+ Workshop on Emotion and Computing - Current Research and Future Impact

8th Workshop at KI2018

Due to the increasing digitization, more and more adequate interfaces between the human and the digital world are needed. This includes the human emotion as one aspect of communication. The workshop series focuses on the role of affect and emotion in computer systems including the three research areas of emotion recognition, emotion generation (or expression) and emotion modeling, with special attention to AI specific problems and applications. Both shallow and deep models of emotion are in the focus of interest. Because emotional statements are often not formulated in terms of logic, it would be interesting to see how uncertain and vague notions and unconventional logic models could be used. Emotional or affective computing has drawn a strong interest in various fields from speech synthesis and dialogue systems to virtual reality and robotics. One popular application context for the various affective computing techniques is gamification, serious games and educational software systems. An extension of the conventional notion of affective computing is to add character and personality traits into the equation. The goal of the workshop is to provide a forum for the presentation of the research done towards emotions and computing as well as the existing and possible future applications of this domain. The aim is to spark a lively discussion among academics, researchers and the industry.

This year the workshop will take place at the KI 2018 at Berlin (September 24-25th).


09:00-09:45 Discussion Session 1: Sensing Physiological Signs of Emotion
Opening Presentation: "Initial Investigation of Combining Electrodermal Activity Recognition with Thermal Imaging for Emotion Classification"
Simone Schneider, Dirk Reichardt
09:45-10:30 Discussion Session 2: Emotion System Architectures
Opening Presentation: "Computational Modelling of Metacognition in Emotion Regulation"
Catriona Kennedy
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-11:45 Discussion Session 3: Human-like Emotional Companions
Opening Presentation: "Feel Your Machine: Investigating the Usage of Operation Data to Increase Awareness of Electronic Devices States Via Simulated Emotions"
Alia ElBolock, Ahmed Youness, Yomna Abdelrahman, and Slim Abdennadher
11:45-12:30 Demo and Discussion Session: Affective Computing in VR and AR
demonstrations of affective computing examples in virtual and augmented reality
12:30-14:00 Lunch