Personalised and Context-sensitive Interfaces in the Wild

in Special Issue   Posted on July 21, 2016 

Information for the Special Issue

Submission Deadline: Sun 30 Oct 2016
Journal Impact Factor : 3.255
Journal Name : Pattern Recognition Letters
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Special Issue Call for Papers:

Widely anticipated in Human-Computer Interfaces (HCI) is that computing will move to the background, weaving itself into the fabric of our everyday living and projecting the human user into the foreground. Central to this goal are human-centred interfaces that respond readily and appropriately to their users’ spontaneously occurring behaviour in natural, unconstrained environments (a.k.a. in the wild). These interfaces would have the capacity to perceive and recognise the user, to sense and understand the user’s behaviour, and to adapt their responses/actions to the user and the context in which they find themselves. This Special Issue of Pattern Recognition Letters aims to bring together cutting edge work on person verification in the wild, automatic analysis of non-posed real-world human behavior, and personalized and adaptive interfaces tested in real-world applications. Here, we emphasize the current trend to person verification and human behaviour analysis “in the wild”, i.e., out of the lab, but with users in their homes, on the street, or in public spaces and in all sort of varying conditions. Only technologies working in the wild will be suitable for this next-generation humancentred (pervasive) computing.

For this special issue, we invite original submissions from the following topics. Related topics may be considered as well.

Interfaces based on human behaviour analysis from facial, vocal, and bodily expressions/ commands recorded in the wild
Person verification in the wild and personalised interfaces
Context sensing and context-sensitive interfaces (i.e., taking into account where the user is, what the user is doing, when, why and how they are doing it)
Active and efficient learning in adaptive and personalised interfaces
Anticipatory interfaces
Databases for training and testing
Affective and socially-aware HCI and Human-Robot Interaction applications

Important dates

Submission Period: 1 October – 30 October 2016
First Round Decisions: 31 December 2016
Revisions Deadline: 15 February 2017
Final Round Decisions: 15 April 2017
Online Publication: June 2017

Review process

The review process will comply with the standard review process of the PRL journal. Each paper will receive at least two reviews from the experts in the field.

Submission instructions

Prospective authors are invited to submit their manuscripts electronically after the “open for submissions” date, adhering to the PRL guidelines. When submitting your papers through the online system choose this special issue by selecting the acronym “PCSIW”. Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere. If the submission is an extended work of the previously published paper, please include the original work and a cover letter describing the changes that have been made.

Guest editors:

Massimo Tistarelli, University of Sassari, Italy (

Maja Pantic, Imperial College London, UK (

Jeff Cohn, Carnegie Mellon University, USA (

Tae-Kyun Kim, Imperial College London, UK (

Dakshina Ranjan Kisku, Nat’l Inst. Technology Durgapur, India (

Louis-Philippe Morency, Carnegie Mellon University, USA (

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