In the present edition of HCSE 2018 we are particularly interested in studies focused on  interdependencies (overlapping and possibly conflicting) between user interface properties (such as usability, ux, privacy, trust, security, reliability, among other) in user-centered development processes. We are interested in understand how different stakeholders and developers value diverse user interface properties and how they manage conflicts between them (when a property might degrade the value of another). Our aim is to cover a large set of user interface properties and try to reveal their inner dependencies.  We are particularly interested in the development of theories, methods, tools and approaches for dealing with multiple properties that should be taken into account when developing interactive system.

HCSE is a bi-annual, single-track, working conference organized by the IFIP Working Group 13.2 on Methodology for User-Centred System Design which aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners interested in strengthening the scientific foundations of user interface design, examining the relationship between software engineering and human-computer interaction and on how to strengthen human-centered design as an essential part of software engineering processes. Other topics of interest include:

  • contributions to the theory and best practices of user-centered design
  • design and architectural patterns for interactive systems
  • involvement of end-users, clients and stakeholders in the development process of interactive systems
  • innovative methods for identifying end-user requirements for interactive systems
  • integration of user experience (and any other user interface property) in development processes
  • methods for designing, building and assessing interactive systems beyond the desktop (e.g. the living room, ubiquitous and multi-display, cockpits, etc.)
  • models and model-based approaches for building interactive systems
  • integration of multiple properties (e.g. usability, security, reliability, user experience, privacy, accessibility, etc.) in software development
  • socio-technical aspects of interactive software development
  • software architectures for interactive systems
  • rational design and traceability of design choices.

HCSE 2018 welcome contribution as technical full papers, late breaking results,  demonstrations and posters. All papers are peer-reviwed and selected contributions will be appear in the proceedings published by Springer in the LNCS series.