Hi this is Prof. Sawabe.
I attended HCII2023 and gave a presentation.
This was my first time attending HCII and my first time in Copenhagen, Denmark (the venue).
I arrived in Denmark after a 19-hour flight via Doha (transit).
What is this conference about?:
HCI INTERNATIONAL 2023 25TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERACTION AC Bella Sky Hotel and Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
The parallel sessions were held from morning (around 8:00) to evening (around 18:00).
Of course, you can freely attend any session you like, so you can pick up only the presentations you are interested in.
Through the lectures I attended and the ones I presented, I found that various efforts are being made around the world on the topic of ICT for the elderly, and some of the services are actually being used by elderly users.
The content of my presentation was about the operation of a service that uses smartphone agents to listen to how people use their smartphones and their smartphone problems, but there are not many approaches using agents (characters) yet. (I felt that most research assumes that elderly users already have smartphones and use them normally. I think there is a big challenge here!)
Denmark itself is a very laid-back country, and the temperature outside was cool (about 20 degrees Celsius on average, while it was about 35 degrees Celsius in Japan at that time…). It was also cool (or cold) inside the hotel, so we had to buy clothes locally. The tax rate was so high that even a set of Mac🙆D cost about 2,000 yen (!!!!). The LEGO store was very crowded, as you would expect from the birthplace of LEGO.