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News
13 May 2009
The director of our lab gives keynote speech on Multimodality in the Mobile Context.
Luca Chittaro gave the speech today at the international event on Challenges of Engineering Multimodal Interaction, held at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology in Germany. The speech discussed challenges and opportunities for multimodality on mobile devices.
29 April 2009
Luca Chittaro is invited speaker for the ENEL "Meet the Scientists" initiative.
ENEL is Italy’s largest power company, and Europe’s second listed utility by installed capacity. The event took place today in the city of Livorno. The invited speech dealt with human-computer interaction and computer-mediated communication.
10 April 2009
Our lab heads large project on advanced emergency medical services for the disabled.
Today we made available a web site where you can read about the goals, partners, results of the project, and get the first publications.
11 March 2009
Two (out of 21) full papers accepted by IEEE VS-GAMES 2009 are from our Lab.
The First International IEEE Conference in Serious Games will be held this month in the UK, and the two papers we will be presenting concern respectively a serious game for personal fire safety training and task modeling in serious game design for medical first responders.
10 September 2008
Luca Chittaro delivers keynote speech at IFIP World Computer Congress.
The director of our lab is one of the keynote speakers of the 20th World Computer Congress organized by IFIP. The congress was attended by 2000 participants from 70 countries. The topic of the speech concerned Interaction with Visual Interfaces on Mobile Devices.
01 September 2008
Our lab presents two different papers at the MOBILE HCI 2008 International Conference.
The conference selection process was very strict leading to the acceptance of less than a third of the 210 submitted papers. Our two papers deal respectively with web/map navigation and 3D evacuation instructions on mobile devices.
04 June 2008
Evacuation support based on location-aware 3D maps.
Last week, at the Mobile Response symposium in Bonn, Germany, we presented our mobile system that supports the user in the evacuation of buildings. The system provides the user with evacuation instructions by using 3D representations of the building and determines the position of the user in the building by employing active RFID technology.
28 March 2008
Maps and web page navigation on mobile devices.
Recently, we have investigated a few techniques that support user navigation of maps and web pages on small-screen devices. Read about our findings in the paper that has just appeared in the International Journal of Human-Computer Studies.
03 March 2008
Wearable Systems for Outdoor Fitness Training.
Our lab has proposed a context-aware and user-adaptive wearable system for outdoor fitness training, which exploits position and physiological sensors as well as a 3D virtual trainer to provide users with tailored advice and exercises. You can read the details in the paper that has just appeared in the Artificial Intelligence in Medicine journal, Special issue on Wearable Computing and Artificial Intelligence for Healthcare Applications.
04 February 2008
Interactive visual analysis of geographic data on mobile devices.
Geographic data is often crucial to support users' activities in the field. Our lab has developed a highly interactive interface based on visual dynamic queries that allows users to manage geographic data on mobile devices. Read all about it in the paper that has just appeared in the Journal of Visual Languages and Computing.