The German HCI

About Us

The German research community in the area of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) is highly lively and manifold. The German HCI provides a platform for the fascinating research, the aspirating labs, and the exciting events of this community. Our roots lie in the organization of the German HCI events at the ACM CHI conference, where we invite attendees to join us for discussing and exchanging the latest of HCI research in relaxed atmosphere. In addition, we also started to support further community events within the German HCI community.

If you have questions, comments, or want to join us, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Spotlight

During CHI 2021, we will host a virtual German HCI Space on Gather. Within this space, you can visit the German community and casually meet and chat.
Also, the virtual German HCI party will take place there on Wednesday, May 12, 8pm CEST.

German HCI @ CHI

Under the German HCI flag, over 30 research labs teamed up to promote together their institutions and research at the annual ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, the premier venue in the field of Human-Computer Interaction. Since 2017, we have been organizing a networking event together during CHI —also known as the German HCI event— in order to boost the visibility of our community. Over the years, this event grown to become the largest of its kind at CHI, with almost 1.000 guests.

2021 Edition – Yokohama (Virtual)

The 2021 CHI will be an all-virtual conference, for which we will continue our tradition of the German HCI. Similar to the 2020 edition, we will curate this years publications from the German labs and host a virtual space to meet and chat! As a special highlight, we will also host a virtual German HCI part on Wednesday, May 12, 8pm CEST!

A list of all previous editions shows all our events since 2017.

Community Events

The German HCI community also organizes many different events, fostering the exchange about novel ideas and concepts and extending the outreach of Human-Computer Interaction.

2020 Virtual German CHI Week

As the 2020 edition of the CHI conference had to be cancelled on short notice, we decided to organize the 2020 Virtual German CHI Week. Running from May 25 to 29, the event featured over 100 short talks and live discussions of German CHI papers. Read more.

German Pre-CHI Event

Inspired by the Scottish tradition of meeting researchers from all over Scotland shortly before going to CHI, in 2019 this tradition was brought by Offis (Oldenburg) to Germany to bring the German HCI community and friends closer together. The idea of the German Pre-CHI Event is to provide an opportunity for researchers from Germany to present their accepted CHI papers and discuss them in a smaller circle. Read more.