Carmelo Antonio Ardito
Carmelo Ardito is an associate professor at the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering, Politecnico di Bari. He is a member of SisInfLab and director of the local node of the CINI Cybersecurity Lab.
He received the Master Degree in Computer Science and the PhD in Computer Science at the University of Bari “Aldo Moro". The title of his PhD thesis is “Interaction with Mobile Devices in Multimodal and Pervasive Scenarios".
He got the national scientific qualifications as full professor for both the areas 01/B1 Computer Science (INF/01) and 09/H1 Information Processing Systems (ING/INF05).
His research interests are in the field of Human-Computer Interaction, with particular focus on design, development and evaluation of New Interaction Techniques and Pervasive Systems (multimodal interaction with mobile systems, interaction through gestures with large multitouch screens and mixed reality, interaction through “tangibles" with smart environments), Human-Centred Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity. He is co-author more than 130 papers published in journals, international conferences and collections.
He has been visiting researcher/professor at several international research laboratories, including: the Helsinki Institute for Information and Technology, working on interactive public displays (Finland, February-May 2007); the HCI group of the University of Patras, working on games for visiting cultural heritage sites (Greece, June 2010); the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, working on pervasive games for museum visit (Trondheim, Norway, June 2012); School of Digital Technologies of Tallinn University, giving a course on “Technologies and Methodologies for End-User Development" within the PhD programme (Estonia, May 2014); DEI Interactive Systems Group of the University Carlos III, working on designing smart objects (Leganes, Spain, June-July 2017); Cyprus Interaction Laboratory, giving a course on “End-User Development and Creativity in the Design of Interactive Systems with Arduino Technology" within the PhD programme (Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol, May 2017); Brunel University (London, UK, July 2017) and University of Hertfordshire (Hatfield, UK, February-March 2018) studying innovative techniques to interact with pervasive systems in the domain of Cultural Heritage.
Carmelo Ardito has been member of the scientific organization committee of several International Conferences: Demo co-chair at the ACM international conference on Interaction Design and Children (IDC) 2009; Workshop & Panel co-chair at the biannual conference of the Italian SIGCHI Chapter (CHItaly) 2013; Poster and Demo co-chair at the ACM international conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces (AVI) 2014; Full Paper co-chair at the International Symposium on End-User Development (IS-EUD) 2015; Short Paper co-chair at AVI 2016; Program co-chair at CHItaly 2017, Poster co-chair at INTERACT 2019, Program co-chair at NordiCHI 2020, Technical Programme co-chair at INTERACT 2021.
He is in the editorial board of the International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction (IJHCI) and also in the reviewer board of several international journals (ToCHI, IJHCS, IJHCI, IWC, JSS, JVLC, JSS, UAIS, MTAP). He is (has been) reviewer of numerous International Conference, including AVI, CHI, CSCW, INTERACT, MobileHCI, TEI, UbiComp, VL/HCC.
He is Expert Member of the International Federation for Information Processing Technical Committee on Human–Computer Interaction (IFIP TC13), Deputy-chair of the IFIP TC13 Working Group “13.2 – Methodologies for User-Centered Systems Design”, Member of the IFIP IoT Domain Committee, Member of the ACM SIGHCI, and of the Italian Chapter on Human-Computer Interaction.
He was a member of the PhD board at the Politecnico di Bari in Electrical and Computer Engineering for cycle XXXVI and of the PhD in Industry 4.0 for cycle XXXVII.