Below is the list of symposia available for registered conference attendees.

If you would like to submit a symposium proposal, please do so at before the 15th of March.

Accepted papers will be published in the main HAR Conference proceedings in Lecture Notes in Computer Sciences.

Submission style is the same as for the main conference. Submit paper. Abstracts can be submitted individually to be included in one of the symposia and will be reviewed in the same way as abstracts submitted for the main conference.

Submission deadline: 5th of April for abstracts, 20th of May for papers.

  • Bruno de Finetti and the question of rationality (BFQR).
    • Bruno de Finetti (13 June 1906 – 20 July 1985) is known as one of the main founders of subjective probability theory. He also wrote extensively on genetics, economics, demography, mathematics education, teacher training, psychology, cybernetics, philosophy, logic and mathematical analysis. The symposium focuses on the applications of Finetti’s ideas to the understanding of human ‘rationality’. Without being exhaustive, contributions from the fields of psychology, philosophy, economics, linguistics and logic are welcome.
  • Nudges, boosts and design (NBD).
    • Historically, design is the approach stemming from ergonomics, which seeks to conceptualise how the form of any product can determine its use (Norman, 1988). This ranges from the most classical school design, which defines roles and places for everyone, to software interfaces, which impose a standard that children as young as two years old internalise (Ellis & Blashki, 2004). With nudges, the aim is to go one step further by designing a form of ergonomics that will manipulate the user (Thaler & Sunstein, 2008). Boosts, on the contrary, seek to mobilise a consciousness, an assumed inclination of thought, to extend and anchor it, through a similar process of manipulation (Hetrwig & Grüne-Yanoff, 2017). In the world of education and training, the three modalities structure space and time. This symposium seeks to identify and understand their nature and positioning through research in the field of education and training.
  • Rationalising learner activity for learning analysis (RLALA).
    • This symposium is concerned with studies that include observations of learner activity by recording learners’ on-screen activity and their bodily movements, while they carry out a learning task on a computer, to characterise and analyse their learning activity.
  • Rationality and technologies tackling climate change (RTCC).
    • Symposium funded by the Erasmus+ European program as part of the EDUS4EL Project.
    • The main interest of the workshop lies in the challenges facing changing behaviors in the face of climate change. The workshop will develop aspects of human rationality that make changing our behaviors difficult and will also explore technologies that could help tackle this difficult issue.