Call for Papers

UCAI ’23: Workshop on User-Centered Artificial Intelligence

Rapperswil, Switzerland, 3rd September 2023

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 4th Workshop on User-Centered Artificial Intelligence (UCAI ‘23), held in conjunction with the 2023 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 half-day workshop will focus on knowledge exchange, networking, and discussion, for which the accepted papers will serve as a point of departure, being presented orally or in a poster.

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: June 16th, 2023 June 23rd, 2023 
  • Notification: July 3rd, 2023 July 5th, 2023
  • Camera-ready deadline: July 20th, 2023


  • Daniel Buschek, University of Bayreuth, Germany
  • Hanna Hauptmann, Utrecht University, Netherlands
  • Hendrik Heuer, University of Bremen, Germany
  • Julian Frommel, Utrecht University, Netherlands
  • Benedikt Loepp, University of Koblenz, Germany


We solicit submissions in the following category:

  • Position papers of 2 pages in length (two-column format, excluding references) describing preliminary research findings or already published contributions, lessons learned, demos of current or visions of future user-centered AI-based systems, and broader research agendas of individuals and collectives.

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 for AI-based systems
  • User control of intelligent algorithms
  • Mixed-initiative interaction
  • User-centric evaluation of AI-based systems
  • Ethical and legal aspects of AI-based systems
  • Folk theories and user beliefs about AI-based systems
  • Techniques to audit AI-based systems
  • Hybrid intelligence systems
  • Effects of generative AI models on research, practice, and education
  • Application of AI-based systems to predict human states and behaviors

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 (single-blind, i.e. anonymization is not required). The organization committee will decide about the acceptance based on the relevance of the papers for the workshop. For accepted papers, at least one author must attend the workshop to present the work. Accepted papers will be published in the Mensch und Computer Workshop Proceedings as open access publications available through the GI digital library.