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Industrial Track

Industrial Co-Chairs
Chad L. Stephens, NASA Langley Research Center, U.S.A.
Oliver Brdiczka, XEROX Palo Alto Research Center, U.S.A.
Jakub Tkaczuk, Samsung R&D Institute, Poland
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.

The main goals of the Industrial Track is to give the opportunity for authors/inventors to present their ideas in a friendly environment including applied researchers and industry professionals; we also envision the organization of demonstration sessions and/or a round-table where it will be possible to discuss future developments of topics addressed at PhyCS and the challenges  involved in the relationship between industry and academy.
The Industrial Track welcomes applications that are in various stages of development ranging from early stage/patented only, in process of piloting and already deployed with a small number of users, that relate synergetic disciplines such as biomedical engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, affective computing, accessibility, usability, computer graphics, arts, etc, in any of the following types:

  • Industry Papers
  • Round Table
  • Tool Demonstration
  • Birds-of-a-Feather Session
  • Special Presentations from Conference Sponsors
The industrial track will bring an industrial vision for this event, with the participation of different industries, which allows for the audience to get to know the latest developments in industry.
Industrial tracks will be structured to foster the exchange of know-how between industry and academia, thereby accelerating transfer of novel scientific solutions into industrial applications.
The industrial track will be responsible for reviewing papers with a more practical nature or related to commercialized products (as long the commercial part is not the main scope of the paper).

Industrial satellite events are also expected, such as tutorials and special sessions.

Tutorials presented by industrial specialists on the first day of the conference will provide specialists with basic industrial applications know-how and an appreciation of current industrial issues.

Special Sessions presenting reviewed technical papers and findings tailored to the industrial tracks will allow participants to acquire and deepen their understanding of the subject industry.


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).
A short list of presented papers will be selected so that revised and extended versions of  these papers will be published by Springer-Verlag in a LNCS Series book .
A special issue of the ACM Transactions on  Computer Human Interaction (ToCHI)  on "Physiological Computing for Human-Computer Interaction"  has been planned.
A short list of papers presented at the PhyCS conference will be selected for publication of extended and  revised versions in a special issue of the Springer Journal on Multimedia Tools and Applications .
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), DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index), Scopus, Semantic Scholar and Google Scholar.


PhyCS Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Setubal Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 184
Fax: +44 203 014 8813
e-mail: phycs.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.phycs.org