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3rd Joint ERCIM - JST Workshop (2022)

Venue: Inria Rocquencourt
Dates: 20-21 October 2022


ERCIM (European Research Consortium on Informatics and Mathematics) and JST (Japan Science and Technology Agency) are co-organizing the 3rd joint workshop on ‘Humans and Interactions in Intelligent and Extended Reality (XR) Environments’. This workshop aims to present recent results and emerging R&D work conducted in European institutions and in the context of the JST AIP (Advanced Integrated Intelligence Platform) project in Japan. It is expected to provide an opportunity to its European and Japanese participants to be updated with the state of the art in this area, as well as to explore prospects of collaboration that may arise in the context of European programs and the relevant counterpart initiatives of JST.

The ushering of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in our everyday lives and the arrival of XR as a prominent means for Generation Alpha to socialize, learn and play in virtual 3D spaces, such as Metaverse, are introducing yet another paradigm shift and pave the way for reconsidering existing interaction methods in intelligent environments that are expected to progressively surround us. At the same time, addressing human needs and requirements, through the use of newfangled digital technology, are also being reconsidered under the perspective of human-centered approaches that aim to ensure that humans are always in the loop. To this end, Ambient Intelligence (AmI), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Extended Reality (XR) technologies, are contemplated afresh, also taking stock and exploiting established approaches and practices from more mature domains, including the Web, Mobile and Wearable Computing. New developments give rise to interaction possibilities in emerging hybrid worlds, where the physical environment is interweaved with virtual environments and hitherto unforeseen interaction opportunities for humans unwind.

The above provide the background and lay the foundations for this workshop, with the objective to capture and bring to light recent research results, emerging design frameworks and technical solutions that address issues concerned with the human presence and active participation in evolving intelligent and highly interactive hybrid environments, so as to ensure that humans will be comfortable and safe interacting within them, and not become overwhelmed.

Of particular interest for this workshop are endeavors and R&D results in the following five application domains: (i) Living and working environments; (ii) Digital Presentation of and Interaction with Cultural Heritage; (iii) Adaptive Learning, Training and Education; (iv) Games and Serious Games; and (v) Entertainment, Interactive Media, and Social Media.

Abstracts and brief biographies of the speakers

The abstracts of the presentations together with a brief biography of the JST speakers and the European speakers are available online


Day-1 (20 October 2022)

08:45 - 09:00 Welcome
09:00 - 09:30 1st Keynote speech JST-K1: Tadashi Okoshi (Keio University), “Acute Interaction: adaptive Human AI Interaction supporting human bounded rationality.”
Chair: Takayuki Ito (Kyoto University)
09:30 - 11:30

Session A: “Humans and Interactions: HCI, VR/AR, Cognitive aspects”
Chair: Nicolas Spyratos

09:30 - 10:00 Invited speaker: Wojciech Samek (Fraunhofer HHI, Germany), “Human-Machine Interactions Through Explanations”

10:00 - 10:30 Invited speaker: Guillaume Lopez (Aoyama Gakuin University), “Heatstroke Risk Prevention by Information & Environmental Wearables”

10:30 - 11:00 Invited speaker: Stavroula Ntoa (ICS-FORTH, Greece), “Interactive Visual Exploration of Big Relational Datasets”

11:00 - 11:30 Invited speaker: Hirotaka Osawa (Keio University, Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of Japan), “Human-Agent Interaction: New Vision for Augmentation of Social Intelligence”

11:30 - 12:00 Refreshment Break
12:00 - 13:00

Session B: “Emerging hybrid worlds, transitions and transformations”
Chair: Naoto Yanai (Osaka University)

12:00 - 12:30  Invited speaker: Kaori Ota (Muroran Institute of Tech), “Self-Optimizating Wirelesss Communication Environments Assisted by RIS”

12:30 - 13:00  Invited speaker: Theophanis Tsandilas (Inria, France), “Reflecting on how extended reality supports creative tasks”

13:00 - 13:30 2nd Keynote speech: Anatole Lecuyer (Inria, France), “Shaping the future of 3D interaction with virtual worlds”
Chair: Dimitris Plexousakis
13:30 - 14:30 Lunch Break
14:30 - 15:30

Session B: “Emerging hybrid worlds, transitions and transformations” (continued)
Chair: Wojciech Samek

14:30 - 15:00  Invited speaker: Naoto Yanai (Osaka University), “Security Research on Blockchain”

15:00 - 15:30       Invited speaker:  Ferran Argelaguet (Inria. France) “Creating Rich Tactile Virtual Reality Experiences using Electrotactile Feedback”

15:30 – 16:00 Refreshment Break
16:00 – 17:00 Session C: “Social computing and simulations”
Chair: Ko Takeuchi (Kyoto University)        

16:00 - 16:30  Invited speaker: George Margetis (ICS-FORTH, Greece) “Empowering prosumer communities for interactive media content creation”

16:00 - 17:00  Invited speaker: Keisuke Fujii (Nagoya University), “Learning multi-agent rules from real-world trajectory data”

17:00-18:00 Steering Committee (closed) meeting

Day-2 (21 October 2022)

