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Program Committee

Program Co-Chairs


Paula Escudeiro
Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto
Portugal


Brief Bio
Paula Maria de Sá Oliveira Escudeiro, PhD in Computer Science/ System and Information Technology in Education/Multimedia Systems. She is a Professor at IPP-ISEP with a vast experience in project supervision and evaluation accumulated for the past 25 years. She is the Director of Research Group GILT - Games Interaction & Learning Technologies and coordinator of the Learning Technology research area. President of the Board of the Serious Games Association. Director and Founder of the Multimedia Laboratory of Computer Engineering Department. Subdirector of the Computer Engineering Department, Director of Institute of Information Systems for Technical Development, Vice-President of the Pedagogical Council, Member of the National Committee for European Projects and External Evaluator of European Projects. Director of the Center for Multimedia Products Development for the Administration National Institute. Member of the Subcommittee on Quality Assessment at the Institute of Engineering of Porto. Director of the Postgraduate Program of Information and Communication Technology. She has a vast experience as coordinator/member in more than 20 international projects. Author of the Patent, No. 20091000045179, 0198 Code, related process 104557 K (Software Model Quality). Author of the Mark No. 20151000046313 Code 059 (Virtual Sign). Author of the Patent No. 20151000065572, code related process 0198 (Bidirectional Translator Sign Language). Author of the quantitative evaluation model of software quality - QEF (Quantitative Evaluation Framework). She won some research awards, including the Inclusion and Digital Literacy Prize among others. Invited speaker at several international events and conferences on the field. Editor of TICAI - Education Technology, IEEE - Sociedad de Educación Chapters Spanish, Portuguese, y Brasileño and "EAI Transactions on Serious Games", among others. Conference chair at national and international conferences, Editor and member of the Scientific Committee of several national and international conferences. Author of over than 150 scientific articles on the field including several books. ... More >>


Gennaro Costagliola
Università di Salerno
Italy


Brief Bio
Gennaro Costagliola is a Full Professor of Computer Science at the University of Salerno, Italy. His past experiences include the direction of the e-learning services for the CRUI Campus One project and the direction of the Computer Science Studies at the University of Salerno. He has participated to several national funded projects and carried out scientific activities in many Program Committees of international Workshops and Symposia. He is currently a member of the Steering Committee of the IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing and an Associate Editor for the Journal of Visual Languages and Computation (Elsevier). He is the Director of the Web Technologies and e-Learning Lab. His research interests include the theory, implementation, and applications of visual languages, human-computer interaction, data management, web engineering and e-learning as documented in more than 170 published papers. He is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery since 1992 and IEEE Computer Society since 1991. He is currently a member of the Scientific and Technical Committee of the University of Salerno for the Quality Assurance. During his career he has taught and/or supported courses at the University of Pittsburgh, University of Maryland Tri-service Education Center and University of Salerno - Department of Computer Science. Since 1998 he uses web tools to support his teaching both in web enhanced and blended learning modalities. ... More >>


Susan Zvacek
University of Denver
United States


Brief Bio
Susan Zvacek is Associate Provost for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning at the University of Denver, where she oversees the Office of Teaching and Learning. She has worked in higher education as a faculty member, dissertation advisor, and administrator. Her publications are in the areas of distance education, instructional design, and faculty development and she is co-author of a distance education textbook (Teaching and Learning at a Distance, currently in its fifth edition) and Blackboard for Dummies. She was a Fulbright Senior Scholar in the Czech Republic and has also worked with the University of Porto (Portugal) to integrate higher order thinking skills into online and f2f engineering education. ... More >>


