C2 2018: 2nd Workshop on Character Computing: Computer Science meets Psychology

where affective computing and psychology meet personified interfaces and adaptive systems

Nov 25th, 2018 — Cairo, Egypt

C2 2018, the 2nd Workshop on Character Computing is part of MUM 2018, the 17th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia which will be held at the German University in Cairo, Egypt November 25th - 28th.

The workshop covers multiple disciplines that come together to nurture the developing field of Character Computing. Contributions from any of (but not limited to) the following fields are welcome: Affective Computing, Personality Computing, Cognitive Computing, Psychology, Biotechnology, Machine Learning, Data Science, Adaptive Systems, Personified Interfaces.

C2 2018 is designed as a full day activity including four sessions on November 25th. There is no specific registration for C2 2018. Registration for the workshop’s day is available from the workshop hosting conference (MUM2018) and allows participants to attend any workshop that day. Participation in the workshop without paper submissions is also highly welcomed.

The aim of this workshop is to harness and extend the advances of Affective and Personality Computing for and through computational means. Character Computing aims at providing a novel perspective on affective and personality computing, enabling the presence of ubiquitous and non-obtrusive character-aware adaptive systems. We define Character Computing as computing that is based on, detects and adapts to human character traits. Character is the defining variable of any human. If systems can understand character, combine it with the current state and respond accordingly this would be a step towards bridging the gap between humans and machines.

The workshop hopes to bring together experts from both academia and industry for a fruitful exchange of ideas and discussion on future challenges, in a comfortable and effective single-track conference format.


List of Topics

Participants from any, but not limited to, of the following fields of expertise are highly appreciated:

  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Affective Computing
  • Psychology
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Cognitive Computing
  • Personality Computing
  • Adaptive Systems
  • Personified Interfaces
  • Machine Learning
  • Data Science
  • Biotechnology

  • Papers advertising expertise in any of the above mentioned fields are highly appreciated. Also, Character Computing-related paper topics could include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Automatic personality and character recognition
  • Character and personality of artificial agents
  • Character-based recommender systems
  • Character-based adaptive systems
  • Wearable technology for character detection
  • VR/AR applications
  • Theoretical models of personality and character
  • Representation of character, personality, morals and beliefs
  • Big data analysis for behavior detection
  • Social media analysis
  • Natural language processing and character
  • Character-based natural language generation

  • The submission guidelines can be found here.

    Important Dates

    Paper submission deadline 10th of November, 2018
    Notification deadline17th of November, 2018
    C2 2018 workshop date25th of November, 2018


    Organizing Committee
  • Alia el Bolock, German University in Cairo, Egypt;
  • Jailan Salah, German University in Cairo, Egypt;
  • Slim Abdennadher, German University in Cairo, Egypt;
  • Yomna Abdelrahman, University of Stuttgart, Germany;
  • Cornelia Herbert, University of Ulm, Germany;
  • Program Committee


    All questions about submissions should be emailed to alia.elbolock@guc.edu.eg.