Emotion-Oriented Systems

The Humaine Handbook

  • Roddy Cowie
  • Catherine Pelachaud
  • Paolo Petta

Part of the Cognitive Technologies book series (COGTECH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. “Theories and Models” of Emotion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Roddy Cowie, Naomi Sussman, Aaron Ben-Ze’ev
      Pages 9-30
    3. Claudia Marinetti, Penny Moore, Pablo Lucas, Brian Parkinson
      Pages 31-46
    4. Etienne B. Roesch, Nienke Korsten, Nickolaos F. Fragopanagos, John G. Taylor, Didier Grandjean, David Sander
      Pages 47-62
  3. Signals to Signs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Anton Batliner, Björn Schuller, Dino Seppi, Stefan Steidl, Laurence Devillers, Laurence Vidrascu et al.
      Pages 71-99
    3. Maja Pantic, George Caridakis
      Pages 101-114
    4. Maja Pantic, George Caridakis, Elisabeth André, Jonghwa Kim, Kostas Karpouzis, Stefanos Kollias
      Pages 115-132
  4. Data and Databases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. Ellen Douglas-Cowie
      Pages 163-166
    3. Roddy Cowie, Ellen Douglas-Cowie, Ian Sneddon, Anton Batliner, Catherine Pelachaud
      Pages 167-196
    4. Roddy Cowie, Ellen Douglas-Cowie, Margaret McRorie, Ian Sneddon, Laurence Devillers, Noam Amir
      Pages 197-212
    5. Roddy Cowie, Cate Cox, Jean-Claude Martin, Anton Batliner, Dirk Heylen, Kostas Karpouzis
      Pages 213-241
    6. Ellen Douglas-Cowie, Cate Cox, Jean-Claude Martin, Laurence Devillers, Roddy Cowie, Ian Sneddon et al.
      Pages 243-284
  5. Emotion in Interaction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 285-285
    2. Christopher Peters
      Pages 287-291

About this book


Emotion pervades human life in general, and human communication in particular, and this sets information technology a challenge. Traditionally, IT has focused on allowing people to accomplish practical tasks efficiently, setting emotion to one side. That was acceptable when technology was a small part of life, but as technology and life become increasingly interwoven we can no longer ask people to suspend their emotional nature and habits when they interact with technology.

The European Commission funded a series of related research projects on emotion and computing, culminating in the HUMAINE project which brought together leading academic researchers from the many related disciplines. This book grew out of that project, and its chapters are arranged according to its working areas: theories and models; signals to signs; data and databases; emotion in interaction; emotion in cognition and action; persuasion and communication; usability; and ethics and good practice.

The fundamental aim of the book is to offer researchers an overview of the related areas, sufficient for them to do credible work on affective or emotion-oriented computing. The book serves as an academically sound introduction to the range of disciplines involved – technical, empirical and conceptual – and will be of value to researchers in the areas of artificial intelligence, psychology, cognition and user—machine interaction.


Affective applications Affective systems Agent perception Anticipation Attention modelling Behaviour CHI Cognition Data collection Embodied characters Emotion Emotion recognition Emotion-oriented systems Emotions in speech Ethics Feature extraction HCI HUMAINE Humour Intelligent user interfaces Multimodal fusion Persuasion Physiological signals Psychological modelling Social interactions Usability Virtual environments

Editors and affiliations

  • Roddy Cowie
    • 1
  • Catherine Pelachaud
    • 2
  • Paolo Petta
    • 3
  1. 1., Department of PsychologyQueen's University BelfastBelfastUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.TELECOM ParisTechCNRS - LTCIParisFrance
  3. 3.for Artificial Intelligence (OFAI)Austrian Research InstituteViennaAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-15184-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-15183-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-15184-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1611-2482
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