Special Issue on Affective and Adaptive BCI Interfaces

Christian Muehl cmuehl at GMAIL.COM
Wed Feb 10 09:19:09 CET 2010




Special Issue on Affective Brain-Computer Interfaces of the

International Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communication Systems


Editors: Anton Nijholt  et al.


Special Issue


This Special Issue of the International Journal of Autonomous and
Adaptive Communication Systems (IJAACS) is a follow-up of the aBCI
satellite workshop of the International Conference on Affective
Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII), held in Amsterdam in
September 2009. This Special Issue, is meant to explore the advantages
and limitations of using neurophysiological signals as a modality for
the automatic recognition of affective and cognitive states, as well
as the possibilities to use this information about the user state in
innovative and adaptive applications.



Recent research efforts in brain-computer interfaces (BCI) show that
brain activity can be used as an active/voluntary, or
passive/involuntary control modality in man-machine interaction. While
active BCI paradigms received a lot of attention in recent years,
research on passive approaches to BCI is still lacking concerted

However, it has been shown more than once that brain activations can
carry information about the affective and cognitive state of a
subject, and that the interaction between humans and machines can be
aided by the recognition of those user states.

To achieve robust passive BCIs, efforts from applied and basic
sciences have to be combined. On the one hand, applied fields such as
affective computing aim at the development of applications that adapt
to changes in the user states and thereby enrich the interaction,
leading to a more natural and effective usability. On the other hand,
basic research in neuroscience advances our understanding of the
neural processes associated with emotions. Furthermore, similar
advancements are being made for more cognitive mental states, for
example attention, fatigue, and work load, which strongly interact
with affective states.

We encourage submissions exploring one or more of the following topics:

* emotion elicitation and data collection for affective BCI

* detection of affective and cognitive states with BCI and other modalities

* adaptive interfaces and affective BCI, affective BCI applications

* embedding affective BCI in active and passive BCI approaches

 (Revised) Time Schedule


* February  15 : Deadline for  Abstracts

* February   18 : Invitation for Full Paper Submission

* March 20:   Full Paper Deadline

Paper submissions


Potential authors should first submit a title and a one-page abstract.
Please submit them in PDF format to  <mailto:anijholt at cs.utwente.nl>
anijholt at cs.utwente.nl. Final papers should be at most  20 pages long
and in the format of the IJAACS Journal (see

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