HCI and education in a changing world: from school to public engagement

The goal of this workshop is to elaborate on the state of the relationships between HCI and education, considering both the teaching of HCI in traditional contexts where the discipline is a fundamental part of the students’ curriculum and in complementary contexts where HCI can be used as a support for teaching other subjects, in a variety of situations, from the traditional school context to more heterogeneous out-of-school situations where the focus is the public engagement.

The workshop aims to have an international perspective, enlarging the view to the Mediterranean area for describing the state of the art of these relations, highlighting potentialities and areas where the contribution of HCI specialists could bring a significant added value. All the stakeholders involved in HCI and educational processes (i.e., educators, members of cultural institutions, people that are in charge of public engagement activities, HCI researchers and practitioners) are invited to submit a vision statement (max. 2 pages), describing briefly context, contribution and lessons learned.

The workshop will last half day. The first part of the workshop will be dedicated to presentations contributed by participants; the second part will provide time for group discussions and activities on relevant issues raised by the presentations.


  • Fabio Pittarello, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy
  • Gualtiero Volpe, University of Genoa, Italy
  • Massimo Zancanaro, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy

Important Dates

  • Deadline for submission: 31th July 2017
  • Acceptance notification: 6th August 2017
  • Registration: see CHITALY 2017 registration deadlines
  • Workshop date: September 18th 2017, Cagliari, Italy