08:30 - 09:00 3rd Keynote speech: Norbert Streitz (Smart Future Initiative, Germany), “The Future is Hybrid, Cooperative and Citizen-Centered”
Chair: Constantine Stephanidis
09:00 – 10:00

Session C: “Social computing and simulations” (continued)

09:00 - 09:30 Invited speaker: Monica Divitini (NTNU, Norway), “Social computing and data sharing everywhere: Using games to promote users’ awareness”

09:30 - 10:00 Invited speaker: Koh Takeuchi (Kyoto University), “Toward AI-supported decision makings on crowd movement guidance with spatio-temporal causal inference frameworks”

10:00 - 11:00 Session D: “Real World Applications”
Chair: Monica Divitini       

10:00 - 10:30  Invited speaker: Tadayoshi Aoyama (Nagoya University), “Macro-Micro Interaction Technology and Its Applications”

10:30 - 11:00  Invited speake: Irene Viola (CWI, Netherlands), “Experiencing Cultural Heritage in Social VR”

11:00 – 11:30 Refreshment Break
11:30 - 12:30

Session D: “Real World Applications” (continued)
Chair: Tadayoshi Aoyama (Nagoya University)

11:30 - 12:00 Invited speaker: Kenji Kato (National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology), “Assistive Robots for Older People and Its Applications in Nursing Care Field”

12:00 - 12:30 Invited speaker: Fabio Paterno (CNR-ISTI, Italy), “Humanations for End-User Creation and Control of Daily Automations in Intelligent Environments”

12:30 - 13:30

Session E: “Ethical and Legal aspects”
Chair: Stavroula Ntoa
12:30 - 13:00 Invited speaker: Lilian Mitrou (Aegean University, Greece) and Maria Piskopani, (University of Nottingham) “Metaverse: legal and ethical issues”

13:00 - 13:30 Invited speaker: Susumu Ohnuma (Hokkaido University), “Experimental democracy: consensus process towards diverse common goods”

13:30 - 14:30 Lunch Break
14:30 - 15:30

Session E: “Ethical and Legal aspects” (continued)
Chair: Susumu Ohnuma (Hokkaido University)

14:30 - 15:00 Invited speakers: Emma Teodoro Martínez and Andrea Guillén (UAB, Spain), “Ethical and legal aspects of human-centricity in smart factories: The OPTIMAI approach”

15:00 - 15:30 Invited speaker: Hidenobu Sumioka (ATR), “Ethical consideration of companion robots for people with dementia”

15:30 - 16:00 4th Keynote speech: Yorie Nakahira (CMU), “Assuring safety in intelligent systems.”
Chair: Takayuki Ito (Kyoto University)
16:00 - 16:30 Refreshment Break
16:30 – 18:00 Plenary Panel Session

Chairs: Constantine Stephanidis and Takayuki Ito

JST Panelists: Hirotaka Osawa, Yorie Nakahira, Hidenobu Sumioka
ERCIM Panelists: Norbert Streitz, Monica Divitini, George Margetis

Discussions with the active participation of all attendees.

18:00 Closing statements

Program Committee Chairs:

(ERCIM) Prof. Constantine Stephanidis, ICS-FORTH and University of Crete, Greece

(JST) Prof. Takayuki Ito, Head of Department of Social Informatics, Kyoto University

Program Committee Members:

(JST) Prof. Tadayoshi Aoyama, Nagoya University
(JST) Prof. Hidenobu Sumioka, ATR
(JST) Prof. Tadashi Okoshi, Keio University
(JST) Prof. Keisuke Fujii, Nagoya University
(JST) Prof. Yorie Nakahira, CMU
(JST) Prof. Kaoru Ota, Muroran Institute of Technology
(ERCIM) Dr. Martin Hachet, Inria, FRANCE
(ERCIM) Dr. Wojciech Samek, Fraunhofer, Germany
(ERCIM) Dr. Matthias Peissner, Fraunhofer-IAO, Germany
(ERCIM) Dr. Eija Kaasinen, VTT, Finland
(ERCIM) Prof. Carsten Röcker, Fraunhofer-IOSB, Germany
(ERCIM) Prof. Yuzuru Tanaka, ICS-FORTH
(ERCIM) Dr. Monica Divitini, NTNU, Norway
(ERCIM) Dr. Nicolas Roussel, Inria, FRANCE
(ERCIM) Dr. Pablo Cesar, CWI, The Netherlands

Participation is by invitation only 

Speakers and invited participants will receive an invitation to register by email.


Inria Rocquencourt site:
Domaine de Voluceau Rocquencourt
78153 Le Chesnay Cedex
Tel: 01 39 63 55 11

Upon arrival, please go to the reception of the site. You will get a badge with the wifi code.

How to get to the Inria headquarters:

A bus (or taxi) transfer from Versailles to Inria HQ and back for the 2 days of the
Workshop will be organised.

Recommended hotels:

Hotel des Roys***, 14 avenue de Paris, 78000 Versailles
Hotel Versailles Chantiers***, 18 Rue Benjamin Franklin, 78000 Versailles
Hotel Le Luis Versailles Château Mc Gallerie****, 2 bis Avenue de Paris, 78000 Versailles

Location of the recommended hotels in Versailles
Location of the recommended hotels in Versailles.