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Summit 2022

About the Conference Registration Form

The conference is addressed to:

Anynone interested in artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality (VR), robotics and other new technologies

Language of the event: English and Polish

HumanTech Summit

About the Conference

The international scientific conference HumanTech Summit aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the current knowledge on human-technology relations.

The conference will cover a variety of issues, including artificial intelligence (AI), digital transformation, virtual reality (VR), metaverse, robotics, cyborgization, and the Internet of Things. Conference sessions will address not only the role of new technologies in education, medicine, and arts, but also the threats posed by technological omnipresence.

During the session on virtual and augmented reality, the participants will be able to experience VR/AR technologies used in various areas, from medicine to art.

We have invited prominent scientists from all over the world to present the results of their research on human-technology interaction.

During the conference, we will hold a hackathon. Registration is already open!

The event is organized by the HumanTech Center at SWPS University. It is a part of the HumanTech Meetings (HTM) project, which links academia and research with business and industry from Poland and abroad. To date, we have organized 18 HTM online meetings. HumanTech Summit is one of two offline conferences organized as part of the project.

Lectures will be held in English and Polish and will be translated simultaneously.

Visit the conference event page on Facebook

Please note: Companies/start-ups interested in showcasing their VR/AR/MR products during the morning session on the second day of the conference, please contact us via email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Conference Format

HumanTech Summit will be held stationary at SWPS University in Warsaw, but part of the conference will be conducted in virtual reality. Therefore, we will be able to simultaneously demonstrate and discuss the possibilities of today's immersive technologies.

The registration fee is €35 and covers the catering for all coffee and lunch breaks. Online participation is free of charge.

The number of on-site participants is limited to 200.

Conference participants are welcome to attend a networking event on December 9. The entrance fee is €18.

Guidelines for poster presentations: Poster presentations can report research analysis (completed or work-in-progress) or describe emerging ideas. Posters will be displayed on a 180 cm high x 120 cm wide free-standing bulletin board. Thus, the most convenient printed format is vertical (posters can be smaller than the given size). The content should be concise and visually appealing. Please consider including a QR code on your poster that links to a digital version of the poster, study protocol, preprint, or website.


  1. Registration
  2. Opening


    Konrad Maj (SWPS University), Maria Ganzha (Warsaw University of Technology)
  3. Technology and Democracy


    Moshe Y. Vardi (Rice University, USA)
  4. Session I: Technological relations

    Anthropomorphization of humanoid robots

    Konrad Maj (SWPS University)

    EtnoVR — a virtual trainer for inducing empathy and learning intercultural competences

    Daniela Hekiert-Małozięć (SWPS University)

    The intensity of psychological reactions to aggression and suffering of other people, staged in a virtual reality environment

    Jakub Kuś (SWPS University) et al.

    New in Town — an internet intervention for migrants: a randomized controlled trial

    Anna Rogala (SWPS University)


    Moderator: Maria Ganzha (Warsaw University of Technology)
  5. Coffee Break
  6. Panel Discussion: Will We Establish a Relationship With Artificial Intelligence? And How?


    Magdalena Morze (Łukasiewicz - Poznań Institute of Technology, Poznań University of Technology), Aleksandra Przegalińska (ALK / Harvard University), Joanna Rabiega-Wiśniewska (Educational Research Institute), Katarzyna Staniuk (Maria Curie-Skłodowska University)
    Moderator: Michał Boni (SWPS University)
  7. Psychological Assessment in the Era of Artificial Intelligence


    Andrew H. Schwartz (Stony Brook University, USA)
  8. Lunch Break
  9. Session II: Health and Technology

    Assessment of depression and anxiety with language analysed with artificial intelligence

    Sverker Sikström (Lund University, Sweden)

    Task performance in a realistic virtual reality simulation. The role of arousal and processing fluency in evoking presence and a sense of realism

    Natalia Lipp (Sano Centre for Computational Medicine, Kraków, Poland / Institute of Applied Psychology, Faculty of Management and Social Communication Jagiellonian University, Poland)

    Delivering internet interventions via social media to increase their availability and implementation

    Nina Smoktunowicz (SWPS University)

    An RCT study of chatbot-guided therapy: efficacy and interaction characteristics

    Stanisław Karkosz (SWPS University)

    Moderator: Włodzisław Duch
  10. Coffee Break
  11. Panel Discussion: How to Effectively Use AI in the Practice of Psychological Help and Intervention?


    Maciej Osowski (Emplocity), Sonia Ziemba Domańska (PJWSTK), Jan Kamiński (Applover)
    Moderator: Kamil Dąbrowa (Capital City of Warsaw Municipal Office)
  12. How to Measure What We Cannot See


    Tara S. Behrend (Purdue University, USA)
  13. Panel Discussion: How to Ensure the Security of Our Data?


