Venue announced for CHItaly 2017

The 12-th edition of CHItaly, the biannual conference of the SIGCHI Italian chapter will be held in Cagliari. The conference will be organized by Davide Spano (University of Cagliari) and Fabio Paternò (ISTI-CNR), the program co-chairs will be Carmen Santoro (ISTI-CNR) and Carmelo Ardito (University of Bari). The conference will be held in mid-September 2017.

Agreement between SIG CHI Italy and SIE

The Italian Ergonomics Community (Società Italiana di Ergonomia, SIE) and the Italian chapter of ACM SIG CHI, recognizing the complementarity and the affinity of their interests, signed an agreement in December the 4th, in order to strengthen their common interests in Italy.
The objective of the Italian Ergonomics Community (SIE, www.societadiergonomia.it) is to promote advancements in ergonomics and the study of human factors (due to its anthropocentric focus), the dissemination and the systematization of both the experience and the knowledge about ergonomics, with a close relationship with social, environmental and productive activities where human being live, together with schools and universities.
The agreement aims to define and to support joint initiatives. The first one took place in the last weeks:
  • WORLD USABILITY DAY 2016: the reciprocal participation to the events organized by the two partners (WUD Torino 2014 and 2015, CHI Italy Rome 2015) highlighted the interest in organizing a joint event under the umbrella of the WUD, which will be extended in 2016 both from a geographic and thematic point of view.
  • PROGETTO ITALIA LOGIN: as part of the government strategy for innovation, some members of the two associations have been involved in the management of a community of experts whose aim is to collaborate and share a set of best practices in projects. The aim is to improve the consultation content and efficiency of the online services provided by different government departments and keep updated the usability guidelines.

On this basis, an initial working group was set up with Cristina Gena SIG CHI Italy, Daniela Fogli SIG CHI Italy/SIE, Rossana Actis-Grosso SIG CHI Italy/SIE,  Silvia Gilotta SIE.

The agreement text is available at the following URL (in Italian only): http://sigchitaly.eu/it/convenzione-sie-sigchi/

COOP 2016

COOP is one of the key European conferences on Cooperative Systems, Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) and Collaborative Computing and is affiliated to EUSSET – the European Society for Socially Embedded Technologies. COOP 2016 will be the twelfth edition of this biennial conference and will take place in Trento, Italy
The COOP conferences promote the idea that cooperative systems design requires a deep understanding of collective activities, involving both artefacts and social practices, within a context. COOP embraces a wide set of research questions on the design, development, and evaluation of socially-situated technologies. This year, the programme intends to open up to the topic of collaborative design, with a special emphasis on “Making together”.

Mobile HCI 2016

MobileHCI 2016 is the 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, which is the premier forum for innovations in mobile, portable and personal devices and with the services to which they enable access.
MobileHCI brings together people from diverse areas which provides a multidisciplinary forum for academics, hardware and software developers, designers and practitioners to discuss the challenges and potential solutions for effective interaction with and through mobile devices, applications, and services. MobileHCI maintains a small number of tracks along with a wide range of other program aspects to encourage the exchange of research results, ideas and future research endeavours.
MobileHCI seeks contributions in the form of innovations, insights, or analyses related to human interaction and experiences with mobility.
The conference proceedings will be published by the ACM and appear in the ACM Digital Library.

Further information at:  http://mobilehci.acm.org/2016/

World Usability Day – Turin 2015

The World Usability Day is an annual event since 2005, which is promoted on a global scale by a community of professionals with different backgrounds – industry, education, public administration, research. They all share one goal:
developing the technology  as a factor in the promotion of the people, in the expression and individual fulfillment and  in active global citizenship.

The Italian Society of Ergonomics, Piedmont section organizes the WUD 2015 in Turin, in collaboration with Istituto Superiore Mario Boella, Telecom Italy, University of Milano-Bicocca and the University of Naples Federico II.

The WUD 2015 is dedicated to the innovation.  For further information, please visit the WUD 2015 website.

AVI 2016

Since 1992, AVI has been a biannual appointment for a wide international community of experts with a broad range of backgrounds. Through out more than two decades, the conference has attracted leading researchers of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) from all over the world, offering a forum to present and disseminate new technological results, new paradigms, new visions for HCI and user interfaces. Because of advanced technology and new possibilities for user interaction, AVI has broadened the topics it covers, still keeping its main focus on the conception, design, implementation and evaluation of novel visual interfaces.
While routed in Italy, AVI is a true international conference with respect to nationality of participants, authors of papers and program committee members. The mixture of carefully selected research contributions paired with cordial Italian hospitality creates a unique conference atmosphere, which has made AVI an internationally recognized brand.
Traditionally, AVI has been in cooperation with ACM SIGCHI and AVI proceedings have been published by ACM Press and available in the ACM Digital Library.

Further information at: http://avi2016.di.uniba.it/