Track Chairs

Prof. René Riedl, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria & University of Linz [Profile]

Prof. Agnis Stibe, ESLSCA Business School Paris/Social Engineer/MIT Media Lab [Profile]

Research Theme

The design, implementation, and evaluation of information systems requires a profound understanding of the physical, cognitive, and affective processes of users interacting with computerized artefacts. The interdisciplinary research area of Human-computer Interaction (HCI) is concerned with informing the design of computerized artifacts by establishing comprehensive theories of user behavior, exploring and testing models with rigorous research, providing validated evaluation methods and design guidelines, and designing and evaluating artifacts. HCI can transform lives, as it embodies knowledge and practical applications on how a behavioral or attitudinal changes can be achieved through purposefully designed technology-supported user experience and socially influencing systems. This track aims to provide a platform for discussing the latest advances in HCI research and their implications.


  • Affective processes in technology adoption
  • Co-design and empathic design in HCI
  • Transformational sociotech design
  • Designs for special needs
  • HCI for social change and wellbeing
  • Design of collaborative interfaces
  • Socially influencing systems
  • Gamification and serious games
  • Human-centered design
  • Innovative evaluation methods in HCI
  • Persuasive design and backfiring
  • Dark patterns and nudging in HCI
  • Intelligent and adaptive interfaces
  • IS design for behavior change
  • Computer-supported influence
  • User experience engineering
  • Social engineering
  • Autonomy and artificial intelligence in HCI