Digital People?

Call For Submission



  • Extension 30 April 2021 : Full research papers
  • Extension 30 April 2021 : Industry papers, Early stage research papers
  • Extension 30 April 2021 : Panels, Posters, Demos, Workshops
  • 17 May 2021: Paperless Contributions
  • 14 June 2021 : Acceptance notification
  • 2 July 2021: Late-Breaking Works (LBW)
  • 16 July 2021: LBW notification
  • 30 July 2021 : Camera-ready
  • Extension 17 September 2021: Final submission due date
  • 17-19 November 2021 HSI2021 in San Diego, CA


HSI principles, methods and tools

Tools & methods for HSI
Ethnographic studies, Human error, Fatigue
Situation awareness, decision-making
Performance, workload & competence
Crisis & unexpected events management
Training issues, personnel selection
HSI metrics for certification
Role of HSI in accident investigations
Experience feedback & reporting systems
Emerging operational issues in complex systems
Concepts of operations, scenario-based design
Mock-ups, part-task and full-task simulators
Human Centered Design & Integration
Human Factors Engineering
Creativity, design thinking and design theories
Transdisciplinary research and practice in HSI
Human & organizational resilience
Digital human modelling
Design for usability, UX
Neuroscience contributions

Organizational and societal issues and solutions

Teams of teams & Systems of Systems
Next generation OPS/technical documentation
Automation across systems
Supervision, mediation, cooperation, competition
Multi-agent systems
Tangible interactive systems
Change mgt, lean mgt
Organization design and mgt
Maintenance resource management/CRM
Human-centered MBSE & Model-based HSI
Socio-technical systems
Modeling & Simulation
Human-in-the-loop simulation
Digital enterprise
Environment & Sustainability

Humans, autonomy and complexity

Automation vs. autonomy
Cyber physical & human systems
Training for autonomy
Adaptive system design
Complexity analysis and property emergence
Autonomous systems maturity & reliability
Flexibility in design and operations
Human-Robot Interaction
Task analysis and Activity analysis
Information visualization, immersive environments
Design for flexibility

HSI, safety and infrastructures

Agents-infrastructure integration
Safety management systems (SMS)
Influence of national and organizational cultures
Integration and global coordination
Risk taking and management
Trust & Collaboration
Occupational health & safety
Responding to infrastructure collapse
Integrated Logistics Support
Workforce planning
HSI planning
Biology-inspired functions & infrastructures
Hybrid humans-robots organizations
Quality and continuous improvement
Sustainability and system design

Legal and Regulatory

Standards and specific regulations
Regulatory compliance
Criminalization of accidents. Legal issues
Regulating autonomous vehicles
HSI means of compliance
HSI evaluations for design and certification
Responsibility & Accountability

(New) Late-Breaking Works

Deadline: 2 July 2021
(2 to 8 pages long not including references)
The Late-Breaking Works (LBWs) track provides the HSI community with an opportunity to present new and exciting contributions that showcase innovative technologies, extend prior research conversations, detail short self-contained studies, or provide provocations for new work and ideas to emerge. We welcome submissions around a diversity of topics and methodologies.
We encourage all members of the HSI community to submit Late-Breaking Works to elicit useful feedback, while sharing valuable and original ideas and fostering discussions with others at the conference. Submissions are anonymous and should not include any author names, affiliations, and contact information in the PDF.
Accepted LBWs will be presented as posters during HSI2021. Details regarding presentation will be provided with acceptance notifications. Accepted LBWs will be available in the ACM Digital Library.

Research Track

Deadline: Extension 30 April 2021
(up to 8 pages including diagrams and references)
Research Papers present significant contributions to research, development and practice in the field of human-systems integration. Submissions should present new approaches to HSI, emphasizing the interest and originality of the approach and provide complete and substantial support for its results and conclusions. Only unpublished papers will be accepted.

Industry Track

Deadline: Extension 30 April 2021
(From 4 to 6 pages including diagrams)
We solicit papers with practical implications or tied to actual implementation in industry and the operational world. These papers will be presented either in special sessions or combined with related research papers. This track is dedicated to practitioners to share the recent evolution of industrial innovations.

Early Stage Research Track

Deadline: Extension 30 April 2021
(Up to 4 pages including diagrams and references)
Early stage research has not yet been completed, or may be in the phase of developing research questions and approach, results, or practical work. This track encourages the active participation of emerging researchers and professionals to support their work and to involve them in the HSI community.
This track also welcomes submissions from students involved in graduate work not yet sufficiently completed for papers in the regular research track. These papers will be presented in a special session allocat ing more time to discussion and feedback.
Early stage researchers may be assisted by an experienced mentor in their area of research. All submissions should include a brief description of the researcher’s experience.

Panels, Workshops, Posters Demos

Deadline: Extension 30 April 2021
(Up to 2 pages including diagrams and references)
Panels must explore a range of perspectives as well as controversial and burning issues. Panelists should include different backgrounds, i.e., practitioner/researcher, cultural backgrounds, and disciplines.
Workshops are discussion forums of work in progress, which are managed by a chair and a committee, and focused on a specific theme. All accepted workshops are held on a half-day or full-day period.
Posters present research in progress or recently developed industrial devices and innovative methods.
Demos must show ground-breaking innovative products and prototypes.

Paperless Track

Deadline: 17 May 2021
(An Abstract — up to one page)
We solicit paperless contributions with burning work in progress implications. These paperless contributions will be presented either in special sessions or combined with related research papers. This track is dedicated to last minute contributions that are very important to share.


Submissions must be written in English and present unpublished work. They will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 reviewers. Acceptance will be based primarily on originality and high-quality contributions. They should have a cover page including title, author’s names, postal and electronic addresses, keywords and abstract, and be sent in PDF format. For information on presentation format consult HSI2021 website. All accepted submissions will be presented at HSI 2021 and appear in the Conference Proceedings. Selected full papers will be accessible to INCOSE members and in-cooperation associations (to be announced later).