Marcin Skowron (Ph.D.)

Research Scientist @ Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Interaction Technologies Group

Research Interests:

    Affective Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Information Extraction, Human-Computer Interaction, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing

Selected Publications 2009 - 2014

[Extended list of publications] [Google Scholar Profile]

Book Chapter:

Journals:

  • Bosiljka Tadic, Vladimir Gligorijevic, Marcin Skowron, Milovan Suvakov
    "The Dynamics of Emotional Chats with Bots: Experiment and Agent-Based Simulations"
    ScienceJet 2014, 3:50
    |abstract| |article|
  • Stephane Gobron, Junghyun Ahn, Daniel Thalmann, Marcin Skowron, Arvid Kappas
    "Impact Study of Nonverbal Facial Cues on Spontaneous Chatting with Virtual Humans"
    Journal of Virtual Reality and Broadcasting, 10(2013)
    |article| |pdf| |video|
  • Stefan Rank, Marcin Skowron, David Garcia
    "Dyads to groups: modeling interactions with affective dialog systems"
    International Journal of Computational Linguistics Research, Volume: 4 , Issue: 1 (2013)
    |article|
  • Vladimir Gligorijevic, Marcin Skowron, Bosiljka Tadic
    "Structure and stability of online chat networks built on emotion-carrying links"
    Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, (2012)
    |abstract and figures| |article| |data set|
  • Julian Sienkiewicz, Marcin Skowron, Georgios Paltoglou, Janusz Holyst
    "Entropy-growth-based model of emotionally charged online dialogues"
    Advances in Complex Systems
    arXiv:1201.5477 (2012)
    |abstract| |article|

Peer-reviewed Conference Proceedings:

  • Bosiljka Tadic, Vladimir Gligorijevic, Marcin Skowron
    "Directed Networks of Online Chats: Content-Based Linking and Social Structure"
    8th International Conference on Signal-Image Technology and Internet-Based Systems, SITIS 2012.
    |paper|
  • Mike Thelwall, Kevan Buckley, George Paltoglou, Marcin Skowron, David Garcia, Stephane Gobron, Janusz Holyst
    "Damping Sentiment Analysis in Online Communication: Discussions, Monologs and Dialogs"
    CICLing 2013, part II, LNCS 7817
    |paper|
  • Vladimir Gligorijevic, Marcin Skowron, Bosiljka Tadic
    "Evolving Topology on the Network of Online Chats"
    Proceedings of European Conference on Complex Systems - ECCS 2012.
  • Marcin Skowron, Stefan Rank
    "Affect Listeners - From dyads to group interactions with affective dialog systems"
    AISB/IACAP World Congress 2012 - Alan Turing 2012, Symposium on Linguistic and Cognitive Approaches To Dialog Agents - LaCATODA 2012
    |paper|
  • Marcin Skowron, Stefan Rank, Mathias Theunis, Julian Sienkiewicz
    "The good, the bad and the neutral: affective profile in dialog system-user communication"
    Proceedings of the fourth bi-annual Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction Conference - (ACII 2011), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pp. 337-346, (2011).
    |paper|
  • Marcin Skowron, Mathias Theunis, Stefan Rank, Anna Borowiec
    "Effect of affective profile on communication patterns and affective expressions in interactions with a dialog system"
    Proceedings of the fourth bi-annual Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction Conference - (ACII 2011), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pp. 347-356, (2011).
    |paper|
  • Stephane Gobron, Junghyun Ahn, Quentin Silvestre, Daniel Thalmann, Stefan Rank, Marcin Skowron, Georgios Paltoglou, Michael Thelwall
    "An Interdisciplinary VR-architecture for 3D chatting with non-verbal communication"
    Proceedings of Joint Virtual Reality Conference of EuroVR - EGVE 2011.
    |paper|
  • Julian Sienkiewicz, Marcin Skowron, Georgios Paltoglou, Janusz Holyst
    "Model of emotional dialogues based on entropy model"
    Proceedings of European Conference on Complex Systems - ECCS 2011.
  • Junghyun Ahn, Anna Borowiec, Kevan Buckley, et al.
    "CYBEREMOTIONS - Collective Emotions in Cyberspace"
    Proceedings of the 2nd European Future Technologies Conference and Exhibition 2011 - FET 11, Procedia Computer Science, (7), 2011.
    |article|
  • Marcin Skowron, Hannes Pirker, Stefan Rank, Georgios Paltoglou, Junghyun Ahn, Stephane Gobron
    "No peanuts! Affective Cues for the Virtual Bartender"
    Proceedings of the Twenty-Fourth International FLAIRS Conference, AAAI Publications, pp. 117-122
    |paper|
  • Antonios Garas, David Garcia Becerra, Frank Schweitzer, Marcin Skowron
    "Emotional communication patterns in online chat communities"
    Cyberemotions: Emotions in Cyberspace - Models and Empirical Approaches at the International Society for Research on Emotion (ISRE) conference in Kyoto.
  • Marcin Skowron
    "Talking with affective dialog systems: Extending the analysis of affect in online communication"
    Getting to the heart of the digital: Automatic analysis of affect in online communication, International Communication Association's 61st Annual Conference.
  • Georgios Paltoglou, Stephane Gobron, Marcin Skowron, Mike Thelwall and Daniel Thalmann
    "Sentiment analysis of informal textual communication in cyberspace"
    proceedings of ENGAGE 2010, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, State-of-the-Art Survey, pp.13-25, Springer, Heidelberg (2010)
    |paper|
  • Marcin Skowron
    "Affect Listeners. Acquisition of Affective States by means of Conversational Systems"
    Development of Multimodal Interfaces - Active Listening and Synchrony, COST 2102 Int. Training School 2009, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 5967, pp. 169--181. Springer, Heidelberg (2010)
    |paper|
  • Brigitte Krenn, Marcin Skowron, Gregor Sieber , Erich Gstrein, Joerg Irran
    "Adaptive Mind Agent"
    9th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, IVA 2009
  • Marcin Skowron, Hannes Pirker, Stefan Rank
    "CYBEREMOTIONS: Interactive computer tools for acquiring data on individual and collective emotions of online communities"
    Symposium "CYBEREMOTIONS: Collective emotions in cyberspace pose challenges to emotion research and theory" at ISRE 2009

