Wednesday, September 07

8:45 – 9:00

Welcome & Opening

9:00 – 10:00

Chair: Armir Bujari


Mirco Musolesi

Title: Cooperative AI for Social Good



Coffee Break


Main Track:

Session 1

Chair: Catia Prandi

 – Accessible System and Social Media Mobile Application for Deaf Users

Authors: A. Yeratziotis, A. Achilleos, S. Koumou, R. Thibodeau, E. Vanezi, G. Geratziotis, G. Papadopoulos 

 – Towards Digital Therapy for Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Forms of Neurocognitive Disorder: the INFORMA Software Platform

Authors: C. Fantozzi, A. Zanella, M. Simoni, D. Gollin, C. Ruaro, M. Casa, A. Codemo, E. Gasparoli, C. Gabelli

 – Improving accessibility of web accessibility rules

Authors: O. Gaggi, L. Perinello  

 – Social Good and Cultural Heritage: making the Brendel models accessible again                    

Authors: R. Grillo, C. Morelli, V. Rubano, F. Vitali 

 – A Technology Exploration towards Trustable and Safe Use of Social Media for Vulnerable Women based on Islam and Arab Culture

Authors: M. Franco, S. Falyoun, K. Fisher, O. Gaggi, Y. Ghamri-Doudane, A. Nashwan, C. Palazzi, M. Shwamra 

 – Don’t Judge by Looks: Search User Interface to Make Searchers Reflect on Their Relevance Criteria and Promote Content-Quality-Oriented Web

Authors: M. Suzuki, Y. Yamamoto

– Information Presentation Methods for Setting Achievable and Meaningful Goals on Fitness Apps

Authors: N. Oda, K. Hyuk, Y. Yamamoto 

Video (paper was not presented due to technical issues)

    12:30 -13:30

    Lunch Break

    13:30 – 15:30

    Main Track:

    Session 2

    Chair: Armir Bujari

    – Addressing Popularity Bias in Citizen Science

    Authors: Amit, Avi, Guy, Y. Gal

     – A Collaborative Human-AI Workflow for Citizen Science

    Authors: Y. Gal, A. Segal, E. Kamar, E. Horvitz, C. Lintott, M. Walmsley

    – Sleepminting, the brand new frontier of Non Fungible Tokens fraud     

    Authors: B. Guidi, A. Michienzi

     – Privacy-aware Snippets: Enhancing Assessment of Balance between Privacy Risks and Benefits in Web Search

    Authors: Y. Shimizu, T. Ohki, Y. Yamamoto

     – On the Use of Chatbots to Report Non-consensual Intimate Images Abuses: the Legal Expert Perspective

    Authors: M. Falduti, S. Tessaris

     – Measuring the Uncertainty of Environmental Good Preferences with Bayesian Deep Learning

    Authors: R. Flores, M. Tlachac, E. Rundensteiner 

     – Classifying mosquito wingbeat sound using TinyML

    Authors: M. Altayeb, M. Zennaro, M. Rovai



    Coffee Break

    16:00 – 17:30

    Session st-undata

    Chairs: Sergio

    Consoli, Marco Colagrossi

    – Explaining food security warning signals with YouTube transcriptions and local news articles  

    Authors: C. Ba, C. Choquet, R. Interdonato, M. Roche

    – Tracking socio-economic activities in European countries with unconventional data

    Authors: M. Colagrossi, S. Consoli, F. Panella, L. Barbaglia

     – Fuzzy matching on big-data: an illustration with scanner and crowd-sourced nutritional datasets

    Authors: L. Galiana, M. Castillo

    – Unconventional data for policy: Using Big Data for detecting Italian innovative SMEs

    Authors: C. Bottai, L. Crosato, J. Domenech, M. Guerzoni, C. Liberati 

    – Leveraging alternative data sources for socio-economic nowcasting

    Authors: A. Froidevaux, J. Macalos, I. Khalfoun, M. Deffrasnes, S. d’Orsetti, N. Salez, A. Sciberras


    19:00-20:30 Welcome Cocktail


    Thursday, September 08


    Main Track: session 3

    Chair: Claudio Palazzi

    – Data Management Platform For Smart Edge Orchestration

    Authors: B. Ayaz, N. Slamnik-Kriještorac, J. Marquez-Barja

    – CloudRecoMan: Cloud adoption made easy A platform for assisting small and medium enterprises to adopt cloud solutions

    Authors: C. Mettouris, E. Vanezi, G. Zampas, S. Argyrou, A. Achilleos, A. Constantinides, G. Papadopoulos

