march 11TH - 15TH 2024

SPP Winter School 2024

The annual SPP2199 Winter school retreat was held in Mürren, Switzerland from the 11th to the 15th of March 2024. Thirty-six attendees gathered in this five-day event to discuss plans and progress of their joint projects as well as the individual PhD-projects of the students.

PhD students in attendance presented posters of their most recent publications, their main PhD topics and some of their ongoing work for critique and advice from their peers and consortium members.

PhD Students during the interactive posters session.

Three exciting keynotes by Florian Michahelles (TU Vienna), Eva Hornecker (Bauhaus University Weimar) and Christian Holz (ETH Zurich) provided food for thought and sparked lively discussions. The work program included workshops on methods such as Thematic Analysis, practical tips on publication writing, as well as an outlook on job opportunities beyond the PhD.

Participants enjoying the keynotes and the physical activities.

An introduction into the Curling sport provided excellent opportunities to socialize.

The primary outcomes from the winter school were, planned joint publications in areas of scalability, proposals on a PhD qualification program to incorporate into the coming years of the second phase of this priority program and strengthening of synergies among participants, even those in different priority programs, with the understanding that their work has many intersections and similarities which ultimately benefit from increased cooperation and collaboration. 

Monday, 11.03. Tuesday, 12.03. Wednesday, 13.03. Thursday, 14.03. Friday, 15.03.
before 09 Travel / Arrival Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
0900-1030 Welcome to all Keynote “How can we become more human by AI/IoT/…?” by Florian Michahelles, TU Wien Group Picture Excursion (depending on the weather) Method Workshop Papers: Reviewing (Susanne Boll), Paper Storyline (Jan Borchers), CHI / UIST Paper Clinic (Jürgen Steimle) Plenary, Todos, Farewell
1030-1100 Coffee Coffee Coffee
1100-1230 Method Workshop ”What is research?” (Oliver Hein und Florian Michahelles) SPP PI Meeting (in parallel with) PhD qualification program planning Departure
1230-1400 Lunch Lunch Lunch
1400-1530 Poster Presentation New SPP Projects (Rotation one) Keynote by Christian Holz, ETHZ
1530-1600 Coffee Coffee
1600-1730 Poster PhD project (Rotation two) Report from the current state of the SPP 2199, Keynote Eva Hornecker, Bauhaus Universität Weimar Beyond PhD Time (Florian Alt, Enrico Rukzio)
1730-1900 Informal get together Stroll through Mürren from the Hotel to the Schilthornbahn Method Workshop Qualitative Data, Thematic Analysis (Heiko Müller) Leisure Time, (+ SimGest / GrIPSs meeting + DEUS meeting)
1900 Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner