June 25 2019 · Miramar Palace, Donostia-San Sebastián
The main objective of Interaction 2019 is to bring together researchers, students and professionals of Human-Computer Interaction, coming from both academy and industry, to promote the presentation of innovative proposals, the exchange of ideas and technical discussion.
In this edition, emphasis will be placed on the multidisciplinary approach of Human-Computer Interaction, attracting those who work in related areas: Psychology, Cognitive Ergonomics, Sociology, Design, Human-Robot Interaction, Interaction Hardware, etc.
More information in the conference website: https://interaccion2019.ehu.eus
June 19 2019 · Valencia, Spain
Julio Abascal will give an invited talk entitled "Engineering Inaccessible Computing Systems" in the congress eics 2019 (The 11th ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems)
Accessibility is usually the last feature taken into account when designing interactive systems (in case that it is considered at all). The most important barriers to accessibility are frequently embedded in the own structure of the system and cannot be removed without a painful reengineering process. Too frequently designers decide to skip deep changes arguing that accessibility is expensive, time consuming, and only sporadically necessary.If the objective is to produce accessible interactive systems, using design methods that take into account the accessibility from the conceptualization of the system can save time and money. In this talk I will present arguments to embrace accessibility as an important feature of the design, illustrated with examples of good and bad practices of the design for accessibility.
December 05 2018 · Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Since the first Ambient Intelligence proposals this new field showed its capacity to contribute with extremely promising new opportunities for people with disabilities. But, even if the Ambient Intelligence approach is very helpful for them, early studies showed structural and cognitive accessibility barriers that may exclude people with disabilities. Starting from our experience in R&D projects in the Ambient Intelligence field (such as HetroRed, AmbienNet, AmIGune, DomoSilla, or Inredis), in this talk I will present its possible contributions for people with disabilities, and I will also discuss a number of accessibility issues they can find when using Ambient Intelligence based applications.
Further information in the conference website: http://mamilab.esi.uclm.es/ucami2018/keynotes.html
November 28 2018 ·
November 27 2018 · Ada Lovelace lecture room
Engineering safer interactive computing systems
We interact with technology to monitor and control the most varied aspects of our lives. Particularly for safety technology, such as is the case of medical devices, badly designed user interfaces can have unacceptable costs. Formal methods, in particular when tool supported, are gaining acceptance as a means to perform rigorous analysis of complex systems. This talk will provide an overview of work on interactive computing system modelling and analysis, discussing also its integration with more traditional user centred development approaches. Examples of problems with real user interfaces will be presented and the role that formal analysis can play discussed.
José C. Campos is a lecturer at University of Minho and senior researcher at INESC TEC. His interests centre on engineering interactive systems, at the intersection of Formal Methods, Software Engineering and Human-Computer Interaction, with a particular interest in developing tools to automate analysis (e.g. the IVY model-based user interfaces analysis tool). He is a member of the steering committee of the ACM Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems (EICS), of the Proc. ACM on HCI EICS editorial board, and chairs the IFIP working group 2.7/13.4 on User Interface Engineering. He is a member of the College of Assessors of the New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment.
October 16 2018 · https://www.ehu.eus/es/web/complementarios/webgune-irisgarrien-garapena
This course promoted by Begiris Elkartea and UPV/EHU will serve to acquire competences about Web accessibility. Its aim is to cover the formation of computing students and professionals that are sensible to the needs of people with several abilities and the new ways of communication. It will serve to develop the needed technical capacities to include guidelines that make more accessible Web sites contents and therefore activate everyone's participation. The formative sessions will have the support of multimedia presentations, and many practices and participation will be promoted by means of fori and virtual chats.
Inscription open until: the 11 of October of 2018.
The course is going to be presented in Spanish.
September 21 2018 · Sevilla
Asier Salazar, an ADIAN researcher who develops his doctoral thesis in the ALDAPA section, presented the article entitled "A Preliminary System for the Automatic Detection of Emotions Based on the Autonomic Nervous System Response" at the Neurotechnix 2018 conference, held in Seville, Spain, on September 21, 2018.
September 20 2018 · Sevilla
Julio Abascal was invited to give a keynote lecture entitled "The Digital Accessibility from the User Point of View" at the CHIRA 2018 and NEUROTECHNIX 2018 congresses held in Seville from September 19 to 21.
Abstract: From its foundation in 1985, the Egokituz Laboratory of HCI for Special needs has researched the application of diverse HCI methodologies and technologies to enhance the inclusion and digital accessibility of people with diverse types of disabilities. Along this time we discovered that the human side of the HCI requires specific attention that technology oriented people -we- are not always qualified to pay. In this talk I will review some mistakes that lead us to learn it and our approaches to overcome them.
August 31 2018 ·
The report jointly published by ACM and IEEE "Information Technology Curricula 2017 (IT2017)" refers to the book "Education on Design for All in Information Systems and Telecommunications Curriculum", coordinated by the members of Egolituz Julio Abascal and Nestor Garay-Vitoria
June 27 2018 · Ada Lovelace Lecture Hall. Informatics School. University of the Basque Country/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea