EmotionAware 2024

8th Workshop on emotion awareness for pervasive computing
beyond traditional approaches

In conjunction with 2024 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom 2024), in Biarritz, France, March 11-15, 2024.

Technical Program

--- Extended submission deadline: December 1st, 2023 ---


An important goal of pervasive computing is to integrate computer devices into the users’ everyday life seamlessly. This allows context-aware applications to gather information about the users to support them in their daily tasks. A newly attractive source of information for pervasive computing is provided by mobile devices, wearable devices, and pervasive sensors able to detect the emotional state of the users. In many real-world scenarios, it is essential to use wearable sensors, embedded in mobile devices such as smartphones and smartwatches, to measure the emotional state of the user. This would help to understand how emotions influence processes such as decision making and reasoning. However, emotion recognition remains to be a complex and challenging task mainly regarding the following aspects: sensing modalities, data analysis, and its application in real life.

  1. Sensing Modalities – what to sense and what kind of sensors can be used? Physical sensors in mobile devices or biosensors in wearable devices and pervasive sensors (e.g. RF sensors) are currently available.
  2. Data analysis – different approaches to emotion recognition are based on different types of collected data.
  3. Application – how to effectively use the emotion information in pervasive computing and context-aware applications.

While there have been, many contributions targeting some of these challenges, there are still unsolved problems. The workshop will explore the challenges of the sensing, modelling, and recognizing of emotions by using embedded sensors in smartphones, in wearable devices, and pervasive sensors (e.g. RF sensors) for pervasive computing. We aim to have unique contributions addressing these challenges and to provide a discussion space to facilitate collaboration among researchers interested in emotion recognition for pervasive computing.

Topics of interests include, but are not limited to the following areas:

  • Theory, experimental design, computational models, algorithms, and evolutional investigation in emotion detection for pervasive computing.
  • Emotion representations and signal characteristics that describe and identify emotions or stress.
  • Mobile data measurement and collection platforms for emotion detection.
  • Approaches to obtain reliable ground truth and/or affective data annotation for emotion research.
  • Emotion detection algorithms/approaches using data collected with mobile devices, wearable devices and pervasive sensors (e.g. RF sensors).
  • User studies and evaluation techniques for emotion detection and automated systems that model and detect emotions.
  • Awareness of emotions in collaboration or crowdsourcing.
  • The novel use of emotion information in the pervasive computing applications.
  • The application of emotion information for the work-life balance, for a healthier life and behavior.
  • The combined research of emotion recognition and artificial intelligence (AI).
  • The investigation of the human-robot interaction.
  • Privacy issues.
  • Presentation of emotions.
  • Applications of emotions.
  • Integration of emotions into lifelogging applications.
  • Emotions for Human Robot Interaction.
  • Beyond traditional 'Sensing - Analysis - Feedback’.

Author Information:

Please notice, that each accepted paper needs one full registration at PerCom. Further, the paper has to be presented by one author. Like in the previous years, there will be an artifact track on PerCom. Therefore, the Artifact chairs will invite authors of all the accepted workshop papers to get their code and data validated in an artifact evaluation process. Authors who choose to participate can provide supplementary materials as artifacts (tools, applications, data sets, etc.) that will be reviewed solely for functional completeness (e.g., does provided code compile and run as expected?; do experimental results match expected results?, etc.). Participating authors will be allotted two additional pages in a separate Artifacts section of the proceedings to describe the nature and contents of the artifact package. Submission of artifacts packages will have no bearing on paper acceptance or publication. However, papers that have verified artifacts or data will be associated with badges in the conference program and proceedings. Two badges will be available: Artifact-Certified and Result-Certified. Upon submission, participating authors should indicate which badge(s) the committee should consider for the submission. Artifacts of interest include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Software, including implementations or simulations of systems or algorithms.
  • Data repositories, including, e.g., logging data, system traces, survey raw data.
  • Frameworks, including tools and services illustrating new approaches to pervasive computing systems and application development.
This list is not exhaustive; authors with questions about the suitability of an artifact should reach out to the artifact chair: Christian Krupitzer (christian.krupitzer@uni-hohenheim.de).


Registration is managed by the PerCom 2024 registration chair. More ...

Program Committee

  • Dr. Chelsea Dobbins (School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, The University of Queensland, Australia)
  • Prof. Dr. Tadashi Okoshi (Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University, Japan)
  • Prof. Dr. Klaus David (Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Chair for Communication Technology (ComTec), University of Kassel, Germany)
  • Prof. Dr. Kristof van Laerhoven (Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Siegen)
  • Assoc. Prof. Andrea Gaggioli (Department of Psychology, Catholic University of Milan)
  • Prof. Dr. habil. Björn W. Schuller (Chair of Complex and Intelligent Systems, University of Passau)
  • Dr. Ella Peltonen (Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, University of Oulu, Finland)
  • Assistant Prof. Dr. Damien Dupré (Department of Enterprise and Innovation Group Dublin City University, Ireland)
  • Prof. Midori Sugaya (Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Shibaura Institute of Technology (SIT), Japan
  • M. Sc. Judith S. Heinisch (Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Chair for Communication Technology (ComTec), University of Kassel, Germany)
  • Dr. Nan Gao (Department of Computer Science and Technology, Tsinghua University, China)
  • Assistant Prof. Dr. Benjamin Tag (Department of Human Centered Computing, Monash University, Australia)

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: November 17th, 2023
Paper notification: January 8th, 2024
Camera Ready Deadline: February 2nd, 2024

Submission Instructions

Template: IEEE Manuscript Templates for Conference Proceedings More..
Page limit: 6 pages
Submission: via EDAS.
All accepted submissions must be presented at the EmotionAware 2024 workshop.

PerCom 2024

The 2024 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom 2024), in Biarritz, France, March 11-15, 2024. More ...


Prof. Dr. Klaus David (Kassel University, Germany)
Prof. Dr. Tadashi Okoshi (Keio University, Japan)
Dr. Chelsea Dobbins (University of Queensland, Australia)
Judith Heinisch (Kassel University, Germany)

Past Events

EmotionAware 2017

EmotionAware 2018

EmotionAware 2019

EmotionAware 2020

EmotionAware 2021

EmotionAware 2022

EmotionAware 2023