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Emotions play an essential role in perception, decision making, communication and, consequently, human experience. Emotions have been investigated for the past few decades in a wide range of fields including: psychology, sociology, neuroscience, cognitive science, and more recently, computer science with the advent of affective computing, or emotion artificial intelligence (AI). Affective computing is the research and development of systems able to recognise, interpret, process, and simulate human emotions, but the field has come under increasing scrutiny and contestation for certain biased social predictive applications.

Interactive and immersive media (TV, live-streaming, online media content, 360°, VR, AR, MR, and XR) experiences can take users’ emotions into account in a wide variety of ways, and at different levels. This raises several technical, ethical, psychological, design, ethical, and usage questions that this workshop wishes to address. 

Call for papers

We are seeking papers that include, but are not limited to, the following topics, within the context of immersive and interactive media:

  • Affective computing / emotion AI
  • Facial expression recognition (FER)
  • Multimodal affect recognition
  • Affective speech processing / analysis
  • Design, development, evaluation of annotation tools
  • Empirical methods for emotion elicitation
  • Affect recognition in augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR)
  • Impact of affective states on performance and experiences
  • Metaverse (building affective systems)
  • Emotional design, roles of emotions in user experience (UX) / user interface (UI)
  • Case studies on emotional media experiences

Submission procedure

If you want to contribute to the EmotionIMX workshop, please submit your short paper via EasyChair, using the SIGCHI template.
Workshop contributions will be published in the IMX 2022 Adjunct Proceedings
, indexed by the ACM Digital Library.

Important dates

  • Submission deadline: March 18th April 1st, 2022
  • Notification of acceptance: April 20th, 2022
  • Camera ready submission: May 6th, 2022
  • Emotion IMX workshop: June 22nd, 2022