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The e-Lite group will participate at the ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ACM ASSETS 2018), which will take place in Galway, Ireland, on October 22-24. The ACM ASSETS 2018 conference is the premier forum for presenting innovative research on mainstream and specialized assistive technologies, accessible computing, and assistive applications of computer, network, and information technologies.

Luigi De Russis will present two papers, one of them being the GNomon paper published in 2017 in the ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing. More details on GNomon can be found at the dedicated page.

The other paper is entitled "Assessing Virtual Assistant Capabilities with Italian Dysarthric Speech" and is co-authored by Fabio Ballati and Fulvio Corno. The paper investigates to which extent people with ALS-induced dysarthria can be understood and get consistent answers by three widely used smartphone-based assistants, namely Siri, Google Assistant, and Cortana. In particular, the paper focuses on the recognition of Italian dysarthric speech, to study the behavior of the virtual assistants with this specific population for which there are no relevant studies available. More details on this work are available in the Virtual Assistants and Dysarthria page.

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