*** Paper Submission for the Poster Track is open till Feb 28th.
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*** ISACT 2020 Spring School will be jointly held with ICHMS2020 ***

*** Paper Submission for Regular and Special Tracks is closed ***

Scope of the Conference

The 2020 IEEE International Conference on Human-Machine Systems (ICHMS) will be held in Rome, Italy. 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: Conference Theme Track, Regular Track and Special Track (selected through a call). ICHMS will also feature plenary speeches, panel sessions, tutorials, workshops, 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.

Conference Theme Track

Human-Centered Cyber-Physical Systems


Cyberphysical Systems (CPS), like transport networks or large manufacturing facilities, are naturally human-centric; in fact, they are interacting with a considerable number of distributed computing elements for monitoring, control and management which can exchange information between them and notably with humans. Such complex and physically-entangled systems of systems are of crucial importance for the quality of life of the citizens and for a country economy. Human-machine systems-oriented issues arise at different levels: System, Computing and Interaction.


  • Cyber Transportation and Human Interaction in Connected and Autonomous Vehicles
  • Human-centric Internet of Things: Interaction between Humans and Smart Objects
  • Smart Communities living in Smart Cyber-physical Worlds: Towards Dynamic Provision of Cyberphysycal Services to Human Ensembles
  • Human Manipulation of Motorized Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Co-existence and cooperation of Humans and Robots in Smart Environments

Regular Tracks

  • Companion Technology (Leading Chair: Andreas Wendemuth): covers and combines trans-disciplinary research in fields such as computer science and artificial intelligence, cognitive science, engineering, psychology, and neurobiology.

  • Brain-Machine Interfaces and Systems (Leading Chair: Tiago H. Falk, J. Jin): includes assistive technology and research allowing locked-in individuals to communicate and control exoskeletons/devices to improve locomotion.

  • Human-AI Interaction and Cognitive Computing & Engineering (Leading Chairs: Changxu Wu, Yicong Zhou): encompasses human cognition in intelligent/AI system designs or/and development of AI algorithms, technology, methods for human beings.

  • Interactive and Wearable Computing and Systems (Leading Chairs: Min Chen, Angelika Peer): focuses on advances and developments in all aspects of interactive and/or wearable computing and systems.

  • Collaborative Intelligent Systems and Applications (Leading Chairs: Weiming Shen, Makoto Itoh): addresses advances on the development of scientific and engineering foundations, innovative technologies and solutions for IoT-enabled data-driven collaborative intelligent systems.

  • Human Factors Engineering (Leading Chairs: Nathan J McNeese, Jessie Y.C. Chen): focuses on the advancements in theory and practice related to human interaction with intelligent agents in a wide variety of environments.

  • PhD Track (Leading Chairs: Gyorgy Eigner, Wenjuan (Isabel) Zhang).

Paper Submission

Complete manuscripts must be electronically submitted through the conference website (under construction) http://ichms.dimes.unical.it/submission/

Submitted manuscripts should be within six (6) pages in IEEE two-column format, including figures, tables, and references. Please use the templates at Manuscript Templates for IEEE Conference Proceedings  from the conference website to prepare your paper. All submissions MUST be in PDF format.

Important Dates

Special Track proposals deadline:

December 7, 2019 (*extended firm deadline*)

Paper submission deadline:

December 15, 2019 (*extended firm deadline*)

Special Track Paper submission deadline:
January 20, 2020 (*extended firm deadline*)
Poster Track Paper submission deadline: February 28, 2020

Notification of acceptance (Regular and Special Tracks):

February 15, 2020

Camera-ready copy due:

March 15, 2020