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PhyCS 2018 : 5th International Conference on Physiological Computing Systems


When Sep 19, 2018 - Sep 21, 2018
Where Seville, Spain
Submission Deadline May 2, 2018
Notification Due Jul 3, 2018
Final Version Due Jul 17, 2018
Categories    internet of things   ambient intelligence   cyber-physical systems   human computer interaction

Call For Papers

5th International Conference on Physiological Computing Systems PhyCS


September 19 - 21, 2018 Seville, Spain


Regular Paper Submission: May 2, 2018
Authors Notification (regular papers): July 3, 2018
Final Regular Paper Submission and Registration: July 17, 2018

Physiological data in its different dimensions, either bioelectrical, biomechanical, biochemical or biophysical, and collected through specialized biomedical devices, video and image capture or other sources, is opening new boundaries in the field of human-computer interaction into what can be defined as Physiological Computing. PhyCS is the annual meeting of the physiological interaction and computing community, and serves as the main international forum for engineers, computer scientists and health professionals, interested in outstanding research and development that bridges the gap between physiological data handling and human-computer interaction. PhyCS brings together people interested in creating novel interaction devices, adaptable interfaces, algorithms and tools, through the study, planning, and design of interfaces between people and computers that are supported by multimodal biosignals. We seek contributions that relate synergetic disciplines such as biomedical engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, affective computing, accessibility, usability, computer graphics, arts, etc. Researchers attending PhyCS seek to extend the state-of-the-art by harnessing the power of physiological data to refine the symbiosis between humans and computers in such way that the resulting interactive experiences lead to richer and improved outcomes. This may involve the design of new wearable devices that make physiological data acquisition more pervasive, the design of user interfaces capable of recognizing and adapting to changes in the physiological state of the user, and / or the creation of algorithms to enable robust and seamless control of computational resources using physiological data sources as input. We call for original submissions that describe novel technologies and applications in this field, and greatly encourage authors to complement their oral and poster communications with demonstrations showing novel physiological computing and interaction concepts or systems.

Conference Topics:
Area 1: Devices
- Biomedical Devices for Computer Interaction
- Haptic Devices
- Brain-computer Interfaces
- Health Monitoring Devices
- Physiology-driven Robotics
- Wearable Sensors and Systems
- Cybernetics and User Interface Technologies
- Robotic Interfaces Mediated by Biosignals

Area 2: Methodologies and Methods
- Biosignal Acquisition, Analysis and Processing
- Simulation of Physiological Processes
- Pattern Recognition
- Neural Networks
- Processing of Multimodal Input
- Observation, Modeling and Prediction of User Behavior
- Computer Graphics and Visualization of Physiological Data
- Video and Image Analysis for Physiological Computing
- Motion and Tracking
- Semantic Technologies and Cognition

Area 3: Human Factors
- User Experience
- Usability
- Adaptive Interfaces
- Human Factors in Physiological Computing
- Learning and Adaptive Control of Action Patterns
- Speech and Voice Data Processing
- Understanding Expressivity from Physiological Data
- Guidelines for the Design of Physiological Interfaces

Area 4: Applications
- Physiology-driven Computer Interaction
- Biofeedback Technologies
- Affective Computing
- Pervasive Technologies
- Augmentative Communication
- Assistive Technologies
- Interactive Physiological Systems
- Physiological Computing in Mobile Devices
- Characterisation of Psychophysiological Constructs

Alan Pope, NASA, Retired, Distinguished Research Associate, United States
Hugo Plácido da Silva, IT- Institute of Telecommunications, Portugal

Juan-Manuel Belda-Lois, Instituto de Biomecánica de Valência, Spain
Chen Wang, Xinhua Net, China


PhyCS Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
Tel: +351 265 520 184
Fax: +351 265 520 186

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