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ACM ToIT Affect and Interaction 2015 : ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (ToIT): Special Section on Affect and Interaction in Agent-based Systems and Social Media


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Submission Deadline Dec 15, 2015
Notification Due Mar 15, 2016
Final Version Due Jul 30, 2016
Categories    agents   affective computing   social media   sentiment analysis

Call For Papers

The deadline for the special issue of the ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (ACM ToIT) dedicated to Affect and Interaction in Agent-based Systems and Social Media has been extended to December 15th, 2015.


ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (TOIT)
Special Section on Affect and Interaction in Agent-based Systems and Social Media


Today’s Internet is evolving towards an open society of humans and computational entities, where social media and intelligent agent systems increasingly support the interaction and collaboration among and between users and computational components. In this scenario, affect can recognizably play a key role, with multi-faceted functions that span from creating and maintaining interpersonal relations, to establishing cooperation and trust for ensuring social cohesion. Artificial systems - independently of their role as actors or facilitators of these interactions - are more and more requested to model and integrate the affective component of the interaction, in order to face the challenges of implementing truly realistic social behaviors and of fostering the creation of natural and stable bonds with the users. This may involve to understand and reproduce human expressive capabilities, and possibly to account for affect-related phenomena (gathering sentiments, emotions, and moods) that engage the use of social abilities, such as empathy, and expressive means, such as irony.
The aim of this special section is to bring together leading research on computational models of affect-related phenomena in interactions occurring either in social media or agent-based systems, by attaining cross-fertilization between two relevant perspectives: on the one hand, research on agent architectures and cognitive models, which is concerned with the integration of affective states into agents; on the other hand, research on techniques for sentiment analysis and opinion mining, mainly focussing on processing of affective information in social media, where spontaneous, multi-faceted user responses about shared contents are expressed in natural language.
The possible integration, in terms of models and methods, between the two perspectives can open the way to: a) a fruitful combination of complementary aspects, such as affect-related phenomena expression and reception; b) the definition of sophisticated affect-aware agent interaction and decision making strategies; c) the development of a new generation of social and interactive applications that leverage the affective dimension to foster improved, spontaneous technology-mediated interactions, including human computer and human robot interactions.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

- Affective models and ontologies
- Affect and regulation of agent interactions in multi-agent systems
- Affect and decision making
- Affect and norms in agent societies
- Affect and models of reputation and trust
- Affect in cooperation, teamwork, negotiation
- Multimodal affect models for socially believable virtual agents
- Grounding affect in conversational context
- Affect-related phenomena in social media
- Affect-related phenomena in ironic expressions


Chloé Clavel, Institut-Mines-Telecom, Telecom-ParisTech, LTCI-CNRS, France
Rossana Damiano, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy
Viviana Patti, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy
Paolo Rosso, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain


Submissions: (moved to) December 15, 2015
First decisions: March 15th, 2016
Revisions: April 30th, 2016
Final decisions: June 30th, 2016
Final manuscripts: July 30th, 2016
Publication date: November 30th, 2016


Author guidelines for preparation of manuscript and submission instructions can be found at:

Please select “Special Section: Affect and Interaction in Agent-based Systems and Social Media” under Manuscript Type dropdown in the Manuscript Central website.


Please send any queries about this CfP to

ACM TOIT Editor-in-Chief

Munindar P. Singh
Department of Computer Science
North Carolina State University

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