Giuseppe Desolda
Giuseppe Desolda
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. in Computer Science
IVU Laboratory
Dipartimento di Informatica
Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro
Via Orabona, 4 - 70125 Bari - Italy
room: 517
Giuseppe Desolda

Research Interests:
Interaction with Ubiquitous Systems, Usability and User Experience, End-User Development, Internet of Things, Usable Security







Giuseppe Desolda is Assistant Professor at the Computer Science Department of the University of Bari Aldo Moro. He is a member of the Interaction, Visualization, Usability & UX (IVU) Lab, directed by Prof. Maria Francesca Costabile, where he coordinates research on Novel Interaction Techniques, Internet of Things and Usable Security.

He got a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Bari. Among the innovative contributions of his Ph.D., Giuseppe Desolda proposed models, visual interaction paradigms and a mashup platform to allow non-technical users to compose Web services, also by manipulating Linked Open Data.

He is co-author of more than 110 papers published in journals, international conferences and collections. Giuseppe Desolda regularly attends national and international Conferences to present his works. He is (has been) member of the program committee of relevant International Conferences on Human-Computer Interaction (e.g., CHI, INTERACT, CSCW, AVI, NordiCHI, VL/HCC). He is Associate Editor of IEEE Access Journal, and he is in the reviewer board of top international journals (e.g., TOCHI, TWEB, JSS, FGCS, BIT, Sensors, IJHCS, JVLC, MTAP, PLOS ONE).

He has been Short Paper Co-chair of INTERACT 2021, Demo Co-chair of INTERACT 2019, Proceedings Co-chair of PerDis 2019, Posters & Demo Chairs of AVI 2018, Publicity chair of AVI 2016. He is currently Publications Chair of ECSCW 2024. He was Co-chair of: first International Workshop on Empowering People in Dealing with Internet of Things Ecosystems (EMPATHY), co-located with AVI 2016 conference; first Internation Workshop on Human-centered cybersecurity, co-located with CHItaly 2019 conference; first International Workshop on Smart Ecosystems cReation by Visual dEsign (SERVE), co-located with AVI 2016 conference.

He is Principal Investigator of the whole project and Principal Investigator of the partner University of Bari for the PRIN 2022 project “DAMOCLES: Detection And Mitigation Of Cyber attacks that exploit human vuLnerabilitiES”, which in July 2023 has been funded with 257k euros for the whole project and 92k euros for the partner he coordinates. He is Vice Principal Investigator of the whole project and Principal Investigator of the partner University of Bari for the PRIN 2022 project “DevProDev: Profiling Software Developers for Developer-Centered Recommender Systems”, which in June 2023 has been funded with 247k euros for the whole project and 80k euros for the partner he coordinates. Since 2016 he is/has been involved with responsibility roles in various research projects of the Department of Computer Science of the University of Bari (TITANUX, SIMPLE, LIFT eGLU-BOX PRO, Empathy, eGLU-BOX, PA++, CHAT, LOGIN) sponsored by EU or Italian organizations or companies.

He was Invited visiting researcher for 12 months (2/9/2019 - 2/9/2020) at the Hertfordshire University, UK, where he was also involved in the research project “FLAGSHIP: a Framework for Learning Agent-based Games to Shape Human-like Intelligence on Privacy”, collaborating with the Design Research Group. At the University of Hertfordshire (UK) he has been other two times as invited visiting researcher, from 26/09/2017 to 26/10/2017 and from 23/01/2018 to 22/02/2018. He collaborated in the design and implementation of new techniques of natural interaction for the programming of intelligent objects by users who are not computer experts. In July 2017 he was invited visiting researcher (1/7/2017 - 31/7/2017) at the Brunel University London (UK), working with the Prof. Alessio Malizia in a project on natural interaction paradigms to support non-technical users in programming the behaviour of smart objects. During September-December 2014 he was visiting researcher at the University College of London (UCL), collaborating with Prof. Hans-Christian Jetter, inside ICRI (Intel Collaborative Research Institute) directed by Prof. Yvonne Rogers. During this period, he investigated the composition of data sources available on mobile devices by exploiting spatial-aware mechanisms. In July 2014, he was teacher of the SURGEOM (SUbject-driven Role-Guided Externalization of Organizational Models) summer school held at Johannes Kepler University of Linz (Austria), organised within the Erasmus-IP EU programme.

From 2016, he is Member of the Italian Working Group on Usability, called GLU-X (Gruppo di Lavoro per l’Usabilità e la user eXperience), of the Italian Dipartimento della Funzione Pubblica. This group is related to the Italian Ministry for Public Administration and it is doing a great work in order to improve the usability of Public Administration websites and other e-government systems. He is/has been the coordinator of the development of eGLU-Box PA, a Web platform that assists novice evaluators to perform usability test of websites in a semi-automatic way according to the eGLU LG protocol. This platform is certified ISO 25000 and released to all the Italian Public Administrations since the end of 2019. The eGLU LG protocol has been included in the three-year plan of the Italian Public Administration (Piano triennale per l’informatica nella pubblica amministrazione 2019 - 2021). He was co-founder and CEO of LARE, a spin-off of the University of Bari aiming at providing real-time remote support to surgeons during surgeries, through audio-video connection and telestration.

He has been selected by the Scientific Committee of the Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation (HLFF) as one of the 200 most qualified young researchers in the field of mathematics and computer science admitted to the Heidelberg Laureate Forum organized from 22 to 27 September 2019. During the event he has met the winners of the most prestigious awards in their fields such as the ACM A.M. Turing Award, the ACM Prize in Computing (Computer Science), the Abel Prize (Mathematics), the Fields Medal (Mathematics) and the Nevanlinna Prize (Mathematical aspects of computer science).

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Papers in International Journals

Chapters in International Collections

Proceedings of International Conferences

International Workshops

Proceedings of National Conferences

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Teaching at the University of Bari Aldo Moro

Doctoral Programme in Computer Science and Mathematics

Master degree in Computer Science (Laurea Magistrale in Computer Science)

Master Degree in Cybersecurity (Corso di Laurea Magistrale in Sicurezza Informatica, Taranto)

Degree in Computer Science (Laurea Triennale in Informatica e Comunicazione Digitale, Taranto)

Degree in Geosciences (Laurea Triennale in Scienze Geologiche)


Other Teaching Activities

Degree in Computer Engineer and Physics, Università del Salento, Italy

Master Degree in Computer Science (Laurea Magistrale in Informatica) University of Bari, seminars, lessons, projects supervision and member of exams board:

Bachelor Degree in Computer Science (Laurea Triennale in Informatica) University of Bari, seminars, lessons, projects supervision and member of exams board:

Bachelor Degree in Computer Science (Laurea Triennale in Informatica, Brindisi) University of Bari, seminars, lessons, projects supervision and member of exams board:

Other courses

Invited Talks

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He is currently (has been) involved in the following projects:

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Some software developed

Desktop application

Multi-touch application

Tablet application

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