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Symposium Aims

Second Symposium on Psychology-Based Technologies is organized jointly by Natural and Artificial Cognition Lab (NAC) of University of Naples Federico II and Antrhopos|Techné.

In a digital era, the technology impacts, influences, assists and improve our life at different levels. The fields of psychology are increasingly facing the main issues concerned with evolving of technology at the service of human life. Specifically, psychological research has proposed a broad spectrum of different methodologies aimed at improving the general living conditions of people in various socio-economical contexts, i.e. work, family, school, interpersonal relations, health. This grounded set of scientific knowledge, professional practice and methodologies of intervention can be purposefully applied to the design and development of technologies that support the human psychological needs and compatible with everyone’s characteristics.

In continuity with the First Symposium organized last year, PsychoBit2020 aims at presenting psychological theories and models that revolve around the improvement of the psychological and relational life of every individual. Specifically, the symposium focuses on technological solutions, mainly employing IT, software and hardware solutions to meet psychological needs.

Selected contributions will concern the development of psychology-based technologies in their beginning phase (proof of concept), intermediate phase (prototypes without a user-experience research) and final phase (products adopted by end users). The symposium encourages the presentation of prototypes at an embryonic phase (TRL 1, TRL2) to enhance the project development (see, here).

Symposium Topics

Examples of topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Educational technologies

    (Serious games, MOOCs, technology enhanced learning, virtual reality applications)

  • Assistive technologies and assistive robotics

    (rehabilitation technologies, ambient-assisted living, technologies for the care of the elderly)

  • Technology to support request responses of persons with intellectual and multiple disabilities

  • Computational psychometrics for cognitive assessment and training

  • Human-computer interaction

  • Cognitive and computational modelling

  • Intelligent user interface

    (adaptive virtual agents, smart multi-modal interfaces)

  • System adaptation and personalization based on cognitive and psychological characteristics

**In consideration of the issues related to Covid 19 pandemy,
this year the Symposium will be held as a virtual event
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