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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.

Deadline extension for IEEE TAC special issue on Commercial Applications of Affective Computing
The IEEE TAC special issue on Commercial Applications of Affective Computing is e...
14 August 2015
IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems Special Issue on Brain Computer Interface (BCI)
This special issue aims at showcasing the most exciting and recent advances in fu...
29 June 2015
International Workshop on Advancements in Social Signal Processing for Multimodal Interaction
Seattle, WA, USA (in conjunction with ICMI2015), 13 November 2015

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Affective Diary

The purpose of the system Affective Diary is to allow for reflection that goes beyond the purely intellectual experiences and instead aids users in remembering their embodied emotional experiences. The system collects a range of materials: biosensor data; sent and received mobile phone text messages (SMSs); photos taken; and nearby Bluetooth devices. These materials are arranged across a timeline... 
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Researcher of the day

Luis Macedo
Luis Macedo
University of Coimbra
Key research interests:

Surprise, Curiosity, Selective Attention, Emotion Detection
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The AAAC currently has 54 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.

AAAC Membership type
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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

The following persons form the Executive Committee of the Association, its decision-making body.


Editorial Board

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