Gregorio Convertino
Sr User Researcher at Informatica Corporation
Email: gconvertino AT gmail DOT com
Twitter: AT gconvertino

Publications


Research Papers

  • Klein M. and Convertino G. (In Press). An Embarrassment of Riches: A Critical Review of Open Innovation Systems. Viewpoint article. In the Communications of the ACM. ACM, NY.
  • Bouchard G., Clinchant S., and Convertino G. (In Press) E-Participation with Stakeholders Feedback Platforms. Chapter in edited book by Sonntagbauer Susanne (editor). IGI Global.
  • Convertino G., Damianos L.E., Drury J.L., and Grudin J. (2014) A New Journal for a New Niche: Editorial Statement. In Journal of Social Media for Organizations. Vol. 1. 
  • Piccardi T., Convertino G., Zancanaro M., Wang J., and Archambeau C. 2014. Towards crowd-based customer service: a mixed-initiative tool for managing Q&A sites. CHI '14. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2725-2734. 
  • Ortega F., Convertino G., Zancanaro M., Piccardi T. (2014), Assessing the Performance of Question-and-Answer Communities Using Survival Analysis. arXiv:1407.5903 [cs.HC]
  • Convertino G., Sandor A., Baez M. (2013) Idea Spotter and Comment Interpreter: Sensemaking tools for Idea Management Systems. C&T 2013 Workshop, June 29 2013
  • Convertino G., Klein M., De Liddo A., Westerski A., Diaz P., Hardas M., Xiao L., Bartolini C., Folk J., (2013) Large-Scale Idea Management and Deliberation Systems Workshop. In Proceedings of the C&T 2013 conference, Munich, Germany. 
  • Finnerty A., Kucherbaev P., Tranquillini S., Convertino G. (2013) [ex students] Keep it Simple: Reward and Task Design in Crowdsourcing. In proceedings of CHItaly 2013, Trento, Italy.
  • Schiavo et al. (2013) [ex students and M. Zancanaro] Agora2.0: Enhancing Civic Participation through a Public Display. In Proceedings of Communities & Technologies 2013, Munich, Germany.
  • Stevovic et al. (2013) [ex students and J. Shrager] Adding Individual Patient Case Data to The Melanoma Targeted Therapy Advisor. In proceerings of Pervasive Health 2013, Venice, Italy. 
  • Batrinca et al. (2013) [ex students and D. Billman] A Timeline Visualization for Multi-Team Collaborative Planning. CHI 2013 Extended Abstracts - Work in Progress. Paris, France.
  • Wu A., Convertino G., et al. (2013) Supporting collaborative sense-making in emergency management through geo-visualization. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies.Volume 71 Issue 1, pp. 4-23.
  • Grasso A. and Convertino G. (2012). Collective Intelligence in Organizations: Tools and Studies. CSCW Journal Special Issue. Volume 21, Issue 4-5, pp. 357-369.
  • Convertino G., Grasso A., Klein M., Shum B. S., Fraternali P., Hoehn R., Diaz P., Xiao L., Cabitza F.,  Bartolini C., Hardas M., Butti S., Vukovic M. (2012) Large Scale Idea Management and Deliberation Systems. Workshop (W2) to appear at COOP 2012, Marseille, France.
  • Baez M. and Convertino G. (2012) Innovation Cockpit: A Dashboard for Facilitators in Idea Management. Video, See list of videos published in the proceedings of ACM CSCW 2012, Seattle, USA.
  • Hanrahan B., Convertino G., Nelson L. (2012) Modeling Problem Difficulty and Expertise in StackOverflow. Work-in-Progress abstract and interactive poster. ACM CSCW 2012, Seattle, USA.
  • Baez M. and Convertino G. (2012) Designing a Facilitator's Cockpit for an Idea Management System. Work-in-Progress abstract and interactive poster. ACM CSCW 2012, Seattle, USA.
  • De Liddo A., Shum S.B., Convertino G., Agnes S., and Klein M. (2012). Community Discourse & Deliberation as Collective Intelligence. Workshop occurred at ACM CSCW 2012, Seattle, USA. 
  • Convertino G., Mentis H.M., Slavkovic A., Rosson M.B., Carroll J.M Supporting Common Ground in Teamwork: A Design Research Process. (2011). Special issue on Social Media and Collaborative Systems for Crisis Management. ACM Transaction of Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI) to appear also as invited presentation at ACM CHI 2012.
  • Hanrahan, B., Bouchard G., Convertino, G., Weksteen T., Kong N., Archambeau C., and Chi E.H. (2011) Mail2Wiki: Low-cost Sharing and Early Curation from Email to Wikis. Proceedings of the Communities & Technologies conference, Brisbane, Australia. http://ct2011.urbaninformatics.net/
  • Hong, L.; Chi, E. H.; Convertino, G.; Language matters in Twitter: a large scale study. (2011)  AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM'11). July 2011.
