The principal objective of the Working Group will be to foster research, dissemination of information and good practice in the methodical application of HCI to software engineering.

This objective decomposes into two sub-goals:

  • to encourage research into and development of HCI principles, methods and techniques applied to system design and integrated with principles, methods and tools in software engineering;
  • to encourage research into human action within the system development process and to promote knowledge transfer from such studies into the construction of integrated HCI-SE design methods.


  • evaluation and synthesis of HCI specification and design methods;
  • implications of cognitive psychology for the design of human-computer interfaces
  • evaluation and study of different approaches to design delivery : cognitive models, design rationales, task artifact cycles, engineering principles, development methods 
  • methods and techniques of human factors in software engineering as practised in industrial environments
  • human behaviour in software development, i.e. cognitive studies of software engineering
  • cooperative work techniques applied to software development.

Position Members & Affiliation
(since 2019)
Regina Bernhaupt
Industrial Design
Technical University Eindhoven
The Netherlands
Vice Chair Carmelo Ardito
University of Bari, Aldo Moro
Secretary Stefan Sauer
Paderborn University
Member Carmelo Ardito
University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy
Member Balbir Barn
Middlesex University, London, UK
Member David Benyon
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Member Regina Bernhaupt
Industrial Design Technical University Eindhoven, Eindhoven
Member Cristian Bogdan
KTH, Sweden
Member Birgit Bomsdorf
Fulda, Germany
Member Jan Borchers
RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Member Anders Bruun
Department of Computer Science, Aalborg University, Denmark
Member John Carroll
Virginia Tech, USA
Member Bertrand David
Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France
Member Anke Dittmar
Rostock, Germany
Member Xavier Ferre
Madrid, Spain
Member Holger Fischer
Paderborn University, Germany
Member Peter Forbrig
Rostock, Germany
Member Tom Gross
Bamberg, Germany
Member Jan Gulliksen
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Stockholm, Sweden
Member Anirhuda Joshi
ITT Bombai, India
Member Kati Kuusinen
University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Member Rosa Lanzilotti
University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy
Member Marta Lárusdóttir
University of Reykjavik
Member Célia Martinie
University Paul Sabatier
Toulouse, France
Member Philippe Palanque
University Paul Sabatier
Member Fabio Paternò
IST-Pisa, Italy
Member Michael Pirker
RUWIDO, Austria
Member Stefan Sauer
Paderborn University
Member Ahmed Seffah
Software and Innovation Department
Lappeenranta University of Technology
Member Jan Harvard Skjetne
Oslo, Norway
Member Alistair Sutcliffe
Manchester, United Kingdom
Member Ricardo Tesoriero
University Castilla-La Mancha
Member Jan Van Den Bergh
Hasselt University
Member Janet Wesson
Port Elizabeth University
South Africa
(since 2005)
Marco Winckler
Université Nice Sophia Antipolis, France
Observer Selem Charfi
HD Technology, France
Observer Shamal Faily
Bournemouth University, UK
Observer Antonio Piccinno
University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy
Observer Enes Yigitbas
University of Paderborn, Germany
Observer Nassim Mahmud
University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB), Bangadlesh
(since HCSE 2018)
Jonathan Tolle
Thales Alenia Space, France
(since HCSE 2018)
José Luís Silva
Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE), Portugal
(since HCSE 2018)
Naqvi Syed Bilal
Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT), Finland

