ABOUT ME

I am Assistant Professor (*Lecturer in UK) in Interactive Systems in the School of Computing and Communication at Lancaster University. I am affiliate faculty at the Data Science Institute in Lancaster.  I am part of the Interactive Systems (technical HCI) group.


Research — My research is in the field of Computer Science, with a focus on Human-Computer Interaction and Interactive System. I work on topics around cross-device computing, augmented reality, physical computing, and IoT systems. My work combines human-centred design concepts with new interactive systems, machine learning, toolkits and interaction techniques. My PhD thesis is on activity-centric cross-device computing.


As part of my research I have collaborated with industry research partners such as Microsoft, Intel, Samsung, Bosch or Digital Catapult as the research has applications in knowledge work, clinical domains, smart cities/urban IoT, and manufacturing. 


Teaching — I teach in the Computer Science undergraduate and graduate programs at Lancaster University. Currently, I convene and direct SCC.412 Advanced Human-Computer Interaction and teach part of SCC.402 on Innovations in Interactive Systems. As part of the Institute of Coding program, I convene and teach SCC.024, a 3-week blended learning minor module on Digital Crafting and Making.


Services — I regularly serve as reviewer or committee member for leading ACM Conferences including CHI, UIST, CSCW, UbiComp, ISS, DIS and TEI. At Lancaster University I am currently Director of Outeach for the Computer Science department. — other activities.


Latest: full papers accepted to Communications of ACM, ACM CHI2019 and ACM DIS 2019. I currently serve as an AC for TEI'19 and ISS'19.

STEVEN HOUBEN

Assistant Professor* in Interactive Systems
Lancaster University, United Kingdom

Office D36, Infolab, Lancaster University Campus.

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TEACHING 2019  2020

SCC.024 Digital Crafting and Making

BSc. - Lent term

SCC.402 Interactive Computing

MSc. - Michaelmas term

SCC.412 Advanced HCI

MSc. - Lent term

Previous teaching.

RESEARCH GROUP

Kim Sauvé (PhD)

Dominic Potts (PhD)

Thomas Wells (PhD)

Matthew Templeton (Intern)

Edward Thompson (Visitor)

Other students/projects.

CURRENT ROLES

Director of Outreach SCC

AC for TEI'2020 Conference

other activities.

WORK EXPERIENCE


2016 - now Assistant Professor (Lecturer) in Interactive Systems at Lancaster University

                           Research on Augmented Reality, Wearable Computing, Sensor-based Systems, and IoT Ecologies.


2015 - 2016 Postdoctoral Research Associate at University College London and Intel ICRI labs

                           Research on new interfaces and systems for interaction with Urban IoT systems.


2011 - 2014 — Marie-Curie Research Fellow in ITN IcareNet at IT University of Copenhagen

                           Research on new intelligent context-aware systems for healthcare and Activity-Based Computing


2015 — PhD in Computer Science - Human-Computer Interaction at IT University of Copenhagen

2011 — MSc in Computer Science - Human-Computer Interaction at Hasselt University

2008 — BS in Information Technology at PXL University of Applied Sciences and Arts


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS


These are a selection of my most relevant publications. Since 2012, I've published about 60 papers, demos, workshop abstract, book chapters, magazine articles, etc... Please find the full updated list on Google Scholardblp and ACM DL.

Activity-Centric Computing Systems

J. E. Bardram, S. Jeuris, P. Tell, S. Houben, S. Voida

In Communications of the ACM, August 2019, Vol. 62 No. 8, Pages 72-81 (CACM'19)

Online article  video


Roam-IO: Engaging with People Tracking Data through an Interactive Physical Data Installation

S. Houben , B. Bengler, D. Gavrilov, S. Gallacher, V. Nisi , N. J. Nunes, L. Capra and Y. Rogers

In Proceedings of the 2019 ACM conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS'19)

pdf


Cross-Device Taxonomy Survey, Opportunities and Challenges of Interactions Across Multiple Devices

F. Brudy, C. Holz, R. Rädle, C. Wu, S. Houben , C. Klokmose and N. Marquardt
In Proceedings of the 2019 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI’19).
pdfdata (released after publication)


EagleView: A Video Analysis Tool for Visualising and Querying Spatial Interactions of People and Devices
F. Brudy, S. Suwanwatcharachat, W. Zhang, S. Houben and N. Marquardt
In Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces (ISS’18)

Best Paper Honorable Mention Award – top 5%

pdf — talk video — video — source code


Collaborative Affordances of Medical Records
J.E. Bardram and S. Houben (* joined first author)
In the Journal of Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 2018 (JSCSW'18).

online open access link 


Evaluation Strategies for HCI Toolkit Research
D. Ledo, S. Houben*, J. Vermeulen, N. Marquardt, L. Oelberg and S. Greenberg  (* shared first author)
In Proceedings of the 2018 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI’18).
pdfdata — talk video — teaser video


Investigating the Role of an Overview Device in Multi-Device Collaboration
F. Brudy, J. Budiman, S. Houben and N. Marquardt
In Proceedings of the 2018 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI’18).
pdf — talk video


EagleSense: Tracking People and Devices in Interactive Spaces using Real-Time Top-View Depth-Sensing
C. Wu, S. Houben and N. Marquardt
In Proceedings of the 2017 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI’17).
pdf — source — video


CurationSpace: Cross-Device Content Curation Using Instrumental Interaction
F. Brudy, S. Houben, N. Marquardt and Y. Rogers
In Proceedings of the 2016 ACM International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces (ISS’16).

pdf — video


Physikit: Data Engagement Through Physical Ambient Visualizations in the Home
S. Houben, C. Golsteijn, S. Gallacher, R. Johnson, S. Bakker, N. Marquardt, L. Capra and Y. Rogers
In Proceedings of the 2016 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI’16).
Best Paper Honorable Mention Award – top 4%

pdf — teaser video — full video

WatchConnect: A Toolkit for Prototyping Smartwatch-Centric Cross-Device Applications
S. Houben, N. Marquardt
In Proceedings of the 2015 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI’15).
pdf — source — talk video — teaser video — full video


Collaborative Affordances of Hybrid Patient Record Technologies in Medical Work
S. Houben, M. Frost, J.E. Bardram
In Proceedings of the 2015 ACM conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work. (CSCW’15)

pdf


ActivitySpace: Managing Device Ecologies in an Activity-Centric Configuration Space
S. Houben, P. Tell, J.E. Bardram
In Proceedings of the 2014 ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces (ITS’14
Best Paper Honorable Mention Award – top 5%

pdf — video


HyPR Device: Mobile Support for Hybrid Patient Records
S. Houben, M. Frost, J.E. Bardram
In Proceedings of the 2014 ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces (ITS’14)

pdf

 

Laevo: A Temporal Desktop Interface for Integrated Knowledge Work
S. Jeuris, S. Houben, J.E. Bardram
In Proceedings of the 2014 ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST’14)

pdf — teaser video — video


Activity-Centric Support for Ad Hoc Knowledge Work – A Case Study of co-Activity Manager
S. Houben, J.E. Bardram, J. Vermeulen, K. Luyten and K. Coninx.
In Proceedings of the 2013 SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI’13). 

pdf — teaser video


ReticularSpaces: Activity-Based Computing Support for Distributed and Collaborative Smart Spaces
J.E. Bardram, S. Gueddana, S. Houben and S. Nielsen. (* alphabetic author order)
In Proceedings of the 2012 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, (CHI’12)

pdf — video