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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.

AV+EC 2015: 5th International Audio/Visual+ Emotion Challenge and Workshop
The Audio/Visual Emotion Challenge and Workshop (AV+EC 2015) “Bridging Across A...
Brisbane, Australia, 26 October 2015
Emotion and Computing - Current research and future impact
The workshop series focuses on the role of affect and emotion in computer systems...
Dresden, Germany, 21 September 2015

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Easy to use validated facial emotion expression for virtual characters
This tool is intended for those who need virtual characters with valid and reliable facial emotion expression. The model does not use animations, but uses direct bone control to express and blend expressions. The expressions have been evaluated in (Broekens, Chao Qu, & Brinkman, 2012). The tool contains the following items: 1. An executable for testing and checking out the expressions that can ... 
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Researcher of the day

Joseph Grafsgaard
Joseph Grafsgaard
North Carolina State University
Key research interests:

Multimodal affective interaction Recognition and understanding of nonverbal behavior (e.g., facial expression, gesture, posture) Affect-sensitive intelligent tutoring systems
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The AAAC currently has 39 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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