Time and Place Meeting Type Title Organisers Related Publication
August 24th-26th, 2022 Working conference The 9th International Working Conference on Human-Centered Software Engineering Regina Bernhaupt, Carmelo Ardito, and Stefan Sauer (Organizers) (to be published by Springer in the LNCS series)
August 31st, 2021 Workshop Human-Centered Software Engineering for Changing Contexts of Use Regina Bernhaupt, Carmelo Ardito, and Stefan Sauer (Organizers) (to be include in post-proceedings of INTERACT 2021)
November 30th-December 2nd, 2020 Working conference HCSE 2020- 8th International Working Conference on Human-Centered Software Engineering Regina Bernhaupt, Carmelo Ardito, and Stefan Sauer (Organizers) Proceedings of the Human-Centered Software Engineering (HCSE 2020), the 8th IFIP WG 13.2 International Working Conference. Eindhoven, The Netherlands, November 30 – December 2, 2020, Regina Bernhaupt, Carmelo Ardito, Stefan Sauer (Editors). Available at :
September 3-5th 2018 Working conference HCSE 2018 – 7th International Working Conference on Human-Centered Software Engineering Marco Winckler, Marta Larusdottir, Kati Kuunisen, Cristian Bogdan and Philippe Palanque Proceedings of the Human-Centered Software Engineering (HCSE 2018), The 7thIFIP WG 13.2 International Working Conference. Sophia Antipolis, France, September 3–5, 2018, Revised Selected Papers. Bogdan, C., Kuusinen, K., Lárusdóttir, M.K., Palanque, P., Winckler, M. (Eds.). Available at :
September 25-26th 2017, In conjunction with INTERACT 2017, Mumbai, India Workshop IFIP WG 13.2 + 13.5 Workshop on Dealing with Conflicting User Interface Properties in User-Centered Development Processes Marco Winckler, Marta Larusdottir, Kati Kuunisen, Cristian Bogdan and Philippe Palanque Global Thoughts, Local Designs. INTERACT 2017 IFIP TC 13 Workshops, Mumbai, India, September 25-27, 2017. Revised Selected Papers. Springer, LNCS 10774. Clemmensen, T., Rajamanickam, V., Dannenmann, P., Petrie, H., Winckler, M. (Eds.) Available at:
September 20-21st 2017, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK In-Cooperation workshop Workshop on Hybrid Human-Machine Computing (HHMC 2017): From Human Computation to Social Computing and Beyond Shujun Li, Department of Computer Science and Surrey Centre for Cyber Security (SCCS), University of Surrey, UK  
August 29-31, 2016, Stockholm, Sweden Joint working conference HCSE + HESSD 2016
6th International Working Conference on Human-Centred Software Engineering
8th International Working Conference on Human Error, Safety, and System Development
Jan Gulliksen, Christian Bogdan, Philippe Palanque, Chris Johnson, Marco Winckler, Regina Bernhaupt, Peter Forbrig and Stefan Sauer Human-Centered and Error-Resilient Systems Development – Proceedings of the IFIP WG 13.2/13.5 Joint Working Conference 6th International Conference on Human-Centered Software Engineering, HCSE 2016, and 8th International Conference on Human Error, Safety, and System Development, HESSD 2016 Stockholm, Sweden, August 29-31, 2016. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 9856, Springer 2016, ISBN 978-3-319-44901-2. Available at:
September 14th, 2015, Bamberg, Germany Workshop IFIP WG 13.2 Workshop on User Experience and User-Centered Development Processes Marco Winckler, Regina Bernhaupt, Peter Forbrig and Stefan Sauer In the adjunct proceeding of INTERACT 2015. Christoph Beckmann, Tom Gross (eds.), University of Bamberg Press, Bamberg, Germany. 2015
September 16 – 18, 2014, Paderborn, Germany Working Conference HCSE 2014 Stefan Sauer,
Cristian Bogdan, Regina Bernhaupt,
Peter Forbrig,
Marco Winckler
Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Human-Centered Software Engineering (HCSE).Springer LNCS 8742 . Available at
October,29 – 31, 2012, Toulouse, France Working Conference HCSE 2012 Marco Winckler,Peter Forbrig,
Regina Bernhaupt
Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Human-Centered Software Engineering (HCSE)
Springer LNCS 7623. Available at
September 6, 2011, Lisbon, Portugal Workshop 5th Workshop on Software and Usability Engineering Cross-Pollination: Patterns, Usability and User Experience Regina Bernhaupt,
Peter Forbrig,
Marco Winckler,
Janet Wesson
