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ASC 2017 : The International Workshop on Affective and Sentimental Computing


When Feb 13, 2017 - Feb 17, 2017
Where Jeju Island, Korean
Submission Deadline Nov 30, 2016
Notification Due Dec 30, 2016
Final Version Due Jan 15, 2017
Categories    big data   machine learning   affective computing   sentiment analysis

Call For Papers

As the rapid growth of user-generated data from social networks, wikis and social tagging systems, it is necessary to understand the high-level semantics and user subjective perceptions from such a large volume of data. Emotions or sentiments are one of the most important aspects as the user-generated data are always with emotional loads of their creators. Along with the development of the computational techniques for sentiment analysis and opinion mining, the increasing psychological and cognitive models/theories are exploited for modeling sentiments and emotions by incorporating with social computing techniques such as social network and personalization, mining user reviews, user profiling in social network and so on. Connecting affective/sentimental models and social computing techniques not only can facilitate the understanding big data in at semantic-levels but also improve the performance of various social computing applications in the big data era. It combines affective/sentimental models with social computing as a promising direction and offers opportunities for developing novel algorithms, methods and tools.

The International Workshop on Affective and Sentimental Computing (ASC 2017) in conjunction with the 4th IEEE International Conference on Big data and smart Computing (BigComp 2017) will bring together the academia, researchers, and industrial practitioners from computer science, information systems, psychology, behavior science, and organization science discipline, and provide a forum for recent advances in the field of sentiment analysis, affective computing, emotion detections, and opinion mining from the perspectives of various computing techniques.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the exploitation of the affective/sentimental models from psychology and cognitive sciences for big data, the identification of emotions/sentiments underlying big data for efficient algorithms for big data management, and the application of affective/sentimental models with social computing techniques in research fields related to (but not limited):

- Sentiment identification & classification
- Emotion identification & classification
- Opinion and sentiment summarization
- Sentiment analysis for social media
- Affective computing for social media
- Time evolving sentiment & emotion analysis
- Knowledge management for affective computing
- Concept-level sentiment analysis
- Social media and social network analysis
- Affective/Sentimental computing for e-learning
- Affective/Sentimental computing for financial data mining
- Affective/Sentimental computing for e-commerce
- Natural language processing techniques for affective computing
- Social ranking
- Social network analysis
- Social tagging analysis
- Affective/Sentimental computing for user modeling
- Data mining algorithms for affective computing
- Big social data analysis
- Information fusion for affective computing
We invite submissions in two categories
regular research papers describing completed work or theoretical contributions (up to 6 pages);
short papers (work-in-progress) (up to 2 pages);
The submission site is

Journal Publication Opportunity
A special issue for this workshop has been confirmed with International Journal of Machine Learning and Cybernetics (Springer, SCI Index, Impact Factor = 1.110). All accepted papers will have an opportunity for submitting their extended version to this special issue (with at least 50% new contents). The final decisions will be depended on review results.

PC Members
- Zhaoqing Pan, Nanjing University of Info Sci & Tech, China
- Raymong Y. K. Lau, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
- Ke Li, Birmingham University, UK
- Xudong Mao, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
- Xiangping Zhai, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China
- Wenji Ma, Columbia University, USA
- Yunhui Zhuang, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
- Debby Dan Wang, Caritas Institute of Higher Education, Hong Kong
- Xiaodong Li, Hohai University, China
- Di Zou, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
- Zhiwen Yu, South China University of Technology, China
- Yi Cai, South China University of Technology, China
- Yanghui Rao, Sun Yat-sen University, China
- Wenjuan Cui, China Academy of Sciences, China
- Wei Chen, Agricultural Information Institute of CAAS, China
- Tao Wang, Southampton University, UK
- Gualiang Chen, TU Delft, Netherland

Workshop Co-Chairs

Haoran Xie
The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Email: hxie [at]

Tak-Lam Wong
The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Email: tlwong [at]

Fu Lee Wang
Caritas Institute of Higher Education, Hong Kong
Email: pwang [at]

Raymond Wong
University of New South Wales, Australia
Email: wong [at]

Xiaohui Tao
University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Email: xtao [at]

Important Dates

November 30, 2016: Full paper submission deadline.
December 30, 2016: Notification of paper acceptance/rejection.
January 15, 2017: Camera-ready copies of accepted papers due.
February 13, 2017: Workshop at Jeju Island

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