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2nd Workshop on Charting the Way towards Methods and Tools for Advanced Interactive Systems

EICS 2019 Workshop, Valencia, Spain – 17-18 June, 2019

This workshop intends to contribute to the definition of a roadmap for future challenges and work directions for the engineering of interactive computing systems. Novel forms of interaction and new application domains involve aspects that are currently not sufficiently covered by existing methods and tools. The workshop will serve as a venue to bring together researchers and practitioners interested the Engineering of Human-Computer Interaction and in contributing to the definition of a roadmap for the field.

[Extended deadline: April 15, 2019]

Topics and scope

Engineering interactive systems is a multidisciplinary endeavor positioned at the intersection of HCI, software engineering, interaction design, and other disciplines. In recent years, the range of interactive techniques available and their applications has broadened considerably and can be expected to grow even further in the future. While new interaction techniques offer the prospect of improving the usability and user experience of interactive systems, they also pose new challenges for methods and tools that can support their design development and evaluation in a systematic engineering oriented manner. This is aggravated by the fact that they are increasingly being applied in novel and less understood application domains (e.g., wearable medical devices and AI-based systems).

While new interaction techniques offer the prospect of improving the usability and user experience of interactive systems, they also pose new challenges for methods and tools that can support their design, development and evaluation in a systematic engineering-oriented manner. Also, more common interaction techniques may need novel methodological support, e. g.,  in specific application domains.

The techniques mentioned above as well as many other novel forms of interaction involve aspects that are currently not sufficiently covered by existing Human-Computer Interaction Engineering (HCI-E) methods/tools such as design spaces, task models, model-based generation of user interfaces, toolkits, evaluation methods. This may require new methods/tools or adaptations/extensions of existing methods/tools.

The workshop, organized by IFIP WG 2.7/13.4 on User Interface Engineering, aims at identifying, examining and structuring the engineering challenges related to novel forms of interaction or to emerging themes in HCI due to new application domains. An intended outcome of the workshop is an organized overview of engineering challenges and of areas that currently lack systematic method or tool support. These results shall serve as a basis for drafting a roadmap for engineering advanced interactive systems, consolidating, structuring and prioritizing open research questions.

Call for Participation

Interested researchers or practitioners should submit a 3 to 5-page position paper describing their interests in and views on future engineering methods/tools. At least, each position paper should describe a major engineering-related challenge to be further elaborated at the workshop. Papers must be formatted according to LNCS guidelines.

Each submission will be reviewed by three reviewers. Participants will selected on the basis of their submission’s quality, their response to the list of issues and the diversity of their backgrounds, aiming thus at an interdisciplinary group. A further criterion will be the stated intention to continue work on elaborating and updating the roadmap after the workshop. We plan to publish revised papers electronically (e.g CEUR-WS) after the workshop.

Pre-workshop activities

We will compile and publish a list of the challenges submitted by the accepted participants on the workshop website prior to the event and circulate it in advance to all participants to obtain an understanding of the mutual views and to provide a starting point for the discussion. Accepted participants will be invited to submit 5-8 pages revised versions of their original submissions up to two weeks before the workshop.

To participate, please submit your paper at EasyChair by April, 15th (extended deadline).

Important Dates

  • Paper submission: April 5th April 15th, 2019 (extended deadline)
  • Review notification: May 3rd, 2019
  • Final submission: June 3rd, 2019
  • Workshop: June 17-18th, 2019


The workshop is organised in the context of the annual meeting of IFIP WG 2.7/13.4 on User Interface Engineering.

Tentative program:

June 17(please note, we start one day early in relation to EICS 2019)
  • IFIP WG 2.7/13.4 business meetting (members only)
  • Introduction and organizational issues
  • Position statements by participants
June 18
  • Plenary discussion to setup working groups
  • Working groups
  • Coffee break
  • Working groups
  • Working groups + report back
  • Coffee break
  • Plenary discussion on follow-up activities
  • Closing


  • José Creissac Campos – University of Minho & HASLab/INESC TEC (Portugal)
  • Judy Bowen – Waikato University (New Zealand)
Program Committee
  • Simone Barbosa – PUC-Rio (Brazil) 
  • Anke Dittmar – University of Rostok (Germany)
  • Sophie Dupuy-Chessa – Grenoble Informatics Laboratory, University of Grenoble (France) 
  • Peter Forbrig – University of Rostock (Germany) José A. Macías – Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain)
  • José Antonio Macías Iglesias – Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain)
  • Michael Nebeling – University of Michigan (USA)
  • Laurence Nigay – Grenoble Informatics Laboratory, University of Grenoble (France) 
  • Philippe Palanque – IRIT & University Paul Sabatier – Toulouse III (France)
  • Fabio Paternò – ISTI-CNR (Italy)
  • Kevin Schneider – University of Saskatchewan (Canada)
  • Lucio Davide Spano – University of Cagliari (Italy)
  • Jan Van Den Bergh – Hasselt University – EDM – IBBT (Belgium)
  • Benjamin Weyers – RWTH Aachen University (Germany)
  • Marco Winckler – Université Nice Sophia Antipolis (France)