[20 Sep 2016] The NordiCHI biennial conference is the main Nordic forum for Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) research and a meeting place for researchers from academia and industry, designers, practitioners, educators and others from a broad range of traditions and communities. NordicCHI'16 in Gothenburg is arranged by the Department of Applied Information Technology. Registration closes on Oct 22.
[29 Aug 2016] Wallenberg Autonomous Systems Program (WASP) is Sweden¿s largest individual research program ever, and provides a platform for academic research and education, fostering interaction with Sweden¿s leading technology companies. The program addresses research on autonomous systems acting in collaboration with humans, adapting to their environment through sensors, information and knowledge, and forming intelligent systems of systems. Software is the main enabler in autonomous systems, and is an integrated research theme of the program. WASP aims to build a world leading platform for academic research that interacts with leading companies to develop knowledge and competence for the future.
[14 Jul 2016] Photos from the IT Faculty Spring Ceremony of 2016.
[28 Jun 2016] In 2017 the Department of Applied IT launches a new international master's programme: Digital Leadership - a programme for future leaders in business and public administration. The new programme is based on the current master's programme "IT management".
[18 Apr 2016] A new master's programme with a focus on game programming, Game Design & Technology, will start in September 2017. Staffan Björk, professor of interaction design at University of Gothenburg, is giving his view on the new programme.
[29 Feb 2016] Unique partnership paves the way for socioeconomic growth in Uganda Two universities in Uganda are launching a unique partnership with the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology. The intention is to enhance the ICT capacity in Uganda and enable socioeconomic development. Particular areas of interest include e-health, e-teaching and entrepreneurship. One of the main objectives is to educate ten doctoral students and facilitate exchange of students, researchers, and teachers between the countries.
[22 Feb 2016] How should IT be used to govern organizations? In addition to his primary occupation as a researcher at the Department of Applied IT, Johan Magnusson frequently serves as an expert on issues of IT, business and digitalization. He is often seen participating as a speaker at conventions; plus, he is a regular columnist. In his research, Johan places considerable emphasis on the dilemmas of IT governance, which several organizations face.
[9 Dec 2015] Sara Ljungblad participates at Robot Day and is filmed by UR.
[27 Nov 2015] Recently Marco Fratarcangeli at the Division of Interaction Design received a research grant from the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet) worth 2.5 million SEK, for his research in computer animation where he is developing a new technique.
[12 Nov 2015] Since the summer of 2015, Fredrika Lagergren Wahlin is the new Head of the Department of Applied IT. Arriving from the Department of Political Science, she thinks there is much in common between the fields.