3rd Workshop on Affective Computing and Context Awareness in Ambient Intelligence (AfCAI 2019)

Two day workshop will be held in Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, Spain, on 11-12 November 2019.

The objective of the workshop is to bring together people interested in research on affective computing, ambient intelligence, and context aware systems. We assume a goal-oriented yet multidisciplinary research approach, including computer science, artificial intelligence, biomedical engineering, and experimental sciences. We consider both fundamental and applied research with participation of companies where possible. Furthermore, we focus at having working sessions dedicated to identifying opportunities for cooperation and joint project applications.

The list of the topics include, but is not limited to:

  • Affective Computing (AfC)
  • Affective computer games
  • Affective social networks
  • Affect-based adaptation and personalization in intelligent systems
  • Applications of AfC in Ambient intelligence, mobiles and wearables (AmI)
  • Context aware systems: affect as context (CaS), affective data and social signals from wearable sensors
  • Knowledge Representation for AfC, including semantic methids and ontology engineering
  • Data mining and knowledge discovery methods for AfC and AmL
  • Opinion Mining and Natural Language Processing for AfC
  • Semantic computing and AfC
  • Emotive user interfaces
  • Gamification of AfC experiments
  • Mixed (virtual/augmented) reality environments for affect generation and acquisition
  • Models of emotion: computational, psychological, and philosophical
  • Cognitive assistants, affect- and context-aware conversational systems
  • Smart cities applications of AfC
  • Computational social sensing, AfC in social robotics, social cognitive assistants
  • Behavioural analysis and conflict resolution
  • Ground truth determination of emotion, mood and social signals

Grzegorz J. Nalepa, AGH University of Science and Technology, Jagiellonian University
José Manuel Ferrández Vicente, Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena
José Tomás Palma Méndez, Universidad de Murcia
Vicente Julian, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain

Javier Garrigos, Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena
José Javier Martínez, Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena
José Tomás Palma Méndez, Universidad de Murcia

Piotr Augustyniak, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Martin Atzmueller, Tilgurg University, Netherlands
Kerstin Bach, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Costin Badica, University of Craiova, Romania
Joachim Baumeister, denkbares GmbH, Universitat Wuerzburg, Germany
David Camacho, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
Davide Carneiro, ESTG - Politecnico do Porto, Portugal
Carlos Carrascosa, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Angelo Costa, University of Minho, Portugal
Maria Trinidad Herrero Ezquerro, Universidad de Murcia
José Manuel Ferrández Vicente, Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena
Marco de Gemmis, University of Bari Alto, Italy
Sergio Gonçalves, University of Vigo, Spain
Mirjana Ivanovic, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Vicente Julian, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Jason J. Jung, Chung Ang University, South Korea
Andrej Košir, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Grzegorz J. Nalepa, AGH University of Science and Technology, Jagiellonian University, Poland
Paulo Novais, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
José Tomás Palma Méndez, Universidad de Murcia, Spain
Juan Pavon, Universidad Complutense Madrid, Spain
Marie Postma, Tilgurg University, Netherlands
Ricardo Ramos, University of Minho, Portugal
Manuel Fernando Rodrigues, ESTG - Politecnico do Porto, Portugal
Marko Tkalcic, University of Primorska, Slovenia
Pawel Wegrzyn, Jagiellonian University, Poland

Before the workshop extended abstracts of the talks are expected.
We expect the abstracts to be at least 5 pages long in the LNCS including references, figures etc. (this is a requirement for CEUR WS).
Please use the Easychair site provided

Extended abstracts will be published with CEUR WS after the workshop. A post workshop publication in a JCR journal of selected extended papers based on the talks given during the workshop and the discussion is planned.

  • 2019-09-0416 extended abstracts due
  • 2019-09-1623 notification
  • 2019-11-11 workshop
Monday 11.11.2019

15:30 Welcome COFFEE BREAK
15:45 Opening AfCAI Chairs
16:00 Joaquin Taverner, Emilio Vivancos, Vicente Botti and Bexy Alfonso    Influence of the agent personality on its mood
16:30 Emilio López-Ales, María Trinidad Herrero and Jose Palma    A Machine Learning Approach for Emotion Detection Through low-cost Hardware
17:00 Jennifer Sorinas, Jose Manuel Ferrandez and Eduardo Fernandez    Perspectives on affective computing for the early diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases
18:00 Jan K. Argasiński, Grzegorz J. Nalepa, Paweł Węgrzyn and Paweł Strojny    Applying Affective Design Patterns in VR Firefighter Training Simulator
18:30 Ngoc N. T. Doan, Andrius Penkauskas, Ecaterina Grigoriev, Lisa E. Rombout, Paris Mavromoustakos-Blom, Maryam Alimardani and Martin Atzmueller    Towards Multimodal Characterization of Dialogic Moments On Social Group Face-to-Face Interaction
19:00 Krzysztof Kutt, Dominika Drążyk, Paweł Jemioło, Szymon Bobek, Barbara Giżycka, Víctor Rodríguez Fernández and Grzegorz J. Nalepa    BIRAFFE: Bio-Reactions and Faces for Emotion-based Personalization

20:00 evening get together

Tuesday 12.11.2019

 9:30 Jaime Andres Rincon Arango, Angelo Costa, Paulo Novais, Vicente Julián Inglada and Carlos Carrascosa Casamayor    An affective personal trainer for elderly people
10:00 David Camacho and Raquel Menéndez Ferreira    A Gamification approach for education on values: results from a pilot study
10:30 Martin Atzmueller    Towards Socio-Technical Design of Explicative Systems Enabling Transparent, Interpretable and Explainable Data Analysis in Social Interaction Contexts
11:00 Barbara Giżycka, Paweł Jemioło, Sebastian Domarecki, Krzysztof Świder, Mateusz Wiśniewski and Łukasz Mielczarek    A Thin Light Blue Line - Towards Balancing Educational and Recreational Values of Serious Games
12:00 Wrap up & project planning
14:00 LUNCH
16:00 Summary and farewell

The workshop will take place in the building of UPCT in the city center, next to the Museo Naval.

Facultad de Ciencias Económicas UPCT (former Cuartel de Instrucción de Marina)

GPS: 37.59818, -0.98743

The workshop will be held in the Poniente room located on the top floor. The building main entrance is opposite to the port (the entrance on the port facade is a museum). The room is located on the facade facing the port. You will enjoy a beautiful sight for the Cartagena Bay.

How to reach Cartagena:

Cartagena Tourism Office:

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