Salehzadeh Niksirat, K., Velykoivanenko, L., Zufferey, N., Cherubini, M., Huguenin, K. & Humbert, M. (2024) Wearable Activity Trackers: A Survey on Utility, Privacy, and Security. ACM Computing Surveys (ACM CSUR). Vol. 56, Issue. 7, Article 183 (April 2024), 40 pages.

Salehzadeh Niksirat, K., Korka, D., Jacquemin, Q., Vanini, C., Humbert, M., Cherubini, M., Métille, S. & Huguenin, K. (2024) Security and Privacy with Second-Hand Storage Devices: A User-centric Perspective. Proceedings on Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PoPETs) 2024 (3) pages xxx-xxx (July 2024). (under press) Serval: 

Maceiras, M., Salehzadeh Niksirat, K., Bernard, G., Garbinato, B., Cherubini, M., Humbert, M. & Huguenin, K. (2024) Know their Customers: An Empirical Study of Online Account Enumeration Attacks. ACM Transactions on the Web (ACM TWEB). Vol. xx, Issue. X, Article, xx (xx 2024), xx pages. [Just Accepted]


Arianna Boldi, Alessandro Silacci, Marc-Olivier Boldi, Mauro Cherubini, Maurizio Caon, Noé Zufferey, Kévin Huguenin, & Amon Rapp. (2023). Exploring the impact of commercial wearable activity trackers on body awareness and body representations : A mixed-methods study on self-tracking. Computers in Human Behavior, 108036.

Lahari Goswami, Alexandre Senges, Thibault Estier, and Mauro Cherubini. 2023. Supporting Co-Regulation and Motivation in Learning Programming in Online Classrooms. Proc. ACM Hum.-Comput. Interact. 7, CSCW2, Article 298 (October 2023), 29 pages.

Lahari Goswami, Pegah Sadat Zeinoddin, Thibault Estier, and Mauro Cherubini. 2023. Supporting Collaboration in Introductory Programming Classes Taught in Hybrid Mode: A Participatory Design Study. In Designing Interactive Systems Conference (DIS ’23), July 10–14, 2023, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 15 pages.

Aliyu, S., Salehzadeh Niksirat, K., Huguenin, K. & Cherubini, M. (2023) On the Extent to which Cyberbullying is Fueled by the Disclosure of Personal Information. Proceedings on Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PoPETs) 2023 (4) pages 468-483 (July 2023). DOI: 10.56553/popets-2023-0120

Salehzadeh Niksirat, K., Goswami, L., S. B. Rao, P., Tyler, J., Silacci, A., Aliyu, S., Aebil, A., Wacharamanotham, C., & Cherubini, M. (2023) Changes in Research Ethics, Openness, and Transparency in Empirical Studies between CHI 2017 and CHI 2022. In Proceedings of the 2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’23), April 23–28, 2023, Hamburg, Germany. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 23 pages. DOI: 10.1145/3544548.3580848 Best Paper 🏆

Salehzadeh Niksirat, K.,  Korka, D., Harkous, H., Cherubini, M., & Huguenin, K. (2023) On the Potential of Mediation Chatbots for Mitigating Online Multiparty Privacy Conflicts – A Wizard-of-Oz Study. Proc. ACM Hum.-Comput. Interact. 7, CSCW1, Article 142 (April 2023), 33 pages. [BLOG]. DOI: 10.1145/3579618 

Korka. D., Salehzadeh Niksirat, K., & Cherubini, M. (2023) Revisiting the Design Agenda for Privacy Notices and Security Warnings. arXiv:2304.08780, Workshop on Privacy Interventions and Education (PIE): Encouraging Privacy Protective Behavioral Change Online at ACM CHI, 28 April 2023, Hamburg, Germany, 11 pages. DOI: 10.48550/arXiv.2304.08780

Salehzadeh Niksirat, K., Goswami, L., S. B. Rao, P., Tyler, J., Silacci, A., Aliyu, S., Aebli, A., Wacharamanotham, C., & Cherubini, M. (2023) Criteria Definition for Research Ethics, Openness, and Transparency. OSF preprint, 15 pages. DOI: 10.31219/


Tyler, J., Boldi, M.-O., & Cherubini, M. (2022). Contemporary self-reflective practices: A large-scale survey. Acta Psychologica, 230, 103768.

