These sessions are aimed at presenting significant research contributions that are of interest for a broader human-machine systems audience. The conference theme this year is: Human-Autonomy Teaming.

Special SESSIONs

These sessions represent well-established “sub topics” of HMS – mainly driven by activities of the SMC Society HMS Technical Committees. The sessions are intended to collect contributions from the HMS community, focusing on topics such as:

  • Cognitive engineering
  • Autonomous agents
  • Human-automation interaction
  • Assistive technologies
  • Human-machine interfaces
  • Human performance modeling
  • Human-systems integration
  • Human factors test and evaluation
  • Human information processing measurement

Each special session must be organized by a chair and co-chair and all contributions will be reviewed, as regular papers, by the program committee. Proposers of special sessions are also be expected to connect an active group of researchers to the conference, supporting session development and/or participating in the peer-review process.

This open call for special sessions is intended to broaden and enrich the conference program by the inclusion of upcoming “hot topics”. The sessions are also expected to promote the visibility of the conference.


These sessions (doctoral colloquium) are intended to attract presentations of Ph.D. student/candidate projects. The session is intended to promote the active participation of both senior researchers and Ph.D. students in the conference to stimulate broad research discussion. Senior researchers are expected to provide feedback to the student presenters during the session. The student papers (full papers) as part of the session will be reviewed, just like regular paper submissions, and selected works will be published in the conference proceedings. To encourage feedback from the broader community, all Ph.D. presenters will also have the possibility to present their work in the form of an additional poster at the conference.