Conference moved to 13-15 September 2021 (Blended)

Dear Colleagues,

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.

We remain committed to providing quality education and research support for our members and the broader cyberpsychology community. So, we have rescheduled the conference in September 13-15 2021, in Milan to allow the end of the vaccine program.

This is the final schedule for the event. The conference will be held online. However, if the health situation improves, it is our intention to switch to a blended form. 

In this modality, we will offer the participants the possibility to choose between the attendance in presence or online (in this case a 50% discount to the conference fees will be offered).

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 September 2021.

The conference, organized by Istituto Auxologico Italiano, will be hosted at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Largo Gemelli 1, 20123 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 12, 2021) different practical workshops. Workshops are open also to non-participant to the conference.

Abstract Submissions
Opening Submission: Now open

Closing Submission: April 15, 2021

Registration information
Early registration deadline: June 15, 2021

Gala Dinners
September, 2021

Hotel information
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:

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.