Ivan Elhart

Università della Svizzera italiana (USI)
Faculty of Informatics (SI-107)
Via G. Buffi 13
6904 Lugano, Switzerland
phone: +41 58 666 4292
email: ivan.elhart@usi.ch

About Ivan

Ivan Elhart is a PhD student and a research and teaching assistant at the Faculty of Informatics at the University of Lugano (USI), Switzerland, since May 2010. Ivan received a master degree (Diploma) in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Novi Sad, Serbia, in 2006, and a master degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Hampshire, USA, in 2009. From 2004 to 2006 he was an intern at Novi Sad Institute for Information Technologies where he worked on projects involving the design and development of high-definition television sets. Starting in the fall of 2006, he spent three years as a research assistant at the University of New Hampshire working on projects which focused on the digital data communication for law enforcement agencies.

Research interests

Ivan’s research interests are in the area of pervasive public display systems, in particular opportunities for distributed application and content scheduling.


Ivan is a teaching assistant for the following courses:


Ivan is working on the following project:



Niforatos, E., A. Fouad, I. Elhart, and M. Langheinrich, "WeatherUSI: Crowdsourcing Weather Experience on Public Displays". In: Poster at the 4th ACM International Symposium on Pervasive Displays (PerDis 2015), 2015.


Elhart, I., T. Heikkinen, and A. Quigley, "Conference Report: Pervasive Displays 2014". In: IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 13, 2014, pp. 59-63.
Davies, N., M. Langheinrich, S. Clinch, I. Elhart, A. Friday, T. Kubitza, and B. Surajbali, "Personalisation and Privacy in Future Pervasive Display Networks". In: CHI '14: Proceedings of the 32th SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Toronto, ON, Canada, April 26 - May 1, 2014. . New York, NY, USA: ACM, April 2014.
Elhart, I., M. Langheinrich, and N. Memarovic, "Integrating Interactive Applications with Digital Signage: Towards a Scheduling Framework for Pervasive Displays". In: 2014 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops, PERCOM 2014 Workshops, 2014.  Download: 1569868451.pdf (129.21 KB)


Memarovic, N., K. Cheverst, M. Langheinrich, I. Elhart, and F. Alt, "Tethered or Free to Roam: The Design Space of Limiting Content Access on Community Displays". In: The Second International Symposium on Pervasive Displays. ACM, June 4-5, 2013.  Download: memarovic-PerDis2013.pdf (258.55 KB)
Elhart, I., N. Memarovic, M. Langheinrich, and E. Rubegni, "Control and Scheduling Interface for Public Displays". In: The 2013 ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing Adjunct Publication. ACM, 2013.  Download: webat-demo.pdf (315.36 KB)
Memarovic, N., I. Elhart, A. Michelotti, E. Rubegni, and M. Langheinrich, "Social Networked Displays: Integrating Networked Public Displays with Social Media". In: The 2013 ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing Adjunct Publication. ACM, 2013.  Download: snd.pdf (396.88 KB)