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In CHIIoT 1, we will use Discord with the Zoom Webinar for online discussions and face-to-face meetings. Discord provides a face-to-face experience during the coffee break and interactive poster presentations and a live texting channel for online and off-line discussions.

Program (Timezone: CET)

1:00-2:00 Registration (via Discord)

2:00-2:30 Opening & CHIIoT 1 Best Paper Award (30 min)

Low-Cost Millimeter-Wave Interactive Sensing through Origami Reflectors

2:30-2:40 Posters & B.Y.O.Coffee Break (10 min)

2:40-3:25 Session 1: IoT in Human-Centered Applications (45 min)

Personal Hygiene Monitoring Under the Shower Using WiFi Channel State Information

ESPBoost: A Rapid Prototyping Toolkit for Helping Designers Create the Internet of Tangible Things

Human Computer Interaction aspects of Low-Power Wide Area Networks for Wearable Applications

3:25-3:35 Posters Pitch (10 min)

Communication with Ambient Light using Digital Micromirror Devices

Data Design Futures: Who is Responsible?

Epidermal Sensing of Muscle Compensation

3:35-4:00 Posters & B.Y.O.Coffee Break (25 min)

4:05-4:50 Session 2: CHI in IoT Applications (45 min)

Field Lab: An Intelligent Ecosystem for Longitudinal Design Research

External Communication for Automated Vehicles (AV): Designing for AV-Pedestrian Interactions

Cooperation and Competition in the IoT Sandbox

4:45-4:50 B.Y.O.Coffee Break (5 min)

4:50-5:00 Closing, CHIIoT 1 Best Talk Award, and Outlook (10 min)

Welcome to CHIIoT 1: 1st Workshop on Computer Human Interaction in IoT Applications

The CHIIoT workshop series bring together researchers and practitioners from HCI design, computer science, and electrical engineering working on new challenges in industry and academia. The workshop will provide a platform for participants to review and discuss challenges and opportunities in the intersection of computer-human interaction and the internet of things, focusing on human-centered applications using emerging connectivity and sensing technologies. We aim to jointly develop a design space and identify opportunities for future research. The first workshop (CHIIoT 1) will be co-located with EWSN 2021: The 18th International Conference on Embedded Wireless Systems and Networks.

Goal of CHIIoT workshop series

We will discuss the challenges and opportunities associated with emerging IoT technologies in human-centered applications. It will bring together an international and cross-disciplinary group of researchers from academia and industry to collaborate and explore the topic. We aim at building a community in which CHI and IoT researchers can exchange views and begin fruitful collaboration.

Call for Participation

We invite position papers for the 1st Workshop on Computer Human Interaction in IoT Applications (CHIIoT 1). This half-day workshop will offer a cross-disciplinary forum of discussion and knowledge exchange for researchers in the both fields. This workshop looking at the intersection of IoT and CHI, where IoT platforms focusing on human-centered applications and CHI studies using IoT solutions to build interactive environments.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

Researchers from both Computer-Human Interaction and IoT Systems are invited to submit a 2-6 pages position paper using the ACM Two-column SIGCHI Master template. The submission doesnot have to be anonymized. This position paper should address one or more of the workshop’s topics of interest or suggest another (we encourage visionary and provocative ideas). All submissions will be reviewed by the technical program committee. Paper accompanying demos are encouraged, and will be allocated time in the workshop agenda. Participants will be selected on the basis of the quality of their position paper and on the basis of background and perspective. Multimedia files should be attached as an link in the footnote.

At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the workshop and for one day of the conference itself. Participants will be invited to present a position statement at the workshop and will actively engage in a discourse on the meaningful design space for researching computer-human interaction and human-centered applications in Internet of Things.

Submission Platform

All materials must be submitted electronically to EasyChair System by the deadline.

Important Dates


The organising team combines expertise and interests from Computer-Human Interaction, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

General Co-Chairs

Rong-Hao Liang is an Assistant Professor in Industrial Design Department and Electrical Engineering Department, Eindhoven University of Technology. He is also the co-founder of GaussToys Inc. He is interested in technical HCI research, focusing on sensing systems and rapid prototyping tools for applications in ubiquitous computing and human-computer interaction.

Alessandro Chiumento is an Assistant Professor in Computer Science in the Pervasive Systems research group at the University of Twente. His work is focused on the interaction between distributed dynamical systems and their environment, this includes the interplay between edge computing, sensing and machine learning for controlling IoT networks.

Technical Program Committee Chair

Przemysław Pawełczak is an Assistant Professor with the Embedded and Networked Systems Group, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. He received the MSc degree from the Wroc{\l}aw University of Technology, Poland, in 2004 and the PhD degree from the Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, in 2009. His research interests include wireless networking and intermittently-powered devices.

Publication Chair

Mathias Funk is an Associate Professor in Industrial Design Department, Eindhoven University of Technology. He leads the Things Ecology lab. In addition, he is the co-founder of UXsuite GmbH, a high-tech spin-off of Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). He is interested in design theory and processes for systems, designing systems for musical expression, and designing with data.

Local Co-Chairs

Marco Zuniga is an Associate Professor in Computer Science Department, Delft University of Technology. His research interests are broadly in the areas of the Internet of Things (IoT), visible light communication, pervasive computing, wireless networks and cyber physical systems (CPS). He is particularly interested in research problems that are amenable to both, simple mathematical analysis and system evaluation.

Yaliang Chuang is an Assistant Professor in Industrial Design Department, Eindhoven University of Technology. His research focuses on exploring the applications and user experience of connected products or systems, such as Smart Home, utilizing LED light patterns and sounds for expressing easy-to-understand semantic meanings to facilitate natural and seamless interactions.

Contact Us

If you have questions or need further information, please contact us via email with a subject “CHIIoT 1: (your question)”.


This workshop is supported by the 4TU.NIRICT community funding.

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