SICSA Sponsored Conference: Augmented Humans 2023

Date(s) - 12/03/2023 - 14/03/2023
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The Augmented Humans (AHs) International Conference will be held in Glasgow, UK in the Mazumdar-Shaw Advanced Research Centre (ARC, University of Glasgow) on March 12-14th, 2023, focusing 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.

There are many ways to participate in the conference. In the following email, you can find the tracks offered by Augmented Humans in addition to their respective deadlines and notification dates. Of particular note is the full/short paper deadline coming up on the 2nd December 2022.

For the first time this year, dedicated workshops will also be part of the conference. The deadline for workshop proposals can be found below. The approved workshops and their corresponding websites will also be linked here in due time.

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 others are commonplace, and looking towards the future, many technologies which amplify the human body and mind far beyond the original vision are within reach.

Many of the people involved in this conference have shaped the conference and the field in their roles as program chairs, steering committee members or authors at previous augmented human conferences. As in the augmented human conference in previous years, the conference proceedings will be published in the ACM Digital Library as a volume in its International Conference Proceedings Series (ICPS) with ISBN.


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



  • Applications in tourism, games, art
  • Security, privacy and trust aspects of augmented human technology
  • Augmentation of human health through digital technologies
  • Augmentation technologies for aspects of live (e.g., sleep, eating)
  • Augmented, virtual and mixed reality
  • Augmented sport activities
  • Bionic systems for amplification and augmentation of human abilities
  • Brain-machine interfaces
  • Co-robots for human augmentation
  • Digital technologies for physical, cognitive, mental, and perceptual enhancement and augmentation
  • Exoskeletons and assistive devices for the amplification of human physical strength and physiological sensing
  • Implanted technologies and interfaces
  • Sensing for context-awareness
  • Sensors and actuators for smart artifacts and smart textiles
  • Supernumerary robotic limbs
  • Technologies to improve human experience and to reduce stress
  • Tele-manipulation and tele-existence using robotics technology
  • Training and rehabilitation technology
  • Wearable computing and ubiquitous computing for augmenting human capabilities


Thanks to the SICSA sponsorship, we have up-to 15 free registrations to offer to SICSA PhD students from across SICSA institutions and research disciplines to attend the full conference. If you’re a PhD student that would be available and interested to attend the conference on March 12th-14th, please fill out the following form and we’ll be in touch in the next couple of weeks to notify accepted students and arrange conference registration  – we strongly encourage applications from PhD students across SICSA, so don’t be shy to indicate your interest!


For the first time, AHs will also host three workshops on Sunday 12th March, on:

  • Exploring the Design Space of Assistive Augmentation
  • Cyborgs on the Road: Workshop on Augmenting Road Users to Quantify their Behaviour
  • Intelligent Music Interfaces: When Interactive Assistance and Augmentation Meet Musical Instruments


Details on how to attend these workshops will be shared on the conference website and over twitter in the coming weeks.


We hope to see many of you in Glasgow!


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