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Workshop on Physiological Sensors Going into Industrial Applications: Opportunities and Challenges - PSIA 2018

19 - 21 September, 2018 - Seville, Spain

In conjunction with the 5th International Conference on Physiological Computing Systems - PhyCS 2018


Chongxiao Zhang
Shenzhen Sand and Wave Technology Co, Ltd
Brief Bio
Donny received his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Automation from Harbin Institute of Technology (Harbin, China) and Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from State University of New York at Stony Brook (Stony Brook, USA). Donny’s rich experiences in smart hardware and Internet of Things (IoT) products have helped a lot of companies to develop and deploy their smart products to the market quickly and with acceptable cost. As former COO of Shenzhen Wandianlian Tech, he established deep partnership with world’s largest hardware accelerator: HAX. More than 120 hardware companies (mostly startups) have benefited from Donny’s professional service in product definition, R&D, DFT/DFM, prototyping, production and certifications. Currently, Donny establishes his own consultancy company and offers the solution that brings an idea to a physical hardware product.
Xintong Zhu
Future Media & Convergence Institute (FMCI), Xinhuanet
Brief Bio
She received a bachelor degree on cognitive psychology from Beijing Normal University, China. She received a master degree on cognitive psychology from Amsterdam Free University, the Netherlands. Currently, she is a PhD candidate of Nottingham University, Ningbo Branch, China. Her research interest is the application of wearable physiological sensing technology. She has rich experience on designing and conducting user studies in the field, analyzing physiological data and developing related algorithms. Recently, she participated in the projects which focused on detection of driving fatigue, stress and depression level, and audience experience of movies by using wearable physiological sensors.
Chen Wang
Xinhua Net
Brief Bio
Chen Wang is the vice director at FMCI, Xinhua Net. Her interest is on user experience by using wearables. She received the bachelor of science in telecommunication engineering from Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications of China, and the master of science in electrical engineering from Delft University of Technology of the Netherlands. During her PhD study in the National Research Center of Mathematics and Computer Science, the Netherlands, Chen Wang shifted to physiological computing on user experience evaluation. Her research is unique, combining Human-Computer Interaction, data science, hardware design, and networking. Chen Wang has published her results in top venues like ACM CHI, ACM CSCW, ACM C&C, NordiCHI, PhyCS, and QoMEX. Chen Wang has rich experience on measuring group user experience by using physiological sensors. She designed and developed the different version of physiological sensors, which are suitable for simultaneously measuring group user experience in field studies, e.g., theaters, museum visitors, and learning environment. The self- developed sensors have two versions: adult and children, which have been extensively tested in theater performances, commercial dance events, and distributed learning environment. In 2017, Chen Wang joined FMCI of Xinhua Net and closely collaborated with creative industries. The collaboration resulted in several consultancy projects with giant companies in China.


This workshop aims to bring academics and industry practicers in the field of physiological computing and consuming electronics together. In general, you are welcome to share the knowledge and experience of transferring an academic idea to a real product in the workshop, which may cover detailed information from both academic domain and production chain. In particular, the knowledge may include the challenges and the solutions of transferring, the creative ideas of physiological sensing products, the case studies of industrial products developing, the experience of practical information, and so on. Besides the sharing knowledge and experience part, we will also discuss the future of the physiological sensing technology both in the academic and the industrial fields and the commercial model in the future.

Topics of Interest
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  1. Challenges and solutions of transferring academic idea to industrial product
  2. Creative ideas or demos of the physiological sensing products
  3. User studies of the real industrial products
  4. Case studies of the real industrial products


Paper Submission: July 9, 2018
Authors Notification: July 23, 2018
Camera Ready and Registration: July 31, 2018


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 workshop program committee complemented by members of the main conference program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on CD-ROM support.
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library (http://www.scitepress.org/DigitalLibrary/).
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).


PhyCS Workshops - PSIA 2018
e-mail: phycs.secretariat@insticc.org