Call for Participation
The 2007 Workshop on
Emotion in HCI
to be held at the
HCI 2007 conference
at Lancaster University
4th September 2007
Extended deadline - 23 August
Emotion plays an important role in our interactions with people and
computers in everyday life. Emotions, some believe, are what make
our interactions human. An increasing number of conferences,
symposia, workshops, journals and books address the subject of
emotions and their role in Human-Computer Interaction, including
workshops at the last two HCI conferences.
This recent affective awareness is leading designers and HCI
researchers to try and understand the subtleties of emotion and its
effect on our behaviours. This is encouraging for a young field of
research, and there exists many exciting directions where this field
may be expanded. The specific areas of interest span recognition and
synthesis of emotion in face and body, emotion sensors, speech
specifics, and the influence of emotion on information processing
and decision-making, interaction metaphors, design aspects, and many
more. Despite these different areas of interest, there are common
obstacles each of us face in our work.
This workshop will meet the requirements of individuals working in
the different fields affected by emotion, giving them a podium to
raise their questions and work with like-minded people of various
disciplines on common subjects. It will use predominantly small
group work, rather than being presentation-based and will be
focussed on selected topics based on the contributions.
Contributions are encouraged to the following topics:
• How do applications currently make use of emotions?
• What makes applications that support affective interactions
• How do we know if affective interactions are successful, and how
can we measure this success?
• What value might affective applications, affective systems, and
affective interaction have?
• What technology is currently available for sensing affective states?
• How reliable is sensing technology?
• Are there reliable and replicable processes to include emotion in
HCI design projects?
• What opportunities and risks are there in designing affective
With the workshop being very interactive and focused on selected
topics, it is expected that the outcome of the workshop will be even
more tangible than its two predecessors, which themselves resulted
in a Springer book to be published this year. We aim for citable
outputs this year as well.
To become part of this discussion please submit an extended abstract
of your ideas or demo description. Case studies describing current
applications or prototypes are strongly encouraged, as well as
presentations of products or prototypes that you have developed.
The abstract should be limited to about 800 words. Accepted
contributions will be published on the workshop's homepage with the
possibility to extend them to short or full papers of 4 or 8 pages,
Please note that registration to the HCI conference is required in
order to take part in the workshop (at least for the day of the
workshop). Early bird registration deadline is 5 August.
23 August - position paper deadline
27 August - notification of acceptance
04 September - workshop
For a more detailed description of the workshop visit the workshop's
Submit your position paper/demo description (800 words) to
submissions at emotion-in-hci.net
For inquiries pleas contact the organizers:
cpeter at igd-r.fraunhofer.de, r.beale at cs.bham.ac.uk, bcrane at
umich.edu, lesley.axelrod at brunel.ac.uk
The conference web site with registration information is
Christian Peter, Fraunhofer IGD Rostock, Germany
Lesley Axelrod, Brunel University, UK
Elizabeth Crane, University of Michigan, USA
Russell Beale, University of Birmingham, UK
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