Special Issue "Ubiquitous Technologies for Emotion Recognition"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Computing and Artificial Intelligence".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2020

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Oresti Banos

Research Centre for Information and Communications Technology, University of Granada, Granada, Spain
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Interests: wearable and mobile computing, behaviour and context modelling, intelligent coaching systems
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Luis A. Castro

Sonora Institute of Technology (ITSON), Ciudad Obregon, Mexico
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Interests: human–computer interaction; ubiquitous and mobile computing; mobile sensing; context awareness; behaviour and context sensing
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Claudia Villalonga

Universidad Internacional de La Rioja, Logroño, Spain
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Interests: ontologies; semantics; context awareness; machine learning; artificial intelligence

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Emotions play a very important role in how we think and behave. As such, the emotions we feel every day can compel us to act and influence the decisions and plans we make about our lives. Being able to measure, analyze, and better comprehend how or why our emotions may change is thus of much relevance to understand human behavior and its consequences. Despite the great efforts made in the past in the study of human emotions, it is only now with the advent of wearable, mobile, and ubiquitous technologies that we can aim at sensing and recognizing emotions, continuously and in the wild. This Special Issue aims at bringing together the latest experiences, findings, and developments regarding ubiquitous sensing, modelling, and recognition of human emotions.

Original, high-quality contributions from both academia and industry are sought. Manuscripts submitted for review should not have been published elsewhere or be under review by other journals or peer-reviewed conferences.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Wearable, mobile, and ubiquitous emotion recognition systems
  • Algorithms and features for the recognition of emotional states from face, speech, body gestures, and physiological measures
  • Methods for multi-modal recognition of individual and group emotion
  • Benchmarking, datasets, and simulation tools that have been applied to study and/or support emotion recognition
  • Applications of emotion recognition including education, health care, entertainment, vehicle operation, social agents, and ambient intelligence

Prof. Dr. Oresti Banos
Prof. Dr. Luis A. Castro
Prof. Dr. Claudia Villalonga
Guest Editors

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  • emotion recognition
  • multi-modal sensing
  • wearable, mobile and ubiquitous computing
  • affective computing

Published Papers

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