Workshop at KI2010 - [cancelled]

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. This workshop intends to discuss the scientific methods considering their benefit for current and future applications. Especially when regarding the subject of emotion recognition, this also includes ethical aspects.

Contributions are solicited from the following fields:

Contributions are expected in the following form:

  • Presentations should have a duration of 15-20 minutes. They are documented by a short research paper which should cover 4-8 pages in total
  • Demonstrations are documented by an extended abstract which should not exceed 1 page in total
  • Workshop submission is electronic. Submitted papers should conform Springer LNCS style and must be written in English. Papers will be published on the workshop website. Further publication is in discussion and depends on submitted papers.

Important Dates:

  • Workshop paper submission deadline: June 27, 2010 -- EXTENDED TO July 9 !
  • Workshop camera ready copy submission: July 30, 2010

Organization and Scientific Committee:

  • Prof. Dr. Dirk Reichardt, Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University Stuttgart (main contact)
  • Dipl.-Ing. Joscha Bach
  • Dr. Christian Becker-Asano, ATR, Kyoto, Japan
  • Prof. Dr. Nicola Henze, University of Hannover
  • Dr. Manfred Kerber, University of Birmingham
  • Dr. Michael Kipp, DFKI Saarbrücken
  • Prof. Dr. Paul Levi, University of Stuttgart
  • Prof. Dr. John-Jules Charles Meyer, University of Utrecht
  • Dipl.-Ing. Christian Peter, Fraunhofer-Institut für Graphische Datenverarbeitung, Rostock
  • Dr. Götz Renner, Daimler AG, Customer Research Center
  • Prof. Dr. Michael M. Richter, University of Calgary


Please send your submission to