Interact 2021

August 30 – September 3, 2021, Bari, Italy

INTERACT is the International Conference promoted by the IFIP Technical Committee 13 on Human–Computer Interaction. INTERACT is held every two years.
The theme of INTERACT 2021 “Sense, Feel, Design” highlights the new challenges of interaction design. Technology is today more and more widespread, pervasive and blended in the world we live in. On one side, devices that sense humans’ activities have the potential to provide an enriched interaction. On the other side, the user experience can be further enhanced by exploiting multisensorial technologies. Not only the traditional human senses of vision and hearing, but also senses of touch, smell, and taste, as well as emotions are to be taken into account when designing for future interactions.

INTERACT 2021 represents the right venue to debate such new challenges. Another hot topic of this edition is Human-AI Interaction, focusing on the design of human-centered intelligent systems.

Conference proceedings are published in Springer LNCS series and are available in the Springer Digital Library.

COVID 19 information. The aim is to run the conference in Bari. The venue is Hotel Villa Romanazzi Carducci; it is immersed in a park with a lot of space and green along various pathways. There are gardens that frame a modern structure, making it a great place welcome conference participants, taking all precautions to ensure participants’ health safety. The evolution of the pandemic will be carefully monitored and those who cannot travel due to COVID-19 will be allowed to present and participate remotely in the conference.

IFIP – International Federation for Information Processing

IFIP is the leading multinational, apolitical organization in Information & Communications Technologies and Sciences, recognized by United Nations and other world bodies. It represents IT Societies from 56 countries/regions, covering five continents with a total membership of over half a million, and links more than 3500 scientists from Academia & Industry. Over 100 Working Groups and 10 Technical Committees.

IFIP aims to develop the science and technology of human–computer interaction (HCI) by encouraging empirical research, promoting the use of knowledge and methods from the human sciences in design and evaluation of computer systems; promoting better understanding of the relationship between formal design methods and system usability and acceptability; developing guidelines, models and methods by which designers may provide better human-oriented computer systems; and, cooperating with other groups, inside and outside IFIP, to promote user-orientation and humanization in system design.

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CHItaly 2021

27-29 JUNE 2021, BOLZANO, ITALY

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The theme for the 14th Edition of the Biannual Conference of the Italian SIGCHI Chapter was defined in summer 2019 as “Frontiers of HCI”. At that time, we were thinking about disciplinary and national boundaries. Little did we know of the many frontiers this hybrid conference would have to overcome to create a safe space for HCI related discussions. To overcome this challenge, CHItaly combines physical and digital events while providing synchronous and asynchronous spaces for dialogue.

So far, CHItaly has physically hosted HCI scholars working in the Mediterranean and other European countries. The aim of CHItaly 2021 is to connect research and geographical areas, so as to explore frontiers and cross-fertilise HCI research in practice. From this perspective, a hybrid conference can become an incredible experimentation space which you are all invited to shape.

To reach its aims, the conference

  1. Solicits contributions from diverse research communities relevant to HCI, such as Science and Technology Studies, Technology Enhanced Learning, Interaction Design and Digital Fabrication, Design and the Arts, besides traditional fields such as computer science, engineering and psychology
  2. opens its physical and digital doors to industry, civic societies and citizens.

The call for contributions for CHItaly2021 and its various tracks is out. For further details and deadlines see: www.chitaly2021.inf.unibz.it

IUI 2020 in Cagliari

IUI 2020 logo

ACM IUI 2020 is the 25th annual premier international forum for reporting outstanding research and development on intelligent user interfaces and it will be held in Cagliari at the THotel from the 17th to 20th of March 2020.

ACM IUI is where the Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and the Artificial
Intelligence (AI) communities meet, with contributions from related fields such as psychology, behavioral science, cognitive science, computer graphics, design, the arts, and more. Our focus is to improve the interaction between humans and digital technology, by leveraging both HCI approaches and state-of-the art AI techniques from machine learning, natural language processing, data mining, knowledge representation and reasoning.

In addition to the 65 papers, the conference program will include three keynote presentations by Keynote Brad A Myers (IUI4EUD: Intelligent User Interfaces for End-User Development), Margaret Burnett (Explaining AI: Fairly? Well?) and Ana Paiva (Humans and Robots Together: engineering sociality and collaboration), 49 posters and demos, 8 workshops and 2 tutorials. The technical program will be complemented by social events to facilitate informal discussions and networking among the conference attendees and invited guests.

For more information, please visit the conference website http://iui.acm.org/2020/

MUM 2019 in Pisa

MUM 2019, the 18th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous
Multimedia, will be held on 27-29 November 2019 at the CNR Area of
Research in Pisa, Italy,  organized by the Human Interfaces in Information Systems (HIIS) laboratory of the Italian National Research Council (CNR) in Pisa, Italy, in cooperation with ACM SIGCHI.