  • Nelson L., Convertino G. Nairn R., Chi, E. H. Studying the Adoption of Mail2Tag: an Enterprise2.0 Tool for Sharing. (2011) In proceedings of the European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work 2011, 24-28 September
  • Carroll, J.M., Convertino, G., Farooq, U. & Rosson, M.B. (In press). Aging considered as a resource. In Harley, D, Kurniawan, S., Fitzpatrick, G. and Vetere, F. (Eds.) The intergenerational context as an emphasis for design, Special Issue of Universal Access in the Information Society (journal).
  • Convertino G., Bellotti V., Ikeya N., Hoshino A., Sakaguchi M., Sakagami H. (2011) Opportunities for Proactive Support of Reuse and Organizational Learning in Ad Hoc Collaborative Work Activity: A Field Study of Proposal Writing. In the proceedings of the International Symposium on Collaborative Technologies and Systems 2011 (Philadelphia, PA, USA), http://cts2011.cisedu.info/
  • Nelson, L.; Nairn, R.; Convertino, G.; Chi, E. H. Mail2Tag: implicit organizing in organizational sharing. Accepted and to appear in the proceedings of the International Symposium on Collaborative Technologies and Systems 2011 (Philadelphia, PA, USA), http://cts2011.cisedu.info/. Outstanding paper runner up award.
  • Kong, N.; Convertino, G.; Hanrahan, B.; Chi, E. H. (to appear) VisualWikiCurator: Mixed Initiative Interaction for Content Curation. Short paper. CHI 2011 Work-In-Progress.
  • Kong, N.; Hanrahan, B.; Weksteen, T.; Convertino, G.; Chi, E. H. (2011) VisualWikiCurator: Human and Machine Intelligence for Organizing Wiki Content. ACM Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI) 2011 conference. February 13-16 2011, Palo Alto, CA.
  • Hanrahan, B.; Convertino, G.; Kong, N.; Chi, E. H. (2011) Mail2Wiki: Posting and Curating Wiki Content from Email. ACM Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI) 2011 conference. Demo paper. February 13-16 2011, Palo Alto, CA.
  • Convertino, G.; Grasso, A.; Millen, D.R.; De Michelis, G.; Chi, E. H. (2010) Collective Intelligence In Organizations (CIorg): Tools and Studies. Workshop at ACM Group 2010, Sanibel Island, FL (USA).
  • Convertino G., Grasso A., DiMicco J., De Michelis G., Chi E. H., Workshop on Collective Intelligence in Organizations: Towards a Research Agenda, 2010. ACM CSCW 2010. http://www.parc.com/cior.
  • Convertino G., Hanrahan B., Kong N., Weksteen T., Bouchard G., Archanbeau C., Chi E. H., Mail2Wiki: lowering costs for sharing and organizing on a wiki. In proceedings of Workshop on Collective Intelligence In Organizations (CIorg): Tools and Studies, at ACM Group 2010. URL: www.parc.com/ciorg
  • Convertino G. and Carroll J.M. (2010) Toward Experimental Methods in Collaborative Computing Research. Book chapter In Hesse-Biber, Sharlene, ed. The Handbook of Emergent Technologies in Social Research. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010
  • Convertino, G.; Kairam, S.; Hong, L.; Suh, B.; Chi, E. H. Designing A Cross-channel Information Management Tool: For Workers in Enterprise Task Forces. Proceedings of AVI 2010 conference, Rome, Italy. ACM Press.
  • Hong, L.; Convertino, G.; Suh, B.; Chi, E. H.; Kairam, S. FeedWinnower: layering structures over collections of information streams. ACM CHI 2010 conference
  • Convertino G., Kairam S., Chi E.H., Grasso A., Pirolli P., Stricker T., Bascaran E. (2010). Designing for Learning Communities in a Large Enterprise. Workshop paper. In Proceedings of the Workshop on Collective Intelligence in Organization: Toward Research Agenda, ACM CSCW 2010 conference
  • Peter Pirolli, Sanjay Kairam, Gregorio Convertino, Les Nelson (2010) Modeling Individual and Collective Cognition in Social Systems Using Latent Dirichlet Allocation. ACM CHI 2010 http://www.humanfactors.uiuc.edu/cognitivemodelworkshop/
  • Shrager, J.; Billman, D. O.; Convertino, G.; Massar, J. P.; Pirolli, P. L. Soccer science and the Bayes community: exploring the cognitive implications of modern scientific communication. topiCS - Topics in Cognitive Science. 2010 January; 2 (1): 53-72.
  • Aedo, I., Díaz, P., Carroll, J. M., Convertino, G., and Rosson, M. B. 2010. End-user oriented strategies to facilitate multi-organizational adoption of emergency management information systems. Information Processing & Management, 46(1), (Jan. 2010), 11-21.
  • Suh B., Hong L., Convertino G., Chi E.H., and Bernstein M. (2010). Sensemaking with Tweeting: Exploiting Microblogging for Knowledge Workers. Microblogging Workshop of ACM CHI, April 2010.
2010 - 2014



