13-15 September 2021 

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, due to the persistence of health problems worldwide and the existing limitations of international travel, will be hosted virtually (ONLINE).

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.

FINAL Program

You can download here the PDF including the FINAL PROGRAM and the BOOK OF ABSTRACTS

Registration information
Now Open. You can register here

Social Event: VR Treasure Hunt
Free Registration Open (Deadline Sept. 13). Full instructions here

Full-Paper Submission
EXTENDED: September 30, 2021

New Investigator Award (for Ph.D. students/Post Docs with up to 5 years from Ph.D.)
CLOSED. Deadline: September 3, 2021

To support psychological well-being in this difficult time our association is proud to offer you a present:

COVID Feel Good, a free validated weekly Virtual Reality experience – available in 12 languages (English, Español y Argentino, Français, Português do Brasil, Italiano, 한국인, 日本語, فارسی‎,  Deutsche, Català, Română and Türkçe) – helping you both to cope with the psychological burden of Coronavirus and to exploit the opportunity for change this unique situation offers. Please try it and discover the transformative potential of Cyberpsychology.

You can also 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 Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, 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.


The conference was funded by Italian Ministry of Health (Ricerca Corrente and Ricerca Finalizzata)