Call for Papers

UCAI ’22: Workshop on User-Centered Artificial Intelligence

Darmstadt, Germany, 4th September 2022

Call for Papers

The proliferation of AI-based techniques poses a range of new challenges for the design and engineering of intelligent 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 3rd Workshop on User-Centered Artificial Intelligence (UCAI ‘22), held in conjunction with the 2022 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 and poster presentations of accepted late-breaking results and full papers, as well as demonstrations of innovative tools and prototypes, and is intended to encourage discussion, networking, and advancing the research agenda in this emerging field of human-centered artificial intelligence.

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: June 8th, 2022 June 15th, 2022
  • Notification: July 1st, 2022 July 12th, 2022
  • Camera-ready deadline: July 8th, 2022 July 22th, 2022


  • Daniel Buschek, University of Bayreuth, Germany
  • Hanna Hauptmann, Utrecht University, Netherlands
  • Hendrik Heuer, University of Bremen, Germany
  • Benedikt Loepp, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  • Andreas Riener, Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt, Germany
  • Enes Yigitbas, Paderborn University, Germany


We solicit submissions in the following categories:

  • Full papers (4-6 pages, excl. references), describing original, complete research.
  • Late-breaking results papers (2-4 pages, excl. references), describing preliminary research findings and exciting new work that is not yet mature enough for a full paper.
  • Demo papers (1-2 pages, excl. references), describing innovative tools, prototypes, or implemented techniques to be presented at the workshop.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Transparent and explainable AI-based systems
  • Personalization, recommendation, and adaptation
  • User interface paradigms for interacting with intelligent algorithms
  • Presentation and interaction design for AI-based systems
  • User control of intelligent algorithms
  • Mixed-initiative interaction 
  • User-centric evaluation of AI-based systems
  • Techniques to audit AI-based systems
  • Ethical and legal aspects of AI-based systems
  • Folk theories and user beliefs about AI-based systems

Papers should be prepared according to the ACM template used by the main conference, but in the two-column format, and submitted in either German or English language via ConfTool. All submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least two committee members (single-blind, i.e. anonymization is not required). For accepted papers, at least one author must attend the workshop to present the work (virtual participation will be possible in case of travel restrictions). Accepted papers will be published in the Mensch und Computer Workshop Proceedings as open access publications available through the GI digital library.