MENHIR coorganises the CRYSTAL workshop within the PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments (PETRA) conference (5th to 7th July 2023).
CRYSTAL focuses on how best design and develop support for elder people when they age, and also provide assistance for people who suffer from mild mental diseases, such as depression, which also appears in old age. The objective of the CRYSTAL workshop is to address the challenges that voice-based conversational agents have to tackle in order to provide this assistance. Particular areas of interest are: affective computing that provides useful indicators of the user’s state and behaviour based on sensors and/or voice and language analysis; methodologies for conversation management and language generation; person-centered design; evaluation and validation methods that consider the user; technologies to ensure the privacy and security of the data of the target population; as well as other disciplines related to the objective of the workshop.
More information: http://www.petrae.org/workshops/Crystal.html