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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction ACII'09

The Third International Conference on Affective Computing and
      Intelligent Interaction (ACII 2009)
            September 10-12, 2009
          Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Sponsored by HUMAINE Association and University of Twente
              Technically Co-Sponsored by IEEE

  *** Submission Deadline -- March 23, 2009 ****

The conference series on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction
Is the premier international forum for state of the art in research on
affective and multimodal human-machine interaction and systems. Every
other year the ACII conference plays an important role in shaping
related scientific, academic, and higher-education programs. This year,
we are especially soliciting papers discussing Enabling Behavioral and
Socially-Aware Human-Machine Interfaces in areas including psychology
and cognition of affective and social behaviour in HCI, affective and
social behaviour analysis and synthesis, affective and social robotics.
General conference topics will include:

*Recognition & Synthesis of Human Affect
  (face/ body/ speech/ physiology/ text analysis & synthesis)
*Affective & Behavioural Interfaces
  (adaptive/ human-centred/ collaborative/ proactive interfaces)
* Affective & Social Robotics
  (robot's cognition & action, embodied emotion, bio-inspired
* Affective Agents
  (emotion, personality, memory, reasoning, and architectures of ECA)
* Psychology & Cognition of Affect in Affective Computing Systems
  (including cultural and ethical issues)
* Affective Databases, Evaluation & Annotation Tools
* Applications
  (virtual reality, entertainment, education, smart environments and
biometric applications)


Accepted papers will be published by IEEE Xplorer.


Paper submission will be handled electronically. Authors should prepare
an Adobe Acrobat PDF version of their full paper. All submitted papers
will be judged by at least three referees. Papers must be formatted
using IEEE Authors' Kit
(http://www.ieee.org/portal/pages/pubs/proceedings/authinfo.html ) .


March 23, 2009: Deadline for submission of regular papers.
April 27, 2009:  Deadline for submission of extended abstracts for
June 1, 2009:   Acceptance notification
July 1, 2009:   Final camera-ready papers due in electronic form.

The 2009 conference will be held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, in De
Rode Hoed, a former Remonstrant church built in 1616 and located in the
heart of Amsterdam's historic district. One of the leading cultural
centers of Europe, with one of the continent's largest historical inner
cities, Amsterdam has breathtaking architecture, an extensive web of
canals and side streets, and many world-renowned museums and cultural
The city offers a wide range of accommodation, from luxury hotels to
hostels, and is easily accessible from the Amsterdam International


We are looking forward to receiving your valuable cotributions!

Best wishes,

Jeff Cohn, Anton Nijholt, and Maja Pantic
ACII'09 General Chairs


Jianhua Tao and Kostas Karpouzis
ACII'09 Publicity Chairs