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.

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.

2022 Edition – New Orleans

The 2022 CHI will be a hybrid conference, for which we will continue our tradition of the German HCI. Similar to the previous editions, we will curate this years publications from the German labs. Additionally, we provide a schedule for all talks! Feel free to catch up in our space.

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What is a good life in academia? Join us on December 12 2022 at 4pm CET to chat about what is important to YOU! Live, free, and without registration. #hci #phd #academia #research #worklifebalance @unioldenburg @geri_fitz @ChangeAcadLife

Final paper this week at @vrst2022 – Dennis Dietz and Carl Oechsner presenting "Walk This Beam" balance assistance strategies and height exposure in VR #VRST2022 Co-authors: @ouchangkun, @francescochios3, @FabioSarto3, @mayersn1802, Andreas Butz DOI:

📣Reminder: We are inviting nominations for the 2023 #SIGCHI Awards. Submit nominations by December 5 at

I am looking for two PhD students to work with me at KIT (Karlsruhe, Germany) on topics related to accessibility, technology, and self-determination. Fully funded positions for four years (TV-L 13).

@DuniFi91 will present our Re-locations paper at #iss2022!

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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.