The 2021 IEEE International Conference on Human-Machine Systems (ICHMS) will be held in Magdeburg, Germany as a hybrid event, allowing for both physical and virtual attendance. The conference theme is: Human Centered Systems for our Digital World.
ICHMS will provide a remarkable opportunity for the academic and industrial communities to address new challenges and share solutions, and discuss future research directions in the important area of Human-Machines Systems. ICHMS specifically covers contributions on research related to integrated human/machine systems at multiple scales, and includes areas such as human/machine interaction; cognitive ergonomics and engineering; assistive/companion technologies; human/machine system modeling, testing and evaluation; and fundamental issues of measurement and modeling of human-centered phenomena in engineered systems. The organization of ICHMS is based on the following Track types: Regular Track, Special Tracks and PhD Track.
The conference will also feature plenary speeches, panel sessions, tutorials, and poster sessions. Contributions are expected from academia, industry, and management agencies. All accepted papers will be published in conference proceedings and in IEEE Xplore.
The SI will serve as a forum for multidisciplinary and systematic research investigations presented at the 2nd ICHMS. This SI seeks high-quality and significant extensions of contributions to ICHMS 2021. Selected high quality submissions of the conference will be invited to submit to the SI. THMS has not previously published regular papers as extensions of conference proceeding publications. For this reason, any manuscript submitted to the present SI, and ultimately published in THMS, will be required to present an extension of a research study presented at the conference of no less than 40% new results, inferences and conclusions for the scientific community. THMS will consider both full regular papers and technical correspondences. More details can be found ind the CfP and here.
We are currently planning to run IEEE ICHMS 2021 primarily as a regular conference with physical attendance, offering a rich social program to trigger creative and inspiring discussions. However, we will be prepared to switch to a fully online interactive conference if necessary. In any way, we will offer ways for virtual/hybrid participation for those participants who are, e.g. due to travel restrictions, unable to attend.
Ethical Aspects of Human-Machine Systems
Human Performance Modeling
Human-Machine Cooperation and Systems
Human-Machine Interface and Communications
Interactive Design Science and Engineering
Interactive and Digital Media
Interactive Tools for the Digital Humanities
Kansei (sense/emotion) Engineering
Resilience Engineering in Human-Machine Systems
Systems Safety and Security
Team Performance and Training Systems
Usability and User Profiling
User Interface Design
Virtual and Augmented Reality Systems
Web Intelligence and Interaction
The main track is aimed at presenting significant research contributions that are of interest for a broader human-machine systems audience.
These tracks represent well-established “sub topics” of HMS – mainly driven by activities of the SMC Society HMS Technical Committees.
The main track is aimed at presenting significant research contributions that are of interest for a broader human-machine systems audience. The conference theme this year is: Human Centered Systems for our Digital World.
These tracks represent well-established “sub topics” of HMS – mainly driven by activities of the SMC Society HMS Technical Committees. The tracks are intended to collect contributions from the HMS community, focusing on topics such as Companion Technology, Brain-Machine Interfaces and Systems, Human-AI Interaction and Cognitive Computing & Engineering, Interactive and Wearable Computing and Systems, Collaborative Intelligent Systems and Applications and Human Factors Engineering. Each special track will be organized by one or two chair/s and all contributions will be reviewed, as regular papers, by the program committee. An open call for special tracks will enable research to enrich the conference program by inclusion of upcoming hot topics and gain visibility in their community. Proposers of special tracks will be expected to bring in an active group of researchers, supporting the track by either submitting contributions or by supporting the reviewing process.
The following Special Tracks have been accepted. Proposed Special Tracks will be announced on a continuing basis as soon as accepted.
Jiahua Xu (OVGU, Germany) & Felix Putze (University of Bremen, Germany) & Ning Fei Li (Charité – University Medicine Berlin, Germany)
Weiming Shen (Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China) & Makoto Itoh (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Andreas Wendemuth (OVGU, Germany) & Stefan Kopp (University of Bielefeld, Germany)
This track (doctoral consortium) is intended to attract presentations of PhD projects and will ensure active participation of both, senior researchers and PhD students, in order to stimulate discussion. All senior researchers will provide feedback to the presenters during the track and one senior researcher per PhD student will provide individual feedback. The papers (full papers) of the track will be reviewed accordingly and selected papers will be published in the proceedings. To encourage feedback from the community, all presenters will also have the possibility to present their work in the form of a poster to conference participants during a poster session.
The keynotes and conference program will be announced according to the schedule.
Emperor Otto the Great and Otto von Guericke left their mark on Magdeburg and are the namesakes of the City of Otto. Nowadays, the 1200-year-old metropolis by the river Elbe, which has been destroyed and rebuilt several times throughout its history, is not only characterised by impressive historic medieval buildings, quaint Baroque façades and monumental districts from the “Gründerzeit” period, but also by its modern architecture.
Andreas Nürnberger, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg (OVGU), Germany
Giancarlo Fortino, Università della Calabria, Italy
Ellen Bass, Drexel University, USA
David Mendonca, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Zhiwen Yu, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
Malte Schilling, Bielefeld, Germany
György Eigner, Óbuda University Budapest, Hungary
Ernesto De Luca, OVGU, Germany
David Kaber, Univ. of Florida, USA
Antonio Guerrieri, ICAR-CNR, Italy
Dan Verständig, OVGU, Germany
Ingo Siegert, OVGU, Germany
Fei-Yue Wang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing
Tiago H. Falk, University of Quebec, Canada
Andreas Wendemuth, OVGU, Germany
Anja Buch, OVGU, Germany
Iulia Lefter, TU Delft, The Netherlands
Ronald Böck, OVGU, Germany
Daoyi Dong, UNSW Canberra, Australia