Rao, P., Jayagopi, D. B., & Cherubini, M. (2022, June 14). Explainability in Automated Training and Feedback Systems. In Human-Centered Explainable AI Workshop (HCXAI) CHI 2022 DOI: 10.31219/

M. Humbert, I. D. Dupertuis, M. Cherubini, K. Huguenin. KGP Meter: Communicating Kin Genomic Privacy to the Masses. In Proceedings of the IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy (EuroS&P), Genoa, Italy, p. 20, Jun 2022. DOI: 10.1109/EuroSP53844.2022.00033

Tawanna R Dillahunt, Lucas Siqueira Rodrigues, Joey Chiao-Yin Hsiao, Mauro Cherubini, Self-regulation and Autonomy in the Job Search: Key Factors to Support Job Search Among Swiss Job Seekers, Interacting with Computers, 2022;, iwac008, DOI: 10.1093/iwc/iwac008

Villalobos-Zúñiga, Gabriela. (2022). In the Quest for the Motivation App: Designing Effective Behavior Change Apps Through the Lens of the Self-Determination Theory (Doctoral dissertation, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland). Retrieved from


Velykoivanenko, L., Salehzadeh Niksirat, K., Zufferey, N., Humbert, M., Huguenin, K., & Cherubini, M. 2021. Are Those Steps Worth Your Privacy? Fitness-Tracker Users’ Perceptions of Privacy and Utility. Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (IMWUT) 5, 4, Article 181 (December 2021), 41 pages. DOI: 10.1145/3494960

G. Villalobos-Zúñiga, I. Rodríguez, A. Fedosov, M. Cherubini. “Informed Choices, Progress Monitoring and Comparison with Peers: Features to Support the Autonomy, Competence and Relatedness Needs, as suggested by the Self-Determination Theory”.  Proceedings of The ACM International Conference on Mobile Human-Computer Interaction (MobileHCI) 2021. DOI: 10.1145/3447526.3472039 [presentation video]

G. Villalobos-Zúñiga. Designing for Gender Role Differences Through the Lens of Self-Determination Theory.  Proceedings of User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization (UMAP) 2021. DOI: 10.1145/3450614.3464622

Mauro Cherubini, Alex Jiahong Lu, Joey Chiao-Yin Hsiao, Muhan Zhao, Anandita Aggarwal, and Tawanna R. Dillahunt. 2021. Elucidating Skills for Job Seekers: Insights and Critical Concerns from a Field Deployment in Switzerland. In Designing Interactive Systems Conference 2021 (DIS’21), June 28-July 2, 2021, Virtual Event, USA. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 25 pages. DOI: 10.1145/3461778.3462049, [presentation video] [teaser video]

K. Salehzadeh Niksirat, E. Anthoine-Milhomme, S. Randin, K. Huguenin, and M. Cherubini. 2021. “I thought you were okay”: Participatory Design with Young Adults to Fight Multiparty Privacy Conflicts in Online Social Networks. In Designing Interactive Systems Conference 2021 (DIS ’21), Virtual Event, USA. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 21 pages. DOI: 10.1145/3461778.3462040 [presentation video] [teaser video]

M. Cherubini, K. Salehzadeh Niksirat, M-O. Boldi, H. Keopraseuth, J. M. Such, K. Huguenin. 2021. When Forcing Collaboration is the Most Sensible Choice: Desirability of Precautionary and Dissuasive Mechanisms to Manage Multiparty Privacy Conflicts. Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, CSCW edition, 35 pages. DOI: 10.1145/3449127 [presentation video]


E. Erne, M. Cherubini, and O. Delémont. 2020. How to share and utilise expertise in a police forensic department through externalisation and mutualisation. Science & Justice. 60, 3, May 2020. Pages 225-233. DOI: 10.1016/j.scijus.2019.12.004

A. Meylan, M. Cherubini, B. Chapuis, M. Humbert, I. Bilogrevic, and K. Huguenin. 2020. A Study on the Use of Checksums for Integrity Verification of Web Downloads. ACM Transasctions on Privacy and Security (TOPS), 24, 1, Article 4 (September 2020), 36 pages. DOI: 10.1145/3410154

