A British HCI Group one-day meeting in conjunction with University College London


Special Guest Speakers

Rosalind Picard, MIT Media Labs.

Aaron Sloman, The University of Birmingham.

Michael Muller, Lotus Development Corporation

Saturday 10th April 1999

The Lewis lecture theatre, the Windeyer Building

University College London


9.30 - 10.30 Registration and coffee

10.30 - 11.30

Rosalind Picard

MIT Media Laboratory

"Toward interfaces that recognise and respond to a user's emotional expression"

11.30 Coffee

12.00 - 12.30

Aaron Sloman

University of Birmingham

"Why can't a goldfish long for its mother? Architectural prerequisites for various types of emotions"

12.30 - 1.00

Michael Muller

Lotus Development Corporation

"Dimensional analysis of awareness technologies: reducing risks for non-consensual computer users"

1.00 Lunch

2.00 - 3.00 Short position papers

Kim Binsted, Sony Computer Science Lab, Tokyo, "Emotionally responsive systems".

Antonio Camurri and Gualtiero Volpe, University of Genova, Italy, "A goal directed rational component for emotional agents"

Zippora Arzi-Gonczarowski, Typographics, Ltd., Jerusalem, "ISAAC: a mathematical categorical integrated schema for affective artificial cognition"

3.00 Tea

3.30 - 4.30 Short position papers

Veikko, Surakka, University of Tampere, Finland, "Facial emotions and affective computing"

Gillian Wilson, University College London, "The relationship between media quality and user cost in networked multimedia applications"

Iain, Murray, University of Dundee, "Affect in synthetic speech"

4.30 - 5.00 Concluding discussion: a research agenda for affective computing

All the abstracts submitted to the meeting will be included in the delegate pack, including some which we were not able to include in the spoken programme. These are:

Frank E. Ritter, Roman V. Belavkin, and David G. Elliman, University of Nottingham, "Towards including simple emotions in a cognitive architecture in order to fit behaviour better"

Mark-Alexander Sujan, Universitaet Karlsruhe, "Activity theory as a framework for considering affect in the design"

G.Ghinea, J.P.Thomas, University of Reading, "Subjectivity and Emotion in Quality of Perception"

Claire Dormann, Denmark Technical University, "Emotion in customer interface, creating a hedonic shopping experience"

Sam Brown, University of Dundee, "The Virtual Helpdesk Adviser: automating people skills in HCI"

Aims of meeting

What part does emotion play in human cognition and communication? How may it enhance human-computer interaction in the future? The main purpose of the meeting is to gather together researchers interested in these and related questions to discuss a research agenda. The meeting will allow the sharing of perspectives by speakers at the forefront of different relevant research areas.

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Getting there

For the Windeyer building the nearest tube stations are Goodge St. (Northern Line) or Warren St. (Victoria and Northern) or Gt. Portland St. (Circle and District, Hammersmith and City). See the general area map and detailed site map . To find out how to reach UCL on public transport see here

The cost

The standard fee is 75 (Students 20; British HCI Group members 45). This includes lunch and refreshments, registration and printed copies of the abstracts.

To register: please send a cheque made payable to "University College London" and full contact details TO ARRIVE BY 26 MARCH* to:

Gillian Wilson
Department of Computer Science
University College London
Gower Street
London WC1E 6BT
Tel: 0171 419 3462
Fax: 0171 387 1397

* We are sorry but University College is closed from the 29th March to 7th April. There is plenty of space and it will be possible to register on the day. It would be very helpful if delegates intending to register on the day would let us know by email so that sufficient refreshments and printed material can be prepared. Receipts will be issued on the day (this will also apply to postal registrations received after 26 March).


Programme committee:

Alison Crerar, Napier University.

Angela Sasse, University College London.

Andrew Monk, University of York