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Strong showing at the 2021 ACM CHI Virtual Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems


This year HCC researchers had a strong presence at the Virtual CHI 2021 ( The ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems is a premier conference in HCI research. CHI 2021 was due to take place in Yokohama, Japan but due to the pandemic took place online this year.

Members of the department's Human Centered Computing group presented four main track conference papers, including one Honourable Mention. The papers were:

  • 'Exploring Design and Governance Challenges in the Development of Privacy-Preserving Computation', by Nitin Agrawal, Reuben Binns, Max Van Kleek, Kim Laine, Nigel Shadbolt (with an Honourable Mention)
  • 'Money makes the world go around: Identifying Barriers to Better Privacy in Children’s Apps From Developers’ Perspective, by Anirudh Ekambaranathan, Jun Zhao and Max Van Kleek
  • 'It did not give me an option to decline: A Longitudinal Analysis of the User Experience of Security and Privacy in Smart Home Products', by George Chalhoub‚ Martin J. Kraemer‚ Norbert Nthala and Ivan Flechais
  • 'How the Design of YouTube Influences User Sense of Agency', by Ulrik Lyngs, in collaboration with researchers from University of Washington (Kai Lukoff, Himanshu Zade, Vera Liao, James Choi, Kaiyue Fan, Sean Munson, Alexis Hiniker)

In addition we ran one workshop 'Towards Explainable and Trustworthy Autonomous Physical Systems', led by our DPhil students Daniel Omeiza and Konrad Kollnig, in collaboration with research from Oxford Engineering (Lars Kunze) and other external researchers.  And we showed one poster 'I Want My App That Way: Reclaiming Sovereignty Over Personal Devices' by Konrad Kollnig, Siddhartha Datta and Max Van Kleek.