Lancaster researchers showcase their work at global computing conference

10 April 2019 16:49
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Lancaster University is set to have a strong presence at one of the world’s most prestigious computing conferences.

Researchers in the University’s School of Computing and Communications are to return in force to the ACM’s CHI2019.

The annual ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems is the premier international conference of Human-Computer Interaction. It brings together researchers and practitioners from across the world to showcase and discuss the latest interactive technology.

Taking place in the UK for the first time, and hosted at the Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow, 4th – 9th May, it’s theme ‘Weaving the Threads of CHI’, symbolises the community of researchers contributing to CHI who all have an aim to create technology that works for the people and societies.

Over the last three years, Lancaster University has ranked third in the UK and within the top 15 out of over 500 institutions internationally for the number of publications showcased at the conference.

This year 25 researchers from Lancaster University’s School of Computing and Communications have papers accepted and many of them will attend the conference in Glasgow to present their work.

Two Lancaster research papers have received Honourable Mention Awards, given to papers ranked among the top five per cent of all submissions to the CHI 2019 conference.

Professor Nick Race, Director of Research at Lancaster University’s School of Computing and Communications, said: “It is fantastic to see all the hard work of outstanding colleagues from around the department getting accepted at CHI again this year. This builds on the strong success Lancaster has had at the conference over many years and highlights the excellent world-leading research taking place within the School.”

Lancaster University’s presence at CHI 2019


Min Zhang, Corina Sas, Zoe Lambert and Masitah Ahmad – ‘Designing for the Infrastructure of the Supply Chain of Malay Handwoven Songket in Terengganu’ (Honourable Mention Award)

Pedro Sanches, Axel Janson, Pavel Karpashevich, Camille Nadal, Chengcheng Qu, Claudia Dauden Roquet, Muhammad Umair, Charles Windlin, Gavin Doherty, Kristina Höök and Corina Sas – ‘HCI and Affective Health: Taking stock of a decade of studies and charting future research directions’. (Honourable Mention Award)

Chengcheng Qu, Corina Sas and Gavin Doherty – ‘Exploring and Designing for Memory Impairments in Depression’.

Irni Eliana Khairuddin and Corina Sas – ‘An Exploration of Bitcoin Mining Practices: Miners’ Trust Challenges and Motivations’.

Argenis Ramirez Gomez and Hans Gellersen – ‘SuperVision: Playing with Gaze Aversion and Peripheral Vision’.

Diako Mardanbegi, Tobias Langlotz and Has Gellersen – ‘Resolving Target Ambiguity in 3D Gaze Interaction through VOR Depth Estimation’.

Kelly Widdicks, Mike Hazas, Oliver Bates and Adrian Friday – ‘Streaming, Multi-Screens and YouTube: The New (Unsustainable) Ways of Watching in the Home’.

Chris Elsden, Ludwig Trotter, Mike Harding, Nigel Davis, Chris Speed and John Vines – ‘Programmable Donations: Exploring Escrow-Based Conditional Giving’.

Bettina Nissen, Victoria Neumann, Mateusz Mikusz, Rory Gianni, Sarah Clinch, Chris Speed and Nigel Davies – ‘Should I Agree? Delegating Consent Decisions Beyond the Individual’.

Matjaž Kljun, Klen Copic Pucihar, Jason Alexander, Maheshya Weerasinghe, Cuauhtli Campos, Julie Ducasse, Barbara Kopacin, Jens Grubert, Paul Coulton and Miha Celar – ‘Augmentation not Duplication: Considerations for the Design of Digitally-Augmented Comic Books’.

Frederik Brudy, Christian Holz, Roman Rädle, Chi-Jui Wu, Steven Houben, Clemens Nylandsted Klokmose and Nicolai Marquardt – ‘Cross-Device Taxonomy: Survey, Opportunities and Challenges of Interactions Spanning Across Multiple Devices’.

Bran Knowles and Vicki L. Hanson – ‘Older Adults ‘Deployment of Distrust’ (ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI)).


Teddy Seyed, Peli de Halleux, Michal Moskal, James Devine, Joe Finney, Steve Hodges and Thomas Ball – ‘MarkerArcade: Using Gaming and Physical Computing for Playful Making, Learning and Creativity’. 

Jessalyn Alvina , Chengcheng Qu, Joanna McGrenere and Wendy E. Mackay – ‘MojiBoard: Generating Parametric Emojis with Gesture Keyboards’

Case Study

Victoria Palacin, Síle Ginnane, Maria Angela Ferrario, Ari Happonen, Annika Wolff, Sara Piutunen and Niina Kupiainen – ‘SENSEI: Harnessing Community Wisdom for Local Environmental Monitoring in Finland’.


W07: HCI and Aging: Beyond Accessibility

Bran Knowles

Nigel Davies

W24: Towards a Responsible Innovation Agenda for HCI

Oliver Bates

Kathy New

Paper workshops and symposium

Symposium: Computing and Mental Health

Dionne Bowie, Sandra-Ilona Sunram-Lea, Corina Sas and Heather Iles-Smith – ‘A content analysis and ethical review of mobile applications for depression: Exploring the app marketplace’.

Symposium: Workgroup on Interactive Systems in Healthcare (WISH)

Camille Nadal, Gavin Doherty and Corina Sas – ‘Technology acceptability, acceptance and adoption – definitions and measurement’.

Workshop: Designing for Digital Wellbeing: A research and practice agenda

Claudia Dauden Roquet and Corina Sas – ‘Digital Wellbeing: Evaluating Mandala Colouring Apps’.

Workshop: Designing for Digital Wellbeing: A research and practice agenda.

Corina Sas – ‘Millennials: Digitally Connected, never Unplugged?’

Workshop: The Body as Starting Point: Applying Inside Body Knowledge for In-Bodied Design

Mohammad Umair and Corina Sas – ‘Problems in Practice: Critiquing on Thermochromic based Displays for Representing Skin Conductance’.

Tom Gayler, Corina Sas and Vaiva Kalnikaitē – ‘Tip of my Tongue: Eating for Cognition’.

Sustainability Chairs

Oliver Bates

Adrian Friday

Mike Hazas

Associate Chairs

Jason Alexander - Interaction Techniques, Devices, and Modalities Subcommittee

Bran Knowles - Specific Applications Areas Subcommittee

Roisin McNaney – Design Subcommittee

Corina Sas - User Experience and Usability Subcommittee

The full details of the programme can be found here.