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Professor
REN, Xiangshi

  • Year of birth: 1965
  • Gender: Male
  • Job titles: Head, Center for Human-Engaged Computing
  • Affiliation:
    - School of Information
    - Information Systems Engineering Course, Department of Engineering, Graduate School of Enginering
    - Infomatics Course, Department of Engineering, Graduate School of Enginering
    - Research Institute
    - Center for Human-Engaged Computing, Research Institute
  • Personal web site: http://www.info.kochi-tech.ac.jp/ren/
Areas of specialization
Laboratory/research office Human-Engaged Computing Laboratory (HECL)
Computer technologies can be found in every corner of the world today, and in every field of human endeavor. Design and evaluation are of critical importance for more efficient interaction between humans and technologies. The Human-Engaged Computing Laboratory (HECL) is an interdisplinary, multicultural laboratory driving next-generation computing with focused emphasis on synergized interactions between humans and computers. HECL deeply integrates with computer science, engineering, philosophy, psychology, eastern knowledge, neuroscience, sociology, and sustainability to technological design and development. The outcome is the realization of full human and digital potential, with a view to enhancing human existence and making a better world for all.
Current reseach topics
Educational background 1996: Doctor
Professional background
Licenses
Academic societies

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Courses

* Courses provided in English are shown with (E) mark

Undergraduate school
  • Seminars on the School of Information
  • Project Research 1
  • Project Research 2
  • Project Research 3
  • Introduction to Human Computer Interaction
  • Guide to the School of Information
  • Graduation Thesis
Graduate school
  • Advanced Human-Computer Interaction
  • Seminar 3
  • Seminar 4
  • Individual Work for Graduate
  • Advanced Seminar 1
  • Advanced Seminar 2

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Research activities

Research papers
  1. Authors: REN Xiangshi
    Title: Rethinking the relationship between humans and computers
    Journal: Computer, Vol. 97, No. 1, pp. 34-44, IEEE
    Year: 2016
  2. Authors: KIMKibum, REN Xiangshi, Seungmoon Choi, Hong Z. Tan
    Title: Assisting people with visual impairments in aiming at a target on a large wall-mounted display
    Journal: Int. J. Human-Computer Studies, Vol. 86, No. 2, pp. 109-120, Elsevier
    Year: 2015
  3. Authors: Xiangshi REN, Shumin Zhai
    Title: Differences and Similarities between Finger and Pen Stroke Gestures on Stationary and Mobile devices
    Journal: ACM Transactions on Computer Human Interaction , Vol. 22, No. 5, pp. 1-22, ACM
    Year: 2015
  4. Authors: KIMKibum, REN Xiangshi
    Title: ShifTable: A Natural Remote Target Selection Technique on Large Displays, Interacting with Computers
    Journal: Interacting with Computers, Vol. 28, No. 2, pp. 181-192, Oxford University Press
    Year: 2015
  5. Authors: REN Xiangshi
    Title: Designing Concurrent Full-Body Gestures for Intense Gameplay
    Journal: International Journal of Human Computer Studies , Vol. 80, No. 8, pp. 1-13, Elsevier
    Year: 2015
  6. Authors: REN Xiangshi, Jian Zhao, Soukoreff R.W., Balakrishnana R.
    Title: A Model of Scrolling on Touch-Sensitive Displays
    Journal:  International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, Vol. 72, No. 12, pp. 805-821,  International Journal of Human-Computer Studies
    Year: 2014
  7. Authors: REN Xiangshi
    Title: Designing Motion Gesture Interfaces in Mobile Phones for Blind People
    Journal: Journal of Computer Science and Technology, Vol. 29, No. 5, pp. 812-824, Springer
    Year: 2014
  8. Authors: TU Huawei, REN Xiangshi
    Title: Optimal Entry Size of Handwritten Chinese Characters in Touch-based Mobile Phones
    Journal: International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, Vol. 29, No. 1, pp. 1-12, Taylor & Francis
    Year: 2012
  9. Authors: SUN Minghui, REN Xiangshi, Shumin Zhai, WANG Feng
    Title: The Impact of Candidate Display Styles for Japanese and Chinese Characters on Input Efficiency.
    Journal: International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, Vol. 71, No. 3, pp. 236-249, Elsevier Ltd.
    Year: 2012
  10. Authors: SUN Minghui, REN Xiangshi
    Title: Investigating the effects of multimodal feedback through tracking state in pen-based interfaces
    Journal: Behaviour & Information Technology, Vol. 30, No. 6, pp. 727-737, Taylor & Francis
    Year: 2011
  11. Authors: REN Xiangshi, ZHOU Xiaolei
    Title: An Investigation of the Usability of the Stylus Pen for Various Age Groups on personal digital assistants
    Journal: Behaviour & Information Technology, Vol. 30, No. 6, pp. 709-726, Taylor & Francis
    Year: 2011
  12. Authors: YIN Jibin, REN Xiangshi
    Title: A study of three novel line-based techniques for multi-target selection
    Journal: International Journal of Innovative Computing, Information and Control (IJICIC), Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 1397-1411, ISSN 1349-4198
    Year: 2011
  13. Authors: Sun M., Ren X., Cao X.
    Title: Effects of Multimodal Error Feedback on Human Performance in Steering Tasks
    Journal: IPSJ Journal, Vol. 51, No. 12, pp. 2375-2383
    Year: 2010
  14. Authors: Wang F, REN Xiangshi
    Title: A Survey of Human Computer Interaction technology for disabled, persons
    Journal: International Journal of Innovative Computing, Information and Control (IJICIC), Vol. 6, No. 6, pp. 2459-2467
    Year: 2010
  15. Authors: Xin Y., Ren X.
    Title: An Investigation of Adaptive Pen Pressure Discretization Method Based on Personal Pen Pressure Use Profile
    Journal: IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems, Vol. E93D, No. 5, pp. 1205-1213
    Year: 2010
  16. Authors: Liu C, REN Xiangshi
    Title: International Journal of Innovative Computing, Information and Control (IJICIC)
    Journal: International Journal of Innovative Computing, Information and Control (IJICIC), Vol. 6, No. 5, pp. 2103-2111
    Year: 2010
  17. Authors: Dong L, Zhang H, REN Xiangshi, Li Y
    Title: Classifier Learning Algorithm Based on Genetic Algorithms
    Journal: International Journal of Innovative Computing, Information and Control (IJICIC), Vol. 6, No. 4, pp. 1973-1981
    Year: 2010
  18. Authors: LIU Chuanyi, REN Xiangshi
    Title: Experimental analysis of mode switching techniques in pen-based user interfaces
    Journal: International Journal of Innovative Computing, Information and Control (IJICIC), Vol. 6, No. 4, pp. 1983-1990
    Year: 2010
  19. Authors: Yin J., Ren X.
    Title: The Empirical Study of Stroke-Based Scrolling Techniques in Pen-based Interfaces
    Journal:  International Journal of Innovative Computing, Information and Control (IJICIC), Vol. 6, No. 3, pp. 1101-1112
    Year: 2010
  20. Authors: Yin J., Ren X.
    Title: An interactive system for Chinese traditional calligraphy and painting
    Journal:  International Journal of Innovative Computing, Information and Control (IJICIC), Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 509-518
    Year: 2010
  21. Authors: Yin J., Ren X., Zhai S.
    Title: Pen Pressure Control in Trajectory-based Interaction, Behaviour & Information Technology
    Journal: Behaviour & Information Technology, Vol. 29, No. 2, pp. 137-148
    Year: 2010
  22. Authors: Zhou X., Ren X.
    Title: An Investigation of Subjective Operational Biases in Steering Tasks Evaluation
    Journal: Behaviour & Information Technology, Vol. 29, No. 2, pp. 125-135
    Year: 2010
  23. Authors: Liu C, REN Xiangshi
    Title: Fluid and natural pen interaction techniques by utilizing multiple input parameters
    Journal: International Journal of Innovative Computing, Information and Control (IJICIC), Vol. 6, No. 5, pp. 2103-2111
    Year: 2010
  24. Authors: Wang F, Syanshi Ren
    Title: Empirical Evaluation for Finger Input Properties in Multi-touch Interaction
    Journal: Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2009, 4- 9 April 2009, Boston, USA), ACM Press, pp. 1063-1072
    Year: 2009
  25. Authors: Xin Y, REN Xiangshi
    Title: A Study of Inherent Pen Input Modalities for Precision Parameter Manipulations during Trajectory Tasks
    Journal: IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems, Vol. E92-D, No. 12, pp. 2454-2461
    Year: 2009
  26. Authors: Wang F, Deng H, Liang B, REN Xiangshi
    Title: A computer-assisted marking system for enhancing education equity
    Journal: International Journal of Innovative Computing, Information and Control (IJICIC), Vol. 5, No. 12A, pp. 4702-4714
    Year: 2009
  27. Authors: Wang F, Cao X, Syanshi Ren, Irani P
    Title: Detecting and Leveraging Finger Orientation for Interaction with Direct-Touch Surfaces
    Journal: Proceedings of ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST 2009, October 4- 7, 2009, Victoria, BC), ACM Press , pp. 23-32
    Year: 2009
  28. Authors: REN Xiangshi, Zhou X
    Title: The Optimal Size of Handwriting Character Input Boxes on PDAs
    Journal: Int. J. Human-Computer Interaction, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. , Vol. 25, No. 8, pp. 762-784
    Year: 2009
  29. Authors: Zhou X, REN Xiangshi
    Title: A Comparison of Pressure and Tilt Input Techniques for Cursor Control
    Journal:  IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems, Vol. E92-D, No. 9, pp. 1683-1691
    Year: 2009
  30. Authors:  Xin Y, REN Xiangshi
    Title: A Study of Inherent Pen Input Modalities for Precision Parameter
    Journal: IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems, Vol. E92-D, No. 12, pp. 2454-2461
    Year: 2009
  31. Authors: Zhou X, REN Xiangshi
    Title: Speed-accuracy Tradeoff Models in Target-based and Trajectory-based Movements
    Journal: International Journal of Innovative Computing, Information and Control (IJICIC), Vol. 5, No. 12A, pp. 4441-4451
    Year: 2009
  32. Authors: Zhang X, REN Xiangshi
    Title: An effective solution for automating the layout of transactional pages
    Journal: International Journal of Innovative Computing, Information and Control (IJICIC), Vol. 4, No. 11, pp. 2899-2910
    Year: 2008
  33. Authors: REN Xiangshi, Zhang X, Kyo K
    Title: Quantifying the Learning Effect in Human Performance Models
    Journal: International Journal of Innovative Computing, Information and Control (IJICIC), Vol. 4, No. 9, pp. 2419-2429
    Year: 2008
  34. Authors: Liu C, REN Xiangshi, Daniels P
    Title: Mobile Devices Strengthen Classroom Management
    Journal: International Journal of Intelligent Engineering and Systems, Vol. 1, No. 3, pp. 9-14
    Year: 2008
  35. Authors: Zhang X, Syanshi Ren, Zha H
    Title: Improving Eye Cursor's Stability for Eye Pointing Tasks
    Journal: Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2008, 5- 10 April 2008, Florence, Italy), ACM Press,, pp. 525-534
    Year: 2008
  36. Authors: Kong J, REN Xiangshi
    Title: The Optimal Calculation Method to Determine the Effective Target Width for the Application of Fitts’ law
    Journal: IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems, Vol. E90-D, No. 4, pp. 753-758
    Year: 2007
  37. Authors: Kong J, REN Xiangshi, SHINOMORI Keizo
    Title: Investigating the influence of colors on the performance of pointing tasks for human interface design
    Journal: IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems, Vol. E90-D, No. 2, pp. 500-508
    Year: 2007
  38. Authors: Noritaka Osaw, REN Xiangshi
    Title:  A Study on Approximate and Fine Adjustments by Hand Motion in an Immersive Environment
    Journal: IPSJ Journal, Vol. 48, No. 11, pp. 3568-3576
    Year: 2007
  39. Authors: Jing Kong, Xiangshi Ren, Keizo Shinomori
    Title: Investigating the influence of colors on the performance of pointing tasks for human interface design.
