Workshop on
Specification and Computation of Affect
in Collaborative and Social NETworks

Associated event of the
10th IFIP Conference of Virtual Enterprises

Thessaloniki, GREECE, 7-9 October 2009
Topics of Interest
Important Dates
Programme Committee
Workshop Chairs



Modern technologies provide an immense collection of channels for various types of communication and interaction: email, chat, SMS, web pages, wikis, social networking applications, and many others. In addition, they allow establishment of online groups and networks of people that can engage in collaborative task accomplishment, social interactions, education, game playing, business interactions etc. With the emergence of Web 2.0, Affective Computing and advanced HCI technologies the focus has been shifted towards the “soft” aspects of computing, grasping the social relations, emotions, mood and behaviour of people in the online environment, with the goal of providing unobtrusive and efficient computer-mediation for human-human interaction.
In an effort to confront the development of the envisaged collaborative and inclusive information society, this workshop aims to create synergy between different scientific fields and application domains under a common discussion umbrella, where novel ideas, technologies, methodologies and pilot frameworks will be exchanged and   success stories will be shared.


The topics include but are not limited to:
  • Affective Computing
  • Emotions in Collaborative Networks
  • Affective Computer-Mediated Human-Human Interaction
  • Emotion Recognition and Expression in Online Environments
  • Human-Computer Interaction for Collaboritve Networks
  • Formal Modeling of Affect, Emotions and Mood
  • Computation of Emotions in Online Interactions
  • Social Implications on Affect-Awareness in Online Environments   
  • Appraisal Processes of Affect
  • Application Areas of Affective Interaction (Collaborative Networks, Professional Virtual Environments, Collaborative Technology-Enhanced Education, Social Networks)
  • Ethical issues



- Acceptance notice: 31st July
- Camera ready submission: 15th August 09



Authors are invited to submit their research contributions or practical experience reports. The workshops provides its attendees with an opportunity to experience state-of-the-art research and development in a variety of topics directly and indirectly related to their own work, as well as, an opportunity to come up-to-date on important technological issues involved in the specification and/or computation of affect in collaborative and/or social networks.

The maximum length of the papers is 8 pages, including references. All papers must be written in English and formatted according to the LNCS style guidelines. The template can be found here.
All the papers should be prepared in pdf format and submitted on the follwing web site:

Each paper will be reviewed by at least two reviewers. The proceedings of the workshop, including all accepted papers will be published in the Pro-Ve'09 CD Proceedings. Extended versions of selected papers are planned to be submitted in a special issue of a related journal.   


Panagiotis Bamidis, Aristotle University, Greece
Joost Broekens, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
George Caridakis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Doug DeGroot, VP of Business Development, World Leaderz, USA
Jonathan Gratch, University of Southern California, USA
Kostas Karpouzis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Andrej Luneski, South-East European Research Centre-SEERC, Greece
Ilias Maglogiannis, Univeristy of the Aegean, Greece 
Roger K Moore, Univeristy of Sheffield, UK
Ana Vivas, CITY College – International Faculty of the University of Sheffield, Greece


Andrej Luneski
South East European Research Centre - SEERC
anluneski at

Panagiotis Bamidis
Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
bamidis at

Roger K. Moore
Spoken Language Processing, Speech and Hearing Research Group, University of Sheffield, UK
r.k.moore at



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