Call for participation

Call for Participation
4TU.NIRICT 2017 Symposium on Empathic Technologies
May 19th, 2017 – DesignLab, University of Twente

We would like to invite you to participate in the 4TU.NIRICT 2017 Symposium on Empathic Technologies, to be held on May 19th in the DesignLab, University of Twente. Participation is free, but registration is required before May 8th, 2017.

“Empathic Computing” research aims at utilizing ICT to design systems that unobtrusively detect negative affective states and act upon them in order to relieve the user in a way comparable to fellow humans.

Our goal is to collect under the umbrella of Empathic Computing researchers interested in generating new knowledge in the fields of affective computing, computer vision, user modeling, sensors, wearables, internet of things, human-computer/robot/media interaction and ambient intelligence, towards the creation of empathic, caring systems.

To gain better insights in the success – and the potential pitfalls – of collaborative research projects in the area of empathic computing, we organise a symposium on Empathic Technologies at the DesignLab at the University of Twente, on May 19, 2017.

During the symposium researchers from different backgrounds will present their perspectives and work together towards a roadmap for empathic technologies design. To allow for a lively and inspiring interaction between participants, we have a mix of keynotes, short stimulus presentations, interactive sessions and a panel discussion.

All interested researchers are invited to participate to the discussion and the roadmap creation. Registration is free and possible until May 8th!

Preliminary program
09:00  Welcome + Coffee
09:30  Keynote on Empathic Care: Dr. Marc Hassenzahl
10:30  Stimulus Talks (2x25mins)
11:20  Coffee Break
11:10  Interactive Session
12:30  Lunch (possible demo & posters)
14:00  Keynote on Affective Recognition: Dr. Hatice Gunes
15:00  Stimulus Talks (2×25 minutes)
15:50  Coffee Break
16:10  Panel / Discussion to converge
16:45  Closing
17:00  Social Event

Participation is free, but registration is required, and covers lunch and coffee breaks at the event as well as a small reception afterwards.

Please register by May 8th using the following link:

The 4TU NIRICT 2017 Symposium on Empathic Technologies will take place on the campus of the University of Twente in Enschede, in the DesignLab (inside the building The Gallery, building no. 17). A map can be found here

Dr. Judith A. Redi,, Delft University of Technology
Dr. Alina Huldtgren,, Düsseldorf University of Applied Science
Dr. Khiet Truong,, University of Twente