Catia Prandi

Catia Prandi
University of Bologna | UNIBO · Department of Computer Science and Engineering DISI

PhD in Computer Science

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January 2013 - May 2016
University of Bologna
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  • PhD Student

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Publications (114)
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Sharing economy and contemporary tourism are two emerging concepts that urge to be investigated together with new ubiquitous and immersive technologies, in the tourism and hospitality sector. In this rich scenario, we designed and implemented ShareCities, a platform to foster remote direct information exchange and meaningful interactions among tour...
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The increase of smart buildings with Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Building Management Systems (BMS) has created a large amount of data, including those coming from sensors. These data are intended for monitoring the building conditions by authorized personnel, not being available to all building occupants. In this paper, we evaluate, fro...
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Personalized learning models can cut student dropout rates, boost student success, improve the integration of online and on-site students, better support teachers in mixed-teaching modalities, enhance accessibility, and more.
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Internal sustainability efforts (ISE) refer to a wide range of internal corporate policies focused on employees. They promote, for example, work-life balance, gender equality, and a harassment-free working environment. At times, however, companies fail to keep their promises by not publicizing truthful reports on these practices, or by overlooking...
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As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, digital technologies impact the way humans experience places and spaces in (smart) cities. To some extent, these smart technologies are intertwined with the urban living enabling the augmentation of the city’s space and creating new opportunities for playful urban engagement. Moreover, touristic cit...
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In a world that is getting increasingly digital and interconnected, and where more and more physical objects are integrated into the information network (Internet of Things, IoT), Data Visualization can facilitate the understanding of huge volumes of data. In this paper, we present the design and implementation of a testbed where IoT and Data Visua...
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Urban environments, university campuses, and public and private buildings often present architectural barriers that prevent people with disabilities and special needs to move freely and independently. This paper presents a systematic mapping study of the scientific literature proposing devices, and software applications aimed at fostering accessibl...
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As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, emerging and innovative sensing technologies are shaping the future of agriculture, with a special focus on sustainabilityrelated issues. In this context, we envision the possibility to exploit Social Internet of Things for sensing of environmental conditions (solar radiation, humidity, air temperat...
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Mobility can be defined as the ability of people to move, live and interact with the space. In this context, indoor mobility, in terms of indoor localization and wayfinding, is a relevant topic due to the challenges it presents, in comparison with outdoor mobility, where GPS is hardly exploited. Knowing how to move in an indoor environment can be c...
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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a universal call to action addressed not only to governments but also to businesses and civil society. In this scenario, Universities play a key role in achieving the SDGs and, also, in creating awareness about these global issues. As an example, the University of Bologna is carrying out several initiati...
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Tourism is one of the world’s largest industries fundamentally arising from mobility as a form of capital. In destination islands that have a delicate ecosystem to maintain, this source of income can become problematic in terms of sustainability. A difficulty in making people aware of this issue is also represented by the fact that such sustainabil...
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Transportation has become of evermore importance in the last years, affecting people's satisfaction and significantly impacting their quality of life. In this paper we present a low-cost infrastructure to collect passive Wi-Fi probes with the aim of monitoring, optimizing and personalizing public transport, towards a more sustainable mobility. We d...
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Cities are becoming very congested. There is a need to reduce the number of private cars on the roads, by maximising the potential for local public transport. With the increasing awareness of transport that is sustainable in the sense of environmental impact, but also climate and social, there is the need to create engagement into public transporta...
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Interconnected computational devices in the Internet of Things (IoT) context make possible to collect real-time data about a specific environment. The IoT paradigm can be exploited together with data visualization techniques to put into effect intelligent environments, where pervasive technologies enable people to experience and interact with the g...
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Our smartphone is full of applications and data that analytically organize, facilitate and describe our lives. We install applications for the most varied reasons, to inform us, to have fun and for work, but, unfortunately, we often install them without reading the terms and conditions of use. The result is that our privacy is increasingly at risk....
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Cities are becoming very congested. There is a need to reduce the number of private cars on the roads, by maximising the potential for local public transport. With the increasing awareness of transport that is sustainable in the sense of environmental impact, but also climate and social, there is the need to create engagement into public transporta...
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Transportation has become of evermore importance in the last years, affecting people's satisfaction and significantly impacting their quality of life. In this paper we present a low-cost infrastructure to collect passive Wi-Fi probes with the aim of monitoring, optimizing and personalizing public transport, towards a more sustainable mobility. We...
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The quality and quantity of participation supplied by human beings during the different phases of the design and development of a software artifact are central to studies in human-centered computing. With this paper, we have investigated on what kind of experienced people should be engaged to design a new computational artifact, when a participator...
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Millions of people use mobile map applications like Google Maps on a regular basis. However, despite these applications' ubiquity, the literature contains very little information about how these applications are used in the real world. As such, many researchers and practitioners seeking to improve mobile map applications may not be able to identify...
