Welcome to Augmented Human 2020
May 27 - 28, 2020
University of Manitoba Winnipeg, Canada
Augmented Human 2020 is the 11th edition of the Augmented Human (AH) international conference which focuses on scientific contributions towards augmenting human capabilities through technology for increased quality of life and enjoyable experiences.
Accepted papers will be published in ACM’s International Conference Proceedings Series (ICPS) (confirmed) and are eligible for publication in the Augmented Human Research Journal
After careful consideration of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, we have made the decision to shift the conference online. The health and safety of all our attendees, speakers and staff is paramount.
The reviewing process in underway and is not affected by this situation. Presenters will be notified about the reviewing outcomes by April 10, 2020.
The AH2020 Chairing Committee
Dr. Rory A. Cooper, Distinguished Professor , University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA, USA.
Dr. Rory A. Cooper is FISA/PVA Distinguished Professor of the Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA, USA. He is Associate Dean for Inclusion, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh and the Founding Director of the Human Engineering Research Laboratories, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh PA, USA.
Dr. Rory A. Cooper holds several prestigious positions including Associate Dean for Inclusion and FISA & Paralyzed Veterans of America Distinguished Professor of Rehabilitation Science and Technology and Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. He is also the Founding Director and the VA Senior Research Career Scientist at the Human Engineering Research Laboratories. He holds an adjunct professorship at the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University and is also a Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland.
A prolific writer, he has published over 300 peer-reviewed articles and three books, including the award-winning Care of the Combat Amputee. He has over 25 patents awarded or pending. Dr. Cooper’s students have been the recipients of over 50 national and international awards. A Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors and other scholarly organizations, he is the recipient of the Secretary of Defense Meritorious Civilian Service Medal.
Dr. Cooper has served on federal advisory committees in the Departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and Health and Human Services. Currently a member of the National Academy of Medicine’s Committee on Assistive Products and Devices, Dr. Cooper has improved the lives of Veterans through technology. An Army Veteran with a spinal cord injury, he won a bronze medal in Paralympic Games in Seoul, South Korea in 1988.
Dr. Cooper holds B.S. and M.Eng degrees in electrical engineering from California Polytechnic State University, a PhD in electrical and computer engineering with a concentration in bioengineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and an Honorary Doctorate from Xi’an Jiatong University in China.
All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed by three independent referees from the International Editorial Board. Accepted papers will be published in ACM’s International Conference Proceedings Series (ICPS). and are eligible for publication in the Augmented Human Research Journal
Abdulmotaleb El Saddik, University of Ottawa
Adel Al-Jumaily, University of Technology Sydney
Ali Neshati, University of Manitoba
Barrett Ens, University of South Australia
Bernard Baertschi, University of Geneva
Carlo Menon, Simon Fraser University
Christopher Harris, University of Northern Colorado
Daniel Wessolek, Futurium gGmbH
Floren Colloud, Universite de Poitiers
Geehyuk, Lee, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Guillaume Chanel, University of Geneva
Guillaume Moreau, Ecole Centrale de Nantes – CERMA
Hyungseok Kim, Konkuk University
James Young, University of Manitoba
Jaroslaw Domaszewicz,Warsaw University of Technology
Jun Nishida, University of Chicago
Jürgen Steimle, Saarland University
Katarzyna Wac, University of Geneva
Kevin Fan, Huawei Technologies Canada
Khalad Hasan, University of British Columbia
Kristof Van Laerhoven, University of Siegen
Marcos Serrano, Institut de Rechercher en Informatique de Toulouse
Martin Weigel, Honda Research Institute Europe
Maurizio Caon, University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland of Fribourg
Mehdi Snene, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lauzanne
Patrícia Gouveia, Universidade de Lisboa
Paul McCullagh, Ulster University
Qiang Xu, Huawei Technologies Canada
Rene Meier, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences
Sampath Jayarathna, Old Dominion University
Shachar Maidenbaum, Columbia University in NY
William Delamare, ESTIA Institute of Technology
Zahra Moussavi, University of Manitoba
AugmentedHuman2020 is tightly connected to several Not-For-Profit associations (NFP) involved in human augmentation and supporting health and equity, through traditional connection between its Founder since 2009 (Professor Jean-Marc Seigneur) and its 11th edition’s Chairs and Committee members. In its 11th edition, Augmented Human International Conference strive to empower its relationship with the human-serving communities by gathering interdisciplinary experts from around the globe to bridge the gaps between Engineering Disciplines and Health Sciences and to discuss tomorrow’s transdisciplinary solutions today.
The NFPs below offer amazing support for thousands of people around the word to augment the Human, compensate for what strained health care systems do not offer and increase the quality of life on daily basis in the communities. Please take the time to go through the NFP websites to offer thanks, recognition, encouragement, support, donations, or to suggest a partnership opportunity. List of ways to give back to our community to continue augmenting the Human is endless.