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HCIS 2021 : 14th International Conference on Human Centred Intelligent Systems


When Jun 14, 2021 - Jun 16, 2021
Where Rome, Italy
Submission Deadline Jan 11, 2021
Notification Due Feb 8, 2021
Final Version Due Mar 1, 2021
Categories    computer science   intelligent systems   machine learning   big data

Call For Papers

HCIS 2021
HCIS 2021 (Formally known as IIMSS): 14th International Conference on Human-Centered Intelligent Systems | June 14-16, 2021 | Rome, Italy

Part of KES multi themed conference Smart Digital Futures which groups AMSTA-21, IDT-21, HCIS-21, InMed-21, SEEL-21 and STS-21 in one venue.

Human-centered intelligent systems (HCIS) are information systems applying artificial intelligence in order to support humans and to interact with people. Contemporary advances in the field of artificial intelligence have led to a rapidly growing number of intelligent services and applications. Artificial intelligence is often characterized in an impersonal way: on this view, intelligent systems operate entirely independently of human intervention. Public discourse on ‘autonomous’ algorithms which work on ‘passively’ collected data contributes to this view. However, this perspective obfuscates the extent to which human work necessarily underpins and enables contemporary AI systems. The human element in intelligent systems includes tasks such as optimizing knowledge representations, developing algorithms, collecting and labeling data, and deciding what to model in the first place. Investigating artificial intelligence from a human-centered perspective requires a deep understanding of the role of human ethics, practices, and preferences for the development of—and interaction with—intelligent systems.

Dates, Conference and Publication

• Submission Deadline: 11 January 2021

• Acceptance Notification: 08 February 2021

• Camera Ready Submission: 01 March 2021

• Presentation at Conference: 14-16 June 2021

• Publication: Springer; Series on Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies


We invite research- and practice-based contributions to the Human-Centered Intelligent Systems (HCIS) conference, which is collocated under the umbrella of KES Smart Digital Futures. The conference will have a general track and will also include a set of specialized invited sessions. We are also calling for organizers of invited sessions who would like to address special related subjects.

The following topics define the conference scope, although other associated subjects may be applicable.

Digital Humanism and Artificial Intelligence

Ethics and Value Alignment in Human-Machine Interactions

o Ethical Decision-Making and Intelligent Systems: Fairness and Equality, Transparency, Explanation, Privacy, Safety,

Responsibility, Reflection

o Value Trade-Offs and Ethical Dilemmas

o Distinctively Human Qualities: Expertise, Judgement, Intuition, Empathy, Moral Compass, Creativity

Political and Social Dimensions

o Social Computing and Artificial Intelligence

o Human Rights

o Democracy, Inclusion, Freedom of Speech

o Effective Regulation, Policy-Making, and Legal Compliance

o Ethical Leadership in the Deployment and Procurement of Intelligent Systems

o Impact of Information Technology on Business and Society

Artificial Intelligence and Cognition

• Smart Interpretation of Images, Numbers, Texts, Voices, Dialogs, Sensors, Actors, Information, Signals, Events

• Cognitive Computing and the Internet of Things

• Human and User Modeling

• Knowledge Technologies and Semantic Web

• Knowledge Modeling, Representation, Reasoning and Inference

• Transparency, Explanation and Rationality

• Real-Time Data Stream Processing

• Machine Learning and Big Data Analytics

• Statistical Learning

• Clustering and Classification

• Neural Networks and Deep Learning

• Support Vector Machines

• Pattern Recognition

• Analytic and Rational Machines

• Decision Support, Simulation and Management

• Transformation of Human Tasks

Intelligent Services and Architectures

• Intelligent Digital Systems and Services Architecture, Modeling and Engineering

