IEEE Computer special issue on "Human Augmentation"

Full paper submission deadline: 1 July 2016

Computer plans a February 2017 special issue on human augmentation.
Human-augmentation technologies enhance human productivity,and improve or
restore human capabilities. Such technologies are designed to empower
individuals and improve health, quality of life, and performance.
Implementations include implants and other devices that help advance
sensory capabilities, such as glasses for viewing augmented visual
content, next-generation cochlear implants to improve hearing, or
limb-like devices that enhance movement or muscle usage. Other types of
human augmentation, such as watches or other wearable electronics, link
users to outside sources of visual, audio, or textual information.

This special issue will focus primarily on approaches that utilize
computation-related solutions. Articles could address topics such as:
* human-augmentation technologies and systems,including sensing
physiology, wearable devices, human-AI interaction/integration,
telepresence, sensory substitution/augmentation, decision-making models,
and physical enhancement approaches such as exoskeletons;
* overviews of application-areas, including training, education, medical
intervention, force multiplication, productivity enhancement, athletics,
and entertainment; and
* technical challenges, including high-bandwidth interfaces, communication
with humans, limits on human capabilities, working in harsh environments,
developing effective simulation-design tools, human interaction with
autonomous technology, ethical boundaries, personalization of
human-augmentation technology, human performance as part of system
performance, and team-based performance augmentation.

Only submissions that describe previously unpublished,original,
state-of-the-art research and that are not currently under review by a
conference or journal will be considered.

Articles should be understandable by a broad audience of computer-science
and -engineering professionals, avoiding a focus on theory,mathematics,
jargon, and abstract concepts. There is a hard 6,000-word limit (figures
and tables are equivalent to 300 words each) for final manuscripts.
Authors should be aware that Computercannot accept or process papers over
the word limit.
All manuscripts are subject to peer review on both technical merit and
relevance to Computer's readership. Accepted papers will be professionally
edited for content and style. Authors of accepted papers are encouraged to
submit multimedia, such as a 2- to 4-minute podcast, a video, or an audio
or audio/video interview of the authors by an expert in the field, which
the Computer staff can help facilitate,record, and edit.

Questions? Please direct any correspondence before submission to theguest

* Mike Daily, HRL Laboratories ([log in to unmask])
* Antti Oulasvirta, Aalto University ([log in to unmask])
* Jun Rekimoto, University of Tokyo ([log in to unmask])

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