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HCI International News, Number 117, January 2023


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HCII 2023 (Hybrid): Conference Details

HCI International 2023 invites you to participate and contribute through papers, posters, tutorials, workshops and a Student Design Competition to a major international forum for the dissemination and exchange of up-to-date scientific information on theoretical and applied areas of HCI.

Additionally, the Conference has a long-established tradition of inviting distinguished scientists and professionals in the broader HCI field to organize parallel sessions. Prospective authors are encouraged to submit their proposal upon invitation from a session organizer. The process is open until 10 February 2023, under the guidance of Parallel Session Organizers.

Other Important deadlines:

The first three days of the conference (23-25 July) will comprise virtual only parallel sessions for paper presentations with remote only participation and ‘in-person’ only satellite events (Tutorials and Workshops). The Opening Plenary Session (evening of 25 July) and the parallel sessions that will take place 26-28 July will run as hybrid events (i.e. allowing both 'in-person' and remote participation options for presenters and participants). You are encouraged to consult the Conference Program overview for information about the mode of operation for each part of the conference.

The best contributions will be awarded! The best paper of each of the HCII 2023 Thematic Areas / Affiliated Conferences will be presented with an award. The best poster extended abstract (in the form of a short research paper) will also receive an award.

The Student Design Competition gives to College and University students of all grades an opportunity to present their design idea, by submitting an abstract and a video clip (up to 5-minutes). Three awards will be presented, the GOLD ($1000), the SILVER ($500) and the BRONZE ($250). Proposals submission through the Conference Management System will open in January. HCII2023 will offer for the first time, a virtual training session to students aspiring to prepare quality video submissions (to be announced in a timely fashion in January).

The Conference Proceedings will be published by Springer in a multi-volume set. Papers will appear in the LNCS and LNAI series, while poster extended abstracts will be published in the CCIS series. All volumes will be available on-line through the SpringerLink Digital Library, readily accessible by subscribing libraries, and indexed by a number of services, including: CPCI, part of Clarivate Analytics’ Web of Science; Scopus; EI Engineering Index; ACM Digital Library; Google Scholar; DBLP, etc.

Exhibiting at the Conference is an ideal opportunity to display your products and services to an international audience of academics, researchers, professionals and users in the field of HCI. Detailed information about the HCII 2023 Exhibition will soon become available through the Conference website.

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HCII 2023: Poster proposals submission - deadline: 20 January 2023

Posters constitute short reports on scientific results or professional news or work in progress. Present your novel ideas in a simple, concise and visually appealing manner. Accepted submissions will be included in the Conference Proceedings to be published by Springer in the Computer and Information Science (CCIS) series.

Prospective poster authors should submit their abstracts (300 words), including the essence of the planned presentation, by 20 January 2023.

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HCII 2023: Tutorials' Program

The full Tutorials' Program, which will run 'in-person' only, between 23 - 25 July 2023, is now available with 20 Tutorials on offer covering a wide spectrum of topics.

Below is the full list, including the two Distinguished Tutorials, with links to each tutorial description and the presenters' brief bio.

Sunday, 23 July 2023, 08:30 - 12:30


Introduction to Human Work Interaction Design
Torkil Clemmensen


Aesthetics in HCI
Sanna Lehtinen


Social Media in Conflicts and Crises
Christian Reuter

Sunday, 23 July 2023, 13:30 - 17:30


Voice User Interface (VUI) Design
Markku Turunen, Biju Thankachan


Human-Algorithm Design - How to create algorithmic systems people will trust
Thomas Otto, Astrid Deichmann


Automotive UX Design and Evaluation Based on Intercultural Research
Zaiyan Gong


Introduction to Interactive Visualization and Data Storytelling
Robert Laramee

Monday, 24 July 2023, 08:30 - 12:30


Eye Tracking: Applications, Recording, Analytics, Interaction
Andrew Duchowski


Lessons Learned from Science-Fiction Movies and TV for HCI/UX
Aaron Marcus


Design Systems for Better UX
Elizabeth Rosenzweig


Understanding user behaviors on and through social media
Qin Gao

Monday, 24 July 2023, 13:30 - 17:30


Systematic HCI Literature Review Methods and Tools
Vincent Duffy


How to Design User-Friendly Dashboards
Abbas Moallem


Human-Centered Explainable AI
Wojciech Samek


AI Life Cycle in Industry: Case-Studies
Christof Budnik, Helmut Degen, Ralf Gross, Michael Lebacher, Stefan Hagen Weber

