Winter School 2016

Human-Computer Interaction meets Software Engineering – Measuring and Quantifying Quality

The Winter School will take place from February 05-12, 2016 in the Austrian Kleinwalsertal, a mountain valley just across the German-Austrian border. The Winter School 2016 will feature various exciting talks and sessions held by well-known researchers in the fields of human-computer interaction and software engineering.

Scope and aims

The event aims to bring together researchers from the domains of human-computer interaction and software engineering to meet and jointly learn about approaches that support the development of human-centered cyber-physical systems.

Objectives in Detail

The objective of the winter school is twofold: (1) we will explore how the usability of software develoment tools can be improved by new user interfaces and novel interaction, and (2) we discuss how human-computer interaction can be better intergrated into the software development process and into the modelling of complex software systems. The lectures and exercises will put this into the context of recent advances in ubiquitous computing and will relate to the new challenges in human-centred cyber-physical systems [1].

Lecturers (tentative)

Schedule (tentative)

14:30-16:00 17:00-18:30 20:00-21:30
Sat Albrecht Schmidt Thomas Olsson & Jarusriboonchai Pradthana Students Presentations
Sun Hans Gellersen Florian Alt Students Presentations
Mon Katrin Wolf Tanja Döring & Axel Sylvester Hands-on Session
Tue Thomas Herrmann Niels Henze Students Presentations
Wed Lewis Chuang Pawel Wozniak Hands-on Session
Thu Antonio Krüger Project Definition Albrecht Schmidt



16:00 – 18:30: Thomas Olsson – Evaluation and User Experience in HCI

20:00 – 21:30: Albrecht Schmidt – Autonomy vs. Automation: Towards Intervention-Only Interaction?


15:00 – 16:30: Hans Gellersen – Eye movement for ubiquitous interaction

17:00 – 18:30: Florian Alt – Deployment-based Research

20:00 – 21:00: Albrecht Schmidt


17:00 – 18:30: Albrecht Schmidt – System Formalization: How to describe an interactive System?


15:00 – 16:30: Thomas Herrmann – Socio-technical system design in the context of CSCW

17:00 – 18:30: Niels Henze – Mobile HCI


15:00 – 16:30: Lewis Chuang – Extending Cybernetics with Neuroergonomics


15:00 – 16:30: Antonio Krüger – Games, Gamification and Crowdsourcing

17:00 – 18:30: Albrecht Schmidt – Project Definition


[1] Broy, M., & Schmidt, A. (2014). Challenges in Engineering Cyber-Physical Systems. Computer, 47(2), 70-72.