Each organizer is actively involved in growing the HCI Outdoors research community.  Organizers are listed in alphabetical order.

Zann Anderson ( is a PhD candidate at Brigham Young University. His work has explored physical visualization as a method for commemorating outdoor activity. His current work centers around the role of cell phones in hiking, and future work is intended to probe this area more deeply. He helped organize the CHI Outside SIG in 2017.

Keith Cheverst ( is a Reader with the School of Computing and Communications, Lancaster University. A significant focus of his research over the last 20 years has centered on the design, deployment and evaluation of interactive systems, in both rural and urban settings. He has recently co-organised both NatureCHI and UbiMount workshops.

Florian Daiber ( is a post-doctoral researcher at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI). His work involves ubiquitous sports technology particularly in the context of rock climbing. He organized the UbiMount workshops in 2016 and 2017 and the CHI Outside SIG in 2017.

Jonna Häkkilä ( is a professor at the Faculty of Art and Design, University of Lapland, Finland. She is the founder of the NatureCHI workshop series (2016, 2017). She is currently working on unobtrusive interactions with technology in nature, and using natural materials for tangible interactions.

Michael Jones ( is Associate Professor of Computer Science at Brigham Young University. He is currently studying fabrication of physical interactive devices, the role of cell phones in hiking and the problem of labeling sensor data for use in machine learning. He participated in the organization of UbiMount 2017 and the CHI Outside SIG in 2017.