Lancaster University: Lancaster excellence in Human-Computer Interaction recognised at prestigious international conference

Lancaster University’s excellence in Human-Computer Interaction research has been recognised by one of the world’s most prestigious computing conferences.

A significant number of Lancaster researchers will present their work at the annual ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems to take place in New Orleans, USA between 30 April and 5 May 2022.

CHI is the premier international conference of Human-Computer Interaction and brings together researchers and practitioners from across the world to showcase and discuss the latest interactive technology. Accepted academic papers will also be published in the ACM Proceedings of the 2022 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.

This year, Lancaster University has six papers accepted for CHI, with one of these papers receiving A Best Paper Award, given to the top one percent of submissions. Lancaster positions 40th of more than 750 institutions worldwide for the number of papers accepted at CHI – including one paper published in the ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction journal (TOCHI). In addition, another TOCHI paper will be presented at CHI, which was co-authored by two researchers who were affiliated with Lancaster at the time of research.

Beside these papers, academics, researchers and PhD students from Lancaster University’s School of Computing and Communications, as well as from Lancaster University’s Psychology Department will present three late-breaking works, and organise four workshops, and one course. They will also contribute with a Doctoral Consortium presentation and two AltCHI papers.

This year’s achievements build on Lancaster University strong track-record at CHI, established over multiple years by researchers at Lancaster’s School of Computing and Communications.

Corina Sas, Professor in HCI and Digital Health and who has also had work accepted at CHI 2022, said: “I am delighted to see again how well researchers from the School of Computing and Communications have performed, and also the contributions from the Psychology Department. These outcomes highlight Lancaster University’s excellent interdisciplinary research culture.

“Our contributions this year highlight research on mobile, data physicalisation, AI and VR technologies as well as novel design tools, which target key societal challenges related to mental health and sustainability.”

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