Privacy Issues for the Disclosure of Emotions to Remote Acquaintances Without Simultaneous Communication

  • Sébastien Duval
  • Christian Becker
  • Hiromichi Hashizume
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4554)


We discuss the privacy issues related to the design of systems that dis close information about emotions to remote acquaintances, without simulta neous communication: users do not chat, see or hear each other. We consider the acquisition of information, storage, processing, multi-modal rendering, and interactions. We illustrate our points with the system we designed for affec tive bonding and support with family and friends. Our most significant contri bution is the provision of a first overview of the whole process for everyday life uses.


Communication Emotions Family Friends HCI Privacy Ubiq-uity Wearable 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sébastien Duval
    • 1
  • Christian Becker
    • 2
  • Hiromichi Hashizume
    • 1
  1. 1.National Institute of Informatics, Hitotsubashi 2-1-2, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo-to 101-8430Japan
  2. 2.Artificial Intelligence Group, Faculty of Technology, University of Bielefeld, P.O. Box 10 01 31, 33501 BielefeldGermany

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