International Symposium on Human-Computer Interaction


 Hybrid (Tohoku University & Zoom Webinar)

February 17 (Fri)-18 (Sat), 2023

organized by

Japan ACM SIGCHI Chapter

supported by

Research Institute of Electrical Communication

Tohoku University

For better quality of life of people in a world where advanced information technologies are permeated, human-technology and human-computer interaction are becoming more and more important. The ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems is the premier international conference on Human-Computer Interaction, providing a place bring researchers and practitioners together from around the world to discuss the latest topics in this field. It has been held annually mainly in North America and Europe since 1982, but CHI 2021 was planned to be held in Japan for the first time last May. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we were forced to hold the event online, but it turned out to be a great success with over 5000 participants. CHI 2023 will be held in Hamburg, Germany, offering both in-person and online virtual options.  

Since FY 2020, Japan ACM SIGCHI Chapter Awards identify and honor leaders in the field of human-computer interaction. The awards in two categories are: 

This symposium invites internationally active leaders in SIGCHI to introduce their latest information. Also, the third Japan ACM SIGCHI Chapter Award ceremony and award talks are taking place in this symposium. It is expected to provide an opportunity to think about and discuss the future of HCI together.


ヒューマン・コンピュータ・インタラクションまたは人と情報システムの相互作用と呼ばれる分野で最大かつ最も権威があるトップコンファレンスとして,ACM SIGCHI が主催する国際会議CHIがあります.この会議は2021年5月には初めて日本で開催される予定で準備が進められて来ました.コロナ禍の開催となったCHI 2021は,世界の感染状況,および,アクセシビリティ,時差,そして公平性等を考慮して,フル・オンラインでの開催になりましたが,5000人を越える方々のご参加を得て成功を収めました.CHI 2023 は,ドイツのハンブルグでハイブリッド(現地+オンライン)形式で開催される予定です.

さて,Japan ACM SIGCHI Chapter では,この分野の学問・技術分野の発展を図る目的で,2020年度から次の2つの賞が創設されました.


本シンポジウムでは,SIGCHI Executive Committee (EC) や近い将来のCHI のGeneral Chair,Technical Program Chairなどから最新情報をご紹介いただきます.また,第3回のJapan ACM SIGCHI Chapter Awardの授賞式と受賞講演会を開催いたします.これらを通して,人と情報システムの相互作用やHuman Computer Interactionと呼ばれる分野の未来を,皆様と一緒に考えるきっかけになればと思います. 

Venue: Hybrid format / ハイブリッド形式で開催します

Organized by:

Japan ACM SIGCHI Chapter

Supported by:

Research Institute of Electrical Communication, Tohoku University / 東北大学 電気通信研究所

Registration: free to participate / 参加費無料 

Please register here / 参加登録をお願いします 

Note: All programs will be presented on Japan Standard Time /GMT+9. 


1st Day  --  Friday, February 17 

13:30 Registration 

14:00 Opening 

Yoshifumi Kitamura

14:05-15:45 -- Session 1

Chair: Daisuke Sakamoto (Hokkaido University)

Ellen Do

Fun with Creative Technology and Design  

Everyone can be creative because everyone has the ability to make things. Human beings are wonderfully intricate pieces of machinery. In the effort to understand human intelligence and creativity (cognition), or how people design everything (from their meals to furniture, house, or software programs), we build models and machines (physical, digital, and interactive) to attempt to explain and simulate, or to explore the boundaries of these ideas that are inside black boxes.  In this talk, Ellen will introduce projects from ACME Lab at the ATLAS Institute, an interdisciplinary institute for radical creativity and invention. 

Professor Ellen Yi-Luen Do (ATLAS Institute & Computer Science) invents at the intersections of people, design and technology. She works on computational tools for design, especially sketching, creativity and design cognition, including creativity support tools and design studies, tangible and embedded interaction and, most recently, computing for health and wellness. She holds a PhD in Design Computing from Georgia Institute of Technology, a Master of Design Studies from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a bachelor's degree from National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan. She has served on the faculties of University of Washington, Carnegie Mellon and Georgia Tech, and co-director of the Keio-NUS CUTE Center in Singapore before joining CU Boulder. 

Benjamin Watson

Current research at the Visual Experience Lab  

Kumiyo Nakakoji

Interaction as Interference between a Physical World and a Digital World 

Kumiyo Nakakoji is Professor at Department of Media Architecture, Future University Hakodate, Japan, and Chair of ACM SIGCHI Chapter Japan. She held positions at Software Research Associates Inc., Japan, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST), University of Tokyo, Japan, and Design School at Kyoto University before moving to Hakodate. She has served as chairs, editors, and members for numerous research committees, journals, conferences, and government funding agencies, in the fields of Human-Computer Interaction, Software Engineering, and Design and Creativity Support. She was awarded the Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award from College of Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, in 2006. Her current research interests include: knowledge interaction design for creative knowledge work, visual data engagement and experience platform, designing inspirational experience, and design provenance for collective creativity. 

Simo Hosio

Crowdsourcing for Digital Health  

15:45-16:05  Coffee/Tea Break

16:05-17:20 -- Session 2

Chair: Naomi Yamashita (NTT) and Koji Yatani (The University of Tokyo

Yoshifumi Kitamura

Future of Our Research Community

People's values in life are changing drastically. The way we conduct our research and the way we hold academic conferences are also changing along with these changes. In such a situation, CHI, the premier international conference that is important to us, is held every year through a process of trial and error. What will happen to them in the future? I would like to exchange views with you about the future of our research community.

Yoshifumi Kitamura is Deputy Director and Professor at Research Institute of Electrical Communication, Tohoku University. His research interests include interactive content design, human computer interactions,3D user interfaces, virtual reality, and related fields. He is active in academic and professional communities, and serves in positions such as Japan Liaison for IFIP TC-13, the Liaison for Japan and Chair of ACM SIGCHI Asian Development Committee (2015-2021), Chair of Japan ACM SIGCHI Chapter (2016-2021), Steering Committee Chair of ACM VRST, SIGGRAPH Asia 2015 Conference Chair, and ACM CHI 2021 General Chair.

Xianghua (Sharon) Ding

Closing the "Care Gap": Understanding Peer-support for Mental Health 

Dr. Xianghua (Sharon) Ding is a Senior Lecturer in Healthcare Technologies in the School of Computer Science at the University of Glasgow. Before moving to Glasgow, she was an Associate Professor at Fudan University, Shanghai, China. She received her Ph.D. from University of California, Irvine, USA in 2010. She is interested in social-technical approaches to empower people to manage their health in daily lives, with particular interest in intelligent health sensing and collaborative technologies for healthcare beyond medical settings,  everyday healthy living and mental wellbeing.  

Vanessa Evers

Deploying Robots for Society: An overview from 2005 to now 

In futurist research, we envision new robotic possibilities and think through the consequences of these (im)possible innovations for people and their impact on society. In imagining a future symbiotic society with robots and people and in developing Social AI and Social robotics solutions, we have been imagining what future robotic services may look like, how to innovate technologically to make the solution come true and study the social and societal consequences. In this presentation I will discuss projects in which we created robotic technology; explain how we went about designing integrated AI driven robots that were envisioned to operate in everyday environments and how we studied the impact of these controversial technologies on people’s lives. Also, there will be a lot of interesting videos to watch as we learned to make robots for people through trial and error. 

Vanessa Evers is a full professor and Chair of Human Media Interaction at the computer science department of the University of Twente in the Netherlands. She is also founder and scientific director of the DesignLab at the University of Twente.

Vanessa Evers is a visiting professor of Computer Science at Nanyang technological University in Singapore and was the founding Director of the Institute for Science and Technology for Humanity (2019-2022).

She received an M.SC. in Information Systems from the University of Amsterdam, and a Ph. D. in Educational Technology from the Open University, UK. During her Master studies, she spent two years at the Institute of Management Information Studies of the University of New South Wales, Sydney.

17:20-17:50 Lab Tour 

18:30-  Reception

2nd Day  --  Saturday, February 18 

10:00-11:30 Japan ACM SIGCHI Chapter Award Ceremony and Award Talks

Chair: Hideaki Kuzuoka  (The University of Tokyo)

Award Ceremony 

Award Talk: 

Award Talk: 

11:30 Closing

Kumiyo Nakakoji