International Doctoral Summer School in Conversational Systems for Mental e-health

ONLINE, 5th - 9th October 2020

Programme

CET time (Madrid). For more details click on the calendar below

Monday 5th
Tuesday 6th
Wednesday 7th
Thursday 8th
Friday 9th

9.45 - 10.00 Inauguration
A welcome word from the organizers

9.00 - 9.45
Innovative service delivery
David Babington

9.00 - 9.45
Technology and social media in suicidal behavior and suicide prevention
Edel Ennis

9.00 - 10.45
LAB: building a chatbot with Google Technology
Antonio Benítez

9.00 - 9.45
Measuring human behaviour by sensing everyday mobile interactions
Oresti Baños

10.00 - 10.45
[Conversational] technology for mental health
Zoraida Callejas

10.00 - 10.45
An introduction to sentiment analysis
Chloé Clavel

10.00 - 10.45
A review of identified needs for mental health apps
Maurice Mulvenna

10.00 - 11.45
LAB: eye tracking and attention detection
Marta Rivera

11.00 - 10.45
Introduction to conversational systems
David Griol

11.00 - 12.45
Junior researchers round table with experts
Moderated by Michael McTear

11.00 - 12.45
LAB: Building a chatbot with Amazon Alexa
Matthias Kraus and Nicolas Wagner

11.00 - 11.45
Data science for health applications
Raymond Bond

11.00 - 11.45
Data science for health applications
Raymond Bond

12.00 - 12.45
EU initiatives about conversational systems for e-health
Moderated by María Inés Torres

12.00 - 12.45
Physiopsychological feedback and neurofeedback
Elisabetta Patron

12.00 - 12.45
Social-affective interactions with virtual agents
Satoshi Nakamura

Lunch

12.45 - 13.00
Closing

14.15 - 16.15
LAB: hands-on voice user experience design
Nieves Ábalos

14.15 - 15.00
Ethical issues in digital technologies and mental health
Edel Ennis

14.15 - 16.15
LAB: Automatic emotion recognition from paralinguistic features
Anna Esposito and Gennaro Cordasco

14.15 - 16.15
LAB: using physiological sensors for automatic emotion recognition
Ángel Ruiz-Zafra

15.15 - 16.00
Anxiety and mood disorders: a brief introduction to evaluation and treatment
Maria F. Soriano

Speakers

Nieves Ábalos

Nieves Ábalos (Monoceros, Spain)

Computer engineer from the University of Granada, she has been investigating Natural Language Processing, Dialogue Systems and Artificial Intelligence since 2009. Before (2013-2019), she was part of the BEEVA innovation team, first in R&D and then creating digital products. She currently is currently an entrepreneur in Monoceros. MONOCEROS is an Innovation Studio focused on Conversational Experiences, mainly extending and building voice applications for assistants such as Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant and giving voice to businesses, helping organisations building new digital products about emerging technologies.

David Babington

David Babington (Action Mental Health, UK)

Chief Executive of Action Mental Health (AMH) since 2010 he is providing leadership to approximately 170 staff spread across thirteen locations. Ensuring delivery of tailored training and development support for clients whilst promoting the organisation and securing its sustainability. In Action Mental Health they work to find innovative ways to help those who really need help to recover and get back on their feet to lead more fulfilling lives.

Oresti Baños

Oresti Baños (University of Granada, Spain)

Oresti Baños is an Associate Professor of Computational Behaviour Modelling at the University of Granada (Spain, 2019-present). He is also a Senior Research Scientist affiliated with the Centre for Information and Communication Technologies of the University of Granada (CITIC-UGR). He is a Research Collaborator at the University of Twente (Netherlands, 2018-present).
He is a former Assistant Professor of Creative Technology and a Telemedicine Research Scientist at University of Twente (Netherlands, 2016-2018). Here, he worked with the Biomedical Signal and Systems Group (BSS), the Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT), the Research Centre for Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine (MIRA), and the Centre for Monitoring and Coaching (CMC). He was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Kyung Hee University (South Korea, 2014-2016), a Predoctoral Research Fellow at the CITIC-UGR (Spain, 2010-2014) and a Visiting Scholar at the Technical University of Eindhoven (Netherlands, 2012), the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (Switzerland, 2011), and the University of Alabama (USA, 2011). He holds three Master’s degrees in telecommunications (2009), electrical (2011) and computer networking engineering (2011) and a PhD in computer science (2014), all with honors, from the University of Granada.