  • Convertino, Grasso, Kairam, Pirolli, Chi, Stricker, Bascaran (2009). Learning Communities in a Large Enterprise. TEL-CoPs'09: 3rd International Workshop on Building Technology Enhanced Learning solutions for Communities of Practice. Nice, France, Sep 29th 2009.
  • Convertino, G.; Hong, L.; Nelson, L.; Pirolli, P. L.; Chi, E. H. Activity awareness & social sensemaking 2.0: design of a task force workspace. In Proceedings of the HCII 2010 conference.
  • Suh B., Convertino G., Chi E.H., Pirolli P. The Singularity is Not Near: Slowing Growth of Wikipedia. Proceedings of WikiSyms 2009. ACM Press. p. 108
  • Nelson, L.; Convertino, G.; Pirolli, P. L.; Hong, L.; Chi, E. H. Impact on process by a social annotation system: a social reading experiment. In Proceedings of the HCII 2010 conference.
  • Convertino, Pirolli, Chi, Vicario, Stricker, Vastola. CHI 2009 SMT Workshop. Cases of online learning communities in a large enterprise.
  • Wu, Zhang, Convertino, Carroll. CIVIL: Support Geocollaboration with Information Visualization. In Proceedings of ACM Group 2009.
  • Convertino G., Mentis H.M., Rosson M.B., Slavkovic A., Carroll J.M.. Supporting content and process common ground in computer-supported teamwork. In Proceedings of the ACM CHI 2009 conference.
  • Convertino, G. and George, T. (2009) Intellectual Landscape and Trends in CSCW Research. Bolster paper. HCIC 2009 Winter Workshop, Snow Mountain Ranch, Fraser, Colorado.
  • Carroll, J.M., Rosson, M.B., Ganoe, C.H., Borge, M., Burge, J., Farooq, U., Convertino, G., Bach, P., Mentis, H. & Jiang, H. 2009. Activity awareness in complex teamwork. In J.E. Moran & B.M. Anderson (Eds.), Outsourcing, Team Work and Business Management. New York: Nova Science Publishers, pages 65-90.
  • Convertino G., Billman D., Shrager J., Pirolli P., Massar JP, (2008). The CACHE Study: Group Effects in Computer-Supported Collaborative Analysis. Journal of Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 17, 353–393.
  • Carroll J. M., Convertino G., Ganoe C., Rosson M.B. 2008. Toward a Conceptual Model of Common Ground in Teamwork. In Letsky M., Warner N., Fiore S., Smith, C. (Eds.) Macrocognition in teams: Understanding the mental processes that underlie collaborative team activity. Hampshire, UK: Ashgate, pages 87-105.
  • Convertino G., Zhang X. L., Wu A., Ganoe C.H., Hoffman B., and Carroll J.M. (2008). Using Visualization Techniques to Enhance Emergence Management and Decision-Making in Geo-Collaboration. US-China Workshop on GeoCollaborative Crisis Management, May 2008.
  • Convertino G., Mentis H., Rosson M.B., Carroll J.M., Slavkovic, A., Ganoe C. (2008). Articulating Common Ground in Cooperative Work: Content and Process. Proceedings of CHI 2008. ACM Press. April 5-10, 2008, Florence, Italy.
  • Convertino G., Mentis H.M., Bhambare P., Ferro C., Carroll J.M., Rosson M.B. (2008) Comparing Media in Emergency Planning. Proceedings of ISCRAM 2008. Washington, DC, USA, May 4-7, 2008
  • Convertino G., Wu A., Zhang X. L., Ganoe C.H., Hoffman B., and Carroll J.M. (2008). Designing Group Annotations and Process Visualizations for Role-Based Collaboration. Social Computing, Behavior Modeling, and Prediction, Huan Liu (Ed.), Springer.
  • Carroll J.M., Rosson M.B., Borge M., Ganoe C. Convertino G., Xiao L., Jiang H. (2008) Realistic Learning Activity is Not Enough. Paper to appear at the HCI-C 2008 Winter Workshop. Winter Workshop. Education in HCI; HCI in Education, 2008.
  • Convertino G. and Carroll J.M (2008) Sharing Multiple Situation Views to Build and Verify Common Ground. Presentation and Project Summary. Collaboration and Knowledge Interoperability (CKI) Workshop. Office of Naval Research. January 14-16, Orlando, Florida. See: http://cscl.ist.psu.edu/public/projects/ONRproject/index.html
  • Convertino, G., Borge, M., Carroll, J.M., Ganoe, C.H., Jiang, H., Xiao, L. & Rosson, M. B. 2008. Case-Based, Collaborative Learning in Usability Engineering. Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium, University Park, PA, Mach 29, http://symposium.tlt.psu.edu/
2008 - 2009
   
  • Convertino G., Mentis H., Ting A., Rosson M.B., Carroll J.M. (2007). How Does Common Ground Increase? Proceedings of Group 2007. Note. Sanibel Island, Florida, 2007. ACM Press. 225-228.
  • Convertino, G., Farooq, U., Rosson, M.B., Carroll, J.M.; Meyer, B.J.F. (2007). Supporting Intergenerational Groups in Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), In Special issue on Designing Computer Systems for and with Older Users, Behaviour and Information Technology, 2007.
  • Convertino, G., Zhang, Y., Asti, B., Rosson, M.B., Mohammed, S., (2007). Board-Based collaboration in Cross-Cultural pairs. First International Workshop on Intercultural Collaboration (IWIC) 2007 Kyoto University, Japan Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 4568. Ishida T., Fussell S. R., Vossen P. T. J. M. (Eds.), XIII.
  • Convertino G., Dejin Z., Ganoe C., Carroll J.M., (2007). A Role-based Multi-View Approach to support GeoCollaboration, Proceedings of HCI International 2007 Conference, Beijing, China, Springer.
  • Convertino, G., Mentis H.M., Convertino G., Rosson M.B., Carroll J.M., (2007) Measuring Common Ground in Geo-Collaboration, Abstract & Poster, Proceedings of HCI International 2007 Conference, Beijing, China, Springer.
  • Convertino, G., Lin Y., Ke, F., Carroll J.M., Meyer, B.J.F., Swain J., Harwood, J. (2007). Computer-Supported Intergenerational Collaboration: the case of knowledge workers in a university, Abstract & Poster, Proceedings of HCI International 2007 Conference, Beijing, China, Springer.
  • Carroll, J.M., Mentis, H., Convertino, G., Rosson, M.B., Ganoe, C.H., Sinha, H. & Zhao, D. 2007. Prototyping collaborative geospatial emergency planning. In B. Van de Walle, P. Burghardt & C. Nieuwenhuis (Eds.), Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management: ISCRAM 2007 (Delft, the Netherlands, May 13-16), pp. 105-113.
  • Convertino, G., Moran, T.P., Smith, B.A. (2007) Studying Activity Patterns in CSCW. Proceedings Supplement of CHI 2007, Work-In-Progress Extended Abstract, San Jose, California, April, 2007.
  • Convertino, G., Mentis, H.M., Ting, A., Ferro, C. & Carroll, J.M. 2007. Measuring Common Ground in Geo-Collaboration. Abstract & Poster, Proceedings of HCI International 2007 Conference, Beijing, China.
  • Convertino, G., George, T., Councill, I. (2006) Mapping the Intellectual Landscape of CSCW Research, Interactive Posters, CSCW 2006 Conference, Banff, Alberta, Canada, 2006.
  • Convertino, G., Moran, T.P., Smith, B.A. (2006) Activity Patterns: Managing, Capturing, Reusing Collaboration Knowledge. Short paper presented at the Workshop on Awareness in Activity-Centric Groupware Design. CSCW 2006 Conference, Banff, Canada, 2006.
  • Convertino, G. (2006) Evaluating the support of awareness in CSCW: An activity-centric approach. Student abstract presented at the Workshop on Awareness in Activity-Centric Groupware Design. CSCW 2006 Conference, Banff, Alberta, Canada, Nov. 4-8, 2006.
