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”.

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.

CHItaly 2015

The 11th Edition of CHItaly, the biannual Conference of the Italian SIGCHI Chapter, will be held from 28th to 30th of September 2015 in Rome. Italian CHI community is very active and smart, and this is its traditional meeting event. However, nowadays sharing and dissemination are a must. We would like this venue to represent once more also an occasion to exchange ideas and experiences with European and overseas researchers and practitioners. Even for this reason the official language of the conference has always been English.

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AVI 2014

ACM AVI 2014 will be held in Como (Italy) at the campus of Politecnico di Milano, from May 27th to 30th, 2014.

Started in Rome in 1992, AVI has become a biannual appointment for a wide international community of experts with a broad range of backgrounds. Through more than two decades, the Conference has contributed to the progress of Human-Computer Interaction, offering a forum to present and disseminate new technological results, new paradigms and new visions for interaction and interfaces.

For more info, please visit the conference website.