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  • 1.3 Mono-cultural Database of Hilarious Laughter
  • 5.3 Laying the Groundwork for Database Collection
  • The ILHAIRE laughter database

  • Laughing with a Virtual Agent

  • F. Pecune, M. Mancini, B. Biancardi, G. Varni, Y. Ding, C. Pelachaud, G. Volpe, A. Camurri
    In Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (pp. 1817-1818), 2015

  • Automated Laughter Detection from Full-Body Movements

  • Niewiadomski, R., Mancini, M., Varni, G., Volpe, G., Camurri, A.
    IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, 2015

  • Perception of intensity incongruence in synthesized multimodal expressions of laughter

  • Niewiadomski, R, Ding, Y., Mancini, M., Pelachaud, C., Volpe, G., Camurri, A.
    The sixth International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII2015), 2015

  • Gesture Mimicry in Expression of Laughter

  • H. Griffin, G. Varni, G. Tomé Lourido, M. Mancini, G. Volpe, N. Bianchi-Berthouze
    The sixth International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII2015), 2015

  • LOL - Laugh Out Loud

  • Florian Pecune, Beatrice Biancardi, Yu Ding, Catherine Pelachaud, Maurizio Mancini, Giovanna Varni, Antonio Camurri, Gualtiero Volpe
    AAAI 2015, Austin, USA, Jan. 2015 (demo)

  • The Effect of Wrinkles, Presentation Mode and Intensity on the Perception of Facial Actions and Full Face Expressions of Laughter

  • Niewiadomski, R., Pelachaud., C.
    ACM Transactions on Applied Perception.

  • The Influence of a Virtual Companion on Amusement When Watching Funny Films. Motivation and Emotion

  • Hofmann, J., Platt, T., Ruch, W., & Niewiadomski, R., Urbain, J.
    In press

  • Individual differences in gelotophobia and responses to laughter-eliciting emotions

  • Ruch, W., Hofmann, J., & Platt, T.
    Personality and Individual Differences, 72, 177 – 121. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2014.08.034, 2015

  • Gelotophobia and the challenges of implementing laughter into Virtual Agents interactions

  • Ruch, W., Platt, T., Hofmann, J., Niewiadomski, R., Urbain, J., Mancini, M, & Dupont, S.
    Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8:928. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00928, 2014

  • Intense or malicious? The decoding of eyebrow-lowering frowning in laughter animations depends on the presentation mode

  • Hofmann, J.
    Frontiers in Psychology, 5:1306. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01306, 2014

  • Rhythmic body movements of laughter

  • R. Niewiadomski, M. Mancini, Y. Ding,C. Pelachaud, G. Volpe.
    16th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction ICMI, Istanbul, Nov 2014

  • Upper Body Animation Synthesis for a Laughing Character

  • Yu Ding, Jing Huang, Nesrine Fourati, Thierry Artires, and Catherine Pelachaud
    Intelligent Virtual Agents, IVA14, pp 164-173, Aug 2014

  • The AV-LASYN Database : A synchronous corpus of audio and 3D facial marker data for audio-visual laughter synthesis

  • H. CAKMAK, J. URBAIN, T. DUTOIT
    Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'14), Reykjavik, Iceland, 26-31 May 2014

  • Evaluation of HMM-based visual laughter synthesis

  • H. CAKMAK, J. URBAIN, J. TILMANNE, T. DUTOIT
    Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Audio Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2014), pp. 4578-4582, Florence, Italy, 4-9 May 2014

  • A Comparative Evaluation of Vocoding Techniques for HMM-based Laughter Synthesis

  • B. BOLLEPALLI, J. URBAIN, T. RAITIO, J. GUSTAFSON, H. CAKMAK
    Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Audio Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2014), pp. 255-259, Florence, Italy, 4-9 May 2014

  • Laughter animation synthesis

  • Yu Ding, Ken Prepin, Jing Huang, Catherine Pelachaud, Thierry Artires
    13th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems AAMAS'14, Paris, pp 773-780, May, 2014

  • Arousal-driven Synthesis of Laughter

  • J. URBAIN, H. CAKMAK, A. CHARLIER, M. DENTI, T. DUTOIT, S. DUPONT
    IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, volume 8, issue 2, pp. 273-284, March 2014

  • Predicting when to laugh with structured classification

  • Bilal Piot, Matthieu Geist and Olivier Pietquin
    Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (InterSpeech), 2014

  • Boosted Bellman Residual Minimization Handling Expert Demonstrations

  • Bilal Piot, Matthieu Geist and Olivier Pietquin
    European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (ECML/PKDD), 2014

  • Boosted and Reward-regularized Classification for Apprenticeship Learning

  • Bilal Piot, Matthieu Geist and Olivier Pietquin
    13th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2014), Paris, France.

  • Difference of Convex Functions Programming for Reinforcement Learning

  • Bilal Piot, Matthieu Geist and Olivier Pietquin
    Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS 2014)

  • An Event Driven Fusion Approach for Enjoyment Recognition in Real-time

  • Florian Lingenfelser, Johannes Wagner, Elisabeth André, William Curran, Gary McKeown
    22nd ACM International Conference on Multimedia, Orlando, Florida, USA, 2014

  • Laugh When You're Winning

  • M. MANCINI, L. ACH, E. BANTEGNIE, T. BAUR, N. BERTHOUZE, D. DATTA, Y. DING, S. DUPONT, H. GRIFFIN, F. LINGENFELSER, R. NIEWIADOMSKI, C. PELACHAUD, O. PIETQUIN, B. PIOT, J. URBAIN, G. VOLPE, J. WAGNER
    Proceedings of the 9th International Summer Workshop on Multimodal Interfaces - eNTERFACE'13, in Innovative and Creative Developments in Multimodal Interaction Systems - IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology (IFIP AICT), Volume 425, pp. 50-79, January 2014.

  • Using phonetic patterns for detecting social cues in natural conversations

  • Johannes Wagner, Florian Lingenfelser, Elisabeth André
    INTERSPEECH 2013: 168-172.

  • The state-of-the art in gelotophobia research: A review and some theoretical extensions

  • Willibald Ruch*, Jennifer Hofmann, Tracey Platt and René Proyer
    Proceedings of DOI 10.1515/humor-2013-0046.

  • Multimodal Analysis of laughter for an Interactive System

  • J. URBAIN, R. NIEWIADOMSKI, M. MANCINI, H. GRIFFIN, H. CAKMAK, L. ACH, G. VOLPE
    Proceedings of INTETAIN 2013, Mons, Belgium, July 3-5, 2013.

  • Inverse Reinforcement Learning for Interactive Systems

  • O. Pietquin
    Proceedings of the IJCAI workshop on Machine Learning for Interactive Systems (MLIS 2013), Beijing (China), Invited Speaker, 2013.

  • Around Inverse Reinforcement Learning and Score-based Classification

  • M. Geist, E. Klein, B. Piot, Y. Guermeur, O. Pietquin
    1st Multidisciplinary Conference on Reinforcement Learning and Decision Making (RLDM 2013), Princeton (USA), 2013.

  • A cascaded supervised learning approach to inverse reinforcement learning

  • E. Klein, B. Piot, M. Geist, O. Pietquin
    Proceedings of the European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (ECML/PKDD 2013), Prague (Czech Republic), 2013

  • Learning from demonstrations: Is it worth estimating a reward function?

  • B. Piot, M. Geist, O. Pietquin
    1st Multidisciplinary Conference on Reinforcement Learning and Decision Making (RLDM 2013), Princeton, USA, 2013.

  • The Social Signal Interpretation (SSI) Framework - Multimodal Signal Processing and Recognition in Real-Time

  • Johannes Wagner, Florian Lingenfelser, Tobias Baur, Ionut Damian, Felix Kistler and Elisabeth André
    Proceedings of ACM Multimedia 2013, May 2013, Barcelona, Spain.

  • Multimodal Fusion in Human-Agent Dialogue

  • Elisabeth André, Jean-Claude Martin, Florian Lingenfelser and Johannes Wagner
    Coverbal Synchrony in Human-Machine Interaction (Book) Chapter 15, 2013.

  • Laughter Type Recognition from Whole Body Motion

  • Harry J. Griffin, Min S. H. Aung, Bernardino Romera-Paredes, Gary McKeown, William Curran, Ciaran McLoughlin and Nadia Bianchi-Berthouze
    Proceedings of the fifth biannual Humaine Association Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction, Geneva, Switzerland, 2013, pp. 349-355. Best Paper

  • Human Perception of Laughter from Context-free Whole Body Motion Dynamic Stimuli

  • Gary McKeown, William Curran, Denise Kane, Rebecca McCahon, Harry Griffin, Ciaran McLoughlin and Nadia Bianchi-Berthouze
    Proceedings of the fifth biannual Humaine Association Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction, Geneva, Switzerland, 2013, pp. 306-311

  • Evaluation of HMM-based laughter synthesis

  • Jérôme Urbain, Hüseyin Cakmak and Thierry Dutoit
    Proceedings of the 38th International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Vancouver, Canada, 2013.

  • Automatic Phonetic Transcription of Laughter and its Application to Laughter Synthesis

  • Jérôme Urbain, Hüseyin Cakmak and Thierry Dutoit
    Proceedings of the fifth biannual Humaine Association Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction, Geneva, Switzerland, 2013, pp. 153-158. Best Student Paper

  • MMLI: Multimodal Multiperson Corpus of Laughter in Interaction

  • R. Niewiadomski, M. Mancini, T. Baur, G. Varni, H. Griffin, and M.S.H. Aung
    Human Behavior Understanding (HBU) Workshop, in Proceedings of The 21st ACM International Conference on Multimedia, Barcelona, Spain, 2013

  • Towards automated full body detection of laughter driven by human expert annotation

  • M. Mancini, J. Hofmann, G. Volpe, G. Varni, T. Platt, D. Glowinski, W. Ruch and A. Camurri
    Affective Interaction in Natural Environments (AFFINE) Workshop, in Proceedings of the Fifth Biannual Humaine Association Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction, Geneva, Switzerland, 2013

  • The state-of-the art in gelotophobia research: A review and some theoretical extensions

  • W. Ruch, J. Hofmann, T. Platt, & R. T. Proyer. Humor: International Journal of Humor Research, 2013.

  • Laughter Induction Techniques Suitable for Generating Motion Capture Data of Laughter Associated Body Movements

  • Gary McKeown, Will Curran, Ciaran McLoughlin, Harry Griffin and Nadia Bianchi-Berthouze
    2nd International Workshop on Emotion Representation, Analysis and Synthesis in Continuous Time and Space (EmoSPACE) In conjunction with the IEEE FG, 2013, Shanghai (China)

  • Investigating facial features of four types of laughter in historic illustrations

  • W. RUCH, J. HOFMANN, T. PLATT
    European Journal of Humor Research, 2013, Vol. 1, No 1 (pp 98-118)

  • Laugh Machine

  • J. URBAIN, R. NIEWIADOMSKI, J. HOFMANN, E. BANTEGNIE, T. BAUR, N. BERTHOUZE, H. CAKMAK, R.T. CRUZ, S. DUPONT, M. GEIST, H. GRIFFIN, F. LINGENFELSER, M. MANCINI, M. MIRANDA, G. MCKEOWN, S. PAMMI, O. PIETQUIN, B. PIOT, T. PLATT, W. RUCH, A. SHARMA, G. VOLPE, J. WAGNER
    Proceedings eNTERFACE’12. The 8th International Summer Workshop on Multimodal Interfaces, 2nd – 27th of July 2012 (pp. 13-34), Supélec, Metz (France).

  • Laugh-aware virtual agent and its impact on user amusement (in press)

  • R. NIEWIADOMSKI, J. HOFMANN, J. URBAIN, T. PLATT, J. WAGNER, B. PIOT, H. CAKMAK, S. PAMMI, T. BAUR, S. DUPONT, M. GEIST, F. LINGENFELSER, G. MCKEOWN, O. PIETQUIN, W. RUCH
    T. Ito, C. Jonker, M. Gini, and O. Shehory (Eds.), Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2013), Saint Paul (Minnesota, USA), 6–10 May 2013.