James Uhomoibhi
University of Ulster
United Kingdom


Brief Bio
James Uhomoibhi, a native born of Nigeria is an academic of strong international standing in Physics, Computing and Engineering. He has a first degree in Physics from Nigeria, a BPhil degree from Italy and moved to the UK where he completed his MSc in Optoelectronics and Optical Information Processing and a PhD in Laser Physics. Following his initial appointment as lecturer in Queen’s University Belfast he completed a PGCHET in Higher Education. Today he is at University of Ulster where he was Faculty e-learning coordinator (2004-2015) and now lectures in Engineering whilst researching in co mputer science and education. He is a visiting Professor of Physics, Computer Science and IT in two Nigerian Universities. He is also a visiting Professor of Science, Technology and Environmental Studies at the Open University in Tanzania. James is a Chartered Physicist and a member of the Institute of Physics; He is a Chartered IT Professional and a Fellow of BCS and also a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy. James Uhomoibhi is the African Laser Centre Representative in Europe and has served as Head of SEFI Task Force on European Cooperation with Africa. SEFI is the European Society for Engineering Education. He also sits on the Board of the International Network for Engineering Education and Research (iNEER). He is a member of Council of SEFI and of the BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT. James Uhomoibhi is a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee (DIC) and the International of the Institute of Physics (IoP). He is the founder and current Chair of the BCS e-Learning Specialist Group. In 2011 James Uhomoibhi was appointed a LEADS Scholar by the Nigerian National Universities Commission (NUC), charged with the responsibility of linking experts and academics in the Diaspora to the country. He is a recipient several academic and community awards including amongst others, the iNEER Global Achievement Award in Engineering Education (2011), Belfast Ambassadors Award (2012), BCS Long Service Award and the Distinguished Service Award of the Powerlist All Ireland African Leadership Excellence Award Programme, which he received in 2012. James Uhomoibhi very recently received the Sentinus Ambassador of the Year 2016 Award for outstanding works and contributions to STEM Education and Research Development and Implementation in Northern Ireland, UK. ... More >>



PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Dor Abrahamson, University of California, Berkeley, United States
Mehdi Adda, Université du Québec à Rimouski, Canada
Shirley Agostinho, University of Wollongong, Australia
Jan Aidemark, Linneus University, Sweden
Nelma Albuquerque, People-Inspired Technologies, Netherlands
Fernando Albuquerque Costa, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Efthimios Alepis, University of Piraeus, Greece
Eleftheria Alexandri, University of Patras, Greece
Zehra Altinay, Near East University, Cyprus
António Andrade, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Portugal
Luca Andrea Ludovico, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Galia Angelova, Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Francisco Arcega, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
Inmaculada Arnedillo-Sanchez, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Ivon Arroyo, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, United States
Juan Ignacio Asensio, University of Valladolid, Spain
Anders Avdic, Dalarna University, Sweden
Breno Fabrício Terra Azevedo, Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia Fluminense, Brazil
Adriano Baratè, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Jorge Barbosa, UNISINOS, Brazil
Patrícia Brandalise Scherer Bassani, Universidade Feevale, Brazil
Emad Bataineh, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates
Clemens Bechter, TBS, Thailand
Kay Berkling, Cooperative State University Baden Württemberg, Karlsruhe, Germany
Pavol Bistak, Slovak University of Technology, Slovak Republic
Marlies Bitter-Rijpkema, Open University, Netherlands
Lars Bollen, Universiteit Twente, Netherlands
Andreas Bollin, Klagenfurt University, Austria
Katrin Borcea-Pfitzmann, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
Elmar-Laurent Borgmann, Hochschule Koblenz, University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Ivana Bosnic, University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, Croatia
Federico Botella, Miguel Hernandez University of Elche, Spain
François Bouchet, Laboratoire d'Informatique de Paris 6, France
Ghizlane El Boussaidi, École de Technologie Supérieure, Canada
Tharrenos Bratitsis, University of Western Macedonia, Greece
Krysia Broda, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Dumitru Burdescu, University of Craiova, Romania
Egle Butkeviciene, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Santi Caballé, Open University of Catalonia, Spain
Manuel José Cabral Dos Santos Reis, University of Trás-os-montes e Alto Douro, Portugal
Pasquina Campanella, University of Bari "Aldo Moro", Italy
Chris Campbell, Griffith University, Australia
Martin Cápay, Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, Slovak Republic
Alberto Cardoso, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Thibault Carron, Pierre-and-Marie-Curie University, France
Vítor Carvalho, IPCA & Algoritmi Research Centre, Portugal
Manuel Castro Gil, National University for Distance Education, Spain
Isabel Chagas, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Ben Chang, National Central University, Taiwan
Amitava Chatterjee, Jadavpur University, India
Lilia Cheniti Belcadhi, University of Sousse, Tunisia
Jie Chi Yang, National Central University, Taiwan
Lukas Chrpa, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Alison Clark-Wilson, University College London, United Kingdom
Jo Coldwell-Neilson, Deakin University, Australia
Marc Conrad, University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Manuel Perez Cota, Universidade de Vigo, Spain
Caroline M. Crawford, University of Houston-Clear Lake, United States
John Philip Cuthell, Virtual Learning, United Kingdom
Thanasis Daradoumis, University of the Aegean / Open University of Catalonia, Greece
Sergiu Dascalu, University of Nevada, Reno, United States
Angélica de Antonio Jiménez, Universidad Politécnica de Madrd, Spain
Luis de la Fuente Valentín, Universidad Internacional de la Rioja, Spain
Claudia Deco, Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina
Giuliana Dettori, Istituto per le Tecnologie Didattiche (ITD-CNR), Italy
Tania Di Mascio, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Darina Dicheva, Winston-salem State University, United States
Yannis Dimitriadis, School of Telecommunications Engineering, University of Valladolid, Spain
Lars Dittmann, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Danail Dochev, Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Toby Dragon, Ithaca College, United States
Benedict du Boulay, University of Sussex, United Kingdom
Amalia Duch, UPC- Politechnical University of Catalonia, Spain
Ishbel Duncan, University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom
Richard E. Ferdig, Kent State University, United States
Martin Ebner, Technische Universität Graz, Austria
Joseph Ekstrom, Brigham Young University, United States
Paula Escudeiro, Instituto Superior De Engenharia Do Porto, Portugal
Ramon Fabregat Gesa, Universitat de Girona, Spain
Si Fan, University of Tasmania, Australia
Mingyu Feng, SRI International, United States
Rosa M. Fernandez-Alcala, University of Jaen, Spain
Davide Fossati, Emory University, United States
Rita Francese, Università degli Studi di Salerno, Italy
Gabriele Frankl, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria
Vittorio Fuccella, Università Di Salerno, Italy
Jesús G. Boticario, aDeNu Research Group, UNED, Spain
Judith Gal-Ezer, The Open University of Israel, Israel
Mikuláš Gangur, Faculty of Economics, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic
Francisco García Peñalvo, Salamanca University, Spain
Iván García-Magariño, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
Serge Garlatti, TELECOM Bretagne, France
Isabela Gasparini, UDESC, Brazil
Xun Ge, University of Oklahoma, United States
Sébastien George, Université du Maine, France
Biswadip Ghosh, Metropolitan State University of Denver, United States
David Gibson, Curtin University, Australia
Henrique Gil, Escola Superior de Educação do Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco, Portugal
