International Workshop on Emotion Recognition

Saint Petersburg University, Saint Petersburg, Russia July 1-4 2019


Conference and workshop websites


Submission deadline

March 31, 2019


Topics: emotion recognition cognitive computing artificial intelligence   social robots

Emotion Recognition became a key scenario for Artificial Intelligence and Affective Computing, in particular human robot interaction, data mining systems, and social network analysis.
Various emotion-mining techniques can be exploited  for creating and automating personalized interfaces or subcomponent technology for larger systems, i.e. in business intelligence, affective tutoring and e-learning, social robots, and recommender systems.
Different from sentiment analysis, this approach works at a deeper level of abstraction, aiming at recognizing specific emotions and not only the positive/negative sentiment; in order to extract, manage and predict emotions in limited sets, based on novel models of emotions, or on well-accepted models.
The aim of the international workshop EMORE is to present, discuss and ideate new emotion recognition techniques in any AI-related task, bringing together researchers and practitioners for stimulating cooperation and cross-fertilization between different communities focused on research, development and applications of emotion recognition. Since the cooperation among disciplines, e.g. computer science, psychology, neurology, is of great interest and benefit for this research area, we particularly invite submissions with an interdisciplinary view and participation of authors.

The ACER-EMORE co-located workshop aims also to create a network of research for future events and publications on Affective Computing, as already established in the previous editions (EMORE2017@ICCSA Trieste, Italy; ACER2017@IEEE/ACM/WIC WI Leipzig, Germany with the special issue \93Emotional Machines: the next revolution\94 in the Web Intelligence Journal; . Aiming at this collaboration path, ACER-EMORE also welcomes papers on ongoing projects and PhD showcases, as well as applications, data sets, novel techniques, and multimodal or interdiscipinar approaches to emotion recognition.



Topics include, but are not limited to:

Important dates

November 27, 2018: ICCSA submission site opens for submissions

April 3, 2019: Deadline for paper submission to the EMORE Workshop through (please be sure to select the EMORE workshop in the list)
April 24, 2019: Notification of Acceptance. 
May 8, 2019: Early-bird Registration ends

May 8, 2019: Submission deadline for the final version of the Proceeding Papers

July 1-4, 2019: ICCSA 2019 Conference

Program Committee

EMORE Program committee:

Valentina Franzoni, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy (

Alfredo Milani, University of Perugia, Italy (

Giulio Biondi, University of Florence, Italy (

ICCSA program committee:


EMORE will be located at the 19th 
International Conference on Computational Science and Applications (ICCSA 2019), held at Saint Petersburg University, Saint Petersburg, Russia on July 1-4 2019. ICCSA 2019 is the next event in a series of highly successful International Conferences on Computational Science and Its Applications (ICCSA), previously held in: Melbourne, Australia (2018); Trieste, Italy (2017); Beijing, China (2016); Banff, Canada (2015); Guimaraes, Portugal (2014); Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (2013); Salvador de Bahia, Brazil (2012); Santander, Spain (2011); Fukuoka, Japan (2010); Suwon, Korea (2009); Perugia, Italy (2008); Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2007); Glasgow, UK (2006); Singapore (2005); Assisi, Italy (2004); Montreal, Canada (2003); and (as ICCS) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands  (2002); San Francisco, USA (2001). The first ICCSA conference was co-organized by C.J.K. Tan (UK) and M. Gavrilova (Calgary, Canada) in 2003.


Submission guidelines

Papers must be original contributions written in English and must be submitted through the 
ICCSA Electronic Submission site ( as:

\B7        Full Paper (10-16 pages)

\B7        Short Paper (7-9 pages)

Please upload all submissions in LNCS format. Once in the ICCSA Electronic Submission site, you will find a button to submit a new abstract. After the form for personal info, there is bottom-right a dropdown menu where you must select \93International workshop on Affective Computing and Emotion Recognition (ACER-EMORE)\94 (IMPORTANT!). After submitting the abstract, you should enter again to submit your paper.

To ensure high quality, submitted papers will be carefully peer-reviewed by at least 3 PC members based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition. Papers on applications, case studies, and data sets are welcome, as well as master/PhD thesis showcases. Each paper must be original and unpublished work, not submitted for publication elsewhere (copyright problems fall entirely under responsibility of the authors).

Submission of a paper should be regarded as an undertaking that, if the paper is accepted, at least one of the authors should register and present orally the paper in the conference. Failure to do so shall lead to exclusion of the paper for the proceedings.

Detailed instructions for submission can be found in the ICCSA page of Instructions for Authors. Questions on topics of the submission can be sent to the scientific program committee. Any further question on technical aspects of submission, or inquiry for technical problems can be sent to Osvaldo Gervasi. Please note that the Electronic Submission Site has a separate login access with respect to the registration to the conference.

Publication of proceedings


EMORE 2019 proceedings will appear in the Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series for ICCSA 2019 (indexed, among others, in Scopus).

And authors of selected papers will be invited toparticipate to future events, if they like.




The 19th International Conference on Computational Science and Applications (ICCSA 2019), including the ACER-EMORE workshop, will be held on July 1-4, 2019 in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Saint Petersburg is an awesome city: in the days of the conference you can visit the city and gain happiness from its beautiful architectures, be surprised by Art and History, or experience emotions that you may recognize as positive.

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