  • Billman, D., Convertino, G., Pirolli, P., Massar, J. P. and Shrager, J. (2006). Collaborative intelligence analysis with CACHE: bias reduction and information coverage. Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), Technical Report, UIR-2006-09. Paper presented at the HCIC 2006 Winter Workshop. Collaboration, Cooperation, Coordination, Feb. 1-5, 2006
  • Convertino, G., Asti, B., Zhang, Y., Rosson, M.B., Mohammed, S., (2006). Board-Based Collaboration In Cross-Cultural Teams, Proceedings of Conference of Human Factors in Computer Systems, CHI 2006, April 22-27, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  • Convertino, G., Asti, B., Zhang, Y., Rosson, M.B., Mohammed, S., (2006). Board-Based Collaboration In Cross-Cultural Teams, Bolster presented at the HCIC 2006 Winter Workshop. Collaboration, Cooperation, Coordination, Feb. 1-5, 2006           
  • Convertino, G., Meyer, B.J.F., Carroll J.M., (2006). Minimalist design of collaborative tools and adult learning theory.  2006 Adult Learning Symposium, Presentation & Poster, April 3rd, 2006, San Francisco, CA, USA.           
  • Carroll, J. M., Rosson M.B., Convertino, G., Ganoe, C., (2006). Awareness and Teamwork in Computer-Supported Collaborations, Interacting with Computers. 18, 21–46.
  • Convertino, G., Farooq, U., Rosson, M.B., Carroll, J.M.; Meyer, B.J.F., (2006). Supporting Intergenerational Groups in Computer-Supported Cooperative Work.  Proceedings of International Conference on Aging, Disability and Independence (ICADI), Presentation, Feb. 3rd, 2006, San Petersburg, FL.
  • 2005
  • Convertino, G., Ganoe, C. H., Schafer, W.A., Yost, B., Carroll, J. M. (2005). A Multiple View Approach to Support Common Ground in Distributed and Synchronous Geo-Collaboration, In Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Coordinated & Multiple Views in Exploratory Visualization (CMV 2005), July 5th 2005, London, UK.
  • Convertino, G., Farooq, U., (2005), Supporting Intergenerational Groups in Computer-Supported Cooperative Work, First i-Conference of the i-School Community Bridging Disciplines to Confront Grand Challenges, Sep.28-30.
  • Convertino, G., Farooq, U. Rosson, M. B. & Carroll, J. M. (2005). Old is gold: Integrating older workers in CSCW. Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference On System Sciences (HICSS-38), 2005, pp.1-10.
  • Xiao, L., Convertino, G., Trauth, E., Rosson, M.B., Carroll, J.M., (2005) An Overview of Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Cultural Context.  In Gaoui, C., (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Human Computer Interaction. 2005.
  • Carroll, J. M., Convertino, G., Xiao, L., Ganoe, C., Giger, G., Schafer, W., Farooq, U., Hylton, K., and Rosson, M. B. 2005. Supporting Common Ground in Geo-Collaboration Workshop of “Activity - From a Theoretical to a Computational Construct” at the 9th European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (ECSCW), Paris, France, September 18-22, 200
2006 - 2007
 
  • Convertino, G., Ganoe, C. H., Schafer, W.A., Yost, B., Carroll, J. M. (2005). A Multiple View Approach to Support Common Ground in Distributed and Synchronous Geo-Collaboration, In Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Coordinated & Multiple Views in Exploratory Visualization (CMV 2005), July 5th 2005, London, UK.
  • Convertino, G., Farooq, U., (2005), Supporting Intergenerational Groups in Computer-Supported Cooperative Work, First i-Conference of the i-School Community Bridging Disciplines to Confront Grand Challenges, Sep.28-30.
  • Convertino, G., Farooq, U. Rosson, M. B. & Carroll, J. M. (2005). Old is gold: Integrating older workers in CSCW. Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference On System Sciences (HICSS-38), 2005, pp.1-10.
  • Xiao, L., Convertino, G., Trauth, E., Rosson, M.B., Carroll, J.M., (2005) An Overview of Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Cultural Context.  In Gaoui, C., (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Human Computer Interaction. 2005.
  • Carroll, J. M., Convertino, G., Xiao, L., Ganoe, C., Giger, G., Schafer, W., Farooq, U., Hylton, K., and Rosson, M. B. 2005. Supporting Common Ground in Geo-Collaboration Workshop of “Activity - From a Theoretical to a Computational Construct” at the 9th European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (ECSCW), Paris, France, September 18-22, 2005
  • Convertino, G., Evaluating CSCW Systems Between Field and Laboratory (2004), Computer-Supported Cooperative Work 2004, Doctoral Colloquium and Poster presentation, Chicago Nov. 6-10, 2004.
  • Convertino, G., Neale, D. C., Hobby, L., Carroll, J. M., and Rosson, M. B., (2004). A laboratory method for studying activity awareness. In Proceedings of the third Nordic conference on Human-computer interaction (NordiCHI), 2004, ACM Press, 313-322.
  • Ganoe, C.H., Convertino, G. & Carroll, J.M. 2004. The BRIDGE Awareness Workspace: tools supporting activity awareness for collaborative project work. Demonstration In Proceedings of The third Nordic conference on Human-computer interaction (NordiCHI), 2004, ACM Press.
  • Convertino, G., Farooq, U., (2004), Interpreting Scenario-Based Design from an Information Systems Perspective, Proc. of Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) 2004, New York, April 6-8.
  • Ganoe, C.H., Neale, D.C., Somervell, J.P., Carroll, J.M., McCrickard D.S., Rosson, M.B., Isenhour, P.L., Convertino, G., Dunlap, D.L., Bunn, K., and Davie, P., (2003) Classroom BRIDGE: Providing Activity Awareness in Distributed Group Learning. Learning Technology, 5 (3), July 2003.
  • Ryu Y.S., Yost B., Convertino G., Chen J., North C. (2003), Exploring Cognitive Strategies for Integrating Multiple-View Visualizations, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) 47th Annual Meeting, October 13-17, 2003, Denver, Colorado USA. This paper received the Award Nominee as best paper.
  • Convertino G., Chen J. , Yost B., Ryu Y.S., North C. (2003), Exploring Context Switching and Cognition in Dual-View Coordinated Visualizations, Proc. of International Conference on Coordinated & Multiple Views in Exploratory Visualization, July 16th  2003, London, UK .

