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Motivation
The role of emotion in HCI is becoming ever more relevant and challenging. HCI for affective systems embraces theories from a wide range of domains and disciplines such as psychology and sociology, robotics, computer science or design. It is relevant to a diverse set of application areas, from teaching and learning to office applications, entertainment technology, therapeutic applications, through to advertising and product design. Continual areas of interest within research include the recognition as well as synthesis of affect and emotion in the face, body, and speech, and the influence of emotion on human information processing and decision-making, interaction metaphors, design aspects, and many more. Throughout this wide-ranging and multi-disciplinary research there are common obstacles each of us face in our work, particularly when bringing affect out of the laboratory and into the real world.


Topics and Themes
This year's workshop is focusing on the development of affective technologies for real-world applications and the issues that this orientation brings to our research. Position papers are most welcome, but not limited to, the following topics:

* What are the real world challenges in affective computing and how can we address them?
* How can we sense and model affect, and what impact does sensing methodology and models used have on our methods?
* Can one -in the real world- sensibly differentiate between emotional and non-emotional behavior, and if so how?
* What relationship is there to other concepts such as motivation and engagement?
* What application areas make ideal research settings for exploring affective technologies in the real world?
* How can we measure and evaluate the success of affective interactions?
* What levels of social acceptance exist within society or specific communities towards affective systems?
* How might social acceptance attitudes impact on the design of affective technologies?
* What are the opportunities, risks and ethics entailed in developing affective systems? In particular, how should these risks and ethical concerns be addressed by the research community?

Who should attend?
This workshop will meet the requirements of individuals working in the different fields affected by emotion, giving them a podium to raise their questions and work with like-minded people of various disciplines on common subjects. It will use predominantly small group work, rather than being presentation-based and will be focused on selected topics based on the contributions. As with previous workshops, which resulted in a Springer book publication, this interactive and focused workshop is designed to produce tangible and citable outcomes.

Participate now!
To become part of this discussion please submit an extended abstract of your ideas, project or demo description. Case studies describing current applications or prototypes are strongly encouraged, as well as presentations of products or prototypes that you have developed. To encourage a high number of demonstrations, not just functional prototypes are welcome but also visionary ones in form of e.g. video prototypes, cardboard mock ups, cartoon strips, forum theatre presentations, or pastiche scenarios.

In any case we are particularly interested in prototypes and products that are designed to function in the real world.

After acceptance of your position paper it is mandatory for you to register to this workshop via the conference web site.

Submission
The abstract should be limited to about 800 words, formatted in ACM style (templates here) and be in PDF format.

Please send your contribution to submission2009 at emotion-in-hci dot net

Proceedings
Authors of accepted contributions will be asked to extend their abstract to a short or full paper to be included in Volume 3 of the conference proceedings. We might also issue a 2009 volume of the workshop's proceedings series, which will be published with an ISBN by Fraunhofer IRB Verlag.

Important dates

30 April 2009 position paper deadline
12 May 2009 notification of acceptance
17 August 2009 camera ready copy deadline
will be announced early registration deadline
01 September workshop


Enquiries
Please address any questions to enquiries2009 at emotion-in-hci.net

 

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