M. Cherubini, L. Reut, J. Tyler and M. Ortlieb. Inattentive, Imprudent and Inapt: Discovering Inadequacies of ICT During Life-Changing Events Through the Lens of Non-Users. Behaviour & Information Technology (BIT). Accepted in May 2020, in press. DOI: 10.1080/0144929X.2020.1772879

G. Villalobos-Zuñiga, M. Cherubini. 2020. Apps That Motivate: a Taxonomy of App Features Based on Self-Determination Theory. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies (IJHCS). Volume 140, August 2020, 102449. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhcs.2020.102449

B. Chapuis, O. Omolola, M. Cherubini, M. Humbert, K. Huguenin. An Empirical Study of the Use of Integrity Verification Mechanisms for Web Subresources. In Proc. of the The Web Conference (WWW’20), Taipei, Taiwan, Apr 2020. DOI:10.1145/3366423.3380092

M. Cherubini, G. Villalobos-Zuñiga, M.-O. Boldi, and R. Bonazzi. 2020. The Unexpected Downside of Paying or Sending Messages to People to Make Them Walk: Comparing Tangible Rewards and Motivational Messages to Improve Physical Activity. ACM Trans. Comput.-Hum. Interact (ToCHI). 27, 2, Article 8 (March 2020), 44 pages. DOI: 10.1145/3365665


M. Cherubini, A. Meylan, B. Chapuis, M. Humbert, I. Bilogrevic, K. Huguenin (2018). Towards Usable Checksums: Automating the Integrity Verification of Web Downloads for the Masses. In Proc. of the 25th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS’18), Toronto, ON, Canada, Oct 2018. DOI: 10.1145/3243734.3243746

Jean Vanderdonckt, Bruno Dumas, and Mauro Cherubini (2018). Comparing Some Distances in Template-based 2D Gesture Recognition. In Extended Abstracts of CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA ’18). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Paper LBW121, 6 pages. DOI: 10.1145/3170427.3188452

G. Villalobos-Zuñiga, M. Cherubini, Activity Self-Tracking with Smart Phones: How to Approach Odd Measurements?, Proceedings of CHI’2018 Workshop on Long Term Self Tracking, Montreal, Canada – May 2018. arXiv preprint: arXiv:1804.04855


G. Villalobos-Zuñiga, M. Cherubini, Not a Technology Person: Motivating Older Adults Toward the Use of Mobile Technology, Proceedings of the CHI’2017 One Day Workshop on Designing Mobile Interactions for the Ageing Populations, Denver, Colorado, USA — 6 May 2017. arXiv preprint: arXiv:1707.07887


J. P. Carrascal, R. De Oliveira, and M. Cherubini. 2015. To Call or to Recall? That’s the Research Question. ACM Trans. Comput.-Hum. Interact. (ToCHI) 22, 1, Article 4 (March 2015), 30 pages. DOI: 10.1145/2656211


R. De Oliveira, M. Cherubini, and N. Oliver. 2013. Influence of personality on satisfaction with mobile phone services. ACM Trans. Comput.-Hum. Interact. (ToCHI) 20, 2, Article 10 (May 2013), 23 pages. DOI: 10.1145/2463579.2463581

De Oliveira, Rodrigo, Mauro Cherubini, and Nuria Oliver. “Medication compliance using persuasive computing.” U.S. Patent No. 8,439,758. 14 May 2013.


R. Oliveira, M. Cherubini, and N. Oliver (2010), MoviPill: Improving medication compliance for elders using a mobile persuasive social game, in Proc. of the International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (UBICOMP’10), (Copenhagen, Denmark), ACM Press, September 26-29 2010. DOI: 10.1145/1864349.1864371

M. Cherubini, A. Gutierrez, R. de Oliveira, and N. Oliver, Social tagging revamped: Supporting the users’ need of self-promotion through persuasive techniques, in Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems (CHI’2010), (Atlanta, GA, USA), April 10-15 2010.  DOI: 10.1145/1753326.1753473 Best paper nominee