"Late Breaking Papers" & Demos Track

In order to allow authors to submit late-breaking results, an additional track has opened that allows for submission of Short Papers (4 pages) that present most recent research results that are best presented by a short talk or an interactive poster presentation, or results/ideas that are best presented by a demonstrator. Submissions will also appear in the conference proceedings.

Papers for Regular, Special and PhD Track

The conference will accept Regular Papers (6 pages), Short Papers (4 pages) and Posters (3 pages). While regular papers will provide high-quality contributions to the field, Short Papers are expected to provide recent research outcomes that are not yet mature enough for a regular paper or a journal contribution, but provide novel insights into a specific problem or a thought provoking discussion of innovative ideas. Posters should ideally show work in progress or applications/demos that could be best presented in an interactive discussion with the audience. All submissions have to be uploaded via the easychair system. Submission to the Regular Track and PhD Track should focus on topics such as:

Affective Computing
Assistive Technology
Augmented Cognition
Brain-Machine Interfaces
Companion Technologies
Ethical Aspects of Human-Machine Systems
Human Factors
Human Performance Modeling
Human-Computer Interaction
Human-Machine Cooperation and Systems
Human-Machine Interface and Communications
Human-Robot Interaction
Information Visualization
Interactive Design Science and Engineering

Interactive and Digital Media
Interactive Tools for the Digital Humanities
Kansei (sense/emotion) Engineering
Mental Models
Multi-User Interaction
Recommender Systems
Resilience Engineering in Human-Machine Systems
Systems Safety and Security
Team Performance and Training Systems
Usability and User Profiling
User Interface Design
User Monitoring
Virtual and Augmented Reality Systems
Wearable Computing
Web Intelligence and Interaction

Formatting Instructions

Complete manuscripts must be electronically submitted through the conference website using EasyChair. Submitted manuscripts can be Regular (6pp), Short (4pp) or Poster (3pp) papers in IEEE two-column format, including figures, tables, and references. Please use the templates at Manuscript Templates for IEEE Conference Proceedings to prepare your paper. All submissions MUST be in PDF format. All accepted papers are expected to be included in IEEE Xplore and indexed by EI.

Proceedings and Post-Conference Publications

Accepted papers of the conference will be published in Conference Proceedings in IEEE Xplore. In addition, the conference will offer to publish extended versions of selected papers in a special issues, e.g. the IEEE Transactions on Human Machine Systems. Another publication opportunity is provided by the IEEE Book Series on HMS where edited or authored books on specific topics of the HMS conference will be published. Further details will be announced during the conference.

Review Process

The Technical Program Committee (TPC) is headed by Program Chairs (Editors). A team of Senior TPC members (Associate Editors) is handling the main review process by a large team of expert reviewers. They provide recommendations (with meta-reviews) to the Program Chairs for final decision. Authors of accepted papers need to register online for the conference before the early registration deadline. Papers have to be presented during the conference. If a paper is not presented, it will be removed from the IEEE Xplore Online Proceedings.

Deadlines for All Contributions

  • Deadline for submission of contributions for Regular Papers and Special Tracks: June 15, 2021 AoE (extended!)
  • Acceptance notification: from July 6, 2021
  • Deadline for early registration and registration for accepted papers: August 9, 2021 (for PhD Track and "Late Breaking Papers": August 9, 2021)
  • Final papers due: August 30, 2021
  • Deadline for the submissions on the PhD Track is July 26, 2021 in order to give participants of the summer school an opportunity to contribute.
  • Deadline for the Late Breaking Papers is July 26, 2021
  • Acceptance notification for PhD Track and "Late Breaking Papers": from August 2, 2021
  • Deadline for early registration and final papers of PhD Track and "Late Breaking Papers": August 9, 2021

Related Special Issue in IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems

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 in the CfP and here.

ICHMS 2021 Special Tracks

The following Special Tracks have been accepted. Proposed Special Tracks will be announced on a continuing basis as soon as accepted.

The Sino-Germany Symposium on the Brain-Machine System

Jiahua Xu (OVGU, Germany) & Felix Putze (University of Bremen, Germany) & Ning Fei Li (Charité – University Medicine Berlin, Germany)

Collaborative Intelligent Systems and Applications

Weiming Shen (Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China) & Makoto Itoh (University of Tsukuba, Japan)

Interactive & Wearable Computing Systems

Giancarlo Fortino (Università della Calabria, Italy) & Peter X. Liu (Carleton University, Canada)

Interactive Robotics

Norbert Elkmann (Fraunhofer IFF, Germany) & Christian Hansen (OVGU, Germany)