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Panagiotis D. Bamidis
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece & Leeds Institute of Medical Education, University of Leeds
United Kingdom

Brief Bio
Panagiotis Bamidis is currently Assoc. Prof. in the Lab of Medical Physics, Medical School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He has founded and has been leading four research groups, namely, in Medical Education Informatics, in Assistive Technologies and Silver Science, in Applied and Affective Neuroscience, and in Health Services Research. In the last 7 years, he has been the co-ordinator of five large European projects (;;,, as well as the principal investigator for a number of national and international funded projects. His publication record consists of more than 90 international refereed journal papers, and over 330 international peer reviewed conference papers, as well as several book chapters / edited conference proceedings volumes and over some 1200 citations (h-index>20). In addition, he has been acting as a referee in more than 30 journals, and as Guest Editor in some 25 journal special issues. He is a member of the Editorial Board in 5 journals and Associate Editor in the prestigious series of JMIR journals. He is the President of the Hellenic Biomedical Technology Society (ELEBIT), a member of the Administration Boards of the Greek Federation of Alzheimer’s Associations and Related Disorders, the Greek AeroSpace & Space Medicine Research Association, a member of the Life Sciences Division of the International Academy of Astronautics and past member of the Innovation Zone of Thessaloniki, Greece. He is/has been the Chairman/Organiser of nine international conferences (iSHIMR2001, iSHIMR2005, MEDICON2010, GASMA2010, SAN2011, MEI2012, ???2015, SAN2016, CBMS2017) and several national Biomedical Technology conferences. He is the Conference Producer of the Medical Education Informatics Conference and associated Spring/Summer School Series in Internet Sharing Technologies and Open Data. He is a visiting scientist at Karolinska Institute, Sweden. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Open Knowledge Foundation and a founding member of Chapter Greece. In 2009, he was awarded the Prize of the AUTH Research Committee for the Best Track Record in funded research projects among AUTH young academic staff. In 2015, he was awarded the title of the Honorary Professor of Karaganda State Medical University, Kazakhstan, as well as the Pospelov Medal for his contributions to Medical Education development by the same University. His research interests are within technology enhanced learning in Medical Education (web2.0, semantic web and open linked data, serious games, virtual patients, PBL and scenario based learning, learning analytics), Affective and Applied Neuroscience, Affective and Physiological Computing, multimodal interaction and HCI, Health Information Management, Bio-medical Informatics with emphasis on neurophysiological sensing, signal analysis, and imaging of human emotions. He is also actively researching Assistive Technologies for Active and Healthy Ageing, as well as, special education/developmental disorders, and silvergaming/exergaming/silver-science and the associated use of semantic technologies and IoT. Since 2012 he has established LLM Care ecosystem (, the business exploitation of the LLM project, which is a candidate reference site of the EIP-on-AHA. In 2013 he established the Active and Healthy Ageing Living Lab in Thessaloniki (ThessAHALL; which in 2016 became an adherent member of the European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL).  ... 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 >>


