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AVI 2016 - 13th International Working Conference on Advanced Visual 
Interfaces
In cooperation with: ACM-SIGCHI, SIGCHI Italy, SIGWEB, ACM-SIGMM

7-10 June 2016 - Hotel Villa Romanazzi Carducci, Bari, Italy
http://avi2016.di.uniba.it

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AVI2016 Workshops - call for papers
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Since 1992, AVI has been a biannual appointment for a wide international 
community of experts with a broad range of backgrounds. Throughout more 
than two decades, the Conference has attracted leading researchers of 
Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) from all over the world, offering a 
forum to present and disseminate new technological results, new 
paradigms, new visions for HCI and user interfaces. Because of advanced 
technology and new possibilities for user interaction, AVI has broadened 
the topics it covers, still keeping its main focus on the conception, 
design, implementation and evaluation of novel visual interfaces. While 
rooted in Italy, AVI is a true international conference with respect to 
nationality of participants, authors of papers and program committee 
members.
The mixture of carefully selected research contributions paired with 
cordial Italian hospitality creates a unique conference atmosphere, 
which has made AVI an internationally recognized brand.

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Workshops
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AVI 2016 will host workshops on emerging topics as well as established 
ones that are relevant to visual interface design research and practice.
Workshops will be held on Tuesday June 7, 2016.

We solicit paper submissions to the workshops listed in the following. 
For specific information (e.g., paper format, deadlines), please refer  
to each workshop website page.

List of accepted workshops:
1. Fostering Sustainability through Effective Applications (FSEA 2016)
2. AVI-CH 16 - Advanced Visual Interfaces for Cultural Heritage
3. Road Mapping Infrastructures for Advanced Visual Interface 
Infrastructures Supporting Big Data Applications in Virtual Research 
Environments
4. HCI and the Educational Technology Revolution
5. SERVE: Smart Ecosystems cReation by Visual dEsign
6. Valuable visualization of healthcare information: from the quantified 
self data to conversations
7. Human Work Interaction Design Guidelines for Industry 4.0
8. Advanced interfaces for industrial applications

