[robotics-worldwide] CFP: HUMASCEND 2013 PhD Track, Manchester, UK 10/12/2013

Anna Gruebler agrueb at essex.ac.uk
Tue May 7 03:53:36 PDT 2013

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International Workshop on Human-Machine Systems, Cyborgs, and Enhancing
HUMASCEND 2013 - PhD Track

Manchester, UK
October 12th 2013


HUMASCEND 2013, Technical Co-Sponsorship IEEE SMC

**PhD Track**
The HUMASCEND PhD Track offers a unique opportunity for young researchers
-Attend tutorials by leading experts in the field, Paolo Fiorini(University
of Verona, Italy) and Kenji Suzuki(University of Tsukuba, Japan)
-Participate in presentations and discussions
-Receive feedback on their current work and future research plans form
peers and experts
-Gain insights on the future of the field
-Attend the HUMASCEND Workshop without extra charge (must register to
assure seat)

**Workshop Description**
HUMASCEND aims to bring together researchers in all areas studying how to
use technology to enhance human capabilities. The conference focuses on
system aspects related to collaboration between humans and machines,
devices designed to enhance human capabilities, and cyborgs - hybrids of
living organisms and machines.

The Advanced Technologies for Enhanced Quality of Life (AT-EQUAL)
Series started in 2009 as a yearly forum of scientific events bringing
together engineers, life scientists, and medical doctors, to share their
knowledge and techniques, and to jointly seek advances that can increase
the quality of life. The HUMASCEND Workshop and the PhD Track are part of
AT-EQUAL 2013.

The three conference tracks are:
Human-Machine Systems: focusing on humans and machines in collaborative
Enhancing Devices: focusing on a next generation of prosthetics, designed
to enhance human capabilities
Cyborgs: focusing on true hybrids that fuse living tissue and artificial

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Affective computing, Anthropomorphic Robotics, Artificial/Computational
Intelligence, Assistive Technologies, Augmented Human, Awareness Computing,
Bio-signal processing, Biomedical imaging, Biological databases, BioBanks,
Bio-compatible materials, Brain modeling, Biological Systems modeling,
Bio-robotics, Biomimetic Implementations, Biomedical engineering, Bionic
systems, Brain-Machine Interfaces, Cellular Biophysics, Coaching/teaching
systems, Cognitive Computing, Computational Biology/Life, Science,
Computer-controlled biology, Control of prosthetic systems, Cybernetics,
Ethical issues in manmachine hybrids, Haptics and Teleoperation, Human
Centered Design, Human-Machine System Design, Human-Robot/Computer
Interaction, Interactive Digital Media, Knowledge-based autonomy, Medical
Mechatronics, Medical Informatics, Neuromuscular interfaces,
Neurally-controlled robots, Neural Prosthesis, Physiological,
Modeling/Simulation, Robot Assisted Therapy, Robot learning, Rehabilitation
by Robots, Smart Prosthetics/Orthotics, Social Robotics, Systems Biology
for bio-artificial hybrids, Tissue Engineering and Organ Growth, Virtual
and Augmented Reality

**Important Dates**
May 30th, 2013: Deadline for submission of full-length papers
June 30th, 2013: Acceptance/Rejection notification

PhD Track: October 12th, 2013
Workshop: October 13th, 2013

**Submission Guidelines**
PhD Track: Two page extended abstract in IEEE Conference format showing
work in progress.
Workshop: Four-page regular papers in the standard IEEE Conference format
or two-page position papers are invited. Three reviewers will review each

Kenji Suzuki, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Adrian Stoica, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA
Anna Gruebler, University of Essex, UK
Kyrre Glette, University of Oslo, Norway
Gareth Howells, The University of Kent, UK
Edward Mihailescu, Technical University of Iasi, Romania

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