Web, Mobile and Multimedia Technologies

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Ricardo Baeza-Yates – Palo Alto, CA, United States

  • Bias and the Web
    The Web is the most powerful communication medium and the largest public data repository that humankind has created. Its content ranges from great reference sources such as Wikipedia to ugly fake news....
  • Distributed Web Search
    In the ocean of Web data, Web search engines are the primary way to access content. As the data is on the order of petabytes, current search engines are very large centralized systems based on replicated...
  • Web Data Mining
    The Web continues to grow and evolve very fast, changing our daily lives. This activity represents the collaborative work of the millions of institutions and people that contribute content to the Web...

Steve D Benford – Nottingham, United Kingdom

  • Trajectories Through The User Experience
    The idea of designing the ‘user journey’ is familiar to User Experience designers. However, the emergence of mobile interaction, followed by augmented reality and now the Internet...
  • Uncomfortable User Experience
    This is a provocative lecture that confronts our current thinking about how we design interactions with computers and instead makes a case for the deliberate engineering of discomfort as part...

Stephen Brewster – Glasgow, United Kingdom

  • Designing new user interfaces for cars

    In-car interactions are undergoing major changes as traditional physical buttons, dials and switchgear are replaced by touchscreens and touch-sensing surfaces. ...

Erik Brunvand – UT, United States

Tracy K Camp – CO, United States

Alain Chesnais – Toronto, ON, Canada

  • 3D Content For The Web
    One of the most exciting developments in browser technology is the ability to present and interact with 3D assets in a web page. This talk will focus on the introduction of WebGL since 2011 and...
  • Managing Your ACM Chapter
    Alain Chesnais will talk about his experience working in chapter leadership for the past 25 years. He started out his ACM experience volunteering to stuff envelopes for the Paris chapter in the...
  • Real Time Predictive Analytics for Social Media
    Social media has grown dramatically over the last decade, both in terms of adoption and in terms of volume of information shared. Such growth proses huge challenges for people looking to make...

Luca Chittaro – Udine, Italy

Gianluca Demartini – Sheffield, United Kingdom

  • Crowdsourcing for Entity-centric Information Access
    Crowdsourcing is a novel approach used to obtain data processing at scale. In this talk I will introduce the dynamics of crowdsourcing platforms and provide examples of their use to build hybrid human-machine...
  • The Power of Big Data
    More and more data is being generated around us by every activity we do in our daily life. Such large amounts of data are changing the way we do things and are used to make data-driven decisions by...

Tassos Dimitriou – Athens, Greece

Falko Dressler – Paderborn, Germany

Marcus Foth – Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Silvia Giordano – MANNO ,TI, Switzerland

  • Is the future mobile networking?
    In the last decades, mobile ad hoc networking has been suggested as a technology for realizing the ubiquitous computing vision. However, after more than ten years of research in this field, this promising...

Jennifer Golbeck – College Park, MD, United States

Qi Han – Golden, CO, United States

Vicki L Hanson – Dundee, United Kingdom

  • Inclusive Technologies



    Nearly 1 of every 5 people either currently has a disability or will develop a one in their lifetime.  For these individuals,...
  • The Age Wave

    Are technology difficulties an inescapable fact of ageing?  Or are there factors that can equip future generations of older adults with skills that will erase or...

James A Hendler – Troy, NY, United States

Kristina Höök – Stockholm, Sweden

  • Designing for Somaesthetics
    In designing for bodily experiences, there has been a lack of theories that can provide the underpinnings we need to understand and deepen our design thinking. Despite all the work we have seen on designing...
  • The Mobile Life? An enjoyment society
    The Mobile Life Centre, started in 2007, has grown to be about 45 researchers, exploring experiential, leisure and playful mobile and ubiquitous interactions. We do serious research on what we might...

Seiji Isotani – Sao Carlos - SP, Brazil

Dharm Singh Jat – Windhoek, AR, Namibia

Joaquim A Jorge – Lisboa, Portugal

Fernando Koch – Melbourne, Australia

  • Social Applications and Sensible Societies
    In this lecture, we will entice the audience to think of mobile media technologies as a tool to address urban social issues. The explanation will explore the potential of mobile devices, social...

Anis Koubaa – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Tsvi Kuflik – Haifa, Israel

Ashish Kundu – Yorktown Heights, NY, United States

Dongwon Lee – Fairfax, VA, United States

  • LIKEs-R-Us: Analyzing LIKEs in Social Media
    The recent dramatic increase in the usage and prevalence of social media has led to the creation and sharing of a significant amount of information in various formats such as texts, photos, or videos....

Dirk Lewandowski – Hamburg, Germany

  • THE POWER OF SEARCH ENGINES
    Search engines are the premier tools when it comes to finding information on the Internet. Newer technological developments show how search is changing from the query-results paradigm to search...

Shipeng Li – Beijing, China

Yung-Hsiang Lu – West Lafayette, IN, United States

  • Mobile Computing in a Connected World
    Mobile computers connected to the Internet allow users anywhere to create, share, and retrieve information. Despite the convenience, mobile computers have one critical disadvantage: the limited...
  • Opportunities and Challenges in Global Network Cameras
    Millions of network cameras have been deployed. Many of these cameras provide publicly available data, continuously streaming live views of national parks, city halls, streets, highways, and...
  • Power Management- A System View
    Reducing power consumption is important for electronic systems due to many reasons.  Battery-powered mobile systems and embedded systems are widely used today.  Energy cost has...

