International Workshop on Digital Empathy, 31st Oct 2016

International Workshop on Digital Empathy, 31st Oct 2016
in association with:
ULSTER UNIVERSITY 2016 CONVOCATION ANNUAL LECTURE

Great Hall (MD-102)

Main MD Building

Ulster University, Magee

Derry ~ LondonDerry ~ LegenDerry
Northern Ireland

 

HEADLINE EVENT

5.00pm ULSTER UNIVERSITY 2016 CONVOCATION ANNUAL LECTURE
“Robots: to protect and serve”
Professor Noel Sharkey, Sheffield University, ENGLAND

To register (free attendance) for Prof. Sharkey’s lecture, please email convocation@ulster.ac.uk

Free registration for all other events via Eventbrite.

 

Please consult Paul Mc Kevitt’s site for the most up-to-date programme.

 

Workshop Programme:

      9.30am

“Workshop Introduction”
Prof. Jan Jedrzejewski, Dean, Faculty of Arts

 

SESSION-I: Digital care

Chair: Dr. Murat Akser, Lecturer in Cinematic Arts, Ulster University (Magee)

      9.45am

“Digital mental health: using online mobile applications in suicide prevention & mental illness treatment”
Prof. Siobhan O’Neill, Professor of Mental Health Sciences, Ulster University (Coleraine)

      10.00am

“ARK empathy: Access Research Knowledge for Northern Ireland”
Prof. Gillian Robinson, Director of ARK, Ulster University (Magee)

      10.15am

“Dignity and deception in robot companions for older people”
Dr. Amanda Sharkey, Senior Lecturer, Sheffield University, ENGLAND

      10.30am

“Chatbots that care”
Prof. Mike McTear, Professor Emeritus, Ulster University & Granada University, SPAIN

      10.45am

“SenseCare: empathetic smart environments
Dr. Ray Bond, Lecturer in Computing Science, Ulster University (Jordanstown)

 

11.00am REFRESHMENTS BREAK

 

SESSION-II: Digital music, accessibility and aesthetics

Chair: Dr. Adam Melvin, Lecturer in Popular and Contemporary Music, School of Creative Arts & Technologies (Magee)

        11.30 am

“Humanising design: mixed methods analysis of impaired control-gesture capability”
Dr. Brendan McCloskey, Musician & Software Developer in Assistive Creative Technologies, Belfast

        11.45 am

“Sounding human with data: The role of embodied conceptual metaphors and aesthetics in representing & exploring data sets”
Dr. Brian Bridges, Lecturer in Creative Arts & Technology, School of Creative Arts & Technologies (Magee) &
Dr. Stephen Roddy, PostDoctoral Researcher, Centre for Future Networks & Communications, Trinity College Dublin, IRELAND

        12.00 noon

“Aesthetic resonance: history, present and future”
Dr. Tony Brooks, Associate Professor & Director of SensoramaLab, Aalborg University (Esbjerg), DENMARK

 

12.30pm PANEL-I DISCUSSION: “How can robots care?”

 

Convener:

Prof. Chris Nugent, Director, CSRI

 

Panel Members:

Tony Brooks, Amanda Sharkey, Hugh McKenna, Mike McTear, Brian Bridges, Goretti Horgan

 

1.00pm LUNCH

 

SESSION-III: Robot Ethics

      Chair:

Dr. Kevin Curran, Reader, School of Computing & Intelligent Systems, Ulster University (Magee)

      2.00pm

“Religious and ethical implications of robotics”
Dr. David Glass, Senior Lecturer, Ulster University (Jordanstown)

      2.15pm

“Robots like me”
Prof. Ipke Wachsmuth, Senior Professor, CITEC, Bielefeld University, GERMANY

SESSION-IV: Digital emotions & sentiment 

      Chair:

Prof. Paul Mc Kevitt, Head of Research Graduate School (Pro-Tem)

      2.45pm

“A recommender system for media assets based on sentiment analysis”
Eleanor Mulholland, DEL-CAST Ph.D. Research Student, Ulster University (Magee)

      3.00pm

“Emotional student models for game-based learning”
Dr. Karla Munoz, CEO, BijouTech, Co-Lab, Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT)

    3.15pm REFRESHMENTS BREAK

 

 

SESSION-V: Story Tales & Telling

      Chair:

Dr. Tom Maguire, Senior Lecturer in Theatre Studies, Ulster University (Magee)

      3.45pm

“Promoting interspecies empathy through digital play”
Alan Hook, Lecturer in Interactive Media, Ulster University (Coleraine)

      4.00pm

“Digital StoryTelling on borders”
Adrian O’Connell, Ph.D. Research Student, Ulster University (Magee)

      4.15pm

“Staging Digital Ideas”
Dr. Tanya Dean, Lecturer in Drama, Ulster University (Magee)

 

4.30pm PANEL-II DISCUSSION: “Engineering empathy for the future of life”

Convener:

Dr. David Glass, Ulster University (Jordanstown)

Panel Members:

Ipke Wachsmuth, Tanya Dean, Alan Hook, Paul Moore, Karla Munoz, Adrian O’Connell

5.00pm ULSTER UNIVERSITY 2016 CONVOCATION ANNUAL LECTURE
“Robots: to protect and serve”
Professor Noel Sharkey, Sheffield University, ENGLAND

SAMHAIN INTERVENTION: `AN IMMODEST PROPOSAL’

5.50pm Q&A & VOTE-OF-THANKS, John O’Neill, Chair of Convocation Executive Committee

    6.00pm REFRESHMENTS
      7.00pm CLOSE &

LEGENDERRY CARNIVAL PARADE

This is the 30th anniversary of the first Derry/Londonderry/Legenderry Carnival Parade!

 

Exhibits/Software Demos:

Zones 1 (exhibit)

Dr. Alan Dormer, PostDoctoral Researcher, Digital Media & Arts Research Centre (DMARC), University of Limerick, IRELAND

      &

Dr. Stephen Roddy, PostDoctoral Researcher, Centre for Future Networks & Communications, Trinity College Dublin, IRELAND

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Sensum: an emotions-based software company based in Belfast

 

 

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