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

COVID-19 Update

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.

Conference Dates

Wednesday May 27th, 2020 - Day 1
Thursday May 28th, 2020 - Day 2

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





Community Involvement 

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 membersIn 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.     

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