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Program Co-Chairs

Andreas Holzinger
Medical University Graz

Brief Bio
Andreas Holzinger is lead of the Holzinger Group (Human-Centered AI) at the Medical University Graz and Visiting Professor for explainable AI at the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute in Edmonton, Canada. Since 2016 he is Visiting Professor for Machine learning in health informatics at Vienna University of Technology. Andreas was Visiting Professor for Machine Learning & Knowledge Extraction in Verona, RWTH Aachen, University College London and Middlesex University London. He serves as consultant for the Canadian, US, UK, Swiss, French, Italian and Dutch governments, for the German Excellence Initiative, and as national expert in the European Commission. Andreas obtained a Ph.D. in Cognitive Science from Graz University in 1998 and his Habilitation in Computer Science from TU Graz in 2003. He founded the Network HCI-KDD to foster a synergistic combination of methodologies of two areas that offer ideal conditions toward unraveling problems in understanding intelligence towards context-adaptive systems: Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) & Knowledge Discovery/Data Mining (KDD), with the goal of supporting human intelligence with artificial intelligence. Andreas is Associate Editor of Springer/Nature Knowledge and Information Systems (KAIS), Section Editor for Machine Learning of Springer/Nature BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making (MIDM), and Editor-in-Chief of Machine Learning & Knowledge Extraction (MAKE). In his function as Austrian Representative for Artificial Intelligence in IFIP TC 12, he is organizer of the IFIP Cross-Domain Conference “Machine Learning & Knowledge Extraction (CD-MAKE)” and is member of IFIP WG 12.9 Computational Intelligence, the ACM, IEEE, GI, the Austrian Computer Science and the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI). ... More >>

Hugo Plácido Silva
IT- Institute of Telecommunications

Brief Bio
PhD in Electrical and Computers Engineering from the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) – University of Lisbon, Hugo is a researcher at the IT - Instituto de Telecomunicações since 2004 and a Professor at EST/IPS – Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal since 2016. He is co-founder of PLUX – Wireless Biosignals (http://www.plux.info), established in 2007 as an innovative technology-based company operating in the field of medical devices for healthcare and quality of life, where he is currently Chief Innovation Officer. More recently, Hugo has been actively working towards making the world a bit more physiological, through BITalino, an open source software and low-cost hardware toolkit, that allows anyone from students to professional app developers, to create cool projects and applications with physiological sensors.?? His main interest interests include biosignal research, system engineering, signal processing, and pattern recognition, and in these topics Hugo has participated and actively contributed to 20+ R&D projects funded by national and internacional agencies. His work has been distinguished with several academic and technical awards, examples of which include the “alumniIPS” career award in 2018 and the 1st place at the Ordem dos Engenheiros Young Engineer Innovation Award in 2015, or the “Most Innovative Technology” award at the MIT Portugal E3 Forum in 2013. ... More >>


