The 2018 UIST School invites young academics to get to know the UIST community and obtain new research skills. Participants of the UIST School will enjoy a week full of exciting talks and hands-on sessions in the vibrant city of Berlin (Germany).
In particular, participants will be introduced to topics evolving around physiological interaction. Apart from introductory lectures, participants will work on group projects in the context of a 24h hackathon, organized by gTec. Outcomes of the hackathon will be presented by participants at the welcome reception on the eve of UIST 2018.
The amount of information captured in our daily life has become huge and complex. In particular, physiological sensors, integrated with wearable devices as well as with our environment, provide a continuous source of rich information, including but not limited to gaze, heart rate, skin conductance, and brain activity. This enables researchers to build novel, powerful implicit and explicit means for interaction with ubiquitous computing devices, while at the same time empowering users to perceive this information, reflect on it, and share it with others. Understanding and exploiting the opportunities as physiological data becomes widely available is a key challenge that is increasingly important both from a researcher and a user perspective.
As more and more of our perception is mediated through computing technologies it becomes important that the designers and developers of data-heavy applications understand the implications of their designs and implementations. The main purpose of the UIST School is to teach human-computer interaction in the context of complex information systems based on physiological data and to educate students on how to design and develop efficient and enjoyable interfaces that enable the interaction with or based on complex physiological information. .
|Wed., October 10, 2018|
|15:00 — 18:00||Participants arrive in Potsdam|
|19:00 — 22:00||Get together|
|Thur., October 11, 2018|
|09:00 — 09:15||Welcome and Introductions, Florian Alt, Bundeswehr University, Munich|
|09:15 — 10:45||Designing with the Body: Somaesthetic Interaction Design, Kristina Höök, KTH Stockholm|
|10:45 — 11:30||Coffee Break|
|11:30 — 13:00||Brain and Muscle Computer Interfaces, Pedro Lopes, University of Chicago|
|13:00 — 14:00||Lunch Break|
|14:00 — 15:30||Correction of artifacts in EEG signals for Brain-Computer Interfaces, Sarah Blum, University of Oldenburg|
|16:00 — 20:00||Berlin Tour & Dinner|
|after 20:00||Dinner at Clärchens Ballhaus|
|Fri., October 12, 2018|
|08:30 — 10:00||PhD Defense of Lung-Pan Chen ( Human Actuation)|
|10:00 — 10:30||Coffee Break|
|10:30 — 12:00||PhD Defense of Pedro Lopes (Interactive Systems Based on Electrical Muscle Stimulation)|
|12:00 — 14:00||Lunch Break|
|14:00 — 15:30||Physiological Interaction, Albrecht Schmidt, University of Munich|
|15:30 — 16:00||Coffee Break|
|16:00 — 17:00||Radical Atoms and Social Interaction, Hiroshi Ishii, MIT Medialab|
|16:00 — 17:00||Social signal processing and emotions in computing, Elisabeth Andre, University of Augsburg|
|20:00||Dinner at Pfefferbräu|
|Sat., October 14, 2018|
|10:00 — 10:30||Welcome to the Hackathon, Armin Schnürer, g.tec neurotechnology|
|10:30 — 11:00||Current and future applications of brain-computer interfaces, Armin Schnürer, g.tec neurotechnology, Austria|
|11:00 — 11:30||How to run a real-time BCI application Armin Schnürer, g.tec neurotechnology, Austria|
|13:30 — 12:00||Unicorn demo, Armin Schnürer, g.tec neurotechnology, Austria|
|12:00 — 13:00||Hacker groups and mentoring|
|13:00||START: BR41N.IO HACKATHON|
|Sun., October 13, 2018|
|10:00 — 10:45||The physiological basis for BCIs, Lewis Chuang, University of Munich|
|13:00||END: BR41N.IO HACKATHON|
|13:00 — 14:00||Preparation Project presentations|
|14:00 — 15:00||Project presentations|
|15:00 — 15:30||Meeting Hackathon Jury|
|15:30 — 16:00||BR41N.IO Ceremony|
|19:00||Hackathon project demos at UIST opening reception|
Detailed information on the hackathon, taking place Saturday and Sunday can be found here: http://www.br41n.io/Berlin-2018
Since the hackathon will run 24h overnight (we will stay in the HPI building), it is advisable to bring a sleeping bag or blanket / pillow.
Depending on your team, we also ask you to bring / prepare the following:You have registered for the team Unity Games/Avatar Control Here is what you need
|Arrival and Get-Together||October 10th, 2018|
|UIST School||October 11th-14th, 2018|
|UIST welcome reception, featuring demos from UIST School||October 14th, 2018|
Please direct any questions to Florian Alt by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.