Call For Papers

The 1st workshop on Ubiquitous Emotion Recognition with Multimodal Mobile Interfaces (UERMMI 2018) is organized at Ubicomp 2018 to gather researchers on Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCI), affective computing, psychology, and in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) who are interested in recognizing emotions with mobile devices through the fusion of multiple modalities. This workshop will leverage ubiquitous devices (e.g., brain, face, thermal, and other physiological sensors and data) to decode emotion for multimodal interaction and expose their work to researchers who use other measurement tools (e.g. eye tracking). The workshop aims to address questions specifically on multimodal emotion recognition not directly related to mood.

Topics Of Interest Include But Are Not Limited To:

  • Inter-correlations between ubiquitous multimodal data as it relates to emotion recognition
  • Leveraging ubiquitous devices to create reliable multimodal applications for emotion recognition
  • Facilitation and collection of ubiquitous multimodal data for emotion recognition
  • Investigation into the challenges associated with these topics

NOTE: Topics that explore mental and digital health are not topics of interest for this workshop

Applications Include But Are Not Limited To:

  • Quantified-Self and Self-regulation
  • Engagement Measurement
  • Lie Detection
  • Smart human-machine interfaces
  • Intelligent transportation systems
  • Video games
  • Immersed Virtual Experiences

Workshop Details:
The workshop will be open and take place over 1 day, including two sessions of invited talks, and two interactive break-out sessions for discussions and brainstorming the future of ubiquitous emotion recognition.

Paper Submission:
Workshop candidates are invited to submit a position paper of 4 pages in the SIGCHI Extended Abstract format (non-anonymous). Submissions should be sent, in PDF format, to with “UERMMI 2018 submission” as email subject. Submissions will be evaluated based on originality, clarity, and relevance to the theme of the workshop. All accepted papers will be included in the ACM Digital Library as part of the UbiComp conference supplemental proceedings.