School of Computer Science

Halfway to the Future 2019

Albert Hall Conference Centre (Nottingham)
Tuesday 19th (00:00) - Wednesday 20th November 2019 (00:00)

Stuart Reeves, Assistant Professor in the School of Computer Science


Join us for a two-day event in the city of Nottingham to explore the past, present, and future of human computer interaction and design-based research. 

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Organised by a team of School of Computer Science staff from the Mixed Reality Lab at the University of Nottingham, the symposium will address a range of key themes with dedicated single-track panels, each anchored by prominent keynote speakers. This will be followed by presentations of current related research, short future-oriented provocations, and a panel discussion. The symposium will also incorporate an exhibition of interactive works and a poster session. All papers will be peer reviewed and some papers will be selected for panels while others will be invited to present their work in poster format. Our confirmed keynotes speakers are Steve Benford, Susanne Bødker, Bill Gaver, Christian Heath, Yvonne Rogers, and Lucy Suchman (in conversation with Alex Taylor).

Panel themes:

  • Mixed reality
  • Ubiquitous computing
  • Artificial intelligence, humans and machines
  • Arts and design-led approaches
  • Public and private spaces
  • New approaches to research and design 

This event will appeal to anyone with an interest in contemporary discussions around the future of design and interactive technology and human-computer interaction research.

Day 1: 9am - 7pm
This includes a drinks reception at the end of the day.

Day 2: 9am - 5pm

If you would like to stay up to date with the symposium, please complete the expression of interest and we will send you periodical updates, including details on submission, registration, and attendance. Our Call for Papers is now open — submissions are due by Friday 21 June 2019. Please read the submission guidance for more information on how to submit to the symposium.

For further information, please visit

School of Computer Science

University of Nottingham
Jubilee Campus
Wollaton Road
Nottingham, NG8 1BB

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