20th September 2016
Institute for Creative Technologies, USC, Los Angeles
Workshop: Graphical and Robotic Embodied Agents for
Therapeutic Systems - GREATS16
Social robots and intelligent graphical agents
have both been applied to a growing number of health
applications. While looking at health applications in general, this
workshop seeks to focus on those aimed at diagnosis and treatment of
specific conditions, i.e therapeutic applications, and training for
doctors in these fields. Topics include the
application of specific psychotherapies, work on treating disorders
such as autism or ADHD, and support for people with depression,
dementia and other long-term conditions.
This workshop will consider both the range of applications, and specific issues and questions arising from them, for example:
- What features and processes make a therapeutic application
- What specific issues relate to diagnosis, and what to
- Can embodied agents help with doctor training in these fields?
- How do we measure success?
- How do we deal with the ethical issues in this domain? Should we
be doing this at all?
- Does embodiment and/or its specific form (robotic, graphical,
features) impact success?
- How do we assess the state of the human participant?
- Do specific input modalities or multiple modalities help?
- Definitions of human-ness and AI artefacts
- What are the issues of privacy and security and how to we deal
- Can therapeutic agents deal with long-term interaction? How?
- Can therapeutic agents help to empower their clients?
We will seek publication of longer versions of submitted papers
in a journal venue - more details later
We are seeking submissions of papers on completed
work, work-in-progress, position papers, posters, demos. Papers
dealing with therapeutic agents, diagnostic agents and agents for
medical education/training therapists
will be favoured but papers on
other health applications are also welcome. Papers should be
no more than 8 pages in length in the IVA2016 Springer format - see
Papers should be submitted via the EasyChair system at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=greats16/.
At least one author of each accepted paper
will be required to attend the workshop to present their work.
Paper format details can be found at
Tuesday 14th July: Submission deadline
Thursday 4th August: Deadline for notifications sent to authors
Thursday 18th August : Camera read copies due
20th September: Workshop
Ruth Aylett (co-chair), Heriot-Watt University
Willem-Paul Brinkman, Delft University of Technology
Dirk Heylen, Twente University
MeiYii Lim, Heriot-Watt University
Magalie Ochs, University of Marseille
Sofia Petisca, INESC-ID, Lisbon
Pierre Philp (co-chair), CHU Pellegrin, Bordeaux
Deborah Richards, Macquarie University, Sydney
Ruth Aylett/MeiYii Lim
School of Maths and Computer Science,
Tel +44 131 451 4189/4162
Fax +44 131 451 3327
|Last Update: 23 May 2016|