• Digital Business, Products, Services, and Systems

• Resilient and Adaptive Software Architecture

• Digital Enterprise Architecture

• Internet of Things and Sensor Networks

• Robotics and Remote Control

• Recommender Services and Chatbots

• Intelligent Platforms and Ecosystems

• Blockchains and Distributed Transactions

• Cyber Security, Identity and Digital Rights Management

• Innovation in Service Engineering, Delivery, and Quality Assessment

• Social Network Modeling and Intelligent Systems

• Knowledge Modeling and Cognitive Maps

• Human-Centered Service Systems

• Dynamics of Action and Interaction

• Adaptive Systems, Services, and Processes

• Reliability and Resiliency

• Digital Business Modeling and Management

• Virtual Environments

• Ecology of Service Systems

• Smart and Wise Systems

• Complexity of Socio-Technical Systems

• Systems Evolution and Innovation Processes

Intelligent Interaction and Visualization

• Mobile Technologies and Intelligent Services

• Intelligent Audio, Video and Signal Processing

• Intelligent Language Analytics and Generation

• Speaker and Sound Recognition

• Intelligent Visualization, Interaction, Collaboration and Communication

• Intelligent Virtual and Augmented Reality

• Intelligent Human-Computer Interaction

• Intelligent Multimodal Interactive Systems

• Intelligent Dashboards and Adaptive Hypermedia Systems

• Intelligent User and Role Models

• Intelligent Affective Computing

• Process and Systems Monitoring

• Systems Diagnostics and Transparency

• Resilient Systems

• Autonomous Control

• Ergonomics, Interaction and Visualization

• Human Factors and Aging

• Ergonomics and Design

• Human Factors in Software, Service and Systems Engineering

• Usability and User Experience

• Interaction and Game Design

• Robots and Unmanned Systems

• Simulation Environments and Systems

• Safety Management and Human Factors

Intelligent Applications and Use Cases

• Smart Systems in Science, Medicine, Health Care, Management Systems, Administration, Finance, Banking, Insurance,
Consulting, Knowledge Transfer, Retail, Manufacturing, Logistics, Smart Energy, Industrial Environments, Smart Cities,
Smart Home, Architecture and Sustainable Urban Planning, etc.

• Industry 4.0: Advanced Digital Manufacturing, Management and Process Control

• Sensor and Actor-based Autonomous Systems and Robotics

• Intelligent Science and Educational Services

• Intelligent Digital Libraries

Submission Guidelines and Review Process

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished papers which are not under review for another conference, workshop, or journal by the time of submission. The contributors should address one or more research areas included above.

Detailed submission information is available on the conference page.

Submitted papers will undergo double-blind peer review by at least two members of the program committee. Prior to submission, please ensure that you have removed any information from your paper which could identify the authors. Paper acceptance is based on the following criteria: novelty, technical soundness, practical or theoretical impact, clarity, and presentation. At least one author per paper submission is required to register for the conference, and to present the paper.

For details of the sessions accepted so far see here:

IS01 Edge Computing Technologies for Mobile Computing and Internet of Things


Honorary Chairs: T. Watanabe, Nagoya University, Japan, and L. C. Jain, University of Technology Sydney, Australia and Liverpool Hope University, UK

General Chair: Alfred Zimmermann, Reutlingen University, Germany

Executive Chair: R. J. Howlett, University of Bournemouth, UK

Program Chair: Rainer Schmidt, Munich University of Applied Sciences, Germany

International Program Committee
The list of the IPC members will be added shortly to the conference page:

Our Destination
SDF-21 will be held at the Barceló Aran Mantegna 4* Hotel, Rome, Italy

For more details of the venue please see:

Barceló Aran Mantegna is a large design hotel offering a tranquil location in the Tor Marancia district. The property offers free WiFi throughout, as well as a large business centre. The hotel includes private parking, a 24-hour front desk and 2 on-site restaurants serving typical local cuisine and Mediterranean cuisine.

The Barceló Aran Mantegna is located in EUR-Garbatella, Rome's business district, surrounded by green spaces and very close to the city's new exhibition centre.

Whilst we hope you will join us at this stunning destination, we will also be hosting our event virtually for anyone who is being affected by Covid-19 or doesn't want to travel.

Stay in touch

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