The Augmented Humans (AHs) International Conference will be held in Kaiserslautern, Germany, on March 16-17, 2020, focusing on physical, cognitive, and perceptual augmentation of humans through digital technologies. The plural – humans – emphasizes the move towards technologies that enhance human capabilities beyond the individual and will have the potential for impact on societal scale.
The idea of augmenting the human intellect has a long tradition, the term was coined by Douglas Engelbart in 1962 . Today, many of the technologies envisioned by Engelbart and other are commonplace, and looking towards the future, many technologies which amplify the human body and mind far beyond the original vision are within reach.
After 10 years of augmented human conferences there was disagreement on how to move the conference forward. As this dispute was not resolved, this resulted in two conferences to be held in 2020. One (AHs, described on this website, organized by this steering committee) will be held in Kaiserslautern, Germany. The other one (please see this website) will be held in Winnipeg, Canada.
Many of the people involved in this conference have shaped the conference and the field in their roles as program chairs, steering committee or authors at previous augment human conferences. As in the augmented human conference in previous years, the conference proceedings will be published in the ACM Digital Library (acceptance pending) as a volume in its International Conference Proceedings Series with ISBN.
 Engelbart, Douglas C.. “AUGMENTING HUMAN INTELLECT: A Conceptual Framework.” (1962).
Digital technologies for physical, cognitive, mental, and perceptional augmentation
Wearable Computing and Ubiquitous Computing for augmenting human capabilities
Bionic systems for amplification and augmentation of human abilities
Exoskeletons and technologies for the amplification of human physical strength and
Physiological sensing for human augmentation, including Brain-Computer Interfaces
Implanted technologies and interfaces
Sensors and Actuators for Smart Artifacts and Smart Textiles
Sensing for Context-Awareness
Augmentation technologies for aspects of live (sleep, eating, …)
Augmentation of human health through digital technologies
Technologies to improve human experience and to reduce stress
Training and Rehabilitation Technology
Augmented and Mixed Reality
Applications in Tourism, Games, Art
Aspects of Privacy and Security of Augmented Human Technology
Full papers – up to 10 pages, anonymized, 15 + 5 minutes presentation, and invited demo
Short papers - 4 pages, anonymized, 7 + 3 minutes presentation
Demonstration papers - 2 pages, anonymized, demonstration at conference
Poster papers - 2 pages, anonymized, presented at conference
Art pieces - 1–2 pages, exhibited at conference (not published by ACM)
Papers will be reviewed in a double blind process. Each paper will receive 3 reviews. The authors of a submission will receive a notification on the 7th of February.
Submissions can be made via EasyChair.
Deadline Submission :
Jan 9th Jan 16th, 2020 (anywhere on earth)
Reviews Due: Feb 3rd, 2020
Author Acceptance/Rejection : Feb 6th, 2020
Camera-ready Deadline :
Feb 13th Feb 21st, 2020 (anywhere on earth)