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.
May 17 2017 · Ada Lovelace conference room. Faculty of Informatics (UPV/EHU). Manuel Lardizabal 1, 20018 Donostia
Second Seminar on Advanced Techniques in Human-Computer Interaction
Organized by the ADIAN research group with the collaboration of BaiLab and Egokituz
Date: May 17, 2017
Time: From 10:00 to 13:00
Place: Ada Lovelace Conference Room. Faculty of Informatics. University of the Basque Country. Manuel Lardizabal 1, 20018 Donostia
Attendance: free until completing the capacity of the conference room
10:00 Presentation. Dr. Julio Abascal. Head of the ADIAN research group.
10:15 Adapting Social Networks for the Aged Population. Dr. Carlos Duarte Department of Informatics, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon and a researcher at LaSIGE /HCIM group.
Older adults still face challenges when interacting with ICT. This contributes to increase their feelings of isolation, since it prevents them from taking an active part in the online lives of their younger family members. In this talk I will present our work on the interface design and adaptation of the largest online social network - Facebook - in order to make it accessible for the senior population.
11:00 Coffee break
11:30 Activity Trackers in Elderly with Reduced Mobility. Dr. Antón Civit Catedrático de Arquitectura y Tecnología de Computadores. Universidad de Sevilla
The accuracy and usefulness of current commercially available activity trackers in rollator dependent elderly with reduced mobility, compared with elderly with normal mobility and healthy adults show that slow walking speed and gait disorders hamper the utility of pedometers for physical activity measurement in rollator dependent elderly. Commercially available activity trackers are better suited for use by ostensibly healthy elderly or adult populations.
12:15 Towards End Users Personalization of Context-dependent Applications in the Wild. Dr. Fabio Paternò. Research Director at C.N.R.-ISTI (Pisa) and of the Laboratory on Human Interfaces in Information Systems.
The advent of mobile technologies and the Internet of Things have made extremely variable and dynamic the contexts of use in which we access our applications. This talk describes how to support end users in specifying how their applications and environments should adapt to the various types of contextual events and/or conditions. A platform developed at the HIIS Laboratory of CNR- ISTI for this purpose is illustrated, as well as how it can be customized for various domains, applications, and contexts of use. The context-dependent personalization is modelled through trigger / action rules, which can be specified by people without programming experience, and can be applied to Web applications that were not originally designed to be context-aware in order to create versions customized for specific contexts of use and needs. I will discuss how this approach enables the dynamic creation and execution of personalized application versions more suitable for specific contexts of use, and report on first example applications in real world contexts.
13:00 Conclusions and final remarks
 ADIAN is supported by the Department of Education, Universities and Research of the Basque Government (Grant IT980-16).
April 26 2017 · Ada Lovelace Conference Room. Faculty of Informatics. University of the Basque Country. Manuel Lardizabal 1, 20018 Donostia
9:15 Presentation. Dr. Julio Abascal. Head of the ADIAN research group.
9:30 Formulating and testing hypotheses about human-computer interaction on the Web. Dr. Markel Vigo. Bio-Health Informatics Group & Interaction Analysis and Modelling Lab. School of Computer Science. University of Manchester
Naturalistic usability evaluation maximises the external validity of usability tests. It makes the findings generalisable across the majority of users and settings. However, compared to traditional usability testing, which is typically task driven and controlled, naturalistic evaluations require sophisticated approaches to run user studies and collect data. We will discuss two different approaches (and their respective tooling) to formulate and test hypotheses about user behaviour: real-time detection vs. post-hoc testing.
10:15 Eye tracking scanpath analysis on web pages. Dr. Yeliz Yesilada. Middle East Technical University Northern Cyprus Campus (METU NCC) in the Computer Engineering programme. Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Computer Science at the University of Manchester .
Eye tracking has been used in improving the design and usability of web pages, and in the research of understanding how users navigate them. However, there is limited research in eye tracking data analysis, especially in eye movement sequences (i.e., scanpaths). Our latest work looks into how scanpaths can be clustered to identify a path that is trending among a group of users. In this talk, I will present our research that can help you better analyse user behaviour and experience, the overall validity of our approach, some important applications of our research and future directions.
11:00 Coffee break
11:30 Understanding Behaviour using Smart Phones. Dr. Simon Harper. School of Computer Science. The University of Manchester.
Commercial Smart Phones - and the array of sensors included with them - make unobtrusive sensing a very real possibility. By sensing a user in the wild, longitudinally, and in anecologically valid way, we can infer behaviour from a set of predefined proxy indicators. Here I'll discuss our work in using mobile phones to track Parkinson's disease progression, forunderstanding building wellbeing and energy consumption, and for understanding the health of Bee hives. I'll also explain where we will go in the future, and how our methods can helpyour work.
12:15 Conclusions and final remarks
Attendance is free until completing the capacity of the conference room.