Emotion Share & Requests

ACM Multimedia 2023 Computational Paralinguistics Challenge (ComParE)

The ACM Multimedia 2023 Computational Paralinguistics ChallengE (ComParE) is an open Grand Challenge dealing with states and traits of speakers as manifested in their speech signal’s properties and beyond. There have so far been 14 consecutive Challenges held annually at INTERSPEECH 2009 – 2021 and ACM Multimedia 2022 (cf. the repository), but there still exists a multiplicity of not yet covered, but highly relevant paralinguistic phenomena. Thus, we introduce two new tasks by the Emotion Share Sub-Challenge and the Requests Sub-Challenge (see also for the data descriptions). For the tasks, the data are provided by the organisers. The Sub-Challenges are generally open for participation.

The ACM Multimedia 2023 Computational Paralinguistics Challenge (ComParE) shall help bridging the gap between excellent research on paralinguistic information in audio and other modalities and low compatibility of results. The results of the Challenge will be presented at ACM Multimedia 2023 in Ottawa between 29 October and 3 November 2023. Prizes will be awarded to the Sub-Challenge winners. 

If you are interested and planning to participate in the Computational Paralinguistics Challenge, or if you want to be kept informed about the Challenge, please send the organisers an e-mail to indicate your interest.

Last updated:
1 May 2023

Last addition:
Baseline Paper released.


General Chairs:
Björn Schuller (University of Augsburg, Germany / Imperial College London, UK / audEERING)
Anton Batliner (University of Augsburg, Germany) 
Shahin Amiriparian (University of Augsburg, Germany)
Alexander Barnhill (FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg Erlangen, Germany)
Alan S. Cowen (Hume.AI, USA)
Claude Montacié (Sorbonne University, France)

Data Chairs:
Alice Baird (Hume.AI, USA)
Nikola Lackovic (Malakoff Humanis, France)

Officially started:
12 April 2023

Important Dates:
14 July 2023 Paper submission at https://www.acmmm2023.org/
1 July 2023 Final result upload
25 July 2023 Notification of acceptance 
6 August 2023 Camera-ready paper 

To get started: 

Please register your team by email to
Alexander Barnhill (FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg Erlangen, Germany).

Then, please obtain the according End-User License Agreements (EULAs) to get a password and further instructions for the download of the datasets: Please fill out electronically the PDF for the dataset(s) you wish to obtain, and print, sign, scan, and email – to the email addresses given on the agreements – both the electronic version and the scans accordingly to ease handling. The agreement(s) has/have to be signed by a permanent staff member.

To obtain the EULAs, please contact per Sub-Challenge:

Emotion Share Sub-Challenge: competitions@hume.ai
If you want to participate in the Emotion Share Sub-Challenge, please email with the following information:
i) the name and email for the lead researcher’s official academic/industrial website; the lead researcher cannot be a student (UG/PG/Ph.D.)
ii) the names and emails of each team member, each one in a separate line in the body of the email
iii) the team’s name
iv) the point of contact name and email address (which member of the team will be the main point of contact for future communications, data access etc) the team’s name.
A reply to sign an EULA will be sent to all team members. When the EULA is signed by all team members a link to the data will be shared.

Requests Sub-Challenge: Alexander Barnhill

After downloading the data you can directly start your experiments with the data sets. Once you found your best method you should write your paper for the Grand Challenge. At the same time, you can compute your results per instance and Sub-Challenge task on the test set and upload them: we will then let you know your performance result.

If you have questions, ideally contact all of the General Chairs (see above).

*Read about it:*Baseline Paper on the Challenge.
*Participate:* Result submission will open later during the Grand Challenge. Participants will be contacted by email for the result submission procedure.  

Paper on the Challenge: The introductory Baseline Paper on the Grand Challenge provides extensive descriptions and baseline results. All participants are asked to avoid repetitions of the Grand Challenge, data, or feature descriptions in their submissions – of course, they have to describe shortly the essentials of the databases dealt with – but include its citation:

Björn W. Schuller, Anton Batliner, Shahin Amiriparian, Alexander Barnhill, Maurice Gerczuk, Andreas Triantafyllopoulos, Alice Baird, Panagiotis Tzirakis, Chris Gagne, Alan S. Cowen, Nikola Lackovic and Marie-José Caraty, Claude Montacié: The ACM Multimedia 2023 Computational Paralinguistics Challenge: Emotion Share & Requests, in Proceedings of the 31. ACM International Conference on Multimedia, MM 2023, ACM, Ottawa, Canada, 2023, 5 pages.

author = {Bj\”orn W.\ Schuller and Anton Batliner and Shahin Amiriparian and Alexander Barnhill and Maurice Gerczuk and Andreas Triantafyllopoulos and Alice Baird and Panagiotis Tzirakis and Chris Gagne and Alan S.\ Cowen and Nikola Lackovic and Marie-Jos\’e Caraty and Claude Montaci\’e},
title = {{The ACM Multimedia 2023 Computational Paralinguistics Challenge: Emotion Share \& Requests}},
booktitle = {{Proceedings of the 31. ACM International Conference on Multimedia, MM 2023}},
year = {2023},
editor = {},
volume = {},
series = {},
pages = {},
address = {Ottawa, Canada},
month = {10},
organization = {ACM},
publisher = {ACM},
note = {5 pages},

Result Submission: Registered participants were contacted by email. 

Paper Submission (all participants): Please be reminded that a paper submission and at least one upload on the test set are mandatory for the participation in the Challenge. In any case, please submit your paper until the above deadlines using the standard style info and respecting length limits, and submit to the regular submission system. Important: as topic you should choose only this Grand Challenge (Computational Paralinguistics Challenge 2023). The papers will undergo the normal review process. Papers shall not repeat the descriptions of database, labels, partitioning etc. of the Sub-Challenge corpora but cite the introductive paper (cf. above).

Participants may contribute in all Sub-Challenges at a time. A training and development partitioning will allow for tests and results to be reported by the participants apart from their results on the official test set. Papers may well report additional results on other databases. An additional publication is planned that summarises all results of the Challenge and results combination by ensemble techniques. However, this publication will be post ACM Multimedia 2023.

More Information will follow on a regular basis.