January 10 2020 ·
Luis Gardeazabal is one of the pioneers of digital accessibility in Spain. In the Egokituz laboratory (which he directed in his first stage) he has developed hardware and software for innovative communication systems for people with disabilities. Likewise, it has developed, through mobile robotics techniques, intelligent wheelchairs. He has directed projects such as Lamia, Intxisu, Jal I and Jal II, CAAP, etc., in which he has collaborated with institutions of great relevance in the field of disability support, such as CEAPAT / IMSERSO, ASPACE, GUREAK, ELKARTU, and has been funded by the Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa, the Basque Government and the Ministry of Social Affairs / IMSERSO.Luis Gardeazabal is the author of numerous publications in prestigious international magazines, books and conferences.
October 12 2019 ·
The General Assembly of the International Federation for Information Processing, held in Kiev on Ocober 12 and 13 2019, elected Professor Julio Abascal to IFIP Fellow. IFIP felowship is a recognition not only for the professional standing and expertise but also for the contributions to IFIP. The presentation of certificates and Fellow pins will be made at the IFIP 60th anniversary celebrations to be held at Maison de l'UNESCO, Paris, on 28 September 2020.
October 01 2019 ·
The book "Personalized Human-Computer Interaction" has now been published: see https://www.degruyter.com/viewbooktoc/product/490503, after the presentatoion of several book chapters at the workshop ABIS 2019 in Hof (Germany).
Abascal J, Arbelaitz O., Gardeazabal X., Muguerza J., Pérez J. E., Valencia X. and Yera A. are the authors of Chapter 10. Personalizing the user interface for people with disabilities (pages 253-282). https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110552485-010
September 17 2019 · Institute of Information Systems, Hof Universit. Hof, Germany
The chapter entitled "Personalizing the User Interface for People with Disabilities", written by J. Abascal, O. Arbelaitz, X. Gardeazabal, J. Muguerza, J. E. Pérez, A. Yera and X. Valencia, was presented in the workshop ABIS'19
More information about this workshop can be found in: https://fg-abis.gi.de/en/events/details/abis-2019/
July 19 2019 · Centro de Estudios e Investigaciones de la Facultad de Ingeniería. Universidad de Quindío, Armenia (Colombia)
The Center for Studies and Research of the Faculty of Engineering (CEIFI) and the SINFOCI research group, held a seminar last July aiming to address the areas of Industry 4.0 and the design of accessible systems, with the participation of international researchers who arrived at the Universidad del Quindío to share their expertise in these fields. During the meeting, Professor Philippe Aniorté of the University of Pau and the Countries of Adour (UPPA), France, spoke on the most relevant features of the Industry 4.0 concept, socialized the avant-garde issues that have been working at UPPA and shared details of the double master's degree that is currently being signed with the University of Quindío. Likewise, Professor Julio Abascal of the University of the Basque Country (UPV / EHU), Spain, shared the experiences of his “Egokituz” laboratory, related to the design of accessible systems, considering the challenges for different types of population, especially for those with physical, sensory or cognitive needs or limitations. During his presentation, Professor Abascal presented aspects of the most recent advances in his research in that area, and a space was established to crystallize cooperation ties between both universities.
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.