Iyad Abu Doush, American University of Kuwait, Kuwait
Alessandra Agostini, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Rossana Maria Andrade, University Federal of Ceará, Brazil
Tamara Babaian, Bentley University, United States
Dana Balas-Timar, Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad, Romania
Nizar Banu P K, Christ University, India
Mathias Bauer, KPMG AG, Germany
Juan-Manuel Belda-Lois, Instituto de Biomecánica de Valência, Spain
Jens Binder, Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom
Frank A Biocca, New Jersey Institute Technology, United States
Karen Blackmore, The University of Newcastle, Australia
Josep Blat, Interactive Tecnologies Group, Spain
Nathalie Bonnardel, Aix Marseille University, France
Monica Bordegoni, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
John Brooke, Independent Researcher, United Kingdom
Yang Cai, Carnegie Mellon University, United States
Juan Calleros, Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Mexico
Antonio Camurri, University of Genoa, Italy
Yongcan Cao, University of Texas San Antonio, United States
George Caridakis, University Aegean, Greece
Eric Castelli, INRIA, France
Luis Castro, Instituto Tecnólogico de Sonora (ITSON), Mexico
Bongsug Chae, Kansas State University, United States
Debashish Chakravarty, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India
Christine Chan, university of regina, Canada
Christine Chauvin, Université de Bretagne Sud, France
Ahyoung Choi, Gachon University, Korea, Republic of
Yang-Wai Chow, University of Wollongong, Australia
Cesar Collazos, Universidad del Cauca, Colombia
Lizette de Wet, University of the Free State, South Africa
Said Easa, Ryerson University, Canada
Achim Ebert, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
Vania Estrela, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil
Ronak Etemadpour, City College, CUNY, United States
Jesus Favela, Cicese, Mexico
Peter Forbrig, University of Rostock, Germany
Silas Formunyuy Verkijika, University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa
Giancarlo Fortino, University Calabria, Italy
Carla Freitas, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Peter Fröhlich, AIT Austrian Institute Technology, Austria
Elizabeth Furtado, University of Fortaleza, Brazil
Diego Gachet, European University of Madrid, Spain
Valentina Gatteschi, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Toni Granollers, University of Lleida, Spain
Laurent Grisoni, University of Lille, France
Karin Harbusch, Universität Koblenz-Landau, Germany
Beat Hirsbrunner, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Martin Hitz, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria
Sylwia Hyniewska, World Hearing Centre, Poland
Sadanori Ito, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan
Victor Kaptelinin, Umeå University, Sweden
David Kaufman, SUNY Downstate, United States
Gerard Kim, Korea University, Korea, Republic of
Josef F. Krems, Chemnitz University of Technology, Cognitive and Engineering Psychology, Germany
Gerhard Leitner, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria
Yunji Liang, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
Wen-Chieh Lin, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Youquan Liu, Chang'an University, China
Arminda Lopes, Interactive Technologies Institute (ITI/LARSyS) & Instituto Politecnico de Castelo Branco, Portugal
Eurico Lopes, Escola Superior de Tecnologia (EST), Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco (IPCB), Portugal
Daphne Lopez, VIT University, India
Diego López De Ipiña, University of Deusto, Spain
Lorenzo Magnani, University of Pavia, Italy
Federico Manuri, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Jorge Martin Gutierrez, Universidad de La Laguna., Spain
Kresimir Matkovic, Vrvis Competence Center Virtual Reality Visualization, Austria
Frédéric Mérienne, Arts et Metiers, France
Daniel Mestre, Aix-Marseille University / CNRS, France
Giulio Mori, Institute Information Science Technologies, Italy
Lia Morra, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Max Mulder, TU Delft, Netherlands
Jaime Muñoz-Arteaga, Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes (UAA), Mexico
S. Musse, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Luciana Nedel, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sukl (UFRGS), Brazil
Max M. North, Kennesaw State University, United States
Tal Oron-Gilad, Ben Gurion University, Israel
Charles Owen, Michigan State University, United States
Sobah Abbas Petersen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Helen Petrie, University of York, United Kingdom
Claudio Pinhanez, IBM Research, Brazil
Prashan Premaratne, University of Wollongong, Australia
Nitendra Rajput, IBM Research, New Delhi, India
Steve Reames, Angelo State University, United States
Laura Ripamonti, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Carsten Röcker, Fraunhofer IOSB-INA, Germany
Daniela M. Romano, University College London, United Kingdom
Jaime Sánchez, University Chile, Chile
Andrea Sanna, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Nilanjan Sarkar, Vanderbilt University, United States
Angela Schwering, University Münster, Germany
Kamran Sedig, University Western Ontario, Canada
Shamus Smith, University Newcastle, Australia
Frédéric Vanderhaegen, University of Valenciennes, France
Nadine Vigouroux, IRIT, UMR CNRS 5505, France
Gualtiero Volpe, Università degli Studi di Genova, Italy
Spyros Vosinakis, University of the Aegean, Greece
Rainer Wasinger, Westsächsische Hochschule Zwickau, Germany
Marcus Winter, University of Brighton, United Kingdom
Diego Zapata-Rivera, Educational Testing Service, United States
Gokmen Zararsiz, Erciyes University, Turkey
Juergen Ziegler, University of Duisburg Essen, Germany
Gottfried Zimmermann, Stuttgart Media University, Germany
Floriano Zini, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy