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The Biannual Conference of the Italian SIGCHI Chapter
23 September - 25 September 2019
Palazzo Bò, Giardino delle Biodiversità and Orto Botanico - Padova, Italy

Organized by the University of Padova and Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
In cooperation with ACM-SIGCHI and SIGCHI Italy

This edition of the Biannual Conference of the Italian SIGCHI Chapter will
be held from 23 to 25 September 2019 in Padova. The Chapter is an active
community that brings together people working on the design, evaluation,
and implementation of interactive computing systems for human use. The
conference is open to both members and nonmembers, enlarging the
participation to scholars working in the Mediterranean and central European
countries, stimulating the debate in the research and design community.

CHItaly’19 takes place in a context in which the relations between the
individual self, the society, the environment and technology are deeply
changing. Information and Communication Technologies offer new
opportunities to sense huge amounts of data from the entities described
above and to use such data to augment human knowledge, to influence
behavior and to control our world. Several questions arise from this
rapidly changing technological scenario: How can human society take
advantage of these new opportunities? What are the risks related to
trespassing the boundaries that used to be drawn? Which ethical boundaries
need to be confirmed and which to be revised? CHItaly19 will pay special
attention to topics such as:
- responsibly designing the interchange with the ICT components that are
progressively becoming a symbiotic part of our body and mind, and keeping
the human in the loop while implementing automation in the factory of the
- getting publicly engaged and able to interact with the huge amount of
data related to the urban, social and natural environment, in order to
stimulate proper actions within a sustainable, smart framework;
- exploiting new interactive paradigms to augment users’ knowledge and
engagement with cultural heritage, and to access different knowledge
domains, including art and science, by coupling cognitive and emotional
- designing persuasive, motivating, empowering technologies that increase
awareness of health issues and motivate to positive life styles.

All submissions must be in English and contain original work not published

- LONG AND SHORT PAPERS. Long papers must not exceed eight (8) pages in
length, and short papers must not exceed four (4) pages in length, with
maximum two additional pages for references. Long and short papers are
subject to a double-blind review process by members of the Program
Committee. Submissions must be anonymous, avoiding to include information
(authorship, acknowledgements, name of application or software or project)
suggestive of the identity of the authors; it can be added later, to the
camera ready version of the accepted papers. Both long and short accepted
papers will be published in the main proceedings (application for inclusion
in the ACM Digital Library is ongoing). They must be formatted using the
ACM SIGCHI format. Three options are available:
- Microsoft Word template (
- LaTex template (
- Overleaf template for LaTex online collaborative writing (
Inclusion in the main proceedings is conditional upon registration of the
presenter within the recommended deadline.

-DC AND POSTERS. The Doctoral Consortium (DC) is a special session of the
conference where a limited number of PhD students can receive some expert
feedback on their work. Applications to participate must describe the
research questions, the project position with respect to the state of the
art, the research plans and methodology, as well as the ideas and results
Posters are descriptions of small studies/experiences, or of recent study
insights of works still in progress. Posters will be displayed and
presented during a dedicated session of the conference, and will have a 1
minute presentation slot in one of the plenary sessions. In order for
accepted posters to be displayed, poster presenters are required to
register and be present during the poster session.
Posters, and dc proposals are 2-page word abstracts in the ACM template and
pdf format, references included. Accepted posters and dc proposals will be
included in the adjunct proceedings volume (not published by ACM).

-TUTORIAL AND WORKSHOPS. Workshops are small meetings on a dedicated topic;
tutorials are small courses on a specific tool or technique. Candidate
organizers can submit their proposal as a 2-page description in pdf format
including the name of the organizers, affiliations, motivations,
organization, expected outcome, duration, material. Upon approval, the
workshop/tutorial will be devoted a dedicated space on the conference
website, and its description will be included in the adjunct proceedings
(not published by ACM). A limited number of slots are available.

- DEMOS. To propose a demonstration of an interactive prototype during the
demo session, developers can submit a 2-page description of authors,
affiliation, status of implementation and deployment, goals, equipment
brought/needed. For demos of commercial products, please contact the
organizers to participate as a sponsor.

Long and short papers are to be submitted online via EasyChair (
All other submission types are to be sent as an attachment to
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a poster, demo, workshop, tutorial or dc)

Awards to the best paper, poster and dc proposal will be granted.

