Multitasking in Emotion Modelling Attention Control

A paper has recently been presented at  2015 International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII), Xi'an, China 21-24 September 2015   on Multitasking in Emotion Modelling: Attention Control. The work forms part of Mohamed Redha Sidoumou's on-going PhD work in Emotion Modelling.

Multitasking in Emotion Modelling Attention Control
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Mohamed Redha Sidoumou, Scott Turner, Phil Picton School of Science and Technology The University of Northampton St George's Avenue, Northampton, NN2 6JD, UK {mohamed.sidoumou, scott.turner, phil.picton} 

Kamal Bechkoum School of Computing and Technology University of Gloucestershire Park Campus, The Park, Cheltenham, GL50 2RH, UK 

Karima Benatchba Ecole Nationale SupĂ©rieure d’Informatique B.P. 68 M, 16270 Oued-Smar, Algiers, Algeria 

The work described in this paper is about building a general model capable of simulating human behaviour and emotions using virtual characters. To make the simulation realistic enough, virtual characters need to express emotions according to the environment and deal with those emotions in a parallel way where an emotional experience can be triggered at the same time as another emotional response. The virtual character will have perceptions, feel and express emotions and respond to different situations. To make the simulation realistic, we used a method allowing the virtual characters to execute tasks, perceive events and display emotions in a parallel way. To do that, we used the multiple resources model  to control the attention and to predict when two or more actions can be executed at the same time. The used emotional model is based on Scherer’s theory. However, in this paper we focus on the control of the attention as a part of the emotional process.

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