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The twin crises of nature and climate is supported by overwhelming scientific evidence and increasing public concern about long-term and potentially irreversible consequences of the Anthropocene. People and wildlife living today, as well as future generations, are at risk unless urgent action is taken to reverse the loss of plants, insects and othe...
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In this paper, an approach to increase the use of public transportation by tourists, exploiting pervasive technologies and a smart objects infrastructure, is presented. The idea behind our platform is to take advantage of gamification and smart technologies (such as iBeacons technologies and smartphones) to engage users and persuade them to use (mo...
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This paper presents the user-centred process we followed to design in-vehicle human machine interfaces. In particular, we here describe the methodology we employed to design both the car dashboard and the infotainment system in the specific context of electric cars. We shared an online questionnaire engaging 143 users and we carried out two focus g...
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Smartphones contain a myriad of personal information and, due to their ubiquity and the possibility to access the Internet through wireless networks, our privacy might be constantly at risk. In this study, we formulate two hypotheses: (H1) users ignore the relationship between authorization requests and privacy and this lack of knowledge affects th...
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In this paper, we present a case study inspired by sustainable initiatives carried out by the University of Bologna, such as decreasing the amount of paper used in favor of the digital form, and planting new trees in two Campus green areas to make sustainability tangible to communities. In this scenario, we envisioned the possibility to investigate...
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The wide diffusion of smart objects and Internet of Things (IoT) is making available sensing applications that can support citizens' smart moving in outdoor contexts, as well as indoor ones. Detecting people presence and monitoring their flows could be strategic in public buildings, including shopping centers, administration offices, schools and un...
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In the evolution of the Human-Computer Interaction discipline, it is interesting to evaluate the users' experience within the interaction between users and a specific category of robots, which are characterized by peculiar features: the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Drones are becoming more and more diffused, being used with different purposes....
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Abstract A conscious use of the battery is one of the key elements to consider while driving an electric vehicle. Hence, supporting the drivers, with information about it, can be strategic in letting them drive in a better way, with the purpose of optimizing the energy consumption. In the context of electric vehicles, equipped with regenerative bra...
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Inspired by HCI research advocating for the inclusion of children in the design process, this pictorial provides a qualitative case study on children's perceptions of urban landscapes. Our goal is to create digital maps in the context of locative systems and wayfinding for children. For this purpose, we engaged 70 students from the city of Funchal...
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This pictorial summarizes a qualitative study of children's perceptions of mobility through their own cognitive map drawings of the journey from home to school. We engaged 27 sixth-grade students (11 to 12 year-old) from Lisbon, Portugal, and analyze their drawings extracting 12 different design recommendations. We use these recommendations to prov...
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One of the main global challenges to cope with for a sustainable development is transport and mobility. They are undisputed key issues of modern life affecting people's well-being and quality of life, which are significantly impacting the environment. In this scenario, innovative self-driving car technologies and electric solutions, emerging sensin...
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New media and devices are offering huge possibilities for the enhancement and the enrichment of heritage experiences, improving the users’ involvement. In particular, tourists equipped with their mobile devices are invading cultural attractions, sharing pictures and comments (together with hashtags and geo-localized positions) on social networks. T...
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Biodiversity refers to the variety of life on Earth and its biological diversity. It boosts ecosystem productivity, where each species has a role to play. Unfortunately, human activity is causing massive extinctions and biodiversity losses continue. Because of that, nature conservation efforts and environmental monitoring have become increasingly i...
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This paper presents a preliminary experiment done to identify potential problems and issues in setting up a testbed for air pollution measurement and modeling. Our final testbed, part of a joint research activity between the University of Bologna and the Macao Polytechnic Institute, will be composed of three lines of the air pollution sensors Canar...
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Internet of Thing and data visualization have been exploited in several contexts to put into effect intelligent environments. What we argue in this paper is that these emerging areas, and related technologies, have a real potential to be explored to benefit communities, answering to their needs and interests and let their members be active particip...
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Asthma is a complex disease caused by genetic and environmental factors, affecting 235 million people worldwide. The effects of chronic respiratory diseases, such as asthma and respiratory ailments, can be particularly aggressive in islands, due to the optimal climate conditions and the rich nature and flora. Conceived as a case study on Madeira is...
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Mobility is a crucial sector for the livability of urban spaces, both in terms of accessibility for people with disabilities, and in terms of enjoyability by people with different interests. The deep transformation mobility is undergoing, heading towards commoditization of the full spectrum of transportation services, can lead to efficient solution...
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Mobility in urban environments is an undisputed key factor that can affect citizens’ well-being and quality of life. This is particularly relevant for those people with disabilities or with reduced mobility who have to face the presence of barriers in urban areas. In this scenario, the availability of information about such architectural elements (...
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Bus stops are key touchpoints to improve the quality and engagement of citizens with public transports. Despite their ubiquity in modern urban landscapes they are seldom considered a key design/technology element in improving the public transport experience. This paper describes a design case study where different teams attempted to improve bus sto...