20th Annual CyberPsychology, CyberTherapy &
Social Networking Conference
29 June to 2 July 2015
La Jolla, California
University of California San Diego (UCSD)

Dear Colleagues,

It is with great enthusiasm that I invite you to please join us to help celebrate our 20th Anniversary Conference (CYPSY20)! CYPSY20 will be held on the University of California San Diego (UCSD) campus in La Jolla, California from the 29th of June to the 2nd of July, 2015.

The CYPSY Conference began in 1996 and featured presentations dealing mainly with conceptual matters, ‘what ifs’ and the future possibilities of healthcare and technology. The conference largely focused on Virtual Reality, but has now grown to be more inclusive of other interactive technologies and to include presentations that demonstrate controlled clinical trials. It has also grown to include the investigation of social networking tools on individual behavior, society, and interpersonal relationships.

CYPSY20 invites presentations in Virtual Reality , Games for Health, Augmented and Mixed Reality, Avatars, Shared Virtual Worlds, Video Game Virtual Reality (VGVR), mobile health and other emerging applications.

Preconference Workshops: June 29th, 2015
Scientific Program: June 30th – July 2nd 2015
University of California San Diego (UCSD) – La Jolla, California

Submissions and Registration Deadlines

Abstract Submission Deadline
1 Dec. 2014
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection of Abstract
1 Mar. 2015
Full Paper/Presentation Requirements Deadline
15 Mar. 2015
Oral Presenter 2-page CV Deadline
15 Mar. 2015
Early Bird & Presenter Registration Deadline
15 Mar. 2015
Late Registration Deadline
1 Jun. 2015

Encouraged topics include but are not limited to:

Virtual Reality• Advanced Interaction Training• Videogames• Telehealth & Telepresence• Video‐conferencing• Robotics• Brain Computer Interfaces• Cognitive & Physical  Therapy• Wearable computing• Non‐invasive physiological monitoring devices• Positive Technology• Social Networking in Healthcare• Information Technologies• Social implications of Facebook, Twitter, etc.• Neurorehabilitation• Mobile healthcare• Cyberbullying• Health Applications• Healthy Ageing• Games for Health•Serious Games• Apps for Kids• Wireless Healthcare• Edugames• Technology for Therapy

If you would like more information about the conference please contact the conference coordinator, Julie Lebrun @

Create your own reality!

Professor Dr. Brenda K. Wiederhold, Ph.D., MBA, BCB, BCN
Conference Co-Chair & Organizer
Interactive Media Institute

Virtual Reality Medical Institute
Professor Dr. Giuseppe Riva, Ph.D.
Conference Co-Chair
Istituto Auxologico Italiano

Professor Dr. Mark D. Wiederhold, M.D., Ph.D., FACP
Conference Co-Chair
Virtual Reality Medical Center

Professor Dr. Stéphane Bouchard, Ph.D.
Scientific Chair
Université du Québec en Outaoais

Dr. Willem-Paul Brinkman, PhD
Scientific Chair
Delft University of Technology

Dr. José Gutiérrez Maldonado, PhD
Scientific Chair
Universitat de Barcelona

Professor Dr. Pedro Gamito, Ph.D.
Website Chair
Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias