Ginevra Castellano 

Associate Senior Lecturer in Intelligent Interactive Systems
Department of Information Technlogy
Uppsala University, Sweden



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Activities


Organised international events
  • Chair and organiser, with Ruth Aylett, Wolmet Barendregt, Arvid Kappas, Mohammad Obaid, Ana Paiva and Pedro Sequeira, of the 1st International Workshop on Educational Robots (WONDER 2015), International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR’15), Paris, France, October 2015.
  • Chair and organiser, with Mohamed Chetouani, Hanan Salam, Giovanna Varni, Salvatore Anzalone, and Catherine Pelachaud, of the First International Workshop on ENgagement in HumAN Computer IntEraction (ENHANCE 2015), International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction, Xi’an, China, September 2015.
  • Chair and organiser, with Iolanda Leite and Ana Paiva, of the special session “Recognition of Affect Signals from Physiological Data for Social Robots” (OASIS) at the International Conference on Physiological Computing Systems 2014, Lisbon, Portugal, January 2014.
  • Chair and organiser, with Kostas Karpouzis, Jean-Claude Martin, Louis-Philippe Morency, Christopher Peters, and Laurel Riek, of the 5th International Workshop on Affective Interaction in Natural Environments (AFFINE’13), 5th Humaine Association Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII 2013), Geneva, Switzerland, September 2013.
  • Chair and organiser, with Ruth Aylett, Evangelia Dimaraki, Kostas Karpouzis, Costas Mourlas, Ana Paiva, and Yannis Skarpelos, of the Workshop on Games for Learning, held jointly with the 8th International Conference on the Foundations of Digital Games (FID 2013), Chania, Greece, May 2013.
  • Chair and organiser, with Ruth Aylett, Ana Paiva, Bogdan Raducanu and Marc Hanheide, of the Special Session on “Long-Term Socially Perceptive and Interactive Robot Companions: Challenges and Future Perspectives”, International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI 11), Alicante, Spain, November 2011.
  • Organiser (with Kostas Karpouzis, Christopher Peters, Louis-Philippe Morency, Laurel Riek and Georgios Yannakakis) of the 4th AFFINE (Affective Interaction in Natural Environments) Workshop 2011, a satellite event of ICMI 2011.
  • Organiser (with Kostas Karpouzis, Jean-Claude Martin, Louis-Philippe Morency, Christopher Peters and Laurel Riek) of the 3rd AFFINE (Affective Interaction in Natural Environments) Workshop 2010, a satellite event of ACM Multimedia 2010.
  • Organiser, with Ruth Aylett and Steve Renals, of the First Summer School on Affective Computing and Social Signal Processing (ACSSP10), Edinburgh, 30th August - 1st September 2010. Sponsored by the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA), the HUMAINE Association, and the EU FP7 SSPNet and LIREC projects.
  • Chair (with Jean-Claude Martin, John Murray, Kostas Karpouzis and Christopher Peters) of the Workshop on Affect-Aware Virtual Agents and Social Robots (AFFINE'09), held jointly with the International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces and Workshop on Machine Learning for Multimodal Interaction (ICMI-MLMI'09), 6 November 2009, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  • Chair (with Laurel Riek and Lars Erik Holmquist) of the Workshop Beyond Gray Droids: Domestic Robot Design for the 21st Century, held jointly with the 23rd BCS Conference on Human Computer Interaction, 1 September 2009, Cambridge, UK.
  • Chair (with Kostas Karpouzis, Christopher Peters and Jean-Claude Martin) of the Special Session on Affective Interaction in Natural Environments: Real-Time Affect Analysis and Interpretation in Everyday Settings, 10th International Workshop on Image Analysis for Multimedia Interactive Services (WIAMIS 2009), 8 May 2009, London, UK.
  • Chair (with Kostas Karpouzis, Christopher Peters and Jean-Claude Martin) of the Workshop on Affective Interaction in Natural Environments: Real-Time Affect Analysis and Interpretation for Virtual Agents and Social Robots (AFFINE'08), held jointly with the International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces (ICMI'08), 24 October 2008, Chania, Greece.
  • Main organiser of the 3rd HUMAINE EU Summer School, 22-28 September 2006, Genoa, Italy.
  • Member of the Local Organising Committee of the Summer School in Sound and Music Computing, 25-29 July 2005, Genoa, Italy.

