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                      Call for Participation

                     The 2007 Workshop on
                        Emotion in HCI

                        to be held at the
                       HCI 2007 conference
                     at Lancaster University

                    3rd or 4th September 2007


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
• 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.

18 July   - position paper deadline
01 August - notification of acceptance
05 August - early registration deadline
September - workshop (exact date to be announced (3rd or 4th)

For a more detailed description of the workshop visit the workshop's 
web site:

Submit your position paper/demo description (800 words) to 
submissions at

For inquiries please contact the organizers:
cpeter at, r.beale at, bcrane at, lesley.axelrod at

The conference web site with registration information is

Christian Peter, Fraunhofer IGD Rostock, Germany
Russell Beale, University of Birmingham, UK
Lesley Axelrod, Brunel University, UK
Elizabeth Crane, University of Michigan, USA

Christian Peter
Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Rostock
Human-Centered Interaction Technologies
Joachim-Jungius-Str. 11, 18059 Rostock, Germany
Phone: +49 381 4024-122, Fax: +49 381 4024-199
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