1st AI-Debate Workshop

establishing An InterDisciplinary pErspective on speech-BAsed TEchnology

Co-located with ACM mobileHCI, Sept. 27 - Oct. 1, 2021 fully virtually



About the AI-Debate Workshop

The 2021 establishing An InterDisciplinary pErspective on speech-BAsed TEchnology is part of the ACM mobileHCI 2021Conference. The aim of the workshop is to collect and connect theoretical and methodological approaches from multiple disciplines to widen the perspective on speech-based technology.

Speech-based technology has evolved dramatically over the last few years with ongoing progress. Today’s speech-based technology has become some kind of companion system. From a psychological perspective, the ability to speak has been a unique human feature until recently. With speech-based technology adopting these principles, human-technology interaction resembles human-human interaction to an increasing extent. Consequently, besides the well-established scientific perspectives in the field (data and engineering science, psychology), disciplines, which have established a treasure of knowledge on humans and their “functional principles” are becoming valuable sources of knowledge (e.g. social sciences, humanities). The present workshop wants to (1) connect researchers from various scientific fields to (2) collect theoretical and methodological approaches potentially relevant for the analysis and the understanding of speech-based technology and to (3) analyze possible conceptual and methodological overlaps. To account for the limited body of literature in this area, the workshop focuses on (4) a written synopsis of the different scientific perspectives on speech-based technology.

Important Dates

mobileHCI Conference: Sept. 27 - Oct. 1, 2021

21 May, 2021

Extended abstract submission deadline

18 June, 2021

Acceptance Notification

30 June, 2021

Submit final Presentations

27 September, 2021

Day of Workshop

Participating

The idea of the present workshop is to widen the perspective on human-technology interaction by bringing together researchers from different scientific areas currently rarely represented in the field. The workshop focuses on four main aims:

  1. Connecting researchers from different backgrounds
  2. Collecting theoretical and methodological approaches from the range of scientific disciplines
  3. Analyzing possible conceptual and methodological overlaps and cross connections.
  4. Writing a synopsis of the different scientific perspectives contributing on speech-based technology (post-workshop timeline)

Participants are encouraged to submit position papers of about 1-3 pages (including references) using the ACM template. All Position papers have to be uploaded via the easychair system and will be reviewed by the Workshop Committee.

Participants who want to attend the workshop will need to pay a separate small workshop registration fee besides the conference registration free, via the mobileHCI registration. More info to follow.

Position papers should cover the the following questions:

  • What do I know already?
    • Here, we ask for your perspective, for your understanding, your idea of (a certain facet of) speech-based technology; the theories and concepts you refer to in your research.
  • How do I study the phenomenon?
    • We ask for the methodological approaches, you apply to study (a certain facet of) speech-based technology.
  • What I would like to know?
    • We invite you to share the open questions that motivate your research and the future directions or your plans for your research activities.
  • What do I want to learn from different disciplines?
    • As you will meet researchers from other disciplines, we encourage you to think about specific theoretical or methodological approaches from other disciplines that could help you to gain deeper insights and a better understanding of the phenomenon you study.
  • What do I want to teach other disciplines?
    • Completing the question before, you present specific theoretical or methodological approaches from your discipline, which you regard as an additional, valuable source of knowledge for the other disciplines.

After the position paper is accepted - Preparation for the workshop

Notifications of acceptance will be sent on June 18, 2021. When accepted, participants are encouraged to prepare two short presentations (not longer than 5 minutes each), contributing to two rounds of presentation within the workshop. The presentations cover the answers given in the position paper:

1st presentation: What we know and how do we know (answering question 1 + 2)

2st presentation: What I want to learn (answering question 3 + 4 + 5)

After the workshop - Preparation of a written workshop synopsis

As a result of the workshop, we want to compile the results in the form of a written synopsis. The final realization of this synopsis is not fixed yet but will be brought up to discussion in the workshop. One possible option could be conference proceedings incorporating the (modified) position papers in the form of an edited volume or edited book, which presents the multiple scientific perspectives contributing to a deeper understanding of speech-based technology.

Organizers and Contact

Astrid Carolus, Julius-Maximilians-University, Wuerzburg

Carolin Wienrich, Julius-Maximilians-University, Wuerzburg

Ingo Siegert, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Germany

organizers@ai-bate2021.mobileds.de