The Bi-annual Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Affective Computing (AAAC, formerly known as Humaine) is the premier international forum for research on affective and multimodal human-machine interaction and systems. ACII 2019 will be held in Cambridge, the home of the University of Cambridge, founded in 1209 and one of the top five universities in the world. We envision 2019 to be the year by when the affective computing technologies leave their sheltered lab environments to become available and accessible to everyone in every domain, including industry, school, office, home, entertainment and even outdoor environments. Therefore, ACII 2019 will be based around the theme of Affective Computing for ALL (AC4ALL) and will focus on inclusive technology, inclusive design principles and inclusive user interfaces which “consider the full range of human diversity with respect to ability, language, culture, gender, age and other forms of human difference.”

Call for papers
Call for papers in one pdf

We are calling for papers to be presented at ACII 2019, the 8th International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction. Proceedings will be published by the IEEE, and indexed in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. A selection of the best articles at ACII2019 will be invited to submit extended versions to IEEE’s Transactions on Affective Computing. These will be published in a “Best of ACII” special issue of this premier journal.

Topics of interest
The general conference topics include:

Psychology & Cognition of Affect in Designing Computational Systems

  • Computational Models of Emotional Processes
  • Issues in Psychology & Cognition of Affect in Affective Computing Systems
  • Cultural Differences in Affective Design and Interaction
  • Ethical Issues in Affective Computing
  • Inclusive Design

Recognition and Synthesis of Human Affect from ALL Modalities

  • Facial and Body Gesture Recognition, Modelling and Animation
  • Affective Speech Analysis, Recognition and Synthesis
  • Recognition and Synthesis of Auditory Affect Bursts (Laughter, Cries, etc.)
  • Motion Capture for Affect Recognition
  • Affect Recognition from Alternative Modalities (Physiology, Brain Waves, etc.)
  • Affective Text Processing and Sentiment Analysis
  • Multimodal Data Fusion for Affect Recognition
  • Synthesis of Multimodal Affective Behavior
  • Creating models for user diversity (ability, language, culture, gender, age)

Affective Interfaces for ALL

  • Inclusive, affective user interfaces
  • Design of Affective Loop and Affective Dialogue Systems
  • Human-Centred Human-Behaviour-Adaptive Interfaces
  • Interfaces for Attentive & Intelligent Environments
  • Mobile, Tangible and Virtual/Augmented Multimodal Proactive Interfaces
  • Distributed/Collaborative Multimodal Proactive Interfaces
  • Tools and System Design Issues for Building Affective and Proactive Interfaces
  • Evaluation of Affective, Behavioural, and Proactive Interfaces

Affective, Social and Inclusive Robotics and Virtual Agents

  • Emotion in Robot and Virtual Agent Cognition and Action
  • Embodied Emotion
  • Biologically-Inspired Architectures for Affective and Social Robotics
  • Developmental and Evolutionary Models for Affective and Social Robotics
  • Models of Emotion for Embodied Conversational Agents
  • Personality in Embodied Conversational Agents
  • Memory, Reasoning, and Learning in Affective Conversational Agents

Affective Databases and Annotation Tools

Applications (e.g., Health, Education, Entertainment, Consumer Products)

Special Tracks: ACII2019 will also include the following multidisciplinary tracks

  • Neural and Psychological Models of Affect
  • Technological and Biological Bodies in Dialogue: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Bodily, Affective and Social Perception


Main Conference

  • Paper submission: 12 April 2019
  • Abstract submission for special track: 12 April 2019
  • Notification of acceptance: 14 June 2019
  • Camera ready papers due: 12 July 2019
  • Conference: 3 – 6 September 2019


  • Demo application deadline: June 24, 2019
  • Notification of acceptance: July 5, 2019
  • Camera ready papers due: July 12, 2019

Doctoral Consortium Participation

  • Submission deadline: May 11, 2019
  • Acceptance notifications: June 14, 2019
  • Camera-ready deadline: July 12, 2019

Special Session Proposals

  • Submission of Special Session proposals: November 15, 2018
  • Notification of acceptance for the Special Sessions: December 7, 2018
  • Paper Submission to the accepted Special Sessions Deadline: April 12, 2019 (regular paper submission deadline)
  • Notification of acceptance for the papers: 14 June, 2019
  • Camera ready papers due: 12 July, 2019

Tutorial Proposals

  • Tutorial Proposal Deadline: March 29, 2019
  • Tutorial Acceptance Notification: May 3, 2019
  • Tutorial day: September 3, 2019

Workshop Proposals

  • Feb 12, 2019: Workshop proposal submission deadline
  • March 12, 2019: Workshop proposal acceptance notification
  • May (TBD by workshop organisers), 2019: Workshop paper submission deadline
  • June (TBD by workshop organisers), 2019: Workshop paper notification
  • July 12, 2019: Camera Ready Papers Due (same as main conference)
  • September 3, 2019: Date of workshops


General Chairs:

  • Jonathan Gratch, University of Southern California, USA
  • Hatice Gunes, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Björn Schuller, Imperial College, UK/Augsburg University, DE
  • Michel Valstar, University of Nottingham, UK

Program Chairs:

  • Nadia Bianchi-Berthouze, University College London, UK
  • Julien Epps, University of New South Wales, AU
  • Andrea Kleinsmith, University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA
  • Rosalind Picard, MIT, USA

Workshop Chairs:

  • Joost Broekens, Technical University of Delft, NL
  • Ginevra Castellano, Uppsala University, CH

Special Session Chairs:

  • Jean-Claude Martin, LIMSI-CNRS, FR
  • Mohammad Soleymani, University of Geneva, CH

Doctoral Consortium Chairs:

  • Oya Celiktutan, King’s College London, UK
  • Theodora Chaspari, TAMU, USA
  • Gualtiero Volpe, University of Genoa, ITA

Demo Chairs:

  • Laurence Devillers, LIMSI-CNRS, FR
  • Jeffrey M Girard, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Tutorial Chairs:

  • Xiaojuan Ma, HKUST, CHN
  • Khiet Truong, University of Twente, NL

Publication Chairs:

  • Carlos Busso, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
  • Dongmei Jiang, Northwestern Polytechnical University, CHN
  • Alessandro Vinciarelli, University of Glasgow, UK

Local Organising Chairs:

  • Joy Egede, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Marwa Mahmoud, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Zixing Zhang, Imperial College London, UK

Industry & Sponsorship Chairs:

  • Chloe Clavel, Paris Telecom, FR
  • Shiro Kumano, NTT Com. Sci. Labs., JP
  • Catherine Pelachaud, CNRS, FR

Publicity Chairs:

  • Kostas Karpouzis, NTUA, GR
  • Yelin Kim, SUNY Albany, USA
  • Shangfei Wang, Univ. of Science & Tech., CHN

Social Media Chair:

  • Kostas Karpouzis, NTUA, GR

Finance Chair:

  • Mercedes Torres Torres, University of Nottingham, UK

Registration and Visas chair:

  • Joy Egede, University of Nottingham, UK

Web Chairs:

  • Shashank Jaiswal, University of Nottigham, UK
  • Thomas Smith, University of Nottingham, UK