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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.

HuBIC 2016 – Human Behaviour, Interaction and Communication
HuBIC 2016 focuses on the interplay of the different modalities involved in human...
Patras, Greece, 10 November 2016
CfP - CHI Play Workshop - Designing for Emotional Complexity in Games: The Interplay of Positive and Negative Affect
People play games for the experience, and one of the aims of player experience re...
Austin, Texas, USA, 16 October 2016
Emotion and Computing
Klagenfurt, Austria, 26 September 2016

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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

Houwei Cao
Houwei Cao
University of Pennsylvania
Key research interests:

multi-modal recognition of emotion and affective state, acoustic and linguistic modeling, facial expression, emotional corpora, emotion analysis for clinical applications
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The AAAC currently has 57 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


Executive Committee

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