer Schwartz

Panelists (tentative):
Benoit Huet (EURECOM)
Shiliang Zhang (Peking University)
Yuchi Huang (Educational Testing Service)

12:50-13:00 Closing remarks