Human-Computer Interaction in the Netherlands

DIS group at ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2021 and revitalising CHI Nederland.

Publication date: 23-04-2021

Research carried out by the Distributed and Interactive Systems (DIS) group from Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) has resulted in several contributions to this year's ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2021). CHI is the flagship conference of ACM SIGCHI, the premier international society for professionals, academics and students who are interested in technology and human-computer interaction. This year the conference has transitioned into a fully virtual event. DIS will present 4 papers, 4 workshops, and 1 LBW.

Furthermore the reinstatement of CHI Nederland (CHI NL) will be announced. CHI NL is an organization that aims at connecting, supporting, and representing the Human-Computer Interaction community in the Netherlands. CWI’s Abdallah El Ali is in the core group that has renewed this organization, and now serving as board member in the function of co-Treasurer. Historically, CHI NL has played a role in promoting Human Computer Interaction Research and its application in the Netherlands. In revitalizing CHI NL, the new board has taken the opportunity to ‘rethink’ the vision and mission for CHI NL. First, the board underwent an inception period of six months. During this period, members and outsiders were invited to share their ideas. Members can (still) express their interest in being active in CHI NL.

Summary of CHI 2021 Works by CWI’s DIS group

Papers

1. Yanni Mei, Jie Li, Huib de Ridder, and Pablo Cesar, “CakeVR: A Social Virtual Reality (VR) Tool for Co-designing Cakes,” In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (ACM CHI 2021), Yokohama, Japan, May 8-13, 2021.

2. Julie R. Williamson, Jie Li, David A. Shamma, Vinoba Vinayagamoorthy, and Pablo Cesar, “Understanding User Proxemics and Social Formations in an Instrumented Virtual Reality Workshop,” In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (ACM CHI 2021), Yokohama, Japan, May 8-13, 2021

3. Striner, A. Webb, J. Hammer, and A. Cook, “Mapping Design Spaces for Audience Participation in Game Live Streaming,” In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (ACM CHI 2021), Yokohama, Japan, May 8-13, 2021.

4. Tong Xue, Abdallah El Ali, Tianyi Zhang, Gangyi Ding, and Pablo Cesar, “RCEA-360VR: Real-time, Continuous Emotion Annotation in 360 VR Videos for Collecting Precise Viewport-dependent Ground Truth Labels,” In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (ACM CHI 2021), Yokohama, Japan, May 8-13, 2021.

Workshops

1. Jie Li, Vinoba Vinayagamoorthy, Julie R. Williamson, David A. Shamma, and Pablo Cesar, “Social VR: A New Medium for Remote Communication & Collaboration,” in Extended Abstracts of the CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (ACM CHI 2021), May 8–13, 2021, Yokohama, Japan.

2. Ryskeldiev, Y. Ochiai, K. Kusano, J. Li, K. Kunze, M.H.D.Y. Saraiji, M. Billinghurst, S. Nanayakkara, Y. Sugano, and T. Honda “Immersive Inclusivity at CHI: Design and Creation of Inclusive User Interactions Through Immersive Media,” in Extended Abstracts of the CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (ACM CHI 2021), May 8–13, 2021, Yokohama, Japan.

3. El Ali, M. Perusquía-Hernández, M. Hassib, Y. Abdelrahman, and J. Newn, “MEEC: Second Workshop on Momentary Emotion Elicitation and Capture,” in Extended Abstracts of the CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (ACM CHI 2021), May 8–13, 2021, Yokohama, Japan.

4. Daher, M. Capallera, C. Lucifora, J. Casas, Q. Meteier, M. El Kamali, A. El Ali, G. Mario Grosso, G. Chollet, O. Abou Khaled, and E. Mugellini, “Empathic interactions in automated vehicles #EmpathicCHI,” in Extended Abstracts of the CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (ACM CHI 2021), May 8–13, 2021, Yokohama, Japan.

Late Breaking Work

Tong Xue, Abdallah El Ali, Gangyi Ding, and Pablo Cesar, “Investigating the Relationship between Momentary Emotion Self-reports and Head and Eye Movements in HMD-based 360° VR Video Watching,” in Extended Abstracts of the CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (ACM CHI 2021), May 8–13, 2021, Yokohama, Japan.

About DIS

CWI’s Distributed and Interactive Systems research group focuses on facilitating and improving the way people use interactive systems and how people communicate with each other. We combine data science with a strong human-centric, empirical approach to understand the experience of users. This enables us to design and develop next generation intelligent and empathic systems. We base our results on realistic testing grounds and data sets, and embrace areas such as ubiquitous computing, human-centered multimedia systems, and languages.