INTERACT 2021 - Bari, Aug 30th, Sep 3rd, 2021

Workshops

WS01. Remote conference in the times of the pandemic

August 30th, 2021

Visit the workshop website: https://recon2021.eu/

The COVID-19 pandemic forced a sudden increase of remote activities including work, learning and also scientific conferences. Almost a year of experience in remote work, remote meetings and remote conferences clearly showed that these events are markedly different from their traditional counterparts. The aim of this workshop is to analyse factors influencing the user experience of remote conferences, thereby creating a set of guidelines for their future organ-izers. Patterns may be identified from personal experiences shared by HCI researchers as participants or organizers of remote conferences. Methodologically, the methods of Design Thinking combined with the auto-ethnographic approach will be employed for the workshop. Participants will be able to find new insights into the process of the organization of remote conferences and transform such insights into an actionable set of guidelines for future remote conference organization.

Organizers: Julio Abascal (University of the Basque Country, Spain), Cezary Biele (National Information Processing Institute, Poland), Daniel Cnotkowski (National Information Processing Institute, Poland), Gabriela Górska (National Information Processing Institute, Poland), Effie Lai-Chong Law (University of Leicester, United Kingdom), Bartosz Muczyński (Maritime University of Szczecin, Poland), Abiodun Afolayan Ogunyemi (Tallinn University, Estonia), Mariusz Wierzbowski (National Information Processing Institute, Poland), Aldona Zdrodowska (National Information Processing Institute, Poland), Jarosław Kowalski (National Information Processing Institute, Poland).

WS02. HCT4SDG - INTERACT Workshop Human-centred Technology for Sustainable Development Goals: Challenges and Opportunities
IFIP WG 13.1

August 30th, 2021

Visit the workshop website: https://lifes.dc.ufscar.br/HCT4SDG/

This workshop aims at building an agenda defining challenges and opportunities for the design of interactive technologies addressing one or more United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which includes equal access to, and management of resources such as water, energy, climate, oceans, urbanization, transport, science and technology.

Organizers:Lara Piccolo (The Open University, United Kingdom), Vânia Neris, (Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil) Kamila Rios Rodrigues (University of São Paulo, Brazil), Masood Masoodia (Aalto University, Finland)

WS03. Workshop on Multisensory Augmented Reality

August 30th, 2021

Visit the workshop website: https://usehci.org/mar2021/

Multisensory Augmented Reality is an emerging research area that enables humans to sense and simulate multisensory experiences digitally, both in-person and remote situations. It has the potential to open up a multitude of new research and development opportunities, including in the areas of multisensory Internet communication, education, marketing, neuroscience, Human-Food Interaction, medicine, smart cities, industry, and automation. This workshop will focus on discussing fundamental and applied research dealing with multisensory AR. Such technologies may produce visual, tactile, sonic, taste, smell, flavor, and other sensory information and content that can enrich user experience delivered through the Internet. This workshop aims to gather researchers and industry representatives involved in multisensory augmented reality research to discuss the current state-of-the-art in the field, future research directions, new collaboration opportunities, and future publication plans. We believe that this workshop would enhance the participants’ experience of the Interact 2021.

Organizers: Kasun Karunanayaka (University of Colombo, Sri Lanka), Manjusi Wickramasinghe (University of Colombo, Sri Lanka), Thilina Halloluwa (University of Colombo, Sri Lanka), Anton Nijholt (University of Twente, Netherlands), Dhaval Vyas (University of Queensland, Australia) Nimesha Ranasinghe (University of Maine, USA)

WS04. Geopolitical Issues in Human Computer Interaction
IFIP WG 13.8

August 30th, 2021

Visit the workshop website: https://ifipwg138.wordpress.com/geopolitical-hci/

This workshop will explore, address and discuss geopolitical issues in Human Computer Interaction as a field of knowledge and practice. These issues are mainly seen at two levels: (1) on discourses surrounding motivations and value of HCI; (2) on discourses surrounding concepts of HCI maturity as articulated by global and local knowledge networks. Since the beginning of HCI, discussions of democracy have been around. It may even be fair to say that the key notion of usability aims to support the citizens of a democratic society. Obviously, exactly how HCI should do this remains open for discussion. HCI has several roots deep in military needs from the world wars of the 20th century. It was also born out of the sociotechnical traditions with its emancipatory ambitions, that is, creating conditions for human workers, managers, etc. that facilitate the realization of their needs and potential. How to reconcile such diverse discourses as military power and emancipatory ambitions in a geopolitical analysis of HCI research and associated discourses? Moreover, the diffusion of HCI as field of knowledge and practice is dominated by political and post-colonial discourses that pervade local and global knowledge networks shaping what is considered useful and relevant research and practice. In this workshop we describe these issues as geopolitical in nature and aim to trace the cultural and sociotechnical dynamics that construct the field of HCI.

