Journal Information
Advances in Human-Computer Interaction (AHCI)

Call For Papers
Advances in Human-Computer Interaction is an interdisciplinary journal that publishes theoretical and applied papers covering the broad spectrum of interactive systems. The journal is inherently interdisciplinary, publishing original research in the fields of computing, engineering, artificial intelligence, psychology, linguistics, and social and system organization, as applied to the design, implementation, application, analysis, and evaluation of interactive systems.

Subject areas covered by the journal include (but are not limited to):

    Human-computer interaction
    Interface design and universal design/access
    Predictive models and theories of interaction
    Adaptive and intelligent systems
    Speech, graphic, haptic, and multimodal interaction
    Natural language systems and methods
    Mobile, wearable, and ubiquitous computing systems
    Computer mediated communication methods and systems
    Virtual, mixed, and augmented reality interfaces and systems
    Agent-based interfaces and systems
    System and user evaluation studies
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2017-04-29
Special Issues
Special Issue on Affective Agents
Submission Date: 2017-07-28

Over the past few years, human-computer interaction has become a hot research topic in both academy and industry. The exponential advances in intelligent devices allow a growing development of new kinds of interactions, beyond the simple manipulation of (virtual or physical) objects. Agent technology is playing a key role for improving interactions: user interface personalization, profiling techniques, Markovian models for predicting user actions, detection of user emotions and movements, etc. Affective agents are a kind of intelligent agents that are able to detect and respond appropriately to the user’s emotions. Concretely, instead of predicting behavior according to given patterns of interaction, they also take the key role of emotions into account in the human-computer interaction process. Embodiments of these agents go from simple interfaces to animated avatars, toys, and robots. Affective agents therefore open new challenges for making computer-based devices more human-like and human-friendly. Research about affective agents goes beyond simply detecting the human user’s emotions: actually reasoning about the detected emotions and adapting behavior subsequently is even more challenging. These issues have generated a new open field, which, undoubtedly, will change the way in which interactions will be conceived in the very near future. In this special issue, we aim to provide an up-to-date overview of this booming research field, in order to increase knowledge and understanding of the many aspects and applications of affective agents. We seek high quality research articles showing theoretical or practical innovations, as well as deep analysis and benchmarking of existing approaches. Potential topics include but are not limited to the following: Affective agent architectures Psychological aspects of emotions for affective agents Reasoning about emotions in affective agents Affective agent applications Affective agents in a social network context Affective agents in the e-learning process Affective robots Affective toys Affective agent simulation Benchmarks of existing approaches Authors can submit their manuscripts through the Manuscript Tracking System at Manuscript Due Friday, 28 July 2017 First Round of Reviews Friday, 20 October 2017 Publication Date Friday, 15 December 2017
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2017-04-29
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