Proceedings of the 5th Workshop on Software and Usability Engineering Cross-Pollination: Patterns, Usability and User Experience (PUX 2011).Held in conjunction with IFIP TC13 INTERACT’2011
Available online in PDF format (2.7 Mb).
October 14-15, 2010, Reykjavik, Iceland Working Conference HCSE 2010 Peter Forbrig,Regina Bernhaupt,Jan Gulliksen,Marta Kristín Lárusdóttir, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Human-Centered Software
Engineering (HCSE).Springer LNCS 6409. Available at:
August 25, 2009, Uppsala, Sweden Workshop 4th Workshop on Software and Usability Engineering Cross-Pollination: Usability Evaluation of Advanced Interfaces Regina Bernhaupt,Peter Forbrig,Jan Gulliksen,Janet Wesson  
September 25-26, 2008 Pisa, Italy Working Conference HCSE 2008 Peter Forbrig,Fabio Paterno Engineering Interactive Systems2008Springer LNCS 5247.
November 7-9, 2007, Toulouse, France Workshop TaMoDia 2007 Hillary Johnson,Marco Winckler 6th International Workshop on TASk MOdels and DIAgrams
(TAMODIA’2007).Springer LNCS 4849.  Available online at
September 11, 2007, Rio, Brazil Workshop Are New Methods needed in User-Centered System Design? Regina Bernhaupt,Jan Gulliksen,
Peter Forbrig,
Janet Wesson
March 22-24, 2007, Salamanca,Spain Working Conference HCSE 2007    
September 1-2, 2003,
Zürich, Switzerland
Workshop 2nd Workshop on Software and Usability Cross-Pollination : The Role of Usability Patterns Peter Forbrig,
Ahmed Seffah,
Jan Gulliksen,
Jan Borchers,
Martijn van Welie
2002, August 30, Montreal,Canada Workshop (with IFIP 13.1 and in collaboration with UPA International) UCD 2002: Teaching Usability and User-Centered Design Techniques to Software Engineers Ahmed Seffah,Paula Kotze,
Jan Gulliksen,
Lars Oestreicher
2001, July 10, Tokyo, Japan Workshop Software and Usability Engineering
Cross-Pollination: The First Step for Integrating Usability into Software Engineering
Ahmed Seffah,Peter Forbrig  
2001, July 10, Tokyo, Japan Workshop UCD 2001 : Usability throughout the entire Software Development Lifecycle Jan Gulliksen,Inger Boivie Usability Throughout the Entire Software Development Lifecycle, Jan Gulliksen and Inger Boivie (2002) SIGCHI Bulletin, March/April issue.Available also as a technical report 2001-026. Department of Information technology, Uppsala University
2001, March, 12-14, Aarhus, Denmark Working Conference (with IFIP
Oikos2001, Methodological Issues in the Design of Household Technologies Marianne Graves Petersen,Lynne Baillie,
David Benyon
2000, November 16-17, London, U.K. Workshop Patterns in Human Computer Interaction Alistair Sutcliffe  
2000, September, Sunderland, U.K Workshop Defining the HCI research agenda Alistair Sutcliffe  
2000, June, 28-30,
Wolverhampton, U.K.
Working Conference HOIT 2000 Home oriented Information Technology David Benyon  
1999, August Edinburgh, U.K. Workshop UCD ’99, How to make user centred design usable Jan Gulliksen,
Ann Lantz,
Inger Boivie
How to make User Centred Design Usable – A
INTERACT ’99 workshop by Jan
Gulliksen, Inger Boivie & Ann
Lantz (2001)SIGCHI Bulletin
1998, Stuttgart, Germany Working Conference DUEMS ’98 Designing User Interfaces for Multimedia Systems Jürgen Ziegler Designing Effective and Usable Multimedia Systems Edited by Alistair Sutcliffe, Peter Johnson,
Jürgen Ziegler
1997, September, 13-15, Siena, Italy; Workshop (with IFIP 13.4) Case Study of Design Approaches to Interactive System Development Alistair Sutcliffe,Gilbert Cockton  
1997,Sydney, Australia Workshop Integrating Software Engineering and HCI David Benyon,Alistair Kilgour,
Bengt Sandblad
Steve Howard, Judy Hammond, Gitte Lindgaard (eds.) INTERACT ’97, Chapman & Hall, pp. 693-694, 1997.
1996, May, 8-10 Geneva, Switzerland Working Conference (with IFIP
DKISD : Domain Knowledge for Interactive System Design. Alistair Sutcliffe,Frans Van Assche,
David Benyon
Domain Knowledge for Interactive System Design.
Chapman-Hall: London.
1994, September 19-20, Loughborough, U.K Workshop (with IFIP 2.7) Methodology and Tools for User Interface Design Len Bass,Alistair Sutcliffe David Benyon and PhilippePalanque (eds.)Critical issues in User Interface Systems Engineering. Springer Verlag: London.
1994, Boston, U.S. Workshop alongside CHI ’94 Design Rationale Jack Carroll,
Allan MacLean,
Alistair Sutcliffe