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Program Co-Chairs

Hugo Plácido Silva
IT- Instituto de Telecomunicações

Brief Bio
PhD in Electrical and Computers Engineering from the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) - University of Lisbon (UL), Hugo is a researcher at the IT - Instituto de Telecomunicações since 2004, and an Invited Auxiliary Professor at IST/UL since 2019. He is also an entrepreneur, having co-founded and contributing to the foundation of multiple innovative technology-based companies operating in the field of medical devices for healthcare and quality of life. 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 for rapid prototyping and development of biomedical application. His main interests include biosignal research, system engineering, signal processing, and machine learning, and in these topics Hugo has participated and actively contributed to 30+ 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. Hugo is an ACM Senior Member, an IEEE Senior Member, and a officer-elect of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Portugal Chapter. ... More >>

Jean Vanderdonckt
Université Catholique de Louvain

Brief Bio
Jean Vanderdonckt is a full professor at Louvain School of Management, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium, where he leads the Louvain Interaction Lab. His research interests include human-computer interaction (HCI), engineering interactive computing systems (EICS), intelligent user interfaces (IUI), usability engineering, and software engineering. He is Associate Editor of ACM Trans. on Interactive Intelligent Systems (TiiS), co-editor-in-chief of the Springer Series of Human-Computer Interaction and the Springer Briefs in Human-Computer Interaction. He is ACM Distinguished scientist and IFIP Fellow. ... More >>


Iyad Abu Doush, American University of Kuwait, Kuwait
Christopher Anand, Mcmaster University, Canada
Nizar Banu P. K., Christ University, India
John Brooke, Independent Researcher, United Kingdom
Eric Castelli, LIG Grenoble, France
Christine Chauvin, Université de Bretagne Sud, France
Cesar Collazos, Universidad del Cauca, Colombia
Arzu Coltekin, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, Switzerland
Lizette de Wet, University of the Free State, South Africa
Joerg Doerr, Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering, Germany
Vania Estrela, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil
Jesus Favela, Cicese, Mexico
Peter Forbrig, University of Rostock, Germany
Gheorghita Ghinea, Brunel University London, United Kingdom
Toni Granollers, University of Lleida, Spain
Martin Hitz, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria
M.-Carmen Juan, Instituto Ai2, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Adi Katz, SCE - Shamoon College of Engineering, Israel
Wen-Chieh Lin, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Federico Manuri, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Daniel Mestre, Aix-Marseille University / CNRS, France
Lia Morra, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Max North, Kennesaw State University, United States
Francisco Rebelo, LITI/LARSys and CIAUD, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Laura Ripamonti, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Carsten Röcker, Fraunhofer IOSB-INA, Germany
Andrea Sanna, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Markku Turunen, Tampere University, Finland
Frédéric Vanderhaegen, University of Valenciennes, France
Gualtiero Volpe, Università degli Studi di Genova, Italy
Marcus Winter, University of Brighton, United Kingdom
Floriano Zini, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy