HMISS 2017 - Human-Machine Interaction Summer School

After the successful edition in 2015, the HMISS 2017 will take place at Grand Hotel Pianeta in Maratea (Basilicata-Italy) on September, 18th – 23rd 2017. This year’s edition of HMISS will aim to provide basic and advanced knowledge of cognitive, motor and physical Human Machine Interaction in Robotics and Haptics.
In 2017, HMISS will have a partnership with HEROES conference, the first Euro-mediterranean Co-innovation Festival involving business world leaders, business angels, investors, intellectuals, creative people, policy makers as well as the best euro-mediterranean startups. Both events will be held in the beautiful city of Maratea in Basilicata region (Italy) and HMISS attendees will benefit of free participation to HEROES conference.
Furthermore, attendees of HMISS 2017 will be able to participate to a scientific research competition, the “HMISS – HMI Best Research Award 2017”, a 2500€ prize (of which 1500€ in business mentoring and coaching) for the best research work conducted in HMI field which will be assigned during a ceremony at the end of the summer school.
After successfully examinations 3 ECTS credits are awarded.

Main topics:

  • Human-Robot Interaction
    • Exoskeletons
    • Prostheses
    • Haptics
    • Wearable devices
    • Game theory applied to motor control
  • Artificial intelligence and computer vision
    •  Robotic grasping
    • Robot interaction and planning
    • Physical human-robot cooperation
    • Haptic interaction
    • Human Movement Classification
  •  Interfaces based on Human Biological Signals
    • Myoelectric interfaces
    • Assistive devices
  • Innovation management

– Motor rehabilitation and medical applications
– Human power augmentation
– Autonomous robotic grasping and manipulation
– Robot perception in human-robot interaction
– Physical human-robot cooperation


School Program

Tuesday 19th

Lecture 1 : Deep learning applied in Computer-Assisted Medicine
Vitoantonio Bevilacqua, Polytechnic University of Bari

Lecture 2 : Natural user and wearable interfaces for personal assistance and training
Claudio Loconsole, Polytechnic University of Bari

Lecture 3 : Augmented reality technologies for remote human machine interaction
Franco Tecchia, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna – Pisa – Italy

Workshop on wearable robotics
Massimiliano Solazzi, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna – Pisa


Wednesday 20th

Lecture 4 : Robot perception and vision
Michael Felsberg, Linkopings University

Lecture 5 : Innovation management in HMI applications
Elias G. Carayannis, The George Washington University – USA

Lecture 6 : Robot manipulation and artificial intelligence
Jeremy L Wyatt, University of Birmingham


Thursday 21st

Workshop on innovative tools for HMI in disability
Nicholas Caporusso, University of Salford – UK

Lecture 7 : Game theoretic approaches and computational motor control for physical Human-Machine Interaction
Vittorio Sanguineti, University of Genova

Lecture 8 : Human-robot interaction for humanoid teleoperation
Antonio Frisoli, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna – Pisa

Lecture 9 : Haptic Feedback for Humans and Haptic Intelligence for Robots
Katherine J. Kuchenbecker, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems – Stuttgart, Germany


Research Competition

Tuesday 19th – 17:30 ~ 19:00
Thursday 21st – 17:30 ~ 19:00
Friday 22nd – 9:30 ~ 11:30


Social Program

Welcome cocktail : Monday 18th –  19:00 ~ 20:30
Social Event : Wednesday 20th – 16:00 ~ 19:00
Maratea by night : Wednesday 20th – 19:00 ~ 22:00
Social Dinner : Thursday 21st – 19:00 ~ 22:00
Arrivederci cocktail : Friday 22nd –  19:00 ~ 20:30




General Chairs

Antonio Frisoli (Institute of Communication, Information and Perception Technologies, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna di Pisa– Italy)
Vitoantonio Bevilacqua (Department of Electrical and Information Engineering, Polytechnic of Bari – Italy)

International Scientific Committee

Giuseppina Annicchiarico (CoReMar – Italy)
Lars Arendt – Nielsen (Department for Health Sciences and Technology, Aalborg University – Denmark )
Claudio Babiloni (University of Rome “La Sapienza” – Italy)
Massimo Bergamasco (Institute of Communication, Information and Perception Technologies, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna di Pisa– Italy)
Etienne Burdet (Faculty of Engineering, Department of Bioengineering – Imperial College London – United Kingdom)
Sergio Cerutti (Engineering and Biolology Chapter Chair – IEEE Italy Section)
Giuseppe Cibelli (Department of Biomedical SciencesUniversity of Foggia – Italy)
Yoonsuck Choe (Department of Computer Science and Engineering – Texas A&M University)
Pietro Fiore (Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Foggia – Italy)
Loreto Gesualdo (University of Bari – Italy)
Christoph Guger (g.tec medical engineering GmbH – Germany)
De-Shuang Huang (Tongji University – China)
Sara Invitto (Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Technologies, University of Salento – Italy)
Leo Joskowicz (University of Jerusalem -Israel)
K.C. Santosh (University of South Dakota -USA)
Lucio Tommaso De Paolis (Department of Engineering for Innovation, University of Salento – Italy)
Marina de Tommaso (Department of Basic Medical Sciences, neurosciences and sense organs, University of Bari – Italy)
Sethu Vijayakumar (University of Edinburgh – United Kingdom)
Nicola Vitiello (BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna di Pisa – Italy)

Workshop Committee

Claudio Loconsole (Department of Electrical and Information Engineering, Polytechnic of Bari – Italy)

Finance Committee

Nicholas Caporusso (University of Salford – UK)

Publicity/Media and Website Committee

Maurizio Triggiani  (Department of Electrical and Information Engineering, Polytechnic of Bari – Italy)

Local Arrangements Committee

Antonio Brunetti (Department of Electrical and Information Engineering, Polytechnic of Bari – Italy)
Domenico Buongiorno (Institute of Communication, Information and Perception Technologies, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna di Pisa– Italy)
Gianpaolo Trotta (Department of Mechanics, Mathematics and Management, Polytechnic of Bari – Italy)




Application to HMISS 2017
15 June 2017

Notification of acceptance
30 June 2017

15 July 2017

Local Arrangements Information
31 July 2017

The school will be open to about 100 qualified, motivated and pre-selected candidates.

Master Students, Ph. D. students, Post-Docs, young researchers (both academic and industrial), senior researchers (both academic and industrial) or academic/industrial professionals are encouraged to apply.

The expected school fee will be 750,00 € for Master and Phd students, 900 € for other academic positions and 1000 € others. The fee will include 5-day accomodation, all course materials, coffee breaks, WiFi Internet Connection, 2 guided tours, social dinner and participation to a research competition prize.

HMISS attendees will also benefit from free participation ticket to HEROES event, the most important Euro Mediterranean Festival on Innovation and Business with startups, researchers and investors which will be held from 21st to 23rd September 2017 in Maratea.

Applications can be done through the online module here.

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