Lola D. Canamero
According to some theories, emotions come into play as soon as we consider individuals in interaction with their social environment. For some researchers, emotions are at the very heart of what being social means. In the last years, the AI community has echoed the importance of emotions in social interactions in a growing number of applications: expressive and social robots, animated and storytelling characters with "feelings", expressive interfaces, systems for human-computer emotional interaction, etc. This symposium proposes a multi-disciplinary framework where researchers can exchange ideas and reflect on the motivations, scientific grounds, and practical consequences of these efforts.