Antonio Piccinno is currently assistant professor at the Computer Science Department of the University of Bari.
He received a Laurea Degree with full marks and honors in Computer Science from the University of Bari.
In 2001 he worked as research collaborator of the Department of Computer Science working on the FAIRWIS IST-1999-12641 project, funded by the European Community. From November 2001 to October 2004 he was PhD student in Computer Science at the University of Bari.
In March 2005 he got the PhD, discussing a thesis titled "Software environments for supporting End-User Development".
Since April 2005 he is research collaborator at the Computer Science Department of the University of Bari.
During January-March 2008 he has been visiting scientist at the Center for LifeLong Learning and Design (L3D) - Department of Computer Science and Institute of Cognitive Science, University of Colorado at Boulder (USA).
His research interests focus on End-User Development, Human-Computer Interaction, Visual Interactive Systems, Theory of Visual Languages, Component-Based Software Development, WWW Interfaces, Multimodal and Multimedia Interaction, Adaptive Interfaces.
He has collaborated to the network of excellence on End-User Development "EUD-Net IST-2001-37470", funded by the European Community, of which the Department of Computer Science of the University of Bari has been managing node. He also collaborated to other projects: IST-1999-12641 "FAIRWIS - Trade Fair Web-based Information Services" (during 2000-2001) and IST-2001-34290 "FairsNet - On-line Solutions for Trade Fairs" (during 2002-2003), funded by the European Community; DE_VISU project (during 2001-2002), funded by the Italian Ministry of University and Research.
He is in the Steering Committee of EUSSET, a European networked organizational forum dedicated to the development of technological tools and infrastructures that incorporate a human-centred design perspective, and of the International Symposium on End-User Development (IS-EUD).
He served as Program Co-Chair in the third edition of IS-EUD, held in Torre Canne (Brindisi), Italy in June 2011. He was in the scientific secretariat of the International Conference AVI (Advanced Visual Interfaces), held in Gallipoli (Lecce), Italy, in May 2004. He collaborated to the local organization and to the editing of the proceedings of the international conference INTERACT 2005, held in Rome, Italy, in September 2005.
He is member of ACM (Association of Computing Machinery), ACM SIGCHI (ACM's Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction) and SIGCHI Italy (the Italian Chapter of ACM SIGCHI).