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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: 5th International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction, September 2-5, 2013, Geneva, SWITZERLAND - VARIOUS DEADLINES

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 

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.

The conference will address, but is not limited to, the following topics:
.    Computational and psychological models of emotion;
.    Affect in arts, entertainment and multimedia (literature, texts,
music, movies, games, interactive art);
.    Bodily manifestations of affect (facial expressions, body
movements, behavior, physiology, multimodal studies);
.    Databases for emotion processing, development and issues;
.    Affective interfaces and applications (games, learning, dialogue systems.);
.    Ecological and continuous emotion assessment;
.    Affect in social interactions.

Submission Instructions

Regular Papers:
The papers should feature original work (i.e., not submitted to another conference or journal 
while in review by ACII). ACII 2013 proceedings will be published by a major publisher. Previous 
proceedings appeared in IEEE Xplore (2009) and in the Springer Lecture Notes series (2011). 
Details about the submission instructions, length, and format will appear on the ACII 2013 
website soon. Authors of a selected subset of accepted papers will be invited to publish expanded 
versions in one or two journals. Two journals have already agreed to publish such subsets.

Doctoral Consortium:
The Doctoral Consortium (DC) 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. DC 
Submissions will be reviewed, and accepted contributions are published in the conference 
proceedings. The Prof Fiorella de Rosis award will be presented to the best DC paper. Details 
about the Doctoral Consortium and submission are communicated in a separate CFP and will appear 
on the ACII 2013 website soon.

Interactive Events (Demos):
The ACII 2013 Interactive Events (Demos) 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 extended abstracts  will be published in the 
Conference Proceedings. Details about the Interactive Events (Demos) and proposal submission 
are communicated in a separate CFP and will appear on the ACII 2013 website soon.

Optional Public Event:
Currently we are investigating the possibility to also showcase work in affective computing 
as part of a major public exhibition event. We actively seak ideas for such material. Details 
about submitting proposals for this public event can be found in a separate CFP and will appear 
on the ACII 2013 website soon.

Workshops at ACII 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. 
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. Details 
about the Workshops and proposal submission are communicated in a separate CFP and will appear 
on the ACII 2013 website soon.

Authors of accepted work (papers, extended abstract, demos) have to register in order to have 
their work published and they have to attend the conference to present their work.


* Regular Papers
April 2, 2013: Deadline for submission of full-length papers May 20, 2013: Acceptance/Rejection 
notification June 17, 2013: Deadline for final camera-ready papers submission

* Doctoral Consortium Papers
April 15, 2013: Proposal Submission
May 20, 2013: Acceptance notification
June 17, 2013: Deadline for final camera-ready papers submission

* Interactive Events (Demos) Proposals
April 29, 2013: interactive demo proposal submission May 20, 2013: Acceptance notification June 17,
2013: Deadline for final camera-ready papers submission

* Public Event Proposals (note this is still under delibaration) December 2, 2012: Short proposal 
for public event January 20, 2013: Acceptance notification

* Workshop Proposals
December 2, 2013: Proposal submission
January 20, 2013: Acceptance notification June 17, 2013: Deadline for final camera-ready papers 

* Registration
June 17, 2013: Presenting authors must register June 17, 2013: Early registration ends

* Conference
2-5 September 2013
Workshops at 2 september 2013


General Conference Chairs:
Thierry Pun (University of Geneva, Switzerland) Catherine Pelachaud (CNRS-LTCI, ParisTech, France) 
Nicu Sebe (University of Trento, Italy)

Program Chairs:
Anton Nijholt (University of Twente, the Netherlands) Sidney D'Mello (University of Notre Dame, 
USA) Maja Pantic, Imperial College London, UK, University of Twente, the Netherlands)

Senior Program Committee (Area Chairs):
Ruth Aylett, Heriot-Watt University, Scotland Jeffrey Cohn, University of Pittsburgh and CMU, USA 
Didier Grandjean, Swiss Center for Affective Sciences, Uni Geneva, Switzerland Hatice Gunes, Queen
Mary University of London, UK Alan Hanjalic, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands Ursula
Hess, Humboldt University, Germany Dirk Heylen, University of Twente, The Netherlands Eva Hudlicka, 
Psychometrics, USA Qiang Ji, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA Christine Lisetti, Florida 
International University, USA Patricia Lombardo, Swiss Center for Affective Sciences, Uni Geneva, 
Switzerland Stacy Marsella, University of Southern California , USA Jean-Claude Martin, Universit 
de Paris-Sud, France Louis-Phillipe Morency, University of Southern California, USA Shri Narayanan,
University of Southern California, USA Ioannis Patras, Queen Mary University London, UK Fabio 
Pianesi, Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK), Italy Peter Robinson, University Cambridge, UK Bjorn 
Schller, TU Mnchen, Germany Jianhua Tao, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China Michel Valstar, 
University of Nottingham, UK Alessandro Vinciarelli, University Glasgow, Scotland Georgios 
Yannakakis, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark Lijun Yin, Binghamton University, Binghamton, USA

Local Organization Committee:
Guillaume Chanel, Swiss Center of Affective Sciences and University of Geneva, Switzerland Stphane
Marchand-Maillet, University of Geneva, Switzerland Mohammad Soleymani, Imperial College London, 

Interactive Events (Demos) Chairs:
Antonio Camurri, University of Genova, Italy Guillaume Chanel, Swiss Center of Affective Sciences 
and University of Geneva, Switzerland

Doctoral Consortium Chairs:
Nadia Bianchi-Berthouze, University College London, UK Anna Esposito, Second University of Naples, 

Workshop Chairs:
Marc Mehu, Uni. of Geneva and Swiss Center of Affective Sciences, Switzerland Bjrn Schuller, Tech 
University of Munich, Germany

Publication Chair
Mohammad Soleymani, Imperial College London, UK

Web and Publicity Chair
Joost Broekens, TU Delft, Delft, the Netherlands

Sponsorship Chairs
Mohammad Soleymani, Imperial College London, UK Katarzyna Wac, University of Geneva, Switzerland


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