Who we are

ICMI 2020 Organisers

Oussama Metatla is a Senior Lecturer and EPSRC Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Bristol. His research interests include multisensory interaction, sensory and cognitive impairments and co-designing with and for people with disabilities. He currently leads a project focusing on inclusive educational technology for mixed-ability groups in mainstream schools.

Feng Fengis a research associate in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Bristol. Her research is concerned with understanding how perception, action and cognition are laced together. Her projects fall into two areas: multi-sensory embodiment and human-computer interaction, and unified by a focus on gestural input activities and, in particular, on the integration process between tactile, auditory and visual perception, and how this process facilitates interaction with both rigid and soft interfaces.

Anne Roudaut is a Reader in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Bristol. She leads the Bristol Interaction Group and is promoting a highly multi-disciplinary research agenda to radically rethink the way we build digital technologies. She works with researchers from Material Engineering and Robotics to understand the underlying science behind interaction with arbitrary shaped and reconfigurable devices as well as to create the innovative interactive metamaterials that can transform our future interactive landscape.

Émeline Brulé is a Lecturer at University of Sussex. Her research focuses on inclusive design: both in developing new technologies or design frameworks and developing adequate ways of teaching it in higher education.

Michael J Proulx is a Reader in the Department of Psychology at the University of Bath. He is also the founding Deputy Director of the REVEAL (REal and Virtual Environments Augmentation Labs) Research Center in Computer Science, and Director of the Crossmodal Cognition Laboratory. His research includes vision impairment, multi-sensory perception, neural plasticity, cognition and interactive technologies such as AR and VR. He also develops and assesses sensory substitution devices, including both auditory and tactile displays.

IDC 2020 Organisers

CHI 2019 SIG Organisers

Oussama Metatla (see above)

Émeline Brulé (see above)

Katta Spiel (see above)

Ahmed Kharrufa is a lecturer in Interaction Design at Open Lab, Newcastle University. He iis leading the educational technology research at Open Lab and his research in this area focuses on the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of processes and technologies than can bridge the gap between schools and their communities as well as to enhance learning and the learning experience. His research and interest in the area of interaction design, on the other hand, ranges from improving our experience in interacting with digital surfaces, spaces and the IoT to rethinking the design of, and interaction patterns with, online platforms and services.

Charlotte Robinson is a lecturer at University of Sussex. Her research focuses on Animal-Computer Interaction.

CHI 2018 Workshop Organisers

Oussama Metatla (see above)

Marcos Serrano is assistant professor at the IRIT Lab, University of Toulouse, France. His research is dedicated to designing novel interaction techniques in the field of mobile and ubiquitous computing. His most recent work include map exploration techniques for visually impaired users.

Christophe Jouffrais is a senior CNRS researcher at IRIT, Toulouse, France, with a background in Cognitive Science. His current research focuses on Interactive Technologies for visually impaired people and specialized teachers, with an emphasis on spatial cognition.

Anja Thieme is a postdoctoral researcher in the Human Experience & Design (HXD) group at Microsoft Research Cambridge. Her research encompasses empathic and socially inclusive approaches to the design and study of digital technology for, and with, people with visual impairments. She has previously been involved in the organisation of seven workshops at CHI, CSCW & DIS

Shaun Kane is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Colorado Boulder. His research explores accessible input and interaction methods, with a focus on touch interaction and tangible computing.

Stacy Branham is a Lecturer and researcher at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). Her research explores the social dimensions of assistive technology (AT) design for people with disabilities, specifically how to create AT that promotes “interdependence” towards deep social integration and mixed-ability engagement.

Émeline Brulé (see above)

Cynthia Bennett is a PhD candidate in the department of Human Centered Design and Engineering (HCDE) at the University of Washington. Her dissertation work focuses on increasing the accessibility of design processes. She has been involved in several accessibility projects ranging from designing and testing smartphone apps meant to increase information access for people with vision impairments to bringing disability studies in conversation with HCI to think critically about and open up ways HCI researchers can orient to disability and accessibility.

CHI 2018 Program Committee

We are grateful to following Program Committee members who will support our workshop by helping to review submissions and shape the workshop program:
  • Laura Benton, University College London, UK
  • Anke Brock, ENAC Toulouse, France
  • Pierre Dillenbourg, EPFL, Switzerland
  • Emilie Giles, Open University, UK
  • Tiago Guerreiro, University of Lisbon
  • Alex Hadwen-Bennett, Kings College London, UK
  • Jonathan Lazar, Towson University, USA
  • Charlotte Magnusson, Lund University, Sweden
  • Marianna Obrist, University of Sussex, UK
  • Dianne T.V. Pawluk, Virgina Commonwealth University, Canada
  • Michael Proulx, University of Bath, UK
  • Sue Sentence, King’s College London, UK
  • Danae Stanton Fraser, University of Bath, UK
  • Tony Stockman, Queen Mary University, UK
  • Janet van der Linden, Open University, UK