This is a project-oriented workshop. The Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) has been organizing two HCI related research programs; “Symbiotic Interaction” and “Harmonious Collaboration” since 2017 and 2014, respectively. We introduce both programs with the presentations of on-going research projects.

We also call for open submission in the related area.

The cyberphysical is advancing rapidly based on the technologies of artificial intelligence, data analytics, and IoT. Our society is rapidly changing into a symbiotic society with networked and smart information environments, i.e., ambient intelligences. Augmented humans will harmoniously inhabit the society. To realize a symbiotic society with maximum benefit to humans, we must design novel interactions between humans and computers, and the future architecture of society.

Within this research area, we aim to create and develop core information technologies that realize advanced interaction designs for a symbiotic society consisting of humans, augmented humans, connected things, ambient intelligence (i.e., a smart intelligence environment), internet of wisdoms, etc. We will call this advanced interaction in the symbiotic society, “symbiotic interaction.”
This workshop introduces the research program call of the “Symbiotic Interaction” along with the introductions of approved projects in 2017 Call 1 and the on-going projects of the sister CREST program on “Harmonious Collaboration between Human and Machine” that started in 2014. The workshop is open for the presentations of related topic that would stimulate the workshop discussion and future collaborations.  Submissions are welcome in the related fields for new research topics.

This workshop covers the following topics, but not limited to.

  • Human Augmentation: advanced multi-modal communication, advanced collaborative work, community formation
  • Ambient Intelligence: interaction with intelligent agents, robots, etc., interaction design for intelligent systems; self-driving cars and smart homes, networked life-logging environments
  • Fundamental interaction theory and modeling: modeling of augmented-human interactions, system design principles based on relations between humans and ambient intelligences
  • Co-experience knowledge and wisdom with harmonious human-machine collaboration: services with human-robot interaction and collaboration, wearable sensors, and the development of an open platform using the state-of-the-art technologies