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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 and articles and more th an 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 >>


Andreas Holzinger
Medical University of Graz
Austria


Brief Bio
Andreas Holzinger is head of the Research Unit Human–Computer Interaction, Institute of Medical Informatics, Statistics and Documentation, Medical University Graz, Associate Professor of Applied Informatics at the Faculty of Computer Science, Institute of Informationsystems and Computer Media and Lecturer at the Faculty of Electrical and Information Engineering, Institute of Genomics and Bioinformatics at Graz University of Technology. He serves as consultant for the Canadian, Swiss, French and Dutch Government, for the German Excellence Initiative and as national expert in the European Commission (Lisbon Delegat e 2000). Andreas, born 1963, started as an apprentice in Information Technology in 1978; while working as an industrial engineer, he resumed a parallel second-chance education, finished his PhD in Cognitive Science in 1997 and completed his second doctorate (Habilitation) in Computer Science in 2003. Since 1999 participation in leading positions in 30+ R&D multi-national projects, budget 3+ MEUR;300+ publications, 3600+ citations; Andreas was Visiting Professor in Berlin, Innsbruck, Vienna, London, and Aachen. He is passionate on bringing together Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD), with the goal of supporting human intelligence with machine intelligence – to discover new, previously unknown insights into complex biomedical data. ... More >>


Markus Helfert
Dublin City University
Ireland


Brief Bio
Markus Helfert is Director of the Business Informatics Group at Dublin City University, and a Senior Lecturer in Information Systems at the School of Computing, Dublin City University (Ireland). He is senior academic at Lero - The Irish Software Research Centre. He is a research affiliate at The Open Government Institute at Zeppelin University in Germany. His research interests include Information Management, Innovation, Cloud Computing, Service Science, Enterprise Architecture and Open Data and Smart Cities.

 

Program Co-Chairs


Hugo Plácido 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 innovative technology-ba sed 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 >>


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 conferences like Data and K nowledge 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 >>

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