The 9th ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems

June 26-29, 2017 - Lisbon, Portugal



Engineering Healthcare Technologies for Broadening the Participation of Patients and Carers

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This workshop focuses on engineering the next generation of healthcare technologies for supporting and widening the participation of patients and carers in their healthcare. We will gather stakeholders from distinct disciplines and backgrounds to discuss and reflect on experiences to date with healthcare technologies that support participation. We will also engage in ideation and design sessions with two case studies from the Portuguese primary care reform. The outcome of this workshop will be a research and development agenda based on lessons learned and pointing to the opportunities for new technologies and platforms for broadening the participation of patients and carers.


  • Francisco Nunes (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Caparica, Portugal)
  • Nervo Verdezoto (University of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom)
  • Tariq Andersen (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • Rui Neves Madeira (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Caparica, Portugal)
  • Geraldine Fitzpatrick (TU Wien, Vienna, Austria)
  • Carla Mendes Pereira (Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal, Setúbal, Portugal)

Contact: Francisco Nunes (

2nd Workshop on Engineering Computer-Human Interaction in Recommender Systems

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A recommender system has the aim of supporting users at making better choices, by suggesting items that might be interesting for them. The user interface engineering community has a crucial role to make a recommender system more effective. Indeed, on the one hand, a support can be offered to let a user express what she likes and desires at the moment in which the recommendations have to be generated, while on the other hand visualizing and explaining the recommendations to the users can facilitate their acceptance and build trust toward the system. With this workshop, we aim to solicit the collaboration between recommendation and user interface communities, in order to discuss novel ideas for engineering the interaction with Recommenders Systems.


  • Ludovico Boratto (Digital Humanities, EURECAT, Barcelona, Spain)
  • Salvatore Carta (Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica, Università di Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy)
  • Gianni Fenu (Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica, Università di Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy)

Contact: Ludovico Boratto (