[robotics-worldwide] CFP: special session on Affective Human-Robot Interaction at IAS2012, Paper Submission extended to 15 Feb

ShangFei Wang sfwang at ustc.edu.cn
Mon Feb 6 12:55:03 PST 2012

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CFP:special session on Affective Human-Robot Interaction at IAS-12, Paper Submission extended to 15 Feb.


The days of the home service and personal robots entering into our daily life are coming soon.  Much like communications between humans, emotion is critical
for the natural and harmonious Human-Robot interactions (HRI), especially for service robots and assistive robots. The basic tenet behind  affective human robot systems is that automatically recognizing and responding to a user's affective states during interactions, thereby enhancing the quality  of the interaction and users’ psychological wellbeing. This special session provides a platform for researchers from the interdisciplinary area that encompasses artificial intelligence, robot, computer vision, human-computer interaction, psychology, computer science, engineering, neuroscience and linguistics to exchange ideas and to discuss the latest developments relating to Affective Human-Robot Interaction. Although the last decade has seen a great progress on affective computing and human-robot interaction, the theory and applications relevant to affective human-robot interaction still face many challenges. By providing a framework to discuss and evaluate novel research, we hope to leverage recent advances to speed-up future research in this area.

Papers and contributions are encouraged for any work relating to Affective Human Robot Interaction. Topics of interest may include (but are in no way limited to)

• Affect detection from facial feature tracking, vocal cues, body language, and gestures
• Affect detection from physiology and brain imaging
• Multimodal affect detection
• Computational models of emotion
• Affect synthesis, including facial expressions, speech, gestures and other Modalities
• Empathic robot
• Strategies to help users regulate affect
• Evaluating affect-aware human-robot interaction systems
• Affective loop between human and robot

Important Dates:
Submission of Full Papers: February 15, 2012
Notification of Acceptance: March 15, 2012
Final Manuscript Submission: April 30, 2012




Dr. Wang Shangfei, Associate professor
School of Computer Science and Technology,
West Campus,USTC,230027
Email:sfwang at ustc.edu.cn

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