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.
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:
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
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.
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.
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.
This special issue (SI) is motivated by the success of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society’s 1st International Conference on Human-Machine Systems, held in 2020 (ICHMS 2020). ICHMS is intended to foster the development and dissemination of research for advancing the science and engineering of humanmachine system at multiple levels, including systems, computing technology, and human-automation interaction. The conference stresses methodological innovation, novel results and implications for practice in a broad range of application areas, including transportation and autonomous vehicle systems, the Internet of Things, smart communities, motorized cyber-physical systems, and human-robot interaction (HRI). ICHMS 2020 drew-in approximately 200 participants (despite the COVID-19 pandemic) and generated ~150 peer reviewed papers.
The meeting was selective in its acceptance rate and the conference yielded a refereed proceedings publication. The quality of contributions to this meeting was such that many of the papers could have been considered for publication as regular papers in the IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems (THMS) with unique extensions.
This SI seeks high-quality and significant extensions of contributions to ICHMS 2021. 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.
Submissions to the SI will align with the call for contributions to ICHMS 2021 and must also fall within the scope of the Journal. We welcome a broad range of contributions for advancing understanding of human-machine systems, whether through analysis, design, operations or other aspects. Potential contributions may address, but are not limited to, the following topics: companion technology; brain-machine interfaces and systems; human- artificial intelligence (AI) interaction; cognitive computing and engineering; interactive and wearable computing and devices; collaborative intelligence systems and applications; and human factors engineering
The SI will be published over two issues of Transactions on Human-Machine Systems. The SI will serve as a forum for multidisciplinary and systematic research investigations presented at the 2nd ICHMS. In specific, the publication is expected to reveal new guidelines for design and engineering of technology to support human information processing and decision making in advanced systems control. It is important to note that any submissions to the special issue must have been accepted to the 2nd ICHMS in order to be considered by THMS for potential publication. THMS will consider both full regular papers and technical correspondences.
Papers should be submitted through http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/thms, with a cover letter that contains the statement: “This manuscript is being submitted to the Special Issue “Featured Research from the 2nd International Conference on Human-Machine Systems”. For detailed submission information, please refer to “Information for Authors” at http://www.ieeesmc.org/publications/transactions-on-human-machine-systems/special-issues.