The workshop will be held in conjunction with the 12th Edition of CHItaly, the biannual Conference of the Italian SIGCHI Chapter, which will be held between the 18th and the 20th of September 2017 in Cagliari. The theme of this edition is “Towards the Mediterranean”, which extends the scope of the CHItaly traditional meeting towards other HCI communities. This year, CHItaly will lhost ,two notablet keynote speakers: Michel Beaudouin-Lafon, Professor of Computer Science at Université Paris-Sud, who will give a talk about "Towards Unified Principles of Interaction", and Marianna Obrist, head of the SCHI Lab at the University of Sussex, who will tell us about multisensory experiences for Human-Computer Interaction, with a talk entitled "Mastering the Senses in HCI: Towards Multisensory Interfaces".
Cagliari is located in the southern part of Sardinia, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea on the south and on the east, and is the capital of this Italy’s beautiful island. The surroundings are stunning landscapes, featuring incredible beaches and parks filled with flamingos, and the city is all about its history and shares its love for food, culture and music. Among the must-see natural and cultural attractions, there is the Molentargius Park, a natural reserve in the heart of Cagliari, populated by pink flamingos, the Roman Anphiteatrus of the II century A.D., which hosted gladiators’ fights, and Poetto beach, seven Km of white sandy beach inside the city, for a relaxing break after the conference :)