The 3rd International Conference on Physiological Computing Systems - PhyCS 2016

Published on: 18th January 2016
The Third edition of the PhyCS conference (The International Conference on Physiological Computing Systems) organized by INSTICC (Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication) will take place from 27 to 28 of July 2016 in Lisbon, Portugal.

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.
One of the most important contributions that PhyCS brings about is the creation of a high-level forum in collaboration with the most prestigious internationally recognized experts, including names such as Alan Pope (NASA, United States), Hugo Plácido da Silva (IT - Institute of Telecommunications, Portugal) as a Conference Chairs and as a Program Chairs: Stephen Fairclough (Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom), Andreas Holzinger (Medical University Graz, Austria) and Abraham Otero (Universidad San Pablo CEU, Spain).

PhyCS 2016 will have invited keynote speakers, who are internationally recognized experts in their areas: Kevin Warwick (Coventry University, United Kingdom) and Tanja Schultz (Cognitive Systems Lab (CSL), University of Bremen, Germany) are already confirmed.

All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support.

SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).

All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library.

A short list of papers presented at conference venue, will be invited to submit to publication in a special issue of Sensors & Transducers Journal.

The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus.

PhyCS 2016 will be held in conjunction with PECCS 2016 and ICETE 2016.

Further information about PhyCS 2016 can be found at the conference website


INSTICC is the Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication, a scientific, non-profit, association whose main goals are to serve the international scientific community by promoting, developing and disseminating knowledge in the areas of information systems and technologies, control and communications.

To achieve these goals, INSTICC is committed to integrate and support many activities relevant for the international scientific community, including:
  • Promotion of the mobility of renowned researchers, usually involved as keynote speakers at INSTICC events, so that they can share their knowledge with conference delegates;
  • Providing grants to support the presence of many young researchers from all over the world, especially from regions facing economic difficulties, who wish to attend INSTICC conferences;
  • Publication of proceedings, books and journals - some of them in cooperation with distinguished international publishers - widely indexed and made available at appropriate digital libraries;
  • Sponsorship of research projects, proposed by universities and R&D institutes, related to INSTICC main interest areas;
  • Collaboration with international associations, who may technically  co-sponsor INSTICC events, as well as with companies involved in R&D or supporting of the international academic community. 
Over the years, these initiatives have brought together a large and very diversified international community spread over more than 141 countries, including more than 500 high profile keynote speakers, over 15600 specialized reviewers and about 46000 authors.
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