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Call for Papers

PhyCS is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication

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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 AREAS

Each of these topic areas is expanded below but the sub-topics list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the following main topic areas:

1. DEVICES
2. METHODOLOGIES AND METHODS
3. HUMAN FACTORS
4. APPLICATIONS


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
  • 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
  • Simulation of Physiological Processes

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

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Pablo CesarCentrum Wiskunde & Informatica, Netherlands
Juan-Manuel Belda-LoisInstituto de Biomecánica de Valência, Spain

PAPER SUBMISSION

Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

Only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

Authors can submit their work in the form of a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas. All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.

PUBLICATIONS

All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus.

IMPORTANT DATES

Conference Date: 28 - 29 July, 2017

Paper Submission: March 22, 2017 (expired)
Authors Notification:
May 3, 2017 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
May 17, 2017 (expired)

Paper Submission: April 26, 2017 (expired)
Authors Notification:
May 24, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration:
June 6, 2017

Workshops
Workshop Proposal: April 10, 2017 (expired)

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: May 30, 2017
Authors Notification: June 12, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration: June 23, 2017

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: April 28, 2017 (expired)

Tutorials
Tutorial Proposal: June 2, 2017

Demos
Demo Proposal: June 2, 2017

Panels
Panel Proposal: June 2, 2017

SECRETARIAT

PhyCS Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 184
Fax: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: phycs.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.phycs.org

VENUE

Madrid, the capital of Spain, is a cosmopolitan city that combines the most modern infrastructures and the status as an economic, financial, administrative and service centre, with a large cultural and artistic heritage, a legacy of centuries of exciting history.

CONFERENCE CO-CHAIRS

Alan PopeNASA, United States
Hugo Plácido da SilvaIT- Institute of Telecommunications; PLUX - Wireless Biosignals, S.A., Portugal

