Workshop on Designing Humour in Human-Computer Interaction
(HUMIC 2017)

September 26th 2017, Mumbai, India
In conjunction with INTERACT 2017

Workshop Program

The one day workshop will include keynote talks, short presentations of accepted papers, discussion sessions, as well as a hands-on design exercise session during which workshop participants - divided into small groups - will design an interactive humorous application in a given context; the groups will present their work at the end of the workshop.

Final schedule

Time Activity
08:30–08:50 Workshop opening: welcoming participants
08:50–09:50 Keynote talk
“Humor-Computer Interaction”
Presenter: Prof. Anton Nijholt
09:50–10:00 Short break
10:00–11:00 Oral session I - Long papers (25 min + 5 min questions)

“Context and Humour: Understanding Amul advertisements of India”
Presenter: Dr. Radhika Mamidi

“Detection of Appreciation to Humor from Emotional and Paralinguistic Cues in Social Human-Robot Interaction”
Presenter: Lucile Bechade
11:00–11:30 Tea break
11:30–12:45 Oral session II - Short papers (20 min + 5 min questions)

“Making Humor Tick on Social Media”
Presenter: Ankit Bansal

“Humor Facilitation in Smart Workplaces”
Presenter: Prof. Anton Nijholt

“Humor intelligence for virtual agents”
Presenter: Dr. A.I. Niculescu
12:50–14:00 Lunch break
14:00–14:45 Video session
Title: “To be or not to be humorous?” - a short and funny compilation of documentaries and videos about humour
14:45 -15:20 Plenary session
Research agenda and general discussions
15:20–15:50Tea break
15:50–17:10 Hand-on session
Title: “Designing humor in interaction” – a group exercise
17:10-17:15 Wrap-up and closing ceremony
17:45-21:00 Social event
Drinks and dinner at Sigri Global Grill in Powai. For address, menu and further details check here

Supporting Organizations


   HUMIC 2017 is supported by COLIPS