ICT.OPEN 2024 is the annual Dutch Research Council (NWO) ICT conference in the Netherlands. This year it took place on 10 & 11 April at the Beatrix Theater, Jaarbeurs Utrecht. ICT.OPEN brings professionals from all ICT research disciplines and industries together to learn, share ideas, and network.

HCI for Social Good

For the second year in a row the CHI NL community had great impact at ICT.OPEN hosting the Human Computer Interaction for Social Good track in line with the conference theme Science in the Service of Society. The track was made possible by CHI NL together with the broader HCI community that enthusiastically contributed to the tracks’s organization. Track chairs were Maartje de Graaf and Gido Hakvoort, while Khiet Truong, Eelco Herder, Shakila Shayan, and Sanne Kistemaker served as track committee members.

This year the track received 28 submissions showing that HCI is not just a frontier research field but also has significant societal impact. We ended up with 5 presentations, 10 posters, and 4 fantastic demos.

Vasileios Milias receiving the ICT.OPEN Demo Award

Illustrating the importance and potential impact of HCI research the ICT.OPEN Demo Award was won by Vasileios Milias for his demo on CTwalk: Mapping pedestrian (co)accessibility.

Responsible Data Science

Additionally, members of the CHI NL community participated in other tracks such as the Responsible Data Science track which was chaired by Sole Pera and Ujwal Gadiraju.

Esra de Groot receiving the ICT.OPEN Poster Award

In this track Esra de Groot, an active member of the CHI NL community, won the ICT.OPEN Poster Award for her work on Customizable and Evolving Avatars to Improve Worker Engagement and Foster a Sense of Community in Online Crowd Work.

We are looking forward to continuing CHI NL’s presence at ICT.OPEN 2025, and beyond! 🚀

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CHI Nederland (CHI NL) is celebrating its 25th year anniversary this year, and we have much in store to acknowledge this occasion. Stay tuned!