Keynote speakers for HCI SI will be Peter Knees and Gregor Geršak

Peter Knees is Associate Professor at the Vienna University of Technology, Faculty of Informatics. He is an active member of the Music Information Retrieval research community, reaching out to the related fields of multimedia and text information retrieval, recommender systems, and the digital arts. His research activities center on music search engines and interfaces as well as music recommender systems, and more recently, on smart(er) tools for music creation. He co-authored the book “Music Similarity and Retrieval: An Introduction” and is a contributor of the Digital Humanism initiative.

Gregor Geršak received the Ph.D. degree from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana. His research interests include the theory of measurements, precision measurement of magnetic flux density, and pressure and thermometry. His focus is on metrology of biomedical instrumentation with emphasis on devices for non-invasive blood pressure measurement and psychophysiological measurements.

HCI-IS 2020 schedule

9:00-9:15: Welcome speech
Veljko Pejović, conference chair

9:15-10:00 Keynote
Marko Tkalčič

10:00-10:10 Break

10:10-11:00 SESSION A:
Voice technologies and sound (Luka Čehovin Zajc, session chair)

  1. MightyFields Voice: Voice-based Mobile Application Interaction (Jernej Zupančič, Miha Štravs, Miha Mlakar)
  2. eBralec4: hibridni sintetizator slovenskega govora (Jerneja Žganec Gros, Miro Romih, Tomaž Šef)
  3. Sound 2121: The Future of Music is Natural (Jordan Aiko Deja, Nuwan T Attygalle, Matjaž Kljun, Klen Čopič Pucihar)
  4. Učinkovita predstavitev slovarskih jezikovnih virov pri govornih tehnologijah (Jerneja Žganec Gros, Žiga Golob, Simon Dobrišek)
  5. The Fundamentals of Sound Field Reproduction Using a Higher Order Ambisonics System (Rok Prislan)

11:00-11:10 Break

11:10-12:00 SESSION B:
Interactive projections and visualisation (Jože Guna, session chair)

  1. Interaktivna vizualizacija proračuna Republike Slovenije s Sankeyevim diagramom (Tea Tušar)
  2. Ohranjanje kulturne dediščine s pomočjo navidezne in obogatene resničnosti (Marko Plankelj, Niko Lukač, Selma Rizvić, Simon Kolmanič)
  3. Razvoj in Ocenjevanje Prototipa Mobilne Aplikacije z Elementi Igrifikacije in Mešane Resničnosti (Monika Zorko, Matjaž Debevc, Ines Kožuh)
  4. StreetGamez: detection of feet movements on the projected gaming surface on the floor (Peter Škrlj, Matjaž Kljun, Klen Čopič Pucihar)
  5. Anamorfična projekcija na poljubno neravno površino (Rok Cej, Franc Solina)

12:00-12:45 Lunch break                            

12:45-13:35 SESSION C:
eLearning, eHealth and advertising (Vida Groznik, session chair)

  1. Predmetnik: oprijemljiv uporabniški vmesnik za informiranje turistov (Sotlar Gregor, Klen Čopič Pucihar, Peter Roglej, Matjaž Kljun)
  2. Investigating the Role of Context and Personality in Mobile Advertising (Andrej Martinovic, Veljko Pejovic)
  3. The use of eCare services among informal carers of older people and psychological outcomes of their use ( Kaja Smole Orehek, Vesna Dolnicar, Simona Hvalič Touzery)
  4. Integration of online tools to formal education (Bojan Žunkovič, Francisco Gutierrez)
  5. Smeri razvoja in arhitekturni opis EMZ platforme (Primož Kocuvan, Miha Štravs, Matjaž Gams)

13:35-13:45 Break

13:45-14:45 SESSION D:
Presentations of published work and other projects (Matevž Pesek, session chair)

14:45-14:50 Final remarks (all)

HCI-IS 2019 proceedings

human computer interaction in information society 2019

human computer interaction in information society 2019

Human-computer interaction in information society is a conference organized by the Slovenian HCI community. The purpose of the conference is to gather researchers, practitioners and students in the field and offer the opportunity to exchange experiences  and research results, as well as to establish contacts for future cooperation.

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human computer interaction in in formation society 019

This year’s fourth reincarnation of the conference is, for the first time, organized by the newly established SIGCHI Chapter ACM Chapter Bled, which is partly a result previous
conferences. The growth of the HCI community in the region is also witnessed by the doubled number of contributions coming from all major higher education institutions in Slovenia and abroad.

The topics covered by the conference range from the more established ones, such as usability testing, visualization and design of graphical user interfaces to virtual and augmented reality, user interfaces in healthcare, automotive industry, arts and e-learning.

You can view the full proceedings and some photos of the event.

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HCI-IS 2019 keynote & schedule

Some more information for tomorrow’s conference. See you soon!


Title: Mobile Interruptibility Management: The Role of Social Roles

Abstract: As we go about our daily lives we enact different social roles, with work and private roles being the most prominent. The traditional role boundaries have been shattered with the introduction of mobile communication devices – a work-related email might arrive during a family dinner, while a private chat message might buzz in a business meeting. While role blurring introduced with mobile phones might increase stress due to role conflict, it can also simplify task handling and provide the necessary flexibility (e.g. an option to work from home). In this talk I will present a line of research on mobile interruptiblity with a particular focus on the impact of social roles on notification handling. We will see how mobile device usage varies with the currently enacted social role, as well as how preferences for notification handling vary among individuals. Finally, I will discuss our vision of a system that matches the desired role boundary handling with the way notifications are managed on mobile devices.

Bio: Veljko Pejovic is an assistant professor of computer science at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. His interests include mobile computing, HCI, resource-efficient computing, and the interaction of technology and society. His work on modelling user movement and communication behavior from mobile call records won the 2013 Orange D4D Challenge, while his work on interruptibility modelling resulted in the best paper nomination at the ACM UbiComp’14 conference.


Download schedule of Human-Computer Interaction in Information Society 2019 available here.

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