The 4th International Workshop on Symbiotic Interaction was held in Berlin on the 7th and 8th of October 2015, chaired by Prof. Benjamin Blankertz (Technische Universität Berlin) and Prof. Giulio Jacucci (University of Helsinki), both partners in the MindSee project.
The workshop was introduces by a tutorial on the MIDAS software, to provide a hands-on session in which participants were introduced to online analysis of psychophysiological signals. The program continued with keynote speeches by Fabio Babiloni (University of Rome 'Sapienza'), Peter Desain (Radboud University), Stephen Fairclough (Liverpool John Moores University) and Peter Koenig (Universität Osnabrück).
In line with the previous three events, the workshop aimed at promoting the exchange of scientific experiences in designing symbiotic systems, studying the way in which they affect human behaviour and defining the principles for a functional interdependence of humans and machines, with a special focus on physiological computing approaches, e.g. using brain-computer interface (BCI) technology.
All papers and posters accepted and showcased during the workshop (peer-reviewed) are available in a proceedings book published by Springer in its Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.