Call: Workshop on Affective Computational Intelligence (WACI 2011)

1st Call for Papers

Workshop on Affective Computational Intelligence (WACI 2011)
IEEE 2011 Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence
April 11 – 15, 2011
Paris, France

Full paper submission due: October 31, 2010

Taking into account emotions (or more generally affects) is currently widely explored to improve the quality of human-machine interaction and to ease the communication with users or potential customers.

Affective or emotional computing covers a wide range of issues, challenges and approaches, both for emotion simulation (in particular for new generations of intelligent agents), emotion elicitation, expression and recognition. The latter is declined along several types of modalities and media data, such as physiological signals, facial expressions, speech, text, images and video. Each of these modalities and media raises specific requirements.

Thus, affective computing raises new challenges for computational intelligence, regarding e.g. computational representations of emotions and affective states, on the basis of psychological models, the architecture of systems modeling and processing these concepts as well as dedicated machine learning techniques appropriate to deal with the specificity of the related data.

The 2011 Workshop on Affective Computational Intelligence aims at gathering researchers from the various disciplines contributing to the domain, to offer a global and comprehensive overview of the current state of the art on this challenging and fast developing field.


Topics of interest for WACI 2011 include but are not limited to:

  • Theories of emotions from psychology and their application to computer sciences
  • Computational models and architecture for processing emotions and other affective states
  • Multimodal emotional corpora
  • Automatic emotion recognition from physiological signals, facial expressions, body language, speech
  • Emotion mining in texts, images, videos, film, multimedia data
  • Affective interaction with virtual agents and robots


Pau-Choo (Julia) Chung, National Cheng Jung University, Taiwan
Marie-Jeanne Lesot, LIP6-UPMC, France
Jean-Claude Martin, University Paris South 11/ CNRS-LIMSI, France


Sofiane Achiche, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Thierry Artières, LIP6, France
Nadia Berthouze, University College London, UK
Carole Bouchard, ENSAM, France
Bernadette Bouchon-Meunier, LIP6, France
Ginevra Castellano, Queen Mary University of London, UK
Ernesto De Luca, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
Catherine Gouttas, Thales reasearch group, France
Kostas Karpouzis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Christine Lisetti, Florida International University, USA
Jean-François Omhover, ENSAM, France
Catherine Pelachaud, Telecom Paris-Tech, France
Nicolas Sabouret, LIP6, France
Marc Schroeder, DFKI Language Technology Lab, Germany
Georgios Yannakakis, ITU, Denmark
Slawomir Zadrozny, Polish academy of science, Poland


Important Dates

Full paper submission due: October 31, 2010
Notification of acceptance: December 15, 2010
Final paper submission date: January 15, 2011
Conference dates: April 11-15, 2011

Submission Process

Paper Formatting Style

Prospective authors are invited to prepare full papers of no more than eight (8) pages in IEEE double-column conference style, including results, figures and references, with a maximum file size of 4MB. Detailed instructions are provided below and on the website

Prepare your paper in accordance with IEEE Double-Column Conference Style formatting guidelines. Please, note that only US Letter paper format will be accepted for the final version of accepted papers. For your convenience, the Style Manual and Conference Paper templates in various formats are available through the following links:

Style Manual:
Paper Templates:

You are responsible for ensuring that your submission is in valid format and that it will be readable and printable.

Submitting a Paper

After the paper has been prepared using the guidelines provided above, it should be registered and uploaded for the review process to the specific event within IEEE SSCI 2011 to which the paper is submitted. Each meeting has a separate review process.

Accepted Papers will be published in the SSCI electronic proceedings (with ISBN number) and included in the IEEE Xplore digital library and indexed by EI/Compendex.


The venue is located in Paris, France.

Paris is connected to all major places in the world, either by plane or by train.

Its two international airports (approximately 30 min from city centre) are used by 87.1 million passengers per year and they are connected to 324 cities in 135 countries by 13,797 flights every week.

International trains connect Paris to London (2h15 min), Brussels (1h25 min), Amsterdam (3h13 min), Stuttgart: (3h40 min), Frankfurt (3h50 min)

Monuments, cultural places, as well as unusual visits make it the most visited destination in the world.

Among the world’s most visited attractions, the Eiffel tower, the Louvre palace, the Notre-Dame cathedral and the near-by Versailles palace are truly unique. The business district of La Défense with the Grande Arche from Danish architect Otto von Spreckelsen testifies to the economic and artistic vitality of Paris.

Some of the oldest museums and art galleries in the world are located in Paris, France. The Louvre museum, one of the finest and largest art museums in the world, is the best known of the many Paris’s museums. The large collection of impressionist paintings at the Orsay museum also attracts many visitors., Not far from the Pompidou center you will like the Picasso museum. The Cité des Sciences in the La Villette park is a beautiful and modern science museum. The most recent one is Quai Branly museum constructed by the French architect Jean Novel.

More information about the cultural and touristic attractiveness of the city can be found on

Conference Location

This is a spacious and quiet venue, located in the center of Paris, in a building of the Université Denis Diderot (Paris 7) called “La Halle aux farines”, downtown in the 13th district of Paris, on the South bank of the river Seine.

The building is very close to the national library « Bibliothèque François Mitterrand ». This is also the name of the closest metro and RER station (5 minutes walk).

Halle aux farines, Université Denis Diderot-Paris 7,
10-16 rue Françoise Dolto, 75013 Paris

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