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ACM AVI 2020 Workshop

EMPATHY: Empowering People in Dealing with Internet of Things Ecosystems <>
September 29th, 2020
Island of Ischia, Italy

In the last decade, the spreading of low-cost technologies integrating 
sensors and actuators has favored the development of the so-called smart 
objects. This trend has been further fostered by the Internet of Things 
(IoT), which connects the physical world with Internet via ubiquitous 
sensors and actuators. The opportunities offered by the IoT are 
amplified by the use of new approaches that, based on novel interaction 
paradigms, involve directly non-technical users in configuring the joint 
behavior of their smart objects, among them and with online services.

Existing solutions to define the behavior of such “IoT ecosystems” range 
from systems that leave the users complete control for establishing the 
joint behavior of smart objects, to solutions that automatically define 
smart objects behavior exploiting intelligent techniques. In this 
continuum, different technologies, frameworks, and approaches present 
different levels of user control and automation. In this perspective it 
is also important to consider the emerging role played by social and 
humanoid robots, which are integrated sets of sensors and actuators with 
human-like behaviours.

July 1st: Paper submission deadline
July 9th: Paper acceptance notice
July 15th: Camera-ready submission
September 29th: Half-day workshop (morning)

This workshop aims to serve as a venue for discussing ongoing research 
and sharing ideas for researchers and practitioners working on solutions 
to personalize the behavior of IoT ecosystems. We aim to encourage 
participation in order to have stimulating discussion from various 
perspectives. Topics include, but are not limited, to:

     - End-User Development (EUD) for IoT;
     - Interaction Paradigms for IoT;
     - Usability of IoT Systems;
     - Interface Design for IoT;
     - Intelligent Interface for IoT Systems;
     - Accessibility for IoT Systems;
     - Usable Privacy and Security in IoT systems
     - Personalisation and Recommendations for IoT.

We invite submissions of two types: short papers (3-4 pages) and 
position papers (1-2 pages). Participants are asked to submit their 
paper describing their recent or future work in one of the areas 
indicated in the topics of interest . All submissions must be in the ACM 
SIGCHI conference format.

Papers should be submitted in PDF to easychair 
( All papers will 
be reviewed by the organizers and by the program committee based on 
relevance and significance in order to provide constuctive comments to 
the submitters. Reviewing will be single blind (i.e. author names and 
affiliations should be listed). If accepted, at least one of the authors 
must register and attend the workshop.


     - Giuseppe Desolda, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”
     - Vincenzo Deufemia, University of Salerno
     - Cristina Gena, University of Turin
     - Maristella Matera, Politecnico di Milano
     - Fabio Paternò, CNR-ISTI
     - Barbara Treccani, University of Trento

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