Call for Papers

To train machines to sensibly detect and recognize human emotions, we need valid emotion ground truths. A fundamental challenge here is the momentary emotion elicitation and capture (MEEC) from individuals continuously and in real-time, without adversely affecting user experience. In this one-day CHI 2020 workshop, we will (a) explore and define novel elicitation tasks (b) survey sensing and annotation techniques (c) create a taxonomy of when and where to apply an elicitation method.

We seek contributions across disciplines that explore how emotions can be naturally elicited and captured in the moment. Topics include:


  • multi-modal (e.g., film, music) and multi-sensory (e.g., auditory, taste, olfactory) elicitation
  • emotion elicitation across domains (e.g., automotive, healthcare)
  • elicitation and immersiveness (e.g., AR, VR)
  • elicitation over time (e.g., mood)
  • ethical considerations


  • emotion models (dimensional, discrete)
  • annotation modalities (e.g., speech, gestures) and tools (e.g., questionnaires, ESMs)
  • devices (e.g., mobile, wearable) and sensors (e.g., RGB / thermal cameras, EEG)
  • attention considerations (e.g., interruptions)

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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