  • Inverse Reinforcement Learning through Structured Classification

  • E. KLEIN, M. GEIST, B. PIOT, O. PIETQUIN
    Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS 2012), 2012, Lake Tahoe (NV, USA).

  • Towards a New Structural Model of the Sense of Humor: Preliminary Findings

  • W. RUCH
    AAAI Technical Report FS-12-02 Artificial Intelligence of Humor, 2012, Washington DC

  • Experimental standards in research on AI and humor when considering psychology

  • T. PLATT, J. HOFMANN, W. RUCH, R. NIEWIADOMSKI, J. URBAIN
    AAAI Technical Report FS-12-02 Artificial Intelligence of Humor, 2012, Washington DC

  • The en- and decoding of schadenfreude laughter. Sheer joy expressed by a Duchenne laugh or emotional blend with a distinct morphological expression?

  • J. HOFMANN, W. RUCH, T. PLATT
    Interdisciplinary Workshop on Laughter and other Non-Verbal Vocalisations. Speech Proceedings, Dublin, Ireland, 26-27 October 2012, 8-9.

  • Visual laughter synthesis: Initial approaches

  • R. NIEWIADOMSKI, S. PAMMI, A. SHARMA, J. HOFMANN, T. PLATT, R.T. CRUZ, B. QU
    Interdisciplinary Workshop on Laughter and other Non-Verbal Vocalisations. Speech Proceedings, Dublin, Ireland, 26-27 October 2012, 10-11.

  • Development of HMM-based acoustic laughter synthesis

  • J. URBAIN, H. CAKMAK, T. DUTOIT
    Interdisciplinary Workshop on Laughter and other Non-Verbal Vocalisations. Speech Proceedings, Dublin, Ireland, 26-27 October 2012, 12-13.

  • Laughter detection using ALISP-based N-Gram models

  • S. PAMMI, H. KHEMIRI, G. CHOLLET
    Interdisciplinary Workshop on Laughter and other Non-Verbal Vocalisations. Speech Proceedings, Dublin, Ireland, 26-27 October 2012, 16-17.

  • Measuring instantaneous laughter intensity from acoustic features

  • J. URBAIN and T. DUTOIT
    Interdisciplinary Workshop on Laughter and other Non-Verbal Vocalisations. Speech Proceedings, Dublin, Ireland, 26-27 October 2012, 18-19.

  • Computing and evaluating the Body Laughter Index

  • M. MANCINI, G. VARNI, D. GLOWINSKY, G. VOLPE
    Third International Workshop on Human Behavior Understanding, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 7559, ISBN 978-3-642-34013-0, 2012, Algarve, Portugal, Springer

  • A Frame Pruning Approach for Paralinguistic Recognition Tasks

  • J. WAGNER, F. LINGENFELSER, E. ANDRE
    13th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (InterSpeech), Satellite of LREC 2012, September 2012, Portland, USA, Springer

  • ILHAIRE Laughter Database

  • G. MCKEOWN, R. COWIE, W. CURRAN, W. RUCH and E. DOUGLAS-COWIE
    Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Corpora for Research on EMOTION SENTIMENT & SOCIAL SIGNALS, Satellite of LREC 2012, May 2012, Istanbul, Turkey, ELRA

  • Finding out the audio and visual features that influence the perception of laughter intensity and differ in inhalation and exhalation phases

  • R. NIEWIADOMSKI, J. URBAIN, C. PELACHAUD, T. DUTOIT
    Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Corpora for Research on EMOTION SENTIMENT & SOCIAL SIGNALS, Satellite of LREC 2012, May 2012, Istanbul, Turkey, ELRA

  • A temperament approach to humor

  • W. RUCH & J. HOFMANN
    In P. Gremigni (Ed.), Humor and Health, Promotion 2012, Nova Science Publishers

  • Clustering Behaviors of Spoken Dialogue Systems

  • S. CHANDRAMOHAN, M. GEIST, F. LEFÈVRE, O. PIETQUIN
    Users Proceedings of the 37th IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal
    Processing (ICASSP 2012), March 2012, Kyoto (Japan) IEEE