Submission Policy

Please be reminded that a paper submission and at least one upload on the test set are mandatory for the participation in the challenge. The introductory paper on the AVEC 2018 challenge provides extensive descriptions and baseline results. All participants will be asked to avoid repetitions of challenge, data, or feature descriptions in their submissions - of course, they have to describe shortly the essentials of the databases dealt with - but include the following citation:

Fabien Ringeval, Björn Schuller, Michel Valstar, Roddy Cowie, Heysem Kaya, Maximilian Schmitt, Shahin Amiriparian, Denis Lalanne, Nicholas Cummins, Adrien Michaud, Elvan Çiftçi, Hüseyin Gülec, Albert Ali Salah and Maja Pantic. AVEC 2018 Workshop and Challenge: Bipolar Disorder and Cross-Cultural Affect Recognition. Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Audio/Visual Emotion Challenge, AVEC'18, co-located with the 26th ACM International Conference on Multimedia, MM 2018, Seoul, Korea, October 2018.

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Paper contributions within the scope are also welcome if the authors do not intend to participate in the challenge itself. In submitting a manuscript to AVEC 2018, the authors acknowledge that no paper substantially similar in content has been submitted to another conference or workshop. Following ACM MM's submission policy, manuscripts published in ArXiv are not considered as a publication.

Papers submitted to this workshop must conform with the "double-blind" review policy such that authors should not know the names of the reviewers of their papers, and reviewers should not know the names of the authors. Please therefore prepare your paper in a way that preserves anonymity of the authors:

  • do not put the authors’ names under the title,
  • avoid using phrases such as “our previous work” when referring to earlier publications by the authors,
  • remove information that may identify the authors in the acknowledgments (e.g., co-workers and grant IDs), and
  • avoid providing links to websites that identify the authors.

Manuscripts should follow the ACM MM 2018's paper format, i.e., papers must be formatted according to the acm-sigconf template which can be obtained from ACM proceedings style. Authors should submit papers as a PDF file.

Papers accepted for the workshop will be allocated 8 pages (plus additional pages for the references) in the proceedings of ACM MM 2018. Reviewing will be by members of the Technical Program Committee. Each paper will receive at least three reviews. Acceptance will be based on relevance to the workshop, novelty, and technical quality.