For Worshops, see Call for workshops

Submission guidelines

Submissions to ACII 2022 should not have substantial overlap with any other paper already submitted or published, or to be submitted during the ACII 2022 review period. All persons who have made any substantial contribution to the work should be listed as authors, and all listed authors should have made some substantial contribution to the work. All authors should be aware of the paper being submitted to ACII 2022.

Proceedings will be published on IEEExplore. IEEE CS is a technical co-sponsor of ACII 2022. If a paper is accepted, it is assumed that an author will register and attend the conference to present the paper. The conference and IEEE reserve the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference, including IEEE Xplore® Digital Library, if the paper is not presented by the author at the conference.

The reviewing process for ACII 2022 will be “double blind”, thus the submitted version of the paper should be appropriately anonymized not to reveal either the authors’ identities or institutions. Please see anonymization instructions below.

The submission process will be handled through the EasyChair System. Submissions may be up to 8 pages (7 pages + 1 page for references) in the conference paper format. Submissions must be in pdf format, are limited to a 10MB file size, and must be in final, publishable form by the submission deadline. Papers that use different formatting from the ACII 2022 Latex or Word templates, have more than 8 pages, or explicitly reveal identifying information about the authors will be automatically removed from the reviewing process.

Supplementary material (images, video, etc.) may optionally be submitted with papers, must be submitted as a single zip file, and be no larger than 100MB. Be sure to maintain anonymity, including the file properties or other hidden text. The supplemental materials will not be part of the conference proceedings, so they are only there to aid the reviewing process. Reviewers are not required to view the supplemental material (though most reviewers are likely to do so), so any information critical to understanding the work should be in the main paper.

ACII 2022 will be using the IEEE PDF eXpress for enforcing the requirements for papers to appear in IEEE Xplore. The final versions of all papers accepted for publication must adhere to the IEEE Xplore PDF specifications.

Instructions for Authors

  • Prepare your manuscripts as per the IEEE specification: LaTeX/Word Templates.
  • Note the new requirement (as of ACII2022) for Ethical Impact Statements. More details below.
  • Carefully proofread your submission.
  • For the main conference (including Special Sessions) and Doctoral consortium submit to EasyChair. Please select the relevant category/track while submitting.
  • For Demos submissions please see instructions here

Arxiv Policy

Reposting articles publicly online (e.g., website, arXiv): To maintain the double-blind review process, we are requesting authors refrain from posting their articles online until the notification date.


The submission instructions are adopted from FG 2017’s author instructions:

Author Registration

All accepted papers must be presented at the conference by one of the authors. One of the authors must register for the conference (under any registration category) and must register before the deadline given for author registration. Failure to register before the deadline will result in automatic withdrawal of your paper from the conference proceedings and program. A single registration may cover up to three papers.

For a list of all topics relevant to this conference please see the call for papers page.

Guide for Anonymizing Submissions

ACII 2022 follows a double-blind review process, requiring authors to prepare an anonymized submission.


To prepare an anonymized submission, authors are expected to remove author and institutional identities from the cover page, the acknowledgements section, and the PDF meta-data. Institution information should also be removed from the body of the text. For instance, use “…participants were recruited from a university campus” instead of “…participants were recruited from .” Additionally, we recommend removing marks that identify institutional affiliation from images and supplementary videos (e.g., institutional attire, logos) as much as possible. However, pictures of robots used and study setup, in general, do not need to be anonymized, even if the robot uniquely identifies your group.

However, we ask that authors leave citations to their prior work un-anonymized in order to provide a more comprehensive review of prior work including the authors’ own research. Authors citing their own prior work should discuss it in the third person. For instance, use “Prior work by [6]…” instead of “Our prior work [6]…”

Checklist for anonymization

Author checklist for anonymizing submissions:

  • Remove author and institution information from the cover page as well as from acknowledgements section;
  • Clear meta-data in word processor or PDF viewer/editor;
  • Replace institution information in the body of the text with generic identifiers;
  • Use third person for citations to own work;
  • Remove marks for institutional affiliation from images and supplementary materials (as much as possible); and
  • Reposting articles publicly online (e.g., website, arXiv): To maintain the double-blind review process, we are requesting authors refrain from posting their articles online until the notification date.

Guidelines adapted from

[NEW] Ethical Impact Statements

In the past few years, we have seen greater deployment of AI in our society, which has resulted in greater impact on our daily lives. Yet, with the increased societal benefit that AI brings, we have also seen greater risks for potential harm. The Affective Computing community, in particular, is particularly aware of the risks and possible harm of the technology that we study. AAAC has had an Ethics Special Interest Group since its founding, and our community’s attention to ethics has also grown in recent years to match the growing risks: In 2019, ACII held a community-wide townhall to discuss the ‘misuses’ of Affective Computing, and in 2021, the theme of the conference was “Ethical Affective Computing”. Based on discussions from ACII2021, we will be instituting the following change to encourage members of the Affective Computing community to infuse more ethical considerations into the research process.

For ACII2022, we will be requiring authors to answer a mandatory question on the manuscript submission portal to discuss any issues regarding the Ethical Impact of their work. This allows authors to reflect on the ethical impact of the work, which could include societal and environmental impact.

  • The Ethical Impact field on the EasyChair submission portal is compulsory.
  • Furthermore, we encourage authors to discuss ethical considerations within the main body of the paper wherever it is appropriate. If authors choose to do so, we recommend having a dedicated section that comes at the end of the paper, before the reference list (see the templates).
  • The page limit remains at 7 full pages of content + 1 page of references. (If authors choose to include an Ethical Impact Statement, it should be contained within the 7 full pages of content.)
  • This requirement applies to papers to the ACII main conference track. If you are preparing a paper for a workshop, demo, or special track, please check with your respective track chairs for guidance.
  • Although there will be no score or review process for the ethical impact statement, reviewers will be asked to flag possible ethical concerns in their review to the SPC. (We note that other conferences have even made ethical considerations an official part of their review process, e.g., ACL2021, EMNLP2021, NAACL2021).

Please refer to the following FAQ page that answers commonly-asked questions about the Ethical Impact Statement.