Dear EICS community,

First of all, we hope you, colleagues and family are well and safe from COVID-19.

COVID-19 stroke with dramatic consequences harvesting lives, causing suffering, changing social behavior, and disorganizing economy and stablished conventions in society throughout the world... The worst is that the pandemic is not over... Many countries are still imposing lockdowns, strict hygienic measures, forbidding travels and public meetings. To stay healthy and safe should be a priority and we want you and all people around you to be healthy and safe!

We are terribly sorry that we have to cancel of the physical meeting of EICS 2020 due to the COVID-19. We tried up to the last minute to reorganize the activities scheduled for EICS 2020. The cancelation is a very hard and painful decision. Very unfortunately, it is impossible to organize a face to face meeting for discussing about science and enjoying all the social activities that we have prepared for you at French Riviera. We apologize for the late notice.

In order to mitigate the effects of the impossibility to physically meet, we have elaborated a plan for dissemination of the scientific contributions, as follows:

  • All contributions that have been reviewed and accepted for EICS 2020 will be published as planned.
  • Authors of full papers, late-breaking results and tutorials will be invited to present their work in a special session during EICS 2021, which is going to take place in Eindhoven, Netherland, on June 2021.
  • The Doctoral Consortium and the workshop accepted for EICS 2020 will occur remotely on June 23 as planned.
  • The other tracks (posters, demos and technotes) are cancelled.

I would like to express my profound gratitude to those who supported EICS 2020 in many different ways starting with the chairs and technical program chairs of EICS 2021 for proposing a venue for presenting full papers, late-breaking results and tutorial that could not be presented this year.

Many thanks to the authors for authors, members of the program committee and reviewers, who continued working despite the uncertainty associated with the occurrence of conference. A special thought of gratitude for the chairs of tracks Full Papers (Jean Vanderdonct and Judy Bowen), Late-Breaking Results (Célia Martinie and Panos Markopoulos), Workshops (Damiano Distante and Steeve Reeves), Tutorials (Anke Dittmar and Hermann Kaindl), Doctoral Consortium (Sophie Dupuy-Chessa and Jürgen Ziegler), whose contributions are available here. Also, many thanks to Luciana Zaina, our publicity chair, who help to disseminate the call for papers that bring you all here.

Last, but not least, I would like to thank the executive committee of EICS for their support in helping to explore all the alternatives available, including the negotiations with the EICS 2021 chairs.

I hope to meet you in Eindhoven, Netherlands at EICS 2021 and might in the French Riviera in the future

Thank you for your understanding and support!

Keep well,

Marco Winckler

Overview

EICS 2020 is the twelveth international conference devoted to engineering usable and effective interactive computing systems.

Work presented at EICS covers the full range of aspects that come into play when "engineering" interactive systems, such as innovations in the design, development, deployment, verification and validation of interactive systems. Topics of interest include the design and development of systems incorporating new interaction techniques and multimodal interaction, multi-user, multi-device/screen, multi-environment interaction, mobile and pervasive systems, large-scale and big data applications, deployment of interactive systems, as well as novel development methods and processes for improving the development of interactive systems.

EICS 2020 focuses on models, languages, notations, methods, techniques and tools that support designing and developing interactive systems. The Conference brings together people who study or practice the engineering of interactive systems, drawing from HCI, Software Engineering, Requirements Engineering, Conceptual Modelling, CSCW, Ubiquitous / Pervasive Systems

Submissions and topics

Submissions can be done through http://new.precisionconference.com

More information about the new PACM-HCI (EICS series) review and publication process can be found at http://eics.acm.org/pacm.

Topics

EICS 2020 focuses on models, languages, notations, methods, techniques and tools that support designing and developing interactive systems. The Conference brings together people who study or practice the engineering of interactive systems, drawing from HCI, Software Engineering, Requirements Engineering, Conceptual Modelling, CSCW, Ubiquitous / Pervasive Systems. Submissions are invited that advance the state of the art of the engineering of interactive systems.
Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Modelling and analysis of interaction and interactive systems
  • Processes for engineering interactive systems (e.g., design, implementation, prototyping, evaluation, verification and validation, testing)
  • Integrating interaction design into the software development process
  • Requirements engineering for interactive systems
  • Specification of interactive systems (methods, principles and tools)
  • Software architectures for interactive systems
  • Frameworks, toolkits, and APIs for interactive systems (e.g., API usability, interaction-driven API design)
  • Domain-specific languages for interactive systems
  • Formal methods within interactive systems engineering
  • Modelling and analysis of users’ activities
  • Engineering innovative interactive applications (e.g., adaptive, tangible, touch and multitouch input, voice, gesture, EEG, multimodal input, mobile and wearable systems)
  • Engineering hardware/software integration in interactive systems (e.g., fabrication and maker processes, physical computing, etc.)
  • Engineering user experience (e.g., fun, affective)
  • Engineering complex interactive systems (e.g., large datasets, large communities, enterprise systems, collaborative systems)
  • Engineering interactive systems for various user categories (e.g., children, elderly, people with disabilities)
  • Certification issues of interactive systems
  • New datasets and evaluation data relevant for engineering interactive systems

Venue

The planned venue for EICS’2020 was the SophiaTech Campus of the University Nice Cote d’Azur. The SophiaTech Campus is a zone that encompasses quarters of the cities of Biot, Antibes, and (mainly) Valbonne. Created in 1970–1984, it houses primarily companies in the fields of computing, electronics, pharmacology, and biotechnology. Several institutions of higher learning are also located here, along with the European headquarters of W3C and the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI). The main turistic cities nearby are Antibes, Grasse, Nice and Canes.

Due the COVID-19 pandemic, the physical meeting was cancelled.

Sponsors

UNS univnice CNRS