EmotionAware 2021


5th Workshop on emotion awareness for pervasive computing
beyond traditional approaches

In conjunction with 2021 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom 2021), March 22-26, 2021, in Kassel, Germany.

Technical Program


PerCom 2021 will be virtual

In the light of the international situation around the CoVID-19 pandemic, the PerCom General Chairs and Steering Committee have decided that PerCom 2021 will be virtual (synchronous zoom meeting). Information on the status will be updated on the PerCom Website very soon (PerCom2021). While all of us were hoping for an on-site PerCom in Kassel, with the experience collected during last years event, we are confident to turn PerCom 2021 into an exciting and successful event.

Topics

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 proposed 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’.

Attending

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Program Committee

  • Dr. Chelsea Dobbins (University of Queensland, Australia)
  • Prof. Dr. Klaus David (Chair for Communication Technology (ComTec), University of Kassel, Germany)
  • Prof. Bernd Radig (Technical University of Munich, Germany)
  • Prof. Dr. Tadashi Okoshi (Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University, Japan)
  • Prof. Dr. Sandra Ohly (Business Psychology Group, University of Kassel, Germany)
  • M. Sc. Judith Heinisch (Chair for Communication Technology (ComTec), University of Kassel, Germany)
  • Prof. Midori Sugaya (Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Shibaura Institute of Technology (SIT), Japan)
  • Prof. Dr. Joyce Westerink (Chair of Wellbeing and Psychophysiology in the Human Technology Interaction, TU Eindhoven, Netherlands)
  • Dr. Ella Peltonen (University of Oulu, Finland)

Important Dates

Workshop paper submissions:
Extended to December 9, 2020
Paper notifications: January 5, 2021
Camera ready: February 5, 2021

Submission Instructions

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Page limit: 6 pages
Submission: via EDAS.
All accepted submissions must be presented at the EmotionAware 2021 workshop.

PerCom 2021

The 2021 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom 2021), March 22-26, 2021, in Kassel, Germany. More ...

Organizers

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

Past Events

EmotionAware 2017

EmotionAware 2018

EmotionAware 2019

EmotionAware 2020