Mercè Gisbert, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
Anabela Gomes, Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, Portugal
Maria João Gomes, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Nuno Pina Gonçalves, Superior School of Technology, Polithecnical Institute of Setúbal, Portugal
Ana González Marcos, Universidad de la Rioja, Spain
Anandha Gopalan, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Christian Guetl, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Nathalie Guin, Université Claude Bernard - Lyon 1, France
Francisco L Gutiérrez Vela, University of Granada, Spain
Roger Hadgraft, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Ibrahim A. Hameed, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Ålesund, Norway
Yasunari Harada, Waseda University, Japan
Roger Hartley, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Cecilia Haskins, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Olivier Heidmann, University of Thessaly, Greece
Oriel Herrera, Universidad Catolica de Temuco, Chile
Antonio Hervás Jorge, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
George Hloupis, Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Greece
Carmen Holotescu, University Ioan Slavici Timisoara, Romania
Janet Hughes, The Open University, United Kingdom
Kin-chuen Hui, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Dzintra Ilisko, Daugavpils University, Institute of Sustainable Education, Latvia
Tomayess Issa, Curtin University, Australia
Ivan Ivanov, SUNY Empire State College, United States
Malinka Ivanova, Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
Marc Jansen, University of Applied Sciences Ruhr West, Germany
Jose Janssen, Open Universiteit, Netherlands
Hannu-Matti Jarvinen, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Stéphanie Jean-Daubias, Université Claude Bernard - Lyon 1 / LIRIS, France
Jelena Jovanovic, Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Michail Kalogiannakis, University of Crete, Greece
Achilles Kameas, Hellenic Open University, Greece
Atis Kapenieks, Riga Technical University, Latvia
Bill Kapralos, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada
Charalampos Karagiannidis, University of Thessaly, Greece
Ilias Karasavvidis, University of Thessaly, Greece
Göran Karlsson, KTH Stockholm, Sweden
David Kaufman, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Jalal Kawash, University of Calgary, Canada
Samer Khasawneh, The College of Wooster, United States
Maria Kordaki, University of the Aegean, Greece
Adamantios Koumpis, University of Passau, Germany
Tom Krajnik, University of Lincoln, United Kingdom
Leandro Krug Wives, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Miroslav Kulich, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Manoj Kumar Saxena, Central University of Himachal Pradesh, India
Lam-for Kwok, City University of Hong Kong, China
Jean-Marc Labat, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France
H. Chad Lane, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, United States
Teresa Larkin, American University, United States
Rynson Lau, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Tobias Lauer, Offenburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
José Paulo Leal, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto, Portugal
Celina Leão, University of Minho, Portugal
Dominique Leclet, UPJV, France
Mark Lee, Charles Sturt University, Australia
Newton Lee, Newton Lee Laboratories LLC and Institute for Education Research and Scholarships, United States
Marie Lefevre, University Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France
Andrew Lian, Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand
Veronica Liesaputra, Unitec Institute of Technology, New Zealand
Cheng-Min Lin, Nan Kai University of Technology, Taiwan
Chiu Pin Lin, National Hsinchu University of Education, Taiwan
Andreas Lingnau, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
Martin Llamas-Nistal, University of Vigo, Spain
Heide Lukosch, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Laura M. Justice, Ohio State University, United States
Krystina Madej, Georgia Tech, United States
Veronika Makarova, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Maria Marcelino, UC, Portugal
Jacek Marciniak, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland
Ivana Marenzi, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany
José Couto Marques, FEUP, Portugal
Lindsay Marshall, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Scheila Martins, Pontificia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais - PUC Minas, Brazil
Bruce Maxim, University of Michigan-Dearborn, United States
Elvis Mazzoni, University of Bologna, Italy
António José Mendes, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Robert Meolic, University of Maribor, Slovenia
José Carlos Metrôlho, Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco, Portugal
Louise Mifsud, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, Norway
Bakhtiar Mikhak, Harvard University, United States
Peter Mikulecky, University of Hradec Kralove, Faculty of Informatics and Management, Czech Republic
Michihiko Minoh, Kyoto University, Japan
Riichiro Mizoguchi, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Gyöngyvér Molnár, University of Szeged, Hungary
António Moreira, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Leonel Morgado, Universidade Aberta, Portugal
Maria Morras, Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Barcelona, Spain
Jerzy Moscinski, Silesian University of Technology, Poland
Maria Moundridou, School of Pedagogical and Technological Education (ASPETE), Greece
Antao Moura, Federal Universisty of Campina Grande (UFCG), Brazil
Wolfgang Mueller, Weingarten University of Education, Germany
Jogesh K. Muppala, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Yuko Murakami, Tohoku University, Japan
Stavros N. Demetriadis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Antoanela Naaji, Vasile Goldis Western University, Romania
Hiroyuki Nagataki, Okayama University, Japan
Ryohei Nakatsu, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Minoru Nakayama, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Sotiris Nikolopoulos, Technological Educational Institute of Larissa, Greece
Kazunori Nozawa, Ritsumeikan University, Japan
Fátima L. S. Nunes, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Ebba Ossiannilsson, The Swedish Association for Distance Education (SADE), Sweden
Kuo-liang Ou, National TsingHua University, Taiwan
Yannis P. Psaromiligkos, Piraeus University of Applied Sciences, Greece
Alessandro Pagano, University of Bari, Italy
George Palaigeorgiou, University of Western Macedonia, Greece
José Palma, Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Setúbal, Portugal
Manuel Palomo Duarte, Universidad de Cádiz, Spain
Stamatis Papadakis, University of Crete, Greece
Pantelis Papadopoulos, Aarhus University, Denmark
George Papadourakis, School of Applied Technology, Greece
Iraklis Paraskakis, South East European Research Centre, Greece
Pramod Pathak, National College of Ireland, Ireland
Mário Paulo Teixeira Pinto, Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal
Paul Peachey, University of South Wales, United Kingdom
Emanuel Peres, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro/Inesc-Tec, Portugal
Isidoros Perikos, University of Patras, Greece
Donatella Persico, Consiglio Nazionale Ricerche (CNR)- Italian National Research Council, Italy
Antonio Ramón Bartolomé Pina, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
Niels Pinkwart, Humboldt University, Germany
Leonard A. Plugge, Cooperative SURF, Netherlands
Petra Poulová, University of Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
Alexandra Poulovassilis, Birkbeck College, University of London, United Kingdom
Tamara Powell, Kennesaw State University, United States
Francesca Pozzi, CNR - National Research Council of Italy, Italy
Augustin Prodan, Iuliu Hatieganu University, Romania
Ricardo Queirós, DI/ESEIG & CRACS, Portugal
Clark Quinn, Quinnovation, United States
Khalid Rabayah, Arab American University, Palestinian Territory, Occupied
Fernando Ramos, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Altina Ramos, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Liana Razmerita, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Eliseo Reategui, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Petrea Redmond, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Fernando Reinaldo Ribeiro, Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco, Portugal
Anna Riccioni, University of Bologna, Italy
Martin Rich, Cass Business School, United Kingdom
Chiara Rossitto, Stockholms University, Sweden
Rebecca Rutherfoord, Kennesaw State University, Georgia
Libuse Samkova, University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic
Demetrios Sampson, Curtin University, Australia
Demetrios Sampson, Curtin University, Australia
Albert Sangra, Open University of Catalonia, Spain
Juan M. Santos, University of Vigo, Spain
Georg J. Schneider, University of Applied Sciences Trier, Germany
Wolfgang Schreiner, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Ulrik Schroeder, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
João Sena Esteves, University of Minho, Portugal
Pei Hwa Siew, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia
Jane Sinclair, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Ole Smørdal, University of Oslo, Norway
Zacharoula Smyrnaiou, University of Athens, Greece
Filomena Soares, University of Minho, Portugal
Michael Sonntag, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Eliza Stefanova, Sofia University, Bulgaria
Claudia Steinberger, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
Craig Stewart, Indiana University, United States
Jun-Ming Su, National University of Tainan, Taiwan
Masanori Sugimoto, Hokkaido University, Japan
Jarkko Suhonen, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
Tamara Sumner, University of Colorado Boulder, United States
Katsuaki Suzuki, Kumamoto University, Japan
Bénédicte Talon, ULCO, Université Lille Nord de France, France
Qing Tan, Athabasca University, Canada
Brendan Tangney, Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin, Ireland
Luca Tateo, Aalborg University, Denmark
Marco Temperini, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Uwe Terton, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia
A Min Tjoa, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Stephan Trahasch, University of Applied Sciences Offenburg, Germany
Maria Uther, University of Winchester, United Kingdom
Mario Vacca, Italian Ministry of Education, Italy
Leo van Moergestel, HU Utrecht University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
Ioannis Vardiambasis, Technological Educational Institute (TEI) of Crete, Greece
Kostas Vassilakis, TEI of Crete, Greece
Norman Vaughan, Mount Royal University, Canada
Carlos Vaz de Carvalho, ISEP, Portugal
Andreas Veglis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Ioanna Vekiri, Independent Researcher, Greece
J. Ángel Velázquez-Iturbide, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Giuliano Vivanet, University of Cagliari, Italy
Harald Vranken, Open Universiteit, Netherlands
Pieter de Vries, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Erin Walker, Arizona State University, United States
Xinli Wang, Michigan Technological University, United States
Alf Inge Wang, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Christopher Wells, McGraw-Hill Education, United States
Martin Wessner, Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Amel Yessad, Laboratoir d'Informatique de Paris 6, France
Katarina Zakova, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Diego Zapata-Rivera, Educational Testing Service, United States
Mark Zarb, Robert Gordon University, United Kingdom
Thomas Zarouchas, Computer Technology Institute and Press Diophantus, Greece
Iveta Zolotova, Technical University in Kosice, Faculty o Electrotechnics and Informatics, Slovak Republic
Javier García Zubía, Universidad de Deusto, Spain

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