Sanjay Kumar Madria – Rolla, MO, United States

Aditi Majumder – Irvine, CA, United States

Alessio Malizia – London, United Kingdom

Oge Marques – Boca Raton, FL, United States

Amit Nanavati – Vasant Kunji Enclave, India

  • The Spoken Web
    The WWW enabled quick and easy information dissemination and brought about fundamental changes to various aspects of our lives. However, a very large number of people, mostly in developing regions,...

Laurence Nigay – Grenoble, France

  • Distant pointing in ubiquitous environment
    Pointing to targets is an elementary task universally present in interfaces.  In an ubiquitous environment, the need for distant pointing is frequent in several domains including public...
  • Handheld Augmented Reality: Touch Interaction
    Handheld Augmented Reality (AR), one type of mobile AR, relies on the spatial coupling between the real world and the on-screen augmented reality outputs. Such spatial coupling introduces new...
  • Multimodal Interaction
    Multimodal interaction supports multiple interaction techniques, which may be used sequentially or concurrently, and independently or combined synergistically. Specific interaction aspects must...

Sharath Pankanti – Yorktown Heights, NY, United States

  • Actionable Video Content Summarization: Lessons from Practical Case Studies
    For the first time in the history of universe, the video data generated by humans has exceeds all other forms of the data. While no one denies the utility of the information hidden within this...
  • Multi-media Compliance: A practical paradigm for managing business integrity
    In virtually every business context there is a need to establish some form of monitoring system to ensure that employees comply with business processes and policies. Compliance failures range from organized...
  • Public Sector Surveillance
    Situation awareness is the key to security. Awareness requires information that spans multiple scales of space and time. The increasing need for sophisticated surveillance systems and the move to a...
  • Retail video analytics
    The retail industry grosses trillions of USD revenue annually worldwide and provides numerous opportunities for innovation to facilitate real-world business operations. Applications include: loss prevention,...

Fabio Paterno – Pisa, Italy

Pearl Pu – Preverenges, Switzerland

Leonel Sousa – INESC-ID, Rua Alves Redol, 9, Portugal

David G. Stork – Sunnyvale, CA, United States

Venkat Subramaniam – Broomfield, CO, United States

  • Functional Programming
    Most of the mainstream languages have supported the imperative style of programming for a very long time. Functional programming has been around for a few decades but it's finally gaining popularity....
  • Java 8 Lambda Expressions, the Pathway to Functional Style
    Java 8 has been one of the most significant changes to the language. It is not simply the introduction of some new syntax, but a fundamental different way of thinking that we're used to when programming...
  • Let's Get Lazy: Explore the Real Power of Streams
    When we hear functional programming we often hear about immutability and higher-order functions. They are definitely important, but the real power of functional programming is in function composition...
  • Reactive Programming
    Why a new programming model? The computing platform and the demands on applications have significantly changed in the past few years. We can't be creating applications like we once did. Applications...
  • The Power and Perils of Parallel Streams
    Java 8 makes it really easy to convert a stream to a parallel stream, to run tasks concurrently. When come thing is that easy we tend to ask "what's the catch" and that's a very important...
  • Twelve Ways to Make Code Suck Less
    The quality of the code we create has a significant impact on our ability to change the software in the future. As programmers succumb to time and deliver pressures, the quality of code may get neglected....

André Tricot – Toulouse, France

Jean Vanderdonckt – Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium

  • Multimodal web user interfaces.
    Web applications are not limited to graphical interaction, they are now open to vocal, tactile, gestural, and multimodal interaction. This lecture provides an overview of these interaction modalities...

Rakesh Verma – Houston, TX, United States

Arun Vishwanath – Melbourne, VIC, Australia

  • Net Neutrality and Internet Fast Lanes
    Net neutrality and Internet fast lanes have been the subject of raging debates — in the he US and around the world — for several years now. Various view points have been put forth...

Ellen M Voorhees – Gaithersburg, MD, United States

  • Information Retrieval Challenge Problems

    The Text REtrieval Conference (TREC) is a series of workshops designed to advance the state-of-the-art in information retrieval by providing the infrastructure necessary for large-scale evaluation...

  • The Text REtrieval Conference
    The Text REtrieval Conference (TREC) project at the National Institute of Standards and Technology has created standard test sets and evaluation methodology to support the development of methods...

Wan Abdul Rahim Bin Wan Mohd Isa – Shah Alam, Malaysia

Ingmar G Weber – Doha, Qatar

  • A Digital Socioscope
    How can Twitter data be used to study individual-level human behavior and social interaction on a global scale? This talk introduces the audience to the methods, opportunities, and challenges...
  • Introduction to Computational Social Science
    Due to the increasing availability of large-scale data on human behavior collected on the social web, as well as advances in analyzing larger and larger data sets, interest in applying computer...
  • Using Social Media for Health Studies
    Given that users share all kinds of minutiae on social media, can this noisy, crowd-sourced data be used for health studies? This talk presents a number of recent examples that show the feasibility...

Bebo White – San Francisco, CA, United States

Tao Xie – Raleigh, IL, United States

Changsheng Xu – Beijing, China

  • User-Centric Social Multimedia Computing
    Social multimedia has three fundamental elements of user, multimedia content and interaction. Social multimedia computing aims to connect user and multimedia content by analyzing the interaction, and...

Moustafa A Youssef – New Borg Elarab City, Alexandria, Egypt

Demetrios Zeinalipour-Yazti – Nicosia, Cyprus

  • Internet-based Indoor Navigation Services
    This talk presents the fundamental mobile data management concepts behind the realization of innovative indoor information services that deal with all aspects of handling indoor data as a valuable...