Publications

2012

Invited Talks

Massimo Zancanaro Constructive misunderstandings: a computer scientist’s report on the design of collaborative technologies for children on the autism spectrum Invited talk at ICare4Autism, Jerusalem, August 1 2012

Weiss, P.L., Gal, E., Eden, S., Bauminger, N., Zancanaro, M. Applying Participatory Design to Develop Technology for Autism. Invited talk at ICare4Autism, Jerusalem, August 1 2012

Sue Cobb Involving users in design of interactive technology Invited keynote presentation at 6th Cambridge Workshop on Universal Access and Assistive Technology(CWUAAT), University of Cambridge, UK, 27th-29th March 2012.

Eynat Gal The use of Innovative technologies for enhancing collaboration in people with ASD. Invited presentation at the Occupational therapy Autism Spectrum Disorders workshop, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, February 2012.

Eynat Gal Collaborative technologies for enhancing social involvement of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Invited presentation to the National Health Department meeting. Tel Aviv, Israel, April, 2012

Journal Papers

Nirit Bauminger-Zvieli, Sigal Eden, Massimo Zancanaro, Patrice L. Weiss and Eynat Gal. Increasing social engagement in high-functioning children with ASD using collaborative technologies in the school. Accepted for pubblications in Autism. Preprint available here.

Conference papers

Millen, L., Cobb, S., Patel, H. and Glover, T. (2012) A collaborative virtual environment for conducting design sessions with students with autism spectrum conditions. Abstracted accepted for full paper presentation at ICDVRAT 2012, Laval, France. September 10–12, 2012.

Parsons, S. Bauminger, N., Cobb, S., Gal, E., Glover, T., Weiss, P.L. Zancanaro, M., Eden, S., Garib-Penna, S., Hawkins, T., Millen, L., & Rietdijk, W. (2012) Collaborative Technologies for supporting social conversation and collaboration in the classroom: overview and findings of the COSPATIAL project. 1st International Conference on Innovative Technologies for Autism Spectrum Disorders. ASD: Tools, Trends and Testimonials in Valencia, Spain, 6th-8th July 2012.

Book chapters

Cobb, S., Millen, L., Hawkins, T. and Wilson, J.R. (in preparation). Design and Development of 3D-Interactive Environments for Special Needs Education. Chapter to appear in Hale, K. and
Stanney, K. (Eds), Handbook of Virtual Environments (2nd Edition), to be published by CRC Press in 2013.

Hourcade, J P and Millen, L. (in press) Working with teachers and children to develop technology for use in education. Chapter to appear in S.Cobb and B. Lange (Eds) Virtual Reality Technologies: Design, Tools, Methodologies, and Analysis. Volume 4, of the book series Virtual Reality Technologies for Health and Clinical Applications, edited by Paul Sharkey. Springer: New York.

Abstracts and posters

Eynat Gal, Sigal Eden, Massimo Zancanaro, Patrice. L. (Tamar) Weiss. Collaborative Collocated Technologies to Promote Social Communication in Children with HFASD. Presented at IMFAR 2012 – Annual Meeting of International Society for Autism Research. Toronoto. May, 2012

2011

Invited Talks

Parsons, S. & Guldberg, K. ’10,000 lines of code vs. supporting children’s learning’: Designing and evaluating innovative technologies for children with autism in real-world classrooms. Invited presentation for the ESRC National Centre for Research Methods, November 10th 2011, Southampton.

Parsons, S. Communication and Social Participation: Collaborative Technologies for Interaction And Learning – the COSPATIAL project. Invited presentation to the ICT coordinators for the National Autistic Society schools – November 23rd 2011

Massimo Zancanaro Constructive misunderstandings: a computer scientist’s report on the design of collaborative technologies for children on the autism spectrum Invited keynote at VRIC 2011 Laval, France April 2011

Parsons, S. Communication and Social Participation: Collaborative Technologies for Interaction And Learning – the COSPATIAL project. Invited presentation at the 1st International Conference on Autism Spectrum Disorder: from clinical practice to educational provision, Jan 12th-13th 2012, University of Galway, Ireland.

Journals papers

Millen, L., Cobb, S.V.G. & Patel, H (2011). Participatory design approach with children with autism, To appear in the special issue of the International Journal on Disability and Human Development (IJDHD).

Parsons, S., Millen, L., Garib-Penna, S. and Cobb, S. (2011). Participatory design in the development of innovative technologies for children and young people on the autism spectrum: the COSPATIAL project. Journal of Assistive Technologies (JAT), Vol. 5, Issue 1, March, 29-34.

Parsons, S. and Cobb, S. (2011). State-of-the art of Virtual Reality technologies for children on the autism spectrum. European Journal of Special Needs Education (EJSNE). 26, (3), 355-366. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08856257.2011.593831)

Gal, E., Weiss, P.L. Using innovative technologies as therapeutic and educational tools for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Israeli Journal of Occupational Therapy, 20: E35-55, 2011.

Conference papers

Weiss, P.L., Cobb, S., Gal, E., Millen, L., Hawkins, T., Glover, T., Sanassy, D., S. Eden, Giusti, L., and Zancanaro, M. Usability of Technology Supported Social Competence Training for Children on the Autism Spectrum. International Conference on Virtual Rehabilitation, Zurich, Switzerland, June 2011.