     – Applying deep learning approaches to mixed quantitative-qualitative analyses

    Authors: L. Stacchio, A. Angeli, G. Lisanti, G. Marfia

     – GeoSpread: an Epidemic Spread Modeling Tool for COVID-19 Using Mobility Data

    Authors: A. Schmedding, L. Yang, R. Pinciroli, E. Smirni

    – Recognizing the Age, Gender, and Mobility of Pedestrians in Smart Cities using a CNN-BGRU on Thermal Images

    Authors: R. Baghezza, K. Bouchard, C. Gouin-Vallerand

    – Exploring Anxiety of Québec University Community during COVID-19 Pandemic via Machine Learning

    Authors: J. Maitre, C. Bercgeron-Leclerc, D. Maltais, S. Gaboury

    – Web-based human activity recognition using images and descriptive web pages

    Authors: C. Cousyn, K. Bouchard, S. Gaboury


    Coffee Break

    11:30 – 13:00

    Main Track: session 4

    Chair: Kevin Bouchard

    – On Designing a Time Sensitive Interaction Graph to Identify Twitter Opinion Leaders

    Authors: M. Furini, L. Mariotti, R. Martoglia, M. Montangero

    – Impact of Vaccination and Testing in an Urban Campus Model for the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic

    Authors: Y. Zhang, S. Kapoor

    – LibertyMFD: A Lexicon to Assess the Moral Foundation of Liberty

    Authors: O. Araque, L. Garri, K. Kalimeri

    – Assessing the Causal Impact of Online Instruction due to COVID-19 on Students’  Grades and its aftermath on Grade Prediction Models. 

    Authors: O. Deho, L. Liu, S. Joksimovic, J. Li, C. Zhan, J. Liu

    – Analysis of Trust Factors in Children’s Abilities to Use Digital Devices 

    Authors: Y. Sawaya, A. Sano, T. Nakamura, T. Isohara

    – Catering for Students’ Well-being during COVID-19 Social Distancing: a Case Study from a University Campus 

    Authors: S. Ma, M. Ferreira, H. Nicolau, C. Prandi, Esteves, N. Nunes, V. Nisi B.

    13:00 -14:00

    Lunch Break

    14:00 – 16:00

    Session st-block

    Session st-serious

    Chair: Andrea


    Session st-digital

    Chair: Axel Hund, Heiko Gewald

    – The impact of NFT profile pictures within social network communities

    Authors: S. Casale-Brunet, M. Zichichi, L. Hutchinson, M. Mattavelli, S. Ferretti

    – Temporal analysis of cooperative behaviour in a blockchain for humanitarian aid during the COVID19 pandemic

    Authors: C. Ba, A. Galdeman, M. Zignani, S. Gaito

    – Useful work: a new protocol to ensure usefulness of PoW-based consensus for blockchain Authors: A. Toulemonde, L. Besson, L. Goubin, J. Patarin

    – A Blockchain-Based approach in Healthcare Supply Chain using Smart Contracts and Decentralized Storage Systems

    Authors: M. Rashid, S. Lee, P. Choi, K. Kwon

    – Making homework fun

    Authors: T. Bjørner, A. Sum, R. Ludvigsen, N. Bouquin, F. Larsen, U. Kampel

    – The Street as a Reflective Space to Increase Citizen Awareness of Social Justice in the Fashion Industry

    Authors: E. Rodríguez-Barbará, O. Gómez-Carmona, A. Ferrer, B. Gómez-Fortes, S. Kados, D. López-deIpiña, D. Casado-Mansilla

    – Block by block – How Immutable Ledgers Drive Sustainability Efforts

    Authors: D. Dreer, A. Weeger


    Coffee Break

    16:30 – 18:00

    Session WiP + PhD

    Chair: Ombretta Gaggi


    – A Decentralized Architecture for Dynamic and Federated Access Control Facilitating Smart Tourism Services

    Authors: A. Sabbioni, C. Mazzocca, A. Bujari, R. Montanari, A. Corradi 

    – Towards a Resource-aware Middleware Support for Distributed Game Engine Design

    Authors: L. Mazzuca, A. Garbugli, A. Sabbioni, A. Bujari, A. Corradi 

    – Data Visualization and Responsive Design Principles applied to Industry 4.0: the Mentor Project Case Study

    Authors: F. Ballarini, M. Casadei, F. Borgo, V. Ghini, S. Mirri 

    – When Machines Find Sites for the Archaeologists: A Preliminary Study with  Semantic Segmentation applied to Satellite Imagery of the Mesopotamian  Floodplain

