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Special Session
Special Session on
Emotions and Affective Agents
 - EAA 2024

24 - 26 February, 2024 - Rome, Italy

Within the 16th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - ICAART 2024


Emilio Vivancos
Universitat Politecnica de Valencia

Brief Bio
Emilio Vivancos holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Universitat Politècnica de València (Valencia - Spain), 2004. He received a Best Ph.D. Award. Consejo Social Universidad Politécnica de Valencia. He is an Associate Professor at Department of Information Systems and Computation at Universitat Politècnica de València. He is member of the GTI Research Group and member of the Spanish (AEPIA) Association for Artificial Intelligence. His research areas include Artificial Intelligence, Multi-agent Systems, and Affective Computing.
Joaquin Taverner
Universitat Politècnica de València

Brief Bio
Joaquin Taverner received the PhD degree in Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence) from the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) in 2022. He is a pos-doctoral researcher in Computer Science at VRAIN, UPV, Spain. His main research interests include multi-agent systems, computational argumentation, and affective computing.


The "Emotion and Affective Agents" ICAART Special Session aims to bring together researchers, practitioners, and experts in the fields of artificial intelligence, psychology, computer science, and human-computer interaction to explore the multifaceted realm of emotions and their integration into intelligent systems. This session will explore cutting-edge topics such as emotion recognition, affective computing, the design and development of affective agents, and their application in various domains including healthcare, gaming, education, and more. Articles examining the latest advancements, challenges, and ethical considerations in understanding and modeling human emotions for computational applications are welcome. This session will provide a platform for attendees to gain insights, exchange ideas, and collectively shape the future of affective computation.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Affective Agents
  • Affective Computing
  • Computational Cognitive Modelling
  • Emotion Recognition
  • Emotions
  • Human-Computer Emotional Interaction
  • Sentiment Analysis


Paper Submission: December 21, 2023
Authors Notification: January 9, 2024
Camera Ready and Registration: January 17, 2024


Vicente Botti, Valencian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence (VRAIN), Spain
Isabel Neto, NESC-ID & Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Juan Carlos Nieves, Umeå University, Sweden
Paolo Rosso, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain

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Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines.
Papers must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system using the appropriated button on this page.


After thorough reviewing by the special session program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on digital support - and submitted for indexation by SCOPUS, Google Scholar, DBLP, Semantic Scholar, EI and Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library


ICAART Special Sessions - EAA 2024