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Carsten Röcker
Ostfestfalen-Lippe UAS and Fraunhofer IOSB-INA

Brief Bio
Carsten Röcker is a senior researcher at the Human-Computer Interaction Center (HCIC) and a lecturer at the Communication Science Institute at RWTH Aachen University, Germany. His current research addresses technical as well as social aspects of human-computer interaction in intelligent environments. Previously, he was a senior researcher at the Human Technology Centre (HumTec), working in the research program “eHealth Enhancing Mobility with Aging”. Before joining RWTH Aachen University in 2008, he was a PostDoc at the Distributed Cognition and HCI Laboratory at the University of California in San Diego, USA. From 2000 to 2006 he worked as a research associate at the Fraunhofer Integrated Publication and Information Systems Institute (IPSI) in Darmstadt. During this time he was involved in two EU-funded projects designing novel information and communication technologies for intelligent home and office environments. Besides these appointments, he was a researc h fellow at Tokyo University, Japan (2010) and guest professor at the Medical University of Graz, Austria (2012). He has an interdisciplinary background with academic degrees in the areas computer science (PhD), psychology (PhD), electrical engineering (Master), and management (Master). ... More >>

Martina Ziefle
RWTH-Aachen University

Brief Bio
Martina Ziefle is professor for Communication Science at RWTH Aachen University and head of the eHealth Research group at the Human Technology Centre at RWTH Aachen University. Martina Ziefle studied psychology at the universities of Göttingen and Würzburg, Germany, where she finished her studies with honors. From the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, she received her Ph.D. in psychology summa cum laude. After her habilitation at RWTH, in which she examined reading processes in electronic media, Martina Ziefle took up positions as assistant professor at the University of Münster and, subsequently, at the RWTH Aachen. The research of Prof. Ziefle addresses the human factor in different technology types and using contexts. Technology acceptance decisively depends on the extent to which user diversity is considered and implemented in technological design. A special research focus is directed to the design of medical technologies. Here, the identification of users’ specific needs as well as affective barriers towards new technologies is essential in this sensitive field. In addition to teaching and directing research in HumTec, Prof. Ziefle leads various projects funded by industrial and public authorities, dealing with the interaction and communication of humans with technology. ... More >>

John O'Donoghue
Imperial College London
United Kingdom

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Mehdi Adda, Université du Québec à Rimouski, Canada
Carmelo Ardito, Università degli Studi di Bari, Italy
Narcis Avellana, Independent Researcher, Spain
Carlo A. Avizzano, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy
Christopher Baber, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Angel Barriga, IMSE-CNM-CSIC, Spain
Karsten Berns, Robotics Research Lab, Germany
Dario Bonino, Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy
Noel Carroll, NUI Galway, Ireland
Maria L. Damiani, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Louise Demers, University of Montreal, Canada
Jinjuan H. Feng, Towson University (Baltimore Hebrew University), United States
David L. Fuschi, BRIDGING Consulting Ltd., United Kingdom
Ennio Gambi, Università Politecnica Delle Marche, Italy
Todor Ganchev, Technical University of Varna, Bulgaria
Jaakko Hakulinen, Tampere University, Finland
Andreas Heinig, Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems, Germany
Alina Huldtgren, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
David Kaufman, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Takahiro Kawamura, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Japan
Peter Kokol, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Shin’ichi Konomi, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Andrej Kos, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Mikel Larrea, Universidad del País Vasco, Spain
Linda Little, Northumbria University, United Kingdom
Amy Loutfi, Örebro University, Sweden
Hagen Malberg, TU Dresden, Germany
Piero Malcovati, University of Pavia, Italy
Giuseppe Mangioni, Università degli Studi di Catania, Italy
Heimar F. Marin, Universidade Federal de São Paulo - Unifesp, Brazil
Cezary Mazurek, Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center, Poland
René Meier, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Hiroshi Mineno, Shizuoka University, Japan
Iosif Mporas, University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Amit A. Nanavati, IBM Research, India
Anthony F. Norcio, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, United States
Helen Pain, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Marcelo Pimenta, UFRGS, Brazil
Marco Porta, Università degli Studi di Pavia, Italy
Ulrich Reimer, Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Philippe Roose, LIUPPA/IUT de Bayonne/UPPA, France
Zafer Sahinoglu, Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, United States
Corina Sas, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Sreela Sasi, Gannon University, United States
Fabio A. Schreiber, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Jitae Shin, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea, Republic of
Josep Silva, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Kostas Stathis, Royal Holloway University of London, United Kingdom
Yin-Leng Theng, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Gerhard Weber, Technical University of Dresden, Germany
Nadir Weibel, University of California, United States
Robert Woitsch, Boc Asset Management, Austria
George Xylomenos, Department of Informatics, Athens University of Economics and Business, Athens, Greece

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