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ACII 2009 Doctoral Consortium

The ACII 2009 Doctoral Consortium (DC) serves as forum for PhD
students to share ideas about the theories behind affective computing;
its development; and its application. The goal of this Special Session
of the Conference is to compare approaches, discuss future research
problems and receive feedback from the international community.

The aims of the Doctoral Consortium:

- to provide PhD students with a friendly and lively atmosphere for
presenting their research ideas, exchanging experiences with peers,
and receiving constructive feedback on their work from the international
research community;
- to help students and doctoral candidates to formulate research
questions and organise their research;
- to help to forge new relationships and collaborations within the
International ACII community, promoting collaborative research;
- to support a new generation of researchers with information and advice
on academic, research, industrial, and non-traditional career paths.

Proceedings of the Doctoral Consortium will be published in a
self-contained volume (separate from the Conference Proceedings), with
an ISBN.


Submission should describe PhD research that is at a stage where
feedback from the international community might be of value. Thus, it is
expected that students who will submit papers should be closing to make
a PhD research proposal, or have made it already but have at least a
year of work remaining to complete their PhD thesis. Submissions must
not exceed eight pages (including references). They should be well
organised and structured in a way that demonstrates the links between
the concepts presented, and they should clearly specify:

- the problem(s) that the proposed research is addressing and how this
fits into the bigger picture
- the aims and objectives of the research
- the methodology to achieve the objectives and the proposed
solution(s),including a brief description of work done so far and a
tentative plan for future work
- the main contribution(s) of the research to the development of
Affective Computing

Paper topics should be related to the conference topics, which are given
in the general call for papers (see

Papers should be a maximum of 8 pages, including references. Submissions
should be made in electronic format as PDF files. Detailed formatting
instructions are given below.

The deadline submission is June 5, 2009. Please send your paper as an
attachment to an email message to all three ACII'09 Doctoral Consortium

- Roddy Cowie [[log in to unmask]]
- Catherine Pelachaud [[log in to unmask]]
- Alessandro Vinciarelli [[log in to unmask]]

If you have any questions regarding submissions, please email one of the

Important Dates

* Doctoral Consortium Proposal Submission: June 5, 2009
* Doctoral Consortium Notification: July 3, 2009
* Early registration for students: July 17, 2009
* Camera-Ready Version Submissions: July 24, 2009

Programme Committee

* Shazia Afzal (University of Cambridge)
* Barbara Caputo (Idiap Research Institute)
* Ginevra Castellano (Queen Mary University London)
* Alfred Dielmann (Idiap Research Institute)
* Didier Grandjean (University of Geneva)
* Hatice Gunes (Imperial College London)
* Jennifer Hanratty (Queen's University Belfast)
* Dirk Heylen (University of Twente)
* Kostas Karpouzis (Technical University of Athens)
* Margaret McRorie (Queen's University of Belfast)
* Daniela Romano (University of Sheffield)
* Ioana Vasilescu (LIMSI-CNRS)
* Gualtiero Volpe (University of Genova)