Emotion-aware Mobile Computing

Submission Deadline: 30 November 2016

IEEE Access invites manuscript submissions in the area of Emotion-aware Mobile Computing.

With the rapid development of smart phones and wireless technology, mobile services and applications in the world are growing rapidly. The advanced mobile computing and communications greatly enhance the user’s experience by the notion of “carrying small while enjoying large”, which have brought a huge impact to all aspects of people’s lifestyles in terms of work, social, and economy. Despite the advanced techniques that have extensively improved user’s quality of experience (QoE), it is not adequate to provide affective services without efficient mechanisms of emotion-aware mobile computing, which includes various unique aspects, e.g., mobile data sensing and transmissions; sentiment analysis and emotion recognition; affective interaction. Under the new service paradigm, novel mobile services and innovative applications need to be extensively investigated to gain the great potentials brought by emotion-aware mobile computing.

The progress in this area will be made by applying and extending well-founded formal models and techniques from multiple domains of computer science, such as affective computing, mobile computing, human-computer interactions, etc. Therefore, this special issue aims to theme innovative research achievements in the field of related techniques, applications, services, architectures and systems for emotion-aware mobile computing.

This Special Section in IEEE Access will bring together academic and industrial researchers to identify and discuss technical challenges and recent results related to emotion-aware mobile computing. To meet the requirements of emotion-aware mobile computing, more comprehensive data sensing, more efficient data transmission, more effective data mining, affective computing and machine learning, more humanized interaction, new concepts and design approaches are in great need. This Special Section will discuss how to improve mobile user’s QoE through emotion-aware mobile computing.

In this Special Section, we are particularly interested in high quality contributions and innovations in the interdisciplinary area of mobile computing technologies, systems, and services. We are especially interested in emotion-aware mobile computing and innovative applications but not limited to the topics of interest listed below:

  • Pervasive and Mobile Interactive Services
  • Wearable Computing, Mobile Cloud Computing for Emotion-aware Service
  • Human-centric Emotion Recognition based on Mobile Big Data
  • Multimodal Mobile Data Fusion for Emotion Recognition
  • Pervasive Emotion Recognition and Regulation Environments
  • Context-aware, Emotion-aware, Location-based and Other Novel Mobile Services
  • Innovative Applications of Emotion-aware Mobile Computing
  • Tools and System Design Issues for Developing Affective and Proactive Interfaces
  • Emotion in Robot and Virtual Agent Cognition and Action
  • Memory, Reasoning, and Learning in Affective Conversational Agents


We also highly recommend the submission of multimedia with each article as it significantly increases the visibility, downloads, and citations of articles.

Associate Editor: Yin Zhang, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, China

Guest Editors:
1. Giancarlo Fortino, University of Calabria, Italy
2. Honggang Wang, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, USA
3. Wei Wang, San Diego State University, USA


IEEE Access Editor in Chief: Michael Pecht, Professor and Director, CALCE, University of Maryland

Paper submission: Contact Associate Editor and submit manuscript to:

For inquiries regarding this Special Section, please contact: Bora M. Onat, Managing Editor, IEEE Access (Phone: (732) 562-6036, specialsections@ieee.org)