Techdays 2016


Câmara Municipal de Aveiro



Human Centred Pervasive Systems

Call for Papers: txt version

Motivation and Goals

Human centred perspective is gaining momentum. Therefore, traditional areas in Information Technologies (IT) and Computer Science (CS) such as networks, mobiles, embedded system (just to name a few) were able to provide a framework for evolving this vision, but there was a lack of an integrated perspective to offer value to humans.

In this context, human centred computing is aggregating all these areas in order to give value to the human factor from person to society. This perspective can be seen as a transversal area where is possible to use IT and software engineering tools to provide a clear value for humans/ users.

This trend is clear when several international organizations such as ACM or IEEE start addressing the human factor as a topic by itself. This new focus on human related subjects can be easily testified through journals and conferences that initially had more traditional technical focus. Good examples are the IEEE Affective computing or the convergence of UbiComp/ Pervasive system to traditional HCI.

This track is an opportunity to the community that is currently deploying human centred system in real scenarios to present and discuss their work. It is intended to have a broad spectrum to accommodate different IT/CS areas to foster discussion and future collaborations.

Topics of Interest

  • Affective computing
    • Interpret the human
    • Adapt to the human
    • Emotional markers and adaptiveness
    • Context-adapted media support
  • Human-centred computing
    • Human computer interaction (HCI)
    • Accessibility
    • Ambient Assisted Living (AAL)
    • Personalized & Pervasive assistance
  • Human related data
    • Personal, team, society assessment
    • Emerging patterns, data mining and machine learning
    • Decision support systems
    • Impact in human life
  • Deployments in the real world
    • Professional environment
    • Well-being improvements
    • Health applications
    • Ambulatory scenarios
    • Smart cities

Organizing Committee

  • José Maria Fernandes – IEETA/DETI, Universidade de Aveiro

Program Committee

  • Ana Fred,U.Tecnica Lisboa / IT
  • Carlos Teixeira, U. Lisboa
  • Cesar Analide, U. Minho
  • Helder Oliveira, U. Porto / InescTec
  • Hugo Paredes, UTAD
  • Hugo Plácido da Silva, IT - Instituto de Telecomunicações
  • Ilídio C. Oliveira, U.Aveiro
  • João Dias, U.Tecnica Lisboa / IT
  • João Sanches, U.Tecnica Lisboa
  • José Maria Fernandes, U.Aveiro
  • Miguel Coimbra, U.Porto
  • Paulo Carvalho, U.Coimbra
  • Paulo Novais, U. Minho
  • Raquel Sebastião, U.Aveiro
  • Sergi Bermudéz, U. Madeira / Madeira-ITI
  • Susana Brás, U.Aveiro
  • Vitor Santos, U.Nova Lisboa


Universidade de Aveiro


Instituto de Eng. Electrónica e Telemática de Aveiro


Instituto de Telecomunicações - Aveiro