Multimodality in social interaction
April 3 @ 09:00 - April 4 @ 18:00
The goal of this meeting is to bring together researchers at various levels of their careers (PhD, postdoc, PIs) to engage in a two day interactive sessions on various theoretical and methodological problems confronted in the field of communication and social interactions in humans and nonhumans. What are the basic signals used in communication? How do signals interact with one another? When do signal combinations become multimodal or multicomponent? How do exchanges of such signals shape our social interactions? How do we (learn to) behaviourally coordinate such communicative exchanges? Is this coordination reflected upon intra- and inter-personal physiological as well as neurological measures? What are the challenges in collecting and annotating such data? How do we combine various methodologies and technologies (behavioural, neural, linguistic) to answer our questions? Bringing together a group of researchers from interdisciplinary backgrounds, who regularly deal with these challenges, we intend to create a shared space for interactive discussions leading us to finding solutions to our individual problems with the force of collective efforts.
We propose a two-day program including several talks as well as a comprehensive workshop to address these issues.