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CHI-2003 WORKSHOP:
HUMOR MODELING IN THE INTERFACE

 
Workshop at CHI 2003, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
CHI 2003: 5-10 April 2003
DEADLINE FOR POSITION PAPERS 17 JANUARY
 

Introduction

In future human-machine interaction, humans will demand a naturalness and effectiveness that also requires the incorporation of models of possibly all human cognitive capabilities, including the handling of humor. In daily-life interactions humor does not only play an entertaining role. It helps in regulating conversations (social and business conversations), building trust between partners, facilitating self-disclosure and it is an important factor in social attraction. Teachers know how to smooth tension by using humor and negotiators employ humor in the different phases of a negotiation. Computers can be considered as social actors and they can take the role of one of the partners in human-human communication and from experiments it can be expected that they can effectively employ humor in their interaction with human partners.

Moreover, in many situations, not only in specially designed entertainment environments, we may assume that human-computer interaction will be less goal-directed than it has been in the past. Information and communication technology is moving to the living room and all sorts of social environments where we have human-(embodied) agent interaction and computer-mediated interaction where computers can become (semi-autonomous) partners in the human-humans interaction. As more researchers get involved in these topics it becomes clear that our current understanding of user concerns is too much derived from the world of work and efficiency and it should be complemented with understanding of social partner concerns, including the different roles of humor.

Index

CHI 2003 workshops are held on Sunday 6 and Monday 7 April 2003.

Organizers:

  • Anton Nijholt, University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands
  • Oliviero Stock,, ITC-IRST, Trento, Italy
  • Alan Dix, Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom
  • John Morkes, Trilogy, Austin, USA
For further details see http://www.chi2003.org.

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