SSPNet Summer School
on Social Signal Processing


Welcome to the home page of the SSPNet Summer School on Social Signal Processing, June 3-7 2013, IIASS, Vietri sul Mare (Italy).

Social Signal Processing (SSP) is the interdisciplinary computing domain aimed at modelling, analysis and synthesis of nonverbal behavior in social interactions. The mission of the school is to provide interested researchers, in particular PhD students and researchers at the earliest stages of their career, with an extensive introduction to the three core areas of SSP:

  • Modelling: the study of laws and principles underlying social interactions and the role that nonverbal behavior plays in these
  • Analysis: investigation and development of automatic approaches for extraction and interpretation of nonverbal behavoral cues in data captured with microphones, cameras and any other suitable sensor
  • Synthesis: automatic generation of appropriate nonverbal behavior via different forms ef embodiment like conversational agents, robots, etc.
Besides being a chance for interacting with some of the most important experts of the domain, the school will be an opportunity to network with a large number of colleagues interested, from the most diverse and interdisciplinary points of view, in human-human and human-machine communication.

Application Procedure

Participation to the school is free (no registration fees), but prospective participants are expected to submit a brief statement of interest (two A4 pages max) including the following information:

  • Name and contact information
  • Brief outline of the curriculum
  • Main research interests
The last available places will be assigned on a first come first served basis.

The statement of interest must be sent at the following e-mail address:

Applications sent to other addresses will not be considered. Please use the following subject "SSPNet Summer School on Social Signal Processing".

While the registration is free, no support is available for traveling and accommodation expenses.

Important dates

The application timeline is as follows:

  1. It will be possible to submit applications for participation until the capacity of the venue will be reached.
  2. April 30th, 2013: Registration deadline

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