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ACII 2013 - CFP details
ACII 2013 - Call for Workshop Proposals
ACII 2013 - Call for Interactive Events (Demos) Proposals
ACII 2013 - Call for Public Event Proposals (under consideration)
ACII 2013 - Call for Doctoral Consortium Papers

2-5 September 2013, Geneva, Switzerland

The fifth biannual Humaine Association Conference on Affective
Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII 2013) will be held in
Geneva, Switzerland on September 2-5, 2013.

The Conference series on Affective Computing and Intelligent
Interaction is the premier international forum for research on
affective and multimodal human-machine interaction and systems.

This ACII edition will emphasize the humanistic side of affective
computing by promoting publications at the cross-road between
engineering and human sciences (including biological, social and
cultural aspects of human life).

The ACII conference will be organized by the Computer Vision and
Multimedia Laboratory and the Swiss Center for Affective Sciences from
the University of Geneva. Geneva has one of Europe's most beautiful
sceneries, situated between a lake and mountains and is a highly
international city where English speaking is common. It has been a
cultural center for many centuries and home to many creative spirits
in the fields of science and art.

Regular papers due 2 April 2013.

ACII 2013 - Call for Workshop Proposals

ACII 2013 will also feature a number of Workshops.

The ACII 2013 Workshops aim to facilitate lively discussions,
comparison of methods, synthesis of results on particular topics of
interest to Affective Computing. The workshops will be held on the
first day of the main conference, Monday, 2 September 2013.

We invite workshop proposals on any current or emerging topic of
relevance for the fields of Affective Computing and Intelligent
Interaction. Workshop organizers are strongly encouraged to include
presentations that describe the relevance of their work for other
disciplines within Affective Computing ("bridge"
presentations). Evaluation of workshop proposals will be based on the
quality of the proposal, the level of details, the inter-disciplinary
character of the workshop, the workshop theme and its relevance to
ACII 2013. Two-page extended abstracts based on the workshop proposal
will be published in the Conference Proceedings. Workshop papers will
be included in the conference proceedings. Inclusion is dependent on
paper quality as well as whether the workshop organisers want to do
so. Proposals are due 2 December 2012.

Proposal Submission Instructions:

Proposals should not exceed 3 pages and must be emailed to Marc Mehu
[] and Björn Schuller [].
Please use "[ACII2013] Workshop Proposal" in the subject line.

Proposals should be prepared in PDF, or plain ASCII and provide the
following information:

+ Workshop title and acronym.
+ Description of the workshop's specific topic and goal.
+ Short description of the relevance and significance to the ACII 2013
main conference.
+ Optional note on the history of the workshop, should it not be the
first installment.
+ Estimated paper submission volume and paper acceptance rate.
+ Plan for inviting participants / advertisement (relevant newsgroups,
electronic mailing lists, potential audiences from outside the ACII
conference community, etc.).
+ Brief description of the workshop format regarding full-day workshop
or half-day workshop and mix of events (oral and / or poster
presentations, invited talks, panels, etc.)
+ First version of the call for participation including important
dates (submission deadline, notification, etc.) and names and
affiliation of the members of the proposed Program Committee.
+ Names and full addresses (including email and web address) of the
workshop organisers with a primary contact person for the workshop.

Workshop organisers will handle the submissions of the workshop papers
and ensure a proper review process. Further, maintenance of an own web
site with updated information about the workshop is encouraged. An
according link will be added to the ACII 2013 conference site.

Important Dates:

* Workshop Proposal Submission:  2 December 2012
* Workshop Acceptance Notification:  20 January 2013
* Deadline for final camera-ready papers submission: 17 June 2013
* Date of the Workshops:  2 September 2013

Workshop Chairs:

* Marc Mehu, Swiss Center for Affective Sciences (CISA), Switzerland
* Björn Schuller, Technische Universität München (TUM), Germany

ACII 2013 - Call for Interactive Events (Demos) Proposals

The ACII 2013 Interactive Event Session serves as a forum for
researchers and practitioners to showcase recent advances in affective
computing applications and new forms of intelligent interactions. The
aim of this session is to demonstrate innovative affective
technologies and show the large scope covered by these technologies.
The presenters will have the opportunity to discuss their systems with
a broad international scientific community and possibly to showcase
them in front of the public. Accepted demonstrations will also be
published as two-page extended abstract in the Conference Proceedings.
Following the theme of the ACII conference we particularly encourage
the submission of demonstrations and interactive events applied to the
domain of the humanities and arts  although the call is open to any
application domain. Demonstrations including some experimental
component (for instance for the system validation) will be preferred.
We welcome submissions close to end-products as well as prototypes.
Innovative commercial products using affective technology are accepted
provided that they were not previously published in scientific
Submission for the interactive demos

Interactive demo proposals can be submitted until April 29, 2013.
Review and acceptation criteria include scientific contribution,
originality and innovation, societal impact, potential for widespread
usage and relevance to the ACII theme of this year.
Demonstration submissions should be accompanied by reasonably detailed
technical explanations of the methods used. More specifically your
initial submission should include one document containing three parts:
1) A two-page paper for inclusion in the ACII 2011 proceedings. The
document should include (a) a brief description of the system and the
problem it attempts to address, (b) a summary of the technical content
of the system, (c) results of a formal evaluation (if applicable) or
of an experiment to be carried out during the demonstration (if
2) A URL link to a movie / screen capture or live version of the system.
3) A detailed description of the technical set-up and requirements. By
default, the conference will provide a table and two chairs for each
demo. Special requirements regarding the hardware and software, used
modalities, space, and infrastructure (such as power supplies, network
access, etc) need to be explicitly mentioned in the submission. We
will attempt to provide necessary equipment and infrastructure, but
demonstrators will be required to provide their own computers and
special-purpose equipment.

The procedure to send the Interactive Event Proposal will be
communicated soon on the conference website.

Please note that authors are required to show live demos of their
systems. Other formats of demonstration such as video clips or slide
shows may be accepted in exceptional cases only.

If you have any questions please consult the conference website:
Do not hesitate to contact the interactive event chairs if you need
further information

Important dates:

*April 29, 2013: interactive demo proposal submission
*May 20, 2013: Acceptance notification
*June 17, 2013: Camera ready versions due

Demo Chairs:

*Guillaume Chanel, University of Geneva, [log in to unmask]
*Antonio Camurri, University of Genova, [log in to unmask]

ACII 2013 - Call for Public Event Proposals (under consideration)

The 5th International Conference on Affective Computing and
Intelligent Interaction

Depending on local opportunities, the number and the quality of
submissions a public artistic event may be considered. This event
should include clear reference to scientific research related to the
Conference and a collaboration with professional artists and/or the
engagement of the audience, in case of interactive artistic event.
Accepted participants to the public event will also have the
opportunity to have their paper published in the interactive demo’s
proceedings. Please note that a very limited budget will be available
for the organization: the event will be mainly self-funded.


In case of interest in participating to this event, please send a
short proposal (max 2 pages) to the Interactive Event Chairs as soon
as possible with the following information:
1) a description of the artistic event, including the scientific
message which it represents, the system you would like to demonstrate
by means of an artistic performance, how it will be presented to the
2) details on local organization and technical issues, needed
resources and constraints (space, lighting and sound requirements,
3) schedule for preparation (possible rehearsals, technical setup etc).

If you have any questions please consult the conference website or
contact the public event chairs.

Important dates:

*December 2, 2012 : short proposals for the public event

Public Event Chairs:

Guillaume Chanel, University of Geneva, [log in to unmask]
Antonio Camurri, University of Genova, [log in to unmask]

ACII 2013 - Call for Doctoral Consortium Papers

International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent
Interaction, 2-5 September 2013, Geneva, Switzerland

ACII 2013 web page:


The ACII 2013 Doctoral Consortium serves as forum for PhD students to
share ideas about the theories behind affective computing, its
development and its application. The goal is to provide PhD students
with an opportunity to present their work to a group of mentors and
peers from an international community, to receive feedback on their
doctoral research plan and progress, and to build a cohort of young
researchers interested in affective computing. We invite students from
all PhD granting institutions who are in the process of forming or
carrying out a plan for their PhD research in the area of affective
computing. The Consortium will be held during the ACII conference, the
final date will be determined soon.

The Fiorella De Rosis Award

The best PhD student paper will be awarded « The Fiorella De Rosis
Award » after Prof Fiorella de Rosis, who co-chaired the first ACII
Doctoral Consortium in Lisbon (2007). The Humaine Association
( is responsible for the ACII
conference and for the Fiorella de Rosis Award. It has been awarded in
2009 and in 2011 and it aims to commemorate Fiorella De Rosis as a
founder of the Association and as an outstanding researcher in the
emotional computation research field. As it was pointed out in the
2011 ACII Doctoral Consortium call
( « Her
research made the fundamental point that emotion needs to be
integrated into logical models of argument. She was also one of the
field’s idealists, always ready to speak out when she felt that others
were settling for the least awkward rather than the best. She combined
intellect and conviction with genuine warmth, and her death in 2008
was deeply felt throughout the community. One of her constant concerns
was to ensure that young researchers were encouraged. For that reason,
the HUMAINE Association felt it was right to commemorate her by an
award for the best paper at the ACII Doctoral Consortium. »

Who should apply?

While we encourage applications from students at any stage of doctoral
training, the doctoral consortium will benefit most the students who
are in the process of forming or developing their doctoral research.
These students will have passed their qualifiers or have completed the
majority of their coursework, will be planning or developing their
dissertation research, and will not be very close to completing their
dissertation research. Students from any PhD granting institution
whose research falls within the Affective Computing field are
encouraged to apply.

Submissions guidelines

Graduate students pursuing a PhD degree in a field related to
Affective Computing should submit the following materials:

a) Paper: A description of your PhD research plan and progress.
Submissions must not exceed eight pages (including references). The
submissions will not be anonymous.
In particular, it should cover:
   a1) The key research questions and motivation of your research
   a2) Background and related work that informs your research
   a3) A statement of hypotheses or a description of the scope of the
technical problem
   a4) The methodology to achieve the objectives and the proposed solution(s),
   a5) A description of work done so far and a tentative plan for future work
   a6) A statement of research contributions to date (if any) and
expected contributions of your PhD work to Affective Computing.
   a7) Reference list

b) CV: A two-page curriculum vitae of the student.

c) Participation Statement (maximum 500 words): A student statement
describing how s/he expects to benefit from participating to the ACII
Doctoral Consortium, on what aspects of the research plan the students
would like feedback, and how the student's PhD research fits within
the ACII community.

Paper topics should be related to the conference topics, which are
given in the general call for papers (see The
Proceedings of the Doctoral Consortium will be published in the
Conference Proceedings and should follow the format of the ACII

The submission deadline is April 15, 2013. Please submit your paper
through the Conference Submission system.

Review Process
The Doctoral Consortium will follow an accurate review process in
which submissions will be evaluated by a number of factors including
(1) the quality of the submission, (2) the expected benefits of the
consortium for the student's PhD research, and (3) the student's
contribution to the diversity of topics, backgrounds, and
institutions, in order of importance. More particularly, the quality
of the submission will be evaluated based on the potential
contributions of the research to the field of affective computing and
its impact on the field and beyond. Finally, we hope to achieve a
diversity of research topics, disciplinary backgrounds, methodological
approaches, and home institutions in this year's Doctoral Consortium

All authors of accepted submissions are expected to attend the
Doctoral Consortium and the main conference poster session. The
attendees will present their PhD work as a talk at the Consortium and
as a poster at the conference poster session. A detailed program for
the Consortium and the participation guidelines for the poster session
will be available after the camera-ready deadline.

For more information and updates on the ACII 2013 Doctoral Consortium,
visit the Doctoral Consortium webpage at
For further questions, contact the Doctoral Consortium chairs.

Doctoral Consortium Chairs
*Nadia Bianchi-Berthouze [[log in to unmask]]
*Anna Esposito [[log in to unmask]]

Important Dates
*Submission deadline: April 15th, 2013
*Acceptance Notifications: May 20th, 2013
*Camera-ready deadline: June 17th, 2013

Program Chairs
*Gerard Chollet, CNRS TELECOM ParisTec, Paris, France
*Carles Escera,  Faculty of Psychology, University of Barcelona, Spain
*Bjorn Granstrom, Royal Institute of Technology KTH, Stockholm, Sweden
*Kristine Jensen de López, Institute of Communication and Psychology
Aalborg University, Denmark
*Dirk Heylen, Universiteit Twente, The Netherlands
*Costanza Navarretta, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
*Peter Robinson. University of Cambridge, United  Kingdom
*Carl Vogel, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland


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