4th Workshop on Emotion and Sentiment in Social and Expressive Media:
Media and Arts for Inclusive, Fair and Reflective Societies

Workshop Program - ESSEM 2019

Time: 9:00 – 16:30 (One Day)
Room SW01 (2nd Floor)

Long papers (L): each presentation should be no longer than 25 minutes; at least 5 minutes are for questions and discussion.
Short papers (S): each presentation should be no longer than 15 minutes; at least 5 minutes are for questions and discussion.

8:30 – 9:00 Registration
9:00 - 9:15: Opening

9:15 – 10:00: Invited Talk 1

Steve Benford (University of Nottingham)
Effecting Affect
Abstract: I will reflect on more than twenty years of collaborating with artists to create, tour and study interactive performances and installations to consider how they ‘effect affect’ – that is the strategies that they employ to deliver compelling emotional experiences. I will reflect on the nature of affective loops in which computers both sense and intervene in our emotional experiences, focusing on how emerging bodily interfaces that involve both physiological sensing and bodily actuation are leading to ever more tightly coupled interactions that play with the boundaries of control to provoke emotional responses.

10,00 – 10,30: Emotions in performance. Chair: Tommaso Caselli

10:00 - 10-30: Rossana Damiano, Vincenzo Lombardo, Giulia Monticone, Antonio Pizzo
All about face. An experiment in face emotion recognition in interactive dramatic performance.

10:30 – 11:00: Coffee break

11:00 – 12:00: Media and style in social media analysis. Chair: Valerio Basile

11:00 - 11:30: Elisabetta Fersini, Francesca Gasparini, Silvia Conchs
Detecting Sexist MEME On The Web: A Study on Textual and Visual Cues

11:30 - 12:00: Antonio Pascucci, Vincenzo Masucci, Johanna Monti
Computational Stylometry and Machine Learning for Gender and Age Detection in Cyberbullying Texts

12:00 – 12:40: Tools. Chair: Komal Florio

12:00 - 12:20: Elena Manishina, Dylan Tweed, Guillaume Tibery, Lorena Gayarre Pena, Nicolas Martin
Detecting negativity in user comments using emotional maps and convolutional neural networks

12:20 - 12:40: Chen Feng, Peeraya Sripian, Midori Sugaya
Feedback of Physiological-Based Emotion before Publishing Emotional Expression on Social Media

12:40 – 14:00 Lunch break

14:15 - 15:00: Invited Talk 2

Joost Broekens (University of Leiden and Interactive Robotics B.V., Founder)
Humanoid robots as a new form of interactive and expressive media: research, practice and outlook

15:00 – 15:30: Coffee break

15:30 – 16:30: Hate speech and abusive language. Chair: Rossana Damiano

15:30 - 16:00: Leon Graumas, Roy David, Tommaso Caselli
Twitter-based Polarised Embeddings for Abusive Language Detection

16:00 - 16:30: Komal Florio, Valerio Basile, Mirko Lai, Viviana Patti
Leveraging Hate Speech Detection to Investigate Immigration-related Phenomena in Italy.

16:30 – 16:40 Wrap-up and Closing

Co-located with


Important Dates

  • June 15th, 2019
    June 25th, 2019 (extended)
  • Notification of acceptance:
    June 28th, 2019
  • Camera ready papers due:
    July 5th, 2019
  • Workshop Date:
    September 3rd, 2019

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