Organizers: José Abdelnour Nocera (University of West London, United Kingdom), Torkil Clemmensen (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark), Zhengjie Liu Dalian (Maritime University, Dalian, China), Anirudha Joshi (IIT Bombay, India), Xiangang Qin (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China), Judy Van Biljon Computing, (University of South Africa, South Africa), Isabela Gasparini (UDESC, Joinville, Brazil), Leonado Parra (Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia)

WS05. Wearables, Humans, and Things – Addressing Problems in Education (Now joint with WS 12, held on August 31st)
IFIP WG 13.7

August 30th, 2021

Visit the workshop website: https://hwid.unibs.it/events/Pilot4HWID/

Triggered by the current Covid-19 pandemic, in 2020 many educational institutions quickly had to switch their teaching and learning processes from presence teaching to online learning. In parallel to the schools and universities setting up eLearning systems, students had to care for their own equipment to participate in the eLearning courses. These courses typically still resemble traditional teaching and do not make use of the new capabilities computers provide. In this workshop we discuss new ideas how we can use wearable or even implantable devices in an educational context. Wearable and implantable devices connected to the internet provide completely new means for conveying educational content using e.g. simulated data displayed on the devices or providing educational tasks to students fitting to their current environment. Together with researchers from educational sciences, cognitive psychology and human-computer interaction, we discuss new educational scenarios made possible by introducing wearable or implantable devices into education systems. We aim at developing new educational paradigms making use of these devices, supporting efficient distance learning and thus providing education to students who otherwise would not have the chance to participate in such educational opportunities.

Organizers: Gerrit van der Veer (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands), Achim Ebert (University of Kaiserslautern, Germany), Nahum Gershon (The MITRE Corporation, United States of America), Peter Dannenmann (RheinMain University of Applied Sciences, Germany)

WS06. Remote Testing with Users – Experiences and Trends

August 30th, 2021

Visit the workshop website: https://remoteusertesting.es.aau.dk

The purpose of the workshop is to assess the latest trends within remote testing with users participating. In particular, to record and review the present state-of-the-art of methods and tools and assess the experiences gained during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will seek to answer the following questions:
- What new experiences have the COVID-19 pandemic brought with regard to remote testing?
- Has the increased focus on remote work during the pandemic also brought new requirements, strategies or methods to the field of remote testing
- and do you see any that will be adopted after the pandemic ends?
- Are existing platforms and tools sufficient for the future demands?
- How can remote testing evolve from software to physical products?
- How can unsupervised remote testing provide qualitative insights to a higher degree than now?
- Does remote testing cater sufficiently for user groups with special needs?
- Here we are including children, persons with physical or cognitive impairments, the elderly, or those not comfortable with the digital solutions surrounding us.
The workshop invites contributions sharing remote testing experiences as well as position papers bringing up a particular issue or focus. Contributions from industry are particularly welcome. The workshop layout will be a mix of presentations from participants and group and plenary discussions.

Organizers: Lars Bo Larsen (Aalborg University, Denmark) Tina Øvad (Preely, Denmark), Lene Nielsen Business (IT University, Copenhagen, Denmark), Marta Kristin Larusdottir (Reykjavik University, Iceland)

WS07. Control Rooms in Safety Critical Contexts: Design, Engineering and Evaluation Issues
IFIP WG 13.5

August 30th, 2021

Visit the workshop website: https://sites.google.com/view/interact2021-ws-controlrooms/home

Control rooms are crucial elements of critical infrastructures and safety-critical domains (e.g., crisis management, emergency medical services, fire services, power supply, traffic management). They have been studied in terms of human computer interaction with respect to routine and emergency operations, human-machine task allocation, interaction design and evaluation approaches for more than 30 years. While state of the art control rooms are still characterized by stationary workstations with several smaller screens and large wall-mounted displays, introducing mobile and wearable devices as well as IoT solutions could enable more flexible and cooperative ways of working. However, turning control rooms into pervasive computing environments raises user-related challenges such as usability and user experience, system-related ones such as reliability and dependability and more global ones such as safety and security. These control rooms are characterized by their operations that must be resilient to adverse events and unforeseen situations including human errors, system failures, environmental adversary conditions and malicious attacks. One of the specific challenges in their development is the demonstration that they meet requirements imposed by regulatory authorities. This workshop promotes sharing of experiences in designing, implementing, and evaluating interactive systems in control rooms. We are especially interested by contributions presenting theories, methods, and approaches for considering them as pervasive computing environments and interdependencies between all the properties listed above. In this workshop we consider control rooms in their broader sense including (ship) bridges, cockpits, and operating rooms. This workshop is organized by the IFIP Working Group 13.5 on Human Error, Resilience, Reliability, Safety and System Development.

