CFP: IJSE Special Issue. Pain: What, Why, and How?

Submission deadline: February 1, 2014

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IJSE will devote number 5(2) to the emotion of pain. All approaches to this topic covered by the multidisciplinary and open topics of the journal are welcomed.

SUBMISSION DUE DATE: February 2014 - International Journal of Synthetic Emotions, IJSE

SUBMITTING TO IJSE: All submissions must be forwarded electronically to [email protected]  by NO LATER THAN February 2014.


General IJSE data:

Editor-in-Chief: Jordi Vallverdú (UAB)

Co-Editors: Dylan Evans (University College Cork), Eva Hudlicka (Psychometrix), David                        Casacuberta (UAB), Shuji Hashimoto (Waseda University).

International Editorial Review Board

Elisabeth Andre, Universität Augsburg, Germany 
Paulo Baggia, Loquendo, Italy 
Axel Barceló, UNAM, Mexico 
Joost Broekens, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands 
Joanna Bryson, University of Bath, UK 
Felix Burkhardt, Deutsche Telekom AG - Laboratories, Germany 
Antonio Camurri, University of Genova, Italy 
Cecile Crutzen, Open University of the Netherlands, The Netherlands 
Claudius Gros, Universität Frankfurt Am Main, Germany 
Pilar Herrero, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain 
Martin Inderbitzin, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain 
William Jarrold, MIND Institute, University of California at Davis, USA 
Kostas Karpouzis, Institute of Communication and Computer System, Greece 
Jean-Claude Martin, LIMSI, France 
Catherine Pelachaud, CNRS - TELECOM - ParisTech, France 
Sarantos Psycharis, School of Pedagogical and Technological Education (ASPETE), Greece 
Matthias Scheutz, Indiana University, USA 
Björn Schuller, Technische Universität München, Germany 
Huma Shah, The University of Reading, UK 
Jianhua Tao, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China 
Simon van Rysewyk, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan 
Ian Wilson, Emotion AI Limited, UK


Prospective authors are invited to submit manuscripts for possible publication in the International Journal of Synthetic Emotions. The primary objective of IJSE is to cover the main issues relevant to the generation, expression, and use of synthetic emotions in agents, robots, systems, and devices. Providing unique, interdisciplinary research from across the globe, this journal covers a wide range of topics such as emotion recognition, sociable robotics, and emotion-based control systems useful to field practitioners, researchers, and academicians. The IJSE approaches the field of synthetic emotions, offering a unique interdisciplinary platform for all international researchers on this topic. The journal presents a new common space of richest and best ideas about synthetic emotions. Also, discussed is a thinking frame that enables the conceptual synergy and symbiosis between computer scientists, cognitive scientists, robot and synthetic agent designers, as well as psychologists, neuroscientists, and philosophers. The primary mission of the journal is to provide a forum for the advancement of knowledge and methods necessary for the creation of artificial devices with emotions..


Topics to be discussed in this journal include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Affective computing
  • Cognition for ambient intelligence
  • Cognitive science
  • Diffusive emotional controls
  • Emotion-based control systems
  • Evolutionary approaches to the mind
  • Neuroethics
  • Sociable robotics
  • Synthetic emotions (SE) in agents, robots, systems, and devices
  • Theories of emotions
  • Modeling artificial emotions
  • Emotional architectures
  • Emotional interfaces
  • Warm and fuzzy logic for building artificial emotions
  • Emotional computing
  • Emotional languages programming
  • Online emotional avatars
  • Humanoid robotics
  • Emotional design
  • Engineering approaches to emotions
  • Emotions recognition
  • Grounding emotions in adaptive systems
  • Language and emotions
  • Electronic art approaches to emotions
  • Feeling or showing emotions differences


The IJSE is published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference) and “Medical Information Science Reference” imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit

All inquiries and submissions should be should be directed to the attention of:

Jordi Vallverdú


International Journal of Synthetic Emotions

E-mail: [email protected]

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