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Previous Invited Speakers

The researchers below were distinguished invited speakers at previous CHIRA conferences.
We are indebted to them for their contribution to heighten the conference level.

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Designing Transformative Experiences: Exploring the Potential of Virtual Technologies for Personal Change    
Andrea Gaggioli, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy

Creating Human-Computer Partnerships  
Wendy E. Mackay, LISN, Inria, Paris-Saclay, and the Université Paris-Saclay, France

Aesthetically Resonant Multimodal Interactive Systems  
Antonio Camurri, DIBRIS, Università degli Studi di Genova, Italy


Transforming the Future of Work through Human-centred Design    
Abigail Sellen, Microsoft Research Cambridge, United Kingdom

Truth in an Age of Information    
Alan Dix, Swansea University, United Kingdom

Contextual Design: Origins, Ethics, and Diverse Voices
Karen Holtzblatt, InContext Design, United States


Interactive Human Centered Artificial Intelligence: A Definition and Research Challenges  
Albrecht Schmidt, Computer Science, Ludwig-Maximilians Universutät München (LMU), Germany

Cognitive Augmentation  
Pattie Maes, MIT, United States

Alignment in Augmented Reality: Beyond Sight  
Anton Nijholt, Faculty EEMCS, University of Twente, Netherlands


Wearable Computing Systems based on Body Sensor Networks: State-of-the-art and Future Research Challenges    
Giancarlo Fortino, DEIS, University of Calabria, Italy

Information, Understanding and Trust: Explorations in Computation and Interaction    
Ann Blandford, UCLIC, University College London, United Kingdom

The New Zeitgeist: Human-AI  
Yvonne Rogers, UCLIC, University College London, United Kingdom

Using Everyday Routines for Understanding Health Behaviors  
Anind K. Dey, HCII, University of Washington, United States


Designing with the Body: Somaesthetic Interaction Design  
Kristina Höök, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

From Behavior to Interaction through Modeling  
Pietro Cipresso, Department of Psychology, University of Turin, Italy

Magic Happens Here Continued: The Naked Truth about Models, Methods and Myths in UI Design  
Helmut Windl, Panasonic Automotive Systems Europe GmbH, Germany


The Digital Accessibility from the User Point of View    
Julio Abascal, Computer Architecture and Technology, University of the Basque Country/Euskal Herriko Uniberstitatea, Spain

The Future of Human-Computer Interaction: From HCI to Citizen-Environment Interaction (CEI) in Cooperative Cities and Societies
Norbert Streitz, Founder and Scientific Director, Smart Future Initiative, Germany

The Ordinal Nature of Psychophysiology  
Georgios N. Yannakakis, University of Malta, Malta

The Role of Physiological Data in Neurorehabilitation    
Eduardo Rocon, Independent Researcher, Spain


Magic Happen Here: Models, Methods and Myths in Design    
Larry Constantine, M-ITI, United States

Who is the 4 for? The politics of HCI4D, ICT4D, and M4D  
Chris Csíkszentmihályi, M-ITI, Portugal

Cultural Heritage in the Cloud – How the Internet can Support the Survival and Growth of a Culture    
Gerrit van der Veer, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VUA), Netherlands

Designing for Situation Awareness – the World behind the Glass    
Max Mulder, Control and Operations, TU Delft, Netherlands