Monday, December 19, 2011

Human-centered Computing Talk in Canberra 5 January 2012

Professor Nicu Sebe, University of Trento (Italy) will speak on "Human-centered Computing: Challenges and Perspectives" at the NICTA Seminar Room, 7 London Circuit, Canberra, 5:00 pm, 5 January 2012.
IEEE ACT - Human-centered Computing - IEEE Computer Society seminar in Canberra

Title: Human-centered Computing: Challenges and Perspectives

Date: Thursday 5 January 2011
Time: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Location: NICTA Seminar Room, Ground floor, 7 London Circuit, ACT 2601

Abstract: Human Centered Computing (HCC) is an emerging field that aims at bridging the existing gaps between the various disciplines involved with the design and implementation of computing systems that support people's activities. HCC aims at tightly integrating human sciences (e.g. social and cognitive) and computer science (e.g. human-computer interaction (HCI), signal processing, machine learning, and computer vision) for the design of computing systems with a human focus from beginning to end.

This focus should consider the personal, social, and cultural contexts in which such systems are deployed. In this presentation, I discuss the existing challenges in HCC and describe what I consider to be the three main areas of interest: media production, analysis (especially retrieval issues), and interaction. I will present my current research and how this is reflected into the HCC paradigm. In addition, I will identify the core characteristics of HCC, describe example applications, and propose a research agenda for HCC.

Bio: Nicu Sebe is a Professor with the Faculty of Cognitive Sciences, University of Trento, Italy, where he is leading the research in the areas of multimedia information retrieval and human-computer interaction in computer vision applications. He was involved in the organization of the major conferences and workshops addressing the computer vision and human-centered aspects of computer vision and human-centered aspects of multimedia information retrieval, among which as a General Co-Chair of the IEEE Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition Conference, FG 2008, ACM International Conference on Image and Video Retrieval (CIVR) 2007 and 2010, and WIAMIS 2009 and as one of the initiators and a Program Co-Chair of the Human-Centered Multimedia track of the ACM Multimedia 2007 conference.

He is the general chair of ACM Multimedia 2013 and a program chair of ACM Multimedia 2011. He has served as the guest editor for several special issues in IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, IEEE Computer, Computer Vision and Image Understanding, Image and Vision Computing, Multimedia Systems, and ACM TOMCCAP. He has been a visiting professor in Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and in the Electrical Engineering Department, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany. He is the co-chair of the IEEE Computer Society Task Force on Human-centered Computing and is an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, Machine Vision and Applications, Image and Vision Computing, Electronic Imaging and of Journal of Multimedia.

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