Human-Centered Systems (HCS)

The research and teaching at the Division for Human-centered systems (HCS) at the Department of Computer and Information Science is highly interdisciplinary.

E-government research groupHuman-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, and the world wide web including semantic web, ontologies, description languages, searching, applications and services. We also have research on information retrieval, such as document representation, personalization and search interfaces, retrieval models, ranking, retrieval tasks and evaluation of retrieval results.

Applied Computing: Areas of research include document management and text processing, aerospace, services, healthcare, games, trainings simulations, education, command and control, and computing in government and military domains.



Latest publications


Mattias Arvola, Marcus Samuelsson, Mathias Nordvall, Eva L. Ragnemalm

Simulated provocations: A hypermedia radio theatre for reflection on classroom management

In Journal Simulation & Gaming

Article in journal

Annika Flycht-Eriksson (Silvervarg), Agneta Gulz, Magnus Haake

Perseverance is crucial for learning. “OK! But can I take a break?"

In Artificial Intelligence in Education 19th International Conference, AIED 2018, London, UK, June 27–30, 2018, Proceedings, Part I

Conference paper

Mattias Arvola, Jeffrey Bardzell, Stefan Holmlid, Jonas Löwgren

What we mean by interactive form

In interactions

Article in journal

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