PROGRAM CHAIR

Andreas HolzingerMedical University Graz, Austria

PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Jean-Marie Aerts, M3-BIORES, Katholieke Universitëit Leuven, Belgium
Jesús B. Alonso, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Philip Azariadis, University of the Aegean, Greece
Luis Azevedo, Anditec, Portugal
Carryl Baldwin, George Mason University, United States
Panagiotis D. Bamidis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Alcimar Barbosa Soares, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Brazil
Emiliano Barreto Hernandez, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia
Rémi Bastide, Jean-Francois Champollion University, France
Bert-Jan van Beijnum, University of Twente, Netherlands
Peter Bentley, UCL, United Kingdom
Dinesh Bhatia, North Eastern Hill University, India
Luciano Boquete, Alcala University, Spain
Alfred Bruckstein, Technion, Israel
Ahmet Çakir, ERGONOMIC Institute, Germany
Mónica Cameirão, Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute, Portugal
Eric Campo, LAAS CNRS, France
John Chuang, UC Berkeley, United States
Pietro Cipresso, IRCCS Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Italy
Miguel Coimbra, IT, University of Porto, Portugal
Jan Cornelis, VUB, Belgium
David Cornforth, University of Newcastle, Australia
Fernando Cruz, College of Technology of Setubal/Polytechnic Institute of Setubal, Portugal
Antoine Danchin, Institute of Cardiometabolism and Nutrition, France
Thomas Dandekar, University of Würzburg, Germany
Farzin Deravi, University of Kent, United Kingdom
Sérgio Deusdado, Instituto Politecnico de Bragança, Portugal
George S. Dulikravich, Florida International University, United States
Gintautas Dzemyda, Vilnius University, Lithuania
Anastasios Economides, University of Macedonia, Greece
Christo El Morr, York University, Canada
George Eleftherakis, CITY College, International Faculty of the University of Sheffield, Greece
Paul Fergus, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom
Mireya Fernández Chimeno, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Fabrizio Ferre, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
Dimitrios Fotiadis, University of Ioannina, Greece
Leonardo Franco, Universidad de Málaga, Spain
Ioannis Fudos, University of Ioannina, Greece
Nuno Garcia, University of Beira Interior, Portugal
Juan Carlos Garcia, University of Alcala, Spain
Miguel Angel García Gonzalez, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Paulo Gil, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Kiel Gilleade, , United States
Aaron Golden, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland
Daniel Gonçalves, INESC-ID, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
David Greenhalgh, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom
Max H. Garzon, The University of Memphis, United States
Leontios Hadjileontiadis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Andrew Hamilton-Wright, Mount Allison University, Canada
Clemens Heitzinger, Technical University Vienna (TU Vienna), Austria
Thomas Hinze, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany
Alexander Hörbst, UMIT - Private University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology, Austria
Chun-Hsi Huang, University of Connecticut, United States
Ivan Evgeniev Ivanov, Technical University Sofia, Bulgaria
Bart Jansen, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Sandeep K. Jha, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India
Bo Jin, MilliporeSigma, Merck KGaA, United States
Yasemin Kahya, Bogazici University, Turkey
Bozena Kaminska, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Bridget Kane, Karlstad University Business School, Sweden
Jonghwa Kim, University of Augsburg, Germany
Andrzej Kloczkowski, Ohio State University, United States
Stefanos Kollias, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Shin’ichi Konomi, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Georgios Kontaxakis, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
Ondrej Krejcar, University of Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
Vaclav Kremen, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Dean Krusienski, Old Dominion University, United States
Vinod Kumar, IIT Roorkee, India
Lenka Lhotska, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Ying Li, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, United States
Chun-Cheng Lin, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Huei-Yung Lin, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan
Giuseppe Liotta, University of Perugia, Italy
Martin Lopez-Nores, University of Vigo, Spain
Paulo Emanuel Luzio de Melo, IDMEC-IST/MIT, United States
Christoph M. Friedrich, University of Applied Science and Arts Dortmund, Germany
Mai S. Mabrouk, Misr University for Science and Technology, Egypt
Hari Krishna Maganti, Horowitz Biometrics Limmited, United Kingdom
Dennis Majoe, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Jarmo Malinen, Aalto University, Finland
Dan Mandru, Technical University of Cluj Napoca, Romania
Francesco Marcelloni, University of Pisa, Italy
Jan Mares, University of Chemistry and Technology, Czech Republic
Jorge Martins, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
G. K. Matsopoulos, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Gianluigi Me, Luiss University, Italy
Gerrit Meixner, Heilbronn University, Germany
Silvano Mignanti, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Ji Ming, Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom
Miroslav Minovic, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Yehya Mohamad, Fraunhofer FIT, Germany
Mohyuddin Mohyuddin, King Abdullah International Medical Research Center (KAIMRC), Saudi Arabia
Enid Montague, Northwestern University, United States
Umberto Morbiducci, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Mihaela Morega, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Kazuya Murao, Ritsumeikan University, Japan
Robert W. Newcomb, University of Maryland, United States
Nicoletta Nicolaou, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Domen Novak, University of Wyoming, United States
Ian Oakley, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, Korea, Republic of
Benny P. L. Lo, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Rui Pedro Paiva, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Gonzalo Pajares, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Krzysztof Pancerz, University of Rzeszow, Poland
Shahram Payandeh, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Evan Peck, Bucknell University, United States
Gennaro Percannella, University of Salerno, Italy
Ernesto Pereda, University La Laguna, Spain
Horacio Pérez-Sánchez, Catholic University of Murcia, Spain
Vitor Pires, Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Setúbal - Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal, Portugal
Octavian Postolache, Institute of Telecommunications, Portugal
Ales Prochazka, Institute of Chemical Technology, Czech Republic
Sang-Hoon Rhee, Seoul National University, Korea, Republic of
José Joaquín Rieta, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Luís Rocha, University of Minho, Portugal
David Rocke, University of California, Davis, United States
Carsten Röcker, Ostfestfalen-Lippe UAS and Fraunhofer IOSB-INA, Germany
Marcos Rodrigues, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
Simona E. Rombo, Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica, Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy
Heather Ruskin, Dublin City University, Ireland
Wim L. C. Rutten, University of Twente, Netherlands
Seonghan Ryu, Hannam University, Korea, Republic of
Maytham Safar, Kuwait University, Kuwait
George Sakellaropoulos, University of Patras, Greece
J. Cristian Salgado, University of Chile, Chile
Ovidio Salvetti, National Research Council of Italy - CNR, Italy
Andres Santos, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Henrique Santos, University of Minho, Portugal
Nilanjan Sarkar, Vanderbilt University, United States
Chutham Sawigun, Mahanakorn University of Technology, Thailand
Emanuele Schiavi, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Tanja Schultz, Cognitive Systems Lab (CSL), University of Bremen, Germany
Tapio Seppänen, University of Oulu, Finland
Daniel Simões Lopes, INESC ID Lisboa, Portugal
Pavel Smrz, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Olga Sourina, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Jiri Spilka, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Mu-Chun Su, National Central University, Taiwan
Wallapak Tavanapong, Iowa State University, United States
Miguel Tavares da Silva, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
António Teixeira, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Carlos M. Travieso, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
George Tsihrintzis, University of Piraeus, Greece
Alexander Tsouknidas, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Luis Valente, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Rob van der Mei, CWI Amsterdam, Netherlands
Alfredo Vellido, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Susana Vinga, IDMEC, Portugal
Justin Wan, University of Waterloo, Canada
Yuanyuan Wang, Fudan University, China
Junzo Watada, Universiti Technologi PETRONAS, Malaysia
Quan Wen, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
Didier Wolf, Research Centre for Automatic Control - CRAN CNRS UMR 7039, France
Yingcai Xiao, University of Akron, United States
Vera Yashina, Dorodnicyn Computing Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Federation
Erliang Zeng, University of South Dakota, United States
Huiru Zheng, University of Ulster, United Kingdom
Leming Zhou, University of Pittsburgh, United States
Li Zhuo, Beijing University of Technology, China
André Zúquete, IEETA, IT, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

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