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Sun, 23 Sep 2007 09:39:41 -0400
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Dear Colleagues,

The CFP  below for the AAAI Spring Symposium Series 2008 Workshop on  
"Emotion, Personality and Social Behavior" might be of interest to  
you, as our organizing committee believes in exploring  
interdisciplinary exchanges at the boundaries of HCI, HRI, game  
design, the arts, and research on affect, personality and social  

Please note our emphasis on open discussions (vs. the traditional  
paper sessions) which we value in order to encourage and facilitate  
brainstorming interactions between colleagues from various fields of  
research (too often artificially separated).

DO consider participating to this exciting event at Stanford  
University, and come to meet colleagues interested in smoothing the  
boundary lines to generate novel ideas!

Best regards,


FINAL CFP: AAAI Spring Symposium on Emotion, Personality, and Social  

March 26-28, 2008
Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA


Recent years have witnessed increased interest in modeling emotion  
and personality in cognitive agent and robot architectures.   
Increasingly, the focus has been on exploring the role of affective  
factors in social behavior.  These include emotions, moods,  
personality traits, and attitudes. Researchers and practitioners in  
areas such as social robotics, game development, affective HCI, and  
synthetic agents are increasingly recognizing the importance of these  
affective factors in developing believable, realistic and robust  
agents, and effective human-machine interfaces.

This symposium seeks to bring together researchers in diverse  
relevant areas such as affective computing, believable agents, game  
design, robotics, social computing, and the arts, to examine the  
roles of emotions, moods, personality traits and attitudes in  
mediating social behavior among biological and artificial agents.    
The symposium will provide a forum for interdisciplinary interactions  
addressing fundamental issues in modeling affect and personality in  
social behavior.

To facilitate interaction, moderated panels, small working groups,  
and open discussion will be emphasized, rather than the traditional  
paper sessions.  We encourage submissions of proposals for discussion  
topics, panels, small working groups, as well as project demos.

Submission guidelines

Interested participants should submit papers of not more than 8 pages  
(AAAI conference format), discussion and working group topics (1  
page), or panel proposals (1-2 pages) to [log in to unmask] by October  
5.  Relevant topics include:

* How do we understand the interactions between emotion, personality,  
and social behavior?
* What can they tell us about cognitive / cognitive-affective  
* How can we make compelling artificial characters?
* How can we make systems that facilitate social interaction among  
humans or among humans and artificial characters?
* How can considerations of affective factors contribute to more  
effective human-computer interaction in general?
* How do intrapsychic cognition-emotion interactions manifest at the  
interpersonal level?
* Methods and techniques for more systematic approaches to design
* What are the best approaches to developing the necessary knowledge- 
* What are the best data sources for architecture development and  
* How can we validate models and architectures?
* What are the emerging standards in affective artificial characters,  
robots and systems?

Submitters will receive notification of acceptance/rejection by  
November 2.
For more information see:

Organizing Committee

Ian Horswill, Northwestern University ([log in to unmask])
Eva Hudlicka, Psychometrix Associates ([log in to unmask])
Christine Lisetti, Florida International University  
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Juan Velasquez, MIT ([log in to unmask])

Program Committee

Antonio Camurri, University of Genoa, Italy
Fiorella de Rosis, University of Bari, Italy
Gerry Matthews, University of Cincinnati, US
Andrew Ortony, Northwestern University, US
Ana Paiva,  IST-Technical University of Lisbon and INESC-ID, Portugal
Rui Prada, IST-Technical University of Lisbon and INESC-ID, Portugal
Helmut Prendinger, National Institute of Informatics, Japan

Christine Lisetti, Ph.D. 								tel: 305-348-6242
Associate Professor 									fax: 305-348-3549
School of Computing and Information Sciences 			email:  
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University Park ECS 361
11200 S.W. 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199

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