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Program Co-Chairs

Hugo Plácido da Silva
IT- Institute of Telecommunications

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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

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Alessandra Agostini, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
David Ahlström, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria
Mehdi Ammi, University of Paris-Sud, France
Ahmad Taher Azar, Benha University, Egypt
Paul 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
Giovanni Carlomagno, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Luis A. Castro, Sonora Institute of Technology, Mexico
Bongsug Chae, Kansas State University, United States
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
Diego Gachet, European University of Madrid, Spain
Kiel Gilleade, , United States
Toni Granollers, University of Lleida, Spain
Sonja Grgic, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Karin Harbusch, Universität Koblenz-Landau, Germany
Ciara Heavin, University College Cork, Ireland
Pilar Herrero, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Spain
Beat Hirsbrunner, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Sylwia Hyniewska, World Hearing Centre, Poland
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
Tsvi Kuflik, The University of Haifa, Israel
Joohaeng Lee, Electronics and Telecommnucations Research Institute, Korea, Republic of
Youquan Liu, Chang'an University, China
Arminda Lopes, University of Madeira, 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
Frédéric Mérienne, Arts et Metiers, France
Daniel Mestre, Aix-Marseille University / CNRS, France
Max Mulder, TU Delft, Netherlands
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, University of Rostock, Germany
Cristian Rusu, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso - Chile, Chile
Pijush Samui, National Institute of Technology Patna, India
Andrea Sanna, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
João Sequeira, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Changsoo Sohn, St. Cloud State University, United States
Maria Elizabeth Sucupira Furtado, University of Fortaleza, Brazil
Evert van Loenen, Philips Research & TU/e, Netherlands
Jean Vanderdonckt, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Spyros Vosinakis, University of the Aegean, Greece
Guoyin Wang, Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
Marcus Winter, University of Brighton, United Kingdom
Gokmen Zararsiz, Erciyes University, Turkey

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