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Event Chairs

Conference Chair


Markus Helfert
Maynooth University
Ireland


Brief Bio
Markus Helfert is a Professor at Maynooth University, Innovation Value Institute (Ireland) and the Director of the Business Informatics Group at Maynooth University. He is a Principle Investigator at Lero – The Irish Software Research Centre and at the Adapt Research Centre. His research is centred on Digital Service Innovation, Smart Cities and IoT based Smart Environments and includes research areas such as Service Innovation, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Smart Services, Building Information Management, FinTech, Data Value, Enterprise Architecture, Technology Adoption, Analytics, Business Process Managem ent. Prof. Helfert is an expert in Data Governance Standards and is involved in European Standardisation initiatives. He advises small and medium sized Enterprise in relation to Innovation and IT Management. Markus Helfert has authored more than 200+ academic articles, journal and book contributions and has presented his work at international conferences. Helfert has received national and international grants from agencies such as European Union (FP7; H2020), Science Foundation Ireland and Enterprise Ireland, was project coordinator on EU projects, and is the Project coordinator of the H2020 Projects: PERFORM on Digital Retail. ... More >>

 

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, Hugo is a researcher at the IT - Instituto de Telecomunicações since 2004 and a Professor at EST/IPS – Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal since 2016. He is co-founder of PLUX – Wireless Biosignals (http://www.plux.info), established in 2007 as an innovative 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, thro ugh BITalino, 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 in these topics Hugo has participated and actively contributed to 20+ 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. ... 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 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 >>


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.


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 >>

 

Local Co-Chairs


Alejandro Carrasco Muñoz
University of Seville
Spain


Brief Bio
A. Carrasco received his Computer Engineering degree in 1998 and his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering in 2003 from the University of Seville (Spain). Since 1997, he has worked for several companies in the area of software engineering and computer networks, has founded a new tecnology-based company (NTBF) and he has actively participated and directed several R&D projects. Currently Dr. Carrasco is a Lecturer and Researcher at the Department of Electronic Technology at the University of Seville, and his research activities are focused on process and data mining in computer networks, distributed services and cybersecur ity. ... More >>


María Isabel Hartillo
University of Seville
Spain


Brief Bio
Maria Isabel Hartillo obtained her Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Sevilla. Since 2008 she is a reader at the Department of Applied Mathematics, in the University of Sevilla. Previously she was also reader at the Department of Applied Mathematics in the University of Cádiz, from 1998 until 2008. She was a visitor researcher at the MSRI in Berkeley. Actually her research interests are focus on Operational Research using Computer Algebra, mainly the exact solutions of single objective non-linear integer programming problems, and also the computation of the Pareto set for multi objective linear integer programming problems. ... More >>

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