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Special Session
Special Session on
Reliable Estimation of Passenger Emotional State in Autonomous Vehicles
 - SUaaVE 2020

5 - 6 November, 2020

Within the 4th International Conference on Computer-Human Interaction Research and Applications - CHIRA 2020


Juan-Manuel Belda-Lois
Instituto de Biomecánica de Valência
Brief Bio

Dr. Juan Manuel Belda Lois is a senior researcher of Instituto de Biomecánica de Valencia. He has been working in the development of assistive products since 1997. He has participated in several European Projects from 5th Framework Program to Horizon2020. Coordinating the project ABC (Advanced BNCI Communication) and participating in other projects related with the application of Physiological Computing Systems as asssistive products. He has been the lead researcher on Interface Design at IBV between 2014 and 2016, and nowadays is the leader of application of physiological signals of the center.

Nicolas Palomares
Instituto de Biomecánica de Valencia

Brief Bio
MSc Nicolás Palomares is a researcher at the Instituto de Biomecánica de Valencia. Industrial Engineer specialized in Mechanics works in the Human Factors Area at IBV leading and participating in different projects about transport and occupational health. He has been involved in several research projects funded by the Seventh Framework Programme, acting as the technical coordinator of the EU project RUNSAFER. At present he is the project coordinator of the project SUaaVE (Supporting acceptance of automated VEhicle) funded by the European Commission under the H2020 Programme.


While the deployment of connected automated vehicle (CAV) turns into reality, its acceptance has been called into question. Public acceptance is a multi-faceted construct, tightly related to emotional processes and trust in a new technology, beyond the accomplishment of functional performance.

In order to address this issue, one of the objectives of the project H2020 SUaaVE (Supporting acceptance of automated VEhicle), under grant agreement No 814999, is the conceptualisation of the fundamental architecture to humanise the behaviour of the vehicle. In particular, this concept will be aimed to understand passengers’ state based on their physiological response and, from this information, to manage corrective actions in vehicle for enhancing trip experience.

Topics of Interest
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Connected Automated Vehicle
  • Human-Driven Design
  • Cognitive and Emotional Model
  • Acceptance
  • Situational Awareness
  • Artificial Intelligence


Paper Submission: September 21, 2020 (expired)
Authors Notification: September 28, 2020 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: October 6, 2020 (expired)


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CHIRA Special Sessions - SUaaVE 2020
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