Antonio Benítez

Antonio Benítez (Full Stack Freelance Developer, Spain)

Antonio studied Computer Engineering and specialized in Software Engineering at the School of Computer and Telecommunications Engineering of the University of Granada. He has been investigating Natural Language Processing, Dialogue Systems and Artificial Intelligence since 2016. He has completed research in the crossroads of computer science and mental health as a secondee of the MENHIR project in Action Mental Health in 2019.

Raymond Bond

Raymond Bond (Ulster University, UK)

Raymond has research interests within biomedical and healthcare informatics, which is the application of digital technology in healthcare. This is otherwise known as digital health. Raymond's work involves the application of human-computer interaction and data science techniques to healthcare research. His work has involved health data analytics as well as the modelling, processing and visualisation of medical data to enhance clinical decision-making including the creation of decision support systems. He also has research interests in computerised simulation-based training in healthcare, usability engineering methods to improve medical devices, eye-gaze analytics in decision science, and is also involved in developing computerised models for healthcare monitoring and interventions.

Raymond initiated a UX-Lab which is an outlet for transferring usability engineering knowledge to the medical device industry and other industries. Raymond has been a grant holder on research projects funded by EPSRC, ESRC, HSC, FP7, H2020, InvestNI, Samaritans Ireland, Innovate UK, Higher Education Academy, InterTrade Ireland and the Royal Irish Academy.

Zoraida Callejas

Zoraida Callejas (University of Granada, Spain)

Associate Professor in the Department of Software Engineering at the Technical School of Computer Science and Telecommunications of the University of Granada (Spain). She is the Project Manager of the H2020-MSCA RISE project MENHIR about conversational systems for mental health, and the Bon-AppPetit regional project, that uses e-coaches to foster the acquisition of healthy activity and nutritional habits by children. Her research focus is on affective dialogue systems and conversational interfaces.

Chloé Clavel

Chloé Clavel (LTCI, Télécom Paris, France)

Professor in Affective Computing at LTCI, Telecom-Paris, Institut Polytechnique de Paris (S2A team), where she coordinates the Social Computing topic and within the GRETA Team. After her PhD, she worked in the laboratories of two big French companies that are Thales Research and Technology and EDF R&D where she developed her research around audio and text mining applications. Her research work deals with interactions between humans and virtual agents, from user’s socio-emotional behavior analysis to socio-affective interaction strategies with a focus on speech and language processing.

Gennaro Cordasco

Gennaro Cordasco​ (Università degli studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Italy)

Laurea degree (cum laude) in "Informatica" (Computer Science) from ​University of Salerno (Italy) in 2002. From 2002 to 2006, he attended the PhD Program in Computer Science at Dipartimento di Informatica ed Applicazioni at the University of Salerno (Italy) (Advisor: Prof. Alberto Negro). From March 2011 he is Assistant Professor (Ricercatore) at the ​Dipartimento di Psicologia of the Università degli studi della Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli" (Italy) and an Affiliate of the ​International Institute for Advanced Scientific Studies​, Vietri sul Mare, Italy. His research interests focus on Distributed Algorithms, Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Systems, Small World Networks and Internet-based Computing, Information diffusion in Networks, Agent based simulations and optimization, Handwriting analysis, Emotion recognition.

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Edel Ennis (Ulster University, UK)

Lecturer in Psychology at Ulster University since 2006. She was Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Portsmouth from 2000 to 2006.

Anna Esposito

Anna Esposito (Università degli studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Italy)

Her “Laurea” Degree summa cum laude from University of Salerno with a thesis on Neural Networks published on Complex System, 6(6), 507-517, 1992 and her PhD in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from University of Naples “Federico II, with a PhD thesis published on Phonetica, 59(4), 197-231, 2002 and  developed at MIT, RLE Lab (Cambridge, USA). She has been Post Doc at the IIASS, and Assistant Professor at University of Salerno, Dept. of Physics, where she taught Cybernetics, Neural Networks, and Speech Processing (1996-2000).  She held a research professor positon at Wright State University, Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, OH, USA(2000-2002). Anna is Associate Professor  in Computer Science at Università della Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”(UVA, 2003 to date). Anna teach Cognitive and Algorithmic Issues of Multimodal Communication, Social Networks Dynamics, Cognitive Economy, and Decision Making. She authored 250+ peer reviewed publications and edited/co-edited 30+ international books. Anna is director of the Behaving Cognitive Systems laboratory (BeCogSys), at UVA. Currently the lab is participating to the H2020 funded projects: a) Empathic, www.empathic-project.eu/ and b) Menhir, menhir-project.eu/ and the national funded projects c) SIROBOTICS, https://www.istitutomarino.it/project/si-robotics-social-robotics-for-active-and-healthy-ageing/ and d)  ANDROIDS, https://www.psicologia.unicampania.it/research/projects.

David Griol

David Griol (University of Granada, Spain)

Associate Professor at the University of Granada and member of the Technical Office of the Spanish Plan for the Advancement of Language Technology (Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation). He has participated in several European and Spanish projects related to natural language processing, speech technologies and conversational interfaces. His research activities are mostly related to the development of statistical methodologies for the design of spoken dialog systems.

Matthias Kraus

Matthias Kraus (Ulm University, Germany)

PhD student at Ulm University. His research interests include Proactive Dialogue System Management, Multimodal Dialogue Systems, Multi-Domain Dialogue Management, Cognitive Companion Systems, Human-Computer Trust, and Statistical Dialogue Modelling. He has participated in 4 national and EU projects related to these research areas.

Michael McTear

Michael F. McTear (Ulster University, UK)

Michael McTear is Emeritus Professor at the University of Ulster with a special research interest in spoken language technologies. He graduated in German Language and Literature from Queens University Belfast in 1965, was awarded MA in Linguistics at University of Essex in 1975, and a Ph.D. at the University of Ulster in 1981. He has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Hawaii (1986–1987), the University of Koblenz, Germany (1994–1995), and University of Granada, Spain (2006–2010). He has been researching in the field of spoken dialog systems for more than 15 years and is the author of the widely used textbook Spoken dialogue technology: toward the conversational user interface (Springer, 2004). He also is a coauthor (with Kristiina Jokinen) of the book Spoken Dialogue Systems, (Morgan and Claypool, 2010), and (with Zoraida Callejas) of the book Voice Application Development for Android (Packt Publishing, 2013).

Maurice Mulvenna

Maurice Mulvenna (Ulster University, UK)

Maurice Mulvenna is Professor of Computer Science at Ulster University. His research areas include computing and mental health, artificial intelligence, digital wellbeing, innovation and assistive technologies. He has been principal investigator on around 50% of over 150 international research projects. Arising from his research, he has published over 400 papers and served on numerous program committees. He was co-chair of the 32nd British Human-Computer Interaction conference in 2018, and co-chair of both the 31st European Cognitive Ergonomics Conference (​ECCE-2019​) and the 5th IEEE International Conference on Internet of People (​IoP-2019​) in 2019.

Satoshi Nakamura

Satoshi Nakamura (Nara Institute of Technology, Japan)

Dr. Satoshi Nakamura is a Professor of Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Team Leader of Riken AIP, Honorarprofessor of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany. He received his B.S. from Kyoto Institute of Technology in 1981 and Ph.D. from Kyoto
University in 1992. He was an Associate Professor of the Graduate School of Information Science at NAIST in 1994-2000. He was the
Department head and Director of ATR Spoken Language Communication Research Laboratories in 2000-2004, and 2005-2008,
respectively, and Vice president of ATR in 2007-2008. He was Director-General of Keihanna Research Laboratories and the Executive
Director of Knowledge-Creating Communication Research Center, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology,
Japan in 2009-2010. He is currently Director of the Data Science Center and a full professor of Information Science Division, Graduate
School of Science and Technology of NAIST, and Team Leader of the Tourism Information Analytics Team at Center for Advanced
Intelligence Project (AIP), RIKEN, Japan. His research interests include modeling and systems of speech processing, spoken dialog
systems, natural language processing, and big data analytics. He is one of the world leaders of speech-to-speech translation research and has been serving various speech-to-speech translation research projects. He was a committee member of IEEE SLTC in 2016-2018, Elected Board Member of International Speech Communication Association, ISCA in 2011-2019. He received Antonio Zampolli Prize in 2012 and retained the title of ATR Fellow, IPSJ Fellow, and IEEE Fellow.

Elisabetta Patron

Elisabetta Patron​ (University of Padova, Italy)

PhD student at University of Padova (Italy). She has published more than 25 papers at international journal and conferences related to depressive symptoms, anxiety, heart rate variability, and psychophysical well-being.

Marta Rivera

Marta Rivera (University of Granada, Spain)

PhD student at the University of Granada, her research interests focus on the individual differences that underlie language learning. Specifically, her PhD goal is to identifies how executive functions, language experience, age and brain activation differences act on different learning contexts. Besides, she is interested on other aspects of bilingualism as language production. Hence, she have been working on eye-tracking and electroencephalography related projects.

Ángel Ruiz-Zafra

Ángel Ruiz-Zafra (University of Cádiz, Spain)

Ángel Ruiz-Zafra received the PhD degree in Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) from the University of Granada (Granada, Spain); a Ms.c in Software Engineering by the Polythecnic University of Valencia (Valencia, Spain); and a Computer Engineering degree by the University of Granada. He has been a visiting researcher at the University of Geneva (Geneva, Switzerland) to collaborate with the QoL (Quality of Life) research group, and a postdoctoral researcher at the University College London (UCL), London, UK. He is currently a researcher in Internet of Things (IoT) at the University of Cadiz (Cádiz, Spain), applied in Industry 4.0 projects with large companies. His research interests concerns not just IoT, also eHealth/mHealth, software architectures and model-driven approaches, among others. In particular, he has focused on architectures for IoT applied domains such as healthcare or smartcities. He has published several papers in internationals journals and conferences and he has been involvedin several national research projects.

María Felipa Soriano

María Felipa Soriano (St. Agustín Universitary Hospital, Spain)

Ángel Ruiz-Zafra received the PhD degree in Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) from the University of Granada (Granada, Spain); a Ms.c in Software Engineering by the Polythecnic University of Valencia (Valencia, Spain); and a Computer Engineering degree by the University of Granada. He has been a visiting researcher at the University of Geneva (Geneva, Switzerland) to collaborate with the QoL (Quality of Life) research group, and a postdoctoral researcher at the University College London (UCL), London, UK. He is currently a researcher in Internet of Things (IoT) at the University of Cadiz (Cádiz, Spain), applied in Industry 4.0 projects with large companies. His research interests concerns not just IoT, also eHealth/mHealth, software architectures and model-driven approaches, among others. In particular, he has focused on architectures for IoT applied domains such as healthcare or smartcities. He has published several papers in internationals journals and conferences and he has been involvedin several national research projects.

María Inés Torres

María Inés Torres (University of the Basque Country, Spain)

PhD in Physical Sciences from the University of the Basque Country in 1990. She is Full Professor of Languages ​​and Computer Systems at this university. She has been a member of the direction of the Spanish Association for the Recognition of Forms and Image Analysis from 1995 to 2008. She founded the research group on Speech Recognition and Technologies in 1990 and has been the director since then. María Inés Torres is coordinator of the EMPATHIC project Expressive, Advanced Virtual Coach to Improve Independent Healthy-Life-Years of the Elderly H2020- grant 769872 Call SC1-PM-15-2017 RIA, in which ten partners from seven countries participate (Nov 2017-Nov 2020) and leads the participation of the UPV / EHU in the action H2020-MSCA-RISE2018 grant 823907 Mental MENHIR health monitoring through interactive conversations, in which seven partners from four European countries participate.

Nicolas Wagner

Nicolas Wagner (Ulm University, Germany)

PhD student at Ulm University. His research interests include Multi-User Dialogue Management, Multimodal Dialogue Systems, and Statistical Dialogue Management.

ORGANIZERS

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Organized by the H2020 MENHIR Project. This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 823907.

General Chairs

  • Zoraida Callejas, University of Granada, Spain

  • David Babington, Action Mental Health, UK

  • Wolfgang Minker, Ulm University, Germany

Training Programme Chairs

  • David Griol, University of Granada, Spain

  • Kawtar Benghazi, University of Granada, Spain

  • Manuel Noguera, University of Granada, Spain

  • Ángel Ruiz-Zafra, University of Cádiz, Spain

With the support of:

UGR Escuela Internacional de Posgrado

ESCUELA INTERNACIONAL DE POSGRADO, UNIVERSITY OF GRANADA

International Doctoral Summer Schools 2020 (website)

Endorsed by:

Sociedad Española para el Procesamiento del Lenguaje Natural (SEPLN)

Red Temática de Tecnologías del Habla (RTTH)