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


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.


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:



  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


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


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.


All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on digital 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.
A short list of presented papers will be selected so that revised and extended versions of  these papers will be published by Springer in a LNCS Series book  .
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index), Scopus, Semantic Scholar and Google Scholar.


Conference Date: 27 - 28 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 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
June 6, 2017 (expired)

Workshop Proposal: April 10, 2017 (expired)

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

Tutorial Proposal: June 2, 2017 (expired)

Demo Proposal: June 2, 2017 (expired)

Panel Proposal: June 2, 2017 (expired)


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/


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Alan PopeNASA, Retired, Distinguished Research Associate, United States
Hugo Plácido SilvaIT- Institute of Telecommunications, Portugal


Andreas HolzingerMedical University Graz, Austria


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 Bamidis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece & Leeds Institute of Medical Education, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Emiliano Barreto-Hernandez, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia
Rémi Bastide, University of Toulous, 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, Institut Cochin INSERM U1016 - CNRS UMR8104 - Université Paris Descartes, France
Thomas Dandekar, University of Würzburg, Germany
Farzin Deravi, University of Kent, United Kingdom
Sérgio Deusdado, Instituto Politecnico de Bragança, Portugal
George 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
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
Christoph Friedrich, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Dortmund, Germany
Ioannis Fudos, University of Ioannina, Greece
Juan Carlos Garcia, University of Alcala, Spain
Nuno Garcia, University of Beira Interior, Portugal
Miguel García Gonzalez, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Max Garzon, The University of Memphis, United States
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
Andrew Hamilton-Wright, University of Guelph, Canada
Clemens Heitzinger, Technical University Vienna (TU Vienna), Austria
Thomas Hinze, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany
Chun-Hsi Huang, Southern Illinois University, United States
Ivan Ivanov, Technical University Sofia, Bulgaria
Bart Jansen, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Sandeep Jha, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India
Bo Jin, MilliporeSigma, Merck KGaA, United States
Bozena Kaminska, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Bridget Kane, Karlstad University Business School, Sweden
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, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), 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
Huei-Yung Lin, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Giuseppe Liotta, University of Perugia, Italy
Benny Lo, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Daniel Lopes, INESC ID Lisboa, Portugal
Martin Lopez-Nores, University of Vigo, Spain
Paulo Luzio de Melo, IDMEC-IST/MIT, United States
Mai Mabrouk, Misr University for Science and Technology, Egypt
Hari Maganti, Ernst & Young Innovation, 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. Matsopoulos, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
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
Umberto Morbiducci, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Mihaela Morega, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Kazuya Murao, Ritsumeikan University, Japan
Robert 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
Rui Pedro Paiva, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Gonzalo Pajares, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Krzysztof Pancerz, University of Rzeszow, Poland
Shahram Payandeh, Experimental Robotics and Graphics Laboratory, 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, University of Chemistry and Technology, Czech Republic
José Joaquín Rieta, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Luís Rocha, University of Minho, Portugal
Carsten Röcker, Ostfestfalen-Lippe UAS and Fraunhofer IOSB-INA, Germany
Marcos Rodrigues, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
Simona Rombo, Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica, Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy
Heather Ruskin, Dublin City University, Ireland
Wim Rutten, University of Twente, Netherlands
Seonghan Ryu, Hannam University, Korea, Republic of
Maytham Safar, Kuwait University, Kuwait
George Sakellaropoulos, University of Patras, Greece
J. 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
Pavel Smrz, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Alcimar Soares, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Brazil
Jiri Spilka, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Mu-Chun Su, National Central University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Wallapak Tavanapong, Iowa State University, United States
Miguel Tavares da Silva, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
António Teixeira, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Carlos Travieso-González, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Alexander Tsouknidas, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Mohy Uddin, King Abdullah International Medical Research Center (KAIMRC), Saudi Arabia
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
Vera Yashina, Dorodnicyn Computing Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Federation
Erliang Zeng, University of Iowa, 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