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1. FSEA 2016 - Fostering Sustainability through Effective Applications
Organizers: Thomas Rist, Elisabeth André and Masood Masoodian
Abstract: Challenges like global warming, world population growth, and 
decline of many natural resources call for sustainable activities 
towards a resource-efficient and climate-resilient society and economy. 
ICT can make valuable contributions through the development of advanced 
technologies to better manage use of resources, and to promote 
sustainable thinking. During the last years, ICT has strongly focused on 
the development of technologies that help to save consumption of 
electrical energy. However, efficient use of resources is a much broader 
topic, and more holistic approaches are becoming increasingly important 
in various domains, including smart homes, smart neighborhoods, and 
smart cities. The aim of the workshop is to promote research, design, 
development, evaluation, and deployment of interaction techniques, 
interfaces, and visualizations that encourage, enable, and facilitate 
sustainable use of resources in various domains.
Link: http://it4se.informatik.fh-augsburg.de/FSEA16/
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2. AVI-CH 16 - Advanced Visual Interfaces for Cultural Heritage
Organizers: Berardina Nadja De Carolis, Cristina Gena, Tsvi Kuflik and 
Fabrizio Nunnari
Abstract: Cultural Heritage (CH) is one challenging domain of 
application for novel Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), 
where visualization plays a major role. Advanced and natural 
human-computer interaction is a key factor in enabling access, both 
on-site and online, to collections of CH institutions and in attracting 
even wider audiences than those that visit the physical museums. The 
range of visualization devices – from tiny smart watch screens, through 
wall-size large public displays, to the latest generation of immersive 
Head-Mounted Displays – together with the increasing availability of 
real-time 3D rendering technologies for on-line and mobile devices and, 
recently, Internet of Things (IoT) approaches, require to explore how 
they can be applied successfully to the CH domain. The goal of the 
workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners interested 
in presenting and discussing the potential of state of the art of 
advanced visual interfaces in enhancing our daily cultural heritage 
experience.
Link: http://avich-16.di.unito.it/
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3. Road Mapping Infrastructures for Advanced Visual Interfaces 
Supporting Big Data Applications in Virtual Research Environments
Organizers: Marco Bornschlegl, Matthias Hemmje, Paul Walsh and Tiziana 
Ferrari
Abstract: Handling the complexity of relevant data requires new 
techniques about data access, visualization, perception, and interaction 
for innovative and successful strategies. In order to address 
human-computer interaction, cognitive efficiency, and interoperability 
problems, a generic information visualization, user empowerment, as well 
as service integration and mediation approach based on the existing 
state-of-theart in the relevant areas of computer science as well as 
established open ICT industry standards has to be achieved. This 
workshop will address these issues with a special focus on supporting 
distributed Big Data Analysis in VREs. In this way, the overall scope 
and goal of the workshop is to bring together researchers active in 
these areas to achieve a road map, which can support the acceleration in 
research activities by means of transforming, enriching, and deploying 
advanced visual user interfaces for managing and using eScience 
infrastructures, i.e., supporting creation, configuration, management 
and usage of distributed Big Data Analysis in VREs.
Link: http://avi2016.ftk.de/
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4. HCI and the Educational Technology Revolution
Organizers: Alan Dix, Alessio Malizia and Silvia Gabrielli
Abstract: While educational technology has a long pedigree, the last few 
years have seen dramatic changes. These have included the rise and 
institutionalisation of MOOCs, and other web-based initiatives such as 
Kahn Academy and Peer-to-Peer University (P2PU). Classrooms have also 
been transformed with growing use of mobile devices and forms of flipped 
classroom; and educational progress and engagement has been increasingly 
measured leading to institutional and individual learning analytics. 
This workshop seeks to understand the interaction of these issues with 
human–computer interaction in a number of ways. First to ask what HCI 
has to contribute to these in terms of the design of authoring and 
learning platforms, and the wider socio-political implications of 
increasingly metric-driven governance? Second to discuss how will these 
changes affect HCI education? Together practice-based and theoretical 
approaches will help us build a clear understanding of the current state 
and future challenges for educational technology and HCI.
Link: http://alandix.com/hcied2016/
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5. SERVE: Smart Ecosystems cReation by Visual dEsign
Organizers: Carmelo Ardito, Andrea Bellucci, Giuseppe Desolda, Monica 
Divitini and Simone Mora
Abstract: Recent technology advances support the interconnection of 
smart objects, enabling their communication according to the Internet of 
Things (IoT) paradigm. IoT is promising important changes in our lives. 
The opportunities offered by such technologies can be amplified, by 
investigating new approaches that, thanks to high-level abstractions, 
can enable non-expert users to compose data and functionality of things, 
as well as the communication among them, by means of “natural” 
composition paradigm. Today, in fact, this is a prerogative almost 
always reserved to developers who, through the use of specific 
programming languages, provide pre-packaged solutions to users. The 
workshop aims at stressing the Human-Computer Interaction perspective, 
i.e., it acknowledges the importance of enabling even non-technical 
users to manipulate data and functionality of things in a simple and 
natural way. It brings together researchers interested in approaches and 
visual tools that can reduce the burden of creating smart ecosystems.
Link: http://www.serve.teseolab.org/
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6. Valuable visualization of healthcare information: from the quantified 
self data to conversations
Organizers: Federico Cabitza, Daniela Fogli, Massimiliano Giacomin and 
Angela Locoro
Abstract: Big data analytics in healthcare would be almost useless, 
without suitable tools allowing users "see" them, and gain insight for 
their situated decisions. The workshop focuses on the role of 
interactive data visualization tools by which people can make sense of 
healthcare data, including sensor data, the messages exchanged in social 
media, the emails between patients and their doctors, the content of 
patient records as well as the discussions among different specialists 
that led to such record content. All these data are used by doctors, 
nurses, policy makers and common citizens. The workshop welcomes 
contributions on: the assessment of the usability of advanced 
interactive tools of health-related data visualization, and the quality 
of the information and value for insight made available to their users; 
reports of either success stories or failures in the appropriation and 
use of complex and multidimensional healthcare datasets; methodological 
and design-oriented contributions sharing methods, techniques, and 
heuristics for the design of interactive tools and applications 
supporting data work, data telling and data interpretation in healthcare.
Link: https://sites.google.com/site/valvizhealth/
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7. Human Work Interaction Design Guidelines for Industry 4.0
Organizers: Arminda Guerra Lopes, Pedro Campos, Barbara Rita Barricelli, 
Torkil Clemmensen, Jose Abdelnour-Nocera and Verena Fuchsberger
Abstract: In a world where the cultural paradigms of Internet of Things 
(IoT) (USA), Industry 4.0 (Europe), and Internet+ (China) allow 
connecting a multitude of objects and making them communicate in an 
intelligent way, human work and workplace environments need to be 
reconfigured to improve the workers’ experience and the outcomes of 
industrial processes. In many organizations, there is a lack of 
knowledge regarding how to deploy technology to be appropriately used by 
workers while taking into account contextual characteristics of 
physically or spatially unusual workplaces, mentally demanding, or 
specifically repetitive activities. This workshop aims at bringing 
together experts in industry, academy, and public administration 
interested in discussing the evolution that HCI needs to address in 
order to design smart and trans-mediated workplaces.
Link: http://hwid.m-iti.org/?page_id=75
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8. Advanced interfaces for industrial applications (half day)
Organizers: Michele Fiorentino, Francesco Ferrise and Florin Stelian 
Gîrbacia
Abstract: The biggest challenge of the factory of the future is to 
integrate fluently and seamlessly real and digital assets in the entire 
lifecycle of industrial products and goods. The only way to go is to 
support the industrial practices and technologies with a clever design 
of existing and advanced User interfaces such as: mixed reality, 
augmented and virtual reality, haptics, full-body interaction, 
multimodal interfaces, mobile interfaces, etc.
The objective of this workshop is to identify challenges, opportunities, 
results and innovative applications of Advanced User interfaces in the 
industrial context, and disseminate recent insights and findings from 
the HCI communities toward the industrial world.
We want to enhance the integration between different disciplines such as 
engineering, computer science and human factors; define and discuss 
theoretical, usability and user interface design issues and cutting edge 
techniques. The final objective is to the exchange of ideas and the 
establishment of collaborations also between industry and academia.
Link: https://advancedinterfaces4industry.wordpress.com/

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Workshop Chairs
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* Catherine Plaisant, University of Maryland, USA ([log in to unmask])
* Massimo Zancanaro, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy ([log in to unmask])

Please refer to http://avi2016.di.uniba.it for the most up to date 
information

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