Call for Special Sessions and Mini-Tutorials

2009 International Conference on

September 10-12, 2009 – Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Proposals due: March 15, 2009

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ACII 2009 invites proposals for special sessions and focused mini-tutorials highlighting foundations and important and novel directions of activity in Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction research.

Special Sessions of typically 90 minutes total time should comprise three to four invited presentations or consist of shorter contributions setting the floor for a concluding panel discussion. Organisers of a Special Session will be responsible for recruitment of contributions; the reviewing process; timely delivery of the selected papers; and the chairing of their special session.

Mini-Tutorials of 35-40 minutes will provide focused introductions into fundamental theories; methods and procedures; technologies; or applications domains of emerging affective computing and intelligent interaction. It is desirable to reach out across boundaries of disciplines and to those new to the area. The content of Mini-Tutorials should be summarised in written form following the guidelines for regular papers and provided according to the schedule given below for inclusion in the conference proceedings.

When submitting a proposal, please provide the following information:
  • The kind (i.e.: Special Session or Mini-Tutorial) and title of the proposed contribution to the programme of ACII;
  • The name(s)/affiliation(s)/contact info of the organiser(s) and their relevant prior experience;
  • A one-page abstract explaining the importance and purpose of the session, including target audience and any plans for follow-up activities after the conference;
  • For Special Sessions: a tentative list of speakers and the topics of their contributions.
Submit your proposal via email to:

Nadia Berthouze: n.berthouze(AT),
Yang Cai: ycai(AT),
and Paolo Petta: paolo.petta(AT)

Questions regarding Special Sessions and Mini-Tutorials may be directed
to the same addresses.

Important Dates

March 15, 2009: Proposals for Special Sessions and Mini-Tutorials due
April  6, 2009: Notifications of acceptance
July   1, 2009: Final camera-ready papers and Mini-Tutorial summaries due