Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction Call for Papers

10th International Conference on Affective Computing & Intelligent Interaction (ACII 2022)
October 18 - 21, 2022, Nara, Japan or Virtual
The Association for the Advancement of Affective Computing (AAAC)
invites you to join us at our tenth International Conference on
Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII), which will be
held in Nara, Japan on October 18th - 21st, 2022.

The Conference series on Affective Computing and Intelligent
Interaction is the premier international forum for interdisciplinary
research on the design of systems that can recognize, interpret, and
simulate human emotions and related affective phenomena.

All accepted papers are expected to be included in IEEE Xplore
(conditional to the approval by IEEE Computer Society) and indexed by
EI. A selection of the best articles at ACII2021 will be invited to
submit extended versions to IEEE's Transactions on Affective

The theme of ACII 2022 is "Affective computing for mental and
physical well-being". The current Covid-19 pandemic and resulting
societal changes (such as social isolation and work-from-home
arrangements) have severely impacted mental and physical
well-being. Thus, ACII 2022 especially welcomes submitted research
that utilises Affective Computing to address these negative
consequences on mental and physical well-being brought about by the
current challenging circumstances.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Psychology & Cognition of Affect in Designing Computational Systems
- Design for Mental and Physical Well-Being
- Computational Models of Emotional Processes
- Issues in Psychology & Cognition of Affect in Affective Computing Systems
- Cultural Differences in Affective Design and Interaction

Recognition and Synthesis of Human Affect from ALL Modalities
- Modeling of Cognitive and Affective States related to Mental and Physical Well-Being
- Facial and Body Gesture Recognition, Modelling 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

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

Affective Databases and Annotation Tools

- Health and well-being
- Education
- Entertainment
- Consumer Products

***Important dates***
Special session proposal: 15 February 2022
Workshop proposal: 1 April 2022
Regular/special session paper submission: 15 April 2022
Tutorial proposal: 1 June 2022
Notification: 15 July 2022
Doctoral Consortium: 15 July 2022
Demo application: 15 July 2022
Camera ready: 15 August 2022
Conference: 18th (Tue) October - 21st (Fri) October, 2022