    Journal: IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems, Vol. 90-D, No. 2, pp. 500-508
    Year: 2007
  40. Authors: Jibin Yin, REN Xiangshi
    Title:  ZWPS and Pressure Scroll: Two Pressure-based Techniques in Pen-based Interfaces
    Journal: IPSJ Journal, Vol. 48, No. 12, pp. 3750-3761
    Year: 2007
  41. Authors: Kong J, REN Xiangshi
    Title: Calculation of Effective Target Width and its Effects on Pointing Tasks
    Journal: IPSJ Journal, Vol. 47, No. 5, pp. 1570-1572
    Year: 2006
  42. Authors: Kong J, REN Xiangshi, Jiang Q
    Title: Comparison of Input Devices in Pointing Tasks through the Observation of the Human Effects --An Application of the SH-Model
    Journal: Transactions of Human Interface Society, Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 109-118
    Year: 2006
  43. Authors: REN Xiangshi, Kong J, Jiang Q
    Title: SH-Model: A model based on both system and human effects for pointing task evaluation
    Journal: IPSJ Journal, Vol. 46, No. 5, pp. 1343-1353
    Year: 2005
  44. Authors: Zhai S, Kong J, REN Xiangshi
    Title: Speed-accuracy tradeoff in Fitts’ law tasks - on the equivalency of actual and nominal pointing precision
    Journal: International Journal of Human-Computer Studies: “Fitts' law 50 years later: applications and contributions from human-computer interaction”, Vol. 61, No. 6, pp. 823-856, Academic Press
    Year: 2004
  45. Authors: Osawa N, REN Xiangshi
    Title: Virtual 3D gearbox widget technique for precise adjustment by hand motion in immersive VR
    Journal: IEICE Transactions on Information and System, Vol. E87-D, No. 10, pp. 2408-2414
    Year: 2004
  46. Authors: Guan Z, REN Xiangshi, Li Y, Dai G
    Title: Zoom Selector: A pen-based interaction technique for small target selection
    Journal: IPSJ Journal, Vol. 45, No. 8, pp. 2087-2097
    Year: 2004
  47. Authors: REN Xiangshi, Dai G
    Title: Preface: Introduction to the Special Issue ``Evolution of Human-Computer Interaction"
    Journal: International Journal of Asian Information, Science and Life (AISL), Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 2-5, Nova Science Inc
    Year: 2004
  48. Authors: Kong J, REN Xiangshi, Jiang X
    Title: SH-Model: Considering both systematic and human factors
    Journal: Information, Vol. 7, No. 6, pp. 737-745
    Year: 2004
  49. Authors: REN Xiangshi, Kong J
    Title: A study of the optimal sizes for pen-input character boxes
    Journal: Information, Vol. 7, No. 6, pp. 747-754
    Year: 2004
  50. Authors: Ma C, Dai G, Chen Y, REN Xiangshi
    Title: An Infrastructure Approach to Gesture interaction Computing in Conceptual Design
    Journal: International Journal of Asian Information, Science and Life (AISL), Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 141-149, Nova Science Inc
    Year: 2004
  51. Authors: Li Y, Guan Z, REN Xiangshi, Dai G
    Title: A Smooth Bridge from Idea Capture to Communication
    Journal: International Journal of Asian Information, Science and Life (AISL), Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 121-130, Nova Science Inc
    Year: 2004
  52. Authors: Osawa N, REN Xiangshi, Suzuki M
    Title: Investigating Text Entry Strategies for an Immersive Virtual Environment
    Journal: Information, Vol. 6, No. 5, pp. 577-582
    Year: 2003
  53. Authors: Li Y, Guan Z, Dai G, REN Xiangshi, Han Y
    Title: A Context-aware Infrastructure for Supporting Applications with Pen-based Interaction
    Journal: Journal of Computer Science and Technology, Vol. 18, No. 3, pp. 343-353, Allerton
    Year: 2003
  54. Authors: Guo L, REN Xiangshi, Ding H
    Title: Brush Pen Model on Digital Pen Simulated System of Painting and Calligraphy
    Journal: Journal of Kunming university of science and technology, Vol. 27, No. 6, pp. 83-88
    Year: 2002
  55. Authors: REN Xiangshi, Zhang G, Dai G
    Title: The efficiency of various multimodal input interfaces evaluated in two empirical studies
