Topics of interest

ESSEM aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners both from academy and industry. The workshop wants to take an active part in growing a new field in terms of multi-disciplinary research and to identify and investigate important open issues by cross-validating different approaches in emotion research. Therefore we encourage the submission of research papers from different areas: intelligent agents and multi/agent systems, natural language processing, affective computing, interactive multimodal systems semantic web. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • emotions in virtual agents
  • emotion-aware multi agent systems
  • subjectivity, sentiment and emotion detection in social & expressive media -
  • sentiment-based indexing, search and retrieval in social & expressive media
  • emotion models and ontologies of emotions
  • social simulation and emotions in cooperative MAS environments
  • emotions and regulation of agent interaction
  • emotions in cooperation and teamwork
  • role of emotions in agent negotiation
  • emotions in interactive entertainment (drama, storytelling, games, etc.)
  • emotions in embodiment
  • emotions and norms in agent societies
  • emotions in multimodal agent interaction
  • affective behavior
  • agency and affect in natural language
  • emotions in human-agent interaction and communication
  • emotions and models of reputation and trust
  • applications of sentiment analysis on social & expressive media


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Important Dates

  • Submission deadline:
    (moved to) February 20 2015
  • Notification of acceptance:
    March 10th, 2015
  • Early registration:
    March 20, 2015
  • Workshop Date:
    May 5, 2015

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Previous ESSEM workshop:

ESSEM@AI*IA2013, Turin, Italy