Computational Social Sciences

Conflict and Multimodal Communication

Social Research and Machine Intelligence

Editors: D'Errico, F., Poggi, I., Vinciarelli, A., Vincze, L. (Eds.)

  • Takes an interdisciplinary approach toward conflict and negotiation, taking into account the adoption of machine intelligence approaches to automatically understand and measure conflict and negotiation processes
  • Surveys current work in social signal processing and affective computing towards the prediction of conflict outcomes
  • Approaches conflict and negotiation from several perspectives, including those of cognitive sciences, social psychology, evolution, and ethology
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About this book

This book explores the use of technology to detect, predict and understand social cues, in order to analyze and prevent conflict. Traditional human sciences approaches are enriched with the latest developments in Social Signal Processing aimed at an automatic understanding of conflict and negotiation. Communication—both verbal and non-verbal, within the context of a conflict—is studied with the aim of promoting the use of intelligent machines that automatically measure and understand the escalation of conflict, and are able to manage it, in order to support the negotiation process. Particular attention is paid to the integration of human sciences findings with computational approaches, from the application of correct methodologies for the collection of valid data to the development of computational approaches inspired by research on verbal and multimodal communication.

In the words of the trade unionist Pierre Carniti, "We should reevaluate conflict, since without conflict there is no social justice."

With this in mind, this volume does not approach conflict simply as an obstacle to be overcome, but as a concept to be fully analyzed. The philosophical, linguistic and psychological aspects of conflict, once understood, can be used to promote conflict management as a means for change and social justice.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • The Cognition of Conflict: Ontology, Dynamics, and Ideology

    Castelfranchi, Cristiano

    Pages 3-32

  • Group Conflict as Social Contradiction

    Porello, Daniele (et al.)

    Pages 33-52

  • On Stages of Conflict Escalation

    Allwood, Jens (et al.)

    Pages 53-69

  • Revenge and Conflict: Social and Cognitive Aspects

    Giardini, Francesca (et al.)

    Pages 71-89

  • Competition and Cooperation in Language Evolution: A Comparison Between Communication of Apes and Humans

    Adornetti, Ines

    Pages 91-101

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eBook $99.00
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Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-14080-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: November 18, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-37717-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Conflict and Multimodal Communication
Book Subtitle
Social Research and Machine Intelligence
Editors
  • Francesca D'Errico
  • Isabella Poggi
  • Alessandro Vinciarelli
  • Laura Vincze
Series Title
Computational Social Sciences
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-14081-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-14081-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-14080-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37717-9
Series ISSN
2509-9574
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 479
Number of Illustrations and Tables
51 b/w illustrations, 37 illustrations in colour
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