IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing

Special Issue - Affect Based Human Behaviour Understanding

Apologies for cross-posting


Computational methods for interpreting complex behavioral patterns 
generated when humans interact with machines or with others are 
receiving more interest. Emotion is an important aspect of human 
behavior that is more and more taken into account in these methods. 
Analysis of affect for understanding human behavior is a challenging 
problem where many issues are still open, including the joint modeling 
of behavioral cues taking place at different time scales, the inherent 
uncertainty of machine detectable evidences of human behavior, the 
mutual influence of people involved in interactions, the presence of 
long term dependencies in observations extracted from human behavior, 
and the important role of dynamics.

We solicit contributions to a special section on IEEE Transactions on 
Affective Computing that focuses on the problems of modeling and 
analyzing human affective behavior, with particular attention to pattern 
recognition approaches that involve multiple modalities and those that 
model the actual dynamics of behavior.


October 1, 2010: Submission of full paper
November 7, 2010: First round of reviews
December 7, 2010: Submission of revised papers
December 30, 2010: Second round of reviews
January 15, 2011: Notification of acceptance

The tentative publication date is mid-February 2011.

Jonathan Gratch, University of Southern California

Albert Ali Salah, University of Amsterdam
Theo Gevers, University of Amsterdam
Nicu Sebe, University of Trento
Alessandro Vinciarelli, University of Glasgow

To submit a paper, go to
and select "Affect Based Human Behavior Understanding" special issue.

IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing is published in cooperation 
with: IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, IEEE Signal Processing 
Society, IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology, IEEE 
Consumer Electronics Society, IEEE Circuits and Systems Society.

For more information contact:

Dr. Albert Ali Salah
Informatics Institute, Faculty of Science,
University of Amsterdam
Science Park 107, 1098XG
The Netherlands
phone: +31 (0) 20 525 7550
home: http://staff.science.uva.nl/~asalah/
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