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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.

Emotion and Computing
The workshop focuses on the role of affect and emotion in computer systems includ...
Klagenfurt, Austria, 26 September 2016
The 8th International Conference on Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Ente...
Utrecht, 28 June 2016
University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands, 18 July 2016
Utrecht, the Netherlands, 28 June 2016

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Sensual Evaluation Instrument (SEI)
This tool is a set of sculpted objects that can be held in the hand, used by a person to indicate how they are feeling as they interact with a system designed to evoke affect. The objects are meant to provide a flexible, non-verbal channel of communication between user and designer during system development. Because they do not use language, we also hope the objects will be easy to use in many cul... 
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Researcher of the day

Kostas Karpouzis
Kostas Karpouzis
Image, Video and Multimedia Systems Lab - ICCS/NTUA, Athens, Greece
Key research interests:

- Image and video processing, facial features extraction, facial expression estimation - User engagement and attention - Serious games, natural interaction, player modelling, maximising player experience - Synthetic human animation within MPEG-4, facial expression and body movement synthesis Download our group's publications from
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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


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