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AISB event Bulletin Item

2nd Call for Papers: Social Intelligence Design 2007

The 6th International Workshop on Social Intelligence Design
Trento, Italy
July 2-4, 2007
SID 2007 is the sixth workshop on the subject of social intelligence design focused on the impact and significance of information technology in our lives, work, home, and on the move. In this workshop we consider Social Intelligence (SI) as the necessary ability for people to relate to, understand and interact effectively with others. The central question is how SI is mediated through the use of emerging technologies.
We will focus on three key factors in SID 2007:
* Development, operation, and evaluation of support systems or tools for SID; this includes support systems and tools both for mediated remote interacton and support for face-to-face interaction;
* Observation and modeling of psychological and behavioral processes with the aim of obtaining computational models of behavior and interaction;
* Social intelligence implemented in interfaces, embodied agents, storytelling environments, (serious) gaming and simulation.
We emphasize the role of SID 2007 as a meeting place for engineering researchers and social scientists and for both productive research activities and significant social contributions under a common goal of exploring SI in our real world. If engineering researchers and social scientists know the needs and seeds of each other's research, new ideas will emerge which will lead to unique research findings.
Topics of the workshop include:
* Natural Interactions: covering theory, modeling and analytical frameworks that have been developed with Social Intelligence Design in mind, including situated computation, embodied conversational agents, sociable artifacts, and socially intelligent robots.
* Communities: covering community media, communication patterns in online communities, knowledge-creating, network and anonymous communities.
* Collaboration Technologies and Tools: covering innovations to support interactions within communities, covering a range from knowledge sharing systems, multi-agent systems and interactive systems.
* Application Domains - including design, workspaces, education, e-commerce, entertainment, digital democracy, digital cities, policy and business.
Intended Participants
This workshop is intended for all who are concerned with the impact of advanced information and communication technologies on social intelligence, in particular, researchers, developers and designers of new ways of communicating enabled and supported by such technologies. The contributions will be published in the workshop proceedings and a selection of the papers will appear in a special issue of a journal. 
Paper Submission
Electronic Paper Submission: Email your paper in PDF format to Papers should be 15 pages at most. The guidelines/instructions for authors will appear at the SID 2007 webpages. For any questions related to workshop and submission contact
Important dates
Paper Submission: March 1, 2007
Acceptance Notification: April 15, 2007
Submission of Revised Paper: May 30, 2007
Workshop: July 2-4, 2007
General Chairman
Toyoaki Nishida, Kyoto University, Japan
Program Chairs
Oliviero Stock, ITC-irst, Trento, Italy
Anton Nijholt, University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands
Local Chairs
Massimo Zancanaro, ITC-irst
Oliviero Stock, ITC-irst
Advisory Committee
Asako Miura, Kobe Gakuin University, Japan
Renate Fruchter, Stanford University, USA
Duska Rosenberg, University of London, UK
Program Committee
Justine Cassell, Northwestern University, Chicago, USA
Cristiano Castelfranchi, University of Siena, Italy
Marco Combetto, Microsoft Research, Cambridge, UK
Rosaria Conte, Institute of Psychology, ISTC-CNR, Rome, Italy
Roddy Cowie, Queen~Rs Universiy, Belfast, UK
Kerstin Dautenbach, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK
Tom Erickson, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, USA
Tomohiro Fukahara, University of Tokyo, Japan
Dirk Heylen, University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands
Osamu Katai, Kyoto University, Japan
Gloria Mark, University of California, Irvine, USA
Stacy Marsella, ISI, Marina del Rey, USA
Naohiro Matsumura, Osaka University, Japan
Fabio Pianesi ITC-irst, Trento, Italy
Isabella Poggi, University of Roma, Italy
Koji Yamashita, NIICT, Kyoto, Japan
Registration Fee until June 5, 2007 Euro 300.=
Registration Fee after June 5, 2007 Euro 325.=
Details about registration will be provided later.
Conference Venue
ITC-irst, Povo (Trento). The Center for Scientific and Technological Research (ITC-irst) is a public research center of the Autonomous Province of Trento, Italy. Trento can be reached by train from the following airports: Verona (90 km), Brescia (120), Venice (153 km), or Milan (213 km).
This is the sixth workshop on the subject of social intelligence design. The papers accepted for this workshop will be made available in the series of CTIT ( Workshop Proceedings. Selected papers will be considered for publication in a special Journal issue as has been done with previous SID workshops (SID 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006). Visit for details about SID.
Previous workshops
SID 2001:
The first workshop SID 2001 (, was held in Matsue, Japan in 2001, in conjunction with the annual JSAI (Japanese Society of Artificial Intelligence) Conference. SID 2001 established a forum for key themes in this area, such as, how new technologies mediate human communication and collaboration across geographical and cultural divides. Selected papers from the workshop were published in Lecture Notes on Artificial Intelligence LNAI 2253: "New Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence", edited by Takao Terano, Toyoaki Nishida, Akira Namatame, Yukio Ohsawa, Shusaku Tsumoto, and Takashi Washio, Springer Verlag, December 2001.
SID 2003:
SID 2003 ( was held at the Royal Holloway University of London, United Kingdom in 2003. Selected papers were revised and published in a special issue of the AI & Society Journal, Volume 19, Number 1, January 2005, edited by Renate Fruchter, Duska Rosenberg, and Toyoaki Nishida.
SID 2004:
SID 2004 ( was organized under the auspices of the Centre of Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT) of the University of Twente, the Netherlands, by the Human Media Interaction group of the CTIT. Selected papers were revised and published in a special issue of the AI & Society Journal, Volume 20, Number 2, March 2006, edited by Anton Nijholt and Toyoaki Nishida.
SID 2005 and SID 2006:
SID 2005 ( and SID 2006 ( were held in Stanford and Osaka, respectively. For both workshops papers were selected and refereed for two special issues of the AI & Society Journal that will appear in 2007.