Mensch und Computer 2022 will take place in Darmstadt from 4-7.9.2022. With up to 1,000 participants, Mensch und Computer is one of the largest HCI conference series in Europe, attracting participants from academia and industry every year since the year 2000. Mensch und Computer provides a platform for contributions and discussions on innovative forms of interactions between humans and technologies, user-centered interface development, interactive applications, and various topics concerning users, organizations, and communities on the one hand and their information and communication technologies on the other. The goal of the conference is to discuss innovative research results, to promote the exchange of information between science and practice, to sensitize science and the public to the relevance of user- and task-oriented technology design, and to stimulate research activities as well as training in this field.

The Department of Computer Science at the TU Darmstadt, as the organizer of the event, will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2022 – as one of the oldest computer science faculties in Germany. Today, with 3700 enrolled students, the department is one of the leading computer science locations in Germany. In addition to IT security, artificial intelligence, and distributed systems as the focus of the department, human-computer interaction plays an important role.

The conference is sponsored by the Department of Human-Computer Interaction of the Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI e.V.) and the German UPA, the professional association of German usability and user experience professionals. The program consists not only of expert lectures, workshops, and tutorials, but also offers participants a variety of opportunities within exhibitions and demonstrations to present and experience the current state of research and to discuss with peers from research and practice.

We look forward to welcoming you to Mensch und Computer 2022!