Meet the finalists of the European IT Research Paper of the Year

We are very proud to announce the two finalists for the ‘European Research Paper of the Year’ award, which will be granted at our annual event CIOCITY. From a total of 28 research papers, the jury made a selection of the two finalists based on whether the papers introduced an innovative approach, stimulated some provocative thinking, or contained tangible and practical recommendations.
Get to know the two finalists, as well as the finalists of our ‘CIO of the year’ contest at our annual event CIOCITY, on June 10 & 11 in Brussels!
Here is a short abstract of the two papers that made it to the final:

“From Knowing It to “Getting It”: Envisioning Practices in Computer Games Development”

by Joe Nandhakumar, University of Warwick, United Kingdom

The development of information systems and software applications increasingly needs to deliver culturally rich and affective experiences for user groups. In this paper, we explore how the collaborative practices across different expert groups can enable this experiental dimension of use to be integrated into the development of a software product. In an empirical study of computer games development –an arena in which novelty and richness of the user experience is central to competitive success- we identify the challenge of conceptualizing and realizing a desired user experience when it can not readily specified in an initial design template, not represented within the expertise of existing groups.

“Knowing what a User Likes: a Design Science Approach to Interfaces that Automatically Adapt to Culture”

Abraham Bernstein, University of Zürich, Switzerland

Adapting user interface to a user’s cultural background can increase satisfaction, revenue, and market share. Conventional approaches to catering for culture are restricted to adaptations for specific countries and modify only a limited number of interface components, such as the language or date and time formats. We argue that a more comprehensive personalization of interfaces to cultural background is needed to appeal to users in expanding markets. This paper introduces a low-cost, yet efficient method to achieve this goal: cultural adaptivity.

Make sure to meet them at our annual event CIOCITY !

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