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We are happy to announce that we have one full paper and a Late-Breaking Work (LBW) accepted at CHI 2021, the premier international conference of Human-Computer Interaction. ACM CHI 2021 will be held this week (May 8-13) online. Both the paper and the LBW are about digital wellbeing: the paper features our work on digital wellbeing in a multi-device setting, while the LBW introduces novel patterns for reducing risk in web-based digital self-control tools.

Luca Mannella

The e-Lite research group welcomes Luca Mannella, who started his Ph.D. in Computer and Control Engineering in the XXXVI cycle, on November 2020. Luca is co-advised by Fulvio Corno and Antonio Lioy, and will work on topics lying in the intersection of Internet of Things and Cybersecurity.

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In this strange period, the e-Lite group will participate at the International Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces (AVI 2020) in multiple ways and roles. AVI will be held at the Ischia Island (and eveywhere in the world, for online participants) from September 28 to October 2.

On Wednesday, July 15, 2020, at 10:00, Juan Pablo Sáenz will defend his Ph.D. final dissertation titled "Software Engineering in the IoT Context: Characteristics, challenges, and enabling strategies".

The defense will be evaluated by the international commission composed of: Juan Carlos Augusto (Middlesex University, UK), Ana María Bernardos (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, ES), Maristella Matera (Politecnico di Milano, IT), and Giuliana Franceschinis (Università del Piemonte Orientale, IT); and will be coordinated by Marco Torchiano (Politecnico di Torino, IT).

The discussion will be on-line and is open to anyone interested.

Data4Good: Designing for Diversity and Development

The workshop "Data4Good: Designing for Diversity and Development", to be held on September 28th, 2020, at the Island of Ischia, Italy is currently accepting contributions!

An AVI 2020 workshop that aims at expanding the discussions on how appropriate human-centered design can contribute to addressing data-related challenges among marginalised and under-represented/underserved groups around the world.

From user's inputs to IF-THEN rules in HeyTAP

In the Internet of Things era, users are willing to personalize the joint behavior of their smart devices and online service by means of IF-THEN rules. Unfortunately, how to make such a personalization effective and appreciated is still largely unknown, and defining IF-THEN rules is a complex task for end users.

The paper HeyTAP: Bridging the Gaps Between Users’ Needs and Technology in IF-THEN Rules via Conversation presents HeyTAP,a conversational and semantic-powered trigger-action programming platform able to map abstract users’ needs to executable IF-THEN rules.