EMORE@ICCSA2017: International Workshop on Emotion Recognition

University of Trieste Italy, @ICCSA 2017

Trieste, Italy, July 3-6, 2017


Conference and workshop websites

ICCSA: http://www.iccsa.org/;    EMORE: http://dmi.unipg.it/emore

Submission deadline

April 17, 2017


Topics: emotion recognition cognitive computing artificial intelligence   social robots

Emotion Recognition became a key scenario for artificial intelligence and data mining systems, as well as for 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, recommender systems, social robots.
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 e.g., the Ekman and Plutchik 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.

EMORE is a preliminar discussion forum for ACER (workshop on Affective Computing and Emotion Recognition at IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence), and future events where the authors are also invited to submit novel researches on Affective Computing. Aiming at this collaboration path, 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:

·        Semantic Emotion Recognition, Natural Language Processing, Emotion extraction from text;

·        Facial emotion recognition, emotion recognition using visual features, gesture recognition;

·        Emotional states associated with music, audio or speech sources;

·        Emotion extraction from Brain Interfaces, EMG sensors, motion sensors;

·        Applications of emotion recognition to business intellligence and marketing strategies;

·        Applications of emotion recognition to government intelligence;

·        Applications of emotion recognition to intelligent interfaces;

·        Applications of emotion recognition to social robots and syntetic interfaces;

·        Emotions in the crowds and in social networks, link prediction;

·        Emotions ontologies, measures for emotions, emotion process mining;

·        Models of emotions, data sets for emotion recognition.

Important dates

January 18, 2017
: Preliminar discussion opens, preliminar version of the paper can be sent through Easychair

February 28, 2017: Preliminary discussion ends, the ICCSA submission site opens

April 17, 2017: Deadline for paper submission to the EMORE Workshop through http://ess.iccsa.org (please be sure to select the EMORE workshop in the list)
April 28, 2017: Notification of Acceptance. 
May 15, 2017: Early-bird Registration ends. 
May 15, 2017: Submission deadline for the final version of the Papers 
July 3-6, 2017: ICCSA 2017 Conference

Program Committee

EMORE Program committee:

Valentina Franzoni, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy (franzoni@dis.uniroma1.it)

Alfredo Milani, University of Perugia, Italy (milani@unipg.it - KITlab research group)

Daniele Nardi, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Roberto Basili, University of Roma, Tor Vergata, Italy

Jordi Vallverdú, Barcelona University Autonoma, Spain

ICCSA program committee:



EMORE will be located at the 17th 
International Conference on Computational Science and Applications (ICCSA 2017), held on 3-6 July 2017 in Trieste, Italy in collaboration with the University of Trieste, Italy.

ICCSA 2017 is the next event in a series of highly successful International Conferences on Computational Science and Its Applications (ICCSA), previously held in: 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 (ess.iccsa.org) as:

·        Full Paper (10-16 pages)

·        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 “International workshop on Emotion Recognition (EMORE)(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 2017 proceedings will appear in the Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series for ICCSA 2017 (indexed, among others, in Scopus).

Best papers will be invited for extended/further versions to be presented at IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence, and authors of selected papers will be invited toparticipate to future events, if they like.




The 17th International Conference on Computational Science and Applications (ICCSA 2017), including the EMORE workshop, will be held on July 3-6, 2017 in Trieste, Italy.

Trieste is a beautiful city: in the days of the conference you can visit the city and gain happiness from its beautiful landscapes and architectures, be surprised by Nature or History, or experience emotions that you may recognize as positive.

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