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Focus section on
*"Emotions and Personality in Personalized Systems"*

to be published at the
Interaction Design and Architecture(s) Journal (IxD&A)
(ISSN 1826-9745, eISSN 2283-2998)
**** Since 2015 also in Scopus ****
**** *Since 2015 also* in *Emerging Sources Citation Index* and *Web of 
Science* ***

Guest Editors:

/• Marco de Gemmis, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy
• Berardina De Carolis, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy
• Andrej Košir, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
• Marko Tkalcic, Free University of Bolzano, Italy/
Important dates:
• Deadline: *March 14, 2016  -> extended*
• Notification to the authors: April 10, 2016 -> extended
• Publication of the special issue: end of May, 2016

Personality and emotions shape our daily lives by having a strong 
influence on our preferences, decisions and behaviour in general. Hence, 
personalized systems that want to adapt to end users need to be aware of 
the user’s personality and emotions to perform well.
Recently, there have been extensive studies on the role of personality 
on user preferences, gaming styles and learning styles. Furthermore, 
some studies showed that it is possible to extract personality 
information about a user without annoying questionnaires, by analyzing 
the publicly available user’s social media feeds. Also, the affective 
computing community has developed sophisticated techniques that allow 
for accurate and unobtrusive emotion detection. Such affective 
information can be used in various personalized systems like recommender 
In recent years, emotions and personality have shown to play an 
important role in various aspects of recommender systems, such as 
implicit feedback, contextual information, affective content labeling, 
cold-start problem, diversity, cross-domain recommendations, group 
recommendations etc. With the development of robust techniques for the 
unobtrusive acquisition of emotions (e.g. from various modalities, such 
as video or physiological sensors) and personality (e.g. from social 
media) the time is right to take advantage of these possibilities to 
collect massive datasets and improve recommender systems.
The focus section of IxD&A aims at sharing research papers discussing 
innovative opportunities and challenges on the usage of affect and 
personality to improve personalized systems.

*Topics of Interests*
We welcome papers on any of the following topics, and related ones:

• Usage of affect and personality to improve personalized systems
• Implicit detection of affect and personality for personalized systems
• Computational models of emotion and personality
• Affect and personality as contextual factors
• Affect and personality in cross domain recommenders
• Affect and personality-based evaluation methods
• Affect and personality with human decision making
• Affect and personality in group recommenders
• Privacy aspects of the usage of affect and personality in personalized 
• Affect and personality in connection to social media

Submission procedure

The manuscripts should be submitted either in .doc or in .rtf format.
All papers will be blindly peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers.
Authors are invited to submit 8-20 pages paper (including authors' 
information, abstract, all tables, figures, references, etc.).
The paper should be written according to the IxD&A authors' guidelines

Authors' guidelines

Link to the paper submission page: (when submitting the
paper please choose Domain Subjects under: "IxD&A focus section on:
‘Emotions and Personality in Personalized Systems')

More information on the submission procedure and on the characteristics
of the paper format can be found on the website of the IxD&A Journal
where information on the copyright policy and responsibility of authors,
publication ethics and malpractice are published.

For scientific advices and for any query please contact the guest-editors:

/• marco [dot] degemmis [at] uniba [dot] it //
//• berardina [dot] decarolis [at] uniba [dot] it //
//• marko [dot] tkalcic [at] jku [dot] at//
//• andrej [dot] kosir [at] fe [dot] uni-lj [dot] si/

marking the subject as: 'IxD&A focus section on: 'Emotions and 
Personality in Personalized Systems' "

**** 2015: IxD&A Stats ****

*Forthcoming issues:*

• Summer 2016
'The Social Innovation capacity of Open Education and Learning'
Guest Editors: Carlo Giovannella & Demetrios Sampson
/with a focus section on:
/"Experiences of Technology Appropriation: Unanticipated Users, Usage, 
Circumstances, and Design"
Guest Editors: Alina Krischkowsky, Nervo Verdezoto, Manfred Tscheligi/, 
/Michael Muller

• Autumn 2016
'On Making'
Guest Editors: Joep Frens & Patrizia Marti
with a focus section on:/
'Player and Learner eXperience'
Guest Editors: Monica Divitini, Gabriella Dodero, Rosella Gennari

• Winter 2016
'Smart Learning Ecosystems and Regional Development'
Guest Editors: Alke Martens, Radu Vasiu, Annika Wolff

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