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
May 21 2018 · Ada Lovelace Lecture Hall. UPV/EHU
Play is the most prevalent activity in childhood and has a central role in child development, fostering learning of cognitive, language and social skills. Children with disabilitiesmay be deprived from playing as a direct consequence of their impairments or because they do not have access to analogous forms of play in which they can take part. Building on the workdeveloped in the COST Action TD1309 (www.ludi-network.eu [www.ludi-network.eu]), this talk will provide an overview of the topic "Play for Children with Disabilities", addressingquestions such as "What is play?", "Do children with disabilities play?", "What barriers to play do children with disabilities face?", "How can an adult facilitate play?", "What toconsider when selecting toys, physical or digital games, or playspaces for children with disabilities". It will then focus on robotic applications that may enable children withdisabilities' play.
March 27 2018 · Ada Lovelace auditorium. Faculty of Informatics. University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). Manuel Lardizabal, 1 - 20018 Donostia-San Sebastián.
June 20 2017 · Tabakalera (Donostia)
Nestor Garay took part in the round table that is going to happen on the meeting organized by Elkartu on June the 20th at the Tabakalera building in Donostia. For more information (in Basque):
May 17 2017 · Ada lovelace conference room. Inforamtika School. University of the Basque Country/EHU
Xabier Valencia presented his doctoral thesis entitled "A Web Transcoding Framework Based on User Behaviour Evaluation", supervised by Dr. Myriam Arrue (Egokituz, UPV/EHU) and Dr. Julio Abascal (Egokituz, UPV/EHU). The PhD committee was made up of Drs. Fabio Paternò (C.N.R.-ISTI, Pisa), Carlos Duarte (Universidade de Lisboa), Antón Civit (Universidad de Sevilla), Nestor Graray (UPV/EHU)and Arantza Diaz de Ilarraza (UPV / EHU). This thesis received a "Sobresaliente" score with "cum Laude" mention.