Aesthetic Quality of Experience and Implicit Modulating Factors – PhD Thesis and exhibition

7. May: Wendy Ann Mansilla – Faculty of Information Technology, Mathematics and Electrical Engineering

Wendy Ann Mansilla has submitted her thesis entitled:

« Aesthetic Quality of Experience and Implicit Modulating Factors»

in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Ph. D. (Elelctronics and Telecommunications) at the Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, NTNU.

The following commitee has been appointed to evaluate her thesis, trial lecture and defence:

  • Associate Professor Aisling Kelliher, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Dr. Judith A. Redi, TU Delft
  • Professor Maria Letizia Jaccheri, Department of Computer and Information Science

Professor Maria Letizia Jaccheri, Department of Computer and Information Science, NTNU, has been appointed as the administrator of the assessment committee.

The trial lecture will take place in  Rådssalen, Main Building, Gløshaugen, Tuesday 7. May 2013 from 10:15 on the given topic:

“Designing Interactive Electronics for Public Spaces”

The defence will take place in Rådssalen, Main Building, Gløshaugen, Tuesday 7. May 2013 from 13:15.

The trial lecture and defense are public and anyone interested is invited to attend.

Wendy Ann Mansilla carried out her PhD work at the Department of Electronics and Telecommunications NTNU. Her main supervisor has been Professor Andrew Perkis.

Wendy Ann Mansillas thesis is based on two electronic art installations; Chroma Space and Candy. The work on these installations is carried out at the Sense-IT lab at Q2S – Centre for Quantifiable Quality of Service in Communication Systems, a Norwegian Centre of Excellence at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim. Q2S is appointed by the Research Council of Norway and funded by the Research Council, NTNU and UNINETT. In Sense-IT we explore the intersection of art and technology through several installations. Candy, Chromaspace, Networked decollage and A-me our research in QoE and art related activities.

Chroma Space and Candy will be exibited in Sense-IT laboratory on Monday May 6 from 14-16.
Sense-IT is in Electro block E2 East.
More info can be found at

Enrico Letta – prime minister – seen from the eyes of a teacher and a former co-student

My thoughts go to our common teachers at Liceo Galilei. Those who still live are for sure very proud. Even if students develop and have success because they are clever, as teacher I feel so proud when my former students become professors (see Marco Torchiano now ranged higher than me for example according to google scholars) or grunder (see Mario Blazevic).

I think of our philosophy professor De Martis. My former co-students still criticize our former teachers. I love all them now, even the Italian teacher who believed I was not able to write at all. So I had to learn. Congratulations Enrico and Liceo Classico G. Galilei.

ICEC – Deadline approaching 28.04.2013

12th International Conference on Entertainment Computing
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.

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