Symposiums/Workshops:

  • Charley Wu, Marcin Skowron, Sabine Payr, Paolo Petta
    "Identifying the Moral Dimension of Language Using Semantic Role Labelling"
    Interdisciplinary College, IK 2014
    |abstract|
  • Marcin Skowron, Stefan Rank
    "Interactive Dialogue Systems and Beyond - Interacting with Collective Emotions in E-communities"
    CyberEmotions - Final Conference
  • Marcin Skowron and Georgios Paltoglou
    "Affect Bartender - Affective Cues and Their Application in a Conversational Agent"
    Workshop on Affective Computational Intelligence, IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence 2011
    |paper|
  • Marcin Skowron
    "Effect of an Affective Profile in Dialog System-User Conversations "
    CYBEREMOTIONSWORKSHOP: Emergent Emotions on the Web

Forthcoming:

  • Charley Wu, Marcin Skowron, Sabine Payr, Paolo Petta
    "Identity in Dialogue: Using Semantic Role Labelling to Construct a Moral Framework"
  • Vladimir Gligorijevic, Milovan Suvakov, Marcin Skowron, Bosiljka Tadic
    "Patterns of Online Chats with Emotional Bots: Data Analysis and Agent-Based Simulations"

Projects

  • SELP - `Advanced Knowledge Technologies: Grounding, Fusion, Applications`, FFG programe
  • Research projects at Hokkaido University: Question Answering; Interactive QA; KnowY - Commonsense Knowledge Retrieval System

    Scientific Services

    • Organizer:
    • Reviewer:
    • Program Committee Member:
      • Knowledge, Information and Creativity Support Systems - KICSS 2014
        Venue: Limassol, Cyprus, 6-8 November 2014.
      • 14th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents - IVA 2014
        Venue: Boston, USA, 27-29 August 2013.
      • Knowledge, Information and Creativity Support Systems - KICSS 2013
        Venue: Krakow, Poland, 7-9 November 2013.
      • 2nd Workshop on Practice and Theory of Opinion Mining and Sentiment Analysis - PATHOS 2013
        Venue: Darmstadt, Germany, 23 September 2013.
      • 13th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents - IVA 2013
        Venue: Edinburgh, UK, 29-31 August 2013.
      • AISB/IACAP World Congress 2012 - Alan Turing 2012, Symposium on Linguistic and Cognitive Approaches To Dialog Agents LaCATODA 2012
        Venue: Birmingham, UK, 2 - 6 June 2012.
      • COST 2102 International Training School - Cross Modal Analysis of Verbal and Nonverbal Communication
        Venue: Dresden, Germany, February 21-26 2011.
      • Summer School "ENGAGE" - Immersive and Engaging Interaction with VH on Internet.
        Venue: Zermatt, Switzerland. September 13-15, 2010.
      • COST 2102 International Conference on Analysis of Verbal and Nonverbal Communication and Enactment: The Processing Issuess
        Venue: Budapest, Hungary, September 7-10 2010.
      • The Thirty Sixth Annual Convention of the Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour AISB 2010, Symposium on Linguistic and Cognitive Approaches To Dialog Agents LaCATODA 2010
        Venue: Leicester, UK, 29th March - 1st April 2010.

