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  • Roda, C. “Are We at the Helm?” Contemporary French & Francophone Studies. Anne-Marie Picard and Roger Célestin (Eds.) Special Issue The Google Era? /L’ère Google? 23 (4): 425–30.



  • Perry, S., Roda C. (2015). Valuing Privacy through Privacy by Design. In proceedings Amsterdam Privacy Conference 2015 - [manuscript pdf]


  • Roda C. (2014). Économiser l’attention dans l’interaction homme-machine. In Yves Citton (Ed) "L'économie de l'attention : Nouvel horizon du capitalisme?" La Découverte, Paris p. 179 - [manuscript pdf]

  • Perry, S., Roda, C. (2014) Teaching Privacy by Design to Non-Technical Audiences. F. Cleary and M. Felici (Ed.) Cyber Security and Privacy (CSP) Forum 2014. Springer Communications in Computer and Information Science series CCIS, Volume 470, pp. 120 - 134 [manuscript pdf]

  • Roda, C., Perry, S. (2014) Mobile Phone Infrastructure Regulation in Europe: Scientific Challenges and Human Rights Protection. Environmental Science and Policy 37(2014) 204-214 - [manuscript pdf]

  • Roda C., Orozco F. (2014) Privacy and unintended consequences of online narrative (Abstract) Narrative Matters: Narrative Knowing / Récit et savoir; 23 to 27 June 2014 - University Paris Diderot, France

  • Roda C. (2014) What’s mine in my images? A tour of the use and misuse of photographic images online (Abstract) “Image not Available”: Networked Visuality and Its Limits, International conference; 10 May 2014 Paris


  • Perry S., Roda C. (2013) Conceptualizing and Contextualizing the Changing Nature of Internet Usage in China. China and the New Internet World: The Eleventh Chinese Internet Research Conference (CIRC11) - Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford, 15th June 2013 [manuscript pdf]

  • Roda C., Stojanov G., Kianfar D. (2013) Effects of Task Switching on Creativity Tests. Proceedings AAAI Spring Symposium 2013: Creativity and (Early) Cognitive Development. Stanford University, Stanford, California [pdf]

  • Lee H., Young T., Roda C. (2013) E-Books Usability: Reading Time and Comprehension (Abstract). The Tablet Symposium: Examining New Media Objects - University of Sussex, 10th April 2013 [pdf]



  • Roda, C. Ed.(2011), Human Attention in Digital Environments . Cambridge University Press.
    • 30th best seller academic book on the January 2012 issue of YBT – Baker & Taylor
    • 6th best seller in Computer Science in the February 2012 issue of the Library Journal
    • Reviews
        Reviews of Human Attention in Digital Environments (hide reviews)
      • #6 best seller in Computer Science according to Library Journal, Best Sellers: Computer Science, February 2 2012
      • #30 in best selling academic ebooks for January 2012 according to YBT Library Services
      • Interview with CBC's Nora Young for Spark June 2012
      • Interview BBC-World The Forum: about interruptions - 12.1.2015
      • CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries. 49.3 (Nov. 2011): p547. Extract:
        "For those developing digital systems, human attention and methods for maximizing human attention are vital. Attention-aware systems are designed to try to overcome attention barriers and increase human attentional processes. Here, editor Roda (American Univ. of Paris, France) has carefully assembled a collection of 12 chapters spanning the fields of human-computer interaction, cognitive psychology, and neuroscience. [...] This volume provides an effective overview of the topic, including its theoretical foundations and design considerations. [...] Summing Up: Highly recommended. *** Graduate students and above." D. D. Tritt, University of South Carolina Aiken
      • Perception December 2015 44: 1436-1439. Extract:
        "Given that we are decreasingly limited by the availability of information in these digital environments, the nature of our interaction with these interfaces is now increasingly shaped by our own cognitive architecture. In Human Attention in Digital Environments, Claudia Roda brings together a collection of work seeking to understand how the human attentional system may limit and shape these interactions and also how digital systems can best be designed in order to support and align with the way that users interact with them. With the extremely rapid pace of change across society in the way that we interact with technology, this couldn’t be more timely in terms of our well-being at leisure and in the workplace and for the effectiveness of many professions on which we rely. Furthermore, with the current emphasis on interdisciplinary research and research with real impact, it may be keenly read by academics looking for ideas for their own future research. Different chapters approach the area from the perspectives of traditional cognitive psychology, neuroscience, systems design, computational modelling, human computer interaction and education. [...] this does of course present the reader with a challenge since they are unlikely to be up to speed in the terminology, methods, and theories in all these areas. [...] The flip side of this is that readers in their respective fields may well feel inspired to explore some further reading in subject areas new to them. Several sections of the book also serve as a summary and literature review of research in human attention with a particular focus on the processing of visual information. The opening chapter by Roda is a general introduction for the reader on a diverse range of theories, phenomena, and subclassifications in the field of visual attention as well as a review of how these may operate in digital contexts. [...] In terms of teaching, anyone looking for illustrations of how visual perception and cognitive psychology theory can be applied to real-world context is likely to find several ideas in this book, [...] In summary, it is an important and timely challenge to bridge the gap between what we know about attention from experimental psychology to our modern interactions in digital environments. This book takes an interdisciplinary approach showing how this can be done in a range of specific topics." Christina Howard, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK
      • The Psychologist; Sep2011, Vol. 24 Issue 9, p679-679, 1/4p Extract:
        "Computers and interactive systems are everywhere – homes, schools, work … This book offers a broad yet focused overview of the psychological concepts of attention. It further points out the key elements that interactive system design needs. The book captures the reader’s attention throughout, with essays, both technical and theoretical, from psychology and computing experts. It starts by revealing the psychological concepts behind human attention, moving gracefully to software tools and applications that employ human attention research to enhance human attention. [...] Furthermore, internet lovers will be intrigued by the introduction of attention aware systems and how they can be used in practice for exploiting contextualised attention metadata. [...] this book provides a nice, neat and enjoyable journey to the fields of Psychology and Human Computer Interaction, and convinces the reader for the need to focus further on human attention research in relation to interactive systems design. " Genovefa Kefalidou Lancaster University
      • Journal of Technology in Human Services Volume 29, Issue 4, December 2011, pp.303-308
        "Those of us interested in learning many of the latest developments of how information systems interact with users and how that knowledge can help to communicate more effectively should read this book. [...] Human attention in digital environments meets its goals and exceeds my personal expectations. [...]This book is an excellent primer for the uninitiated. It contains extensive bibliographies and excepionally well documented theories. [...] Human Attention in Digital Environments is a significant contribution towards advancing an understanding of an important area of study and research."
      • Computing Reviews Online, June 9 2011, by Brad Reid Extract:
        " This book attempts to bridge the divide between research in cognitive psychology and useful application in human-computer interaction. System designers will find the materials worthwhile. [...] Many developments are unfolding in applied attention theory, and this collection will stimulate the reader. "
      • "An illuminating and usually comprehensive contextualisation of attention in the field of computer system design. This book has the potential to change attention researchers' perspective on what is important in their field." --Anne Hillstrom, Department of Psychology, University of Portsmouth
      • "This book offers a timely and well-conceived response to a growing interest in how attention affects computer interaction and the problems this poses for designing systems, making a valuable, well-grounded contribution to this burgeoning area." -- Sharon Wood, Senior Lecturer in Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence, University of Sussex

