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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
ETHICAI 2018 (ETHics In Corpus collection, Annotation and artificial Intelligence...
Miyazaki, Japan, 08 May 2018

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Fuzzy rules used to synthesize intermediate facial expressions
We provide a set of rules containing the MPEG-4 FAPs (facial animation parameters) accompanied by the corresponding range of values, as measured in a variety of standard image databases. This tool has been made for synthesis purposes, but can also be used for facial expression analysis; the combination of emotional labels to provide intermediate expressions is based on the algorithm proposed in th... 
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Researcher of the day

Kuderna-Iulian Benta
Kuderna-Iulian Benta
Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Key research interests:

Technologies for natural occurring affective states recognition that consider # Real life-like secondary emotions # The context correlated with emotions # Ubiquitous solutions # Personalisation based on the uniqueness of each human # Not intrusive but ethical solutions
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The AAAC currently has 106 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.

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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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