Call: Affective Agents Workshop (AAW) at IVA 2014

Call for Papers

Affective Agents Workshop (AAW)
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To be held in conjunction with IVA (Intelligent Virtual Agents) 2014 in Boston, MA, USA, 27-29 August 2014
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Many researchers in the virtual agents and social robotics communities are exploring the integration of affective computing into their systems. However, the majority of this research focuses on only one aspect of affective computing, such as the detection, modeling, or expression of emotion. The goal of this workshop is to create collaborations between the experts in each of these areas to share their latest findings so as to shape the picture of how all of these systems can be integrated together to create an Affective Agent that senses, models, expresses and responds to a user’s affective state in real time.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Agents and robots that respond to a user’s affective state
  • Real time sensing of affect
  • Expressing emotions in embodied agents
  • Multimodal affective detection and expression
  • Evaluation of affective systems
  • Computational models of emotion, empathy and emotional contagion
  • Perception-action affective loops in agents and robots
  • Affective interactions in real-world environments
  • Applications for affective interactive games, robots and virtual agents
  • Techniques for handling multimodal and noisy data in real world scenarios


June 6, 2014:  Paper submission deadline
June 27, 2014:  Notification of paper acceptance
July 11, 2014:  Camera ready versions due
August 26, 2014:  Workshop date (half-day)
August 27-29, 2014:  Main conference


Authors are asked to submit papers in Springer format, with a limit of 8 pages. MS Word and LaTeX templates can be found in the Workshop Website.


Lazlo Ring, Northeastern University
João Dias, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon
Iolanda Leite, Yale University


Joost Broekens, TU Delft, NL
Frank Dignum, Utrecht University, NL
Sidney D’Mello, University of Notre Dame, USA
Kate Hone, Brunel University, UK
Ian Horswill, Northwestern University, USA
Eva Hudlicka, University of Massachusetts, USA
Arvid Kappas, Jacobs University, Germany
James Lester, North Carolina State University, USA
Margot Lhommet, Northeastern University, USA
Stacy Marsella, Northeastern University, USA
Catherine Pelachaud, Paristech Telecom, FR
Laurel Riek, University of Notre Dame, USA
Stefan Scherer, USC Institute for Creative Technologies. USA
Daniel Schulman, Veterans Health Administration, USA
Adriana Tapus, ENSTA-ParisTech, France

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