      Chapter 2 Human attention and its implications for human–computer interaction - pp.11-62
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2000 and earlier

  • C. Roda "Review of: "Software Agents" Jeffrey M. Bradshaw Editor AAAI Press / The MIT Press" in The Knowledge Engineering Review 14(2), pp.181-185 Cambridge University Press 1999
  • T. Wittig Editor "Archon, an architecture for multi-agent systems" Ellis Horwood Series in Artificial Intelligence 1992. (Contributor)
  • C. Roda, N.Jennings, E.H. Mamdani. "The Impact of Heterogeneity on Cooperating Agents" (postscipt) Proc. AAAI Workshop on Cooperation Among Heterogeneous Intelligent Systems, Anaheim, CA, July 1991.
  • C. Roda et. Al."The Cooperation Framework of ESPRIT Project ARCHON", Proc. Fourth RACE TMN Conference, Dublin, Ireland, November 1990. pp. 144-153
  • C. Roda, N. Jennings, E.H. Mamdani, "A Cooperation Framework for Industrial Process Control", in "Cooperating Knowledge Based Systems 1990", S.M. Deen Editor. Springer Verlag Publ, London 1991.pp. 95-109
  • F. Mariani, C. Roda, G. Valeriani, "Integrazione di Basi di Conoscenza e di Dati in Ambito Fianziario" (Knowledge Base and Data Base Integration in a Financial System), "Sistemi & Impresa", Este Publ, Milano, N.312, May 1990. pp. 562-566.
  • F. Mariani, F. Pianesi, C. Roda, G. Valeriani, "CR.E.S. Credit Granting Expert System: un Sistema Esperto per la Consulenza Al Credito" (CR.E.S. Credit Granting Expert System: an Expert System Adviser for Credit Granting), Proc Third National Congress on Logic Programming, Italy,.1988.
  • C. Roda, "Scienze dell' Informazione e scuola dell'obbligo" (Computer Science in Primary Schools), "Insieme", Italy, N.5/6, 1984
  • C. Roda, "Inserimento dell' Informatica nella Scuola" (Using Computer Science in Primary Schools), Part 1: "Insieme" N.1/2, Part 2: "Insieme" N.3/4, Italy, 1984


Talk: TEDxLaPosteBSCC Matière(s), talk on L'Attention à l'heure du digiital et le mode du travail. Paris, 1.4.2019

Lecture: Digital tightrope: Use and abuse of perceptual technologies - Scientific meeting on Perceptual technologies: from laboratory to real life at the Laboratorio di Azione, Percezione e Cognizione, San Raffaele 1.6.2017

Interview: Le design de l'attention (digitalsocietyforum) 26.11.2015

Seminar: Attention automatisée et design d’interface : Eyes tracking, GoogleGlass et Quantified Self – Le design de l’attention: Création et Automatisation - Institut de recherche et d’innovation Centre Pompidou and Biennale internationale de design de Saint-Etienne 24 March 2014

Panelist: Privacy in Computer Science Education – Computer, Privacy & Data Protection (CPDP) Conference 2015

On BBC-World The Forum: about interruptions - 12.1.2015

AUP's Principal Scientist for the PRIPARE project (PReparing Industry to Privacy-by-design by supporting its Application in REsearch) launched October 1st 2013.

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