Lancaster University at CHI’18

The Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) group from the School of Computing and Communications at Lancaster University will have a great presence at the 2018 ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI’18) in Montreal. In total, we will present 16 papers (12 full papers & 4 journal papers), participate in 5 special interest groups (SIGs), co-organise  courses and workshops, and present a number of Late-Breaking Work (LBW) and Alt-CHI papers.

HCI Lancaster, consisting of the Interactive Systems and and Pervasive Systems groups, conducts fundamental and applied research in physical computing, sustainability, digital health and wellbeing, distributed interaction, computer graphics, context-aware systems, and augmented cognition. I am recruiting new PhD students to join the Interactive Systems group. More info here and here.

Overview per day (Click thumbnail to open program for each day)


Detailed Program for Lancaster University

Full Papers (12)
    1. Making Sense of Blockchain Applications: A Typology for HCI (pre-print)
      Chris Elsden, Arthi Manohar, Jo Briggs, Mike Harding, Chris Speed, John Vines
      Talk: Monday 11:30 – 12:50 – Room 516E
    2. Investigating the Role of an Overview Device in Multi-Device Collaboration (pre-print)
      Frederik Brudy Joshua Kevin Budiman Steven Houben Nicolai Marquardt
      Talk: Monday 14:30 – 15:50 – Room 517B
    3. Transforming Last-mile Logistics: Opportunities for more Sustainable Deliveries (pre-print)
      Oliver Bates, Adrian Friday, Julian Allen, Tom Cherrett, Fraser McLeod, Tolga Bektas, ThuBa Nguyen, Maja Piecyk, Marzena Piotrowska, Sarah Wise, Nigel Davies
      Talk: Monday 14:30 – 15:50 – Room 519AB
    4. Enabling the Participation of People with Parkinson’s and their Caregivers in Co-Inquiry around Collectivist Health Technologies
      Roisin McNaney, John Vines, Andy Dow, David Green, and Peter Wright.
      Talk: Tuesday 11:00 – 12:20 – Room 517C
    5. StammerApp: Designing a Mobile Application to Support Self-Reflection and Goal Setting for People Who Stammer
      Roisin McNaney, Christopher N. Bull, Lynne Mackie, Floriane Dahman, Helen Stringer, Dan Richardson, Daniel Welsh
      Talk: Wednesday 16:00 – 17:20 – Room 517D
    6. Evaluation Strategies for HCI Toolkit Research (pre-print)
      David Ledo, Steven Houben, Jo Vermeulen, Nicolai Marquardt, Lora Oehlberg and Saul Greenberg
      Talk: Wednesday 16:00 – 17:20 – Room 517B
    7. Ticket to Talk: Supporting Conversation between Young People and People with Dementia through Digital Media
      Daniel Welsh, Kellie Morrissey, Sarah Foley, Roisin McNaney, Christos Salis, John McCarthy, John Vines
      Talk: Thursday 11:00 – 12:20 – Room 518C
    8. The Role of Gamification in Participatory Environmental Sensing: A Study In the Wild (pre-print)
      Maria Palacin-Silva, Antti Knutas, Maria Angela Felicita Cristina Ferrario, Jari Porras Jouni Ikonen, Chandara Chea
      Talk: Thursday 11:00 – 12:20 – Room 515ABC
    9. Evaluation beyond Usability: Validating Sustainable HCI Research (pre-print)
      Christian Remy , Oliver Bates , Alan Dix , Vanessa Thomas , Mike Hazas , Adrian Friday, Elaine M. Huang
      Talk: Thursday 11:00 – 12:20 – Room 521 ABC
    10. This Changes Sustainable HCI (pre-print)
      Brandin Hanson Knowles, Oliver Emile Glaves Bates, Maria Håkansson
      Talk: Thursday 11:00 – 12:20 – Room 521 ABC
    11. Grand Challenges in Shape-Changing Interface Research (pre-print)
      Jason Alexander, Anne Roudaut, Jürgen Steimle, Kasper Hornbaek, Miguel Bruns Alonso, Sean Follmer, Tim Merritt
      Talk: Thursday 11:00 – 12:20 – Room 516C
    12. Analysis and Modeling of Grid Performance on Touchscreen Mobile Devices
      Ken Pfeuffer, Yang Li.
      Talk: Thursday 14:00 – 15:20 – Room 516D

Journal Papers (4)
  1. Motion Correlation: Selecting Objects by Matching Their Movement (ToCHI) (ACM DL link)
    Eduardo Velloso, Marcus Carter, Joshua Newn, Augusto Esteves, Christopher Clarke, and Hans Gellersen
    Talk: Monday 14:30 – 15:50 – Room 516D
  2. Collaborating Around Digital Tabletops: Children’s Physical Strategies From India, The UK And Finland (ACM DL link) (pre-print)
    Izdihar Jamil, Calkin Suero Montero, Mark Perry, Kenton O’Hara, Abhijit Karnik, Kaisa Pihlainen, Mark T. Marshall, Swathi Jha, Sanjay Gupta, and Sriram Subramanian.
    Talk: Monday 14:30 – 15:50 – Room 517B
  3. Exploring DIY Practices of Complex Home Technologies (ToCHI) (ACM DL link)
    Corina Sas, and Carman Neustaedter.
    Talk: Monday 16:30 – 17:50 – Room 519AB
  4. Microblog Analysis as a Programme of Work (Tosc) (ACM DL Link)
    Peter Tolmie, Rob Procter, Mark Rouncefield, Maria Liakata, and Arkaitz Zubiaga
    Talk: Wednesday 9:00 – 10:20 – Room 517C

