Emotion, cognition, and affective computing.
21st - 24th March 2001
In recent years there has been much diverse work
which explores the use of computing in ways which involve human
emotion. This area is commonly referred to as affective
computing. This includes work on the use of emotions in
human-computer interaction, AI and agent architecures which are
inspired by the mechanisms of emotion, the use of emotion in
computer-mediated communication, the study of human emotion through
computers and philosophical issues concerning, for example, the extent
to which it is meaningful to talk about emotion in computational
Much work has been done in these areas in recent years, and we feel
that this symposium will present an opportunity to bring together and
consolidate these ideas, and raise questions about future directions
for this area of study.
Colin G. Johnson.
University of Kent at Canterbury.
Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NX, England.
- Yasmine Arafa, Imperial College.
- Sam Brown, University of Dundee.
- Colin Johnson, University of Kent (committee chair).
- Gareth Jones, University of Exeter.
- Brian Logan, University of Nottingham.
- Iain Murray, University of Dundee.
- Robert Ward, University of Huddersfield.
- The use of emotions in human-computer interaction. Examples
include creating systems which respond in an emotionally-aware
way to the user, systems which modify their behaviour in response
to affective cues, et cetera.
- Emotions in computer-mediated communication. Examples include how
emotion might be added to virtual environments, the effect of
affect on computer-mediated learning environments or collaborative
- Emotional models in computing. Examples include attempts to add
emotions to AI-systems, attempts to simulate emotions in
computers, systems that are inspired by the physiological
basis of emotion, studies which aim to understand the role
that affective processes play in reasoning, and computational
slants on theories of emotion.
- Studying human emotion though computers. In particular studies
which use computer simulation to understand affective processes.
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