ACII 2011 Final Call for Papers
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http://www.acii2011.org


[Description]
Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII 2011) is the fourth
international conference and premier forum for state of the art in research
on affective and multimodal intelligent systems. This year we are
encouraging papers on a range of topics from the interdisciplinary arena
encompassing Computer Science, Engineering, Virtual Agents, Psychology, and
the Affective, Cognitive, Learning, and Social Sciences. Authors of a
selected subset of accepted papers will be invited to publish expanded
versions in IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing.

The 2011 conference will be held at the FedEx Institute of Technology at the
University of Memphis, which is a large urban campus at the center of the
city. Home of the Blues and the birth place of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Memphis is
renowned for its rich musical history and Southern Hospitality.



[Topics of Interest (but not limited to)]
Recognition & Synthesis of Human Affect (face, speech, body, physiology,
context, text, and neuroscience)

Affect-Sensitive Applications (learning environments, virtual reality,
entertainment, smart environments, health care)

Methodological Issues in Affective Computing (affect annotation,
reliability, validity, psychometric tools)

Affective & Social Robotics (affective robotics, embodied emotions,
biologically-inspired affective architectures)

Affective & Behavioral Interfaces (adaptive, human-centered, collaborative,
and proactive interfaces)

Affective Agents (emotion, personality, affective decision making, and
architectures of Embodied Conversational Agents)

Relevant Insights from Psychology (emotion theories, computational models of
emotion, individual differences, affect-sensitive, cognitive modeling,
cultural, and ethical issues)

Affective Databases, Evaluation, & Annotation Tools
(spontaneous/induced/acted emotions, protocols, coding schemes)



[Submission Instructions (Regular Papers)]
# The papers should feature original work (i.e., not submitted, in
submission, or submitted to another conference or journal while in review).
# ACII 2011 proceedings will be published by Springer as part of the Lecture
Notes in Computer Science series.
#Papers should not exceed 10 pages and should be formatted according to the
Springer LNCS formatting guidelines, which can be downloaded from the
website
# Papers must be submitted as PDF through the EasyChair conference system,
which can be accessed from the website.
# Authors of a selected subset of accepted papers will be invited to publish
expanded versions in IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing.
# Authors of accepted papers are expected to register and attend the
conference to present their work.



[Doctoral Consortium]
The Doctoral Consortium serves as forum for PhD students to share ideas
about the theories behind affective computing, its development,
and its application.

Submissions should describe PhD research that is at a stage where feedback
from the international community might be of value.

The Prof Fiorella de Rosis award will be presented to the best paper.

Papers of the Doctoral Consortium will be published in the conference
proceedings.



[Interactive Event (Demos)]
The ACII 2011 Interactive Event Session is the ideal forum for researchers
and practitioners to showcase recent advances in affective computing. The
session will feature live demonstration of both mature systems and
prototypes, and the presenters will have the opportunity to discuss their
systems with the broader international scientific community and the public
at large.

Two-page Interactive Event papers will be published in the Conference
Proceedings.


[Workshops]
The workshops aim to facilitate lively discussions, comparison of methods,
and synthesis of results on particular topics of interest to Affective
Computing.

We invite workshop proposals on any current or emerging topic of relevance
to Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction.



[Important Dates]
April 01, 2011 Regular papers due
April 15, 2011 Workshop proposals due
June 01, 2011 Acceptance notification
June 01, 2011 Interactive Event and Doctoral Consortium Papers due
June 21, 2011 Final versions due (regular papers)


[General Conference Chairs]
Sidney D’Mello, University of Memphis, USA
Art Graesser, University of Memphis, USA


[Senior Programme Committee]
Anton Batliner, Lehrstuhl fuer Mustererkennung, Germany
Rafael Calvo, University of Sydney, Australia
Jean-Claude Martin, LIMSI-CNRS, France
Nick Campbell, Trinity College, Ireland
Ben Du Boulay, University of Sussex, UK
Dirk Heylen, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Eva Hudlicka, Psychometrix Associates, USA
Qiang Ji, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Diane Litman, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Anton Nijolt, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Stacy Marsella, University of Southern California, USA
Peter Robinson, University of Cambridge, UK
Nilanjan Sarkar, Vanderbilt University, USA
Björn Schuller, Tech University of Munich, Germany
Georgios Yannakakis, IT Univesity of Copenhagen, Denmark


[Doctoral Consortium Chairs]
Jean-Claude Martin, LIMSI-CNRS, France
Kostas Karpouzis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Roddy Cowie, Queen's University, UK


[Workshop Chairs]
Björn Schuller, Tech University of Munich, Germany
Ginevra Castellano, Queen Mary University of London, UK


[Interactive Events (Demos) Chairs]
Rafael Calvo, University of Sydney, Australia
Sidney D'Mello, University of Memphis, USA
Tanner Jackson, University of Memphis, USA


[Steering Committee]
Nick Campbell, Trinity College, Ireland
Ginevra Castellano, Queen Mary University of London, UK
Jeffery Cohn, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Cristina Conati, University of British Columbia, Canada
Roddy Cowie, Queen's University, UK
Jonathan Gratch, University of Southern California, USA
Dirk Heylen, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Arvid Kappas, Jacobs University, Germany
Kostas Karpouzis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Jean-Claude Martin, LIMSI-CNRS, France
Maja Pantic, Imperial College, UK
Catherine Pelachaud, CNRS, TELECOM ParisTech, France
Paolo Petta, Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence,
Austria
Helmut Prendinger, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Marc Schröder, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Germany
Björn Schuller, Munich University of Technology, Germany
Jianhua Tao, Chinese Academy of Sciences, People's Republic of China


**Sidney D'Mello and Art Graesser