-Full and short papers
March 30, 2019 - Submission deadline
June 1, 2019 - Notification to authors
June 15, 2019 - Submission deadline
July 1, 2019 - Notification to authors
-Workshops and Tutorials proposals
June 15, 2019 - Submission deadline
July 1, 2019 - Notification to proponents
-Doctoral Consortium
June 1, 2019 - Submission deadline
July 1, 2019 - Notification to authors
-Early registration deadline
July 30, 2019
September 23-24-25, 2019
(Deadlines are meant till 11.59 pm CET)

Luciano Gamberini, Università di Padova, Italy
Fabio Pittarello, Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia, Italy
Anna Spagnolli, Università di Padova, Italy

PROGRAM COMMITTEE (still expanding)
Margherita Antona, ICS-FORTH (Greece)
Liliana Ardissono, University of Torino (Italy)
Barbara Arfe, University of Padova (Italy)
Barbara Rita, Barricelli University of Milan (Italy)
Vittoria Bruni, Dept. of SBAI, University of Rome La Sapienza (Italy)
Paolo Buono, University of Bari Aldo Moro (Italy)
Stefano Burigat, University of Udine (Italy)
Maria Claudia, Buzzi IIT-CNR (Italy)
Marina Buzzi, IIT-CNR (Italy)
Fabio Marco Caputo, University of Verona (Italy)
Alessandro Carcangiu, University of Cagliari (Italy)
Fabio Casati, University of Trento (Italy)
Tiziana Catarci, Universita' di Roma "la Sapienza" (Italy)
Augusto Celentano, Universita' Ca' Foscari Venezia (Italy)
Luca Chittaro, HCI Lab, University of Udine, Italy (Italy)
Florian Daniel, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Maria De Marsico, Sapienza University of Rome (Italy)
Giorgio De Michelis, Univrsity of Milano - Bicocca (Italy)
Giuseppe Desolda, Dipartimento di Informatica - University of Bari (Italy)
Emmanuel Dubois, IRIT- Elipse - University of Toulouse (France)
Daniela Fogli, Università di Brescia (Italy)
Rita Francese, University of Salerno (Italy)
Luciano Gamberini, University of Padova (Italy)
Franca Garzotto, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Cristina Gena, Department of Computer Science, University of Torino (Italy)
Rosella Gennari, Free U. of Bozen-Bolzano (Italy)
Walter Gerbino, University of Trieste (Italy)
Giuseppe Ghiani, ISTI-CNR (Italy)
Andrea Giachetti, University of Verona (Italy)
Tsvi Kuflik, The University of Haifa Israel
Rosa Lanzilotti, Dipartimento di Informatica - University of Bari (Italy)
Barbara Leporini, ISTI - CNR (Italy)
Alessio Malizia, Brunel University (United Kingdom)
Marco Manca, HIIS ISTI CNR (Italy)
Maristella Matera, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Giulio Mori, ISTI - CNR (Italy)
Valentina Nisi, Carnagie Mellon| Portugal, University of Madeira (Portugal)
Elena Not, Fondazione Bruno Kessler (Italy)
Emanuele Panizzi, Sapienza University of Rome (Italy)
Fabio Paterno, CNR-ISTI (Italy)
Antonio Piccinno, University of Bari (Italy)
Fabio Pittarello, Universita' Ca' Foscari Venezia (Italy)
Marco Porta, University of Pavia (Italy)
Daniele Riboni, University of Cagliari (Italy)
Laura Anna Ripamonti, University of Milan (Italy)
Carmen Santoro, ISTI-CNR (Italy)
Giuseppe Santucci, Sapienza University of Rome (Italy)
Riccardo Scateni, University of Cagliari (Italy)
Adalberto Simeone, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium)
Alessandro Soro, Queensland University of Technology (Australia)
Anna Spagnolli, University of Padova (Italy)
Lucio Davide Spano, ISTI-CNR (Italy)
Genny Tortora, Department of Computer Science- University of Salerno
Stefano Valtolina, University of Milan (Italy)
Gualtiero Volpe, InfoMus-DIST-University of Genoa (Italy)
Massimo Zancanaro, FBK-cit (Italy)

Anna Spagnolli Ph.D.
Associate professor
Dept of General Psychology &
Human Inspired Technology Research Centre
Università degli Studi di Padova
via Venezia 8, 35121 Padova ITALY

phone: +39 049 8276644
fax:      +39 049 8276600
Skype:  anna.spagnolli

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