3rd International Workshop on Vocal Interactivity in-and-between Humans, Animals and Robots (VIHAR-2021)

3rd International Workshop on Vocal Interactivity in-and-between Humans, Animals and Robots (VIHAR-2021)

13th-15th October 2021
Paris, France (Virtual Only)

http://vihar-2021.vihar.org
VIHAR-2021 is the third international workshop on Vocal Interactivity in-and-between Humans, Animals and Robots. Taking place virtually in Paris, France (online only) on 13-15 October 2021, VIHAR-2021 aims to bring together researchers studying vocal-based interaction in-and-between humans, animals and robots from a variety of different fields. This includes speech, animal vocalisations or other acoustic interaction. VIHAR-2021 will provide an opportunity to share and discuss theoretical insights, best practices, tools and methodologies, and to identify common principles underpinning vocal behaviour in a multi-disciplinary environment.

The registration is free but mandatory.

The workshop follows the success of previous International workshops on Vocal Interactivity in-and-between Humans, Animals and Robots (VIHAR-2017 and VIHAR-2019).

We invite original submissions of abstracts in all areas of vocal interactivity. Suggested workshop topics may include, but are not limited to the following areas:
  * Physiological and morphological comparisons between vocal systems in animals
  * Properties and functions of animal signals
  * Evolution of vocal interactivity
  * Vocal imitation and learning
  * Conveyance of emotion
  * Comparative analyses of human and animal vocalisations
  * Use of vocalisation
  * Vocal interactivity between non-conspecifics
  * Spoken language systems
  * Technology-based research methods
  * Vocal interaction with robots

To present your work/ideas at VIHAR you will need to submit:

• Title
• Authors (and institutional affiliations)
• Abstract (max 500 words; you are also encouraged to include one image/diagram)
• One sentence stating the relevance to VIHAR
• Does this work relate to: Humans? Animals? Robots? (Multiple selections are certainly permitted!)

The number of proposals from each presenter (“first author”) is limited to two. The number of proposals that a co-author can be involved in is limited to five.

A panel of experts will curate the submissions in order to ensure they belong to the scope of the workshop.

A compilation of the abstracts will be published online on the workshop website in the form of abstracts-only proceedings.

The authors will have the opportunity to submit papers to special issue organized in a journal after the VIHAR workshop.

Submission link: 
https://forms.gle/VbvmLX3izxcFuFft9

Key Dates:
  – Submission deadline – 1st Sep. 2021  8th Sep 2021
  – Notification of acceptance – 22nd Sep 2021
  – Workshop – 13th-15th October 2021 (Virtual)

Organisers:
  – Mohamed Chetouani, Sorbonne Universite, ISIR, CNRS
  – Dan Stowell, Tilburg University / Naturalis Biodiversity Centre
  – Angela Dassow, Carthage College
  – Ricard Marxer, Université de Toulon, Aix Marseille Univ, CNRS, LIS
  – Roger K. Moore, University of Sheffield
  – Elodie Briefer, University of Copenhagen
  – Nicolas Obin, IRCAM / Sorbonne University

If you wish to join the VIHAR community, please subscribe to our mailing list by entering your e-mail address at http://www.freelists.org/list/vihar and then responding to the confirmation e-mail that you will receive from the list server.

Please forward this call to anyone who you think might be interested in contributing/attending.