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Call for Participation for the Workshop
Standards in Emotion Modeling, 2011
Lorentz Center, Leiden.
15-19 August 2011

We are proud to announce the 1st workshop on Standards in Emotion 
Modeling. This workshop focuses on the core of computational modeling of 
emotion, including emotion generation (causal factors), and the effects 
of emotion on cognition. The primary aim of the workshop is to emphasize 
the interplay between emotion psychology and computational modeling. Its 
focus is on:
1. validating computational models of emotion with respect to their 
underlying psychological theory of emotion, and,
2. comparing computational models of emotion to facilitate sharing 
results and working towards generic computational mechanisms of emotion.
In order to tackle these two challenges, this workshop brings together 
ambitious young researchers and veterans in the field for 5 full days. 
In addition to regular paper presentations, a significant part of the 
time is reserved for plenary discussions and working groups. We are 
proud to have confirmed participation of leading international 
scientists in computational modeling of emotion as well as emotion 
psychologists (see list below). It will be held from 15 to 19 August 
2011 at the Lorentz Center in Leiden, The Netherlands. We invite 
potential participants to submit a paper.

We invite paper contributions from researchers involved directly in the 
previously mentioned topics. Each submitted paper should address one (or 
both) of the topics explicitly: the proposed model must be compared to 
another existing model, or the proposed model must be compared to the 
underlying emotion theory and its findings related to emotion 
psychology. Position papers about how to compare and validate 
computational models of emotion are acceptable, provided that they give 
concrete evidence of the workability of the proposed views, methods, 
guidelines, etc. Although the current workshop has a focus on modeling 
based on cognitive theories of emotion, other modeling approaches (e.g., 
biological or neuroscientific) are welcome. Papers should not exceed 10 
pages in Springer LNCS Proceedings format (see 
<>). Papers will be peer reviewed. The submission 
deadline is *May 15st 2011*. Please note that we can accommodate a 
maximum number of about 35 workshop participants. Depending on quality 
and number of the submissions, Springer post-workshop proceedings will 
be published based on accepted and revised papers. Finally, we can 
confirm that a special issue of IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing 
will be published for excellent submitted contributions as well as 
publishable joint work as a result of the workshop itself. Submissions 
should be sent by email in PDF format with a subject that includes 
SEM2011 (verbatim) to: [log in to unmask] 
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You will receive a confirmation of your submission. If you did not 
receive one, then please resubmit.

Joost Broekens (TU, Delft, The Netherlands)
Tibor Bosse (VU, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Stacy Marsella (ICT, USC, USA)

*Important dates
Submission deadline: 15 May 2011
Notification of acceptance: 15 June 2011
Workshop: 15-19 August 2011

The Lorentz Center, Leiden, The Netherlands.
The Lorentz Center facilitates workshops and provides all needed 
facilities, including desks for participants, internet access, coffee, 
tea, etc. In addition to that it provides logistic and financial 
support, making a workshop at the Lorentz Center an event that can 
really focus on science and not other things. Thanks to the Lorentz 
Center support, there is no registration fee for this workshop.

Leiden, The Netherlands
Leiden is a beautiful old Dutch city, and has the second largest 
historical center of the Netherlands. It provides a lot of sightseeing 
opportunity, eating, museums, architecture, etc. In addition to that it 
is only 20 minutes from Schiphol airport, a major international airport 
with many direct flights, and only 30 minutes from Amsterdam.

*Invited speakers (confirmed)
Jonathan Gratch, ICT, USC, USA
Gerald Clore, University of Virginia, USA
Andrew Ortony, Northwestern University, USA
John-Jules Meyer UU, Netherlands
Mehdi Dastani, UU, Netherlands
Rainer Reisenzein, Univ. Greifswald, Germany
Eva Hudlicka, Psychometrix Associates, USA
Dirk Heylen, UT Twente, Netherlands

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