2nd Workshop on “The Future of Computing & Food”

We’re organizing the 2nd workshop on “The Future of Computing & Food” on the 28th March 2019 in Kyoto, Japan, which is co-located with the IEEE Virtual Reality Conference (IEEE VR) 2019 and co-sponsored by the ACM Future of Computing Academy (ACM-FCA) and Ritsumeikan University.

The goal of this event is to build, and follow up on, the “Future of Computing & Food Manifesto”(https://acm-fca.org/2018/07/01/future-of-computing-food-manifesto/).

The Manifesto was the key outcome from the 1st “Future of Computing & Food” event that was a co-located with the AVI2018 (International Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces 2018), and co-organised by the ACM-FCA. In this event, we go one step further and aim to address pressing questions on the intersection between technology and food, such as: How will the VR/AR technologies change our multisensorial eating experience?

How will we design and innovate considering food/mouth/digesting system as an interface? How will the future computing landscape explore this interaction design?

We invite participation from representatives of both the computing and food industry, so that we can envisage the future of HCI beyond 2020. We aim to bring together this wide range of people from academia and industry to co-create and shape the agenda for the interwoven future of computing technology and the human sensory capabilities and multisensory potential.

The format will be a combination of Keynotes, 10min Inspirational Talks, Spin-out Group work and Plenary Discussion, Tasting Event with local producers (Wa-gyu (Japanese beef), Ramen (Japanese noodle), Japanese Sake and more!) and multisensory experimentation. For more information, visit the website:




– Registration as a speaker of 10-min inspiration talk: 15th Feb 2019

Registration form: https://goo.gl/forms/OEh0p2IVHS9c4Wba2

– Registration as a participant: 1st March 2019

Registration via the website: https://sites.google.com/view/fcfws2/

– Event Date: 28th March 2019



Masahiko Inami (The University of Tokyo), Marianna Obrist (University of Sussex), Takuji Narumi (The University of Tokyo), Carlos Velasco (BI Norwegian Business School), Yuji Wada (Ritsumeikan University)



Takuji Narumi: narumi[at]cyber.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp