IFIP TC13 Open Symposium on HCI

New Zealand meeting

University of Waikato, Hamilton - February 18th, 2014  


This symposium is part of a series of open events organized by the technical committee (TC13) of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) on the field of Human-Computer Interaction. Similarly to previous editions, this open symposium occurs before the annual IFIP TC13 meetings which, in 2014, is going to be hosted by the University of Waikato in New Zealand. It is a great opportunity for researchers, students and industrialists to meet and discuss hot topics on HCI with the IFIP TC13 representatives.

This event is free of charges however, for logistic purposes, we kindly ask you to register your participantion here. Please use the field comments to your email and affiliation so that we can contact you in case of problems.

In case of problems contact the organizers for further information: Mark Apperley and/or Marco Winckler for further information.


Time ScheduleAgenda
09h00-09h20Opening session and Mihi Whakatau (Māori Welcome)
Keynote Session - Mark Apperley (session chair)
09h20-10h00Mark Billinghurst, 3Human Interface Technology Laboratory (HIT Lab NZ), University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
10h00-10h30Coffee break
Technical Session I - Judy Bowen (session chair)
10h30-11h00 Yoshifumi Kitamura, Tohoku University, Japan
11h00-11h30 Torkil Clemmensen, Dept. of IT Management, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
11h30-12h00 Tom Gross, University of Bamberg, Germany
12h00-12h30 John Karat, IBM Research, USA
12h30-13h30Lunch break
Technical Session II - Masood Masoodian (session chair)
13h30-14h00 Anirudha N Joshi, Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay, India
14h00-14h30 Judy Bowen and Steve Reeves, Department of Computer Science, University of Waikato, New Zealand
14h30-15h00 Janet Wesson, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa
Designing useful m-Health applications for Developing Countries


15h00-15h30Coffee break
Technical Session III - Te Taka Keegan (session chair)
15h30-16h00 Julio Abascal, Universidad del País Vasco, Spain
16h00-16h30 Paora Mato, Department of Computer Science, University of Waikato, New Zealand
16h30-17h00 Gerrit C. van der Veer, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
17h00-17h15Wrap up
17h15Retreat to the Opus Bar, University of Waikato Academy of Performing Arts
Open/Public Lecture - Bernhard Pfahringer, CoD Computer Science (session chair)
18h00 Jan Gulliksen, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Digital Champion of Sweden, IFIP TC13 Chair



The event will take place on the campus of the University of Waikato, which is in Hamilton, New Zealand on February 18th 2014. Hamilton is in the North Island, about 90 minutes by road south of Auckland, the nearest (and best connected) international airport.

The Venue for the Symposium will be Room SG.03 Please use the interactive campus map available at http://www.waikato.ac.nz/contacts/map/ to find your way in the campus. Entering S in the building search box shows you where to go.



Mark Apperley, University of Waikato, New Zealand

Marco Winckler, University Paul Sabatier, France

Last update: February 5th, 2013