Fraunhofer Portugal is an Institutional partner of PhyCS 2014

Fraunhofer Portugal supports the International Conference on Physiological Computing Systems (PhyCS) 2014. The conference, sponsored by the Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication (INSTICC), focuses on areas which are particularly close to Fraunhofer AICOS’s competences in Human-Computer Interaction: Devices, Methodologies and Methods, Human Factors and Applications.

Taking place in Lisbon from the 7th to the 9th of January, the conference will host an array of satellite events, while different exhibitors will be showcasing their products to attendees. The deadlines for paper submission are the 30th of July 2013 (Regular Papers) and the 18th of September 2013 (Position Papers).


From PhyCS 2014 website:

“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.

PhyCS brings together people interested in creating novel interaction devices, adaptable interfaces, algorithms and tools, through the study, planning, and design of interfaces between people and computers that are supported by multimodal biosignals. We seek contributions that relate synergetic disciplines such as biomedical engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, affective computing, accessibility, usability, computer graphics, arts, etc.

Researchers attending PhyCS seek to extend the state-of-the-art by harnessing the power of physiological data to refine the symbiosis between humans and computers in such way that the resulting interactive experiences lead to richer and improved outcomes. This may involve the design of new wearable devices that make physiological data acquisition more pervasive, the design of user interfaces capable of recognizing and adapting to changes in the physiological state of the user, and / or the creation of algorithms to enable robust and seamless control of computational resources using physiological data sources as input.

We call for original submissions that describe novel technologies and applications in this field, and greatly encourage authors to complement their oral and poster communications with demonstrations showing novel physiological computing and interaction concepts or systems.”


Sub-topic areas:



  • Biomedical Devices for Computer Interaction
  • Haptic Devices
  • Brain-Computer Interfaces
  • Health Monitoring Devices
  • Physiology-driven Robotics
  • Wearable Sensors and Systems
  • Cybernetics and User Interface Technologies



  • Biosignal Acquisition, Analysis and Processing
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Neural Networks 
  • Processing of Multimodal Input
  • Observation, Modelling and Prediction of User Behaviour
  • Computer Graphics and Visualization of Physiological Data
  • Video and Image Analysis for Physiological Computing
  • Motion and Tracking



  • User Experience
  • Usability
  • Adaptive Interfaces
  • Human Factors in Physiological Computing
  • Learning and Adaptive Control of Action Patterns
  • Speech and Voice Data Processing



  • Physiology-driven Computer Interaction
  • Biofeedback Technologies
  • Affective Computing
  • Pervasive Technologies
  • Augmentative Communication
  • Assistive Technologies
  • Interactive Physiological Systems
  • Physiological Computing in Mobile Devices