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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: Special issue of Emotional Intelligence for Online Learning


Special issue of Emotional Intelligence for Online Learning, for the International Journal of Distance Education Technologies

Many intelligent tutoring systems have been developed and used to support students' learning. Good 
online learning systems require emotional communications happened in-between the tutors and the 
learners. Emotions play an important role when users engage in career or drama training, or language
learning situations via role-play. Interpreting player experience and affect from open-ended verbal
communication and diverse body language has been challenging research tasks. Such research is 
significantly beneficial to the development of intelligent virtual agents which are capable of 
interpreting social relationships, context, general mood and emotion, sensing or reasonably 
predicating others' inter-conversion, identifying its role and participating intelligently in 
open-ended interaction. How to develop a system which can identify user's emotion and/or present 
its feelings to the user according to user' swords, behaviors, and performance in online learning 
is definitely an important, a very helpful as well an interesting research topic.

The purpose of this special issue is to explore how models, theories, and solutions of emotion 
intelligence can be used in online learning and what benefits users can receive from such emotion 
intelligence-embedded systems and agents.

Guest Editors (in alphabet order): 
Dr. Maiga Chang, Dr. Rita Kuo and Dr. Li Zhang
Suggested topics:
We cordially invite authors to submit high quality manuscripts for any application domain as long 
as the core of the manuscript belongs to:
 Affect sensing from text, speech, facial expression and gestures
 Affect inspired interactive intelligent games (e.g., mobile interfaces, augmented reality platforms, natural user
interfaces - non touch based user interfaces)
 Emotion modelling and generation
 Human computer interaction issues and challenges that affective computing/emotional intelligence solutions for
online learning may have
 Emotional tutoring agents/learning companions/interactive robots
 Affective computing tools, systems and applications for online learning
 Emotional intelligent agents for assisting teaching or learning
 Multi-agent based affective computing systems and applications
 Practical experiences in using & deploying emotional intelligence for online learning
 Successful cases of applying emotional intelligence to online learning
 Not-so-successful cases and the lessons learnt
 Evaluation models for emotional intelligent agents/systems

Important dates and manuscript guidelines:
All submissions have to follow IGI Global journal manuscript guidelines and should be sent to the 
guest editors directly via email(, and by February 28, 2012. All submissions are going to be reviewed by at least 
three reviewers, the final camera-ready manuscripts have to be revised by the author(s) according 
to reviewer comments before sending to the guest editors by June 1, 2012. 

The other important dates are:
February 28, 2012: Submission deadline
May 1, 2012: Review result notification
June 1, 2012: Revised manuscript submission deadline
June 15, 2012: Acceptance notification
June 30, 2012: Final camera-ready manuscript submission deadline
IGI Global manuscript guidelines at:
For queries, please contact Dr. Maiga Chang (