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New Research: Trust your guts: fostering embodied knowledge and sustainable practices through voice interaction

How can I find out if my food is still fresh? In our design case study, we explore the question of how we could find out with the help of voice assistants. The paper is freely available for reading here https://rdcu.be/c0BfW Abstract: Despite various attempts to prevent food waste and motivate conscious food handling, household…
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New Research: “Explainable product backorder prediction exploiting CNN: Introducing explainable models in businesses”

We have published a new research paper: “Explainable product backorder prediction exploiting CNN: Introducing explainable models in businesses”, by Md Shajalal, Alexander Boden & Gunnar Stevens. Abstract: Due to expected positive impacts on business, the application of artificial intelligence has been widely increased. The decision-making procedures of those models are often complex and not easily…
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ECSCW2022 Panel Discussion on Appropriate Trust in Human-AI Interactions

On June 27, the workshop “Designing Appropriate Trust in Human-AI Interactions” was organized at ECSCW2022 in the beautiful city of Coimbra, Portugal. During this workshop, participants engaged in various activities to discuss the most controversial contexts in human-AI trust and future possibilities (read more about the workshop here: https://websites.fraunhofer.de/trust-in-human-ai-interaction/). The highlight of the workshop was…
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GECKO Summer School 2022 from 20.06.-22.06.2022

The second training event of the EU Horizon 2020 project GECKO, jointly organised by the project beneficiaries Fraunhofer FIT and the University of Siegen, takes place from 20 to 22 June 2022 at the Kranz Parkhotel in Siegburg. For the first time, the 15 international young scientists and their supervisors will come together in person…
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“Designing a Mobility Intelligence System for Decision-making with Shared Mobility Data” @ ICT4S 2022

From 14-16 June 2022, the 8th International Conference on ICT for Sustainability was held at University of Plovdiv “Paisii Hilendarski”. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference was held in a hybrid format in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, and virtually. Lukas Böhm presented the paper “Designing a Mobility Intelligence System for Decision-making with Shared Mobility Data”.…
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Contribution at DIS 2022: “Losing its Touch: Understanding User Perception of Multimodal Interaction and Smart Assistance”.

This year, the Designing Interactie Systems 2022 conference is taking place in a new digital format. Margarita Esau presents the exciting results of her contribution “Losing its Touch: Understanding User Perception of Multimodal Interaction and Smart Assistance” in a video. Together with our colleagues Veronika Krauß, Dennis Lawo and Gunnar Stevens, she investigated whether a…
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Workshop paper “The Reverse Turing Test: Being Human (Is) Enough in the Age of AI” published

On 7 June 2022, our colleague Fatemeh Alizadeh presented the workshop paper “The reverse Turing test: being human (is) enough in the age of AI” at the Sixth International Workshop on Cultures of Participation in the Digital Age, which this year raised the question “AI for Humans or Humans for AI?”. The conference paper was…
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Publication and presentation at CHI‘22

On May 3rd, the paper “Elements of XR Prototyping: Characterizing the Role and Use of Prototypes in Augmented and Virtual Reality Design” was presented at ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems in New Orleans (USA). With her work, Veronika Krauß investigates the role and use of prototypes based on 17 interviews with…
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CfP i-com Special Issue on “User-Centered Management of Natural Resources“

Call for journal article submissions – Deadline: June 30th 2022 Organization by Christina Pakusch (Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg), Thomas Franke (Universität zu Lübeck), Jasminko Novak (Hochschule Stralsund) and Michael Koch (Universität der Bundewehr München) MOTIVATION Topics such as green IT, resource conservation, the use of smart technologies and the optimization of systems towards reduced resource consumption dominate…
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New research and development project OMI

In the new research and development project OMI (open mobility infrastructure), an open mobility infrastructure is to be developed that enables the deployment of new shared mobility offerings, connects existing offerings, and offers users a mobility experience that includes all services. The project is supported by the ‘Institut für Verbraucherinformatik’ (IVI) at the ‘Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg’.…
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