Tuesday, 25 July 2023, 08:30 - 12:30


Distinguished Tutorial: Interaction Design Meets Citizen Science
Jennifer J. Preece


UX Research 101: Methods Overview
Danielle Cooley, Jen Romano


Non-invasive Brain-Computer Interfaces for stroke rehabilitation and consciousness assessment
Alexander Lechner, Natalie Mrachacz-Kersting, Benjamin Svejgaard, Guenter Edlinger

Tuesday, 25 July 2023, 13:30 - 17:30


Distinguished Tutorial: Human-Centered AI: A Growing Research Direction
Ben Shneiderman


Beyond technology adoption: How does adopting digital technologies impact sustainable development goals?
Mostafa Al-Emran

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HCII 2023: Sara Kiesler, recipient of the 2023 HCI Medal for Societal Impact

The 'HCI MEDAL FOR SOCIETAL IMPACT' was established in 2022 to be awarded to distinguished HCI academics, researchers, or professionals in recognition of the impact of their work in the field of HCI to society. The idea of the medal is to inspire younger generations towards accomplishments that leave a major footprint on society and foster well-being and eudemonia. The nomination originates from an international committee and the Medal will be conferred during the conference Opening Plenary Session, to be followed by the Keynote speech.

The recipient of the 'HCI MEDAL FOR SOCIETAL IMPACT' for 2023 is Sara Kiesler (University Professor and Hillman Professor Emerita of Computer Science and Human-Computer Interaction at Carnegie Mellon University, and Program Director of the National Science Foundation).

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HCII 2023: Keynote Speech by Sara Kiesler

Sara Kiesler (University Professor and Hillman Professor Emerita of Computer Science and Human-Computer Interaction at Carnegie Mellon University, and Program Director of the National Science Foundation) will give the Keynote Speech during the Opening Plenary Session on Tuesday, 25 July 2023.

"Research Challenges to Humanizing Cyberspace"

Abstract: Advances in technology and global business practices have led to a global cyberspace, with many benefits for the citizens of the world, including new services and products that make lives better, but as well, to serious threats and harms. These include online harassment and hate, cyberbullying, invasions of privacy, threats to democracy, and scams and schemes that hurt businesses and individuals.

Hundreds of examples could be cited. For example, among 14,000 girls and young women in 31 countries, more than half in one survey said they had been harassed online and one-quarter felt unsafe. Health misinformation, such as that HIV does not cause AIDS, has led to thousands of deaths in Africa and vaccine misinformation has led millions to forgo life-saving vaccines. Among the sorts of misinformation online we see a deluge of fraudulent services and goods, polarization of groups, distrust in elections, threats to journalism, fake science, and real-world violence.

High quality science and journalism has made some gains in understanding and mitigating the tsunami of both accidental and intentional misinformation online but opposing lies with truth can feel like a losing arms race. Why is the current situation so dire? I will enumerate recent discoveries that anchor reasons for misinformation online in psychology, in social institutions, and in the structure and functioning of the online world, each of which (and all together) that makes humanizing cyberspace so extremely challenging. I will highlight research gaps and point to research goals for making real gains in humanizing cyberspace.

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HCII 2023: Student Volunteers' program

The HCII2023 Program for Student Volunteers gives College and University full time students from around the world the opportunity to attend ‘in-person’ and contribute to one of the most prestigious conferences in the field of computing and HCI. HCII2023 Student Volunteers will have the opportunity to interact with researchers, academics and practitioners from various related disciplines and meet other students with diverse educational and cultural background. The skills, talents and dedication of the Student Volunteers contribute to the overall quality of the Conference.

The Student Volunteer role involves a range of duties to be performed ‘in-person’, including, but not limited to:

  • assisting in the running of hybrid sessions;
  • assisting the Conference Secretariat team;
  • assisting Conference participants;
  • contributing to the overall smooth running of the Conference functions.

All applications received through the Conference Management System (CMS) by 31 January 2023 will be reviewed and volunteers selected will be notified by 28 February 2023.

