4th Workshop on Virtual Social Interaction


17-18th December, 2018, London, UK

We are pleased to announce the 4th Workshop on Virtual Social Interaction in London this December. This workshop aims to bring together researchers from a diversity of domains working to understand, model, and generate social interactions.

By highlighting the interplay between science and technology, we can better help each other understand the building blocks of natural social behaviour and find ways to reconstruct that behaviour synthetically in order to test new theories and build more realistic virtual social interactions. This year we will get a deeper look into what it means to be a social animal both from the perspectives of social robotics and animation, as well as comparative studies in great apes. Whether you have a background in psychology, neuroscience, or computer science, we welcome you all to join us in London this winter.


The workshop is organized by:

- Dr. Marco Gillies from the Embodied Audiovisual Interaction Group, Goldsmiths, University of London

- Dr. Xueni Sylvia Pan at the Department of Computing, Goldsmiths, University of London

- Prof. Antonia Hamilton from the Social Neuroscience Group at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL

assisted by the student organizing committee, including Patrick Falk and Cristina Dobre.

If you have any questions, please get in touch at virtualsocialinteraction@gmail.com