HuBIC 2016 – Human Behaviour, Interaction and Communication

The HUBIC Lab successfully organised the HUBIC 2016 Special Session in the context of the 20th Pan-Hellenic Conference on Informatics (PCI) with International Participation

Accepted papers

  • Spyros Raptis and Maria Giagkou, “From capturing to generating human behavior: closing the interaction loop at the HUBIC Lab” (DOI:
  • Stavroula-Evita Fotinea, Eleni Efthimiou, Theodore Goulas, Athanasia – Lida Dimou, Costas Tzafestas and Vassilis Pitsikalis, “The MOBOT Human-Robot Interaction – Showcasing Assistive HRI” (DOI:
  • Aristotelis Kasomoulis, Akrivi Katifori, Maria Vayanou and Yannis Ioannidis, “MagicHOLO – A Collaborative 3D experience in the museum” (DOI:
  • Pirros Tsiakoulis, Spyros Raptis, Sotiris Karabetsos and Aimilios Chalamandaris, “Affective word ratings for concatenative text-to-speech synthesis” (DOI:
  • Tsambounaris Georgios, Katerina El Raheb, Akrivi Katifori and Yannis Ioannidis, “Exploring Visualizations in Real-time Motion Capture for Dance Education” (DOI:

The accepted papers are expected to be published in the PCI 2016 Proceedings by ACM, ACM Digital Library, International Conference Proceedings Series (ISBN number: 978-1-4503-4789-1).


Call for papers

General Info

The HuBIC 2016 special session is organized as part of the 20th Pan-Hellenic Conference on Informatics (PCI 2016) with international participation. PCI 2016 is organized by the Greek Computer Society (GCS/ΕΠΥ), the Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece and the Department of Computer and Informatics Engineering of the Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece and will be held in Patras, Greece, on November 10th – 12th, 2016.

PCI encourages the submission of high quality papers describing original and unpublished results of conceptual, empirical, experimental, or theoretical work in all areas of Computer Science. Visit the PCI 2016 website and call for papers here.


HuBIC 2016 focuses on the interplay of the different modalities involved in human behavior when interacting with physical objects, technology and other people. This wide, interdisciplinary field spans from capturing and analysis to modeling and generation of embodied behavior in the context of communication, learning or entertainment.

The HuBIC 2016 special session invites for leading-edge research and experimentation in topics ranging from Human-Computer Interaction to Human Social Behavior. HuBIC 2016 provides the opportunity to present and discuss the state-of-the-art in capturing, analyzing, modelling and generating multimodal behavior signals, including signals conveying information from face and body motion, eye-tracking, speech, audio and video, biosensors and more, as well as their fusion and fission and their exploitation in modeling the human communicative behavior as well as building systems and interfaces for advanced, believable, natural, human-like interaction.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Human computer interaction as well as human-robot and innovative interaction techniques
  • Affective and human-cantered pervasive computing
  • Multimodal interaction and multimodal communicative and social behaviours; study and modelling the human communicative behaviour, multiparty interactions, dialogue analysis and modelling etc.
  • Affective dialogues with artificial embodied systems; humanoid robots, virtual agents, avatars, artificial human-like characters etc.
  • Capture, analysis and generation of multimodal and multisensory data to imitate human verbal and bodily behaviours
  • Learning and reading comprehension; adaptive learning, physiological data capturing and cognitive correlates, learning analytics
  • Speech interaction and communication; expressive, multimodal and audio-visual speech synthesis
  • Sign Language Processing; modelling, recognition and generation

Paper Submission

Authors are invited to submit original manuscripts, in English, limited in length to six (6) pages in ACM proceedings format. The templates are available here. Submissions to the special session must be made through the EasyChair platform. During submission, please make sure to select the “HuBIC 2016 – Human Behaviour, Interaction and Communication” in the Topics section. Further details regarding the submission instructions and formatting can be found here.

All submitted papers will undergo a peer review process. Accepted papers will be published in ICPS Series, published by ACM and included in the ACM Digital Library (ISBN: 978-1-4503-3551-5). At least one author of each paper must register and present the paper at the conference.


Important Dates

Full Paper Submission September 5, 2016
Notification of Acceptance September 20, 2016
Camera ready Papers September 30, 2016



  • Dr. Spyros Raptis,
    Research Director | Institute for Language and Speech Processing (ILSP) / “Athena” Research and Innovation Center
  • Dr. Maria Giagkou,
    Scientific Associate | Institute for Language and Speech Processing (ILSP) / “Athena” Research and Innovation Center
  • Dr. Sotiris Karabetsos,
    Assistant Professor | Dept. of Electronic Engineering, Technological Educational Institute (TEI) of Athens;
    Scientific Associate | Institute for Language and Speech Processing (ILSP) / “Athena” Research and Innovation Center


Scientific Committee (tentative)

  • Dr. Samer Al Moubayed,
    Co-founder & CEO | Furhat Robotics;
    Affiliate Faculty in Social Robotics | KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • Dr. Eleni Efthimiou,
    Research Director | Institute for Language and Speech Processing (ILSP) / “Athena” Research and Innovation Center
  • Dr. Anna Esposito,
    Associate Professor in Computer Science | Department of Psychology, Second University of Naples (SUN)
  • Dr. Stavroula-Evita Fotinea,
    Research Director | Institute for Language and Speech Processing (ILSP) / “Athena” Research and Innovation Center
  • Dr. Vangelis Karkaletsis,
    Research Director | Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications / NCSR “Demokritos”
  • Dr. Akrivi Katifori,
    Researcher | Management of Data, Information, and Knowledge Group (MaDgIK), Dept. of Informatics & Telecommunications, University of Athens
  • Dr. Maria Koutsombogera,
    Research Fellow | School of Computer Science and Statistics (SCSS), Trinity College Dublin
  • Stefanos Nikolaidis,
    Research Assistant | Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
  • Dr. Harris Papageorgiou,
    Principal Researcher | Institute for Language and Speech Processing (ILSP) / “Athena” Research and Innovation Center
  • Dr. Katerina Pastra,
    Director | Cognitive Systems Research Institute (CSRI)
  • Dr. Costas Tzafestas,
    Assistant Professor of Robotics | School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)


For inquiries, please contact:

HUBIC Lab | Human Behavior, Interaction and Communication Lab
Institute for Language and Speech Processing (ILSP)
“Athena” Research and Innovation Center
Artemidos 6 & Epidavrou, Maroussi 15125, Athens, GREECE