Past Publications

Published works

Mantello, P., Ho, MT. Emotional AI and the future of wellbeing in the post-pandemic workplace. AI & Society (2023). (2020 CiteScore 2.3)(SCImago Q1 h-index 29)

Mantello, P., et al. (2022). Machines that feel: Behavioral determinants of attitude towards affect recognition technology—Upgrading Technology Acceptance Theory with the Mind-sponge Model. ( Submitted to Nature Research’s Humanities and Social Sciences Communications)

Mantello, P. & Ho, M. T. (2022). Shiny happy people: Emotional AI and the Future of Well-being in the Post-Pandemic Workplace. ( Submitted to AI & Society)

Mantello, P., Ho, M.T., & Podoletz, P. (2022). Automating Extremism: Mapping Affective Role of Artificially Intelligent Agents in Online Radicalisation. In Pashentsev, E. (Ed) Malicious Use of Artificial Intelligence, Palgrave McMillan.

Ho, M. T., Le, N.-T. B., Manh-Toan, H., Mantello, P., & Ghotbi, N. (2022). Understanding the acceptance of emotional artificial intelligence in Japanese healthcare system: A cross-sectional survey of clinic visitors’ attitude. Technology in Society, 102166. (Elsevier; Citescore 6.5; Impact Factor 6.879).

Mantello, P., Ho, MT. Why we need to be weary of emotional AI. AI & Society (2022). (Springer Nature, WOS 2020 JCI 0.28)(2020 CiteScore 2.3)(SCImago Q1 h-index 29)

Ho, MT. What is a Turing test for emotional AI?. AI & Society (2022). (Springer Nature, WOS 2020 JCI 0.28)(2020 CiteScore 2.3)(SCImago Q1 h-index 29)

Ho, M.T., Mantello, P., Ghotbi, N., Nguyen, M.-H., Nguyen, H.-K. T., & Vuong, Q.-H. (2022). Rethinking technological acceptance in the age of emotional AI: Surveying Gen Z (Zoomer) attitudes toward non-conscious data collection. Technology in Society, 102011. (SNIP 1.674; IF 6.879, Citescore 6.6, WoS-SSCI and Scopus)

Mantello P, Ho MT, Nguyen MH, Vuong QH. (2021). Bosses without a heart: Socio-demographic and cross-cultural determinants of attitude toward emotional AI in the workplace. AI & Society, 36; .DOI: (Springer Nature, WOS 2020 JCI 0.28)(2020 CiteScore 2.3)(SCImago Q1 h-index 29)

Ho MT, Mantello P, Vuong QH, Nguyen HKT. (2021). Affective computing scholarship and the rise of China: A bibliometric analysis of the period 1995-2020. Humanities and Social Sciences Communications, 8; In press. (Springer Nature, WOS 2020 JCI 1.64) (IF 2.731, Citescore 1.3, WoS-SSCI/AHCI and Scopus)

Evgeny, N. P., Mantello, P. Ho, M. T. “Threats of disinformation through deepfakes: the experience of Japan, Russia and the UK”

Ghotbi N. and Ho MT. (2021). Moral Awareness of College Students Regarding Artificial Intelligence. Asian Bioethics Review, 13 (4). Doi: 10.1007/s41649-021-00182-2. ( Springer Nature, Scopus, Scimago Q2 Philosophy, Citescore: 0.249).

Mantello, P. (2021) Fatal Portraits: The Selfie as Agent of Radicalization. Sign Systems Studies, University of Tartu Press, Estonia. (In press)

Mantello P, and Ponton, D . (2021). “Virality, Emotion, and Public Discourse: The role of memes as prophylaxis and catharsis in an age of crisis” in Discourse and Rhetoric amid COVID 19 Pandemic: Dis/Articulating The ‘New Normal,’ special issue for Journal of Rhetoric and Communication E-Journal, Issue 47, Jan. 2021. 46 ISSN 1341-4464.

Emotional AI in Cities: Cross-Cultural Lessons from UK and Japan on Designing for An Ethical Life. In Machine Learning and the City (published with Wiley). Forthcoming. Authors: The Emotional AI Lab (Prof. Vian Bakir (Bangor), Prof. Nader Ghotbi (Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific), Mr. Tung Manh Ho (Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific), Prof. Peter Mantello (Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific), Prof. Andrew McStay (Bangor), Dr. Diana Miranda (Northumbria), Prof. Hiroshi Miyashita (Chuo), Dr. Lena Podoletz (Edinburgh), Dr. Hiromi Tanaka (Meiji), Dr. Lachlan Urquhart (Edinburgh).

Ghotbi N, Ho MT, Mantello P. (2021) Attitude of college students towards ethical issues of artificial intelligence in an international university in Japan. AI & Society. (Published by Springer Nature). (Q1 Philosophy, Scopus).

Miyashita, H. (2020) Human-centric Data Protection Laws and Policies: A Lesson from Japan, Computer Law and Security Review. (Citescore: 4.9; Impact factor: 2.98; Q1 Computer Networks, Law, and Business) DOI:

Miyashita, H. The Right of Privacy: Why Personal Information Should Be Protected? (Iwanamishoten, 2021) [Japanese] ISBN: 9784004318682/ URL:

Miyashita, H. Covid-19 and Data Protection in Japan, Blog droit européen, 31 July 2020. URL:

Miyashita, H. EU-Japan mutual adequacy decision, in EU- Japan Relations, eds. by Yumiko Nakanishi & Olivia Tambou (Open Access Book, 2020) pp.72-85. [English] URL:

Ho, M.T & Mantello, P. Political and cultural processes behind the adoption of artificial intelligence in the Japanese workplace: Risks and rewards.

Ho, M.T. et al. Understanding the acceptance of emotional artificial intelligence in Japanese healthcare system: A cross-sectional survey of clinic visitors’ attitude.

Ho, M.T. Thinking about the mind-technology problem. AI & Soc (2022). (SNIP 1.12; IF 0.47, Citescore 3.9, WoS and Scopus)

Ho MT. Book Review: Lisa F. Barrett’s How emotions are made: The secret life of the brain. Emotion, Space, and Society, 2021 (Published by Elsevier, Impact Factor: 1.65, Q1 Social Psychology Scopus)

Ho MT. Book Review: Andrew McStay’s Emotional AI: The rise of Empathic Media. International Journal of Emotional Education, 2021 (Published by University of Malta, Q3 Education Scopus. URL: ).

with Ho MT, Nguyen HM, Vuong, GH (2023) Machines that feel: Behavioral determinants of attitude towards affect recognition technology. Humanities and Social Sciences Communications, Nature. (Q1) In Press.

with Ho MT (2023) Losing the Information War to Adversarial AI. AI & Society, Springer Nature.

with Ho, MT. (2023) Smart technologies and how they create the reality feared by Orwell and Huxley, AI & Society, Springer Nature.

with Ho MT, Ho Toan, (2023), An analytical framework for studying attitude towards emotional AI: The three-pronged approach, MethodsX, Elsevier.

Tanaka H. 2021. The youth’s social media use and gender. Information and Communication Studies. (In press). 
Tanaka, H. Forthcoming/2021. “Gender and Media.” Kadobayashi, Takeshi, and Masuda, Norihiro, eds. Critcal Words: Media Theory. Tokyo: Film Art, Inc.

Tanaka H. Forthcoming /scheduled 2021. “Digital Technology and Gender.” Gender Center, Meiji University, ed. Diversity and Creativity in the Twenty-first Century. Tokyo: Meiji University Press

Works in progress

Ho, M.T., Mantello, P., Ghotbi, N., Nguyen, M.H., Nguyen, T.H.K, & Vuong, Q.H. A dataset of knowledge of and attitude toward emotional AI and non-conscious data collection. (Submitted to Data Intelligence, MIT Press, Web of Science, and Scopus).

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