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Program Co-Chairs

Andreas Holzinger
Medical University Graz

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 Comm ission (Lisbon Delegate 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. Homepage:; Current main lecture: ... More >>

Hugo Plácido da Silva
IT- Institute of Telecommunications

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. 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 (, 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, through 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 his work has been distinguished with several academic and technical awards such as 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.

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Daniel Afergan, Tufts University, United States
Alessandra Agostini, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
David Ahlström, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria
Mehdi Ammi, University of Paris-Sud, France
Henning Boje Andersen, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Nikolaos Avouris, University of Patras, Greece
Ahmad Taher Azar, Benha University, Egypt
Tamara Babaian, Bentley University, United States
Paul Baker, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
Mathias Bauer, KIANA Systems GmbH, Germany
Martin Baumann, Ulm University, Germany
Frank Biocca, TE-Syracuse University, United States
Karen Blackmore, The University of Newcastle, Australia
Luciana Bolan Frigo, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
Monica Bordegoni, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Yongcan Cao, University of Texas San Antonio, United States
Giovanni Carlomagno, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Luis A. Castro, Sonora Institute of Technology, Mexico
Bongsug Chae, Kansas State University, United States
Debashish Chakravarty, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India
Christine Chauvin, Université de Bretagne Sud, France
Ahyoung Choi, Gachon University, Korea, Republic of
Yang-Wai Chow, University of Wollongong, Australia
Lewis Chuang, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Germany
Cesar Collazos, Universidad del Cauca, Colombia
Robert D. Macredie, Brunel University London, United Kingdom
Pierre De Loor, Lab-STICC laboratory, France
Lucio Tommaso De Paolis, University of Salento, Italy
Lizette De Wet, University of the Free State, South Africa
Paramartha Dutta, Visva-Bharati University, India
Vania V. Estrela, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil
Ronak Etemadpour, Oklahoma State University, United States
Jesus Favela, Cicese, Mexico
Peter Forbrig, University of Rostock, Germany
Diego Gachet, European University of Madrid, Spain
Kiel Gilleade, , United States
Daniela Giordano, University of Catania, Italy
Tao Gong, Haskins Laboratories, Hong Kong
Abby Goodrum, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada
Toni Granollers, University of Lleida, Spain
Bin Guo, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
Karin Harbusch, Universität Koblenz-Landau, Germany
Bruno Heberlin, EPFL, Switzerland
Pilar Herrero, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Spain
Martin Hitz, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria
Sylwia Hyniewska, World Hearing Centre, Poland
Peter Johnson, University of Bath, United Kingdom
Victor Kaptelinin, Umeå University, Sweden
Roland Kaschek, CSB-System AG, Germany
Adi Katz, SCE - Shamoon College of Engineering, Israel
David Kaufman, Biomedical Informatics, United States
Simeon Keates, University of Greenwich, United Kingdom
Suzanne Kieffer, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Bernd Korn, German Aerospace Center, Germany
Yikun Liu, IUPUI, United States
Youquan Liu, Chang'an University, China
Arminda Lopes, University of Madeira, Portugal
Daphne Lopez, VIT University, India
Wendy Lucas, Bentley University, United States
Andreas Luedtke, OFFIS, Germany
Sharon Lynn Chu, Texas A&M University, United States
Juan Manuel Gonzalez Calleros, Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Mexico
Gerrit Meixner, Heilbronn University, Germany
Frédéric Mérienne, Arts et Métiers ParisTech, Le2i, CNRS, Institut Image, France
Daniel Mestre, Aix-Marseille University / CNRS, France
Jaime Muñoz-Arteaga, Universidad de Aguascalientes, Mexico
Keith Nesbitt, University of Newcastle, Australia
Radoslaw Niewiadomski, University of Genoa, Italy
Michael O'Grady, University College Dublin, Ireland
Yoosoo Oh, Daegu University, Korea, Republic of
Meltem Ozturan, Bogazici University, Turkey
Gianluca Paravati, Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy
Lyn Pemberton, University of Brighton, United Kingdom
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
Cristian Rusu, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso - Chile, Chile
Pijush Samui, National Institute of Technology Patna, India
Andrea Sanna, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Gerhard Schiefer, University of Bonn, Germany
Ahmed Seffah, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
João Sequeira, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Rahul Singh, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, United States
Hilda Tellioglu, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Evert van Loenen, Philips Research & TU/e, Netherlands
Jean Vanderdonckt, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Frédéric VANDERHAEGEN, University of Valenciennes, France
Spyros Vosinakis, University of the Aegean, Greece
Juan Wachs, Purdue University, United States
Sven Wachsmuth, Bielefeld University, Germany
Marcus Winter, University of Brighton, United Kingdom
Gokmen Zararsiz, Erciyes University, Turkey
Lixuan Zhang, Weber State University, United States
Philippe Zimmermann, University of Bern, Switzerland