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AISB miscellaneous Bulletin Item

CFP: IEEE Special Issue on Human Computing


CFP: IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics Part B
Special Issue on Human Computing
Human Computing is about next-generation computing in which humans will be surrounded by arrays of intelligent, yet invisible computing devices that can anticipate every their need. A key issue is that of anticipatory interfaces that should be about humans, built for humans, and based on models of humans. They should go beyond the traditional keyboard and mouse to include natural, human-like interactive functions including understanding and emulating behavioral and social signaling.
This multidisciplinary Special Issue will focus on the various aspects of Human Computing and introduce key concepts, discuss theoretical frameworks and technical approaches, challenges, research opportunities, and open issues in sensing, modeling, understanding, and emulating human behavioral and social signaling. It will serve as a comprehensive record of advances and challenges in the field.
We invite high quality original research papers to be considered for publication. We seek technical contributions and position statements in the two main areas of Human Computing (HC): the Front End HC (Multimodal Human Behavior Analysis) and the Back End HC (Reasoning about Actions and Change). Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
           Sensing Humans (body and hand gestures, facial expressions, gaze, vocal expressions, speech, nonlinguistic vocalizations);
           Machine Analysis of Human Behavior (affect sensing, social interaction analysis, posed vs. spontaneous human behavior)
           User, Context, and Task Modeling
           Multimodal and Multi-Party Interaction Management
           Smart Environments and Ambient Intelligence
           Conversational Agents & Interaction in Virtual Worlds
           Affective and Behavioral Interfaces
           Socially-aware Computing
           Machine Learning With a Human-In-The Loop
           Context-Sensitive Decision Making
           Applications of Human Computing (assisted living, education, gaming, human-robot interface)
Submission Procedure:
Paper submissions and full-text review will be managed online via the Manuscript Central website ( To submit a paper to this Special Issue, authors should follow the instructions available on the website ( Prospective authors should also send an email to Prof. Maja Pantic ( indicating their interest and a tentative title of the paper.
Important Dates:
Deadline for Manuscript Submission:       April 1, 2007
First reviews and decision:                      July 1, 2007
Final Accepted Manuscript:                    Oct. 1, 2007
Guest Editors of Special Issue
Thomas Huang, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Anton Nijholt, University of Twente, the Netherlands
Maja Pantic, Imperial College London, UK & University of Twente, the Netherlands
Alex Pentland, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA