The e-Lite Research Group will participate in the 41st IEEE Computer Society International Conference on Computers, Software & Applications (COMPSAC 2017), at the Politecnico di Torino, in Turin, Italy, on July 4-8, 2017. COMPSAC is the IEEE Computer Society Signature Conference on Computers, Software, and Applications.

Juan Pablo Sáenz will attend the conference and present the paper entitled Pain Points for Novice Programmers of Ambient Intelligence Systems: an Exploratory Study in the Symposium on Software Engineering Technologies & Applications (SETA). The paper presentation is scheduled on Thursday, the 6th of July, from 3pm to 4:30pm, in Room 2i (Corte Interrata).

The paper presents an exploratory study aimed at identifying the pain points that novice programmers experience, from the software engineering perspective, when developing and deploying Ambient Intelligence (AmI) systems. The exploratory study was conducted among undergraduate students, and based on their own experiences, individually and as a group, pain points were identified and prioritized over a common architecture and a set of software development activities. Results represent a starting point for the design of tools and methodologies targeted at overcoming the complexity that novice programmers face when developing AmI systems.