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Carsten Röcker
Ostfestfalen-Lippe UAS and Fraunhofer IOSB-INA

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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 >>

John O'Donoghue
Imperial College London
United Kingdom

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Martina Ziefle
Human Computer Interaction Center, RWTH-Aachen University

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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 >>


Mehdi Adda, Mathematics, Computer science and engineering, Université du Québec à Rimouski, Canada
Kenji Araki, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Hokkaido University, Japan
Carmelo Ardito, Computer Science Dept., Università degli Studi di Bari, Italy
Angel Barriga, IMSE-CNM-CSIC, Spain
Helmi Ben Hmida, Fraunhofer IGD Computer Graphics, Germany
Dario Bonino, Research & Development, Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy
Noel Carroll, Lero Software Research Centre, NUI Galway, Ireland
Yao J. Chang, Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Malcolm Clarke, Ondokuz Mayis University, United Kingdom
Ana Correia de Barros, Independent Researcher, Portugal
Stuart Cunningham, Computing, Mathematics and Digital Technology, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
Choukri Djellali, MATH COMPUTER SCIENCE, University of Quebec at Rimouski, Canada
Georg Duftschmid, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Stefano Federici, Deprtment of Human and Education Science, University of Perugia, Italy
Deborah I. Fels, ITM, Ryerson University, Canada
David L. Fuschi, BRIDGING Consulting Ltd., United Kingdom
Alastar Gale, Applied Vision Research Centre, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Ennio Gambi, Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione, Università Politecnica Delle Marche, Italy
Todor Ganchev, Department of Computing and Automation, Technical University of Varna, Bulgaria
Aura Ganz, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Massachusetts, United States
Mark Gaynor, Saint Louis University College for Public Health and Social Justice, United States
Javier Gomez, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
Amir Hajjam El Hassani, Informatique, Imagery, France
Jaakko Hakulinen, Faculty of Information Technology and Communication, Tampere University, Finland
Andreas Heinig, Wireless Microsystems, Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems, Germany
Alina Huldtgren, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Takahiro Kawamura, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Japan
Jeongeun Kim, College of Nursing, Seoul National University, Korea, Republic of
Peter Kokol, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Shin’ichi Konomi, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Mikel Larrea, Computer Architecture and Technology, Universidad del País Vasco, Spain
Natasha Layton, Department of Health Professions , Swinburne University, Australia
Der-Ming Liou, Independent Researcher, Taiwan, Republic of China
Jin Luo, Biomedical Sciences, University of west London, United Kingdom
Heikki Lyytinen, Psychology, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Hagen Malberg, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, TU Dresden, Germany
Piero Malcovati, Dept. of Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering, University of Pavia, Italy
Cezary Mazurek, Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center, Poland
Elvis Mazzoni, Psychology, University of Bologna, Italy
Kathleen F. McCoy, Computer and Information Sciences, University of Delaware, United States
René Meier, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Christian Micheloni, Dept. Computer Science, University of Udine, Italy
Hiroshi Mineno, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Shizuoka University, Japan
Maurice Mulvenna, School of Computing, University Of Ulster, United Kingdom
Amit A. Nanavati, IBM Research, India
Anthony F. Norcio, Information Systems, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, United States
Marko Perisa, Department of Information and Communication Traffic, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, Croatia
Marcelo Pimenta, Institute of Informatics, UFRGS, Brazil
Zainab Pirani, Independent Researcher, India
Marco Porta, Ingegneria Industriale e dell'Informazione, Università degli Studi di Pavia, Italy
Amon Rapp, University of Torino, Italy
Ulrich Reimer, Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Philippe Roose, Computer science, LIUPPA/IUT de Bayonne/UPPA, France
Sreela Sasi, Computer and Information Science, Gannon University, United States
Andreas Schrader, Institute of Telematics, Universität zu Lübeck, Germany
Jitae Shin, School of Electronic and Electrical Eng., Sungkyunkwan University, Korea, Republic of
Josep Silva, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Jeffrey Soar, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Taro Sugihara, School of Environment and Society, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Babak Taati, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Canada
Yin-Leng Theng, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Carolyn Turvey, Psychiatry, University of Iowa, United States
Bert-Jan van Beijnum, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Twente, Netherlands
Elena Villalba, Technical University of Madrid, Spain
Miroslav Vrankic, Professor of Electrical Engineering University of Rijeka, Croatia
Hsueh-Cheng '. Wang, Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, Taiwan, Republic of China
George Xylomenos, Informatics, Department of Informatics, Athens University of Economics and Business, Athens, Greece

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