8th Workshop at KI2014

The workshop series 'emotion and computing current research and future impact' has been providing a platform for discussion of emotion related topics of computer science and AI since 2006. In recent years computer science research has shown increasing efforts in the field of software agents which incorporate emotion. Several approaches have been made concerning emotion recognition, emotion modelling, generation of emotional user interfaces and dialogue systems as well as anthropomorphic communication agents. Motivations for emotional computing are manifold. From a scientific point of view, emotions play an essential role in decision making, as well as in perception and learning. Furthermore, emotions influence rational thinking and therefore should be part of rational agents as proposed by artificial intelligence research. Another focus is on human computer interfaces which include believable animations of interface agents. From a user perspective, emotional interfaces can significantly increase motivation and engagement which is of high relevance to the games and e-learning industry. Moreover, motivational and emotional aspects may play a key role in persuasive technologies, which intend to influence the user behaviour.

This year the workshop will take place at the KI 2014 at Stuttgart (September 22nd).


The presented papers should discuss work in progress, theories, architectures as well as applications which are based upon emotional aspects of computing. The contributions of the workshop series come from the following fields:

The organizers would like to encourage researchers and participants from industry to bring their applications as well as their prototypes for demonstration to the workshop. If sufficient interest is shown, one of the workshop sessions will be reserved for demonstrations followed by a discussion session. Contributions are expected in the following form:

Important Dates:

Please send your submission to submit@emotion-and-computing.de