    Jarosław Greser (Faculty of Administration and Social Sciences, Warsaw University of Technology), Arkadiusz Habiera (SMM Legal), Michał Kosiński (Stanford University)
    Moderator: Michał Boni (SWPS University)
  14. Networking Evening

  1. VR Session / Poster Session

    At 9:00, Raphael Wulf, VR Therapy Consultant & Account Executive — International Market at Amelia Virtual Care, will demonstrate how virtual reality can be used in mental health therapy. During the session, conference attendees will have the opportunity to try out several VR/AR applications.

    BioMinds Healthcare – BioMinds Healthcare XR is a remote comprehensive neurological therapy system using virtual reality

    ImmersiveForm – remote vision that allows you to "see" with another person's eyes; technology used by companies that perform field service work and, more recently, by surgeons during surgery

    First VR Art Gallery – the first independent virtual art gallery in Metaverse on the AltspaceVR platform, accompanied by SensiVR Health, VR technology supporting therapy for children

    „Rządy Prawa Wspólna Sprawa” project, a VR film created using immersive 360° video technology

    • Paulina Grzybowicz will demonstrate the capabilities of NAO and Pepper, two humanoid robots

    CinematicVR – an innovative VR agency that creates 360° films, VR180, as well as VR and AR applications

    We also encourage visitors to review the posters displayed throughout the session.

    Moderator: Konrad Maj (SWPS University)
  2. The Evolution of Personality Judgement: From Human Intuition to Machine Automation
    Youyou Wu (University College London, UK)
  3. Coffee Break
  4. Session III: Education and Technology

    Augmented Reality in Teaching Foreign Languages: Opportunities and Challenges

    Betul Czerkawski (The University of Arizona, USA)

    What have we learned about communication during remote lessons in primary schools? Recommendations for digital tools created for children with intellectual disabilities

    Anna Gorgolewska (SWPS University)

    Improving hand-eye coordination in virtual reality spaces during therapy for students with special educational needs

    Dominika Siwek (Szkoła Podstawowa Specjalna im. Weroniki Sherborne w Czerwionce-Leszczynach)

    Acquiring managerial competencies with the use of simulation modeling

    Justyna Smagowicz, Cezary Szwed (Warsaw University of Technology)


    Marcin Paprzycki (Warsaw University of Technology)
  5. Panel Discussion: How to Teach About Technology Using New Technologies?


    Wojciech Bednaruk (PWC), Maria Ganzha (Warsaw University of Technology), Maciej Tauber (Educational Research Institute), Dr Emilia Danowska-Florczyk (Centralny Dom Technologii)
    Moderator: Łukasz Tanaś (SWPS University)
  6. Lunch Break
  7. The Psychology of Technology at Work: Anticipating Organizations in the Age of AI


    Nathanael J. Fast (Univeristy of Southern California, USA)
  8. Session IV: Business and Workplace Technology

    Will Poles become society 5.0? Are we open for robots?

    Piotr Mieczkowski (Digital Poland)

    Soft Assembly: Being dressed by a soft robotized garment

    Pola Demianiuk (Swedish School of Textiles, Sweden)

    GlossoVR — towards voice and speech training in interactive virtual environments

    Konrad Nakonieczny (AGH University of Science and Technology)

    How to measure user experience? Psychometric properties of the MUXI tool

    Patrycja Rudnicka (Academy of Fine Arts Katowice)


    Moderator: Piotr Senkus (SWPS University)
  9. Coffee Break
  10. Panel Discussion: How to Adopt and Adapt to New Technology?
    Sara Boś (SoF), Jędrzej Osiński (Wunderman Thompson Technology), Włodzisław Duch (Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń)
    Moderator: Małgorzata Jakubicz (Find Your Way)
  11. Closing Remarks

