Special Session on Empathic Dialog Systems for Elderly Assistance

The proposed challenge is how to provide personalized advice guidance through a spoken dialogue system to improve the quality of life and independency living status of the elderly. The session will discuss, but is not limited to: affective computing in dialog, user centered design, policies dealing with shared user-manager goals, strategies to keep the user engaged, personalization and adaptation, ontologies and knowledge representation, etc.


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Session Organizers

  • M. Inés Torres – Universidad del País Vasco UPV/EHU (Spain)
  • Kristiina Jokinen – AIRC-AIST (Japan)
  • Gérard Chollet – Intelligent Voice (UK)
  • Marilyn Walker – University of California-Santa Cruz (USA)