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Conference Co-Chairs

Hugo Plácido Silva
IT- Institute of Telecommunications

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Pierre Chauvet
Université Catholique de l'Ouest, Angers

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Pierre Chauvet is a full Professor at the Institute of Applied Mathematics (Université Catholique de l'Ouest, Angers, France). He is a member of the LARIS laboratory at Université d'Angers in the ISISV (Information, Signal, Image et Sciences du Vivant) group. He holds a Ph.D. (1993) in Automatics from Université d'Angers (France) and an HdR (2001) in Computer Science from Université Paris 8 (France). His current research interests include artificial neural networks, simulation and biomedical applications. He developed simulation tools in the field of neuroscience (from the glumatergic synapse to neuronal layers) and on the coupling of micro and macro-vascular systems, and tools for decision aids in neuropediatrics. ... More >>


Program Co-Chairs

Andreas Holzinger
Medical University Graz

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Andreas Holzinger is head of the Research Unit Human–Computer Interaction, Institute of Medical Informatics, Statistics and Documentation, Medical University Graz, Associate Professor of Applied Informatics at the Faculty of Computer Science, Institute of Informationsystems and Computer Media and Lecturer at the Faculty of Electrical and Information Engineering, Institute of Genomics and Bioinformatics at Graz University of Technology. He serves as consultant for the Canadian, Swiss, French and Dutch Government, for the German Excellence Initiative and as national expert in the European Commission (Lisbon Delegat e 2000). Andreas, born 1963, started as an apprentice in Information Technology in 1978; while working as an industrial engineer, he resumed a parallel second-chance education, finished his PhD in Cognitive Science in 1997 and completed his second doctorate (Habilitation) in Computer Science in 2003. Since 1999 participation in leading positions in 30+ R&D multi-national projects, budget 3+ MEUR;300+ publications, 3600+ citations; Andreas was Visiting Professor in Berlin, Innsbruck, Vienna, London, and Aachen. He is passionate on bringing together Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD), with the goal of supporting human intelligence with machine intelligence – to discover new, previously unknown insights into complex biomedical data. Homepage:http://www.hci4all.at; Current main lecture:http://genome.tugraz.at/medical_informatics.shtml ... More >>

Dennis Majoe
ETH Zurich

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Dennis Majoe currently acts in several research positions. He is the Research Coordinator of the Native Systems Group, Computer Systems Institute at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. In this capacity he supervises PhD research and is the Technical Manager for the BodyPoweredSenSE project (www.bodypoweredsense.ch) which develops wearable e-health physiological computing, smart sensors, powered by human body energy. He also holds the position of the Coordinator for Innovation in Embedded Systems, for Microsoft Research, maintaining relations between researchers in Switzerland and MSR labs in Redmond and Cambridge. He is CEO of MA Systems and Control Ltd. which was instrumental in the design of all wearable e-health smart sensors trialled in the EU project OPTIMI (www.optimiproject.eu) and recently holds the position of CTO at a start-up company, Motion Robotics, (www.motion-robotics.co.uk) which aims to deliver robotic ambulatory aids for the assisted living of the elderly. ... More >>

Stephen Fairclough
Liverpool John Moores University
United Kingdom

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Stephen Fairclough is a Professor of Psychophysiology at Liverpool John Moores University. He received his PhD from Loughborough University where he was part of a human factors group working on the development of in-vehicle technology. His work focused on the monitoring of driver impairment due to sleepiness and the development of systems designed to detect impairment. This work involved collaboration with a number of car companies (Ford Europe, Renault) and involved the development of psychophysiological and behavioural markers of driver impairment. Since joining LJMU, he has focused on physiological computing s ystems where physiological data is used as control input for technological systems. His work has been presented at a range of conferences, from the Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research to IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation. He has published research in journals spanning psychology (International Journal of Psychophysiology, Psychophysiology, Journal of Psychosomatic Medicine) and computer science (Interacting with Computers, ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems, International Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communication Systems). ... More >>


Doctoral Consortium Chair

Octavian Postolache
Institute of Telecommunications

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Octavian A. Postolache was born in Piatra Neamt, Romania, on July 29, 1967. He received the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, “Gh. Asachi” Technical University of Iasi, Iasi, Romania, in 1999. In 1992, he joined the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Department of Electrical Measurements and Electrical Materials, Technical University of Iasi, where he worked for nine years as a Lecturer and an Assistant Professor. In 2000, he started working as a PhD Researcher at the Instituto Superior Técnico and Instituto de Telecomunicações, Lisbon, Portugal, where he has been in volved in different projects in the area of instrumentation. His main research interests concern smart sensors for environmental and biomedical applications, distributed instrumentation, sensor networks and computational intelligence implementation in automated measurement systems. ... More >>