Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII 2011)

*Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII 2011) Call for Papers*
*ACII 2011 Submission deadline extended to April 11, 2011. There will be no further extensions*.
*Please see website for more details. http://www.acii2011.org*

[Description]
Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII 2011) is the fourth international conference and premier forum for state of the art in research on affective and multimodal intelligent systems. This year we are encouraging papers on a range of topics from the interdisciplinary arena encompassing Computer Science, Engineering, Virtual Agents, Psychology, and the Affective, Cognitive, Learning, and Social Sciences. Authors of a selected subset of accepted papers will be invited to publish expanded versions in IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing.

The 2011 conference will be held at the FedEx Institute of Technology at the University of Memphis, which is a large urban campus at the center of the city. Home of the Blues and the birth place of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Memphis is renowned for its rich musical history and Southern Hospitality. 

[Topics of Interest (but not limited to)]
-Recognition & Synthesis of Human Affect (face, speech, body, physiology, context, text, and neuroscience)
-Affect-Sensitive Applications (learning environments, virtual reality, entertainment, smart environments, health care)
– Methodological Issues in Affective Computing (affect annotation, reliability, validity, psychometric tools) 
-Affective & Social Robotics (affective robotics, embodied emotions, biologically-inspired affective architectures)
-Affective & Behavioral Interfaces (adaptive, human-centered, collaborative, and proactive interfaces)
-Affective Agents (emotion, personality, affective decision making, and architectures of Embodied Conversational Agents)
– Relevant Insights from Psychology (emotion theories, computational models of emotion, individual differences, affect-sensitive, cognitive modeling, cultural, and ethical issues)
-Affective Databases, Evaluation, & Annotation Tools(spontaneous/induced/acted emotions, protocols, coding schemes)

[Submission Instructions (Regular Papers)]
# The papers should feature original work (i.e., not submitted, in submission, or submitted to another conference or journal while in review).

# ACII 2011 proceedings will be published by Springer as part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.

#Papers should not exceed 10 pages and should be formatted according to the Springer LNCS formatting guidelines, which can be downloaded from the website # Papers must be submitted as PDF through the EasyChair conference system, which can be accessed from the website.

# Authors of a selected subset of accepted papers will be invited to publish expanded versions in IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing.

# Authors of accepted papers are expected to register and attend the conference to present their work.

[Doctoral Consortium]
The Doctoral Consortium serves as forum for PhD students to share ideas about the theories behind affective computing, its development, and its application. Submissions should describe PhD research that is at a stage where feedback from the international community might be of value.

The Prof Fiorella de Rosis award will be presented to the best paper.

Papers of the Doctoral Consortium will be published in the conference proceedings. 

[Interactive Event (Demos)]
The ACII 2011 Interactive Event Session is the ideal forum for researchers and practitioners to showcase recent advances in affective computing. The session will feature live demonstration of both mature systems and prototypes, and the presenters will have the opportunity to discuss their systems with the broader international scientific community and the public at large.

Two-page Interactive Event papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings.

[Workshops] 
The workshops aim to facilitate lively discussions, comparison of methods, and synthesis of results on particular topics of interest to Affective Computing.

We invite workshop proposals on any current or emerging topic of relevance to Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction. 

[Important Dates] 
April 11, 2011 Regular papers due (extended deadline) April 15, 2011
Workshop proposals due June 01, 2011 Interactive Event and Doctoral

Consortium Papers due:
June 20, 2011: Acceptance notification
July 18, 2011: Final versions due (regular papers)

[General Conference Chairs]
Sidney D’Mello, University of Memphis, USA Art Graesser, University of Memphis, USA

[Senior Programme Committee]
Anton Batliner, Lehrstuhl fuer Mustererkennung, Germany Rafael Calvo, University of Sydney, Australia Jean-Claude Martin, LIMSI-CNRS, France 
Nick Campbell, Trinity College, Ireland Ben Du Boulay, University of Sussex, UK Dirk Heylen, University of Twente, The Netherlands Eva Hudlicka, Psychometrix Associates, USA Qiang Ji, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA Diane Litman, University of Pittsburgh, USA, Anton Nijolt, University of Twente, The Netherlands Stacy Marsella, University of Southern California, USA Peter Robinson, University of Cambridge, UK Nilanjan Sarkar, Vanderbilt University, USA Björn, Schuller, Tech University of Munich, Germany Georgios Yannakakis, IT Univesity of Copenhagen, Denmark

[Doctoral Consortium Chairs]
Jean-Claude Martin, LIMSI-CNRS, France Kostas Karpouzis, National 
Technical University of Athens, Greece Roddy Cowie, Queen’s University, UK

[Workshop Chairs]
Björn Schuller, Tech University of Munich, Germany Ginevra Castellano, Queen Mary University of London, UK

[Interactive Events (Demos) Chairs] 
Rafael Calvo, University of Sydney, Australia Sidney D’Mello,
University of Memphis, USA Tanner Jackson, University of Memphis, USA

[Steering Committee]
Nick Campbell, Trinity College, Ireland Ginevra Castellano, Queen Mary
University of London, UK Jeffery Cohn, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Cristina Conati, University of British Columbia, Canada Roddy Cowie, Queen’s University, UK Jonathan Gratch, University of Southern
California, USA Dirk Heylen, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Arvid Kappas, Jacobs University, Germany Kostas Karpouzis, National
Technical University of Athens, Greece Jean-Claude Martin, LIMSI-CNRS, France Maja Pantic, Imperial College, UK Catherine Pelachaud, CNRS, TELECOM ParisTech, France Paolo Petta, Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Austria Helmut Prendinger, National Institute of Informatics, Japan Marc Schröder, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Germany Björn Schuller, Munich University of Technology, Germany Jianhua Tao, Chinese Academy of Sciences, People’s Republic of China

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