Alt.chi (3)
  1. Sketch & The Lizard King : Supporting Image Inclusion in HCI Publishing (pre-print)
    Miriam Sturdee, Jason Alexander, Paul Coulton, Sheelagh Carpendale
    Talk: Monday 14:30 – 15:50 – Room 516AB
  2. In the eye of a hurricane there is quiet, for just a moment,—. (link)
    Thomas, Vanessa, Manu Hohnekamp-Bruggemann, Ding Wang, Andrew Darby, Benjamin Wohl, Lindsay MacDonald Vermeulen, Oliver Bates, and David Fieldman.
    Talk: Monday 14:30 – 15:50 – Room 516AB
  3. Lickable Cities: Lick Everything in Sight and on Site. (link) (pre-print)
    Manu J Brueggemann, Vanessa Thomas, Ding Wang
    Talk: Tuesday 9:00 – 10:20 – Room 516AB

Late-Breaking Work (3)
  1. Design for Songket Weaving in Malay Cottage Industry
    Min Zhang, Corina Sas, Masitah Ahmad
    Presentation: Wednesday – LBW572 (Design)
  2. Evaluating Mindfulness Meditation Apps
    Claudia Dauden Roquet, Corina Sas
    Presentation: Wednesday – LBW575 (Design)
  3. User Perceptions of 3D Food Printing Technologies
    Thomas David Gayler, Corina Sas, Vaiva Kalnikaitė
    Presentation: Wednesday – LBW621 (Interaction Techniques, Devices, & Modalities)

Special Interest Groups (5)
  1. Potentials Of HCI For Prisons And Incarcerated Individuals (link)
    Sanne Verbaan, Clair Aldington, Roisin McNaney, Jayne Wallace
    Monday 11:30 – 12:50 – Room 514A
  2. Evaluating HCI Research beyond Usability (link) (supplementary)
    Christian Remy, Oliver Bates, Jennifer Mankoff, Adrian Friday
    Tuesday 11:00 – 12:20 – Room 514B
  3. SketCHI: Hands-On Special Interest Group on Sketching in HCI (link)
    Makayla Lewis, Miriam Sturdee, Nicolai Marquardt, Thuong Hoang
    Wednesday 09:00 – 10:20 – Room 514C
  4. The future of HCI and Sustainability: Championing Environmental and Social Justice (link)
    Oliver Bates, Vanessa Thomas, Christian Remy, Lisa Nathan, Sam Mann,  Adrian Friday.
    Wednesday 11:00 – 12:20 – Room 514A
  5. Reflection in action at CHI (link)
    Vanessa Thomas, Manu J Brueggemann, Ding Wang, Laura S. Gaytán-Lugo,
    Nicola J Bidwell
    Thursday 09:00 – 10:20 – Room 514B

Courses (1)
  • Applied Sketching in HCI: Hands-on Course of Sketching Techniques (link)
    Makayla Lewis, Miriam Sturdee, Nicolai Marquardt
    Tuesday 9:00 – 10:20 – Room 521 ABC
    Tuesday 11:00 – 12:20 – Room 521 ABC
    Tuesday 14:00 – 15:20 – Room 521 ABC

Workshop (1)
  • Untold Stories: Working with Third Sector Organisations (link)
    Angelika Strohmayer, Matt Marshall, Nitya Verma, Chris Bopp, Róisín McNaney, Amy Voida, David Kirk, Nic Bidwell
    Sunday Workshop – Room 515C

CHI Lite Talk (1)
  • The Electricity Consumed by Our Digital Lives (link)
    Mike Hazas
    Over the last decade, the growth in data traffic across the Internet has been dramatic, and this is associated with remarkable consumption: one-tenth of global electricity. We need to understand and steer these trends, as Internet energy levels become ever more problematic. Mike Hazas will explore what we know about the energy intensity of digital stuff, and the growth in flows of data over the Internet. He considers how such traffic relates to digital services such as video streaming and social networking, how these link to everyday routines that use and generate data, and what this implies for future energy use. MIKE HAZAS is a Senior Lecturer at Lancaster University (UK) who interrogates how digital systems such as learning thermostats, smartphones, superfast broadband, and robotic vacuum cleaners contribute to increasing standards for comfort and service provision, and thus tend to ratchet energy demand and carbon emissions. Mike is an interdisciplinary researcher, working at the confluence of computer science (PhD, University of Cambridge) and sociology (BA, Lancaster University). Mike’s past work has included interventions in thermal comfort, practices around food and cooking, and on-demand streaming and social networking. Mike strives for critical reflection, working with technology designers, policy makers, and third sector organisations.