Human-Centered Systems (HCS)

The Division of Human-Centered Systems is part of the Department of Computer and Information Science. Research and teaching at HCS is highly interdisciplinary.

A woman is walking in a corridor together with a service robot Photo credit Jonas JärmenResearch and Teaching

Human-Centered Computing

We do research and teaching on human-computer interaction, multimodal interfaces including natural language and augmented reality, interaction and service design, collaborative and social computing, as well as ubiquitous and mobile computing, and accessibility.

Cognitive Science

In this field, we do research and teaching on distributed and situated cognition, cognitive ethnography, learning technologies, and design cognition.

We also do research on artificial intelligence including knowledge representation, machine learning, and natural language processing.

In cognitive systems, we cover human factors, cognitive ergonomics, man-machine interaction as well as command and control, emergency and disaster management, safety management, and resilience engineering.

Information Systems

In this field, the research and teaching focuses on decision support systems, data mining, semantic web, and ontologies.

News at HCS

News and major articles

Researchers interact with a reading robot.

Studying whether a robot can awaken children’s interest in reading

Researchers at Linköping University are studying whether a reading robot can increase fourth graders’ interest in reading. The interdisciplinary project brings together researchers in technology, cognition and pedagogy.

Demonstration of a mass injury incident and application of pressure to fictive bleeding.

Where to place lifesaving bleeding control first aid equipment

Where should bleeding control equipment be located to save as many lives as possible? Researchers have found the answer to this through computer simulations of a bomb exploding in a shopping centre.

Photo of a person standing on a stage in front of an audience.

LiU Game Awards 2023: finalists announced

The Linköping Game Week festival is set to begin soon, and the winner of this year's LiU Game Awards competition will be announced on November 22nd. Today, the ten finalists were revealed!

Research at HCS

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Just Transitions Graduate School

The aim of Just Transitions graduate school is to build knowledge and competence around how to implement just climate transition in a local context. The graduate school is based on seven doctoral projeccts and a platform for knowledge exchange.

Switching the Current

Through so-called Megagames, the project "Switching the current" aims to increase knowledge about how current design and transformation of the energy system affects the surrounding society, environment and climate.

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Changing the game of consumption

The game is a research communication project that uses large-scale social simulations, megagames, to help groups explore different interests and ideas about transformations towards sustainable consumption related to food, vacations and furnishings.

Latest publications


Julius Monsen, Arne Jönsson (2024) Controllable Sentence Simplification in Swedish using Control Prefixes and Mined Paraphrases Proceedings of the 2024 Joint International Conference on Computational Linguistics, Language Resources and Evaluation
Arne Jönsson, Subhomoy Bandyopadhyay, Svjetlana Pantic-Dragisic, Andrea Fried (2024) Analyses of information security standards on data crawled from company web sites using SweClarin resources Proceedings of the CLARIN Annual Conference 2023
Huanyu Li, Eva Blomqvist, Patrick Lambrix (2024) Initial and Experimental Ontology Alignment Results in the Circular Economy Domain
Sofia Thunberg (2024) Companion Robots for Older Adults: A Mixed-Methods Approach to Deployments in Care Homes
Anne-Kathrin Peters, Rafael Capilla, Vlad Constantin Coroama, Rogardt Heldal, Patricia Lago, Ola Leifler, Ana Moreira, Joao Paulo Fernandes, Birgit Penzenstadler, Jari Porras, Colin C. Venters (2024) Sustainability in Computing Education: A Systematic Literature Review ACM Transactions on Computing Education, Vol. 24, Article 13 Continue to DOI
Jimmy Hammarbäck, Björn J. E. Johansson, Jens Alfredson, Jonas Lundberg (2024) Modelling situated intent for human-autonomy teaming: a human-centric approach Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science, p. 1-22 Continue to DOI
Björn J.E. Johansson, Pär Eriksson (2024) A maturity model to guide inter-organisational crisis management and response exercises International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, Vol. 106, Article 104413 Continue to DOI
Anuj K. Pradhan, Brian T. W. Lin, Claudia Wege, Franziska Babel (2024) Effects of Behavior-Based Driver Feedback Systems on the Speeding Violations of Commercial Long-Haul Truck Drivers Safety, Vol. 10, Article 24 Continue to DOI
Birgitta Thorslund, Sam Thellman, Victor Nyberg, H. Selander (2024) Simulator-based driving test prescreening as a complement to driver testing - Toward safer and more risk-aware drivers Accident Analysis and Prevention, Vol. 194, Article 107335 Continue to DOI
Erik Berglund, Izabella Jedel, Helena Orädd, Aseel Berglund (2024) Considerations for Player Enjoyment and Exertion in Casual Exergames Proceedings of the 57th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, p. 1328-1337

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