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Program Committee

Program Co-Chairs


Hugo Plácido da Silva
IT- Institute of Telecommunications
Portugal


Brief Bio
PhD in Electrical and Computers Engineering from the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) – University of Lisbon, since 2004 Hugo is a researcher at the IT - Instituto de Telecomunicações (http://www.it.pt/person_detail_p.asp?id=1293) and a Professor at EST/IPS – Escola Superior de Tecnologia do Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal (http://www.estsetubal.ips.pt/) since 2016. In 2012 he was a visiting researcher at the Computational and NeuroEngineering Laboratory (CNEL) from the University of Florida. He is co-founder of PLUX – Wireless Biosignals (http://www.plux.info), established in 2007 as an in novative 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 (http://www.bitalino.com), 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 his work has been distinguished with several academic and technical awards such as the “Best Industrial and Enabling Technology” at the European Commission’s DG-CONNECT Innovation Radar Prize in 2017 with the project “BITalino”, the 1st place at the Ordem dos Engenheiros Young Engineer Innovation Award in 2015 with the project “BIT: Biosignal Igniter Toolkit”, the 1st place at the Venture Day Lisbon in 2013 with the project “Vitalidi: Your Heart (h)as a Key!”, the selection as a semi-finalist to the Engadget Expand NY Inset Coin competition in 2013, the Life Sciences Award in 2010 at a yearly venture competition co-promoted by the MIT, and the "Caixa Geral de Depósitos Award'' from 2003 to 2005 for recognized academic merit. ... More >>


Larry Constantine
Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute
Portugal


Brief Bio
Larry Constantine, ACM Fellow, Life Member of the Industrial Designers Society of America, is an Institute Fellow at Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute, Funchal, Portugal. An award-winning designer specializing in interaction design for complex systems and services, he is the developer of widely used techniques in interaction design and software engineering, including essential use cases, human activity modeling, and data flow diagrams. His research interests center on the role of models and modeling in systems and service design processes. His publications include over 200 papers an d articles and more than two dozen books, among them Software for Use, co-authored with Lucy Lockwood, winner of the Jolt Award. A former professor at the University of Madeira, he is a recipient of the Stevens Award for his pioneering contributions to design and development methods. Under his pen name, Lior Samson, he is the author of nine novels, including Bashert, a 2015 winner of the Hoffer Award, and most recently, The Millicent Factor (Gesher Press, 2016). ... More >>


Maria Jose Escalona
University of Seville
Spain
www.iwt2.org


Brief Bio
María José Escalona Cuaresma is a lecturer and researcher in the Department of Computer Languages and Systems at the University of Seville. She is the also the director of the Web Engineering and Early Testing research group. Her research interests include requirements engineering, web system development, model-driven engineering, early testing, and quality assurance. She also has managed important research and transference projects, both national and international. She received a PhD in computer science from the University of Seville. María José Escalona Cuaresma is a lecturer and researcher in the Department of Computer Languages and Systems at the University of Seville. She is the also the director of the Web Engineering and Early Testing research group. Her research interests include requirements engineering, web system development, model-driven engineering, early testing, and quality assurance. She also has managed important research and transference projects, both national and international. She received a PhD in computer science from the University of Seville.


Andres Jimenez Ramirez
University of Seville
Spain


Brief Bio
Andres Jimenez-Ramirez is lecturer and researcher at the University of Seville, Spain. In 2014, he obtained his Ph.D degree in Computer Science. His research focuses on intelligent techniques for business process management and flexible business processes, hereby combining different disciplines, amongst which constraint programming, imperative and declarative business process modeling, and planning and scheduling. His current research interests are related to decision support systems applied to flexible business processes. Andres has published his research at international journals and confe rences like Data and Knowledge Engineering, Information and Software Technology, Journal of Web Engineering or CAiSE. He is a member of the IWT2 Group at the University of Seville. ... More >>



PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Alessandra Agostini, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
David Ahlström, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria
Mehdi Ammi, University of Paris-Sud, France
Henning Boje Andersen, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Nikolaos Avouris, University of Patras, Greece
Ahmad Taher Azar, Benha University, Egypt
Paul M.A. Baker, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
Dana Balas-Timar, Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad, Romania
Frank Biocca, TE-Syracuse University, United States
Karen Blackmore, The University of Newcastle, Australia
Monica Bordegoni, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Yang Cai, Carnegie Mellon University, United States
Giovanni Carlomagno, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Luis A. Castro, Sonora Institute of Technology, Mexico
Bongsug Chae, Kansas State University, United States
Debashish Chakravarty, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India
Yang-Wai Chow, University of Wollongong, Australia
Lewis Chuang, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Germany
Cesar Collazos, Universidad del Cauca, Colombia
Nibaran Das, Jadavpur University, India
Lizette De Wet, University of the Free State, South Africa
Chelsea Dobbins, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom
Sanda Erdelez, University of Missouri, United States
Vania V. Estrela, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil
Jesus Favela, Cicese, Mexico
Peter Forbrig, University of Rostock, Germany
Carla Maria Dal Sasso Freitas, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Antonio Frisoli, ., Italy
Diego Gachet, European University of Madrid, Spain
Kiel Gilleade, , United States
Daniela Giordano, University of Catania, Italy
Toni Granollers, University of Lleida, Spain
Sonja Grgic, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Karin Harbusch, Universität Koblenz-Landau, Germany
Ciara Heavin, University College Cork, Ireland
Bruno Heberlin, EPFL, Switzerland
Pilar Herrero, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Spain
Beat Hirsbrunner, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Martin Hitz, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria
Sylwia Hyniewska, World Hearing Centre, Poland
Gerard Jounghyun Kim, Korea University, Korea, Republic of
Victor Kaptelinin, Umeå University, Sweden
Adi Katz, SCE - Shamoon College of Engineering, Israel
Simeon Keates, University of Greenwich, United Kingdom
Suzanne Kieffer, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Bernd Korn, German Aerospace Center, Germany
Harilaos Koumaras, NCSR Demokritos, Greece
Heidi Krömker, Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany
Tsvi Kuflik, The University of Haifa, Israel
Hannah Kum-Biocca, California State University, United States
Joohaeng Lee, Electronics and Telecommnucations Research Institute, Korea, Republic of
Gerhard Leitner, Alpen-Adria University, Austria
Youquan Liu, Chang'an University, China
Arminda Guerra Lopes, Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute - M-iti & Instituto Politecnico de Castelo Branco, Portugal
Daphne Lopez, VIT University, India
Andreas Luedtke, OFFIS, Germany
Anderson Maciel, Federal University of Rio Grande del Sul, Brazil
Lorenzo Magnani, University of Pavia, Italy
Juan Manuel Gonzalez Calleros, Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Mexico
Federico Manuri, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Frédéric Mérienne, Arts et Metiers, France
Daniel Mestre, Aix-Marseille University / CNRS, France
Max Mulder, TU Delft, Netherlands
Jaime Muñoz-Arteaga, Universidad de Aguascalientes, Mexico
Stephen Mutula, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Vo Ngoc Phu, Duy Tan University, Vietnam
Radoslaw Niewiadomski, University of Genoa, Italy
Michael O'Grady, University College Dublin, Ireland
Yoosoo Oh, Daegu University, Korea, Republic of
Tal Oron-Gilad, Ben Gurion University, Israel
Sheng-Lung Peng, National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan
Claudio Pinhanez, IBM Research, Brazil
Nitendra Rajput, IBM Research, New Delhi, India
Eurico Ribeiro Lopes, Escola Superior de Tecnologia (EST), Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco (IPCB), Portugal
Laura Anna Ripamonti, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Paul Rosenthal, , Germany
Cristian Rusu, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile
Cristian Rusu, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso - Chile, Chile
Pijush Samui, National Institute of Technology Patna, India
Andrea Sanna, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Ahmed Seffah, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
João Sequeira, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Rahul Singh, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, United States
Kirsten Smith, University of Southampton, United States
Changsoo Sohn, St. Cloud State University, United States
Maria Elizabeth Sucupira Furtado, University of Fortaleza, Brazil
Tania Tait, Maringá State University and FEITEP, Brazil
Zuhal Tanrikulu, Bogazici University, Turkey
Evert van Loenen, Philips Research & TU/e, Netherlands
Jean Vanderdonckt, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Spyros Vosinakis, University of the Aegean, Greece
Juan Wachs, Purdue University, United States
Guoyin Wang, Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
Marcus Winter, University of Brighton, United Kingdom
Gokmen Zararsiz, Erciyes University, Turkey
Philippe Zimmermann, University of Bern, Switzerland

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