IFIP Working Group 2.7/13.4 is delighted to announce the launch of the UI-Engineering Live Talks, a series of bi-monthly livestream webinars presented by a group member or invited expert. Group members will participate in the online meetings, while the livestream will be publicly available on YouTube.

The series kicked off in May 2023 and is available as a podcast on YouTube, containing recordings of past episodes and the link to the upcoming livestream. Two talks have so far been presented by WG 2.7/13.4 members. 

The first was given by Célia Martinie,  Associate Professor in Computer Science at the University of Toulouse III – Paul Sabatier (France). Entitled, “Considering modelling techniques in HCI engineering education”, it covered the advantages and the issues of using model-based techniques for teaching HCI engineering in academic courses, including strategies that can be envisioned to increase the involvement of students with modelling techniques. 

Jürgen Ziegler, senior full professor at the University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany), delivered the second talk, addressing “Design and engineering issues in conversational recommender systems”. He elaborated on the design and engineering issues for conversational recommender systems, starting from the interplay between written interaction GUI elements, the integration in search and filtering techniques, concluding with explanations and meta-intents for a fine-tuning the interaction on the particular user. 

The next talk in the series is expected in September. Davide Spano, associate professor at the University of Cagliari (Italy) and chair of IFIP WG 2.7/13.4, will present, “Easing XR Development for Novices and End Users”, where he will cover his latest work on tools and engineering solutions for supporting novice or end-user developers in creating or configuring XR environments. 

Stay tuned for the upcoming talks!