2nd International Workshop on Communication for Humans, Agents, Robots, Machines and Sensors(CHARMS 2016)

Montreal, Quebec, Canada
August 15-18, 2016

Call For Participation

We are pleased to call for participation the 2nd International Workshop on Communication for Humans, Agents, Robots, Machines and Sensors (CHARMS 2016).

Cyber physical systems (CPS) are becoming more involved in the lives of humans. All indications point to a future where many varieties of CPS and humans co-exist and, at a minimum, must interact consistently through life’s tasks. This workshop will explore ideas of the future to understand, discern and develop the relationship between humans and CPS and the practical nature of software agents to facilitate the integration.

The general interest of this workshop is the research intersection between humans, agents, robots and machines and sensors. Specifically, how agents can be used in the modeling, design, implementation and experimentation of these complex systems. Intersecting humans and CPS are agents and multiagent systems tasked to map the interaction, communication and networked relationships.

The goals of this workshop are to provide a forum to exchange ideas, present results, share experience, and enhance collaborations among researchers, practitioners, and developers in numerous areas of communicative interfaces between humans, robots and other entities.

Topics Of Interest
  • Human-centered agents
  • Design, modeling and evaluation of CPS
  • Security and privacy issues in CPS
  • Asistive technology and robots
  • Indistinguishability between agent, robots, machines, sensors and humans
  • Conversational ubiquitous systems
  • Human robot social interaction
  • Service robots and agents
  • Conversational agents
  • Humans and the Internet-of-things (IOT)
  • Humanoid assistance and rehabilitation robots
  • Wearable computing and wearable robotics
  • Wearable companion robots and agents
  • Human behavior modeling and activity recognition
  • Ubiquitous robots and agent challenges
  • Autonomic capabilities and semantic reasoning
  • Social awareness
  • Human activities monitoring
  • Social interaction of CPS

Paper Submission

Authors are requested to submit papers reporting original research results. The page limit for papers should not exceed 6 pages. Papers should be prepared using Elsevier (Template). Elsevier author guidelines of Procedia are available at: (Author Guidelines).

Papers must be submitted via Easychair. Please follow the the link.


All accepted papers will be published by Elsevier Science in the open-access Procedia Computer Science series on-line. Procedia Computer Sciences is hosted on and on Elsevier content platform ScienceDirect (, and will be freely available worldwide. All papers in Procedia will be indexed by Scopus ( and by Thomson Reuters' Conference Proceeding Citation Index ( The papers will contain linked references, XML versions and citable DOI numbers. You will be able to provide a hyperlink to all delegates and direct your conference website visitors to your proceedings. All accepted papers will also be indexed in DBLP (

Important Dates
  • Submission Deadline: May 14th, 2016
  • Author Notification: June 1st, 2016
  • Registration: June 14th, 2016
  • Final Manuscript submission: June 14th, 2016

Workshop Organizers
  • Eric T. Matson (Chair), Purdue University (USA)
  • Dong Han Kim, Kyung Hee University (South Korea)
  • Mauricio Gomez, Purdue University (USA)
  • Yongho Kim, Purdue University (USA)

Technical Program Committee (Confirmed)
  • Naouel Ayari, Université Paris XII (UPEC)
  • Olivier Boissier, ENS Mines Saint-Etienne (France)
  • Abdelghani Chibani, Université Paris-Est Créteil (France)
  • Yersain Chinibayev, International Information Technology University (Kazakhstan)
  • Young-Im Cho, Suwon University (South Korea)
  • Ahmad Esmaeili, Iran University of Science and Technology (Iran)
  • Stephane Galland, UTBM (France)
  • Qian Gao, Qilu University (China)
  • Jin-Woo Jung, Dongguk University (Korea)
  • Nurlan Karimzhan, International Information Technology University (Kazakhstan)
  • Dinara Kozhamzharova, K.I.Satpayev Kazakh National Technical University (Kazakhstan)
  • Kyu-Hwan Lee, IITP (South Korea)
  • Victor Raskin, Purdue University (USA)
  • Julia Taylor, Purdue University (USA)
  • Andrew Tickle, Coventry University (UK)
  • Sumei Xi, Qilu University(China)

Workshop Venue

Please click here for more information on the venue, the accommodation and visa requirements. This workshop will be a part of MobiSPC 2016 in Montreal, Canada

Technical Program

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If you have any questions, email Eric Matson (