Call for Special Session: NGAC
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Call for Special Session: NGAC

Special Session: Next Generation of Affective Computing (NGAC)

Over the past few decades, there has been an exponential increase in the volume, velocity, and variety of multicultural big data generated from online platforms. This has led to growing challenges for artificial intelligence (AI) researchers to effectively extract hidden features for various intelligent systems including high-risk domains, such as medical diagnosis, financial loan applications, and autonomous driving. Most existing solutions to the big data are tailor-made for monolithic applications, that often lead to inaccurate performance when involved users come from different cultural backgrounds.

This timely special session aims to bring together world-leading cutting-edge research (from both academia and industry) on AI that can enhance the deeper understanding of psychological states and behaviors of people from diverse cultural backgrounds. This will require the insight from various computation techniques such as: Real-time multimodal acquisition/resolution/production/applications, Multi-media analysis, Multi-agent systems, Sparse data analytics, Data interpretability, Privacy preserving, Knowledge representation, Temporal reasoning, User modeling, Preference reasoning, and Optimization.

The core topics of this special section include but are not limited to:

  • Facial expression and gesture recognition and analysis
  • Speech recognition and analysis
  • Sentiment analysis
  • Emotion recognition and psychological analysis
  • Behavior engagement estimation
  • Mental health assessment

Submission guideline

The papers of this session will be printed in proceeding of main conference which will be published by IEEE and be available at the conference. Papers should be submitted through the online paper submission system:

Authors are invited to submit papers of up to 6 pages, written in English, in PDF format and compliant with the IEEE standard. The submissions will be peer-reviewed for originality and scientific quality. The latex template can be downloaded at:

Important dates

  • June 15, 2022  July 31, 2022 (Extended): Paper submission deadline (Deadline can be extended upon request)
  • July 30, 2022  September 06, 2022 (Extended): Notifications
  • September 24, 2022: Author registration

Session Organizers

  • Prarinya Siritanawan, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
  • Teeradaj Racharak, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
  • Konlakorn Wongpatikaseree, Mahidol University
  • Watanee Jearanaiwongkul, Asian Institute of Technology

PC Members (Tentative)

  • Haruyuki Kojima, Kanazawa University
  • Kazunori Kotani, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
  • Shinobu Hasegawa, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
  • Natthawut Kertkeidkachorn, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
  • Yuntao Wang, Osaka University
  • Tai Dinh, The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics
  • Karin Sumongkayothin, Mahidol University
  • Hung Viet Nguyen, Ho Chi Minh City of Education
  • Hai Tran, Ho Chi Minh City of Education, and NTT Institute of International Education