AVEC'19: Audio/visual emotion challenge and workshop

Fabien Ringeval, Nicholas Cummins, Björn Schuller*, Roddy Cowie, Michel Valstar, Maja Pantic

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    The ninth Audio-Visual Emotion Challenge and workshop AVEC 2019 was held in conjunction with ACM Multimedia'19. This year, the AVEC series addressed major novelties with three distinct tasks: State-of-Mind Sub-challenge (SoMS), Detecting Depression with Artificial Intelligence Sub-challenge (DDS), and Cross-cultural Emotion Sub-challenge (CES). The SoMS was based on a novel dataset (USoM corpus) that includes self-reported mood (10-point Likert scale) after the narrative of personal stories (two positive and two negative). The DDS was based on a large extension of the DAICWOZ corpus (c f. AVEC 2016) that includes new recordings of patients suffering from depression with the virtual agent conducting the interview being, this time, wholly driven by AI, i. e., without any human intervention. The CES was based on the SEWA dataset (c. f. AVEC 2018) that has been extended with the inclusion of new participants in order to investigate how emotion knowledge of Western European cultures (German, Hungarian) can be transferred to the Chinese culture. In this summary, we mainly describe participation and conditions of the AVEC Challenge.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMM 2019 - Proceedings of the 27th ACM International Conference on Multimedia
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
    Number of pages2
    ISBN (Electronic)9781450368896
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 2019
    Event27th ACM International Conference on Multimedia 2019 - Nice, France
    Duration: 21 Oct 201925 Oct 2019
    Conference number: 27


    Conference27th ACM International Conference on Multimedia 2019
    Abbreviated titleACM Multimedia


    • Affective Computing
    • Cross-Cultural Emotion
    • State-of-Mind


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