Call for Participation

Call for participation: smart@work

Dresden International Spring School
on Human Technology Cooperation 2017

March 5 to 11, 2017

Closing date for applications: January 13, 2017

Dear colleagues,

we invite you to participate at the International Spring School on Human Technology Cooperation “smart@work”, which will be held in Dresden, Germany, from March 5 to 11, 2017. The event mainly targets PhD students, researchers and skilled practitioners.

Within the field of human technology cooperation, smart@work will focus on how human beings can interact with machines and computers in future work scenarios. The goal is to facilitate cooperation between people and technology as partners on equal footing, and to benefit from their respective strengths. With the objective of satisfying needs from multiple perspectives, several disciplines collaborate, aiming for major key aspects such as:

  • Designing professional work of the future in a holistic way with the human-in-the-loop
  • Using novel smart technologies including mobile devices and Augmented or Mixed Reality experiences
  • Investigating appropriate natural multimodal interaction and visualization approaches
  • Applying novel prototyping, fabrication and user experience evaluation techniques

For seven days, PhD students and Postdocs from around the world will discuss and elaborate a vision of being smart@work. Leading international scientists will share their experience at the highest international level. A broad mix of lectures, keynote speeches, workshops, hands-on sessions and excursions will stimulate the academic exchange and foster focused, results-oriented, and high quality scientific work. The workshop will be accompanied by leisure activities in the beautiful city of Dresden, the cosmopolitan metropolis of art and science.

We are happy to welcome three internationally recognized experts as keynote speakers:

  • Stephen Brewster (Multimodal Interaction Group, University of Glasgow)
  • Patrick Baudisch (Human Computer Interaction Lab, Hasso Plattner Institute at Potsdam University)
  • Axel Platz (Corporate Technology – User Interface Design, Siemens AG)

Besides an interesting week, we also offer all participants basic financial support:

  • Free accommodation, basic meals, local transport
  • Travel allowance up to several hundred Euros (depending on individual travel costs)

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To apply or to inquire further information send an email to: <>.

Information what is needed for your application can be found at:

The registration is open until January 13, 2017.