International Journal of Synthetic Emotions (IJSE)

International Journal of Synthetic Emotions (IJSE)

Editors-in-Chief: Amira S. Ashour (Tanta University, Egypt) and Nilanjan Dey (JIS University, Kolkata, India)
Published: Semi-Annually |Established: 2010
ISSN: 1947-9093|EISSN: 1947-9107|DOI: 10.4018/IJSE


The International Journal of Synthetic Emotions (IJSE) covers the main issues relevant to the generation, expression, and use of synthetic emotions in agents, robots, systems, and devices. Providing unique, interdisciplinary research from across the globe, this journal covers a wide range of topics such as emotion recognition, sociable robotics, and emotion-based control systems useful to field practitioners, researchers, and academicians.

Topics Covered

  • Affective computing
  • Cognition for ambient intelligence
  • Cognitive Science
  • Diffusive emotional controls
  • Electronic art approaches to emotions
  • Emotional architectures
  • Emotional computing
  • Emotional design
  • Emotional interfaces
  • Emotional languages programming
  • Emotion-based control systems
  • Emotions recognition
  • Engineering approaches to emotions
  • Evolutionary approaches to the mind
  • Feeling or showing emotion differences
  • Grounding emotions in adaptive systems
  • Humanoid Robotics
  • Language and emotions
  • Modeling artificial emotions
  • Neuroethics
  • Online emotional avatars
  • Sociable robotics
  • Synthetic emotions (SE) in agents, robots, systems, and devices
  • Theories of emotions
  • Warm and fuzzy logic for building artificial emotions

Mission and Scope

The mission of the International Journal of Synthetic Emotions (IJSE) is to provide a forum for the advancement of knowledge and methods necessary for the creation of artificial devices with emotions. IJSE approaches the field of synthetic emotions, offering a unique interdisciplinary platform for all international researchers on this topic. The journal presents a new common space of richest and best ideas about synthetic emotions. Also, discussed is a thinking frame that enables the conceptual synergy and symbiosis between computer scientists, cognitive scientists, robot and synthetic agent designers, as well as psychologists, neuroscientists, and philosophers.

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Volume 9: 2 Issues (2018)
Volume 8: 2 Issues (2017)
Volume 7: 2 Issues (2016)
Volume 6: 2 Issues (2015)
Volume 5: 2 Issues (2014)
Volume 4: 2 Issues (2013)
Volume 3: 2 Issues (2012)
Volume 2: 2 Issues (2011)
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Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

Amira S. Ashour, PhD., is an Assistant Professor and Vice Chair of Computers Engineering Department, Computers and Information Technology College, Taif University, KSA. She was the vice chair of Computer Science department, CIT college, Taif University, KSA for 5 years. She is in the Electronics and Electrical Communications Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Tanta University, Egypt. She received her PhD in the Smart Antenna (2005) from the Electronics and Electrical Communications Engineering, Tanta University, Egypt. She had her Masters in Enhancement of Electromagnetic Non-Destructive Evaluation Performance using Advanced Signal Processing Techniques, in Faculty of Engineering, Egypt, 2000. Her research interests include: image processing, Medical imaging, Machine learning, Biomedical Systems, Pattern recognition, Signal, image, and video processing, Image analysis, Computer vision, Optimization, Computer Aided Diagnosis, Soft computing, Artificial intelligence, Fuzzy logic, Tracking, Wireless communication, Direction of Arrival Estimation, Smart antenna, Adaptive antenna arrays, Global positioning system, and Mobile communication. She has several publications in international journals and conferences. She has 3 books and about 60 published international conferences and journal papers. She is an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Rough Sets and Data Analysis (IJRSDA), IGI Global, US as well as the International Journal of Ambient Computing and Intelligence (IJACI), IGI Global, US. She is an Editorial Board Member of the International Journal of Image Mining (IJIM), Inderscience. Moreover, she is in the editorial review board of the International Journal of System Dynamics Applications (IJSDA), IGI Global, US.
Nilanjan Dey, is an Asso. Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, JIS University, Kolkata, India. He is a visiting fellow of the University of Reading, UK. He was an honorary Visiting Scientist at Global Biomedical Technologies Inc., CA, USA (2012-2015). He was awarded his PhD. from Jadavpur Univeristy in 2015. He has authored/edited more than 70 books with Elsevier, Wiley, CRC Press and Springer, and published more than 300 papers. He is the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Ambient Computing and Intelligence, IGI Global, Associated Editor of IEEE Access and International Journal of Information Technology, Springer. He is the Series Co-Editor of Springer Tracts in Nature-Inspired Computing, Springer, Series Co-Editor of Advances in Ubiquitous Sensing Applications for Healthcare, Elsevier, Series Editor of Computational Intelligence in Engineering Problem Solving and Intelligent Signal processing and data analysis, CRC. His main research interests include Medical Imaging, Machine learning, Computer Aided Diagnosis, Data Mining etc. He is the Indian Ambassador of International Federation for Information Processing – Young ICT Group and Senior member of IEEE.

Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief Emeritus
Jordi Vallverdu, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
International Advisory Board
Med Salim Bouhlel, Sfax University, Tunisia
Miguel Angel Guevara Lopez, University of Minho, Portugal
Valentina Balas, Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad, Romania
Associate Editors
Cristina Portalés Ricart, Universitat de Valencia, Spain ORCID
David Casacuberta, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
Eva Hudlicka, Psychometrix Associates, Inc., United States
Fuqian Shi, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, United States ORCID
Nguyen Gia Nhu, Duy Tan University, Viet Nam
Parikshit Mahalle, Sinhgad Technical Education Society, India
Shuji Hashimoto, Waseda University, Japan
Suresh Chandra Satapathy, KIIT Deemed to be University, India
Vikrant Bhateja, Shri Ramswaroop Memorial Group of Professional Colleges, India ORCID
Vishal Bhatnagar, Ambedkar Institute of Advanced Communication Technologies & Research, India
Editorial Review Board
Ahmed Ashour, Tanta University, Egypt
Antonio Camurri, University of Genova, Italy
Arminda Lopes, University of Madeira, Portugal
Axel Barceló, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico
Björn Schuller, Technische Universität München, Germany
Carmine Garzillo, University of Naples "Federico II", Italy ORCID
Catherine Pelachaud, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Télécommunications, France
Cecile K. M. Crutzen, Open Universiteit Nederland, Netherlands
Claudius Gros, Universität Frankfurt Am Main, Germany
Dana Balas-Timar, Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad, Romania ORCID
Elisabeth André, Augsburg University, Germany
Eman Alkhammash, Taif University, Saudi Arabia
Eman Ashour, Academy of Specialized Studies, Workers' University, Tanta Branch. Egypt, Egypt
Felix Burkhardt, Deutsche Telekom AG - Laboratories, Germany
Huma Shah, Coventry University, United Kingdom
Ian Wilson, Emotion AI Limited, United Kingdom
Jean-Claude Martin, LIMSI, France
Jianhua Tao, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Joanna Bryson, University of Bath, United Kingdom
Joost Broekens, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Kostas Karpouzis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Martin Inderbitzin, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
Nguyen Thanh Binh, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, VNU-HCM, Viet Nam, Viet Nam
Pilar Herrero, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
Sarantos Psycharis, School of Pedagogical and Technological Education (ASPETE), Greece
Sarwar Kamal, East West University, Bangladesh
Steven Fernandes, University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
Syeda Zohora, Taif University, Saudi Arabia
Taras Kotyk, Ivano-Frankivsk national medical university, Ukraine ORCID
Wahiba Ben Abdessalem Karaa, Taif University, Saudi Arabia
William Jarrold, MIND Institute, University of California at Davis, United States
Yasmine El Glaly, Virginia Tech, United States


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Amira Ashour
Nilanjan Dey
International Journal of Synthetic Emotions

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