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Previous Invited Speakers

The researchers below were distinguished invited speakers at previous ICT4AWE conferences.
We are indebted to them for their contribution to heighten the conference level.

2024 | 2023 | 2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015


Personalising and Scaling Mental Health Care and Mental Health Research by Digital Means    
Harald Baumeister, Independent Researcher, Germany

How to Make User Interfaces More Accessible and Easier to Use for People Who Are Different from Us — Breaking the Spell of the Curse of Knowledge    
Harold Thimbleby, Swansea University, United Kingdom

Barrier and Opportunities to Develop Personalized Services to Foster Active Aging: Lesson Learned from Italian Pilots  
Laura Fiorini, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy


Differential Physiological and Pathological Aspects of the Elderly, to Be Taken Into Account in Health Surveillance and Care    
Alejandro Rodríguez-Molinero, Consorci Sanitari de l'Alt Penedès i Garraf, Spain

Trust in Chatbots: Implications for the Inclusive Design for the Elderly Users    
Effie Lai-Chong Law, Computer Science, Durham University, United Kingdom

Digital Health and the Third Age: Avoiding New Gen Inequalities  
Claudia Pagliari, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom


Senior Citizens’ Use of Digital Health Services Prior to and During the Covid-19 Pandemic
Sabine Koch, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Leveraging Existing Technologies and Functionality for Active Ageing   
Arlene J. Astell, University of Toronto, Canada

Digital Health Equity for Older People    
Ray Jones, University of Plymouth, United Kingdom

Emotionally Sensitive Assistive Technology for Ageing    
Jesse Hoey, University of Waterloo, Canada


Designing Interventions to Support Ageing Well through Telerehabilitation  
Eling D. de Bruin, ETH Zürich, Switzerland and Karolinska Institute, Sweden

Aging, eHealth, and COVID-19    
Bo Xie, The University of Texas at Austin, United States

Technology and Aging: Supporting our Current and Future Selves  
Alex Mihailidis, University of Toronto, Canada

Robotics to Characterize, Retrain, and Restore Human Movements  
Sunil Agrawal, Columbia University, United States


Designing for Digital Wellbeing    
Raian Ali, College of Science and Engineering, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar

Digital Phenotyping and Machine Learning in the Next Generation of Digital Health Technologies: Utilising Event Logging, Ecological Momentary Assessment & Machine Learning    
Maurice Mulvenna, School of Computing, University Of Ulster, United Kingdom

The Transforming Power of Digitalization  
Jan Gulliksen, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden


Technology and Healthcare Transformation: Separate Hype from Reality  
Nick Guldemond, Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management, Netherlands

Reflections on Older People in Relation to ICT-AI  
Liz Mestheneos, 50+Hellas and Past-President Age Platform, Greece

Technology to Support Active Aging: Where We Are and Where to Go To  
Miriam Vollenbroek-Hutten, University of Twente, Netherlands


Digital Public Health: From Online Evidence to Serious Games and Big Data   
Patty Kostkova, University College London, United Kingdom

The Increasing Role of IoT and Location to Increase Safety and Autonomy of Seniors    
Giuseppe Conti, Nively, Italy


The Internet of Aged People Doing Things Daily    
Panagiotis D. Bamidis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece & Leeds Institute of Medical Education, University of Leeds, United Kingdom

The Grey Digital Divide  
Reima Suomi, Department of Management and Entrepreneurship, University of Turku, Finland


Senior Homo Digitalis    
Hubert Österle, Institute of Information Management (IWI), University of St. Gallen, Switzerland

Today and Tomorrow - Can ICT Assist Learning and Living?     
Margaret Ross, Media Art and technology, Southampton Solent University, United Kingdom


Developing User-centric AAL Systems    
Juan C. Augusto, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science and Technology, Middlesex University, United Kingdom

Cloud Computing and Big Data Can Improve the Quality of Our Life  
Victor Chang, Department of Operations and Information Management, Aston Business School, Aston University, United Kingdom

Auditory Displays for Ambient Intelligence – Perspectives for Smart Environments
Thomas Hermann, CITEC - Center of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology, Bielefeld University, Germany

Community Assessment of Risk Screening and Treatment Strategies (CARTS) - An Update    
William Molloy, Centre for Gerontology and Rehabilitation, School of Medicine, UCC, Ireland

PAN-European Research on Technology and Ageing: The Active and Assisted Living (AAL) Programme
Marco Carulli, Independent Researcher, Belgium