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Program Chair

Martina Ziefle
RWTH-Aachen University

Brief Bio
Martina Ziefle is professor for Communication Science at RWTH Aachen University and head of the eHealth Research group at the Human Technology Centre at RWTH Aachen University. Martina Ziefle studied psychology at the universities of Göttingen and Würzburg, Germany, where she finished her studies with honors. From the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, she received her Ph.D. in psychology summa cum laude. After her habilitation at RWTH, in which she examined reading processes in electronic media, Martina Ziefle took up positions as assistant professor at the University of Münster and, subs equently, at the RWTH Aachen. The research of Prof. Ziefle addresses the human factor in different technology types and using contexts. Technology acceptance decisively depends on the extent to which user diversity is considered and implemented in technological design. A special research focus is directed to the design of medical technologies. Here, the identification of users’ specific needs as well as affective barriers towards new technologies is essential in this sensitive field. In addition to teaching and directing research in HumTec, Prof. Ziefle leads various projects funded by industrial and public authorities, dealing with the interaction and communication of humans with technology. ... More >>


Bessam Abdulrazak, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada
Mehdi Adda, Université du Québec à Rimouski, Canada
Nina Antoniotti, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, United States
Carmelo Ardito, Università degli Studi di Bari, Italy
Theodoros Arvanitis, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Narcis Avellana, Sensing & Control, Spain
Panagiotis Bamidis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece & Leeds Institute of Medical Education, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Giacinto Barresi, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy
Anupam Basu, National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, India
Juan-Manuel Belda-Lois, Instituto de Biomecánica de Valência, Spain
Helmi Ben Hmida, Fraunhofer IGD Computer Graphics, Germany
Karsten Berns, Robotics Research Lab, Germany
Damon Berry, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
Laurent Billonnet, Ensil-Ensci - Université De Limoges, France
Patrick Boissy, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Université de Sherbrooke and Research Centre on Aging, Canada
Dario Bonino, PHPower s.r.l., Italy
Philipp Brauner, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Jane Bringolf, Centre for Universal Design Australia Ltd, Australia
Giselle C. Ricur, Instituto Zaldivar, Argentina
Noel Carroll, NUI Galway, Ireland
Yao Chang, Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan
Fang-Chung Chen, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, Taiwan
Mario Ciampi, National Research Council of Italy, Italy
Emiliano Díez, University of Salamanca - INICO, Spain
Choukri Djellali, University of Quebec at Rimouski, Canada
Georg Duftschmid, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Amir El Hassani, Nanomedicine Lab, Imagery & Therapeutics, France
Ramin Fallahzadeh, Stanford University, United States
Stefano Federici, University of Perugia, Italy
Deborah Fels, Ryerson University, Canada
David Fuschi, BRIDGING Consulting Ltd., United Kingdom
Alastar Gale, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Ennio Gambi, Università Politecnica Delle Marche, Italy
Mark Gaynor, Saint Louis University College for Public Health and Social Justice, United States
Wojciech Glinkowski, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland
Javier Gomez, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
Florian Grond, McGill University, Canada
Dirk Grunwald, University of Colorado Boulder, United States
Nick Guldemond, Erasmus University, Netherlands
Jaakko Hakulinen, Tampere University, Finland
Andreas Heinig, Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems, Germany
Tarja-Riitta Heponiemi, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland
Alina Huldtgren, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
David Isern, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
Eila Jarvenpaa, Aalto University, Finland
Petr Ježek, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic
Takahiro Kawamura, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Japan
Jeongeun Kim, Seoul National University, Korea, Republic of
Peter Kokol, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Evdokimos Konstantinidis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Medical School, Lab of Medical Physics, Greece
Stathis Konstantinidis, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Andrej Kos, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Mikel Larrea, Universidad del País Vasco, Spain
Natasha Layton, Swinburne University, Australia
Barbara Leporini, ISTI - CNR, Italy
Ahmad Lotfi, Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom
Jin Luo, London South Bank University, United Kingdom
Heikki Lyytinen, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Hagen Malberg, TU Dresden, Germany
Andrea Mangiatordi, University of Milano Bicocca, Italy
Giuseppe Mangioni, Università degli Studi di Catania, Italy
Maurice Mars, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Cezary Mazurek, Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center, Poland
Elvis Mazzoni, University of Bologna, Italy
Hamid Mcheick, University of Quebec at Chicoutimi, Canada
René Meier, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Ronald merrell, virginia commonwealth universtiy, United States
Eric Monacelli, Université de Versailles Saint Quentin en Yvelines, France
Iosif Mporas, University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Maurice Mulvenna, Ulster University, United Kingdom
Amit Nanavati, IBM Research, India
Lina Nilsson, Linnaeus University, Sweden
Yvonne O'Connor, University College Cork, Ireland
Charles Owen, Michigan State University, United States
Helen Pain, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Marko Perisa, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, Croatia
Marcelo Pimenta, UFRGS, Brazil
Ronald Poropatich, University of Pittsburgh, United States
Marco Porta, Università degli Studi di Pavia, Italy
Muttukrishnan Rajarajan, City University London, United Kingdom
Amon Rapp, University of Torino, Italy
Ulrich Reimer, University of Applied Sciences St. Gallen, Switzerland
Philippe Roose, LIUPPA/IUT de Bayonne/UPPA, France
Corina Sas, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Sreela Sasi, Gannon University, United States
Marcia Scherer, Institute for Matching Person & Technology, United States
Andreas Schrader, Universität zu Lübeck, Germany
Antonio Sgorbissa, University of Genova, Italy
Oh-Soon Shin, Soongsil University, Korea, Republic of
Jitae Shin, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea, Republic of
Telmo Silva, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Josep Silva, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Åsa Smedberg, Stockholm University, Sweden
Luca Spalazzi, Università Politecnica Delle Marche, Italy
Ton Spil, University of Twente, Netherlands
Susanna Spinsante, Università Politecnica Delle Marche, Italy
Taro Sugihara, Okayama University, Japan
Reima Suomi, University of Turku, Finland
Andrew Targowski, Western Michigan University, United States
Yin-Leng Theng, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Bert-Jan van Beijnum, University of Twente, Netherlands
Elena Villalba, Technical University of Madrid, Spain
Andrea Vitaletti, Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Italy
Doug Vogel, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Miroslav Vrankic, Professor of Electrical Engineering University of Rijeka, Croatia
Robert Woitsch, Boc Asset Management, Austria
Meng Wong, Education National Institute of Singapore, Singapore
George Xylomenos, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
Sungroh Yoon, Seoul National University, Korea, Republic of
Evi Zouganeli, OsloMet - Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway

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