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Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2011 10:02:32 -0800
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Call for Proposals to host the Fifth International Conference on
Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII 2013) -
deadline  March 15, 2012
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The HUMAINE association is pleased to call for proposals to host the
Fifth International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent
Interaction (ACII 2013). ACII  is a central event for researchers
exploring the role of emotion and other affective phenomena in
human-computer and human-robot interaction, with relations to
graphics, AI, robotics, vision, speech, synthetic characters, games,
educational software, etc..

ACII is a biannual, conference that started in 2005. The former
proceedings were published in Springer Lecture Notes (2005, 2007,
2011) and IEEE Xplore (2009). Extended versions of the best articles
will be invited for a special issue of IEEE Transactions on Affective
Computing.

Details of previous editions can be found at:
http://www.affectivecomputing.org/2005/,
http://gaips.inesc-id.pt/acii2007/
http://www.acii2009.nl/
http://www.acii2011.org/

If you are interested in hosting this conference, please send your
expression of interest as soon as possible to Cristina Conati,
President of the HUMAINE Association [log in to unmask], followed by a
full proposal by 15 March, 2012

The proposal should include the following information (a slideshow
format is welcome):

(1)     Who you are (the organizing team), your involvement in
affect-related research and any previous experience you have in
organizing conferences and other scientific meetings (e.g. workshops
and symposia)
(2)     A description of the proposed venue, including meeting facilities,
accommodation, travel access and social program
(3)     An outline budget (likely costs and expenditure), potential
financial support
(4)     Important dates
(5)     Any co-located or otherwise connected conferences or workshops
(6)     Any specific plans for encouraging broad interdisciplinary
participation in the event

The evaluation criteria will include:

(1)     Quality of proposal and track record of the proposers.
(2)     Cost. One of ACII priorities is to facilitate the participation of
students and young researchers, so keeping the cost of attendance low,
especially for these categories, is an important criterion.
(3)     Accessibility of the location (i.e. access to airports, etc).
(4)     Venue attractiveness (e.g. quality of facilities and support of
"togetherness").

The organization of ACII2011 should follow the guidelines of the
HUMAINE Association.  See http://emotion-research.net/acii/guidelines

Please send the final proposal to: [log in to unmask] and [log in to unmask]
 ***by no later than March 15, 2012***

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