The Workshop was held online, on July 7th, 2020, from 2:00 pm (CET) to 6:30 pm (CET). The program and the speakers’ position statements and slides are reported below on this page.

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2:00 PM: Welcome and introductory discussion

M. Francesca Costabile, Maristella Matera [slides]

Ben Shneiderman, University of Maryland [video]

2:30 Panel 1: AI systems that have an impact on human beings

Moderator: Massimo Zancanaro


Roberto Navigli (Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy) [slides]

Daniele Nardi (Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy) [slides]

Tommaso Di Noia (Politecnico di Bari, Italy) [position statement] [slides]

Alessandra Sciutti (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy) [position statement] [slides]

Myounghoon Jeon (Virginia Tech) [position statement] [slides]

Federico Cabitza (Università di Milano Bicocca, Italy) [position statement] [slides]

Antonio Rizzo (Università di Siena, Italy) [position statement] [slides]

Alan Dix (Swansea University, UK) [position statement] [slides] [video]

4:30: Panel 2: HCI competences the AI specialists should have in order to design AI systems that are beneficial to human beings.

Moderator: Fabio Paternò


Sharon Oviatt (Monash University, Australia) [slides]

Kaisa Väänänen (Tampere University, Finland) [position statement] [slides]

Lucio Davide Spano (Università di Cagliari, Italy) [position statement] [slides]

B.L. William Wong (Middlesex University London, UK) [position statement] [slides]

Alessio Malizia (University of Hertfordshire, UK) [position statement] [slides]

Salvatore Andolina (Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy) [position statement] [slides]

Rosella Gennari (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy) [position statement] [slides]

Fabio Pittarello (Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italy) [position statement] [slides]

6:00pm. Wrapping up: Final discussion, conclusions and follow up. Cristina Gena and Genny Tortora