Topics and Submission Guidelines


Topics addressed in the workshop cover all aspects of social talk, including but not limited to:

  • Corpora of social talk (human-human, human-machine)
  • Annotations and analysis tools for social talk
  • Analyses of features contributing to social talk – acoustic, visual, biometric…
  • Demonstrations of systems modelling social talk


We will accept short research papers (maximum 4 pages) for oral or poster presentation, and welcome shorter abstracts (maximum 2 pages) for demonstrations of novel research and technological applications.

Submissions (in pdf form) should be made through the START V2 conference manager website at


Registration will be via the LREC website, which will also specify fees.

Important dates

  • Deadline for submission of papers and abstracts: 14 February 2016
  • Notification of acceptance: 10 March 2016
  • Final version of accepted paper: 25 March 2016, 31 March 2016
  • Final program and proceedings – date for : 6 April 2016

• Workshop: 28 May 2016