Conference moved to 2021
After significant deliberation, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our 25th annual international CyberPsychology, CyberTherapy & Social Networking Conference (CYPSY25), previously scheduled for June 22-24, 2020 in Milan, Italy. News from the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, along with both National and European Governments, continues to point to more spread of the coronavirus that results in the COVID-19 disease throughout the country and the region of Lombardy where the conference should be hosted.
As you can imagine, the decision to cancel the conference was not made lightly. The Conference Co-Chairs, and Local Committee members deliberated over many days as we considered the many relevant factors. Many months of planning go into our annual conference, and we had the commitment of a stellar group of speakers and presenters for a program of very high quality. We look forward to the opportunity to bring cyberpsychologists together for networking and learning. Ultimately, with mounting evidence about the seriousness of this public health crisis, we have placed the highest priority on the health and safety of our members, speakers, participants, and staff.
We remain committed to providing quality education and research support for our members and the broader cyberpsychology community. So, our goal is to have the conference in June 2021 and we are exploring alternative options for defining the exact date as soon as possible. We promise to keep you informed of new events and programs that might be developed as the year progresses.
In particular, we are evaluating the possibility of collecting the full papers and publishing them in 2020. It is not an easy option, given the tremendous effort needed for the editing and review process. However, we are trying to identify a format allowing everyone who submitted an abstract accepted for the conference a formal recognition for their effort. We hope to inform you about our final decision as soon as the peak of Coronavirus spread in Milano is solved, allowing many of us to be out of the quarantine which has disrupted all social activities and most business activities.
We are so sorry to have to cancel the conference and regret any inconvenience this cancellation has caused. We ask for your understanding. We realise that some of you have already registered for CYPSY25. To avoid problems, we will fully reimburse you in the next weeks with the hope of having you again in 2021.
Wishing everyone good health during this difficult time.
Prof. Giuseppe Riva, Ph.D., Conference Co-Chair
Prof. Brenda K. Wiederhold, Conference Co-Chair
On behalf of this year’s Conference Co-Chairs, Professor Brenda K. Wiederhold and Professor Giuseppe Riva, it is our pleasure to invite you to join us at the 25th Anniversary Annual International CyberPsychology, CyberTherapy & Social Networking Conference (CYPSY25), in 2021 at Istituto Auxologico Italiano in Milan, Italy.
CYPSY25 is the premier international conference on Virtual Reality (VR) and CyberPsychology.
CYPSY25 invites presentations across a wide variety of topics including but certainly not limited to: Virtual Reality, Augumented Reality, Social Networking, Online Behavior, Robotics, Forensic Cyberpsychology (cybersecurity / cybercrime), Ethics related to Automation and Machine Learning, Avatars, e-Health, SMART applications, IoT, and other emerging applications.
It attracts people from different disciplines, cultures and backgrounds – researchers, designers, clinicians and developers – weaving together into one community, all with the common purpose of creating better and more human technologies.
To help early-stage researchers and beginners to explore these topics, we have also organized the day before conference (Sunday 21, 2020) different practical workshops. Workshops are open also to non-participant to the conference.
Full Paper submission deadline: Early 2021
Early registration deadline: March 31, 2021
To be announced
To discover the potential of these disciplines you can check these FREE papers recently appeared in CyberPsychology, Behavior and Social Networking Journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. publishers in New York:
- Neuroscience of Virtual Reality: From Virtual Exposure to Embodied Medicine
- Augmented Versus Virtual Reality in Education: An Exploratory Study Examining Science Knowledge Retention When Using Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality Mobile Applications
- Do You Love Me? Psychological Characteristics of Romance Scam Victims
- Internet Filtering and Adolescent Exposure to Online Sexual Material
- The Contribution of Social Media to Body Dissatisfaction, Eating Disorder Symptoms, and Anabolic Steroid Use Among Sexual Minority Men
This year we are also pleased to have a special emphasis as well on the emerging Robotics discipline and in particular on the human-robot interaction in social, educational and clinical tasks.
Jointly organized by Interactive Media Institute in collaboration with Istituto Auxologico Italiano and with the partnership of both Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and the European project AffecTech, this conference is an international networking and sharing platform for researchers, clinicians, policymakers and funding agents to share and discuss advancements in the growing disciplines of CyberPsychology, CyberTherapy, and Social Networking.
The conference is the official conference of the CyberPsychology, Behavior and Social Networking Journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. publishers in New York.