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2023 Irish Human Computer Interaction (iHCI) Symposium

The annual iHCI symposium will take place on Friday, November 17th 2023 at Dundalk Institute of Technology.

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Welcome to the 16th Irish Human Computer Interaction (iHCI) Symposium

The annual iHCI symposium will take place on Friday, November 17th 2023 at the PJ Carroll’s Building in Dundalk Institute of Technology, Dublin Road, Dundalk, County Louth. This face-to-face event will showcase leading HCI research happening across Ireland and Northern Ireland.

As in previous years, the event will include keynote addresses, a paper presentation track for showcasing a selection of publications by researchers in leading HCI and related venues, a rapid-fire poster session, as well as opportunities to network. 

The event is supported by the ACM SIGCHI Chapter Ireland and Dundalk Institute of Technology (School of Informatics and Creative Arts, and the School of Health and Science).


This event will take place at the PJ Carroll’s Building in Dundalk Institute of Technology, Dublin Road, Dundalk, County Louth.


Registration is free for those retired/unwaged, €25 for students and €30 for others.

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Programme of Events

For the latest programme of events and schedule for the day please download the symposium programme.

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Keynote Speakers

Dr. Dympna O'Sullivan

Head of Research, Faculty of Computing, Digital and Data, TU Dublin

Dympna O’Sullivan is the Academic Lead for Digital Futures Research Hub at TU Dublin. Prior to joining TU Dublin, she worked as a lecturer in Computer Science at Aston University in Birmingham and as a Senior Lecturer in Health Informatics at City, University of London. She completed her post-doctoral work with the Mobile Emergency Triage research group at the University of Ottawa. She holds a BSc and PhD in Computer Science from University College Dublin.  

Her research is in Applied Social Computing with a focus on Health Informatics and Computing Ethics. In terms of Health Informatics, her research interests include the design, development and evaluation of Decision Support Systems to support clinician and patient decision-making. This work involves research across many aspects of the domain including electronic and personal health records, machine learning and intelligent algorithms, explainable AI, sensors and smart home technologies and accessible user interfaces.  
In terms of Computing Ethics, her research is focused on studying the societal impacts of emerging technologies and includes topics such as data ethics and privacy,  artificial intelligence including fairness, transparency and bias implications of AI, pervasive technologies as well as relevant governance and legislation. 

Dr. Trevor Hogan

Munster Technological University, Cork 

Dr. Trevor Hogan is a Lecturer in UX Research and Design in the Media Communications department at Crawford College of Art and Design, MTU, Cork. He also leads the Human-Data Interaction Group. The goal of this group is to broaden the use modalities for data representation and also to extend its evaluation criteria, design methodologies and target audience. He has a background in Ceramic Design and Interactive Digital Media and was awarded is Ph.D degree (Magna cum laude) from the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany in 2016. His current research is concerned with describing and better understanding how embodiment influences and augments people’s experience of data representations. His work is strongly interdisciplinary and may be situated in the emerging field of Data Physicalization, but at the intersection of Tangible Computing, Human-Computer Interaction, InfoVis and Psychology. He is also on the programme committee of many international conferences, including ACM TEI, CHI, DIS, DRS, VIS, INFO+, VISAP, and is General Co-Chair for ACM TEI 2024, which will be hosted in Cork, Ireland in February 2024. 

Travel, Accommodation & Parking

About Dundalk

Located in the north-east of Ireland County Louth has a population of 128,000. The town of Dundalk has a population of approximately 38,000 and is located just 85 kilometres from both Dublin and Belfast. The first-class road network linking Dublin with Belfast passes directly through Dundalk. DkIT is located just a few minutes away from exit 16 on the M1 motorway and takes just 45 minutes from Dublin Airport by car. Being a regional transport centre, Dundalk has good rail and bus connections.

Travel time from Dublin (Connolly Station) is just 50 minutes. Buses arrive each day to Dundalk from a variety of locations including Drogheda, Navan, Kells, Castleblayney, Balbriggan, Carrickmacross, Newry, Carlingford and Ardee. The GPS coordinates for the Institute are 53.9835° N, 6.3954° W. There is a shuttle bus serving DkIT from the Dundalk train station. This leaves the train station at 8.35am and leaves DkIT at 4.30pm and 5.25pm.


While parking is available on campus, it usually fills up very quickly. While Fridays tend to be a bit quieter, we recommend that if you are staying at a local hotel that you leave your car there during the event. The campus map indicates the location of the PJ Carroll's building and the closest car park Parking for the day costs €2. Should you have issues finding parking on campus, there is an overview car park operating at DkIT Sport (link to Google Maps) with a shuttle bus running back and forth to campus between 8.50am and 9.20am. The shuttle bus leaves DkIT campus for the DkIT Sport car park at 5.05pm.


The iHCI 2023 symposium is hosted by the School of Informatics and Creative Arts and the School of Health and Science in Dundalk Institute of Technology. The Co-Chairs are:

  • Dr. Kieran Nolan, Co-Director Creative Arts Research Centre, School of Informatics and Creative Arts
  • Dr. Julie Doyle, Director NetwellCASALA, School of Health and Science

Local Organising Committee: 

  • Dr. Oonagh Giggins, NetwellCASALA, DkIT
  • Dr. Michael Wilson, NetwellCASALA, DkIT
  • Dr. Orla Moran, NetwellCASALA, DkIT
  • Ms. Suzanne Smith, NetwellCASALA, DkIT
  • Ms. Breda Connor, NetwellCASALA, DkIT
  • Ms Patricia McAleer, NetwellCASALA, DkIT
  • Dr. Bride Mallon, School of Informatics and Creative Arts, DkIT
  • Mr. Enda Finn, School of Informatics and Creative Arts, DkIT 

Submissions Details

The deadline for submissions for both streams is 1st September 2023. Notification of acceptance is October 9th 2023.

Track 1: The Paper Presentation Track

The paper presentation track is a showcase of work by HCI researchers on the island of Ireland, and Irish researchers based internationally, that have published in leading HCI or related venues over the period 2022 – 2023. Examples of venues include CHI, BHCI, CSCW, ECSCW, PDC, DIS, Mobile HCI, NordiCHI, IJHCS, TOCHI, IwC and other highly ranked international HCI conferences and journals. The aim is to give authors the opportunity to share their research with a local audience.

A link to submit a presentation proposal (title, presenter/author name, abstract, venue presented) should be submitted below.

Submit Paper Presentation

The authors of accepted presentations will be provided the opportunity to deliver an oral presentation during the symposium.

Track 2: The Posters Track

The posters track is intended to display the depth and breadth of HCI research in Ireland and to encourage conversations and networking. We encourage submissions that focus on HCI and related disciplines. We particularly encourage submissions from early-career researchers and postgraduate students in Ireland, or Irish researchers working abroad.

The poster track will also include a quick-fire pitch of your work.

A 300 – 500 word abstract for the poster track should be submitted below.

Submit Poster

If accepted, abstracts will be published with a DOI number to allow authors to reference their work.