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2nd EAI International Conference on Smart Objects and Technologies for Social Good

November 30–December 1, 2016 | Venice, Italy

We are happy to announce that Dario Maggiorini and Laura Anna Ripamonti from University of Milan confirmed and will give a keynote speech entitled: "Teaching Videogames: the Light and dark Sides".


Dario Maggiorini, Associate Prof. at the Univervity of Milan


Dario Maggiorini is Associate Professor at the University of Milan, Italy. He joined the Department of Computer Science in 2003 where he is now co-directing the PONG - Playlab fOr inNovation in Games. In the past, Dario has been working on the Quality of Service in IP networks, multimedia content delivery, application-level networking, and software architectures for service provisioning. Currently, his
research interests focus mainly on software and network architecture to support entertainment applications and on content, service, and
gaming provisioning in distributed environments.

Laura Anna Ripamonti, Assistant Prof. at the Univervity of Milano
Laura Anna Ripamonti is Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science of the Università di Milano - Italy, where she is scientific coordinator, together with Dr. Dario Maggiorini, of the research laboratory PONG - Playlab fOr inNovation in Games and of a master degree on Video Games.
She has graduated in Engineering and Managerial Sciences at Politecnico di Milano and then got a PhD in Computer Science from Università degli Studi di Milano - Italy. 
Her research interests focus on video games, with a special interest for MMORPGs (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games) and Applied Games. In particular, she investigates the relations connecting game design issues to social interaction and AI applications. Since 2010, she lectures in game design to master students in computer science.


Our third keynote will be Dr. Gabriele Elia 

The title of his speech  "Towards 5G: Internet of Things, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Security and Privacy"
e is Head of Open Innovation & Research at TIM.

Dr. Elia manages the Open Innovation research group at the Innovation Department of Telecom Italia, coordinating the operations of TIM Wcap, one of the main accelerator and incubator program young startup in Italy, and the TIM Joint Open Labs, where TIM and university researchers in five main universities campuses (Politecnico di Torino, Politecnico di Milano, Università di Catania, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna di Pisa, Università di Trento) work together following open innovation paradigm. His interests are fast prototyping and research on Mobile Internet and Internet of Things. Gabriele worked on internet services research and innovation since joining CSELT, and has been involved in a number of innovative IPs project among which the launch Telecom Online and TIN.IT in middle ‘90, the launch of ADSL services, IPTV and Mobile TV. He received a Master Degree in Electronical Engineering and a PhD in Computer Science and Systems Engineering at Politecnico di Torino.