• The aim of IFIP Working Group 2.7 / 13.4 is to investigate the nature, concepts and construction of interactive systems.

    Advancing the state of the art in user interface engineering and science through meetings and collaborations between researchers who are experts in the system and user aspects of the engineering design of interactive systems.

    Engineering emphasizes the application of scientific knowledge and rigorous structured design methods to predictably and reliably improve the consistency, usability, scalability, economy and dependability of practical problem solutions.

    In HCI, engineering approaches are broad, they include:

    Systematic, scientifically grounded methods and processes for interactive system design and evaluation that will enable more rapid; consistent and reliable development of new interactive systems;
    Methods, languages, processes, and tools that embody scientific knowledge to improve interactive systems;
    New software and hardware architecture and technologies that enable effective solutions to design problems;
    Studying the performance and behaviour of existing interactive systems.
    An example is given by model-based approaches for supporting design or evaluation, which aim to help designers and developers by highlighting the key aspects of interest.

    Various types of models can be relevant: user, task, interaction, user interfaces, context … 


  • increase understanding of the development of user interfaces based on knowledge of system and user behaviour;
  • provide a framework for reasoning about interactive systems;
  • provide an engineering model for the development of user interfaces. 

Position Member & Affiliation
Chair José Creissac Campos
Departamento de Informática, Escola de Engenharia, Universidade do Minho
Campus de Gualtar, 4710-057 Braga,
Vice Chair Gaëlle CALVARY
Laboratoire d’Informatique de Grenoble
Campus de Grenoble Bâtiment B
385 Rue de la Bibliothèque BP 53
FR-38041 GRENOBLE Cedex 9France
Secretary Judy Bowen
Department of Computer Science
The University of Waikato
Hamilton 3240
New Zealand
Member Len Bass
SEI, Carnegie Mellon University
Member Judy Bowen
University of Waikato, New Zealand
Member José Creissac Campos
University of Minho
Member Stéphane Chatty
Member Joëlle Coutaz
Grenoble Informatics Laboratory, University of Grenoble France
Member Anke Dittmar
University of Rostock
Member Alan Dix
Computational Foundry
Swansea University
United Kingdom
Member Gavin Doherty
Virginia Tech
Member Emmanuel Dubois
Université Paul Sabatier
Member Sophie Dupuy-Chessa
Grenoble Informatics Laboratory, University of Grenoble France
Member Peter Forbrig
Rostock, Germany
Member T.C. Nicholas Graham
School of Computing, Queen’s University
Member Morten Borup Harning
Member Rick Kazman
SEI, Carnegie Mellon University
Member Luyten Kris
Expertise Centre for Digital Media
Hasselt University
Member Laurence Nigay
Grenoble Informatics Laboratory, University of Grenoble France
Member Philippe Palanque
CENA & Université de Toulouse 3
Member Fabio Paternò
Member Kevin A. Schneider
University of Saskatchewan
Member Helmut Stiegler
STI Consulting
Member Harold Thimbleby
FIT Lab, Swansea University
United Kingdom
Member Claus Unger
University of Hagen
Member Gerrit van der Veer
Open Universiteit Nederland
Member Marco Winckler
Université Paul Sabatier
Member Jürgen Ziegler
University of Duisburg-Essen

Time and Place Meeting Type Title Organiser Related Publication
June 21-24, 2022, Sophia Antipolis, France Working Conference EICS 2022 Marco Winckler  
August 31st, 2021, Bari, Italy Workshop HCI-E^2, joint WG 13.4 and WG 13.1 workshop, collocated with INTERACT 2021 Konrad Baumann, José C. Campos, Alan Dix, Laurence Nigay, Philippe Palanque, Jean Vanderdonckt, Gerrit van der Veer, Benjamin Weyers. (to be published in the post-proceedings of INTERACT 2021)
June 23-26, 2020
Sophia Antipolis, France
Working Conference (meeting cancelled due to covid-19 pandemic). Accepted contributions published in 2020 and authors invited to present the work in the 2021 edition. EICS 2020 Marco Winckler(General Chairs)
Jean Vanderdonckt and Judy Bowen (Technical Programme Chairs)
Contributions appear in PACM Volume 4, Issue EICS and in the Companion Proceedings od EICS at ACM DL.
June 18-21, 2019
Valencia, Spain
Working Conference EICS 2019 Ignacio Panach Navarrete, Oscar Pastor, and Jean Vanderdonckt (General Chairs)
Víctor Manuel López Jaquero and Radu-Daniel Vatavu (Full Papers Chairs)
Proceedings are published as part of the EICS PACMHCI Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interactions
June 19-22, 2018
Paris, France
Working Conference EICS 2018 Kris Luyten and Emmanuel Pietriga (General Chairs)
Yvonne Jansen (Technical Program Chair)
Proceedings are published as part of the EICS PACMHCI Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interactions
June 26-29, 2017
Lisbon, Portugal
Working Conference EICS 2017 José Creissac Campos and Nuno Nunes (General Chairs)
Pedro Campos (Technical Program Chair)
Proceedings are published as part of the EICS PACMHCI Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interactions
December 9-10, 2016
Copenhagen, Denmark
June 21-24, 2016
Brussels, Belgium
Working Conference EICS 2016    
December 18-19, 2015
Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
June 23-26, 2015
Duisburg, Germany
Working Conference EICS 2015    
December 18-19, 2014
Toulouse, France
June 17-20, 2014
Rome, Italy
Working Conference EICS 2014    
June 24 – 27, 2013
London, United Kingdom
Working Conference EICS 2013    
December 2012
Paris, France
June 25-28, 2012
Copenhagen, Denmark
Working Conference EICS 2012    
December 2011
New York, USA
June 13-16, 2011
Pisa, Italy
Working Conference EICS 2011    
January 2011
Grenoble, France
June 19-23, 2010
Berlin, Germany
Working Conference EICS 2010    
December 2009
London, United Kingdom
July 14-17, 2009
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Working Conference EICS 2009    
December 2008
Paris, France
December 2008
Paris, France
November 2007
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Salamanca, Spain
Working Conference EIS 2007