Mensch und Computer

“Rise into a new future”

September 5 – 8, 2021 at Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt (THI)

The Mensch und Computer (MuC) conference series is an annual conference organized by the German Informatics Society (Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V.) and the German Usability Professionals Association (German UPA). With more than 800 participants in the past, Mensch und Computer (MuC) is one of the largest German-speaking IT conferences and the largest HCI-conference in Europe.

The main scope of the conference is to connect people with other IT professionals, keep in touch with the latest trends in the field of HCI, interface design and usability. Therefore, MuC comprises two main tracks. While the scientific track (“Mensch-Computer Interaktion” – MCI) presents new research findings in the field of HCI, the practice-oriented section (“Usability Professionals” – UP) focuses on state-of-the-art reports and workshops on usability and user experience.

MuC has ACM In-cooperation status. Accepted short and long papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library.

Main Topics of the Mensch und Computer conference

Methodology And Modeling

  • Adaptive User Interfaces
  • User Modeling
  • Agile Methods
  • User Experience and Usability Research
  • Novel Evaluation Methods
  • Prototyping and Interaction Modeling
  • User Experience Design

Interaction Techniques

  • Tangible Interaction
  • Haptics, Touch, and Gestures
  • Human-Robot Interaction
  • Look, Point, Touch – Multi-Device Interaction
  • Mobile Interaction Techniques
  • Eyetracking und Gaze Interaction
  • Brain-Computer Interfaces
  • Wearable und Nomadic Computing
  • Multimodal Interaction
  • Assistive Technologies

Application Areas

  • Internet of Things and Industry 4.0
  • Interaction with Embedded and Ambient Systems
  • Smart Homes
  • Ambient Assisted Living
  • Automotive User Interfaces
  • CSCW and Social Computing
  • Digital Humanities and UX
  • Entertainment Computing
  • Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality
  • Virtual Characters and Avatars
  • Gamification and Serious Games
  • Usable Security
  • Health and Well-being
  • Learning Technologies

Reflection And Perspectives: Individuals And Society

  • Affect, Aesthetics, and Emotion
  • Designing for Gender and Diversity
  • Inclusiveness
  • Refugee Informatics
  • Economic Perspectives of UX

VISA Information

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General Conference Chairs

Technical Program Chair

Long Paper Chairs

Program Chairs Practitioner Tracks