We are very pleased to inform you that the second event of the series HCI Challenges in Human Movement Analysis has been accepted as a one-day workshop to be held with ACM AVI 2020 International Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces (Island of Ischia, Italy).

Join us on Monday 8th June 2020, in person or online, to share experiences, discuss the challenges and foster user experiences on  “Visual user interfaces for human motion”.

We invite users as well as designers, practitioners and researchers of systems having human-movement as input for interaction to discuss methods, design and evaluation to improve end-user engagement.

Participation is open, and participants are encouraged to submit position papers.

  • Workshop paper dues: March 23rd, 2020 (Call for participation)
  • Workshop paper acceptance notice: April 13, 2020
  • Workshop paper camera-ready: April 27, 2020
  • Workshop day: June 8, 2020

Remote attendance

If you would like to participate but face travel restrictions, contact us for more information on remote participation: remote@hcihumanmovement.org

Expected outcomes

After a successful first edition at INTERACT 2019, we are elaborating future events and publications. If you would like to get involved, do not hesitate to contact us by email papers@hcihumanmovement.org

Call For Participation 2019

Submission of Position Papers


Participants are invited to submit a position paper with an emphasis on technology and how it is used in human movement analysis.

We expect the position papers to engage with the workshop by considering the following main topics:

  • Machine processing of human movement (e.g. data collection, treatment, recognition, interpretation, validation…)
  • Human factors of human movement analysis and HCI (e.g. postures, movements, displacements, limitations, motor-skills…)


The position papers may present applications, case studies, design or evaluation methods specifying the following aspects:

  • Which technologies or input device(s) are used?
  • What body part(s) are captured and how?
  • Which data?
  • Which processing?
  • Which outputs for which goals/tasks?
  • What are the original aspects and open challenges?

The position papers should be up to 2 pages (aprox. 1200 words), excluding references (self-references are also welcome). No specific format is required at this stage. 

Important dates

  • Deadlines for submission of position paper
    • First round (extended): 06/05/2019 13/05/2019
    • Second round (updated): 03/06/2019 01/06/2019 
  • Notifications:
    • Early acceptance: 21/05/2019
    • Late acceptance: 17/06/2019
  • Additional information from accepted participants: 01/07/2019
  • One-day workshop: 02/09/2019


Please email your submission before 01/06/2019 23:59 UT (last call) following the instructions below:

  • Submission to: papers@hcihumanmovement.org
  • Subject: “Workshop HCI Human Movement – Interact 2019”
  • Include authors names, affiliations and contact information
  • Attached file: doc, docx, or pdf
  • Additional links or illustrations are welcome.

At least one author of an accepted submission is required to attend the workshop.

Accepted participants may be invited to provide additional information in order to help the organisers to prepare the workshop activities and post-workshop publications.

Accepted papers will be published in the adjunct conference proceedings and available at the workshop website. Authors of accepted papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their work for a book proposal (more information).

Participation without position paper

It is also possible to attend the workshop without position papers. In this case, please send an email to papers@hcihumanmovement.org with a paragraph about your experience in the field, how you think you can contribute to the discussion and what would you expect from the workshop. This step is necessary to facilitate the organization of the workshop.

Criteria of selection

The selection process will ensure high-quality contributions from a range of different perspectives according to the following criteria:

  • Relevance
  • Originality
  • Contribution to the workshop discussion
  • Practical use

Participants selected in the First round will be prioritised.

Workshop Proposal

An extract of the accepted workshop proposal is available here: download pdf file

Programme 2019

The 1st International Workshop on HCI Challenges in Human Movement Analysis will take place preceding the INTERACT 2019 Conference (Paphos, Cyprus).

Date: 2nd September 2019
Time: 9 am – 4.30 pm
Location: Coral Beach Hotel & Resort, Paphos, Cyprus
More details about the venue at the main conference website.
The registration is now open at the conference website.

Pre-workshop plan

Participants are invited to submit a paper with an emphasis on technology and how it is used in human movement recognition. We ask participants to submit papers following the instructions presented in the call for participation, which also includes the evaluation criteria. Position papers will be reviewed by at least two organisers.

Prior to the workshop, authors of accepted position papers will be invited to provide a short biography to be

  • complete or confirm the information of an identity card summarizing their contribution to the workshop activities

Workshop structure

The activities for the one-day workshop are planned as follows:

  1. Introduction (20 min)
    • A brief presentation of the structure and goals of the workshop
  2. Short presentation from participants (3 min/paper, 1h 40min) highlighting:
    • The main purposes and application of their current work
    • The challenges they face in terms of machine processing
    • The challenges they face as regards human movements
  3. Group activity 1 (1h30min)
    • In this session, participants will be divided into groups to brainstorm the main difficulties they face in terms of
      • technical limitations (i.e. physical, material, noise, source of errors, etc.)
      • technical specifications (accuracy, ergonomics, feedback, etc.)
  4. Group activity 2 (1h30min)
    • Define key challenges and priorities to be overcome in machine processing to allow better assessment of human movement.
    • List the requirements for accuracy and validation according to the different applications and human factors
  5. Wrap-up session (1 hour)
    • Summarize the main outcomes of the workshop:
      • Define topics for a second workshop
      • Establish a working plan for publications and other perspectives
      • Define concrete goals and an agenda of future activities

Post-workshop plan

At the conference

Organisers will create a poster from the accepted position papers. Additionally, as a report to the conference, organisers will generate a map or table showing existing applications and areas to be further explored.

After the conference

We expect the results of the workshop will evolve into a white paper, as a handbook with good practices helping people to understand the potential of Human Movement Analysis for improving HCI. Authors of accepted papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their work for a book proposal covering this workshop theme, to appear for example in the HCI series of Springer (extenal link) or SpringerBrief  (external link) in Human-Computer Interaction.


Lilian Genaro Motti Ader

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Career-FIT Fellow post-doctoral researcher
School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sport Science
CeADAR – Centre for Applied Data Analytics
University College Dublin, Ireland
Website – Contact: lilian.mottiader@ucd.ie

Benoît Bossavit

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Career-FIT Fellow post-doctoral researcher
KDEG Group
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Website – Contact: bossavib@scss.tcd.ie

Katerina El Raheb

ATHENA, Dept. of Informatics
University of Athens, Athens, Greece

Mathieu Raynal

Assistant Professor
ELIPSE team – IRIT Lab
University of Toulouse, France

Karine Lan Hing Ting

ActivAgeing Living Lab
Troyes University of Technology, France

Nadine Vigouroux

ELIPSE team – IRIT Lab
University of Toulouse, France

Pourang P. Irani

Dept. of Computer Science
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

Brian Caulfield

Full Professor and Dean of Physiotherapy
University College Dublin, Ireland
Insight Centre for Data Analytics

Jean Vanderdonckt

Full Professor in Information Systems
Louvain School of Management
Louvain Interaction Lab

Click here to have more information about the organisers.

Click here for some references in the scope of the workshop.

Participants 2019

List of the accepted participants:

Brenda E. Olivas Padilla
Alina Glushkova
Sotiris Manitsaris
Robert Caunter
Xiangyan Gao
Bryny Patchet
William Bill Rogers
Mohamed Adjel
Denis Mottet
Antoine Seilles
Katerina El Raheb
Marina Stergiou
Akrivi Katifori
Yannis Ioannidis


Participation without position paper

We recently opened the participation to the other attendants of the conference. If you would like to attend the workshop, we would kindly ask you to contact us (papers@hcihumanmovement.org) with a paragraph about your experience in the field, how you think you can contribute to the discussion and what would you expect from the workshop. Thank you.