6th International Working Conference on Human-Centred Software Engineering
8th International Working Conference on Human Error, Safety, and System Development

Keynotes announcedApril 5th

Opening Keynote: Danica Kragic - Human-machine interaction and collaboration: systems, safety and liability

Closing Keynote: Ivar Jacobson - The future of Human-centred software engineering

Welcome to the jointly organized
6th HCSE and 8th HESSD

HCSE and HESSD are IFIP TC 13 working conferences that bring together researchers and practitioners. For the first time, they will be jointly organized by IFIP Working Groups WG 13.2 and WG 13.5. HCSE is targeted towards user interface design, combining software engineering and human-computer interaction and integrating human-centered design with software engineering processes. HESSD is concerned with the role and impact of human error in design, management and operation of safety-critical systems and leading edge techniques for mitigating the impact of human error in complex systems.

HCSE+HESSD 2016 will be held at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, the capital city of Sweden.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:


  • contributions to the theory and best practices of
  • user-centered design
  • design and architectural patterns for interactive systems
  • involvement of end-users, clients and stakeholders in the development process of interactive systems
  • innovative methods for identifying end-user requirements for interactive systems
  • integration of user experience in development processes
  • methods for designing, building and assessing interactive systems beyond the desktop (e.g. the living room, ubiquitous and multi-display, cockpits, etc.)
  • models and model-based approaches for building interactive systems
  • integration of multiple properties (e.g. usability, security, reliability, user experience, privacy, accessibility, etc.) in software development
  • socio-technical aspects of interactive software development
  • software architectures for interactive systems
  • rational design and traceability of design choices.


  • risk-based approaches to critical inter-active systems and infrastructure security
  • reliability and dependability of interactive systems
  • accident investigation and 'lessons lear-ned' techniques
  • designing for human error forecasting, prevention, tolerance and removal
  • techniques for analyzing technical failure as well as human and managerial 'error'
  • usability in safety-critical systems
  • management of conflicting properties for the design, development and operation of critical systems
  • from design and development to training of operators
  • collaboration and collaborative systems as dependa- bility mechanism for command and control systems
  • automation design, function allocation and task migration as design option for dependable operations

Stockholm, Sweden

August 29th-31th, 2016

Supporting Institutions and Sponsors