Paper, Special Track and Workshop Submission

All submissions to DSAI 2024 should be done by using the Microsoft Conference Management Toolkit: Before submitting your paper, special track and/or workshop proposal, you should read carefully the general guidelines presented at and be aware of the important dates published at

Please, submit your paper to DSAI 2024 Main Track at

Please, submit your Special Track Proposal to DSAI 2024 at

Please, submit your Workshop Proposal to DSAI 2024 at

special Tracks’ Paper Submission

Below you can find a list of the current accepted Special Tracks and related links for DSAI 2024.

Technology is strongly present all around us, not only in the devices we carry but also increasingly embedded in the environments where we work and live. These smart environments have the great potential of improving people’s lives, by enabling a more comfortable, secure, healthy, independent, and active living. However, challenges remain in ensuring that smart environments are truly usable, acceptable, accessible, and inclusive.

These challenges include providing accessible and adaptable interaction that considers the potentially diverse set of users (with different capabilities, needs, preferences, and emotions) and contexts of smart environments. There are also still challenges related to unobtrusive monitoring and support that allow certain groups of users (e.g., younger, older, people with a given impairment) to live in a more active, independent, or safe way.

In this context, the aim of this special track is to provide new perspectives in this field, by exchanging and discussing ideas and research in different topics relevant to DSAI that can bring valuable insights to address the accessibility and inclusiveness of smart environments. These topics include, but are not limited to: active, healthy, assisted living; human-centred computing; multimodal and adaptive interaction; user and context awareness; intelligent user interfaces; extended reality; affective computing; and assistive technologies.

This special track is directed at researchers and practitioners who are interested in participating in the exchange and discussion of ideas, as well as contributing to the design, implementation, and assessment of novel innovative solutions for the next generations of smart environments.

Organizers: Ana Rocha (, Nuno Almeida (, Samuel Silva ( & António Teixeira ( – University of Aveiro, Portugal

Paper Submission:

Interpersonal relationship defines the association, connection, friendliness, and reciprocity between two or more people, that share common goals and objectives. It manifests when one establishes, reciprocates, or deepens relationships with one another. In the digital medium, interactions between humans and machines there is no reciprocation. The relations are (usually) impersonal, which does not help communication, so it is necessary to develop mechanisms that enhance cooperation between both.

The above, Human-Machine Collaboration (HMC), machines in lato sensu must be developed to collaborate or to learn to cooperate with human beings, i.e., interfaces, devices, applications, etc., software or hardware must be able to evaluate the surrounding environment, the context in which they are used and the user special needs and behaviors in a way to allow on-the-fly cooperation with (all) humans.

In summary, to be successful in achieving HMC, the machine needs to provide the “correct” information and functionality at the “right” time and in the “right” way to support the user’s (individual) characteristics, special needs, tasks, contexts, and feelings. This special track aims for state-of-the-art studies, applications, interfaces, software, and hardware that allow in the present or near future a more “interpersonal” relation between the digital world and humans, which will allow accessibility enhancing, sustainability, and fighting the info-exclusion.

Organizers: João Rodrigues ( & Célia Ramos ( – University of Algarve, Portugal

Paper Submission: