Call: Cognitive Models and Emotions Detection for Ambient Intelligence (COMEDAI 2015)


Cognitive Models and Emotions Detection for Ambient Intelligence (COMEDAI 2015)
Special Session of the 9th International Symposium on Intelligent Distributed Computing
7th-9th October 2015, Guimarães, Portugal

The detection and recognition of human emotions and social signals is a key issue in the development of socially intelligent systems. This interdisciplinary field has been lastly provided some applications including marketing, autism therapy for children and at-home medical care and assistance. Given the tendency of the worldwide society, the step further would be to design Ambient Intelligence systems able to take care of elderly and disabled people. That is, the combination of Ambient Intelligence (AmI), a paradigm emerging from Artificial Intelligence (AI), that responds to the actions of human beings and objects within an environment, adapting it to their needs; with emotions computing, the study and development of systems aimed at detecting, modelling and recognizing human emotions and showing empathy with people.

In the Special Session on COMEDAI we will intend to gather together people from different fields such as Ambient Intelligence, Knowledge Modelling, and Emotion Computing, for a multi-disciplinary discussion forum. Researchers are welcome to present their research, theoretical and/or practical, and/or their study of its application to this new field. The discussion will be focused on the presentation of concrete systems, implementation issues, development challenges, conclusions achieved and relevant results.


With the aim to achieve these goals, submissions of significant, original and previously unpublished work, are invited in all areas of Ambient Intelligence cognitive-emotional detection and modelling.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Emotion detection
  • Behavioural analysis
  • Cognitive models
  • Knowledge integration and fusion from distributed sources
  • Distributed fusion of sensor data streams
  • Ambient Intelligence
  • Intelligent environments


All accepted papers will be included in the Symposium Proceedings, which will be published by Springer as part of the series Studies in Computational Intelligence.

Papers must have at most 10 pages length and must be formatted according to Springer format for Proceedings and Other Multi-author Volumes (Latex only) available at:


Goreti Marreiros
Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal

Davide Carneiro
University of Minho, Portugal

Ester Martínez-Martin
Jaume-I University, Spain

André Pimenta
University of Minho, Portugal


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