This book contains the proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Physiological Computing Systems (PhyCS 2016), which was organized and sponsored by the Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication (INSTICC), co-sponsored by FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, held in cooperation with the Fraunhofer, IT – Instituto de Telecomunicações, Carnegie Mellon | Portugal, SBFIS - Sociedade Brasileira de Fisiologia, SBE – Sociedad Biofísica de Espanã, FENS – Federation of European Neuroscience Societies, The Physiological Society and SERSC – Science and Engineering Research Support soCiety and several other partners.
These published proceedings demonstrate new and innovative solutions, highlighting technical problems in each field that are challenging for future research. PhyCS was organized to provide a forum for researchers, developers, manufacturers and end-users working in the field of physiological computing, and to establish guidelines
in the development of advanced solutions.
In this edition of PhyCS, 22 contributions were received from all five continents from which 5 papers were selected for publication as full papers; 11 papers were accepted for short presentation and 1 was accepted for poster presentation. The result was a full-paper acceptance ratio of 23% and a high-quality program that is attractive to experts from the field of Physiological Computing.
We hope that these Conference Proceedings, submitted for indexation by the Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index, INSPEC, DBLP and EI, may help the Physiological Computing community to find interesting research work.
Moreover, we are proud to include three plenary keynote lectures in our program, provided by internationally distinguished researchers, namely Kevin Warwick (Coventry University, U.K), Tanja Schultz (Cognitive Systems Lab (CSL), University of Bremen, Germany) and Anastasios Economides (University of Macedonia, Greece), thus contributing to increase the overall quality of the conference and to provide a deeper understanding of the conference interest fields.
In order to promote the excellence of young researcher and to encourage them in their future contributions, the "Best Student Paper Award" will be conferred to the author(s) of a full paper presented at the conference, selected by the Program/Conference Chairs based on the best combined marks of paper reviewing, assessed by the Program Committee, and paper presentation quality, assessed by session chairs at the conference venue.
Finally, we would like to express our thanks, first of all, to the authors of the technical papers, whose work and dedication make possible to put together an exciting program of high technical quality. We would also like to thank all the members of the program committee and auxiliary reviewers, who helped us with their expertise and time. We would also like to thank the invited speakers for their invaluable contribution and for sharing their vision in their talks. We are especially grateful to the INSTICC Steering Committee whose invaluable work made this event possible.
We wish you all an exciting conference and an unforgettable stay in Lisbon, Portugal. We hope to meet you again for the next edition of PhyCS, details of which will be shortly available at http://www.phycs.org.
Vol. 1 - 978-989-758-197-7