Date: September 16-19, 2019
Venue: Park Inn Radisson Meriton Conference and SPA hotel, Toompuiestee 27 / Paldiski mnt 4, Tallinn, Estonia

The objective of the symposium is to provide an international forum for the latest scientific and technological achievements in Human-Machine Systems research. The symposium aims to bring together researchers working in this field and provide them with opportunities to exchange ideas, overview achieved results and develop the vision for future research. The role of human is important in a wide-range of applications in the domains of intelligent and autonomous systems, autonomous cars, robotics, virtual reality, health-care, etc., requiring advanced solutions for efficient and safe human-machine interaction.

During the last twenty-five years Estonia has experienced rapid technological development and now is one of the leading countries in such areas like e-government, cyber-security and e-medicine. All these areas rely heavily on human-machine interaction technologies and they are set as main themes of this symposium together with the established themes of previous IFAC HMS symposiums. Industry tracks and panel discussions are planned to share and discuss leading edge solutions developed and applied in these areas.

The topics of interest include the following, but are not limited to:

  • Human-centred process design and automation – methodology, principles, practice.
  • Cognitive task analysis, task and function allocation, situation awareness.
  • Risk assessment, accident analysis, and operational risk analysis.
  • Modelling of human performance, reliability, mental workload, medical and cognitive rehabilitation.
  • Work organization, job design, and team design.
  • Graphical interfaces, auditory interfaces, multimedia design.
  • Multi-modal interactions in real and virtual environments.
  • Functional and adaptive interfaces, interface agents.
  • Intelligent agent systems, neural networks, fuzzy logic, genetic algorithms.
  • Support for operational risk management, system operation, maintenance, and supervision.
  • Information management and knowledge retrieval.
  • Barrier free and changeable designs.
  • Behaviour and mental models for human operator support.
  • Adversary behaviour study and modelling in security critical applications.
  • Evaluation of human performance, health, usability, safety, and workload.
  • Human/humane aspects of Human-Machine Systems.
  • Decision making and cognitive processes.
  • Public policies and ethics.

Application Domains of Human-Machine Systems

  • Transportation systems
  • Medical systems
  • Smart environments
  • Human-assistive robotics
  • Autonomous and semi-autonomous systems
  • E-government, E-medicine and health-care
  • Usable security and privacy
  • Visualisation for cyber security analysis
  • Interpretable learning models for cyber security
  • Social engineering and human behavior

Industry and case study track

We strongly encourage contributions on case studies and benchmarks especially from new application areas of HMS such as autonomous and semi-autonomous applications in industrial, urban and rural environments.

Important dates

Deadline to submit draft papers and invited sessions proposals December 1st, 2018
Notification of Acceptance March 15th, 2019
Camera ready papers May 16th, 2019
Early Registration Deadline May 20th, 2019
Symposium September 16th-19th, 2019

Conference URL: https://cs.ttu.ee/hms2019/index.php?page=cfp