Keynote Speakers

Tara Behrend
Tara Behrend
Is an Associate Professor of Psychological Sciences at Purdue University, where she directs the Workplaces and Virtual Environments lab. She is a Program Director for the Science of Organizations and Future of Work programs at the National Science Foundation. She is currently serving as president-elect of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Tara is also a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science. She is an industrial and organizational psychologist with expertise in how technology affects the world of work.
Nathanael Fast
Nathanael Fast
Is Jorge Paulo and Susanna Lemann Chair in Entrepreneurship at the USC Marshall School of Business. He is also Director of the Neely Center for Ethical Leadership and Decision Making at USC and Co-Director of the Psychology of Technology Institute. He is an award-winning teacher and researcher, and his scholarly work has been widely covered in leading media outlets. He studies the psychological underpinnings of hierarchy, networks, and technology adoption. His research examines how power and status hierarchies shape decision-making, how people’s identities and conversational styles shape their professional networks, and how AI shapes the future.
H. Andrew Schwarz
H. Andrew Schwartz
Is Director of the Human Language Analysis Lab at Stony Brook University (SBU), which is a part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system. He is also the Principal Investigator and co-founder of the World Well-Being Project, a multi-disciplinary consortium between the University of Pennsylvania, Stony Brook University, and Stanford University, pioneering scientific techniques for measuring psychological well-being and physical health based on the analysis of language in social media. Andrew is an active researcher in the fields of AI-natural language processing, psychology, and health informatics. He created the Differential Language Analysis ToolKit (DLATK), which has been used in over 100 studies and by various tech companies. In 2020, he received the DARPA Young Faculty Award. His research has been widely covered in the press, including The New York Times, USA Today, and The Washington Post.
Moshe Y. Vardi
Moshe Y. Vardi
Is a University Professor and the George Distinguished Service Professor in Computational Engineering at Rice University. He authored and co-authored over 700 publications, including two books: Reasoning about Knowledge and Finite Model Theory and Its Applications. He is a Senior Editor of the Communications of the ACM, the premier publication in the field of computing. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the IBM Outstanding Innovation Award, the Knuth Prize, the IEEE Computer Society Goode Award, the EATCS Distinguished Achievements Award, and several ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) awards. He is a Guggenheim Fellow, a fellow of several societies, and a member of several honoral academies. He holds eight honorary doctorates.
Youyou Wu
Youyou Wu
Is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at University College London (UCL). Dr. Wu employs computational methods like machine learning and natural language processing to study topics in psychology, e.g., personality expression. She is also interested in metascience and methodology, particularly reproducibility. She has used machine learning to predict which scientific findings in psychology are reproducible and trustworthy. Her work was published in several journals, including PNAS, Nature Communications, and Psychological Science. In addition, the results of her studies have been covered by global media outlets like BBC, New York Times, and The Economist.

Accommodation Tips

Moxy Warsaw Praga, ul. Ząbkowska 29

The Moxy Warsaw Praga hotel is located on the premises of the 19th-century factory complex of the former "Koneser" vodka factory, a present vibrant cultural and artistic center of Warsaw's Praga district. The design of the hotel is inspired by industrial style. Nearby attractions include Vistula Boulevards, the Warsaw Zoo, and the National Stadium. SWPS University is a 30-minute walk away.

You can book your accommodation with a special discount via this link. The discount is valid until November 28.

Tulip Residences, ul. Targowa 5

With the National Stadium subway station, SKM light rail for quick access to Chopin Airport, and bicycle trails nearby, the Tulip Residences hotel is an ideal starting point for excursions to the Praga backstreets and tours of the Warsaw Old Town. SWPS University is a 20-minute walk away from the hotel.

To book your accommodation at a discount enter "SWPS" in the "add special code" field.


  • HumanTech Center logo

In 2021, the HumanTech Meetings project was granted an additional PLN 250,000 (EUR 52 828,75) by the Ministry of Education and Science (MEiN), as part of the funding scheme “Społeczna odpowiedzialność nauki – Popularyzacja nauki i promocja sportu” (Social responsibility of science – Popularization of science and sport), (project no. SONP/SN/514650/2021), project duration: 2022-2023, total value: PLN 305,472 (EUR 65 251,67).

  • the colors and the national emblem of the Republic of Poland

The event is co-funded by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, under the “Innovation Incubator 4.0” funding scheme.

  • European Funds Knowledge Education Development logo

Event held under the honorary auspices of

  • Mayor of Warsaw logo

Event held under the auspices of

  • Digital Poland logo
  • NCBR logo
  • PFR Fundacja logo


  • center for knowledge transfer logo
  • SWPS Innowacje logo
  • Strefa Technologii logo
  • Chillizet logo
  • Mindy logo
  • National Information Processing Institute logo
  • The Polish Information Processing Society logo
  • Wyborcza logo
  • Wyborcza Biz logo
  • Zrobotyzowany logo

Scientific Committee

Michał Kosiński
Prof. Michał Kosiński
Stanford University, USA
Aleksandra Przegalińska
Prof. Aleksandra Przegalińska
Kozminski University, Warsaw, Poland
Piotr Winkielman
Prof. Piotr Winkielman
University of California, San Diego, USA / SWPS University, Poland
Maria Ganzha
Prof. Maria Ganzha
Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Agnieszka Wykowska
Prof. Agnieszka Wykowska
Italian Institute of Technology, Genoa, Italy
Włodzisław Duch
Prof. Włodzisław Duch
Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland

Organizing Committee

Konrad Maj
Dr. Konrad Maj
Head of the Committee
Kinga Gołębiewska
Kinga Gołębiewska
Secretary of the Conference
David Sypniewski
David Sypniewski
Head of the Hackathon
Łukasz Tanaś
Dr. Łukasz Tanaś
Michał Boni
Dr. Michał Boni
Michał Woroniecki
Michał Woroniecki
Filip Matuszewski
Filip Matuszewski
Oliwia Kordalewska
Oliwia Kordalewska
Kacper Sawicki
Kacper Sawicki
Alan Szmit
Alan Szmit
Paulina Grzybowicz
Paulina Grzybowicz


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