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International Workshop on Human-Engaged Computing 2021 (WHEC 2021)

March 19th, 2021  9:00~12:00;  15:00~18:00 (Japan time)

March 20th, 2021  9:00~12:00;  15:00~18:00 (Japan time)

The international workshop on Human-Engaged Computing (IWHEC 2021) focuses
on rethinking the relationship between humans and computers. The workshop
will be convened online via ZOOM and it will be open to all audiences
around the world through webcasts and/or live-streaming platforms.

The aim of this workshop is to rethink the relationship between humans and
computers. The workshop will strive to achieve a common platform to advance
various idea exchanges around the world, resulting in the evolution of a
stronger workforce in order to create a better world to live in. We are
inviting distinguished speakers from around the world and from several
domains such as human-computer interaction, brain science, computer
science, AI, engaged human, engaging technology, design, and so on.

Covid-19 has significantly impacted the lives of every person on the
planet. Much of the world that was familiar to most people is in pause
mode. People are ordered to stay at home in order to save lives by slowing
the spread of the deadly virus. Fortunately, with the fast development of
computing technologies and digital services, along with the rapid
construction of information infrastructures, people are able to source
information from television media, radio broadcasts, social media, and
various Internet avenues. Technologies are playing a central, critical, and
arguably indispensable role in our daily lives during the pandemic. But the
new efficiencies afforded by new technologies is a two-edged sword, and it
is capable of healing or harming human relationships, human integrity and
human enterprises. For example, efficient private and personal access to
information, accessible publishing, and new modes of social interaction
open the door to the dissemination of fake news, to trolling, to prejudiced
opinions, and to undue influence that overwhelms and confuses people more
efficiently than ever before. On the other hand, responses to such threats
seem to invite despotic intrusions into privacy and the potential
diminishment of the right to personal opinions and personal expression.
Thus, besides dealing with the relationship between humans and computers
under consideration of the human future in general, the workshop also seeks
to suggest how researchers who work on the relationship between humans and
computers can help develop and enhance the user’s ability to distinguish
between inauthentic and authentic information during and after the current

Organizers: Center for Human-Engaged Computing, Kochi University of
Technology; ICACHI

Sponsors: Kochi University of Technology, ACM SIGCHI Japan Chapter, ACM
SIGCHI China Chapter, The HCI Society of Korea, The Engineering Academy of

Form of the workshop: Zoom webinar + Live video streaming: Youtube Live,
Bilibili Live, and Tencent Wiz

Fee for the workshop: Free of charge

Registration URL:

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