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HCII 2023: Design Café

The ‘HCII Design Café’ is a new interactive satellite event to be held ‘in-person’ for the first time during the HCII2023 conference. The goal is to provide a forum for (re)thinking and discussing HCI issues in the context of broader topics relevant to society and the economy. Inspired by the ‘World Café method’, the HCII Design Café is based on a proven valuable participatory scheme for engaging on a specific topic, in a moderated small-group setting, interested stakeholders that come from different professions in related fields. The aim is to stimulate open dialogue, constructive deliberations and informal but meaningful collaboration, to empower creativity and inspiration in a casual atmosphere, and to promote innovative approaches for transforming ideas into practice.

The focus of the HCII Design Café in the context of HCII2023 will be on two major challenges:

  1. Human Environment-Interactions as these are shaped in contemporary and future digitized working and living environments. This topic is addressed in the White Paper “Seven HCI Grand Challenges” (prepared by a group of 32 international experts involved in the community of the HCII Conference series) which arise in the emerging landscape of rapid technological evolution toward more intelligent interactive technologies. 
  2. Sustainable and Resilient Communities facing climate issues and disrupting activities and events with global impact. This topic is addressed in the
    17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015 as a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. 

The HCII 2023 Design Café is conceived, coordinated, and moderated by Christine Riedmann-Streitz (MarkenFactory GmbH, Germany) and it will feature a keynote speech by Norbert Streitz (Smart Future Initiative, Germany). Discussions at the HCII 2023 Design Café Tables will be hosted by: Aaron Marcus (Aaron Marcus and Associates, USA), Elizabeth Rosenzweig (Brandeis University, USA), Pei-Luen Patrick Rau (Tsinghua University, P.R. China), and George Margetis, Margherita Antona and Stavroula Ntoa (FORTH-ICS, Greece).

The HCII2023 Design Café will take place on Friday, 28 July 2023, 13:30 – 18:00, as an ‘in-person’ only event.

The event will be of interest to professionals, academic and research staff, students from Universities and Design Schools, individuals working in Design or R&D Departments in Industry, Government Institutions or Agencies, Service Providers, etc.

Participation is open to registered conference participants as well as to interested individuals not registered to the conference. A registration fee of $75 is applicable for all participants. As the number of places is limited, applications will be treated on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Call for Participation will become available soon.

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HCII 2023: Registration

All registered conference participants are entitled to:

  • conference proceedings in electronic format
  • access the hybrid Opening Plenary Session and Keynote Speech
  • participation in all ‘virtual only’ as well as ‘hybrid’ parallel sessions
  • access to the ‘in-person’ and ‘virtual’ posters
  • access the ‘in-person’ and ‘virtual’ exhibition
  • participation in all advertised open ‘hybrid’ sessions

During the on-line registration process, participants will be required to select their preferred attendance method (‘in-person’ or ‘virtual’).

Participants that select to attend ‘in-person’ will be also entitled to:

  • enter the conference reception (evening of 25 July)
  • enter all refreshment breaks between sessions
    (2 per day, mid-morning and mid-afternoon, between 26 and 28 July)
  • register for one or more Tutorials (an additional fee per Tutorial is required)
  • register for one or more Workshops (an additional fee per Workshop is required)
  • register for the Design Café (an additional fee is required)

Detailed information about registration is available through the Conference website.

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HCII 2023: World Usability Day - Design Challenge Awards sponsored by HCII2023

The 2022 World Usability Initiative (WUI) Design Challenge with theme "User-Soaked Design" award winners were announced on World Usability Day, 10 November 2022

  • Gold: Curiously by Carolina Ali Fojaco, Boston College
  • Silver: Israel Railways app by Nitzvan Avitov, UXPERT
  • Bronze: Cognitive-based design to influence structured financial planning and money management of youth by Duy Linh Tran, Goldsmiths University of London

World Usability Day is a single day of events occurring around the world that brings together communities of professional, industrial, educational, citizen, and government groups for our common objective: to ensure that the services and products important to life are easier to access and simpler to use. The Design Challenge Awards (Gold $1,250; Silver $1,000; and Bronze $750) are sponsored by the HCII2023 Conference and will be conferred during the opening plenary session (evening of the 25th of July). The three award recipients are invited, with complimentary registration, to present their work in a special session during the (hybrid) conference.

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HCII 2023: Accommodation

The AC Bella Sky Hotel and Bella Center will be the conference venue and the AC Bella Sky Hotel will be the official HCII2023 hotel.

Unpack your bags in modern hotel rooms with pillowtop bedding, floor-to-ceiling windows and authentic Danish design and explore the hotel's luxurious amenities. Boasting a location near the Copenhagen's airport and the vibrant city center, the hotel allows for easy exploration of local attractions of Copenhagen including Tivoli Gardens and Amager Common.

A number of rooms have been reserved to be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis, while significantly reduced rates have been agreed with the hotel, valid for all Conference participants for the duration of the Conference as well as for 3 additional days, before and / or after the Conference, subject to availability of rooms at the time of the reservation.

Special guest room rates agreed for conference participants include breakfast, internet access and the applicable tax (VAT).

Please note that Wednesday, 21 June 2023, 12 noon (CET) is the cut-off date for reservations. Any requests after that date will be accepted at the Hotel's prevailing rate based on availability.

A link for reservations is available through the Conference website.

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HCII 2023: About Copenhagen, capital and largest city of Denmark

Copenhagen, with a population of more than 1.3 million in the wider urban area, is regularly top ranked among European cities for quality of life. The Danish capital is one of the world’s greenest, cleanest and most sustainable urban centers. By having buses and metro running frequently and around the clock and with more than a third of the population using cycling as their main transportation for work, Copenhagen is compact, accessible and a very easy place to explore.

As one of Europe’s oldest capitals, hosting the world’s oldest monarchy, Copenhagen is rich in historical buildings and sights, like the Amalienborg Palace, to get a taste of royal life, the Kronborg Castle, known worldwide as Hamlet's and Shakespeare's castle, the Rosenborg Castle in the King’s Garden, Tivoli Gardens in the heart of the city and many more. In addition, many museums offer a wide range of exhibitions including the Denmark's National Museum, ranging from Stone Age to modern history, the National Gallery of Denmark and the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek.

Prepare your trip with information available through VisitCopenhagen, the official guide of the tourism organization of Copenhagen and their YouTube channel.

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“Six Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence Grand Challenges” - Open Access White Paper sponsored by HCI International

A remarkable team of 26 coauthors has worked for two years to produce an exceptionally broad and deep White Paper on "Six Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence Grand Challenges" which appeared on January 2, 2023 in the prominent International Journal of Human–Computer Interaction.

Ben Shneiderman initiated the process for this publication. Then the huge effort was led by Ozlem Garibay and Brent Winslow. HCI International sponsored the process during the HCII2021 and HCII2022 conferences in a series of open Special Thematic Sessions on 'Human-Centered AI', a follow-up ‘analysis and prioritization’ closed meeting and a dedicated "Human-Centered AI Priorities" Workshop, along with the Open Access publication of this article.

The six challenges are listed in the abstract (see below). This impressive analysis of the field of Human-Centered AI provides a solid foundation for the extensive list of research directions and comprehensive action recommendations for diverse stakeholders, including researchers, developers, business leaders, and policy makers. The technical aspects are supported by 300+ references and admirably linked to advocating human values and improving well-being. This substantive report could be the basis for a semester long university course or professional training workshop.

ABSTRACT: Widespread adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies is substantially affecting the human condition in ways that are not yet well understood. Negative unintended consequences abound including the perpetuation and exacerbation of societal inequalities and divisions via algorithmic decision making. We present six grand challenges for the scientific community to create AI technologies that are human-centered, that is, ethical, fair, and enhance the human condition. These grand challenges are the result of an international collaboration across academia, industry and government and represent the consensus views of a group of 26 experts in the field of human-centered artificial intelligence (HCAI). In essence, these challenges advocate for a human-centered approach to AI that (1) is centered in human wellbeing, (2) is designed responsibly, (3) respects privacy, (4) follows human-centered design principles, (5) is subject to appropriate governance and oversight, and (6) interacts with individuals while respecting human’s cognitive capacities. We hope that these challenges and their associated research directions serve as a call for action to conduct research and development in AI that serves as a force multiplier towards more fair, equitable and sustainable societies.

Read the Open Access White Paper

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