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Program Co-Chairs


Martina Ziefle
RWTH-Aachen University
Germany


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, subs equently, 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 >>


Panagiotis D. Bamidis
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Greece
http://medphys.med.auth.gr/users/panagiotis-bamidis


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 (SmokeFreeBrain.org; www.meducator.net; www.longlastingmemories.eu, www.epblnet.eu, www.childrenhealth.eu) 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 (www.llmcare.gr), 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; http://www.aha-livinglabs.com/) which in 2016 became an adherent member of the European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL). 

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PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Mehdi Adda, Université du Québec à Rimouski, Canada
Amit Anil Nanavati, IBM Research, India
Kenji Araki, Hokkaido University, Japan, Japan
Carmelo Ardito, Università degli Studi di Bari, Italy
Juan-Manuel Belda-Lois, Instituto de Biomecánica de Valência, Spain
Helmi Ben Hmida, Fraunhofer IGD Computer Graphics, Germany
Ronald C. Merrell, Virginia Commonwealth University, United States
Eric Campo, LAAS CNRS, France
Malcolm Clarke, Brunel University, United Kingdom
Jacques Demongeot, Faculty of Medicine of Grenoble, France
Stefano Federici, University of Perugia, Italy
Ana Fred, Instituto de Telecomunicações / IST, Portugal
David Luigi Fuschi, BRIDGING Consulting Ltd., United Kingdom
Ennio Gambi, Università Politecnica Delle Marche, Italy
Javier Gomez, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
Jaakko Hakulinen, University of Tampere, Finland
Doan Hoang, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Roberto Hornero, University of Valladolid, Spain
Alina Huldtgren, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Yao Jen Chang, Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan
Takahiro Kawamura, Toshiba Corp., Japan
Peter Kokol, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Lenka Lhotska, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Hagen Malberg, TU Dresden, Germany
Maurice Mars, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Hamid Mcheick, University of Quebec at Chicoutimi, Canada
René Meier, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Iosif Mporas, University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Maurice Mulvenna, Ulster University, United Kingdom
Anthony F. Norcio, UMBC (University of Maryland Baltimore County), United States
Marko Perisa, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, Croatia
Marcelo Pimenta, UFRGS, Brazil
Zainab Pirani, MHSaboo Siddik College of Engineering, India
Marco Porta, Università degli Studi di Pavia, Italy
Amon Rapp, University of Torino, Italy
Philippe Roose, LIUPPA/IUT de Bayonne/UPPA, France
M. Saiful Huq, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM), Malaysia
Corina Sas, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Sreela Sasi, Gannon University, United States
Andreas Schrader, Universität zu Lübeck, Germany
Josep Silva, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Luca Spalazzi, Università Politecnica Delle Marche, Italy
Taro Sugihara, Okayama University, Japan
Reima Suomi, University of Turku, Finland
Babak Taati, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Canada
Wallace Ugulino, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Italy
Bert-Jan van Beijnum, University of Twente, Netherlands
Doug Vogel, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Gerhard Weber, Technical University of Dresden, Germany
Prasad Wimalaratne, University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka
George Xylomenos, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece

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