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Di Pietro L.,Third University of Rome | Guglielmetti Mugion R.,Third University of Rome | Musella F.,Link Campus University | Renzi M.F.,Third University of Rome | Vicard P.,Third University of Rome
Expert Systems with Applications | Year: 2015

University education is crucial for cultural and economic growth. Thus, the academic mission recognizes the achievement of both institutional and social objectives, and research provides the basis for the systematic creation of knowledge and the development of human capital. Universities attempt to manage a global system with a holistic vision based on data and facts and oriented to the continuous improvement of its effectiveness and efficiency. The goal is achieved by implementing a monitoring system based both on internal and external performances. As a consequence, it is necessary to consider both students perspective regarding needs, expectations, level of satisfaction and loyalty and internal key performance indicators. This paper proposes the use of Bayesian networks for jointly monitoring internal and external performance of a Master's programme of an Italian University in a holistic approach. A Bayesian network is estimated using a learning algorithm able to analyze the association structure among mixed ordinal and nominal variables. Various scenarios are evaluated thanks to efficient computational algorithms of Bayesian networks. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Opromolla A.,ISIA Rome Design | Opromolla A.,Link Campus University
CEUR Workshop Proceedings | Year: 2015

The co-design practice aims to involve city users in the (re)design of products and services of a territory meeting the real people needs. Although its application gives clear advantages to the territories, many problems of this practice prevent a real, effective, and continuous active participation of people. So, its tools, approaches, and methodologies need to be renovated. In this paper the state of the art of a PhD thesis, aiming to identify how the co-design processes could be improved, is shown. In details, the preliminary analysis and results of the research are discussed, focusing on the gamification of the social dynamics among the city users who take part in the co-design processes as a possible solution to the emerged problems.

Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-CSA | Phase: SEC-2013.5.3-2 | Award Amount: 17.05M | Year: 2014

EU CISE 2020 is an important step towards the accomplishment of the European roadmap for CISE; the project attains the widest possible experimental environment of innovative and collaborative processes between European maritime institutions. EU CISE 2020 takes as reference a broad spectrum of factors in the field of European Integrated Maritime Surveillance, arising from the European legal framework, as well as from studies, pilot and R&D projects accomplished in the last three years; in particular, the project is based on: the CISE Roadmap developed by DG MARE the results of European pilot projects BluemassMed and MARSUNO, the work performed by CISE TAG-Technical Advisory Group, the European studies on maritime surveillance already carried out, the results of Security research projects in progress, with particular reference to PERSEUS and SEABILLA the needs of innovation expressed by the maritime stakeholders arising from their operational experience in managing maritime surveillance processes and systems at European, international and national levels. Under the guidance of a Stakeholder Board, EU CISE 2020 will manage in parallel the elaboration of the action plan for the operational validation of new elements of R&D needed to develop CISE (concepts of architecture, concepts of operation, standards of data and services, new services, new processes, ...), the development of an open European test bed for incremental advancement of CISE in the medium-long term, the independent Verification & Validation of the new elements of R&D, as well as the assessment of organizational instruments necessary to sustain the appropriate governance structure and to stimulate public-private cooperation. EU CISE 2020 draws a major space of opportunity for national and European maritime Institutions to collaboratively innovate their processes and systems, and for European enterprises to develop a new range of solutions and services competitive in the international market.

Grimaldi R.,Link Campus University | Palatucci M.,ISIA Rome Design | Medaglia C.M.,Link Campus University
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) | Year: 2016

The Technology could have a greater impact on the life of people, especially for disabled people. In this paper we focus on smart objects designed for the autistic people. In fact the IoT technologies are proving their suitability for these users. So we made a review and a qualitative analysis of the actual offer of these objects, adding also items for disabled people and not specifically designed for autistic people. Its general aim is try to understand if the smart objects could be useful for the autistic people and how they do this. As result, we present a proposal of classification of the smart objects for the autistic people, based on the symptoms of the Autism on which the object could have an effect. © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016.

Dibitonto M.,Link Campus University | Medaglia C.M.,Link Campus University
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) | Year: 2015

Artificial intelligence could be used to help users to better accomplish certain tasks, especially when critical or subjected to human errors. However, automating tasks could lead to other problems that could affect the final performance of the user. In this paper we investigate - from a Human Factors point of view - how different levels of automation (LOAs) may result in a change of user’s behaviour and performances in smart surveillance systems. The objective is to find a correct balance between automating tasks and asking the user to intervene in the process. We performed tests (using qualitative-quantitative measures) to observe changes in performances, Situation Awareness and workload in relation to different LOAs. © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015.

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