Invited Talks

2017-2018

2015-2016

  • Empathic Agents in Learning Environments”, Keynote Talk at the International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems- ITS’2016, Croatia, 2016.
  • Emotional communication with robots”, Invited Talk at the Animal and Human Emotions School of Neuroscience at the “Ettore Majorana” Erice Centre, Italy, 2016
  • Agents and Robots that can listen to the user’s heart”, Invited Talk at the workshop on Emotion and Sentiment in Social and Expressive Media: opportunities and challenges for emotion-aware multi-agent systems, AAMAS’2015

Before 2015

  • In your shoes: Empathy in Agents and Robots”, Invited talk at 25th Anniversary of the Centre for Cognitive Science, Lund University, Sweden, September 2013.
  • Participation in the panel “Queres ser meu amigo” in the “Noite Europeia dos Investigadores”. The panel was conducted by journalist Vasco Trigo (other participants in the panel: Ana Viseu from ISCTE).
  • In your shoes: Empathy in Agents and Robots”, Keynote talk at the EPIA’2013 (Encontro Português de Inteligencia Artificial), September 2013.
  • Applications for Affective Computing ”, Invited talk at a workshop in honour of Roddy Cowie & Ellen Douglas-Cowie, organised in conjunction with the International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction, September 2013.
  • Empathy in Virtual Agents and Robots”, invited talk in the Seminar Series of University of College of London, UK, January, 2012.
  • Empathy in Virtual Agents and Robots“, invited talk in the Seminar Series of University of Birmingham, UK, December 2011.
  • Emotions in Interactive Learning Environments”, invited talk in Simpósio Brasileiro de Informática na Educação, Aracaju, Brasil, November 2011.
  • Empathy in Virtual Agents and Robots“, invited talk in the Seminar Series of University of Bielefeld, Germany, June 2011.
  • Empathy in Social Agents“, invited keynote talk in the CASA- Computer Animation and Social Agents Conference, at Chengdu, China, May 2011.
  • Social Interactions with Robots: Myths and Reality“, invited talk in the Symposia on Das Sociedades Humans s Sociedades Artificiais, at IST in May, the 4th, 2011.
  • Closing the affective loop: applications of affective computing with virtual agents and robots”, invited talk in the Summer School on Affective Computing and Social Signal Processing, Edinburgh, September 2010.
  • Building Social and Emotional Agents”, invited talk and course at the International Summer School in Cognitive Science, Sofia, July 2007.
  • Stories, Tangibles and Learning”, invited talk at the DIGITEL 2007 Workshop (“The First IEEE International Workshop on Digital Game and Intelligent Toy Enhanced Learning”), Jhongli, Taiwan, March 2007.
  • The Role of Tangibles in Interactive Storytelling”, invited talk at the ICVS 2005 (“International Conference on Virtual Storytelling”), Strasbourg, November 2005.
  • Can children establish emotional relations with synthetic characters?”, invited talk at the ESF (European Science Foundation) Workshop on “Affective and Emotional Aspects of Human-Computer Interaction: Emphasis on Game-Based and Innovative Learning Approaches”, September, 2004.
  • Synthetic Characters: From Design to Evaluation … and back”, invited talk at Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany, in the workshop “Evaluating Embodied Conversational Agents”, March, 2004.
  • From Affect to Affective Interfaces”, invited talk at the Symposium of Interaction Design, Institute of Interaction Design, Ivrea, Italy, November, 2003.
  • Empathy in Synthetic Educational Agents: a first glimpse”, invited talk at the “Workshop Educa- tional Agents – More than Virtual Tutors”, Vienna, June, 2003.
  • Building Virtual Characters: from actions to behaviours”, invited talk at the “IMAGINA”, Mónaco, February, 2003.
  • Intelligent Agents in Story Telling: from scripting to autonomy”, invited talk at the Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, May, 2003.
  • Just because they are Characters doesn’t mean they have character”, invited talk at the University of Reading, February 2000.
  • Just because they are Characters doesn’t mean they have character”, invited talk at the University of Kingston, February 2000.
  • Just because they are Characters doesn’t mean they have character”, invited talk at the Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine, March, 2000.
  • Enriching Current Classroom Activities”, invited talk in the panel “The Impact of AIED in the Schools” at the International Conference on AIED in Education, AIED, 1999.
  • Communication Architectures and ITSs”, invited talk at the Workshop of Architectures and Methods for Designing Cost-Effective and Re-usable ITSs, Montreal, Junho de 1996.
  • New Perspectives for Learner Modelling”, invited talk at the University of Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France, March 1996.
  • “Towards the generalisation of communication with user modelling systems”, invited talk at the HCI Research Group of GMD, St. Augustin, Germany, September 1995.
  • Collaborative Learner Models”, invited talk at the equipe COAST, CNR, ENS de Lyon, France, October 1995.