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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.

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
3rd International Workshop on Multimodal Analyses enabling Artificial Agents in Human-Machine Interaction (MA3HMI 2016)
The workshop considers the interaction and communication between humans and techn...
Tokyo, Japan, 16 November 2016
Emotion and Computing
Klagenfurt, Austria, 26 September 2016
Utrecht, 28 June 2016

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Tool of the day

ArcheSense: A Tool for Evaluation of Affective Experience
Affective computing offered novel approaches for measurement and evaluation of emotional experience. One of these approaches is based on the monitoring of physiological activations related to specific emotional states. Unlike retrospective self-reports and questionnaires, analysis of physiological data enables researchers to avoid the subjective bias in evaluation of human experience. As affective... 
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Researcher of the day

Arvid Kappas
Arvid Kappas
Jacobs University Bremen
Key research interests:

Expressive behavior in social context (often measured using facial EMG) :: Perception of emotion :: Appraisals :: Physiological responses associated with affective processes :: Empathy and facial feedback :: Psychological underpinnings of the uncanny valley :: Collective emotions in Cyberspace :: Face-to-face communication over the Internet :: Emotional reactions to press photography :: Social neuroscience
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The AAAC currently has 55 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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