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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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Greta - Expressive Embodied Conversational Agent
Greta is an ECA system made of several components: behavior engine, MPEG-4 player (face and body). The system takes as input a text file corresponding to the agent's discourse. This text file is augmented with XLM-tags that provide information on how the text is communicated. Several tools go along with the system: facial expression specification, gesture specification, body pose editor, ...
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Researcher of the day

Roland Goecke
Roland Goecke
University of Canberra
Key research interests:

One of my general research interests is in multimodal HCI. In emotion research, I focus on multimodal affective sensing using audio, video, and physiological sensors. I strongly believe that only multimodal systems can deliver the accuracy and robustness required for real-world applications. I am also interested in continuous-space representations of emotions, rather than discrete emotion spaces, to represent combinations of emotions which are often found in practical situations. From an applications point of view, I currently work on applying affective computing in areas of HCI, health care, and sports studies.
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The AAAC currently has 58 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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