MUM is a leading annual international conference which provides a forum for presenting the latest research results on mobile and ubiquitous multimedia. The conference brings together experts from both academia and industry for a fruitful exchange of ideas and discussion on future challenges, in a comfortable and effective single track conference format. This year’s conference continues the tradition of innovation and excellence established by previous MUM conferences.

Further information is available at the MUM 2019 conference website.

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CHItaly 2019: Call for Papers

Designing the next interaction

The Biannual Conference of the Italian SIGCHI Chapter
23 September – 25 September 2019
Palazzo Bò, Giardino delle Biodiversità and Orto Botanico – Padova, Italy
www.chitaly2019.org

Organized by the University of Padova and Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
In cooperation with ACM-SIGCHI and SIGCHI Italy

First call for papers

This edition of the Biannual Conference of the Italian SIGCHI Chapter will be held from 23 to 25 September 2019 in Padova. The Chapter is an active community that brings together people working on the design, evaluation, and implementation of interactive computing systems for human use. The conference is open to both members and nonmembers, enlarging the participation to scholars working in the Mediterranean and central European countries, stimulating the debate in the research and design community. 

CHItaly’19 takes place in a context in which the relations between the individual self, the society, the environment and technology are deeply changing. Information and Communication Technologies offer new opportunities to sense huge amounts of data from the entities described above and to use such data to augment human knowledge, to influence behavior and to control our world. Several questions arise from this rapidly changing technological scenario: How can human society take advantage of these new opportunities? What are the risks related to trespassing the boundaries that used to be drawn? Which ethical boundaries need to be confirmed and which to be revised? CHItaly19 will pay special attention to topics such as:

  • responsibly designing the interchange with the ICT components that are progressively becoming a symbiotic part of our body and mind, and keeping the human in the loop while implementing automation in the factory of the future;
  • getting publicly engaged and able to interact with the huge amount of data related to the urban, social and natural environment, in order to stimulate proper actions within a sustainable, smart framework;
  • exploiting new interactive paradigms to augment users’ knowledge and engagement with cultural heritage, and to access different knowledge domains, including art and science, by coupling cognitive and emotional experience;
  • designing persuasive, motivating, empowering technologies that increase awareness of health issues and motivate to positive life styles.

Submission formats

All submissions must be in English and contain original work not published elsewhere.

Long papers

Long papers must not exceed eight (8) pages in length, and short papers must not exceed four (4) pages in length, with maximum two additional pages for references. Long and short papers are subject to a double-blind review process by members of the Program Committee. Submissions must be anonymous, avoiding to include information (authorship, acknowledgements, name of application or software or project) suggestive of the identity of the authors; it can be added later, to the camera ready version of the accepted papers. Both long and short accepted papers will be published in the main proceedings (application for inclusion in the ACM Digital Library is ongoing). They must be formatted using the ACM SIGCHI format. Three options are available:

Doctoral Consortium and Posters

The Doctoral Consortium (DC) is a special session of the conference where a limited number of PhD students can receive some expert feedback on their work. Applications to participate must describe the research questions, the project position with respect to the state of the art, the research plans and methodology, as well as the ideas and results achieved.

Posters are descriptions of small studies/experiences, or of recent study insights of works still in progress. Posters will be displayed and presented during a dedicated session of the conference, and will have a 1 minute presentation slot in one of the plenary sessions. In order for accepted posters to be displayed, poster presenters are required to register and be present during the poster session. 

Posters, and DC proposals are 2-page word abstracts in the ACM template and pdf format, references included. Accepted posters and dc proposals will be included in the adjunct proceedings volume (not published by ACM).

Tutorial and Workshops

Workshops are small meetings on a dedicated topic; tutorials are small courses on a specific tool or technique. Candidate organizers can submit their proposal as a 2-page description in pdf format including the name of the organizers, affiliations, motivations, organization, expected outcome, duration, material. Upon approval, the workshop/tutorial will be devoted a dedicated space on the conference website, and its description will be included in the adjunct proceedings (not published by ACM). A limited number of slots are available.

Demos

To propose a demonstration of an interactive prototype during the demo session, developers can submit a 2-page description of authors, affiliation, status of implementation and deployment, goals, equipment brought/needed. For demos of commercial products, please contact the organizers to participate as a sponsor.

Submission methods

Long and short papers are to be submitted online via EasyChair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=chitaly19).

All other submission types are to be sent as an attachment to chitaly2019@gmail.org, specifying the format type (i.e., whether it is for a poster, demo, workshop, tutorial or dc)

Awards

Awards to the best paper, poster and dc proposal will be granted.

