Human Computer Interaction International 2018

DASIC in Las Vegas for the Conference that brings together hundreds of researchers from around the world to discuss the possibilities and challenges related to the interaction between humans and new communication technologies.

From 15 to 20 July,  the 20th  Human Computer Interaction International 2018 conference took place in Las Vegas bringing together hundreds of researchers from all over the world to discuss possibilities and challenges related to the interaction between man and new communication technologies.

This year, the LCU research centre DASIC contributed to the organization of one of the conference sessions entitled Quality in Interaction presenting several applicative and theoretical works related to new approaches to improve and evaluate the relationship between man and both physical and digital products with which one interacts.

The session was moderated by Antonio Opromolla, temporary research fellow at DASIC. During the conference, two of his papers written by the researchers of the center were presented.

The first paper entitled Chatbot in a Campus Environment: Design of LiSA, a Virtual Assistant to Help Students in their University Life by Massimiliano Dibitonto, Katarzyna Leszczynska, Federica Tazzi and Carlo Maria Medaglia was presented by Massimiliano Dibitonto. The research is focused on chatbots in the higher education, in particular focused on the application and on the related experiments carried out in Link Campus University.

The second paper entitled Improving Quality of Interaction with the Mobility Services through the Gamification Approach by Valentina Volpi, Giovanni Andrea Parente, Guido Pifferi, Antonio Opromolla and Carlo Maria Medaglia was presented by Antonio Opromolla. The paper discloses the possible application of the gamification elements to mobility services reflecting on which journey’s stages the game elements could be applied and on what devices.