Informatics, TU Vienna

Current and Future Trends in HCI

Panel discussion with Liam Bannon and Volker Wulf about ‘Current and Future Trends in HCI’. Both are distinguished figures within the field. The discussion will be lead by Geraldine Fitzpatrick, head of the Institute for Design & Assessment of Technology.

Liam Bannon

Liam Bannon is Honorary Professor in Human Computer Interaction at Aarhus University, Denmark, and Emeritus Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems at the University of Limerick. His research interests range over the gamut of human-technology relations, including cognitive ergonomics, human-computer interaction, computer-supported cooperative work, computer-supported collaborative learning, new media, interaction design, and social dimensions of new technologies. He has been involved for many years in the elaboration of more human-centred approaches to the design of complex ICT systems. He was a founding editor of CSCW: The Journal of Collaborative Computing and is serving, or has served, on the editorial boards of several international journals He has served on numerous International Programme Committees for Conferences and also served as a member of the International Panel of Reviewers for many scientific research projects and organizations wordwide – in the UK, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, New Zealand, and South Africa. Liam was recognized as an “Pioneer” in the HCI field by IFIP in 2010. Liam has also been awarded an Honorary Doctorate, for his contributions to the field of Human Computer Interaction, from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), in Stockholm, Sweden in 2011. Liam is a Fellow of the Irish Ergonomics Society, a former Member of the Irish Computer Society, first Chair of the ACM SigCHI Irish Chapter, and Irish representative on IFIP TC13 (Human-Computer Interaction). In Sept 2013 he was jointly awarded (with Kjeld Schmidt) the EUSSET-IISI Lifetime Achievement Award for contributions to HCI & CSCW.

Volker Wulf

Volker Wulf is a professor in Information Systems and the director of the Media Research Institute at the University of Siegen. At Fraunhofer FIT, he heads the research group User-centred Software-Engineering (USE). He is also a founding member of the International Institute for Socio-Informatics (IISI), Bonn. After studying computer science and business administration at the RWTH Aachen and the University of Paris VI., he got a Ph.D. at the University of Dortmund and a habilitation degree at the University of Hamburg, Germany. In 2001, he worked as a research fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA. In 2006/07 Wulf spent a sabbatical as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and at Stanford University, Palo Alto. His research interests lie primarily in the area of Computer Supported Cooperative Work, Knowledge Management, Computer Supported Cooperative Learning, Entertainment Computing, Human Computer Interaction, Participatory Design, and Organizational Computing. He published more than 170 papers. He edited 10 books among which „Expertise Sharing: Beyond Knowledge Management“ and „Social Capital and Information Technology“ both with MIT Press Cambridge MA and „End User Development“ with Springer Dordrecht are probably best known. As a conference co-chair he hosted the Seventh European Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (ECSCW 2001) in Bonn and Communities & Technologies (C&T 2003) in Amsterdam.


This talk is part of the IGW / Lunchtime Scientific Series. Everyone is welcome and invited to attend and join the discussion.