Call: ACII 2023: International Conference on Affective Computing + Intelligent Interaction

[See also the Call for ACII 2023 Workshop proposals, which has the submission deadline of February 17, 2023. –Matthew]

Call for Papers

ACII 2023: International Conference on Affective Computing + Intelligent Interaction
MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, MA, USA
September 10-13, 2023

Main track submission deadline: April 14, 2023

The Association for the Advancement of Affective Computing (AAAC) invites you to join us at our 11th International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII), which will be held in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, on September 10th – 13th, 2023.

The Conference series on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction is the premier international venue for interdisciplinary research on the design of systems that can recognize, interpret, and simulate human emotions and, more generally, affective phenomena. All accepted papers are expected to be included in IEEE Xplore (conditional on the approval by IEEE Computer Society) and indexed by EI. A selection of the best articles at ACII 2023 will be invited to submit extended versions to the IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing.

The theme of ACII 2023 is “Affective Computing: Context and Multimodality”. Fully understanding, predicting, and generating affective processes undoubtedly requires the careful integration of multiple contextual factors (e.g., gender, personality, relationships, goals, environment, situation, and culture), information modalities (e.g., audio, images, text, touch, and smells) and evaluation in ecological environments. Thus, ACII 2023 especially welcomes submitted research that assesses and advances Affective Computing’s ability to do this integration.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Recognition and Synthesis of Human Affect from ALL Modalities

  • Multimodal Modeling of Cognitive and Affective States
  • Contextualized Modeling of Cognitive and Affective States
  • Facial and Body Gesture Recognition, Modeling and Animation
  • Affective Speech Analysis, Recognition and Synthesis
  • Recognition and Synthesis of Auditory Affect Bursts (Laughter, Cries, etc.)
  • Motion Capture for Affect Recognition
  • Affect Recognition from Alternative Modalities (Physiology, Brain Waves, etc.)
  • Affective Text Processing and Sentiment Analysis
  • Multimodal Data Fusion for Affect Recognition
  • Synthesis of Multimodal Affective Behavior
  • Summarisation of Affective Behavior

Affective Science using Affective Computing Tools

  • Studies of affective behavior perception using computational tools
  • Studies of affective behavior production using computational tools
  • Studies of affect in medical/clinical settings using computational tools
  • Studies of affect in context using computational tools

Psychology & Cognition of Affect in Designing Computational Systems

  • Computational Models of Affective Processes
  • Issues in Psychology & Cognition of Affect in Affective Computing Systems
  • Cultural Differences in Affective Design and Interaction

Affective Interfaces

  • Interfaces for Monitoring and Improving Mental and Physical Well-Being
  • Design of Affective Loop and Affective Dialogue Systems
  • Human-Centred Human-Behaviour-Adaptive Interfaces
  • Interfaces for Attentive & Intelligent Environments
  • Mobile, Tangible and Virtual/Augmented Multimodal Proactive Interfaces
  • Distributed/Collaborative Multimodal Proactive Interfaces
  • Tools and System Design Issues for Building Affective and Proactive Interfaces
  • Evaluation of Affective, Behavioural, and Proactive Interfaces

Affective, Social and Inclusive Robotics and Virtual Agents

  • Artificial Agents for Supporting Mental and Physical Well-Being
  • Emotion in Robot and Virtual Agent Cognition and Action
  • Embodied Emotion
  • Biologically-Inspired Architectures for Affective and Social Robotics
  • Developmental and Evolutionary Models for Affective and Social Robotics
  • Models of Emotion for Embodied Conversational Agents
  • Personality in Embodied Conversational Agents
  • Memory, Reasoning, and Learning in Affective Conversational Agents

Affect and Group Emotions

  • Analyzing and modeling groups taking into account emergent states and/or emotions
  • Integration of artificial agents (robots, virtual characters) in the group life by leveraging its affective loop: interaction paradigms, strategies, modalities, adaptation
  • Collaborative affective interfaces (e.g., for inclusion, for education, for games and entertainment)

Open Resources for Affective Computing

  • Shared Datasets for Affective Computing
  • Benchmarks for Affective Computing
  • Open-source Software/Tools for Affective Computing

Fairness, Accountability, Privacy, Transparency and Ethics in Affective Computing

  • Bias, imbalance and inequalities in data and modeling approaches in the context of Affective Computing
  • Bias mitigation in the context of Affective Computing
  • Explainability and Transparency in the context of Affective Computing
  • Privacy-preserving affect sensing and modeling
  • Ethical aspects in the context of Affective Computing


  • Health and well-being
  • Education
  • Entertainment
  • Consumer Products
  • User Experience


Main track submissions: 14 April 2023
Decision notification to authors: 2 June 2023
Camera ready submission for main track: 16 June 2023
The remaining important dates can be found at the ACII website

We hope to see you at ACII 2023!

ACII2023 Organizers

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