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German Pre-CHI 2022

6-7 April 2022 at Ulm University

Inspired by the Scottish tradition of meeting researchers from all over Scotland shortly before going to CHI, 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. Additionally, it provides an excellent opportunity for younger researchers to get a taste of the quality of work presented at CHI and network with other peers, as well as senior researchers. Therefore, everyone from students to professors interested in HCI is welcome.

The event is taking place over two days and includes paper talks, poster/demo sessions, coffee breaks, lunch and lots of informal discussions. We are planning to have several paper sessions, in which young researchers will present their paper talks. After each presentation we will have a discussion session, which will include the "usual" CHI discussion, but also comments and suggestions on presentation style, slides, etc. in order to optimally prepare you for a (potential) in-person presentation at CHI. There will also be an informal session where late-breaking works and demos can be presented and discussed.


We are happy to be able to organize the German Pre-CHI 2022 as an onsite event.

The German Pre-CHI 2022 will be located in building O28 at Ulm University (Google Maps, PDF, Campus Navigator).  We suggest to use public transport to drive to the venue. You should leave the tram or bus at Universität Süd, Ulm.


Day 1 (April 06)

09:00-10:00 Registration & Setting up Poster and Demos
10:00-10:15 Welcome & House Keeping
10:15-12:00 Voice, Emotions and Social Aspects (Session Chair: Mark Colley)

12:00-13:00 Lunch (Food vouchers are valid for "Mensa" and "Burger Bar")
13:00-14:30 Augmentation and Interaction in the Wild (Session Chair: Anke Huckauf)

14:30-15:00 Coffee Break
15:00-16:30 Virtual Reality (Session Chair: Patrizia Di Campli San Vito)

16:30-19:30 Demos & Posters & Pizza & Drinks

    Poster (Poster Chairs: Evgeny Stemasov, Tobias Drey):

    Demos (Demo Chairs: Tobias Drey, Evgeny Stemasov):

    Demo Area (opposite H22):

    HCI Lab (guided tours at 17:00 and 18:00, starting at entrace of H22):

    VisCom Lab (guided tours at 17:30 and 18:30, starting at entrace of H22):

19:30 Heading to town (Kelly's Irish Pub Ulm)

Day 2 (April 07)

09:00 - 10:45 Novel and Challenging Displays and Interactions (Session Chair: Andrii Matviienko)

10:45 - 11:15 Coffee Break

11:15 - 13:00 Haptics and Personal Fabrication (Session Chair: Markus Funk) & Closing

13:00 - 13:45 Lunch (Food vouchers are valid for "Mensa" and "Burger Bar")


Ulm offers a large variety of hotels. We suggest the following ones (prices are for one person for one night):


Please register here.

Participation is free of charge. However, travel and accommodation costs are self-paid.

Current Covid-19 Measures

The German Pre-CHI 2022 event will follow the Covid-19 Measures of Ulm University and we will have many measurements in place to make our event safe:

  • We urge participants to test themselves before taking part in the German Pre-CHI 2022 (e.g. by means of a rapid antigen test).
  • We strongly encourage participants to test themselves in the morning of the second day. Some rapid antigen tests are available for free at the registration desk.
  • We suggest that only persons who fulfil the 2G requirement (recovered or vaccinated) attend the German Pre-CHI 2022.
  • We ask you to wear an FFP2 mask or a medical mask to protect yourself and others from infection.
  • The established hygiene measures and distance rules should continue to be observed.
  • Persons with symptoms similar to COVID or who are in quarantine are not allowed to enter the university.


Local Arrangements Chair: Sigrid Duschek

Registration Chairs: Annika Stampf and Jana Funke and Mark Colley

Poster and Demo Chairs: Evgeny Stemasov and Tobias Drey

Technical Assistance Chairs: Ali Askari, Jan Henry Belz, Luca Maxim Meinhart, Pascal Jansen, Tobias Wagner

Social Media Chair: Jan Ole Rixen

Social Event Chair: Mark Colley

General Chair: Enrico Rukzio


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