ICEC – Deadline approaching 28.04.2013

12th International Conference on Entertainment Computing
http://icec2013.org/
The IFIP International Conference on Entertainment Computing explores the application of computational technology to entertainment. The conference brings together practitioners and researchers interested in the art and design of entertainment computing applications. ICEC 2013 welcomes submissions on the design, engineering, application and theory of entertainment technology. We solicit paper, poster and demonstration submissions, as well as proposals for tutorials and workshops.

Venue – The IFIP ICEC2013 will take place at Mackenzie University:
São Paulo, Brasil – 16-18 October 2013

Presidente della Repubblica

today election of the new President of Italy. I post one of my old poems (sorry in Italian), in which I mention Pertini who was the president in the 80’s. The first president I remember is Saragat, in Tuscany people were calling him Zaragatte!

once Italian always Italian. Wish Italy all the best!!! We should never loose hope.

Pensa avevo anche i bisnonni, un’allegra confusione

la mia mamma col pancione

Palla Pallina la Pavone canta

siamo negli anni 60

Nel 70 leggo e nuoto

Aldo Moro hanno rapito

ho scoperto la Fallaci

quasi quasi i primi baci

Arrivan gli anni dei motori

feste vespe e calcolatori

l’Italia e’ campione del mondo

con Craxi e Pertini non si va a fondo

Il 90 inizia funesto

si son portati via Agusto

io mi impegno a lavorare

nessuno mi potra’ fermare

Zero e’ l’anno

oh che affanno

dal passeggino alla bicicletta

i bimbi sciano gia’ in fretta

 in rete tutti collegati

 ma il babbo e la nonna se ne sono andati

 Ho le rughe intorno agli occhi

 mi fan male anche i ginocchi

 niente e’ dato per scontato

 l’anno dieci ormai e’ passato

 gli studenti irrispettosi

 noi non resteremo oziosi

 ho imparato a respirare

 e gli altri provo a ascoltare

 guardo e spero anche in Obama

 e c’e’ anche il Dalai Lama

ECSA 2013

We are happy to inform you that the Full research paper you have submitted to ECSA 2013, entitled Architectural Decision-Making in Enterprises: Preliminary Findings from an Exploratory Study in Norwegian Electricity Industry, has been accepted as a Full research paper. Mohsen Anvaari, Reidar Conradi and Letizia Jaccheri
big day for me as:

  • My first paper with Mohsen
  • my first paper about Smart Grid
  • 24 years of co-authorship with Reidar C.

Software Evolution

Today I will teach Software Evolution, with a guest lecture about MySQL Release Management (already recorded). My lecture will not be recorded. Here there is a video of an excellent lecture about software evolution IIT Bombay Course , Prof. Rushikesh K Joshi. It is based on the same text book we use in my course, by Ian Sommerville. Video is clearly having big impacts on education. I do not think we understand the consequences, at least I do not, almost like when the WEB came in the 90’s. Universities will survive, we will keep on working. But how? It will be interesting to follow.

Pisa 1966-1967

I see this picture on facebook and this is my first memory. My father who says – let us drive to see the flood. But it is not possible to drive there. Too much water too much rain and the bridge Solferino has falled down. I was not even 2 years and during the years I have heard the feedback – no it is not possible that you remember. Fortunately my memories are mine and no feedback’s or reviewers can doubt about what I remember.

Habemus Papam

“Please do not post jokes about the new Pope” is my first reaction when my son who is looking at Norwegian News, shouts in Italian “Mamma mamma fumata bianca”. He has noted the text below the TV image. Norwegian TV keeps on talking about something else. We switch to RAI. I take the mobile and update my status “Please do not post jokes about the new Pope”. Somebody of my 700 Facebook friends has already managed to post the picture of the pink smoke. It follows one hour of RAI 1, comments on facebook. The Italian journalist Bruno Vespa, I do not know why, is again at RAI 1 and exchange the Italian National song with the Vatican song. People, thousands of people are standing, praying and crying in Rome.

It is my fourth conclave. I think of an Autumn of more than thirty years ago, when the first new Pope was elected, and I, 14 years old, travel alone to Rome, by bus, starting from Pisa station at 01.30 in the night to see the new Pope. It is the day I smoke my first Malboro cigarette, on a bus full of young people singing and playing guitar.

I look at my mobile, I look at my past. Roberto is again more concentrated than me and shouts again “Mamma la tenda si muove”.

It is when the Pope says “Buonasera” and I see that one of my colleagues has written “Congrats to my Catholic friends on the election of a South American Pope! (Just heard live on CNN :-)» that I first cry a bit. It was my fourth conclave. The first on social media for me and for the Pope. But with physical tears.

Selda

On the very woman day 8th March, I met Selda, funny, intelligent, positive, courageous, beautiful TV science presenter. She made my woman-day. Selda reminds me that we have achieved a lot since the early 90’s when I was a whitefly teacher with girl clothes  and I was dreaming about explaining Information Technology easy for everybody.

8.03

Special 8.03 this year in Norway since there are 100 years since women have vote rights. According to my friend Laura Giarre’ in Italy first time in 1946, but in Tuscany (at the time Grand Duchy of Tuscany, where we come from) women could vote since 1848. But only “rich” women. I want to mention that my grandgrandmother Maria Pia Castelli Jaccheri (born 1878 in Barga) studied at the University in Nice. So we Italians are, as usually in a way in advance and in a behind.

Thanks also to my grandmother Isabella for being a teacher for 40 years even if she did not need to work being the wife of a medium/small company owner.

Thanks to my mother Fernanda who does not work outside the house but has always owned screwdriver, hammer and drill and still teaches Latin and math to his grandchildren at an age of 76!

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