Zancanaro M., Giusti L., Gal E., Weiss P.L. Three Around a Table: the Facilitator Role in a Co-Located Interface for Social Competence Training of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. In Proceedings of 13th IFIP TC13 Conference on Human-Computer Interaction - INTERACT2011, Lisbon Portugal, September 5-9 2011

Giusti L. Zancanaro M., Gal E. Weiss P.L. Dimensions of Collaboration on a Tabletop Interface for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. In Proceedings of the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI2011. Vancouver, BC May 2011.

Weiss, P.L., Gal, E., S. Eden, Giusti, L., and Zancanaro, M. Usability of a Multi-Touch Tabletop Surface to Enhance Social Competence Training for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Annual Conference of the Open University CHAIS Center, Feburary, 2011.

Parsons, S. Applying CBT principles and techniques to interactive technologies for supporting social competence in children on the autism spectrum: the COSPATIAL project. Invited symposium presentation at the BABCP conference, Guildford, Surrey, 21st-23rd July 2011

Eden, S., Weiss, P. L., Gal, E. and Zancanaro, M. Social competence training for children on the autism spectrum disorder using multi-touch tabletop surface: A usability study, Joint Virtual Reality Conference, 20-21 September 2011, Nottingham UK.

Conference abstracts and posters

Garib-Penna, S. & Parsons, S. Collaboration and Perspective-Taking in Collaborative Virtual Environments by Young People with Autism Spectrum Conditions: A Pilot Study. Poster presentation and technology demonstration at the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) San Diego, USA, 12th-15th May 2011

2010

Invited Talks

Sarah Parsons Virtual Reality Technologies for social skills and learning for children and young people on the autism spectrum. Institute of Education, London, February 11th, 2010 & University of Exeter, December 7th 2010.

Patrice L. (Tamar) Weiss Application of colocated technologies for rehabilitation - Advisory Board of the University of Southern California Rehabilitation Engineering and Research Committee, August, 2010

Conference papers

Millen, L., Cobb, S.V.G. & Patel, H (2010). Participatory design with children with autism: the development of collaborative virtual environments, Proc. 8th Intl Conf. on Disability, Virtual Reality and Assoc. Technologies, P M Sharkey, J Sanchez (Eds), pp. 93-102, Viña del Mar/Valparaíso, Chile, 31 Aug. – 2 Sept. 2010.

Zancanaro M., Weiss P.L, Gal E., Bauminger N., Parsons S., Cobb S. Teaching Social Competence: In Search of Design Patterns. In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Interaction Design for Children - IDC2010, Barcellona (Spain), June 2010.

Cobb S., Parsons S., Millen L., Eastgate R., Glover T. Design and development of collaborative technology for children with autism: COSPATIAL. To appear in the proceedings of INTED2010 (International Technology, Education and Development Conference) Valencia (Spain) 8th- 10th March, 2010.

Millen, L., Edlin-White, R. & Cobb, S.V.C. The Development of Educational Collaborative Virtual Environments for Children with Autism. To appear in the proceedings of the 5th Cambridge Workshop on Universal Access and Assistive Technology, Cambridge 2010

Parsons, S., Bauminger, N., Cobb, S., Gal, E., Glover, T., Weiss, P.L., Zancanaro, M., Millen, L., & Garib-Penna, S. (2010) Communication and Social Participation: Collaborative Technologies for Interaction And Learning - the COSPATIAL project. 9th International Congress Autism-Europe, Catania, Sicily, 8th-10th October 2010

Conference abstracts and posters

Cobb S.V.C., Parsons S., Weiss P.L., Bauminger N., Zancanaro M., Millen L., Garib-Penna S., Gal E., Eden S., Giusti L. & Glover T. An integrative approach for designing collaborative technologies for social competence training in children with autism spectrum conditions. Poster presented at 8th ICDVRAT International Conference Series on Disability, Virtual Reality and Associated Technologies. Viña del Mar / Valparaíso, Chile. August, 2010.

2009

Conference papers

Battocchi A., Pianesi F., Zancanaro M., Tomasini D., Esposito G., Venuti V., Ben-Sasson A., Gal E., Weiss P. L. Collaborative Puzzle Game: a Tabletop Interactive Game for Fostering Collaboration in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). In Proceedings of Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces ITIS 2009. Banff November 2009.

Conference abstracts and posters

Zancanaro, M.; Battocchi, A.; Bauminger, N.; Gal, E.; Ben-Sasson, A.; Pianesi, F.; Tomasini, D.; Weiss, P.L.. Demonstration of a Collaborative Interface to Promote Positive Social Interaction Skills by High and Low Functioning Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). In Proceedings of the 8th International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR), Chicago, Illinois,May 7-9, 2009.

Battocchi, A.; Esposito, G.; Ben-Sasson, A.; Gal, E.; Pianesi, F.; Venuti, P.; Weiss, P.L.. The Collaborative Puzzle Game: An Interactive Activity for Fostering Collaboration in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. In Proceedings of the 8th International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR), Chicago, Illinois,May 7-9, 2009.