The Augmented Humans (AHs) International Conference 2021 will be a hybrid online/physical conference, held on 22-24 February 2021. The physical conference will be held at the University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland. 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 . 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).
 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
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
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 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