Dear EICS community,

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

As the pandemic situation is not settled yet, we have not made decisions yet about the final organization of EICS 2020. We would like you to know that we are actively working on a plan to overcome the impact of COVID-19 on EICS'2020 supporting students, researchers and professionals in the area of Engineering Interactive Computing Systems.

We have decided to postpone the decision until the reviewing process of the final round of submissions of long papers is achieved. This will allow us to have a clear idea of the size and content of the program and base our decision with that information.

We will announce the list of accepted paper and the outcome of EICS 2020 on April 24.

Keep tuned, well and safe.


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


General Conference Chairs

  • Marco Winckler (Université Cote d’Azur, France)

Full Paper Chairs

  • Jean Vanderdonckt (Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
  • Judy Bowen (University of Waikato, New Zeland)

Late-Breaking Results Chairs

  • Célia Martinie (Université Paul Sabatier – Toulouse III, France)
  • Panos Markopoulos (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands)

Tech Notes Chairs

Demos/Poster Chairs

Technical and accessibility Chairs

Publicity Chair

  • Luciana Zaina (University Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil, Brasil)

Workshop Chairs

  • Damiano Distante (University of Rome Unitelma Sapienza, Italy)
  • Steeve Reeves (University of Waikato, New Zealand)

Tutorial Chairs

Doctoral Consortium Chairs

  • Sophie Dupuy-Chessa (Grenoble Institute of Technology & LIG, France)
  • Jürgen Ziegler (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)

Local organizers

  • Karima Boudaoud (Université Côte d'Azur, France)
  • Philippe Renevier Gonin (Université Côte d'Azur, France)
  • Olivier Corby (INRIA Sophia Antipolis, France)

Submissions and topics

Submissions can be done through

More information about the new PACM-HCI (EICS series) review and publication process can be found at


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

Important dates

Conference dates: June 23-26, 2020

Full papers submission dates:

2019 Q2: Wednesday July 17th, AoE (UTC-12)
2019 Q3: Friday October 25th, 2019
2020 Q1: Friday February 14th, 2020

Tech notes, Late Breaking Results, Doctoral Consortium and Tutorials

Submission: March 9th, 2020
Reviewing: April 6th 2020
Camera-ready: May 4th 2020


Submission: January 20th, 2020 -> February 3rd 2020 (new date)
Reviewing: February 3rd 2020 -> February 14th 2020 (new date)
Papers submission of each workshop: April 6th 2020 -> February 3rd 2020
Papers notification of each workshop: May 4th 2020
Camera Ready of each workshop summary: May 18th 2020


EICS’2020 will be held at 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.

Antibes-Juan-Les-Pins is is a resort town between Cannes and Nice on the French Riviera (Côte d’Azur). It’s known for its old town enclosed by 16th-century ramparts with the star-shaped Fort Carré. This overlooks luxury yachts moored at the Port Vauban marina.

Nice is the 5th most populated city in France. It is ideally located at the French Riviera (or “Côte d’Azur” in French). Nice and it surroundings (Antibes, Cannes, Juan-les-Pins, Grasse, Monaco, Saint-Raphaël, Fréjus, Sainte Maxime, Saint-Tropez…) are famous worldwide and offer many attractions. Visit the tourism office web site in Nice for extending your stay in the region beyond the conference days.


The conference will take place at the SophiaTech Campus of the University Nice Sophia Antipolis.

Address: 930 Route des Colles, 06410 Biot Sophia Antipolis

GPS: Latitude: 43°36’54.698″-N / 43.61516917, Longitude: 7°4’17.645″-E / 7.07156761


When looking for an accommodation, please take into account the following options:

In the SophiaTech Campus you will find some hotel in the quarter of Saint-Philippe (Biot) which is next door of the conference location. The campus is ~4KM from the closest coastal city, Antibes, which can be reached by public transportation (Envibus). Options in this area include:

  • Nemea Appart’hotel, 45 Rue Henri Poincaré, Accès n°17, 06410 Biot Sophia Antipolis. ~5 minutes walking distance.
  • B&B Hôtel Antibes Sophia Le Relais, 3725 route des Dolines 06410 Biot. ~25 minutes walking distance.
The city of Antibes is good option for staying next to the beaches where the welcome reception will take place. Lots of siteseeing activities are easily accessible from the city including the Picasso Museum, the Fort Carré… Below there are a few options nearby the bus station Dugommier where many buses run from/to the SophiaTech campus.
  • ROYAL ANTIBES Luxury Hotel, Residence, Beach & Spa. 16 Boulevard Maréchal Leclerc, Antibes
  • Hôtel de L’Etoile. 2 avenue Gambetta, Antibes.
  • Modern Hotel, 1, rue fourmilière, (corner with rue de la république), pedestrian zone, Antibes.

The city of Nice is accessible via the bus 230 Xpress which also connects the airport of Nice with the campus of SophiaTech (download time schedule here, notice that it runs from Monday to Friday only). List of all hotels in Nice at


Reaching by plane

The closest airport is the Aéroport Nice Côte d’Azur, which is about 20 Km from Sophia Tech Campus. From the airport, take the bus 230 Xpress to SophiaTech Campus. A taxi ride from the airport to SophiaTech/Antibes might cost ~60€, Uber ~35 €. The train station Nice Saint-Augustin is 15 minutes walking distance from the airport, running trains to Nice and Antibes (tickets ~3,5€).

By Bus from Antibes

Step down at the bus stop Templiers. Check the web site Envibus for further information. Suitable lines include 1, 6, 9, 12 and 100. Pay attention to the time schedule as buses do not run very often after 18h.

By Bus from Nice

From Nice by the bus 230 Xpress, step down at the bus stop Templiers. download time schedule here, notice that it runs from Monday to Friday only.

By car

From Nice, take the exit number 44 Antibes from the highway, then follow the direction Sophia Antipolis, second exit in the roundabout. Visitors can park their car at the Parking P2 next to the SophiaTech campus (see map above).


For all accessibility questions, please contact the conference chair Marco Winckler


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