      Membership


      Press Coverage, Talks

      • Talk: Skowron M. (2013). "From Virtual to Robot Bartender: insights from the affective dialogue system" COST Workshop on Social Robotics: The Future Concept and Reality of Social Robotics: Challenges, Perception and Applications - Role of Social Robotics in Current and Future Society, Brussels 2013
      • Interview: Polish Radio Program 3, 8.2.2013, "Checking the spelling? Check emotions too" |article and podcast|
      • Press release: Garas, A., Garcia, D., Skowron, M., Schweitzer, F., (2012). "Soziales Verhalten trotz Anonymitaet", ETH Life - Science |press release|
      • Talk: Skowron, M., Rank, S., Theunis, M. (2012). "Affect Listeners @CyberEmotions", COSI-ICT: Action for the Science of Complex Systems and Socially Intelligent ICT, Brussels 2012.
      • Symposium: Kappas, A., Chung, C.K, Skowron, M., Thelwall, M., (2011). "Getting to the heart of the digital: Automatic analysis of affect in online communication" at the International Communication Association's 61st Annual Conference (ICA) in Boston.
      • Talk: Skowron, M., Rank, S., (2011). "CyberEmotions: the good, the bad, the neutral - effect of an affective profile in dialog system-user online conversations", Emotions in Cyberspace - Models and Empirical Approaches at the International Society for Research on Emotion conference in Kyoto.
      • Interview: Polish Press Agency, Science in Poland, 6.12.2011, "Spotkanie przedstawicieli świata nauki i biznesu w Brukseli" |article|
      • Interview: Radio Oesterreich 1, Dimensionen - Magazin, 15.04.2011 - "Emotionen im Internet" |podcast|
      • Interview: CliniCum Medical Journal 3/2009 - CyberEmotions: "Gefuehle im virtuellen Raum verstehen" |interview|
      • Symposium: Kappas, A., Skowron, M., Thelwall, M., Holyst, J. (2009). Symposium together with with Agneta Fischer: "CYBEREMOTIONS: Collective emotions in cyberspace pose challenges to emotion research and theory" at the International Society for Research on Emotion (ISRE) conference in Leuven.

      Demonstrations, Exhibition



      Datasets

      The data are freely available for research purposes. If you make use of this dataset, please cite.

      • EFNET IRC-20 Channels
        This dataset is provided as Supplementary Information for the article: "Emotional persistence in online chatting communities" by A. Garas, D. Garcia, M. Skowron, F. Schweitzer. Scientific Reports 2, 402, (2012)

      • IRC Ubuntu
        Annotated data-sets: 2004-2005-2006 2008-2009

        This dataset is provided as Supplementary Information for the articles:
        * V. Gligorijevic, M. Skowron, B. Tadic, "Structure and stability of online chat networks built on emotion-carrying links", Physica A, 2012
        * B. Tadic, V.Gligorijevic and M. Skowron, "Directed Networks of Online Chats: Content-Based Linking and Social Structure", SITIS 2012

        GML format (Gephi-compatible):
        • UbuNetP_arousal.dat.gml - this is a persistent, directed, weighted network of user-to-user communications on Ubuntu channel (for the whole 2009 year). Link weights are here defined as a average value of arousal over the time period of one year.
          * V. Gligorijevic, M. Skowron, B. Tadic, "Directed Networks of Online Chats: Content-Based Linking and Social Structure", SITIS 2012.

        • UbuNetP_1m.dat.gml - this is a persistent, directed, weighted Ubuntu network (only user-to-user) for the time period of one month (January 2009.).
          * V. Gligorijevic, M. Skowron, B. Tadic, "Structure and stability of online social chat networks built on emotion-carrying links", Physica A, 2013.