Together with Carmen Santoro I edited the PACMHCI Engineering Interactive Computing Systems (EICS) issue, with papers presented at EICS 2023. The EICS track of the PACM-HCI is the primary venue for research contributions at the intersection of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Software Engineering. This year, over the three rounds of submissions, for the issue of PACM-HCI we received 68 valid submissions (out of 90 submissions in total), of which we carefully selected 19 papers, bringing our acceptance rate to 27.9%. The result of this selection process is presented in this issue of the Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction. Work presented at EICS covers all stages of the engineering life-cycle of interactive systems - inception, requirements, design, specification, coding, data analytics, validation and verification, deployment and maintenance.
On a side note: EICS might well be the longest running HCI conference in the field. Although it only has been an ACM SigCHI sponsored conference since 2009, EICS is a continuation and merge of a series of conferences, symposiums and workshops – most notably the IFIP supported conference on Engineering HCI (EHCI) – that shared a common interest: the engineering aspects of HCI. The annual workshops on Design, Specification and Verification of Interactive Systems (DSV-IS) and on Task, Models and Diagrams for UI Design (TaMoDia) were also merged into the EICS conference series, as well as the tri-annual International Conference on Computer-Aided Design of User Interfaces (CADUI).