Call for Papers

Call For Papers

A pdf version is available here.

The Association for the Advancement of Affective Computing (AAAC) invites you to join us at our seventh International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII), which will be held in San Antonio, Texas on October 23-26, 2017. 

The Conference series is the premier international forum for interdisciplinary research on the design of systems that can recognize, interpret, and simulate human emotions and related affective phenomena.

A selection of the best articles will appear in a “Best of ACII2017” special section of IEEE’s Transactions on Affective Computing. Proceedings will be published on IEEExplore. IEEE CS is a technical co-sponsor of ACII 2017. 

The theme of ACII 2017 is “Affective Computing in Action,” highlighting the impact of affective computing technologies in the wider world. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Recognition of Human Affect: Uni- or multimodal recognition of affect from face, body, gesture, voice text, or physiology; affective face/body
  • animation; expression and gesture recognition; sentiment analysis 
  • Synthesis of Human Affect: Affective speech synthesis, modeling and animation, synthesis of auditory affect bursts, synthesis of multimodal affective behavior)
  • Affective Interfaces: Affective brain-computer interfaces, design of affective loop and affective dialog systems; mobile, tangible, haptic and virtual/augmented interfaces; affectively-smart environments; affectively proactive interfaces
  • Social and Behavioral Science Involving Affective Computing: Cognitive affective models; models of moral decision-making; tools for social science research; computational models of emotion; psychological factors in affective computing (personality, culture); ethical issues; dyadic and group affective processes
  • Affective and Social Robotics and Virtual Agents: Emotions in robot cognition and action, embodied issues in emotion; affective virtual agents; memory, reasoning, and learning of affective systems; affective architectures for virtual & robotic systems 
  • Affective Applications: Databases and tools; biometrics; medical; assistive; virtual reality; entertainment; education; ambient intelligence; industrial

Special Sessions

The conference will have three special sessions. In the submission page, authors should indicate the special session as their main topic so that their papers are correctly assigned.

Emotions in cognition, adaptive behavior and action selection

  • Emotion elicitation and grounding
  • Emotion effects
  • Emotion models impact

Utilising big unlabelled and unmatched data for affective computing

  • Semi-supervised learning and active learning
  • Zero resource technologies, as unsupervised learning
  • Transfer learning for domain/model adaptation

Brain and Physiological signals for multi-users modeling

  • Collaborative brain-computer interfaces
  • Tangible / social display of physiological and neural cues
  • Social bio-feedback