CALL FOR PAPERS IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing Special Issue - Affect Based Human Behavior Understanding DESCRIPTION: Emotion is an important aspect of human behavior that is relevant for interpreting complex behavioral patterns between interacting humans and for improving human-computer interaction. Analysis of affect for a better understanding of human behavior is a challenging problem where many issues are still open. We solicit contributions to a special section on IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing that focuses on the problems of modeling and analyzing human affective behavior. The topics include, but are not restricted to: -Facial expression analysis -Multimodal affective behavior analysis -Affective social signals -Display of affect for personality judgments -Analysis of emotion in speech -Analysis of non-verbal affective behaviors -Automatic assessment of emotional responses -Natural/spontaneous vs. acted affective responses -Temporal dynamics of emotion -Novel sensory modalities for analysis of affect -Long-term analysis of affective responses SUBMISSIONS: Submissions must represent original material. Papers are accepted for review with the understanding that the same work has been neither submitted to, nor published in, another journal or conference. The special issue follows the International Workshop on Human Behavior Understanding (HBU@ICPR) held in association with ICPR 2010. Workshop papers must be significantly enhanced and revised to be considered in the special issue, which is also open to work not presented in the workshop. All manuscripts will undergo a rigorous review process by at least three experts. IMPORTANT DATES: October 1, 2010: Submission of full paper November 7, 2010: First round of reviews December 7, 2010: Submission of revised papers December 30, 2010: Second round of reviews January 15, 2011: Notification of acceptance The tentative publication date is mid-February 2011. EDITOR IN CHIEF: Jonathan Gratch, University of Southern California GUEST EDITORS: Albert Ali Salah, University of Amsterdam Theo Gevers, University of Amsterdam Nicu Sebe, University of Trento Alessandro Vinciarelli, University of Glasgow To submit a paper, go to and select "Affect Based Human Behavior Understanding" special issue. IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing is published in cooperation with: IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, IEEE Signal Processing Society, IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology, IEEE Consumer Electronics Society, IEEE Circuits and Systems Society. For more information contact: Dr. Albert Ali Salah Informatics Institute, Faculty of Science, University of Amsterdam, Science Park 107, 1098XG, The Netherlands phone: +31 (0) 20 525 7550