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W3AS 2017 : Automatic Affect Analysis and Synthesis Workshop @ ICIAP 2017


When Sep 11, 2017 - Sep 11, 2017
Where Catania, Italy
Submission Deadline TBD

Call For Papers

CFP - Apologies for multiple copies
Automatic Affect Analysis and Synthesis Workshop 2017
Catania, Italy - 11 September 2017
In conjunction with ICIAP 2017 (19th International Conference on Image Analysis and Processing)



Full Paper Submission: July 8st, 2017
Notification of Acceptance: July 15th, 2017
Camera-Ready Paper Due: July 23rd, 2017


Affective computing is a research field that tries to endow machines with capabilities to recognize, interpret and express emotions. On the one hand, the ability to automatically deal with human emotions is crucial in many human computer interaction applications. On the other hand, people express affects through a complex series of actions relating to facial expression, body movements, gestures, voice prosody accompanied by a variety of physiological signals, such as heart rate and sweat, etc.

Thus, goals set by affective computing involve a number of challenging issues on how systems should be conceived built, validated, and compared.

In this perspective, we are soliciting original contributions that address a wide range of theoretical and practical issues including, but not limited to:

Research papers are solicited in, but not limited to, the following area topics:

*Facial expression analysis and synthesis;
*Body gesture and movement recognition;
*Emotional speech processing;
*Heart rate monitoring from videos;
*Emotion analysis from physiological signs;
*Multimodal affective computing;
*Affect understanding and synthesis;
*Computational Visual Aesthetics;
*Recognition of group emotion;
*Tools and methods of annotation for provision of emotional corpora;
*Affective Applications: medical, assistive; virtual reality; entertainment; ambient intelligence, multimodal interfaces.


Nicu Sebe, University of Trento, IT
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Talk Title: Multimodal Social Signals Analysis

Concetto Spampinato, University of Catania, IT
Home Page:
Talk Title: Human-Based Computer Vision: A Brain-Driven Visual Classifier


All submissions will be handled electronically via the conference's EasyChair Website (

The Workshop Proceedings will be published in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series, indexed as peer-reviewed publication in the Web of Science. The length of the papers is max 8 pages (with references included).
Each accepted Workshop paper requires that at least one author is registered with ICIAP Workshops & Tutorials Fee.

The final manuscripts should be prepared using LaTeX2e and the author kit provided by Springer.


Selected papers of the workshop will be invited to be extended for a special issue on a leading
international journal.


Nadia Berthouze, University College of London, UK
Simone Bianco, University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy
Giuseppe Boccignone, University of Milano, Italy
Paolo Napoletano, University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy

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