Organizers: Tilo Mentler (Trier University of Applied Sciences, Germany), Philippe Palanque (University Paul Sabatier - Toulouse III, France), Susanne CJ Boll (Media Informatics and Multimedia Systems, University of Oldenburg, Germany), Chris Johnson (Queen's Universitty Belfast, United Kingdom), Kristof Van Laerhoven (University of Siegen, Germany)

WS08. Love in the Time of a Pandemic: Reimagining the Past, Present, and Future Using Critical Design Fiction

Cancelled

WS09. Designing Accessible Mobile Services Cancelled
IFIP WG 13.3

WS10. Participatory Design Landscape for the Human-Machine Collaboration, Interaction and Automation at the Frontiers of HCI (PDL 2021)

August 31st, 2021

Visit the workshop website: https://pdl.pja.edu.pl/

Participatory Design Landscape for the Human-Machine Collaboration, Interaction and Automation at the Frontiers of HCI (PDL 2021) is a one-day transdisciplinary creative workshop in the broad area of HCI focused on multiple opportunities of incorporating participatory design into research and industry practice. This workshop is a venue to share experiences and novel ideas in this area. At the same time, we will brainstorm and explore frontiers of HCI related to engaging end users in design and development practices of established and emerging ICT solutions often overlooked in terms of co-design. We welcome a wide scope of contributions in HCI which explore sustainable opportunities for participatory design and development practices in the context of interconnected business, social, economic and environmental issues. The contributions ought to explore challenges and opportunities related to co-design at the frontiers of HCI - participatory design of newest and complex technologies, not easily explainable or intuitive, novel collaborative (remote or distributed) approaches to empowering users to prepare them to contribute as well as to engaging them directly in co-design. Visit our website: https://pdl.pja.edu.pl/ to learn more about the workshop theme, important dates, its specific goals and agenda.

Organizers: Wieslaw Kopec (Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology, Poland), Cezary (Biele National Information Processing Institute, Poland), Monika Kornacka (SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Poland), Grzegorz Pochwatko Virtual (Institute of Psychology Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland), Anna Jaskulska (Kobo Association, Poland), Kinga H. Skorupska (Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology, Poland), Julia Paluch (Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology, Poland), Piotr Gago (Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology, Poland), Barbara Karpowicz (Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology, Poland), Marcin Niewiński (Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology, Poland), Rafał Masłyk (Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology, Poland)

WS11. DEAP: Designing for Aging People

August 31st, 2021

Visit the workshop website: http://avcd.aalto.fi/deap2021/index.html

This workshop aims to bring together participants coming from research, academia, and industry, who are interested in the design, development, evaluation, and deployment of digital products, technologies, tools, and services for aging people. It will provide the participants with an opportunity to share and debate their perspectives on designing for/with aging people. It also aims to afford its participants the possibility to engage in structured hands-on activities, featuring key issues surrounding the topic, such as ethics and co-design. Further to these, the workshop aims to encourage the participants to pursue collaborations across disciplines and professional boundaries.

Organizers: Paula Alexandra Silva (Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal), Prof Masood Masoodian (Aalto University, Finland)

WS12. HCI-E^2: HCI Engineering Education - for developers, designers and more
IFIP WG 13.4 and WG 13.1

August 31st, 2021

Visit the workshop website: http://ui-engineering.org/activities/hci-e2-2021/

Engineering interactive systems is a multidisciplinary endeavour positioned at the intersection of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), software engineering, usability engineering, interaction design, visual design and other disciplines. The HCI-Engineering Education workshop aims at identifying, examining, structuring and sharing educational resources and approaches to support the process of teaching/learning HCI Engineering (HCI-E). The broadening of the range of available interaction technologies and their applications, brings the question of how to address this ever changing nature in University curricula, usually static. Beyond, as these technologies are taught in diverse curricula, we are interested in what are the best approaches and best practices to integrate HCI-E topics in the curricula of programs in software engineering, human-computer interaction, programming languages, UX design, communication, management, psychology, etc. Achieving the workshop's goals means bringing together expertise on both Engineering of HCI and Education. Hence, the workshop is jointly organised by the IFIP Working Groups 2.7/13.4 on User Interface Engineering and 13.1 on Education in HCI and HCI Curricula. We solicit contributions from the HCI-E related communities, and we will be very interested to welcome members of the educational community, for a fruitful discussion.

