Call: “HCI Perspectives on Industry 4.0” issue of Interaction Design and Architecture(s) Journal (IxD&A)

Call for Papers

Special Issue on
Human Computer Interaction Perspectives on Industry 4.0
to be published at the
Interaction Design and Architecture(s) Journal (IxD&A)
(ISSN 1826-9745, eISSN 2283-2998)

IxD&A implements the Gold Open Access (OA) road to its contents with no charge to the authors (submission & paper processing)


Guest Editors:

  • Ralf Klamma, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  • Viktoria Pammer-Schindler, Graz University of Technology, Austria
  • Mario Aehnelt, Fraunhofer IGD, Rostock, Germany


  • Deadline: May 28, 2018 (extended)
  • Notification to the authors: June 30, 2018
  • Camera ready paper: July 20, 2018
  • Publication of the special issue: beginning of August, 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.


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 humans and machines?
  • Mobile assistance for supporting human on the shop floor. Potentials, challenges and visions for flexible, mobile assistance systems
  • Experience of workers with new technologies in smart industrial environments


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

The manuscripts should be submitted either in .doc or in .rtf format.

All papers will be blindly peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers.

Authors are invited to submit 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:


Link to the paper submission page:

(Please upload all submissions using the Submission page. When submitting the paper, please, choose Domain Subjects under: “IxD&A special issue on: Human Computer Interaction Perspectives on Industry 4.0”)

More information on the submission procedure and on the characteristics of the paper format can be found on the website of the IxD&A Journal where information on the copyright policy and responsibility of authors, publication ethics and malpractice are published.

For scientific advice and queries, please contact any of the guest-editors below and mark the subject as:
IxD&A special issue on: Human Computer Interaction Perspectives on Industry 4.0.

  • 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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