Technical Programme

Preliminary program available for download here.




Registration  (all day)

09:00 – 9:45

Opening Session by Rosalind Picard, MIT Media Lab, USA (Auditorium 2)

Chair: Roddy Cowie

9:45- 10:10

Coffee Break

10:10 – 12:40


Tutorial 1. Computational Models of Emotion: Designs and Evaluation (Auditorium 3)

Tutorial 2. Autism and Affective-Social Computing (Room 2)

Tutorial 3. Hot Topics in Affective Interaction: an introduction (Room 1)

12:40 – 14:00

Lunch break (free)

14:00 – 15:00

Keynote Talk I – Klaus Scherer, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Title: “Emotion in Social Interaction: Functions and Dysfunctions” (Auditorium 2)

Chair: Jonathan Gratch

15:00– 16:10

Parallel Sessions

Session 1a: Computational Models of Emotion and Theoretical Foundations (Auditorium 3)

Chair: Paolo Petta

1)       Enthusiasm and its contagion: nature and function

Isabella Poggi

2)       Learning to Interact with the Caretaker: A Developmental Approach

Antoine Hiolle, Lola Cañamero and Arnaud J. Blanchard

3)       Designing An Emotional and Attentive Virtual Infant

Christopher Peters


Session 1b: Affective Sound and Music Processing (Room 1)

Chair: Tanja Bänziger

1)       User-Centered Control of Audio and Visual Expressive Feedback by Full-Body Movements

Ginevra Castellano, Roberto Bresin, Antonio Camurri, Gualtiero Volpe

2)       Towards Affective-Psychophysiological Foundations for Music Production

António Pedro Oliveira and Amílcar Cardoso

3)       Sound design for affective interaction

Anna DeWitt and Roberto Bresin


Session 1c: Affective Body Expression and Recognition (Room 2)

Chair: Stefanos Kolias

1)       Recognizing Affective Dimensions from Body Posture

Andrea Kleinsmith and Nadia Bianchi-Berthouze

2)       Detecting affect from non-stylised body motions

Daniel Bernhardt and Peter Robinson

3)       Person or Puppet? The role of Stimulus Realism in Attributing Emotion to Static Body Postures

Marco Pasch and Ronald Poppe


16:10 – 16:30

Coffee Break

17:00 – 18:15

Parallel Sessions

Session 2a: Computational Models of Emotion and Theoretical Foundations (Auditorium 3)

Chair: Foriella de Rosis

1)       Basing artificial emotion on process and resource management

Stefan Rank and Paolo Petta

2)       Rational Agents that Blush

Paolo Turrini, John-Jules Ch. Meyer, Cristiano Castelfranchi

3)       Wishful Thinking Revision

César F. Pimentel and Maria R. Cravo

4)       Affective adaptation of synthetic social behaviour (S)

Pablo Lucas dos Anjos, Ruth Aylett, Alison Cawsey


Session 2b: Recognising Affect using physiological Measures (Room 1)

Chair: Elisabeth André

1)       Entertainment Modeling in Physical Play through Physiology beyond Heart-Rate

Georgios N. Yannakakis and John Hallam

2)       Comprehension of Users’ Subjective Interaction States during their Interaction with an Artificial Agent by Means of Heart Rate Variability Index

Takanori Komatsu, Sho’ichiro Ohtsuka, Kazuhiro Ueda, and Takashi Komeda

3)       Facial Activation Control Effect (FACE)

Toni Vanhala and Veikko Surakka


Session 2c: Affective Databases, Annotations and Tools (Room 2)

Chair: Nick Campbell

1)       What should a generic emotion markup language be able to represent?

Marc Schroder, Laurence Devillers, Kostas Karpouzis, Jean-Claude Martin, Catherine Pelachaud, Christian Peter, Hannes Pirker, Bjorn Schuller, Jianhua Tao, and Ian Wilson

2)       Towards Knowledge-Based Affective Interaction: Situational Interpretation of Affect

Abdul Rehman Abbasi, Takeaki Uno, Matthew N. Dailey, and Nitin V. Afzulpurkar

3)       Collection and Annotation of a Corpus of Human-Human Multimodal Interactions: Emotion and Others Anthropomorphic Characteristics

Zara Aurélie, Valérie Maffiolo, Jean-Claude Martin, Laurence Devillers


19:30 – 20:30

Welcome Reception (Lisbon Town Hall)

13.Sep. 2007



Registration (all day)

09:00 – 10:00

Keynote Talk II – William Gaver, Goldsmiths College, UK

Title: “Avoiding Affective Automation” (Auditorium 2)

Chair: Kristina Höök

10:00 – 10:20

Coffee Break

10:20 – 11:50

Parallel Sessions

Session 3a: Affective Facial Expression and Recognition (Auditorium 3)