 

2003 - 2005 


  • Petrelli, D., De Angeli, A., and Convertino, G., (1999). A User-centered Approach to User Modeling. User Modeling: Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference, UM'99, 255-264. This paper received the Award Nominee as best paper.
  • Petrelli D., De Angeli A., Convertino G. Analysing Visiting Preferences and Behaviour in Natural History Museums (1998), Technical Report. ref. No. 9812-01, IRST Research Institute, Trento, Italy.
  • Pessa, E., Penna, M. P., Convertino, G., (1997), Performance Evaluation of Intelligent Interfaces in Museum Settings. In III Workshop Interfacce Intelligenti (Intelligent Interfaces Workshop): Interfacce nell'Industria, nella pubblica amministrazione, nei servizi. CNR Rome.
  • Convertino G., (1999). Due studi sull'interfaccia uomo-computer nell'ambito dei musei (Translation: Two studies on the Human-Computer Interface in the museums). In Costabile, M. F., Paternò, F., Proceedings of HCIITALY'99. Giornata Italiana su Human-Computer Interaction. Report CNUCE-B4-1999-003, Rome.
1997 - 1999

Conference & Workshops organization

Workshops & Conference Committees

  • Conference committee, co-chair for the courses venue at ACM CHI 2012
  • Conference committee, Industry Liaisons & Sponsorships Co-Chair, CTS 2011
  • Conference committee, Sponsorships Co-Chair USA, Wikisym 2011
  • Program Committee for ACM Multimedia: human, social, and educational aspects of multimedia Area.
  • Program committee for the ACM CSCW 2012 full papers and notes
  • Program committee for the ACM CHI 2011 WiP program
  • Leading organizer of Workshop at ACM CSCW 2010
  • Leading organizer of Workshop at ACM Group 2010
  • Program committee for the ACM Group 2010 Conference
  • Program committee for ACM CHI 2010 WiP papers


Conference session chairing

  • ACM Group 2010 session chair: “Practice, Patterns, and Models”
  • ACM CSCW 2010 session chair: “Me, us and them: affiliation, reputation and social media use” (upon request to substitute Ed H Chi)


Conference paper reviews

  • ACM CHI 2004-2010
  • ACM CSCW 2004-2011
  • ACM Group 2009-2010
  • ACM Multimedia


Journal paper reviews

  • International Journal of Human-Computer Studies
  • Interacting with Computers


Volunteering at leading HCI conferences

·       Volunteer and Chikids leader at ACM CHI 2003 http://www.sigchi.org/chi2003/chikids.html

·       Volunteer at ACM CHI 2008, HCII 2007 (Beijin, China), NordiCHI 2004 (Tampere, Finland)

On February 1, 2011, Dr. Convertion was nominated the PARC host for BayChi meetings (Bay Computer-Human Interaction) meetings held at PARC. 

Languages

 

  • Fluent in Italian and English languages
  • Good understanding and basic speaking of Spanish. Basic understanding of French
  • Basic understanding of written Ancient Latin and Greek languages

Computer skills

  • Operating systems: Unix, Linux, Window NT/XP, OS X
  • Applications: Access, Oracle, SPSS, SAS
  • Programming experience in C, Java, JavaScript, SQL, PHP, HTML, XML, VoiceXML, Modula2, ML, Basic, Pascal.

Certifications

 
 Professional abilitation as Psychologist in Italy

Professional Affiliations

Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), Fulbright Alumni, Penn State Alumni, Association of Italian Psychologists
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