3rd International Workshop on Vocal Interactivity in-and-between Humans, Animals and Robots (VIHAR-2021)

Date: 13/10/2021



The workshop follows the success of the series of International workshops on Vocal Interactivity in-and-between Humans, Animals and Robots (VIHAR-2017 and VIHAR-2019).


The workshop is organized by the Institute of Intelligent Systems and Robotics at Sorbonne University in Paris.

VIHAR 2021 is going virtual.


Keynote speakers include Ilyena Hirskyj-Douglas on “Animal-Computer Interaction: Future Directions for Animals Interacting with Computers” and Katie Slocombe on “Who’s a good dog? The influence of dog directed speech on human-dog interactions”. 


Abstract Submission

The deadline for submitting abstracts is 8th September 2021. 

Suggested workshop topics may include, but are not limited to the following areas:

Physiological and morphological comparisons between vocal systems in animals

Properties and functions of animal signals

Evolution of vocal interactivity

Vocal imitation and learning

Conveyance of emotion

Comparative analyses of human and animal vocalisations

Use of vocalisation

Vocal interactivity between non-conspecifics

Spoken language systems

Technology-based research methods

Vocal interaction with robots



Registration is free and can be accessed here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vihar-2021-tickets-168963052037 

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