    Journal: IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems, Vol. E84-d, No. 10, pp. 1421-1426
    Year: 2001
  56. Authors: REN Xiangshi, Guan Z, Dai G, Moriya S
    Title: Pen-based interaction and directions of human-computer interaction
    Journal: Journal of Computer Sciences, Vol. 28, No. 4, pp. 82-86
    Year: 2001
  57. Authors: REN Xiangshi, Moriya S
    Title: Research alert: Improving selection performance on pen-based systems: A study of pen-input interaction for selection tasks
    Journal: ACM interactions, pp. 11-12
    Year: 2001
  58. Authors: REN Xiangshi, Moriya S
    Title: Improving selection performance on pen-based systems: A study of pen-based interaction for selection tasks
    Journal: ACM Transactions on Computer Human Interaction, Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 384-416
    Year: 2000
  59. Authors: Chen S, REN Xiangshi, Kim H, Machi Y
    Title: An evaluation of the physiological effects of CRT displays on computer users
    Journal: IEICE Transactions on Fundamentals of Electronics, Vol. E83-A, No. 8, pp. 1713-1719
    Year: 2000
  60. Authors: Syanshi Ren, Moriya S
    Title: Improving selection performance on pen-based systems: A study of pen-input interaction for selection tasks,
    Journal: ACM Transactions on Computer Human Interaction, Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 364-416
    Year: 2000
  61. Authors: REN Xiangshi, Moriya S
    Title: The effect of variables on selection strategies for pen-based systems
    Journal: Chinese Journal of Advanced Software Research, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 188-189, Allerton
    Year: 1999
  62. Authors: REN Xiangshi, Moriya S
    Title: How are the differences between selection strategies affected by changes in target size, distance and direction
    Journal: IEICE Transactions on Fundamentals of Electronics, Vol. E81-A, No. 10, pp. 2228-2234
    Year: 1998
  63. Authors: REN Xiangshi, Moriya S
    Title: Selection strategies for small targets and the smallest maximum target size on pen-based systems
    Journal: IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems, Vol. E81-D, No. 8, pp. 822-828
    Year: 1998
Invited lectures
  1. , 2017/09/29
  2. Human Computer Integration versus Powerful Tools, ACM SIGCHI, Denver, Colorado, USA, 2017/05/09
Awards
  1. Best Poster Award, Chinese CHI 2017, 2017
  2. Best Community Paper Award, IEEE Smartcomp 2017, 2017
  3. Best Paper Award, ACM CHI 2017, 2017
  4. ISS 2016 Best Paper, ACM SIGCHI, 2016
  5. Lifetime Honorable Chairman , International Chinese Association of Computer Human Interaction (ICACHI), 2016
  6. ACM CHI Local Hero, ACM SIGCHI, 2015
  7. Best support Chinese CHI, ICACHI, 2014
Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research from the Japanese government
  1. Project title: Development of next generation user interface through pen and touch properties
    Category: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(B)
    Project number: 23300048
    Project period: 2011/04-2014/03
    Total budget amount: 20,540,000 yen
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Social activities

Committee roles
  1. Reviewer, Journal of Computer Science and Technology, China Computer Federation, 2014
  2. Associate Program Chair for ACM CHI 2015 (Annual SIGCHI Conference: Human Factors in Computing Systems), ACM CHI 2015, 2014-2015
  3. Steering Committee of Chinese CHI, ICACHI, 2014
  4. President of ICACHI, ICACHI, 2014-2016
Published books
  1. Proceedings of the APCHI2012 (10th Asia Pacific Conference on Computer Human Interaction), ACM Press, 2012, ISBN 978-1-4503-14
  2. Evolution of the Human-Computer Interaction, Nova Science Publishers, 2005
  3. Proceedings of the APCHI2002, Vol.1 & Vol.2 (5th Asia Pacific Conference on Computer Human Interaction),, Science Press, 2002

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