Call for Papers

Submissions of any category are welcome on the following topics (and more):


  • Theories on Symbiotic system and Interaction
  • Design and evaluation approaches: relevant dimensions for designing usable and satisfactory symbiotic system
  • Decoding of psycho-physiological state from neural signals
  • Data analysis techniques for revealing implicit information for brain signals
  • Ethical issues and responsibilities (transparency, control, profiling, agency, …)
  • Symbiosis and Persuasion

  • Human-Computer Relationship
  • Understanding and Modeling user’s Affective States
  • Individual and Collective Symbiotic Behaviours and User models
  • Acceptance and User Experience
  • User's perception of adaptive systems and intelligent interfaces, trust, blame, performance, facilitation
  • Multimodal input for symbiotic systems
  • Transparent visualisation and Feedback
  • Symbiotic interfaces for Accessibility and Universal
  • environments design
  • Wearable symbiotic
  • Context-aware and User-aware Adaptive solutions
  • Security and Data protection in Symbiotic Systems
  • Prediction of Users' goals and Information relevance
  • Symbiotic Engines and Machine Learning
  • Physiological computing for symbiosis


  • Neuroadaptive technology
  • ​​Applications of symbiotic interaction (traffic, work and organisations, security, …)
  • Technologies using Implicit Data (intelligent assistants, recommender systems, ...)
  • Intelligent assistants using implicit data
  • Recommender systems using implicit data
  • Symbiotic Interaction in Cyber-physic System
  • Symbiosis in assistive technologies



The proceedings will be published by Springer, in the Lecture Notes on Computer Science series (LNCS).



A best paper award will be granted to one of the works presented at the conference.

Works presented at the Doctoral Consortium will be considered for the DC award.



Submission Deadline: September 30, 2017

Decision Notification: October 30, 2017

Submission of final papers: November 30, 2017




Contributions can be long (12 pages) or short papers (6 pages). The program committee will decide, based on reviews, whether to consider the submitted papers for oral presentation or for poster/demo presentation. All papers must present original, innovative, and forward-looking research and are to be submitted through All submission files must be anonymized in order to have a double blind review process. Authors’ info and acknowledgments will be inserted later on the camera ready versions of accepted papers.


The Doctoral Consortium (DC) is a special session of the conference where a limited number of PhD students in the early phases of their research can receive advice in a constructive and informal atmosphere. Students present and discuss their research with other PhD students and a panel of established researchers. Students interested in participating in the Doctoral Consortium proposers should submit a 2-page abstract (plus references) in Springer LNCS format but without the typical sections of a paper submission; it is important to describe the research questions, the project position with respect to the state of the art, the research plans and methodology, as well as the ideas and results achieved so far. Accepted abstracts will be included in the adjunct conference proceedings.

***Among all doctoral projects presented in the consortium, one will be selected as Best DC paper.***

PhD students participating in the DC can also submit their work as a long/short paper, if properly extended.

All submissions need to follow the Springer formatting guidelines.

Latex templates can be found here:

Word templates can be found here:


Registration: Through the conference website. Registration of one of the authors by November 15, 2017 is required in order for the paper to be included in the proceedings.

Download Call for papers:

Symbiotic 2017 Call for Papers