Special Issue "Looking at the Future of Human-Computer Interaction"

A special issue of Machines (ISSN 2075-1702).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2014)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Denis Lalanne

Human-IST Institute & Department of Informatics, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
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Interests: human-computer interaction; multimodal interaction; information visualization; tangible interaction; gestural interaction; affective user interfaces; adaptive user interfaces
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Gerhard Rigoll

Institute for Human-Machine Communication Munich University of Technology (TUM) Munich, Germany
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Interests: multimodal human-machine communication; speech and handwriting recognition; gesture recognition; face detection and identification; action and emotion recognition; interactive augmented and virtual environments

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This special issue targets recent research advancements in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). Innovative contributions in multimodal processing for HCI or addressing novel interaction paradigms and techniques are equally sought. This issue especially welcomes visions about the future of both human-centered approaches with consideration of human factors and values, as well as technology-driven contributions with technical papers addressing the recent development of advanced processing techniques (recognition of gestures, speech, emotions, activities, etc.) and interaction techniques (adaptive user interfaces, affective user interfaces, multimodal interaction, tangible and gestural interaction, interaction in virtual and augmented reality environments, etc.). Position papers and state of the art reviews will be especially welcome.

Dr. Denis Lalanne
Prof. Dr. Gerhard Rigoll
Guest Editors


Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website. If this special issue collects more than 10 papers, it will be made available in printed book format.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Machines is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. For the first couple of issues the Article Processing Charge (APC) will be waived for well-prepared manuscripts. English correction and/or formatting fees of 250 CHF (Swiss Francs) will be charged in certain cases for those articles accepted for publication that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections.


  • human-computer interaction
  • multimodal interaction
  • multimodal human-machine communication
  • speech and handwriting recognition
  • gesture recognition
  • face detection and identification
  • action and emotion recognition
  • interactive augmented and virtual environments
  • tangible interaction
  • gestural interaction
  • affective user interfaces
  • adaptive user interfaces

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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