Chair: Rana el Kalyoubi

1)       Reconstruction and Recognition of Occluded Facial Expressions using PCA

Howard Towner and Mel Slater

2)       Expressive Face Animation Synthesis based on Dynamic Mapping Method

Panrong Yin, Liyue Zhao, Lixing Huang, Jianhua Tao

3)       Model of Facial Expressions Management for an Embodied Conversational Agent

Radoslaw Niewiadomski and Catherine Pelachaud

4)       Facial Expression Synthesis using PAD Emotional Parameters for a Chinese Expressive Avatar

Shen Zhang,, Zhiyong Wu, Helen M. Meng, and Lianhong Cai


Session 3b: Affective Interactions: Systems and Applications (Room 1)

Chair: Ruth Aylett

1)       Explanatory Style for Socially Interactive Agents

Sejin Oh, Jonathan Gratch and Woontack Woo

2)       Expression of Emotions in Virtual Humans using Lights, Shadows, Composition and Filters

Celso de Melo, Ana Paiva

3)       Pogany: A Tangible Cephalomorphic Interface for Expressive Facial Animation

Christian Jacquemin

4)       Stoop to Conquer: Posture and affect interact to influence computer users’ persistence

Hyung-il Ahn, Alea Teeters, Andrew Wang, Cynthia Breazeal, and Rosalind Picard


Doctoral Consortium (Room 2)

11:50 – 13:00

Lunch Break (in Centro de Arte Moderna)

13:00 – 14:00

Keynote Talk III - Ursula Hess

Title:Faces and Emotions: Why the same expression may not mean the same when shown on different faces” (Auditorium 2)

Chair: Rosalind Picard

14:00 – 15:40

Parallel Sessions

Session 4a: Affective Speech Processing (Auditorium 3)

Chair: Jianhua Tao

1)       A systematic comparison of different HMM designs for emotion recognition from acted and spontaneous speech

Johannes Wagner, Thurid Vogt, Elisabeth André

2)       On the Necessity and Feasibility of Detecting a Driver’s Emotional State While Driving

Michael Grimm, Kristian Kroschel, Helen Harris, Clifford Nass, Bjorn Schuller, Gerhard Rigoll, and Tobias Moosmayr

3)       Frame vs. Turn-Level: Emotion Recognition from Speech Considering Static and Dynamic Processing

Bogdan Vlasenko, Bjorn Schuller, Andreas Wendemuth, Gerhard Rigoll

4)       Characterizing Emotion In the Soundtrack of an Animated Film: Credible or Incredible?

Noam Amir, Rachel Cohen


Session 4b: Evaluating Affective Systems (Room 1)

Chair: Ellen Douglas-Cowie

1)       Children’s Emotional Interpretation of Synthetic Character Interactions

Lynne Hall, Sarah Woods, Marc Hall, Dieter Wolke

2)       Visual femininity and masculinity in synthetic characters & patterns of Affect

Agneta Gulz, Felix Ahlner, and Magnus Haake

3)       The Dynamics of Affective Transitions in Simulation Problem-Solving Environments

Ryan S.J.d. Baker, Ma. Mercedes T. Rodrigo, Ulises E. Xolocotzin

4)       Investigating Human Tutor Responses to Student Uncertainty for Adaptive System Development

Kate Forbes-Riley and Diane Litman

5)       Generalized ”Stigma”: Evidence for Devaluation-by-inhibition (S)

Haotian Zhou, Lulu Wan, Xiaolan Fu


Doctoral Consortium (Room 2)

15:50 – 16:10

Coffee Break

16:10 – 17:00

Parallel Sessions

Session 5a: Affective Databases, Annotations and Tools (Auditorium 2)

Chair: Rui Prada

1)       Using Actor Portrayals to Systematically Study Multimodal Emotion Expression: The GEMEP Corpus

Tanja Bänziger and Klaus R. Scherer

2)       The HUMAINE Database: addressing the collection & annotation of naturalistic & induced emotional data

Ellen Douglas-Cowie, Roddy Cowie, Ian Sneddon, Cate Cox, Orla Lowry, Margaret McRorie, Jean-Claude Martin, Laurence Devillers, Sarkis Abrilian, Anton Batliner, Noam Amir, Kostas Karpouzis


Session 5b: Affective Interactions: Systems and Applications (Auditorium 3)

Chair: Marc Cavazza

1)       SuperDreamCity: An Immersive Virtual Reality Experience that Responds to Electrodermal Activity

Doron Friedman, Kana Suji, and Mel Slater

2)       Video Affective Content Representation and Recognition Using Video Affective Tree and Hidden Markov Models

Kai Sun, Junqing Yu


Session 5c: Affective Speech Processing (Room 1)

Chair: Roger Moore

1)       Time- and Amplitude-Based Voice Source Correlates of Emotional Portrayals

Irena Yanushevskaya, Michelle Tooher, Christer Gobl, Ailbhe Chasaide

2)       Temporal organization in listeners’ perception of the speakers’ emotions and characteristics: A way to improve the automatic recognition of emotion-related states in human voice

Valérie Maffiolo, Noel Chateau, Gilles Le Chenadec



HUMAINE Association General Assembly (Auditorium 2)

19:00 – 22:30

Banquet in Lisbon Castle (Castelo de São Jorge)

14.Sep. 2007


9:00 – 10:00

Keynote Talk  IV – Cristiano Castelfranchi, ISTC-CNR, Italy

Title: The Mental Ground of (Complex) Emotions and its Impact on Affective Interaction” (Auditorium 2)

Chair: Lola Cañamero

10:00 – 10:20

Coffee Break

10:20 – 12:00

Demos & Posters (Rooms 2 & 3)

12:00 – 13:00

Lunch Break  (in the gardens) and Affective Computing Installations

13:00 – 14:50

Parallel Sessions

Session 6a: Affective Text and Dialogue Processing (Auditorium 2)

Chair: Oliviero Stock

1)       You are sooo cool, Valentina!’ Recognizing social attitude in speech-based dialogues with an ECA

Fiorella de Rosis, Anton Batliner, Nicole Novielli, Stefan Steidl

2)       Assessing Sentiment of Text by Semantic Dependency and Contextual Valence Analysis

Mostafa Al Masum Shaikh, Helmut Prendinger, and Ishizuka Mitsuru

3)       How Rude are You?: Evaluating Politeness and Affect in Interaction

Swati Gupta, Marilyn A. Walker, Daniela M. Romano

4)       Textual Affect Sensing for Sociable and Expressive Online Communication

Alena Neviarouskaya, Helmut Prendinger, Mitsuru Ishizuka


Session 6b: Computational Models of Emotion and Theoretical Foundations (Auditorium 3)

Chair: Stacy Marsella

1)       The benefits of surprise in dynamic environments: from theory to practice

Emiliano Lorini and Michele Piunti

2)       Modulatory Influence of Motivations on a Schema-Based Architecture: a Simulative Study

Giovanni Pezzulo and Gianguglielmo Calvi

3)       A Bottom-Up Investigation of Emotional Modulation in Competitive Scenarios

Lola Cañamero and Orlando Avila-García

4)       An Empathic Rational Dialog Agent

Magalie Ochs, Catherine Pelachaud, and David Sadek


Session 6c: Affective Interactions: Systems and Applications (Room 1)

Chair: Antonio Camurri

1)       I Know What I Did Last Summer: Autobiographic Memory in Synthetic Characters

João Dias, Wan Ching Ho, Thurid Vogt, Nathalie Beeckman, Ana Paiva, Elisabeth André

2)       Interactive Storytelling with Literary Feelings

David Pizzi, Fred Charles, Jean-Luc Lugrin, Marc Cavazza

3)       Hypothesis from Implicit Learning Early Prediction of Student Frustration

Scott W. McQuiggan, Sunyoung Lee, and James C. Lester

4)       Creative industrial design and computer-based image retrieval: The role of aesthetics and affect

S.J. Westerman, S. Kaur, C. Dukes, & J. Blomfield


14:50 – 15:30

Coffee Break

15:30 – 16:40

Parallel Sessions

Session 7a: Recognising Affect using physiological Measures (Auditorium 2)

Chair: Marc Shröder

1)       Music, Heart Rate, and Emotions in the Context of Stimulating Technologies

Jenni Anttonen, Veikko Surakka

2)       A Multi-Method Approach to the Assessment of Web Page Designs

S.J. Westerman, E.J. Sutherland, L. Robinson, H. Powell, & G.Tuck


Session 7b: Affective Text and Dialogue Processing (Auditorium 3)

Chair: Helmut Prendinger

1)       Lexical Affect Sensing: Are Affect Dictionaries Necessary to Analyze Affect?

Alexander Osherenko, Elisabeth André

2)       Affective Text Variation and Animation for Dynamic Advertisement

Carlo Strapparava, Alessandro Valitutti, and Oliviero Stock


Session 7c: Affective Body Expression and Recognition (Room 1)

Chair: Catherine Pelachaud

1)       Recognising Human Emotions from Body Movement and Gesture Dynamics

Ginevra Castellano, Santiago D. Villalba, and Antonio Camurri

2)       Motion Capture and Emotion: Affect Detection in whole body Movement  (S)

Elizabeth Crane and Melissa Gross

3)       Does body movement engage you more in digital game play? And Why?

Nadia Bianchi-Berthouze, Whan Woong Kim, Darshak Patel


16:40 – 17:30

Panel Session – “The Future of ACII” (Auditorium 2)

17:30 – 18:00

Closing Ceremony (Auditorium 2)