Organizers: Konrad Baumann (FH Joanneum University of Applied Sciences, Austria), José Creissac Campos (Universidade do Minho, Portugal), Alan Dix (Swansea University, United Kingdom), Laurence Nigay (Université Grenoble Alpes, France), Philippe Palanque (University Toulouse III, France), Jean Vanderdonckt (Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium) Benjamin Weyers (Trier University, Germany)

WS13. IFIP WG 13.2 Workshop on Human-Centered Software Engineering for Changing Contexts of Use
IFIP WG 13.2

August 31st, 2021

Visit the workshop website: https://sites.google.com/view/hcse-workshop-interact2021/

The context of use plays an important role in Human-Centered Software Engineering (HCSE) Typically, user, environment, and platform are considered to make up the core aspects of the context of use. Changing the context of use has significant impact on how to design and develop with a user-centered perspective and how usage of these systems changed for example in the current pandemic situation with a focus on remote work. New kinds of work environments in industry providing different types of user assistance evolve, new settings for remote and distributed work styles are required to account for social distancing, or the trends towards autonomous and AI-based systems demand for new ways of thinking about socio-technical interaction and systems. This workshop promotes sharing of knowledge and experiences that address how to deal with evolving contexts of use in today’s and future application domains and its influence on human-centered socio-technical system design and development practices. Beyond the traditional themes of IFIP 13.2 workshops, the main focus lies on theories, methods, and approaches for dealing with the context of use, its influence on HCSE, and factors for its change over time.

Organizers: Carmelo Ardito (Politecnico di Bari, Italy), Regina Bernhaupt (Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands), Stefan Sauer (Paderborn University, Germany)

WS14. Pilot Implementation: Testing Human-Work Interaction Designs
IFIP WG 13.6

August 31st, 2021

Visit the workshop website: https://barbara-barricelli.unibs.it/HWID/events/Pilot4HWID/

Pilot implementations are field tests of properly engineered, yet unfinished, systems. In contrast to lab tests, the users in a pilot implementation use the system for performing real work. In contrast to full-scale implementations, the objective of a pilot implementation is to learn. The workshop on pilot implementation aims to (a) help mature this technique for evaluating human-work interaction designs during the process of their development and implementation, (b) collect case studies that analyze experiences with conducting and learning from pilot implementations, and (c) formulate a research agenda for future work on pilot implementations – addressing their strengths, limitations, conduct, impact, and so forth. The target audience for the workshop is researchers and practitioners working on topics related to work analysis, interaction design, system-organization fit, organizational implementation, benefits realization, and in-the-wild evaluation. The workshop is organized by the IFIP TC13.6 working group on Human Work Interaction Design (HWID). For more information about the workshop and how to attend, see the workshop website: https://barbara-barricelli.unibs.it/HWID/events/Pilot4HWID/

Organizers: Morten Hertzum (University of Copenhagen, Denmark), Torkil Clemmensen (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark), Barbara Rita Barricelli (Università degli Studi di Brescia, Italy), Pedro F. Campos (University of Madeira, Portugal), Frederica Gonçalves (University of Madeira, Portugal), José Abdelnour Nocera (University of West London, United Kingdom), Ganesh Bhutkar (Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, India), Arminda Guerra Lopes (Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco , Portugal)

WS15. Modelling and Reasoning in Context (MRC) Cancelled

WS16. International Workshop on Empowering People in Dealing with Internet of Things Ecosystems (EMPATHY)

August 30th, 2021

Visit the workshop website: https://empathy-ws.github.io/2021/

In the last decade, the spreading of low-cost technologies integrating sensors and actuators has favored the development of the so-called smart objects. This trend has been further fostered by the Internet of Things (IoT), which connects the physical world with the Internet via ubiquitous sensors and actuators. The opportunities offered by the IoT are amplified by the use of new approaches that, based on novel interaction paradigms, involve directly non-technical users in configuring the joint behavior of their smart objects, among them and with online services. Existing solutions to define the behavior of such “IoT ecosystems” range from systems that leave the users complete control for establishing the joint behavior of smart objects, to solutions that automatically define smart objects behavior exploit-ing intelligent techniques. In this continuum, different technologies, frameworks, and approaches present different levels of user control and automation. In this perspective, it is also important to consider the emerging role played by social and humanoid robots, which are integrated sets of sensors and actuators with human-like behaviors. Given the diffusion and the relevance that these approaches have been gaining, this workshop aims to serve as a venue for discussing ongoing research and sharing ideas for researchers and practitioners working on solutions to personalize the behavior of IoT ecosystems. Topics include, but are not limited, to: End-User Development (EUD) for IoT; Interaction Paradigms for IoT; Usability of IoT Systems; Interface Design for IoT; Intelligent Interface for IoT Systems; Accessibility for IoT Systems; Virtual and Augmented Reality for EUD in IoT settings, Conversational User Interfaces for EUD, Usable Privacy and Security in IoT systems, Personalisation and Recommendations for IoT.

Organizers: Giuseppe Desolda (University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy), Vincenzo Deufemia (University of Salerno, Italy), Maristella Matera (Politecnico di Milano, Italy), Fabio Paternò (CNR-ISTI, Italy), Fabiana Vernero (University of Turin, Italy), Massimo Zancanaro (University of Trento, Italy)