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The Association for the Advancement of Affective Computing

The AAAC is a professional, world-wide association for researchers in Affective Computing, Emotions and Human-Machine Interaction

The AAAC, formerly the HUMAINE Association, was founded in June 2007, and its first Executive Committee and Management Board were elected in September and October 2007. The history of the process can be viewed in the Association Blog.

The first Asian Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII Asia 2018)
ACII Asia is the premier Asian forum for interdisciplinary research on the design...
Beijing, China, 20 May 2018
ETHICAI 2018: ETHics In Corpus collection, Annotation and artificial Intelligence
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Miyazaki, Japan, 08 May 2018

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UCLIC Affective Body Posture and Motion Database

The UCLIC Affective Body Posture and Motion Database consists of affective motion capture recordings in 2 different settings. - Naturalistic body motions of 11 people in a video game context (playing Wii sports). - Acted body motions of 13 non-professional actors portraying angry, fear, happy and sad emotions.
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Researcher of the day

Skanda Muralidhar
Skanda Muralidhar
National University of Singapore
Key research interests:

Human emotion recognition; subtle expression detection; Audio emotion detection; Human Computer Interaction;
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The AAAC currently has 110 members.

Membership in the Association is open to all researchers and research students in one of the disciplines related to emotion-oriented and affective computing.

AAAC Membership type
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(Bank: HSBC Kings Cross, 31 Euston Road, NW1 2ST London UK — Beneficiary: The Association for the Advancement of Affective Computing, care of Tyndallwoods Solicitors, 29 Woodbourne Road, B17 8BY Birmingham UK) and send a screenshot or receipt of the bank transfer to portal-editor & treasurer (AT) (please substitute the (AT) in the email addresses).

Management Board

The following persons are elected as the managing team of the Association. They can be reached under

Dirk Heylen
Dirk Heylen
2015 - 2017
Hatice Gunes
Hatice Gunes
until 2017
Björn Schuller
Björn Schuller
2015 - 2017
Portal Editor
Stefan Rank
Stefan Rank
2012 - 2018
Michel Valstar
Michel Valstar
since 2016
  Previous Officers of the Assocation

Executive Committee

The following persons form the Executive Committee of the Association, its decision-making body.


Editorial Board

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