Call for Papers

UCAI ’20: Workshop on User-Centered Artificial Intelligence

Magdeburg, Germany, 9th September 2020

Call for Papers

The proliferation of AI-based techniques poses a range of new challenges for the design and engineering of interactive and adaptive systems since they tend to act as black boxes and do not offer the user sufficient transparency, control, and interaction opportunities, which are considered major goals of user-centered design in the HCI field. The 1st Workshop on User-Centered Artificial Intelligence (UCAI ’20), held in conjunction with the 2020 Mensch und Computer conference, aims at sharing and discussing recent developments at the intersection of HCI and AI, and at exploring novel methodological, technical, and interaction approaches. The full-day workshop will feature oral or poster presentations of accepted full and position papers, respectively, and is intended to encourage discussion, networking, and especially the development of a research agenda on future work.

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: June 5th, 2020 June 19th, 2020 
  • Notification: July 3rd, 2020 July 6th, 2020
  • Camera-ready deadline: July 10th, 2020


  • Mirjam Augstein, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Austria
  • Daniel Buschek, University of Bayreuth, Germany
  • Eelco Herder, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • Benedikt Loepp, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  • Enes Yigitbas, University of Paderborn, Germany
  • Jürgen Ziegler, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Program Committee

  • Mirjam Augstein
  • Christian Bauckhage
  • Daniel Buschek
  • Jörg Cassens
  • Eelco Herder
  • Andreas Holzinger
  • Benedikt Loepp
  • Christin Seifert
  • Nava Tintarev
  • Enes Yigitbas
  • Jürgen Ziegler


We solicit submission of position papers of 2 pages and full papers of 4-6 pages in length (excluding references). Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • transparent and explainable AI-based systems
  • personalization, recommendation and adaptation
  • UI paradigms for interacting with intelligent algorithms
  • presentation and interaction design
  • user control of intelligent algorithms
  • mixed-initiative interaction 
  • user-centric evaluation of AI-based systems
  • ethical and legal aspects of AI-based systems

Papers should be prepared according to the ACM SIGCHI format used by the main conference and submitted in either German or English language via ConfTool. All submissions will be (single-blind) peer-reviewed by at least two committee members. For accepted papers, at least one author must attend the workshop to present the work. Accepted papers will be included in the Mensch und Computer Workshop Proceedings accessible through the GI digital library. Furthermore, we will invite authors of accepted full papers to prepare extended versions for publication in a special issue of i-com – Journal of Interactive Media