12th biannual Conference of the Italian SIGCHI Chapter

The 12th Edition of CHItaly, the biannual Conference of the Italian SIGCHI Chapter, will be held from 18th to 20th of September 2017 in Cagliari. 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 CHItaly traditional meeting is widening its scope to other HCI communities  “Towards the Mediterranean”, which is the theme of this edition. The official language of the conference is English.

Starting from Sardinia, the island in the centre of our beautiful sea, we would like to reach and involve in this event HCI groups outside Italy, in order to share research and innovations and to set a broader community at the Mediterranean level.

CHItaly 2017 offers a wide variety of tracks to suit all types of interests. They will include full and short research papers, posters, industry presentations, panels, workshops, tutorials, and a doctoral consortium. As well achieved by the preceding editions, the aim is to be inclusive and foster development of innovative work in HCI.


The registration desk opens at 8.00

Monday, September 18th

 Room T3ARoom T3B
9.00-10.45Designing, Implementing and Evaluating Mid-Air Gestures and Speech-Based InteractionGHItaly17: 1st Workshop on Games-Human Interaction
10.45-11.15Coffee Break
11.15-13.00Designing, Implementing and Evaluating Mid-Air Gestures and Speech-Based InteractionGHItaly17: 1st Workshop on Games-Human Interaction
14.00-16.00Doctoral ConsortiumHCI and education in a changing world: from school to public engagement
16.00-16.30Coffee Break
16.30-18.00Doctoral ConsortiumHCI and education in a changing world: from school to public engagement
18.00-19.00SIGCHI-Italy Town
Hall Meeting

Tuesday, September 19th

Room T1
Session & ChairPaper
9:15-10:15InvitedMichel Beaudouin-Lafon
Towards Unified Principles of Interaction
10:15-10:30Activity & Emotion Recognition
Margherita Antona
Selima Curci, Alessandro Mura and Daniele Riboni
Toward Naturalistic Self-Monitoring of Medicine Intake
10:30-10:45Fabrizio Milazzo, Agnese Augello, Giovanni Pilato, Vito Gentile, Antonio Gentile and Salvatore Sorce
Exploiting Correlation between Body Gestures and Spoken Sentences for Real-time Emotion Recognition
Personalisation & User Context
Cristina Gena
Elena Not, Massimo Zancanaro, Mark T. Marshall, Daniela Petrelli and Anna Pisetti
Writing Postcards from the Museum: Composing Personalised Tangible Souvenirs
11:45-12:15Cristina Chesta, Luca Corcella, Stefan Kroll, Marco Manca, Julia Nuss, Fabio Paterno and Carmen Santoro
Enabling Personalisation of Remote Elderly Assistant Applications
12:15-12:30Valeria Orso, Alessandra Varotto, Stefano Rodaro, Anna Spagnolli, Giulio Jacucci, Salvatore Andolina, Jukka Leino and Luciano Gamberini
A two-step, user-centered approach to personalized tourist recommendations
12:30-13:00Hyeon Kyeong Hwang, Eelco Herder and Marco Ronchetti
A Link Back to MemoryLane: The Role of Context in Bookmarking and Refinding
14:30-14:45Smart Environments
Valentina Nisi
Berardina Nadja De Carolis and Giuseppe Palestra
Evaluating Natural Interaction with a Shop Window
14:45-15:00Francesco Benzi, Daniela Fogli and Giovanni Guida
Towards Natural Interaction with Smart Homes
15:00-15:15Martina Senis, Giovanni Atzori, Fabio Sorrentino, Lucio Davide Spano and Gianni Fenu
Smart Furniture and Technologies for Supporting Distributed Learning Groups
15:15-16:30Posters & Demos +
List of accepted papers
16:30-17:00Assistive Scenarios
Massimo Zancanaro
Giulia Venturini and Cristina Gena
Testing web-based solutions for improving reading tasks in students with dyslexia
17:00-17:30Floriano Zini, Elena Maria Bressan and Mauro Gaspari
A formative user-based usability study for an advanced cognitive rehabilitation system
17:30-18:00Angelique Montuwy, Béatrice Cahour and Aurélie Dommes
Questioning User Experience: A Comparison Between Visual, Auditory and Haptic Guidance Feedbacks Among Older Pedestrians
18:00-18:30Beatrice Aruanno, Franca Garzotto and Mario Covarrubias Rodriguez
HoloLens-based Mixed Reality Experiences for Subjects with Alzheimer’s Disease
20:00Social Event

Wednesday, September 20th

Room T1
Session & ChairPaper
9:00-10:00InvitedMarianna Obrist
Mastering the Senses in HCI: Towards Multisensory Interfaces
10:00-10:30Augmented & Virtual Reality
Gualtiero Volpe
Fabio Pittarello
Experimenting with PlayVR, a virtual reality experience for the world of theater
10:30-11:00Philipp Wintersberger, Tamara von Sawitzky, Anna Katharina Frison and Andreas Riener
Traffic Augmentation as a Means to Increase Trust in Automated Driving Systems
11:30-12:00Interactive Experiences
Francesca Costabile
George Margetis, Stavroula Ntoa, Margherita Antona and Constantine Stephanidis
Interacting with augmented paper maps: a user experience study
12:00-12:30Augusto Celentano and Emmanuel Dubois
Interaction-in-the-large vs interaction-in-the-small in multi-device systems
12:30-12:45Catia Prandi, Valentina Nisi and Nuno Nunes
Bus Stops as Interactive Touchpoints - Improving Engagement and Use of Public Transport
12:45-13:00Vittorio Fuccella and Benoît Martin
TouchTap: a gestural technique to edit text on multi-touch capable mobile devices
Marilena De Marsico
Claudio Mazza, Laura Anna Ripamonti, Dario Maggiorini and Davide Gadia
FUN PLEdGE 2.0: a FUNny Platformers LEvels GEnerator (Rhythm Based)
15:00-15:30Silvia Malatini, Cuno Lorenz Klopfenstein and Alessandro Bogliolo
Gamification for crowdsourced data collection in mobile usability field studies
15:30-16:00Andrea Guarneri, Laura Anna Ripamonti, Francesco Tissoni, Marco Trubian, Dario Maggiorini and Davide Gadia
GHOST: a GHOst STory-writer
Maristella Matera
Ksenia Kolykhalova, Erica Volta, Simone Ghisio, George Waddell, Paolo Alborno, Stefano Piana, Corrado Canepa, Rafael Ramirez-Melendez and Gualtiero Volpe
A multimodal corpus for technology-enhanced learning of violin playing
16:45-17:00Rosella Gennari, Alessandra Melonio, Mehdi Rizvi and Andrea Bonani
Design of IoT Tangibles for Primary Schools
17:00-17:30Making and Visualising
Fabio Pittarello
Oskar Galewicz and Alma Leora Culén
Co-creating Interactive Obstacles and DIY Skateboarding Spaces
17:30-17:45Michele Mauri, Tommaso Elli, Giorgio Caviglia, Giorgio Uboldi and Matteo Azzi
RAWGraphs: A Visualisation Platform to Create Open Outputs