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11th Berlin Human-Machine Systems Workshop

Focus Track:

Trends in Neuroergonomics

On the 2nd day the focus track will take place with several invited lectures given by well-known researchers from different labs across the world.


07 - 09 October 2015

Venue: Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities [1]


You will find the details of the online publication under "Publication of contributions".



  • Call for Paper
  • Conference announcement
  • Conference topics
  • Conference program
  • Submission of papers
  • Publication of contributions
  • Important Dates
  • Copyright
  • Registration
  • Terms of Payment
  • Venue
  • How to find BBAW
  • Accomodation
  • Social event
  • Organiser
  • Scientific committee
  • Conference Organisation & Coordination
  • Venue

Call for Paper

English [2]

Please submit your manuscripts using the "BWMMS conference tool":
www.conftool.net/bwmms2015/ [3]


The deadline of contributions has been extended to the 10th of May 2015.

Conference announcement

As it enters into its second decade, the Berlin Workshop on Human-Machine Systems 2015 will have a slightly revised format. Some of the characteristic features will be retained, e.g. the presentation format with 20-minute papers in German with the same time available for discussion. This year more contributions in English will be included on research and development topics in order to improve the integration of international research in the field of human-machine systems.

There are four options for submissions: The Workshop Track allows the presentation and active discussion of work in progress. The Research Track is reserved for work which is more advanced or completed and which will be presented to scientists working in a university or an industrial setting. Posters can also be presented for discussion in a special session.

Another important new addition is the Focus Track, on the second day of the workshop. It provides a whole day for international researchers to deliver papers in English. The topic this year is 'Trends in Neuroergonomics'. It will offer insights into the latest approaches to research in neuroergonomics, the scientific investigation of how the human brain performs in real-world tasks. This year, papers will cover new approaches which allow the imaging of human brain activity during active movement and interaction with a system. New approaches will also be presented for the evaluation of neurophysiological data in real-time, allowing direct control of systems by means of human brain activity.

The Focus Track will take on the 2nd day and will conclude with the keynote speech on neuroergonomics.

Conference topics

  • Focus Track: Trends in Neuroergonomics
    (Mobile Brain/Body Imaging, Brain-Computer Interfaces, Neuroadaptive Technology)
  • Usability & User Experience
  • Modelling & Simulation
  • Cognitive Modelling
  • Technology Design and Demographic Change
  • Multimodal Use Concepts
  • Methods for the Design, Evaluation und Anticipation of Human-Machine Systems

Conference program

The final conference program can be downloaded as pdf [4].

For your talk you have 20 minutes time followed by 20 minutes discussion. If there are 4 presentation in your session the discussion time will be reduced to 10-15 minutes.

Submission of papers

Specialists from various fields (engineers, computer scientists, psychologists, designers, etc.) are invited to submit proposals for Special Sessions, and papers in German or English for the Workshop Track, Research Track or Focus Track. If preferred, contributions can also be submitted as Poster.

Special Session
In a Special Session, the proposers have a 2-hour block at their disposal for their special topic. They ca choose their own format (e.g. panel discussions, debates, or workshops). Submissions for the Special Sessions should include the title of the session, the names and addresses of the organisers, and an overview of the planned Special Session (about 1,000 words) with a list of authors or participants. Where appropriate, the individual contributions should be submitted together (each about 1,600 words).

Workshop Track
The Workshop Track is dedicated to the presentation and active discussion of work in progress. It is intended to encourage interaction between the participants during the workshop. Contributions can be as oral presentation of posters. Submissions for the Workshop Track should include the title, the names and addresses of all authors (with e-mail addresses), the chosen presentation form (oral presentation or poster), the presentation language (German or English), the relevant subject topic, and the contribution itself (about 1,600 words).

Research Track
The Research Track is reserved for work which is at an advanced stage or already completed and which will be presented to scientists working in a university or an industrial setting. Papers submitted for the Research Track should include the title, the names and addresses of all authors (with e-mail addresses), the presentation language (German or English), the relevant topic, and the contribution itself (about 1,600 words).

Focus Track - Trends in Neuroergonomics
For the Focus Track, scientists will be invited to give talks on work they have completed in the field of neuroergonomics. Young investigators (post-docs or PhD students) are invited to submit contributions for consideration on their own initiative (in the same format as for the Research Track). We particularly welcome submissions from female scientists. Technological contributions, applications, and analytical approaches will be considered. Contributions will be presented and published in English. After acceptance of a contribution for the Focus Track, an extended form (about 12,000 words) will be subjected to peer review as a full scientific paper for publication (see below).

The brief description (max. 1,600 words) must include:

  • title
  • author(s)
  • Complete address of author(s) including email
  • Preferably assigned to one or more of the workshop topics

Contributions can directly submitted as Poster; it should include the title of the poster, the names and addresses of all authors (with e-mail addresses), the relevant subject topic and the brief description with 800 words.


Please use the conference tool for submission:
www.conftool.net/bwmms2015/ [5]


After receiving the submissions for all Tracks, the Programme Committee will decide which to include in the workshop programme.

Please use for submission the following templates:

  • Template english [6]


Evaluation criteria:

  • How well addresses the contribution BWMMS topics?
  • Originality of work.
  • What kind of impact does the content have on the community/researchfield?
  • Scientific quality of theoretical background, methods, and interpretation.
  • How relevant is the content for practice?
  • How comprehensible is the content?
  • Appropriate form and language?

