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*International Workshop on Human-Centered Software Engineering for Changing 
Contexts of Use*

organized by IFIP Working Group 13.2 on Methodologies for User-Centered Systems 

*August 31, 2021*

at *INTERACT 2021* - The 18th IFIP TC 13 International Conference on 
Human-Computer Interaction

August 30 – September 3, 2021
Bari, Italy

*Call for Papers*

*Submissions: position papers reporting original academic or industrial research 
relevant to the workshop's theme (PDF files, 6-10 pages in Springer LNCS format 

*Deadline for submission: April 30, 2021*


The context of use plays an important role in Human-Centered Software 
Engineering (HCSE) and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) research. Typically, 
user, environment, and platform are considered to make up the core aspects of 
the context of use. Changing the context of use, for example due to unplanned 
circumstances like the current pandemic situation, has significant impact 
on how 
we use systems, and how we adapt and adopt them even if the systems were not 
designed for such usages. In HCSE research we have to account for this change, 
making interactive system development context-aware or design and develop 
in a 
way that systems can adapt for novel forms of usage. Recently, we observe 

developments that strongly change contexts of use. For example, in the area of 
industrial automation (Industry 4.0) work environments change, new kinds of user 
assistance evolve, and workers are going to be supported by innovative types of 
devices and digital assistance tools to accomplish their working tasks. Typical 
examples are augmented, virtual, and mixed reality applications in training or 
support situations. The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed where and the 
way how we work, particularly in collaboration with others to keep distance and 
increase personal safety. In contrast, the trend towards increasingly autonomous 
systems and systems that use and provide artificial intelligence gives rise to 
new kinds of interaction, particularly, human-machine interaction (HMI), in 
areas such as autonomous driving or human-robot collaboration in different 
domains such as industrial production, logistics, or health. These trends 
be accounted for in the way we design and build such interactive systems, 

possibly coming to evolutionary or even revolutionary solutions. For example, 
expected or unforeseen changes of usage scenarios and their context of use may 
be accounted for by flexible and more resilient system solutions and be 
reflected in the development practices and technical frameworks. Specific 
of interaction such as HMI, but also social and socio-technical interaction may 
demand for more prominent and explicit consideration. Quality aspects such as 
ubiquity, security, and safety may be seen in a different light. Changing 

contexts of use may even have an impact on the way we think about user 
motivation and user experience, away from short-term notions like emotions 
towards long-term traits like users’ values. We want to specifically account for 
these developments in addition to the general concerns of HCSE. Discussions and 
interactive working sessions will particularly deal with these concerns.


In this workshop, we aim to broaden the traditional scope of the workshop 
of IFIP Working Group 13.2. We focus on the study of context of use, its 
long-term evolutionary trends as well as its short-term design and management in 
a user-centered design process, from a social and user-centered methodological 
viewpoint as well as from a technical viewpoint. Our aim is to cover a large set 
of user interface perspectives, aspects, and properties and fuel new ideas and 
approaches for research and practice. The long-term perspective of this workshop 
is to foster the development of theories, methods, tools and approaches for 
dealing with the changing context of use and its impact on HCI and collaboration 
that should be taken into account when developing interactive and 
socio-technical systems.

This workshop is a follow-up of the successful workshops organized at INTERACT 
2017 in Mumbai, India 
(<>) and INTERACT 
2019 in Paphos, Cyprus 

*Target Audience and Expected Outcomes*

This workshop is open to everyone who is interested in aspects of human-computer 
interaction froma user-centered perspective. Typical contributions to this 
workshop focus on user interface properties while designing and building 
interactive systems and study associated methods, processes and approaches. We 
expect a high participation of IFIP Working Group 13.2 members. We particularly 
invite participants to present position papers describing real-life case studies 
that illustrate the role of the context of use in HCI and its impact on 
thesystem design and use. Any perspective and related aspects of user interface 
design are welcome. However, we are especially interested in work that deals 
with current trends that change the way how humans use, interact and collaborate 
with technical components in socio-technical systems. We are also interested in 
methods, theories and tools for managing context of use at design and run-time. 
Position papers will be made available through the workshop website. 
Furthermore, an extended version of selected papers will be considered for 
inclusion in a Springer LNCS post-proceedings volume published in conjunction 
with the other INTERACT workshops organized by the IFIP TC13 Working Groups.

*Workshop Format*

This full-day workshop is organized around presentation of position papers and 
working activities in small groups. From the set of contributions, a subset of 
selected case studies will be invited to be presented at the beginning of 
workshop and will be used to support the discussion that follows. The morning 
session will be dedicated to welcoming participants and presenting case studies. 
Participants will be invited to comment on the case studies and to report 

similar experiences. The afternoon sessions will be devoted to interactive 
sessions, where participants will be engaged to work in small groups and propose 
solutions to the problems of the case studies seen in the morning. Solutions 
proposed by the participants will be compiled and compared. Based on the lessons 
learned, participants will be incited to draft an agenda of future work that can 
be accomplished. We plan to run the workshop in a hybrid setting, allowing 
attendees to participate both physically and remotely in the workshop. If 

circumstances require it, we intend to switch to a completely digital format 
that will be run online. We will continuously adapt to any decision regarding 
the conference format by the INTERACT 2021 organizers.

*Submission Instructions*

In order to attend the workshop, participants are invited to submit position 
papers reporting original academic or industrial research relevant to the 

workshop's theme. These position papers (PDF files, 6-10 pages in Springer LNCS 
including abstract) shall report practical experiences related to research 
results on user-centered development processes for interactive systems with a 
particular focus on context-of-use aspects and the impact on software 
properties. Submissions are not anonymous and should include all author names, 
affiliations, and contact information. Authors should also provide in their 
submission a short summary of their experience in the field and their motivation 
to participate in this workshop. Papers are submitted through the EasyChair 
website <>.

Submitted position papers will be reviewed by an international program committee 
comprising the organizers and selected members of IFIP Working Group 13.2 
are experts in the field. Participants will be invited to attend the workshop 
based on the result of the reviewing process. Accepted position papers will be 
made available through the workshop website. Upon acceptance, at least one 
author of each accepted position paper must register and attend the workshop. 
Furthermore, an extended version of selected papers will be considered for 
inclusion in a Springer LNCS post-proceedings volume published in conjunction 
with the other INTERACT 2021 workshops organized by the IFIP TC13 Working 

*Important Dates*

Deadline for submission: April 30, 2021

Acceptance notification: June 11th, 2021

Final version of position paper: June 28, 2021

Workshop date: August 31, 2021


Stefan Sauer, Paderborn University, Germany (sauer[at]

Regina Bernhaupt, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands 

Carmelo Ardito, Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy (carmelo.ardito[at]


The workshop will be hosted in the frame of the 18th IFIP TC13 International 
Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, August 30 – September 3, 2021, in 
Bari, Italy. Look at the main conference web site for further information 

( <>).

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