Special Issue "Socio-Cognitive and Affective Computing"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2018).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: pattern recognition; human–computer interaction; affective computing; computer vision; multi-sensor fusion
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Interests: computer vision; emotion detection
Interests: virtual and augmented reality; ubiquitous and pervasive computing; context-aware computing
Social cognition focuses on how people process, store, and apply information about other people and social situations. It focuses on the role that cognitive processes play in our social interactions. On the other hand, the term cognitive computing is generally used to refer to new hardware and/or software that mimics the functioning of the human brain and helps to improve human decision-making. In this sense, it is a type of computing with the goal of discovering more accurate models of how the human brain/mind senses, reasons, and responds to stimuli.
Thus, Socio-Cognitive Computing should be understood as a set of theoretical interdisciplinary frameworks, methodologies, methods and hardware/software tools to model how the human brain mediates social interactions. In addition, Affective Computing is the study and development of systems and devices that can recognize, interpret, process, and simulate human affects, a fundamental aspect of socio-cognitive neuroscience. It is an interdisciplinary field spanning computer science, electrical engineering, psychology, and cognitive science.
Moreover, Physiological Computing is a category of technology in which electrophysiological data recorded directly from human activity are used to interface with a computing device. This technology becomes even more relevant when computing can be integrated pervasively in everyday life environments. Thus, Socio-Cognitive and Affective Computing systems should be able to adapt their behavior according to the Physiological Computing paradigm.
This Special Issue on “Socio-Cognitive and Affective Computing” aims at integrating these various albeit complementary fields. Proposals from researchers who use signals from the brain and/or body to infer people’s intentions and psychological state in smart computing systems are welcome. Designing this kind of systems requires combining knowledge and methods of ubiquitous and pervasive computing, as well as physiological data measurement and processing, with those of socio-cognitive and affective computing. Papers with a special focus on multidisciplinary approaches and multimodality are especially welcome.
Topics of interest include (but are not restricted to):
Virtual and Augmented Reality
Ubiquitous and Pervasive Computing
Context Aware Computing
Ambient Assisted Living
Biofeedback and Neurofeedback Systems
Eye Movements, Gaze Monitoring and Eye Blink Activity
Applications and Case Studies
Prof. Dr. Antonio Fernández-Caballero
Dr. María Teresa López
Dr. Pascual González
Dr. Elena Navarro
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