Human computer confluence refers to an invisible, implicit, embodied or even implanted interaction between humans and system components. New classes of user interfaces may evolve that make use of several sensors and are able to adapt their physical properties to the current situational context of users. Future of HCC towards Horizon 2020 and HC2 major research challenges: Extending Human Perception, Cognitive Prostheses, Empathy and Emotion, Wellbeing and Quality of Life, Socially Inspired Technical Systems and Value Sensitive Design.

HCC visions book

Have a look at the HCC visions book here.

Educational Curricula

You can download the HCC Education Curricula from here.



We are happy to announce that the second HC2 Roadmap Workshop took place last May in Barcelona, SPAIN.

Human-Computer Confluence Research Challenges 2013:
A structured research challenge solicitation process, involving the whole scientific community has been applied, consolidating the HC2 Research Agenda around disciplines ranging from computer science to computational social sciences, particularly human computer interaction, pervasive and ubiquitous computing, artificial intelligence as well as computational perception and cognitive neuroscience.

TEDxBarcelona event was a success


Last 17th May Starlab sponsored a TEDxBarcelona event with live speakers presenting great ideas.
The theme was "The future of Technology and Society" with a special focus on human-computer confluence.
The whole event was broadcasted via streaming so that everybody could see it live all around the world.
You can see more pictures from the event in the TEDxBarcelona tab:

Details of upcoming HC2 sponsored TEDxBarcelona event now available.


HC2 is proud to sponsor the upcoming TEDxBarcelona event on the Future of Technology and Society. We have a great list of speakers from the HCC community for what promises to be a very interesting afternoon.

Check out the TEDxBarcelona tab above for more information.

Come join us in Paris for the second HC2 Summer School!


The 2013 HC2 Summer School will be held from the 17th to the 19th of July at IRCAM in Paris.
See the Summer School 2013 tab above for more information or the Summer School 2012 tab for some images from the 2012 edition.

Contactless Bio-behavioral Research Methods

We are glad to share an interesting dissemination opportunity for our community: the brand new "Contactless Bio-behavioral Research Methods", a peer-reviewed, international, open access journal dedicated to the dissemination of knowledge, paradigms and methods on contactless biosensors and technologies.

VideoSense invites collaborative research

VideoSense Virtual Centre of Excellence invites collaborative research on Privacy-Preserving Video-Analytics; bursaries are available for young as well as senior researchers (interns/leaders) wishing to apply to undertake funded research visits to pursue joint research activities on the above theme; applications by 31st August 2012. ( ).

Open PhD calls

Two calls for PhD positions which might be of interest for the HCC community:

1) (deadline 21/9/2012)

2) (deadline: 10/8/2012)

Around 40 researchers attended the 1st HC2 Summer School in Milan


The 1st HC2 Summer School concluded last Friday with presentations from 8 student groups on their project proposals for the future of HCC.
We would like to thank everyone involved but particularly the students and speakers who made this a very successful and enjoyable event.
See you all next year in Paris!

Marie Curie Funded PhD in Cognitive Robotics or Computational Neuroscience

A funded PhD position in Cognitive Robotics / Computational Neuroscience is available as part of a
Marie Curie Initial Training Network - ‘NETT - Neural Engineering Transformative Technologies’:

based on the School of Sciences/Engineering, University of Minho, Guimarães, Portugal

Marie Curie Actions Early Stage Researcher (PhD fellowship) -

"Learning and adaptation in a dynamic neural field architecture for human-robot interaction"

Living allowance: 33.364 Euro per annum (+ mobility allowance)

HC2 Visions Workshop


We are happy to announce the first HC2 workshop that will take place the 14th and 15th May in Wien, Austria.

HC2 VISIONS is an open dialog and invites interested scientists, researchers as well as industrial stakeholders to participate and actively engage. If you want to present your idea in a 5 min position statement in the HC2 VISIONS dialogue sessions, please send an approx. 400 word summary to by May 9, 2012.

For more information please visit:

Job Positions

Skovde University

Job positions at Skövde Uni in Sweden.

Professor in Media Arts, Aesthetics and Narration
Ref nr HS 2012/92-42
Application no later than April 20, 2012

Professor of Informatics
Ref No. HS 2012/64-42
Application no later than April 20, 2012

Professor in Social Psychology
Ref nr HS 2012/79-42
Application no later than April 19, 2012

They are also looking for a number of senior lecturers in Informatics.

More information at:

HC2 Summer School


We are pleased to announce the organization of the 1st Summer School on Human Computer Confluence, which will take place in Milan, Italy, on 18-20 July 2012.

For more information:

You can register by sending an email to:

1st version of the HCC Map has been released!


The HCC Map attempts to characterise the field of Human Computer Confluence. It is primarily about people but also identifies the relevant research areas, projects, funding opportunities and companies in this admittedly broad field. It is an open-ended undertaking that we will build on throughout the course of HC2. In this first edition we list our take on the relevant research topics and some of the key players in those fields.


Join our community!

Join the official HC squared group on Linkedin!


Goals of HC2

1. Stimulate, structure and support the research community, promoting identity building.
2. Consolidate research agendas with special attention to the interdisciplinary aspects of HCC, producing useful visions and roadmaps.
3. Enhance the Public Understanding of HCC and foster the early contact of researchers with high-tech SMEs and other industry players.
4. Establish guidelines for the definition of new educational curricula to prepare the next generation of HCC researchers.
5. Engage an interdisciplinary field of research ranging from cognitive neuroscience, computational social sciences to computer science, particularly human computer interaction, pervasive and ubiquitous computing, artificial intelligence and computational perception.