Human Computer Interaction Perspectives on Industry 4.0

Guest Editors


• Ralf Klamma, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

• Viktoria Pammer-Schindler, Graz University of Technology, Austria

• Mario Aehnelt, Fraunhofer IGD, Rostock, Germany



Important dates


• Deadline: April 30, 2018 -> May 28, 2018 (extended)
• Notification to the authors: June 30, 2018 -> August 15, 2018
• Camera ready paper: July 20, 2018 -> August 30, 2018
• Publication of the special issue: mid September, 2018





Information technologies in the form of networked things, automation, data analytics and artificial intelligence allow for evolutionary and revolutionary progress in industry (Industry 4.0). On this focus day we connect technical and human factors aspects by discussing deep learning as one of the game changing algorithms, methods and technologies for Industry 4.0, and the impact on how industrial work will be conducted in the future. 



Topics of Interest


The seven main scientific topics considered in this special issue are:


• Cognitive support and cognitive automation for human understanding and decision processes

• Visual support by augmented or virtual reality for complex data or knowledge-intensive work tasks

•  Smart learning or situated learning for a professional and self-regulated work life in production and assembly

• Data usability for workers supporting intuitive handling of complex and heterogeneous data

• Division of work between humans and machines in the Industry 4.0. What are the capabilities of computers? What should be done by humans? What are the unique competences of humances and machines?

• Mobile assistence for supportin human on the shop floor. Potentials, challenges and visions for flexible, mobile assistance systems

• Experierence of workers with new technologies in smart industrial environments    



Submission procedure 


All submissions (abstracts and later final manuscripts) must be original and may not be under review by another publication.

The manuscripts should be submitted anonymized either in .doc or in .rtf format. 
All papers will be blindly peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers. Perspective participants are invited to submit a 8-20 pages paper (including authors' information, abstract, all tables, figures, references, etc.). 
The paper should be written according to the IxD&A authors' guidelines .

Submission page -> link
(when submitting the paper please choose Domain Subjects under: 'IxD&A special issue on: ‘Human Computer Interaction Perspectives on Industry 4.0')

For scientific advices and for any query please contact the guest-editor:


• klamma [at] dbis [dot] rwth-aachen [dot] de

• mario [dot] aehnelt [at] igd-r [dot] fraunhofer [dot] de

• vpammer [at] know-center [dot] at


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