The first one-day workshop on Momentary Emotion Elicitation and Capture (MEEC) was to be held on Saturday, April 25th, 2020 at the ACM CHI 2020 Conference in Honolulu (Hawaii, USA). Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in early 2020, this workshop (along with CHI 2020) unfortunately had to be cancelled. The workshop proceedings can be found here.


Recognizing human emotions and responding appropriately has the potential to radically change the way we interact with technology. However, to train machines to sensibly detect and recognize human emotions, we need valid emotion ground truths. We face a fundamental challenge concerning temporal resolution in emotion elicitation and measurement: even though emotions, whether microexpressions or bodily changes, are in continuous flux and can be measured, self-reports do not have the same temporal resolution. Several factors contribute to this temporal resolution mismatch, including different awareness levels across individuals; non-linearity in time perception; and how emotions themselves alter time perception.

In this workshop, we address this challenge of Momentary Emotion Elicitation and Capture (MEEC) from individuals, continuously and in real-time, without adversely affecting user experience. The goals for this first edition of the one-day CHI 2020 workshop are:

  1. Explore and define novel elicitation tasks
  2. Survey sensing and annotation techniques
  3. Create a taxonomy of when and where to apply an elicitation method

How to Participate

We invite position papers, posters, and demos that present emotion elicitation and/or capture methods. Submissions will be selected on their potential to spark discussion by two peer-reviewers in a single blind process. Submissions must include author names, and have a length of 2-8 pages, including references. Submissions should be in the SIGCHI Extended Abstracts format and submitted in PDF through Easychair. Accepted submissions will be made available on the workshop website. At least one author must register for the workshop and one day of the conference.

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