IFIP (International Federation of Information Processing) has announced its first cohort of Fellows, elevating 18 Members to the new higher status in recognition of their substantial and enduring contributions in the ICT field. One of them is Fabio Paternò Research Director at CNR-ISTI, where he leads the Laboratory on Human Interfaces in Information Systems. He was recognised for his numerous contributions to Human Computer Interaction (HCI) with implications for connected fields such as Software Engineering and Artificial Intelligence.