Interactive Systems Group

The Interactive Systems Group at the University of Duisburg-Essen conducts research in the areas of human-computer interaction (HCI) and interactive technologies with the aim of creating highly usable, enjoyable and smart forms of interacting with digital media and products. The group follows an interdisciplinary approach in close cooperation with academic and industrial partners and is directed by Professor Jürgen Ziegler who holds the Chair for Interactive Systems and Interaction Design at the Department of Computer Science and Applied Cognitive Science.

Our research is mainly focused on the user interaction with systems that apply intelligent techniques, especially recommender and decision support systems, assistive and persuasive systems, as well as personalized user interfaces. The principal concern of our work is to make intelligent technologies more transparent, self-explanatory and user-controllable. We apply the methods and techniques developed in a wide range of application domains, including electronic business, social media, serious games, health and well-being, smart environments and automotive applications. The Interactive Systems Group also participates in the DFG Research Training Group “User-Centred Social Media”. Furthermore, we are strongly involved in the university’s educational programs in Applied Computer Science as well as Applied Cognitive and Media Science, offering courses in introductory and advanced HCI, recommender systems, electronic business, and general computer science subjects.

News

September 11th 2017

Best Demo Award at MuC 2017

Interactive Systems Group wins Best Demo Award at Mensch & Computer 2017 with our Archaeological Sandbox.

September 1st 2017

Interactive Systems group at RecSys 2017

Our group makes a strong appearance at ACM RecSys 2017 in Como, Italy, presenting a total of 6 contributions at the main conference (1 full paper, 1 poster) and its co-located workshops.

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Workshops and events

September 18th 2017 in Duisburg, Germany

UCSM Summer School on New Frontiers in Social Media Research

August 31st 2017 in Como, Italy

International Workshop on Health Recommender Systems @RecSys 2017

June 23rd 2015 in Duisburg, University of Duisburg-Essen and Fraunhofer inHaus

7th ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems

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Funded research projects

DESUMA

Enabling small to medium enterprises to facilitate advisors within their systems to improve customer experience and conversion

UCSM

User-controllable methods for generating trustworthy recommendations from social media sources

KOLEGEA++

Adaptive recommendations to support cooperative learning

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