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About the conference

The Augmented Humans (AHs) International Conference 2021 will be a virtual conference, held on 22-24 February 2021. The conference focuses on physical, cognitive, and perceptual augmentation of humans through digital technologies. The plural – humans – emphasizes the move towards technologies that enhance human capabilities beyond the individual and will have the potential for impact on societal scale.

The idea of augmenting the human intellect has a long tradition, the term was coined by Douglas Engelbart in 1962 [1]. Today, many of the technologies envisioned by Engelbart and other are commonplace, and looking towards the future, many technologies which amplify the human body and mind far beyond the original vision are within reach. The conference proceedings will be published in the ACM Digital Library as a volume in its International Conference Proceedings Series with ISBN (Pending).

[1] Engelbart, Douglas C.. “AUGMENTING HUMAN INTELLECT: A Conceptual Framework.” (1962).


Digital technologies for physical, cognitive, mental, and perceptional augmentation

Wearable Computing and Ubiquitous Computing for augmenting human capabilities

Bionic systems for amplification and augmentation of human abilities

Exoskeletons and technologies for the amplification of human physical strength and

Physiological sensing for human augmentation, including Brain-Computer Interfaces

Implanted technologies and interfaces

Sensors and Actuators for Smart Artifacts and Smart Textiles

Sensing for Context-Awareness

Augmented Sport

Augmentation technologies for aspects of live (sleep, eating, …)

Augmentation of human health through digital technologies

Technologies to improve human experience and to reduce stress

Training and Rehabilitation Technology

Augmented and Mixed Reality

Applications in Tourism, Games, Art

Aspects of Privacy and Security of Augmented Human Technology

Submission categories & Instructions

Full papers – up to 10 pages excluding references, anonymized, 7 minutes presentation, 7 minutes Q&A, invited demo

Short papers - 4 pages excluding references, anonymized, 5 minutes presentation, 7 minutes Q&A, invited demo

Demonstration papers - 2 pages excluding references, anonymized, demonstration at the conference

Poster papers - 2 pages excluding references, anonymized, presented at the conference

Design exhibition - up to 6 pages excluding references, exhibited at conference

Doctoral Colloquium – up to 2 pages (extended abstract format). Please include the planned title of the thesis, faculty/field of science, supervisor(s) and the following sections: (1) Motivation, research goal and research questions, (2) Research approach, process and methods, incl. planned studies, time schedule and hat has been done to date, (3) Work done so far, Initial results, and (4) any questions/issues you want to discuss in the DC. The Doctoral Colloquium papers are not published in the ACM Digital Library but you are welcome to submit a poster of your topic through the poster track. Submission by email: Please submit your Doctoral Colloquium submission via email with the subject: “AHs2021 DC” to [email protected] and [email protected]

All page lengths are excluding references. Please use the SIGCHI two-column format for full papers, short papers, posters, and demos (SigConf template). Use the extended abstract (Overleaf) format for design exhibitions

Papers will be reviewed in a double blind process. Each paper will receive 3 reviews.

Submissions can be made via EasyChair.

Submission Deadlines

Submission Deadline Full/Short Papers: December 17th, 2020, Anywhere on Earth

Decisions sent to Author: January 21st, 2021

Submission Deadline Posters/Demos/Design Exhibition/Doctoral Consortium: January 26th, 2021

Decisions sent to Author: February 6th, 2021

Conference: February 22nd, 2021

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