Bessam Abdulrazak, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada
Mehdi Adda, Université du Québec à Rimouski, Canada
Emmanuel Andres, , France
Nina M. Antoniotti, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, United States
Kenji Araki, Hokkaido University, Japan
Carmelo Ardito, Università degli Studi di Bari, Italy
Theodoros N. Arvanitis, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Christopher Baber, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Giacinto Barresi, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy
Angel Barriga, IMSE-CNM-CSIC, Spain
Rashid L. Bashshur, Michigan Medicine, United States
Juan-Manuel Belda-Lois, Instituto de Biomecánica de Valência, Spain
Helmi Ben Hmida, Fraunhofer IGD Computer Graphics, Germany
Karsten Berns, Robotics Research Lab, Germany
Laurent Billonnet, Xlim Institute - University of Limoges, France
Dario Bonino, Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy
Philipp Brauner, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Jane Bringolf, Centre for Universal Design Australia Ltd, Australia
Eric Campo, LAAS CNRS, France
Noel Carroll, NUI Galway, Ireland
Yao J. Chang, Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Hakima Chaouchi, Institute TELECOM SudParis, France
Mario Ciampi, National Research Council of Italy, Italy
Malcolm Clarke, Ondokuz Mayis University, United Kingdom
Ana Correia de Barros, , Portugal
Jacques Demongeot, , France
Barbara Dickey, Harvard University, United States
Choukri Djellali, University of Quebec at Rimouski, Canada
Georg Duftschmid, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Amir H. El Hassani, Nanomedicine Lab, Imagery & Therapeutics, France
Ammar Elhassan, Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University PMU, Saudi Arabia
Stefano Federici, University of Perugia, Italy
Daniel Fitton, University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom
Ana Fred, Instituto de Telecomunicações and University of Lisbon, Portugal
David L. Fuschi, BRIDGING Consulting Ltd., United Kingdom
Alastar Gale, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Ennio Gambi, Università Politecnica Delle Marche, Italy
Wojciech Glinkowski, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland
Javier Gomez, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
Florian Grond, McGill University, Canada
Jaakko Hakulinen, Tampere University, Finland
H.J. Hermens, Roessingh Research and Development, Netherlands
Shivayogi V. Hiremath, Temple University, United States
Doan Hoang, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Roberto Hornero, University of Valladolid, Spain
Alina Huldtgren, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
M. S. Huq, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM), Malaysia
Eila Järvenpää, Aalto University, Finland
Petr Ježek, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic
Takahiro Kawamura, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Japan
Jennifer Kent-Walsh, University of Central Florida, United States
Peter Kokol, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Evdokimos Konstantinidis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Medical School, Lab of Medical Physics, Greece
Stathis Konstantinidis, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Andrej Kos, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Lenka Lhotska, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Christine Lisetti, Florida International University, United States
Ahmad Lotfi, Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom
Amy Loutfi, Örebro University, Sweden
Jin Luo, University of west London, United Kingdom
Hagen Malberg, TU Dresden, Germany
Andrea Mangiatordi, University of Milano Bicocca, Italy
Giuseppe Mangioni, Università degli Studi di Catania, Italy
Heimar F. Marin, Universidade Federal de São Paulo - Unifesp, Brazil
Maurice Mars, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Sinziana Mazilu, Wearable Computing Laboratory ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Cezary Mazurek, Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center, Poland
Elvis Mazzoni, University of Bologna, Italy
Hamid McHeick, University of Quebec at Chicoutimi, Canada
René Meier, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Ronald C. Merrell, Virginia Commonwealth University, United States
Ronald Merrell, Virginia Commonwealth Universtiy, United States
Christian Micheloni, University of Udine, Italy
Iosif Mporas, University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Maurice Mulvenna, Ulster University, United Kingdom
Iain Murray, Curtin University, Australia
Amit A. Nanavati, IBM Research, India
Anthony F. Norcio, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, United States
Charles Owen, Michigan State University, United States
Helen Pain, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Marko Perisa, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, Croatia
Marcelo Pimenta, UFRGS, Brazil
Zainab Pirani, , India
Marco Porta, Università degli Studi di Pavia, Italy
Sathiyaprakash Ramdoss, New Mexico State University, United States
Amon Rapp, University of Torino, Italy
Ulrich Reimer, Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Angela Riccio, IRCCS Fondazione Santa Lucia, Italy
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
Andreas Schrader, Universität zu Lübeck, Germany
Jitae Shin, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea, Republic of
Oh-Soon Shin, Soongsil University, Korea, Republic of
Josep Silva, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Åsa Smedberg, Stockholm University, Sweden
Nathalie Souf, Université Paul Sabatier, France
Luca Spalazzi, Università Politecnica Delle Marche, Italy
Ton A. Spil, University of Twente, Netherlands
Susanna Spinsante, Università Politecnica Delle Marche, Italy
Taro Sugihara, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Reima Suomi, University of Turku, Finland
Eva Szekely, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Babak Taati, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Canada
Andrew Targowski, Western Michigan University, United States
Wade Trappe, Rutgers University, WINLAB, United States
Carolyn Turvey, University of Iowa, United States
Wallace Ugulino, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Italy
Bert-Jan van Beijnum, University of Twente, Netherlands
Andrea Vitaletti, Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Italy
Doug Vogel, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Miroslav Vrankic, Professor of Electrical Engineering University of Rijeka, Croatia
Prasad Wimalaratne, University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka
Robert Woitsch, Boc Asset Management, Austria
Meng E. Wong, Education National Institute of Singapore, Singapore
George Xylomenos, Department of Informatics, Athens University of Economics and Business, Athens, Greece
Evi Zouganeli, OsloMet - Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway

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