    Authors: L. Casini, V. Orrù, M. Roccetti, N. Marchetti 

    – EscapeCampus: exploiting a Game-based Learning tool to increase the sustainability knowledge of students

    Authors: C. Ceccarini, C. Prandi 

    – I-BASA: Preserving Heritage Culture with IoT and Edge Cloud     

    Authors: H. Susanto, B. Lau, A. Sugianto 

    – A proposal for the survival of the OpenPGP decentralized trust network

    Authors: G. Wolf, J. Ortega-Arjona 

    – Strengthening Invisible Ties: Decreasing Loneliness Indices of University Students Through a Gamified Mobile App

    Authors: R. Bordini, O. Korn 

    – Leveraging on Network Slicing to Enable and Enhance e-Health and IoT services

    Authors: E. Berdufi, N. Slamnik-Krijestorac, J. Marquez-Barja



    Conference Tour and Dinner



    Friday, September 09

    9:00 – 10:00

    Chair: George A. Papadopoulos


    Evangelos Karapanos

    Title: Towards Theoretically and Empirically Grounded Design of Behavior Change Technologies


    Coffee Break






    Chair: Pietro Manzoni

     – Guidance on applying environmental intelligence to inform green investment

    Authors: C. Douglas; M. Mulligan; A. van Soesbergen; S. Burke  

    – On integrating intelligent infrastructure and participatory monitoring for environmental modelling: the SMARTLAGOON approach

    Authors: C. Prandi; J. Cecilia; P. Manzoni; S. Peña-Haro; D. Pierson; W. Colom; P. Blanco; C. Garcìa; I. Navarro; J. Senent 

    – RAMONES and Environmental Intelligence: Progress Update

    Authors: T. Mertzimekis; V. Lagaki; I. Madesis; G. Siltzovalis; E. Petra; P. Nomikou; P. Batista; D. Cabecinhas; A.

    Pascoal; L. Sebastiao; J. Escartin; K. Kebkal; K. Karantzalos; V. Douskos; A. Mallios; K. Nikolopoulos 

    – Distributed Connectivity Control in Bio-Hybrid Wireless Sensor Networks

    Author: M. Križmančić; T. Rabbel; E. Buss; M. Wahby; H. Hamann; S. Bogdan 

    – Advancing environmental intelligence through novel approaches in soft bioinspired robotics and allied technologies

    Authors: B. Mazzolai; T. Kraus; N. Pirrone; L. Kooistra; A. De Simone; A. Cottin; L. Margheri 

    – PhytoNodes for Environmental Monitoring: Stimulus Classification based on Natural Plant Signals in an Interactive Energy-efficient Bio-hybrid System

    Authors: E. Buss; T. Rabbel; V. Horvat; M. Krizmancic; S. Bogdan; M. Wahby; H. Hamann

    – YouTube Videos as Data: Seeing Daily Challenges for People with Visual Impairments During COVID-19

    Authors: J. Xie, N. Li, S. Lee, J. Carroll

      12:30 -13:30

      Lunch Break

      13:30 – 15:20





      Session WiP

      Chair: Johann


       – Performance Comparison of Motion-Related Sensor Technology and Acoustic Sensor Technology in the Field of Human Health Monitoring

      Authors: S. Staab, L. Bröning, J. Luderschmidt, L. Martin 

      – Indoor Contact Awareness on Spatiotemporal Analytics with Smartphone-Based Pedestrian Dead Reckoning

      Authors: L. Gao, S. Konomi 

      – Smart Hydroponic Greenhouse: Internet of Things and Soilless Farming

      Authors: S. Bardi, C. Palazzi 

      – A proposal on a Connected Automated Mobility (CAM) communication system for (U)AVs

      Authors: V. Charpentier, N. Slamnik-Krijestorac, J. Marquez-Barja, C. Costa 

      – Hierarchical clustering as an unsurpervised machine learning algorithm for hyperspectral image segmentation of films

      Authors: L. Liu, G. Delnevo, S. Mirri 

      – User Adoption of Smart Home Systems

      Authors: A. Förster, J. Block

      – Unwritten Magic: Participatory Design of AI Dialogue to Empower Marginalized Voices

      Authors: A. Buddemeyer, J. Nwogu, J. Solyst, E. Walker, T. Nkrumah, A. Ogan, L. Hatley, A. Stewart

       – Human-AI Co-creation Practice to Reconfigure the Cultural Emotion: Han

      Authors: Y. Yu, H. Yu, J. Cho, J. Park, E. Lim, J. Ha 


      Closing and awards