Who we are

The HCI Sorbonne group exists since October 2016. We are a young, dynamic group of people working on human computer interaction (HCI) problems within the multidisciplinary Interaction team of the Institute for Intelligent Systems and Robotics (ISIR) which is part of the Sorbonne Université and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS).

HCI is a multidisciplinary research field at the intersection between computer science, psychology, design, and engineering. Being embedded in a larger multidisciplinary lab puts us in a favorable position to collaborate in areas relevant to HCI such as smart workspaces or interactive robotics.

What we do

The goal of the HCI group is to understand how people perceive and interact with information and technologies and how to augment these technologies to increase users’ expertise or to generally support their cognition. For more information, see our research page.

Upcoming Events


The 10th ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems takes place at UPMC

EICS 2018 is the tenth international conference devoted to engineering usable and effective interactive computing systems. The event is co-organized by Yvonne Jansen (CNRS/UPMC, technical program chair) together with Emmanuel Pietriga (Inria, general chair) and Kris Luyten (Hasselt University, general co-chair).

Previous Events


Guest Talk: Rebecca Kleinberger from MIT Media Lab

When: Dec 20th, 2017, 11:00AM Where: ISIR Lab, Room H20 Title: Vocal explorations in HCI Abstract: In my work at the...
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Guest Talk: Gonçalo Lopes From UCL / NeuroGears

When: Dec 13th, 2017, 11:00AM Where: UPMC, towers 65/66 - room 304 (3rd floor) Title: "What Neuroscience taught me about Robotics"...
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See our summer internships
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UEIS 2017: New Trends in User Expertise and Interactive Systems

UEIS 2017 is the first International Symposium on User Expertise and Interactive Systems. UEIS is a place where researchers and practitioners from Human-Computer Interaction, Cognitive...
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2 papers at IHM 2017

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Guest Talk: Ignacio Avellino from ExSitu, Inria Saclay

Title: Remote collaboration across large interactive spaces Where: ISIR Lab, Room H20 When: June 14, 10:00AM Abstract: In my thesis,...
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Pedagogy & Physicalization – Workshop at DIS’17

Designing Learning Activities around Physical Data Representations The workshop is organized by Trevor Hogan, Uta Hinrichs, Yvonne Jansen, Samuel Huron,...
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Guest Talk: Justin Mathew from INRIA

Title: Interaction techniques for 3D audio production and mixing Where: ISIR Lab, Room H20 When: May 31, 4:00PM Abstract: There...
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Journée Interaction Homme-Machine et Intelligence Artificielle

L'Association Française pour l'Intelligence Artificielle (AFIA) et l'Association Francophone d'Interaction Homme-Machine (AFIHM) avec le soutien du Labex SMART organisent la...
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Colloquium of computer Science of UPMC Sorbonne Universités

Michel Beaudouin-Lafon (Université Paris-Sud - LRI) is the next invited speaker of the colloquium in computer science of UPMC Sorbonne...
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SAHMI project proposal accepted

Following the January 2017 call for collaborative projects within the SMART labex, our proposal for SAHMI – Situated Analysis of Human-Machine Interaction...
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Guest Talk: Paul Strohmeier from University of Copenhagen

Title: Coupling Motion and Perception for Haptic Interfaces Where: Room H20, ISIR, UPMC When: January 17, 2017, 11:00AM Paul is...
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3 papers, 1 LBW, 1 demo, 1 T-Shirt Design Contest at ACM CHI 2017

Emeline Brule is the winner of the T-Shirt Design Contest IconHK: Using Toolbar buttons Icons to Communicate Keyboard Shortcuts with...
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Article accepted to ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR)

Visual Menu Techniques by Gilles Bailly, Eric Lecolinet and Laurence Nigay.
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Two journal articles presented at IEEE VIS

Embedded Data Representations by Wesley Willett, Yvonne Jansen, and Pierre Dragicevic Investigating the Use of a Dynamic Physical Bar Chart for...
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