Events

Keynote speech in the international conference UCAmI 2019

Keynote speech in the international conference UCAmI 2019

December 05 2018 · Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

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Abstract:

Since the first Ambient Intelligence proposals this new field showed its capacity to contribute with extremely promising new opportunities for people with disabilities. But, even if the Ambient Intelligence approach is very helpful for them, early studies showed structural and cognitive accessibility barriers that may exclude people with disabilities. Starting from our experience in R&D projects in the Ambient Intelligence field (such as HetroRed, AmbienNet, AmIGune, DomoSilla, or Inredis), in this talk I will present its possible contributions for people with disabilities, and I will also discuss a number of accessibility issues they can find when using Ambient Intelligence based applications.

Further information in the conference website: https://mamilab.esi.uclm.es/ucami2018/keynotes.html

Lecture by José Creissac Campos

Lecture by José Creissac Campos

November 27 2018 · Ada Lovelace lecture room

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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.

Accessible web sites development

October 16 2018 · https://www.ehu.eus/es/web/complementarios/webgune-irisgarrien-garapena

Course

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.

Participation in Neurotechnix 2018 in Seville

Participation in Neurotechnix 2018 in Seville

September 21 2018 · Sevilla

Conference

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.

Keynote lecture at CHIRA 2018 and NEUROTECHNIX 2018

Keynote lecture at CHIRA 2018 and NEUROTECHNIX 2018

September 20 2018 · Sevilla

Conference

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.

Usability, UX, and now Innovation

Usability, UX, and now Innovation

June 27 2018 · Ada Lovelace Lecture Hall. Informatics School. University of the Basque Country/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea

Lecture

Play for Children with Disabilities

Play for Children with Disabilities

May 21 2018 · Ada Lovelace Lecture Hall. UPV/EHU

Lecture

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.