Activities as editor

Memberships, committees and editorial boards
  • Treasurer and member of the Management Board of the Association for the Advancement of Affective Computing (AAAC)
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces, Springer
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Interactive Worlds, Ibima Publishing

Conference organisation committee
  • 2015, International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR’15): Workshop Chair
  • 2014, IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication 2014 (RO-MAN’14): Special Session chair
  • 2012, International Conference on Multimodal Interaction 2012 (ICMI’12): Publication Chair
  • 2012, British Computer Society Conference on Human-Computer Interaction 2012 - (BCS HCI 2012): Workshop Chair
  • 2011, International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction 2011 (ACII’11): Workshop Chair
  • 2011 - Present: International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII) – Steering Committee

International Program Committee Service

    2016 

    • ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2016)

    2015

    • IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems 2015 (IROS 2015)
    • 6th International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII 2015)
    • 3rd International Workshop on Context Based Affect Recognition (CBAR 2015)
    • 3rd  International Workshop on Emotion Representation, Analysis and Synthesis in Continuous Time and Space (EmoSPACE 2015)

    2014

    • 13th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2014)
    • 14th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA 2014)
    • 2nd Workshop on Applications for Emotional Robots, 9th ACM/IEEE Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2014)

    2013

    • Fifteenth International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI 2013)
    • Thirteenth International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA 2013)
    • Fifth Humaine Association Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII 2013)
    • Second International Workshop on Context Based Affect Recognition (CBAR 2013)
    • Fifth International Conference on Games and Virtual Worlds for Serious Applications (VS-Games 2013)
    •  Fifth ASE/IEEE International Conference on Social Computing (SocialCom2013)
    • 12th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2013)
    • Workshop on Applications for Emotional Robots, ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction 2013
    • Workshop on Applications of Affective Computing in Intelligent Environments, 9th International Conference on Intelligent Environments (IE’13)
    • IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Creativity and Affective Computing 2013 (CICAC 2013), IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence
    • 2nd International Workshop on Emotion Representation, Analysis and Synthesis in Continuous Time and Space (EmoSPACE 2013)

    2012

    • 14th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI2012)
    • Fourth ASE/IEEE International Conference on Social Computing (SocialCom2012)
    • First International Workshop on Context-based Affect Recognition 2012 (CBAR 2012), Fourth IEEE
    • International Conference on Social Computing (SocialCom2012)
    • Third International Workshop on Social Behaviour in Music (CBAR 2012), 14th ACM International
    • Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI2012)
    • Third International Workshop on Human Behaviour Understanding 2012 (HBU 2012), IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems 2012
    • Workshop on Applications for Emotional Robots, IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication 2012
    • British Computer Society Conference on Human-Computer Interaction 2012 - (BCS HCI 2012)
    • Eleventh International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2012)

    2011

    • Third IEEE International Conference on Social Computing (SocialCom2011)
    • 13th International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI 2011)
    •  International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction 2011 (ACII 2011)
    •  International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction 2011 (ACII 2011), Doctoral Consortium
    • Workshop on Machine Learning for Affective Computing (MLAC), International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction 2011 (ACII 2011)
    • International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces 2011 (IUI2011)
    • Second International Workshop on Social Behavior in Music (SBM2011)
    • Workshop on Emotion Synthesis, Representation, and Analysis in Continuous Spaces (EmoSPACE 2011), IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition 2011 (FG 2011)
    • Workshop on Social Behavior Analysis, IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition 2011 (FG 2011)
    • Workshop on Natural Interaction and Player Satisfaction in Games, 3rd International Conference in Games and Virtual Worlds for Serious Applications (VS-Games 2011)

    2010

    • Workshop on Affective Computational Intelligence 2011, IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence
    • 3rd International Congress on Image and Signal Processing (CISP) 2010
    • First Summer School on Affective Computing and Social Signal Processing 2010

    2009

    • Symposium on Mental States, Emotions and their Embodiment, AISB Convention 2009
    •  Doctoral Consortium of the 3rd International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction 2009
    • 5th International Summer Workshop on Multimodal Interfaces (eNTERFACE’09)



      Invited seminars and talks
      • Castellano, G. (2013). Affect-Aware and Empathic Robots: Closing the Affective Loop in Social Human-Robot Interaction. School of Computer Science and Communication, Royal Institute of Technology. Stockholm, Sweden, December 2013.

      • Castellano, G. (2013). Affect sensitive and empathic robots. “Summer School on Social Human-Robot Interaction”. Cambridge, United Kingdom, August 2013.
      • Castellano, G. (2013). Affective robots in natural environments - bridging the gap between affective computing and human-robot interaction in the wild. Workshop “Festschrift for Roddy Cowie and Ellen Douglas-Cowie”, 5th International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction, Geneva, Switzerland, September 2013.
      • Castellano, G. (2013), Affect sensitive robots. Invited talk at the panel “Emotional Machines: Is society ready for robot companions?” NESTA, London, July 2013.
      • Castellano, G. (2012). Context-sensitive affect recognition for robotic companions. School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences seminar series, Heriot-Watt University, UK, April 2012.
      • Castellano, G. (2012). Affect sensitive robotic companions. Intelligent Robotics Lab (IRLab) seminar series, School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham, UK, February 2012.
      • Castellano, G. (2011). Long term interaction with robot companions. Robots and Avatars workshop, Department of Computing, Coventry University, UK, November 2011.
      • Castellano, G. (2011). Non-Verbal Behaviour Analysis for Affect Sensitive and Socially Perceptive Machines. Departmental Series, School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham, UK, October 2011.
      • Castellano, G. (2011). Affective Non-Verbal Behaviour Analysis for Socially Intelligent Machines. Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK), Trento, Italy, July 2011.
      • Castellano, G. (2011). Affect Sensitive and Socially Perceptive Machines. Automatic Human Behaviour Analysis Interest Group Meeting, Imperial College London, UK, May 2011.
      • Castellano, G. (2010). Affect Sensitive and Socially Perceptive Machines. IDIAP Research Institute, Martigny, Switzerland, November 2010.
      • Castellano, G. (2010). Affect Sensitive and Socially Perceptive Machines. Italian Institute of Technology, Genova, Italy, October 2010.
      • Castellano, G. (2010). Emotional Behaviours and Expressions in Human-Robot Interaction, presented at the seminar The science of expression: Physiognomy, evolution, and artificial companions, organised by the Centre for the History of Emotions, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK, March 2010.
      • Castellano, G. (2010). Long-Term Affect Sensitive and Socially Interactive Companions. UCL Interaction Centre Seminars, London, UK, January 2010.
      • Castellano, G. (2008). Movement Expressivity Analysis in Affective Computers: From Recognition to Expression of Emotion. Rainbow Group Seminars, Computer Laboratory, Cambridge, UK, November 2008.
      • Castellano, G., & Mancini, M. (2007). Real-Time Analysis and Synthesis of Emotional Gestures from Videos. Workshop on Emotional Gestures, Geneva, Switzerland, 8-10 January 2007.
      • Castellano, G. (2006). Human Full-Body Movement and Gesture Analysis for Emotion Recognition: A Dynamic Approach. HUMAINE Cross-currents meeting, Athens, Greece, June 2006.
      • Castellano, G, & Peters, C. (2006). Full-Body Analysis of Real and Virtual Human Motion for Animating Expressive Agents. HUMAINE Cross-currents meeting, Athens, Greece, June 2006.
      • Castellano, G., Camurri, A., & Volpe, G. (2005). Expressive Gesture in Interaction: the Role of Movement and Gesture in Emotion. WP6 HUMAINE Workshop, Paris, France, 10-11 March 2005.