Slovenia at ACM CHI 2024

The Slovene Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) community has been present at the CHI 2024 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems this year as well. Looking at CHI statistics and seeing HCI being ever more popular in Slovenia is exciting.

Four authors from Slovenia were co-authors on full papers submitted and two were successful. Researchers form the University of Maribor published this paper:

Bhattacharya, Aditya, Simone Stumpf, Lucija Gosak, Gregor Stiglic, and Katrien Verbert. “EXMOS: Explanatory Model Steering Through Multifaceted Explanations and Data Configurations.” In Proceedings of the CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, pp. 1-27. 2024.

In addition, Jordan Aiko Deja from the University of Primorska was a Global Inclusion and Equity co-chair together with Martina Schuß, Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt, Germany, and Aimée Sousa Calepso, University of Stuttgart, Germany.

HCI SI 2023 flashbacks

The 8th HCI SI conference took place on Friday, January 26, 2024, hosted at the University of Maribor, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. The program delved into a diverse array of topics within the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). These included investigations into methods for evaluating driver’s situational awareness and enhancing the precision of proximity sensors for vehicle parking assistance, utilising augmented reality for visualizing human anatomy, enhancing digital content with 3D-printed physical counterparts, improving the learning process of piano improvisation, and various other subjects. The keynote address was delivered by Dr. Elisabeth Lex from Graz University of Technology. Her presentation, titled “Trustworthy Recommender Systems,” provided attendees with insights into how recent research and emerging regulations in AI technologies impact ethical considerations such as bias, fairness, and privacy in the development of recommender systems.

See you!

HCI SI 2023 programme

The programme of the HCI SI 2023 is available.

The conference is free to attend. Attendees cover their own expenses to reach the venue.  
Registration is necessary:


FERI Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Maribor
Lecture room G2-P01
Address: Koroška cesta 46, 2000 Maribor

PROGRAMME (detailed)

8:30-9:30 Registration
Coffee break
9:30 – 9:40 Welcome speech
9:40 – 10:40 Paper session 1
Coffe break
10:55 – 11:55 Keynote
Elisabeth Lex (Graz University)
Trustworthy Recommender Systems
12:00 – 13:00 Paper session 2
Coffe break
13:10 – 13:55 Paper session 3
13:55 Conference closing

Keynote HCI SI 2023 by Dr. Elisabeth Lex: Trustworthy Recommender Systems

Happy to present the HCI SI 2023 keynote speaker Elizabeth Lex. Elisabeth is a Computer Science professor at Graz University of Technology, where she heads the Recommender Systems and Social Computing Lab. Her main expertise includes machine learning, data science, recommender systems, and natural language processing.


Recommender systems play a pivotal role in shaping our digital experiences, influencing the content we see online, the products we consider purchasing, and the entertainment choices we make, such as which movies to watch. The increased adoption of deep learning technologies in recommender systems, while enhancing their effectiveness, has also raised substantial concerns regarding their transparency and trustworthiness. Critical issues such as bias, fairness, and privacy are increasingly coming under scrutiny, both in public discourse and academic research. In response, there’s a growing momentum in developing recommender systems that are not only efficient but also uphold these ethical standards.

In this talk, we will discuss recent work to address concerns of bias, fairness, and user privacy in recommender systems and briefly touch upon recent regulatory frameworks to govern AI technologies.

Call to Action

Mark your calendars and don’t miss this opportunity to gain insights from a leader in AI and recommender systems. Join us to explore how we can shape a more trustworthy digital future.

HCI SI 2023 conference (in 2024)

The CfP for Human-Computer Interaction Slovenia conference 2023 edition (which will take place in 2024 @ University of Maribor) is out and available HERE.


  • Submission deadline: 22 December 2023 29 December 2023
  • Notification to authors: 15 January 2024
  • Conference: 26 January 2024

See you in Maribor on Friday 26 January 2024.

Slovenia at ACM CHI 2023

The Slovenian HCI community was present at CHI 2023 with the following contributions:

Good Day Manager! Exploring Social Relationships In NFT-based Play-to-Earn Games
Richard Lance Parayno (Paris-Lodron University of Salzburg, Salzburg University of Applied Sciences)
Janna Aika Deja (University of Siegen)
Tyrone Justin Sta. Maria (De La Salle University)
Briane Paul V. Samson (De La Salle University)
Jordan Aiko Deja (De La Salle University, University of Primorska)

Interactive Paper Displays: Enabling Digital Functionalities on Physical Paper
Cuauhtli Campos (University of Primorska, Innorenew CoE)
Matjaž Kljun (University of Primorska, Faculty of Information Studies)
Jakub Sandak (InnoRenew CoE)
Klen Čopič Pucihar (University of Primorska, Faculty of Information Studies)

Jordan was also a Global Inclusion and Equity co-Chair together with Cuauhtémoc Rivera Loaiza, Universidad Michoacana, and Marisol Wong-Villacres, Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral

HCI SI 2022 flashbacks

On Tuesday, November 29th 2022, the 7th HCI SI conference was held at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Electrical Engineering. The program covered many interesting topics in the field oh HCI, from in-vehicle human-machine interaction in (semi)automated vehicles, analysis of human physiological and psychological responses during various tasks, exposure to various multimedia content, the use of machine learning for the analysis and modeling of human behavior to user interfaces and applications based on virtual and augmented reality. It also featured a presentation on the EU H2020 HADRIAN project, numerous insights from the project results and two keynotes from its partners, dr. Paolo Pretto and dr. Alexander Mirnig.

We hope to see you again in 2023!

HCI SI 2022 is almost here!

This is just a kind reminder to register for the conference NOW if you have not done so already. The registration is free of charge, but necessary.

The detailed program and information about the venue are available here!

The conference will be held in-person. Although, as some authors experienced difficulties with their travelling arrangements for Ljubljana, the Program Committee decided to enable them to present their work online.

See you soon!


  8:30 – 9:00 Registration
  9:00 – 9:15 Conference Opening
  9:15 – 10:15 Opening Keynote: Alexander Mirnig
10:15 – 10:30 Coffee break
10:30 – 12:00 Paper Session 1
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch break
13:30 – 15:00 Paper Session 2
15:00 – 15:15 Coffee break
15:15 – 16:15 Closing Keynote: Paolo Pretto
16:15 – 16:30 Conference Closing