by Francoise Lamnabhi-Lagarrigue

A joint workshop of the BALCON project (The Gateway to ICT Monitoring & Control Research in the Western Balkans) and HYCON2 network of excellence (Highly-complex and networked control systems), held on 2-3 July 2013 in Belgrade, highlighted recent research efforts and challenges in cyber-physical systems (CPS).

by Constantine Stephanidis

HCI International 2013, the 15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, was held in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 21-26 July 2013.

by Nicola Ferro and Paolo Rosso

The CLEF Initiative is structured in two main parts: a series of Evaluation Labs, to conduct evaluation of information access systems and a peer-reviewed Conference on a broad range of issues on evaluation. The annual CLEF events have been partially supported by the EU FP7 PROMISE project (contract n. 258191) and by the ELIAS RNP network.

by Yannis Velegrakis

Very Large Data Bases (VLDB) is the premier annual international conference on database technologies, attracting more than 700 researchers, vendors, practitioners, application developers, and users from the top universities and the most important industrial players from the entire world. The conference features research talks, tutorials, demonstrations, and workshops, and covers current issues in data management, and database and information systems research. Data management and databases are among the main technological cornerstones of emerging applications of the twenty-first century.

by Nadine Couture

"Tangible interaction", a research field addressing the interface between the physical and the digital worlds, provides a new tool to facilitate the study of digital data. It overcomes the limitations of the traditional mouse, facilitating interaction and manipulation of 3D digital objects using real objects.

by Francesco Potortì

For the third consecutive year, the EvAAL competition gathered teams from all around the world to compare their systems in the participating living labs. EvAAL, a project embedded into the AALOA association, was led by the Institute of Information and Technologies (ISTI) of CNR (Pisa, IT) and was mostly financed by the universAAL FP7 project.

by Erwin Schoitsch

SEAA 2013
A special workshop session on Teaching, Education and Training for Dependable Embedded and Cyber-physical Systems was held in cooperation with the ERCIM Dependable Embedded Systems Working Group at the 39th Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications (SEAA 2013) Santander, Spain September 4-6, 2013. The workshop session was part of the regular session scheme of SEAA 2013.

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