Publication of contributions

In the tradition of the Berlin Workshop, all accepted contributions for the Workshop Track and Research Track will be made freely available on the Internet and published with ISBN number in the Proceedings of the 11th Berlin Workshop on Human-Machine Systems. The published contributions will have a length of 1.600 words. As a new feature, contributions to the Focus Track can be published in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. These scientific papers will, however, first be subjected to an additional, external peer review.

You will find the proceedings at the digital repository of the TU Berlin under the following link:

Wienrich, Carolin; Zander, Thorsten O.; Gramann, Klaus (Hrsg.):
Trends in Neuroergonomics. Tagungsband 11. Berliner Werkstatt Mensch-Maschine-Systeme; 7.-9. Oktober 2015, Berlin

Berlin: Universitätsverlag der TU Berlin, 2015. - 334 S.
ISBN: 978-3-7983-2803-7 (online)

The publication is available online and registered at the University publisher:
http://www.ub.tu-berlin.de/publizieren/verlagsprogramm/isbn/978-3-7983-2803-7/ [7]

The online version is freely available at the institutional repository of the TU Berlin: URI http://dx.doi.org/10.14279/depositonce-4887 [8]

Please cite the following version which has the relevant DOI: 10.14279/depositonce-4887

Important Dates

extended to
Deadline for the submission of abstracts, Focus Track contributions, and proposals for Special Sessions
Start of review of contributions
Release of provisional programme and start of registrations for Workshop
Deadline for submission of manuscripts
Thurs. 07. - Sat. 9. Oct, 2015
11th Berlin Workshop on Human Machine Systems


Please fill out the following copyright transfer form signed (by hand) by the first author. Then send us a scan of the form via e-mail until September 7th, 2015. Please use the subject "[submission ID], [submission title]" and send to: bwmms@ipa.tu-berlin.de

copyright transfer form [9]


A contribution will only be included in the publication of the 11th BWMMS if at least one author registers for the conference.

The fees are listed in the following table.

Fees in €
Full conference ticket
Early Bird
One-day ticket
Member of educational institute

 One-day tickets include full conference access on one of the three conference days. Also included are the conference proceedings, coffee breaks and lunch (excluding conference dinner and social event).

Please use the conference tool for registration:
www.conftool.net/bwmms2015/ [10]

All cancellations received in writing prior to September 7th 2015 will be eligible for a full monetary refund, minus any nonrefundable fee of Euro 50.
For cancellations after September 7th 2015 no refund will be issued.

Terms of Payment

The invoice amount has to be payed within 14 days after receipt the invoice (the date of the registration); invoice number and bank data will be found on the invoice.


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Parking around the Academy

  • Underground parking Friedrichstadt Passagen, Taubenstraße/Jägerstraße
  • Underground parking Hotel Hilton, Mohrenstraße
  • Underground parking Unter den Linden/Staatsoper, access via Behrenstraße


We recommend the booking with HRS where the TU cooperate with.

More Hotels nearby:

  • Motel One [12], Leipziger Straße 50, 10117 Berlin
    10 single rooms are reservated, please send an email [13] for getting the reservation code.
  • Hotel Gendarm Nouveau [14], Charlottenstraße 61, 10117 Berlin
  • Art’otel Berlin Mitte [15], Wallstraße 70-73, 10179 Berlin
  • Angleterre Hotel [16] (Gold Inn), Friedrichstr. 32, 10970 Berlin

Social event

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Evening boat tour with typical Berlin buffet through an illuminated city

The historical boat "Heinrich Zille [17]" departs the Historical Harbor of Berlin (Historischer Hafen, pier Märkisches Ufer/Inselstraße) on the 7th of October 2015 at 6 pm. You will see Berlin from the waterside during the Festival "Berlin Shines [18]" with illuminated buildings throughout the tour. On board, a typical Berlin buffet (rissole, potato salad, curry sausage, red berry compote, and vegetarian dishes), as well as a city guide (German and English) awaits you to accompany the tour through Berlin at night.


Department of Psychology and Ergonomics (IPA)
Technische Universität Berlin
www.ipa.tu-berlin.de [19]

Organisation of the Focus Track

Biological Psychology and Neuroergonomics, IPA
www.bpn.tu-berlin.de [20]
Prof Klaus Gramann
Dr Thorsten O. Zander

Scientific committee

Prof. Dr. Klaus Gramann
Dr. Thorsten O. Zander
Dr. Carolin Wienrich
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Rötting

bwmms@ipa.tu-berlin.de [21]

Conference Organisation & Coordination

Conference coordinator IPA, TU Berlin
Elke Paetzold-Teske
Tel.: +49 (030) 314‐22370
E‐Mail: bwmms@ipa.tu‐berlin.de [22]


COC Kongressorganisation GmbH
Bureau Berlin

Bettina Kramb
Managing director

Mühlenstr. 58
12249 Berlin, Germany

phone: +49 (030) 775 20 84
fax:     +49 (030) 775 20 85
E-Mail:  b.kramb@gmx.de [23]

www.coc-kongress.de [24]


Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities

www.bbaw.de/en [25]



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