Important Dates

  • Full and short papers
    • March 30, 2019 – Submission deadline
    • June 1, 2019 – Notification to authors
  • Posters
    • June 15, 2019 – Submission deadline
    • July 1, 2019 – Notification to authors
  • Workshops and Tutorials proposals
    • June 15, 2019 – Submission deadline
    • July 1, 2019 – Notification to proponents
  • Doctoral Consortium
    • June 1, 2019 – Submission deadline
    • July 1, 2019 – Notification to authors
  • Early registration deadline
    • July 30, 2019
  • Conference
    • September 23-24-25, 2019

(Deadlines are meant till 11.59 pm CET)

Organizing Committee

  • Luciano Gamberini, Università di Padova, Italy 
  • Fabio Pittarello, Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia, Italy 
  • Anna Spagnolli, Università di Padova, Italy

Programme Committee

  • Margherita Antona, ICS-FORTH (Greece) 
  • Liliana Ardissono, University of Torino (Italy)
  • Barbara Arfe, University of Padova (Italy) 
  • Barbara Rita, Barricelli University of Milan (Italy)
  • Vittoria Bruni, Dept. of SBAI, University of Rome La Sapienza (Italy)
  • Paolo Buono, University of Bari Aldo Moro (Italy) 
  • Stefano Burigat, University of Udine (Italy) 
  • Maria Claudia, Buzzi IIT-CNR (Italy) 
  • Marina Buzzi, IIT-CNR (Italy) 
  • Fabio Marco Caputo, University of Verona (Italy) 
  • Alessandro Carcangiu, University of Cagliari (Italy) 
  • Fabio Casati, University of Trento (Italy) 
  • Tiziana Catarci, Universita’ di Roma “la Sapienza” (Italy) 
  • Augusto Celentano, Universita’ Ca’ Foscari Venezia (Italy) 
  • Luca Chittaro, HCI Lab, University of Udine, Italy (Italy) 
  • Florian Daniel, Politecnico di Milano (Italy) 
  • Maria De Marsico, Sapienza University of Rome (Italy) 
  • Giorgio De Michelis, Univrsity of Milano – Bicocca (Italy) 
  • Giuseppe Desolda, Dipartimento di Informatica – University of Bari (Italy) 
  • Emmanuel Dubois, IRIT- Elipse – University of Toulouse (France) 
  • Daniela Fogli, Università di Brescia (Italy) 
  • Rita Francese, University of Salerno (Italy) 
  • Luciano Gamberini, University of Padova (Italy) 
  • Franca Garzotto, Politecnico di Milano (Italy) 
  • Cristina Gena, Department of Computer Science, University of Torino (Italy) 
  • Rosella Gennari, Free U. of Bozen-Bolzano (Italy) 
  • Walter Gerbino, University of Trieste (Italy) 
  • Giuseppe Ghiani, ISTI-CNR (Italy) 
  • Andrea Giachetti, University of Verona (Italy) 
  • Tsvi Kuflik, The University of Haifa Israel 
  • Rosa Lanzilotti, Dipartimento di Informatica – University of Bari (Italy) 
  • Barbara Leporini, ISTI – CNR (Italy) 
  • Alessio Malizia, Brunel University (United Kingdom) 
  • Marco Manca, HIIS ISTI CNR (Italy) 
  • Maristella Matera, Politecnico di Milano (Italy) 
  • Giulio Mori, ISTI – CNR (Italy) 
  • Valentina Nisi, Carnagie Mellon| Portugal, University of Madeira (Portugal) 
  • Elena Not, Fondazione Bruno Kessler (Italy) 
  • Emanuele Panizzi, Sapienza University of Rome (Italy) 
  • Fabio Paterno, CNR-ISTI (Italy) 
  • Antonio Piccinno, University of Bari (Italy) 
  • Fabio Pittarello, Universita’ Ca’ Foscari Venezia (Italy) 
  • Marco Porta, University of Pavia (Italy) 
  • Daniele Riboni, University of Cagliari (Italy) 
  • Laura Anna Ripamonti, University of Milan (Italy) 
  • Carmen Santoro, ISTI-CNR (Italy) 
  • Giuseppe Santucci, Sapienza University of Rome (Italy) 
  • Riccardo Scateni, University of Cagliari (Italy) 
  • Adalberto Simeone, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium) 
  • Alessandro Soro, Queensland University of Technology (Australia) 
  • Anna Spagnolli, University of Padova (Italy) 
  • Lucio Davide Spano, University of Cagliari (Italy) 
  • Genny Tortora, Department of Computer Science- University of Salerno (Italy) 
  • Stefano Valtolina, University of Milan (Italy) 
  • Gualtiero Volpe, InfoMus-DIST-University of Genoa (Italy) 
  • Massimo Zancanaro, FBK-cit (Italy)