We invite interaction designers, HCI researchers, AI programmers, food and wine scientists and producers, historians, storytellers and user experience designers, as well as stakeholders (restaurateurs, winemakers) to participate in a workshop exploring HCI Supporting Food and Wine Futures. We are looking for between 15-25 participants, to share their research, interest or speculative narrative on the topic.
Stine S. Johansen, Hashini Senaratne, Alan Burden, Melanie McGrath, Claire Mason, Glenda Caldwell, Jared Donovan, Andreas Duenser, Matthias Guertler, David Howard, Yanran Jiang, Cecile Paris, Markus Rittenbruch, Jonathan Roberts
Saturday 2 December, 9.00 am - 3.30 pm.
The empowerment of humans in human-robot collaboration (HRC) is a focal issue for HRC research and development. Unpacking this requires a multifaceted approach with contributions from diverse disciplines. This workshop brings researchers and practitioners together to discuss when HRC empowers humans and when it does not, how the empowerment of human in HRC can be facilitated, the benefits of empowering humans in HRC, and who is empowered in HRC and who is not. We invite researchers and practitioners who actively work with or wish to expand their knowledge and experience in HRC to take part in this timely discussion.
Joel Fredericks, Hilary Davis, Callum Parker, Martin Tomitsch, Glenda Amayo Caldwell, Marcus Foth, Alexandra Crosby
Sunday 3 December, 9.30 am - 3.45 pm.
Discover the Future of Smart Cities: Join our workshop to explore innovative, inclusive, and sustainable solutions for urban challenges. Today's smart city initiatives often prioritise technology, overlooking vital social, economic, and environmental aspects. Our collaborative and participatory approach empowers communities to co-design smart city solutions, fostering inclusivity and shared ownership. Aligned with the UN's sustainable development goals, we'll delve into evolving human-computer interaction design and the impact of AI and the metaverse on urban environments. Together, we'll ensure fairness, transparency, and social equity in technological integration. Embrace "designing over a distance" for global collaboration and collective problem-solving. Join us in building resilient and just communities for a better future.
Xinyan Yu, Yiyuan Wang, Tram Thi Minh Tran, Yi Zhao, Julie Stephany Berrio Perez, Marius Hoggenmüller, Justine Humphry, Lian Loke, Lynn Masuda, Callum Parker, Martin Tomitsch, Stewart Worrel
Sunday 3 December, 9.00 am - 12.15 pm.
The increasing transition of human-robot interaction (HRI) context from controlled settings to dynamic, real-world public environments calls for enhanced adaptability in robotic systems. This can go beyond algorithmic navigation or traditional HRI strategies in structured settings, requiring the ability to navigate complex public urban systems containing multifaceted dynamics and various socio-technical needs. Therefore, our proposed workshop seeks to extend the boundaries of adaptive HRI research beyond predictable, semi-structured contexts and highlight opportunities for adaptable robot interactions in urban public environments. This half-day workshop aims to explore design opportunities and challenges in creating contextually-adaptive HRI within these spaces and establish a network of interested parties within the OzCHI research community. By fostering ongoing discussions, sharing of insights, and collaborations, we aim to catalyse future research that empowers robots to navigate the inherent uncertainties and complexities of real-world public interactions.
Selen Türkay, Abigail Allwood, Ross Brown, Christoph Schank, Luke Nothdurft, Thierry Peynot, and Cael Gallagher
Sunday 3 December, 1.00 pm - 5.00 pm.
This half-day workshop delves into the intersection of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Robotics, Sensing Technologies, and Virtual Reality (VR) as tools for exploring the extreme environments of Earth and beyond. The event offers deep insights into advanced robotics for oceanic and space exploration, the detailed capabilities of LiDAR in 3D mapping, sophisticated remote-control systems, and the vast educational potential of VR. We extend an invitation to researchers, practitioners, and enthusiasts from diverse fields including HCI, robotics, AI, engineering, and space exploration. Whether you are a seasoned expert in space missions, an emerging scientist, or simply captivated by cutting-edge technologies, this workshop is designed to foster interdisciplinary dialogue, encourage the sharing of experiences, and spur collaborations aimed at innovating exploration of Earth's most challenging terrains and beyond.
Annika Reinersmann, Mario Heinz-Jakobs, Carsten Röcker
Sunday 3 December, 9.00 am - 12.30 pm.
The emerging digital assistive technologies open entirely new opportunities of independent participation or social inclusion for persons with disabilities or otherwise disadvantaged groups. However, many barriers to its usability exist that prevent digital assistive technologies to work beneficially in terms of inclusion or participation. This workshop will provide the platform for practitioners and scientists to exchange their experiences on best practices, concepts and methods in developing truly inclusive, assistive technologies. We aim to create a lively ‘room’ for discussing and defining the interrelation of technical, practical and social factors of inclusive usability design of future (digital) assistive technology.
Vaughan Wozniak-O’Connor, Deborah Lupton, Megan C. Rose
Sunday 3 December, 1.00 pm - 4.00 pm.
This half-day workshop explores the intersection of human-computer interaction, creative research methods, more-than-human theory and health information. We will use hands-on activities to delve into the entanglements of human health and planetary health through a more-than-digital perspective. We seek to expand the notion of ‘health information’ well beyond that of the digitised systems and invite participants to consider the diverse array of human and non-human agents that contribute to our understanding of health and wellbeing. We aim to deepen participants’ connections with their bodies and ecosystems, and in so doing, inspire new ideas for designing for human and planetary health.