9th Machine Intelligence and Digital Interaction MIDI ConferenceOrganized as a virtual event

9–10 December, 2021

About the conference

MIDI International Conference offers a global forum for presenting design tools, methods, techniques, solutions and novel approaches for integrating people and intelligent technologies. The conference is a quality-oriented event with a limited number of participants in order to stimulate lively, thought-provoking discussions, and to provide conditions for establishing memorable personal contact. In 2020 the scope of the MIDI Conference has been extended to interactions taking place between humans and “smart” systems based on various types of machine intelligence.

Since 2012, the MIDI Conference has been known for giving participants spark inspirations for their own projects and igniting their research ideas. In 2021 the MIDI Conference will be held as a virtual event. The organisers decided that the participation in the conference will be available free of charge.

Most of the conference activities will be carried out using the videoconferencing solutions, but we plan to organise also some of the social events in using openly available virtual reality platforms.

Topics of interest

Machine Intelligence

  • intelligent service systems and semantic computing
  • analytics and deep learning
  • intelligent vehicles and autonomous cars
    • smart industrial automation and manufacturing
    • intelligent safety systems and risk management
    • intelligent decision support systems
    • brain-inspired modelling and simulation
    • intelligent problem solving
    • cognitively-based systems integration
    • modelling and optimisation of intelligent systems
    • intelligent software and systems engineering
    • complex human-systems integration
    • human-machine teaming and collaboration
    • intelligent interfaces for human-artificial systems
    • complex evolutionary and adaptive cognitive systems
    • biological and social inspirations of human decision-making

Digital Interaction

  • usability and user experience with artificial cognitive systems
  • interactive multimedia and multimodal interaction with artificial cognitive systems
    • novel interaction techniques, intelligent voice interfaces, interactive multimedia
    • human-artificial systems collaboration
    • ubiquitous, multimodal, pervasive and mobile interaction, wearable computing
    • privacy, security and trust for artificial intelligence systems
    • novel information visualisation and presentation techniques
    • hybrid human-artificial systems centred design
    • virtual humans and virtual worlds: augmented/virtual reality
    • understanding people and interactions with “smart” systems: theory, concepts, models and methods.

Publication and indexation

All papers submitted will be peer-reviewed by at least three independent referees from the MIDI program committee. All submissions should be made through the MIDI submission website.

Papers sent to the conference can be full papers (6-8 pages long in LNCS format) or short papers (4-6 pages long). Full papers will be presented as presentations, and short papers can be presented as posters or presentations, depending on the decision of the conference organisers and authors.

Submissions must be original and should not have been published previously or be under consideration for publication while being evaluated for this conference.

The conference proceedings will be published in cooperation with Springer in the Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems Series. The books of this series are indexed by SCOPUS, INSPEC, WTI Frankfurt eG, zbMATH, SCImago and books published in the series are submitted for consideration in Web of Science.

For inclusion in the conference proceedings, at least one unique registration per paper or poster is required.

All accepted papers will be published.

Open access for proceedings book

This year the proceedings of the MIDI conference will be published in open access formula, which will greatly improve visibility of your research in the scientific community. According to data from Springer Nature, open access books have 2.4 times more citations, 10 times more downloads, and 10 times more online mentions than non-open access books.

Best Paper Award!

This year National Information Processing Institute and Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology together funded the Professor Krzysztof Marasek Best Paper award that will be awarded to TWO papers, in the amount of 500 EUR for each awarded paper!

No Registration Fee

Conference will be available free of charge, both for presenting and non-presenting authors.

Important dates

Paper submission: 04 October 2021

Acceptance decision: 02 November 2021

Camera-ready: 15 November 2021

Conference dates:

09 – 10 December 2021


National Information Processing Institute. National Research Institute
Lodz University of Technology
Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology
Systems Research Institute Polish Academy of Science


Lodz ACM Chapter
Łukasiewicz Research Network
Łukasiewicz Instytut Technik Innowacyjnych EMAG