10th Romanian Human-Computer Interaction Conference
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
2-3 September 2013

Workshop: HCI research activities at Tallinn University
Organizer: Tallinn University, Institute of Informatics


  • Introduction to the HCI academic activities at Tallinn University Institute of Informatics” (Katri Tammsaar)
  • Facilitation of sustainability through appropriation-enabling design (Arman Arakelyan)
  • The Evaluation of Interface Aesthetics (Mati Mõttus)
  • A Sample of Technology Subsitiution (Ilya Shmorgun)
  • Showcases: (by Romanian students together with Tallinn University)
  • Showcase: Touch the Exchange: bridging the physical and the digital environments (Alexandra Negoescu, University of Craiova)
  • Showcase: Developing mTLU: A Smartphone Application for Tallinn University (Cosmin Stirbu, Babeș-Bolyai University)

Workshop language: English

Conference website: http://rochi2013.utcluj.ro/en/about-rochi2013/

Contact: Katri Tammsaar, tel. +372 6409 428, e-mail: tammsaar@tlu.ee



1st International Workshop on the Interplay between Conceptual Modeling and Human-Computer Interaction (CMHCI13) in conjunction with the 32nd International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER2013)

November 11 – 13, 2013, Hong Kong

Workshop website: http://idlab.tlu.ee/cmhci/
Submission deadline: May 25, 2013 June 24, 2013 (Extended)


Although there is a growing convergence of Software Engineering and Human-Computer Interaction approaches and values as far as Usability Evaluation is concerned, a remarkable distance still keeps Conceptual Modeling apart from Interaction Design. This workshop aims to build a body of applied knowledge on the increasingly relevant relation between Conceptual Modeling and Interaction Design.

Conceptual modeling techniques are relatively mature but in contrast, interaction design approaches still rely on natural language or impromptu notations to make explicit their inherent conceptual intricacies.

Further, there is considerable dichotomy between data modellers, who are focused on producing accurate models in a format suitable for machine processing, and interaction designers, who are primarily concerned with producing behaviour models in a format suitable for human consumption.
Nevertheless, the design and development process of these models potentially follows a similar process, which this workshop uses as a common ground between Conceptual Modeling and Human-Computer Interaction.

The aim of the workshop is thus to provide a platform for bringing together conceptual modeling and human computer interaction researchers and practitioners in an attempt foster the two way transfer of design and evaluation techniques across conceptual modeling and interaction design.


Contributions, preferably with case studies and empirical work could address, among other, the following issues:

  • Which conceptual modeling techniques are useful as the basis for interaction design and do such techniques support contemporary or emerging interaction design approaches?
  • How can existing conceptual modeling techniques be integrated with contemporary or emerging interaction design approaches?
  • Can interaction design approaches contribute towards better designed conceptual models?
  • How can interaction design evaluation practices be integrated with contemporary or emerging conceptual modeling approaches?
  • How can the design of a systems’ conceptual model influence the design of the system’s interaction with its users, and viceversa?
  • How can the evaluation of user interface prototypes support the improvement or customization of the underlying conceptual models?


The workshop is looking for two different types of submissions. In particular, we accept regular full papers (up to 10 pages), and posters (4 pages). All submissions should be formatted according to the Springer LNCS template http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0

Submission should be submitted through the EasyChair system: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cmhci13

All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed by at least two members of the program committee for originality, significance, clarity, and quality. Final versions of accepted submissions will be published, together with accepted submissions from other ER 2013 Workshops, as a single volume of Springer LNCS to be distributed at the ER 2013 conference.

Questions can be send to: vtomber[at]tlu.ee and jeljov[at]fon.bg.ac.rs


May 24, June 24, 2013 Submission deadline (Extended)
Jun 14, 2013 Notification of acceptance
July 15, 2013 Camera-ready version of accepted submissions
Nov 11 – 13, 2013 Workshop (one day, specific date will be announced)


David Lamas, Tallinn University, Estonia
Vladimir Tomberg, Tallinn University, Estonia
Jelena Jovanovic, University of Belgrade, Serbia


Carmelo Ardito, Università degli Studi di Bari, Italy
Vladan Devedzic, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Michael Derntl, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Manfred Jeusfeld, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Marta Kristín Lárusdóttir, Reykjavik University, Iceland
Effi Law, University of Leeds, UK
Tobias Ley, Tallinn University
Cristian Mihaescu, University of Craiova, Romania
Milan Milanovic, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Milan Stankovic, Universite Paris Sorbonne, France
Panayiotis Zaphiris, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus