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Special Session
Special Session on
Interaction between Humans and Smart Spaces
 - IHSS 2024

21 - 22 November, 2024 - Porto, Portugal

Within the 8th International Conference on Computer-Human Interaction Research and Applications - CHIRA 2024


Nuno Almeida
University of Aveiro

Brief Bio
Nuno Almeida received his PhD in Computer Science from University of Aveiro in 2017, in the subject of multimodal interaction. His thesis owns the Fraunhofer Portugal challenge 2017 award. Currently he is a Researcher at IEETA (Institute of Electronics and Telematics Engineering of Aveiro), DETI, University of Aveiro, in the project “OLI Health” (ILLIANCE Agenda, supported by EU funds), which aims at health and well-being monitoring in smart homes, focusing on the bathroom. Her main research interests are Multimodal Human-Machine Interaction, User-centered design, Interaction with multi-device systems, Smart Environments and Virtual Assistants. Over the years he participated in different projects, including “Smart Green Homes” and Casa Viva +. ORCID:
Ana Patrícia Rocha
IEETA, DETI, LASI, University of Aveiro

Brief Bio
Ana Patrícia Rocha is a Contracted Researcher at IEETA, Dep. Electron., Telecommun. Inform., University of Aveiro, Portugal, in the context of the “OLI Health” research project (ILLIANCE Agenda, supported by EU funds), which aims at health and well-being monitoring in smart homes, focusing on the bathroom. She received her Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the Universities of Minho, Aveiro and Porto, Portugal (joint doctoral program). She is a member of the Biomedical Informatics and Technologies group (BIT) group of IEETA (Inst. Electron. Inform. Eng. Aveiro). Her main research interests are Sensor-Based Human Monitoring, Multimodal Human-Machine Interaction, Assistive Technologies, Smart Homes, and Biomedical Engineering. She participated in different research projects, including “Smart Green Homes” and “APH-ALARM (Comprehensive safety solution for people with Aphasia)”. ORCID:


The rise of the Internet of Everything (IoE) within smart environments, from smart homes to workplaces, demands a shift towards more natural, intuitive, and adaptive interaction between people and those environments. This is essential to enable a better control of the environments we live in, allow obtaining relevant and useful information not only on those environments but also on the people living in them (including their health and well-being), as well as providing support in the activities of their daily lives.
This Special Session aims at gathering new perspectives on Interaction with Smart Environments, by fostering the presentation and discussion of ideas and research that can contribute to the advancement of the field and potentially improve people’s lives.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Human-centered Design
  • Multimodal Interaction
  • Adaptive Interaction
  • Intelligent User Interfaces
  • Machine Learning for Interaction
  • Smart Assistants
  • Human-Robot Interaction
  • Virtual, Augmented, Mixed, and Extended Reality
  • Input Modalities (Speech, Touch, Gestures, Gaze, Haptics, …)
  • Output Modalities (Speech, Text, Graphics, …)
  • Fusion / Fission of Modalities
  • Emotional and Affective Interaction
  • Evaluation with Users
  • Healthcare and Well-being
  • Assistive Technologies
  • Design for All
  • Accessibility / Universal Access
  • Smart Cities, Buildings, Homes, …
  • Ambient Assisted Living


Paper Submission: September 20, 2024
Authors Notification: October 4, 2024
Camera Ready and Registration: October 14, 2024


Available soon.


Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines.
Papers must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system using the appropriated button on this page.


After thorough reviewing by the special session program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference - and abstracted/indexed in DBLP, Google Scholar, EI-Compendex, INSPEC, Japanese Science and Technology Agency (JST), Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals and Series, Mathematical Reviews, SCImago, Scopus and zbMATH. CCIS volumes are also submitted for the inclusion in ISI Proceedings.


CHIRA Special Sessions - IHSS 2024