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Program Committee

Program Co-Chairs

Carsten Röcker
Ostfestfalen-Lippe UAS and Fraunhofer IOSB-INA

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Carsten Röcker is a senior researcher at the Human-Computer Interaction Center (HCIC) and a lecturer at the Communication Science Institute at RWTH Aachen University, Germany. His current research addresses technical as well as social aspects of human-computer interaction in intelligent environments. Previously, he was a senior researcher at the Human Technology Centre (HumTec), working in the research program “eHealth Enhancing Mobility with Aging”. Before joining RWTH Aachen University in 2008, he was a PostDoc at the Distributed Cognition and HCI Laboratory at the University of California in San Diego, USA. From 2000 to 2006 he worked as a research associate at the Fraunhofer Integrated Publication and Information Systems Institute (IPSI) in Darmstadt. During this time he was involved in two EU-funded projects designing novel information and communication technologies for intelligent home and office environments. Besides these appointments, he was a researc h fellow at Tokyo University, Japan (2010) and guest professor at the Medical University of Graz, Austria (2012). He has an interdisciplinary background with academic degrees in the areas computer science (PhD), psychology (PhD), electrical engineering (Master), and management (Master). ... More >>

John O'Donoghue
Imperial College London
United Kingdom

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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 >>


Ton A.M. Spil, University of Twente, Netherlands
Mehdi Adda, Université du Québec à Rimouski, Canada
Amit Anil Nanavati, IBM Research, India
Marco Antonio Gutierrez, Heart Institute, University of Sao Paulo Medical School, Brazil
Kenji Araki, Hokkaido University, Japan, Japan
Carmelo Ardito, Università degli Studi di Bari, Italy
Rosa Arriaga, Gatech University, United States
Angel Barriga, IMSE-CNM-CSIC, Spain
Riccardo Bellazzi, Universita di Pavia, Italy
Helmi Ben Hmida, Fraunhofer IGD Computer Graphics, Germany
Karsten Berns, Robotics Research Lab, Germany
Dario Bonino, Istituto Superiore Mario Boella, Italy
Cesar Caceres, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Noel Carroll, ARCH - Applied Research for Connected Health Technology Centre, Ireland
Hakima Chaouchi, Institute TELECOM SudParis, France
Fang-Chung Chen, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, Taiwan
Malcolm Clarke, Brunel University, United Kingdom
Ana Correia de Barros, CRPG | Gaia Vocational Rehabilitation Centre, Portugal
Stuart Cunningham, Glyndwr University, United Kingdom
Edward D. Lemaire, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa, Canada
Jacques Demongeot, Faculty of Medicine of Grenoble, France
Choukri Djellali, University of Quebec at Rimouski, Canada
Georg Duftschmid, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Kathleen F. McCoy, University of Delaware, United States
Stefano Federici, University of Perugia, Italy
Paul Fergus, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom
Joseph Finkelstein, Johns Hopkins University, United States
Ana Fred, Instituto de Telecomunicações / IST, Portugal
David Fuschi, BRIDGING Consulting Ltd., United Kingdom
Alastar Gale, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Ennio Gambi, Università Politecnica Delle Marche, Italy
Todor Ganchev, Technical University of Varna, Bulgaria
AURA GANZ, University of Massachusetts, United States
Mark Gaynor, Saint Louis University College for Public Health and Social Justice, United States
Kathrin Gerling, University of Lincoln, United Kingdom
Wojciech Glinkowski, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland
Javier Gomez, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
Nick Guldemond, Erasmus University, Netherlands
amir hajjam el hassani, Nanomedicine Lab, Imagery & Therapeutics, France
Jaakko Hakulinen, University of Tampere, Finland
Jinjuan Heidi Feng, Towson University (Baltimore Hebrew University), United States
Andreas Heinig, Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems, Germany
Hermie Hermens, Roessingh Research and Development, Netherlands
Roberto Hornero, University of Valladolid, Spain
Alina Huldtgren, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Deborah I. Fels, Ryerson University, Canada
Yao Jen Chang, Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan
Takahiro Kawamura, Toshiba Corp., Japan
Larry Kerschberg, George Mason University, United States
Jeongeun Kim, Seoul National University, Korea, Republic of
Peter Kokol, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Shin’ichi Konomi, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Karol Kozak, Fraunhofer IWS, Germany
Mikel Larrea, Universidad del País Vasco, Spain
Natasha Layton, La Trobe University, Australia
Barbara Leporini, ISTI - CNR, Italy
Lenka Lhotska, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Der-Ming Liou, National Yang Ming University, Taiwan
Amy Loutfi, Örebro University, Sweden
Maria Luisa Damiani, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Jin Luo, London South Bank University, United Kingdom
Heikki Lyytinen, Dr, Finland
Hagen Malberg, TU Dresden, Germany
Piero Malcovati, University of Pavia, Italy
Giuseppe Mangioni, Università degli Studi di Catania, Italy
Fernando Martin-Sanchez, Weill Cornell Medicine, United States
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
Christian Micheloni, University of Udine, Italy
Hiroshi Mineno, Shizuoka University, Japan
Iosif Mporas, University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Elena Mugellini, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland, Switzerland
Maurice Mulvenna, Ulster University, United Kingdom
Theodoros N. Arvanitis, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Hsueh-Cheng 'Nick' Wang, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, Taiwan
Anthony F. Norcio, UMBC (University of Maryland Baltimore County), 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
Zainab Pirani, MHSaboo Siddik College of Engineering, India
Marco Porta, Università degli Studi di Pavia, Italy
Bernd Radig, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany
Muttukrishnan Rajarajan, City University London, United Kingdom
Amon Rapp, University of Torino, Italy
Ulrich Reimer, University of Applied Sciences St. Gallen, Switzerland
Gabriel Robins, University of Virginia, United States
Philippe Roose, LIUPPA/IUT de Bayonne/UPPA, France
Pertti Saariluoma, Jyväskylä University, Finland
Charles Safran, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, United States
Corina Sas, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Sreela Sasi, Gannon University, United States
Andreas Schrader, Universität zu Lübeck, Germany
Naveen Sharma, Central Michigan University, United States
Jitae Shin, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea, Republic of
Ben Shirley, University of Salford, United Kingdom
Urmila Shrawankar, RTM Nagpur Univ Nagpur, GHRCE, India
Josep Silva, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Jacob Slonim, Dalhousie University, Israel
Jeffrey Soar, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Taro Sugihara, Okayama University, Japan
Sarun Sumriddetchkajorn, National Electronics and Computer Technology Center, Thailand
Babak Taati, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Canada
Joseph Tan, McMaster University, United States
Yin-Leng Theng, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Carolyn Turvey, University of Iowa, United States
Bert-Jan van Beijnum, University of Twente, Netherlands
Elena Villalba, Technical University of Madrid, Spain
Elena Villalba, Technical University of Madrid, Spain
Miroslav Vrankic, Professor of Electrical Engineering University of Rijeka, Croatia
Prasad Wimalaratne, University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka
Robert Woitsch, Boc Asset Management, Austria
George Xylomenos, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece

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