Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Alan Dix,
Lancaster University

Larry Constantine,
Lab:USE

Call for Papers

Engineering Interactive Systems 2008 (EIS 2008) will combine the second working conference on Human-Centred Software Engineering (HCSE 2008) and the sixth International Workshop on TAsk MOdels and DIAgrams (TAMODIA 2008).


HCSE 2008 is a working conference that brings 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 user-centred design as an essential part of software engineering process. As a working conference, substantial time is devoted to an open and lively discussion of papers.


We seek high-quality, original papers that address the theory, design, development and evaluation of ideas, tools, techniques, methodologies in (but not limited to) the following topics:

  • Integration of software engineering and user-centred design
  • HCI models and model-driven engineering
  • Incorporating guidelines and principles for designing usable products into the development processes
  • Usability engineering
  • Methods for user interface design
  • Patterns in HCI
  • Software architectures for user interfaces
  • User interfaces for ubiquitous environments
  • Representations for design in the development process
  • Working with processes models like Rational Unified Process (RUP) or eXtreme Programming (XP)
  • Social and organisational aspects of software development in a lifecycle perspective
  • Case studies

TAMODIA 2008 is an international workshop on tasks, models and diagrams. It focusses on notations used to describe user tasks ranging from textual and graphical forms to formal descriptions and even interactive, multimodal and multimedia tools.


We seek high-quality, original papers that address the theory, design, development and evaluation of ideas, tools, techniques, methodologies in (but not limited to) the following topics:

  • Task analysis
    • Understanding opportunistic, dynamically planned on-the-fly activities, and non-planned activities
    • Participatory role of the user in task elicitation
    • Verification and validation of task models
    • Properties of tasks
  • Processes and methods
    • Early requirements for task-based design
    • Task-based design
    • Integration of task analysis and task modeling with software engineering
    • Derivation of interactive systems from task models: systematic processes and methods
  • Task Modeling
    • Analytical and empirical task modeling
    • Cognitive task models
    • Notations and tools for task modeling
    • Task modeling for different application domains like e-commerce or critical systems
  • Interaction Techniques
    • Task models for multimodal interaction
    • Task models for smart environments
    • Task models for augmented and virtual reality

Papers must be written in English and not exceed 16 pages. It is strongly recommended that papers use the templates provided by Springer. Please submit a pdf-version and additionally a doc-file.