Committee

GENERAL CHAIRS

PROF. ADRIAN DAVID CHEOK

Adrian David Cheok, Director of Imagineering Institute, Iskandar, Malaysia, Professor of Pervasive Computing at City University London. Founder and Director of the Mixed Reality Lab. Previously Professor at Keio University, Graduate School of Media Design.National, Associate Professor at National University of Singapore, and Mitsubishi Electric, Japan. Research in mixed reality, human-computer interfaces, wearable computers, pervasive and ubiquitous computing. Featured in worldwide broadcasts such as CNN, BBC, National Geographic, Discovery Channel, etc. Recipient of awards and prizes: A-STAR Young Scientist of the Year, Hitachi Fellowship, SCS Young Professional of the Year, Fellow in Education, World Technology Network, Microsoft Research Award in Gaming and Graphics, C4C Children Competition Prize, Integrated Art Competition Prize, Creativity in Action Award, First prize Mindtrek Award, First prize Milan International InventiON, Gold Award Creative Showcase ACE, Keio University Japan Gijyuju-sho award, SIP Distinguished Fellow Award, Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Honorary Expert of Telefonica and El Bulli, the number one restaurant in the world. Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA). NESTA Top 10 Technologies of 2015.

Editor in Chief of the academic journals: ACM Computers in Entertainment, Transactions on Edutainment (Springer), and Lovotics: Academic Studies of Love and Friendship with Robots.

1994, Bachelor’s (First Class Hons) in Engineering, University of Adelaide; 1999, PhD in Engineering.

 

DR. KATE DEVLIN

Dr Kate Devlin is Senior Lecturer in Computing at Goldsmiths, University of London. With a background in archaeology, and a subsequent PhD in computer science, Kate is interested in human responses to technological change. She works in the fields of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and Artificial Intelligence (AI), focusing on cognition, sex, gender and sexuality, and how these might be incorporated into cognitive systems. Kate is a campaigner for gender equality and is involved in national initiatives to improve opportunities for women in tech.

 

PROGRAM CHAIRS

DR. SAŠA ARSOVSKI

Having more then tweny-years experience as an IT developer. Receive PhD on the department for Applied Computer Science and Informatics, Faculty of Technical Science, University Novi Sad, Serbia He build and implemented a large number of information systems. Since 2004 he have been working as an independent associate for the development of ICT in the Guarantee Fund of AP Vojvodina and as visiting Professor on the International University in Novi Pazar, Serbia and as Visiting Professor on the Faculty for Economy and Management, Novi Sad, Serbia. Received an award by the Union of ICT Societies of Serbia (JISA, DISKOBOLOS 2009) for contributing to the development of ICT. Author and co-author of more than twenty research papers published in peer-reviewed international conferences and international journals. Member of the board of International reviewers at the “Informing Science Institute”, USA.

 

PROF. PREDRAG K NIKOLIC

Predrag K Nikolic is Senior Research Fellow at the Imagineering Institute, Iskandar Malaysia, Associate Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Digital Production at EDUCONS University and visiting professor at the Bergen Academy of Art and Design. He is interaction designer, interactive media artists and proven record digital media executive who holds PhD in Digital Media – Interaction Design and Master in Business Administration. His research focus is on Smart Cities Design, Usage of Interactive Everyday Objects in Smart Living Environments and Design for Behavioral Changes. He tries to explore connection between interactivity, multi-sensory perception and creativity and how to implement it in future multimodal interface design strategies and contribute to further development of human-centered living environments and social innovations. He was selected interactive media artists and international curator at the international exhibitions such as Hong Kong – Shenzhen Design Biennial, Maison Shanghai, Shenzhen Design Week etc.  Besides his academic, he also has a very dynamic digital media industry career through which he worked as senior executive for Yahoo, Ogilvy Group, Grey Worldwide and J. Walter Thompson and lead online media initiatives for clients such as: CSA, IBM, Telenor, The Coca-Cola Company, Nestle, KRAFT, MARS, H&M, Credit Agricole Bank and many others. 

For more information about his interactive media works please visit: https://www.youtube.com/user/visiainteractiva

 

DEMO CHAIR

PROF. MASAHIKO INAMI

Masahiko (Masa) Inami is a Professor in the Research Center for Science and Technology at the University of Tokyo, Japan. His research interest is in Augmented Human, human I/O enhancement technologies including perception, HCI and robotics. He received PhD in Engineering from the University of Tokyo in 1999. He joined the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Tokyo, and in 1999, he moved to the University of Electro-Communications (UEC Tokyo). In April 2008, he moved to Keio University, where he served as a Professor of the Graduate School of Media Design and the Vice-director of the International Virtual Reality Center till October 2015. In November 2015, he rejoined the University of Tokyo. He was selected to be the Emerging Technologies Chair for ACM SIGGRAPH 2016. He recently proposed and organized the Superhuman Sports Society.

 

STEERING COMMITTEE

PROF. ADRIAN DAVID CHEOK

 

 

PROF. TERESA ROMÃO

Teresa Romão is an Assistant Professor at NOVA University of Lisbon, where she teaches and develops research work in the area of Human-Computer Interaction. She studied computer science at FCT/UNL and received her PhD degree from the same University in 2001. She is also a member of the research center NOVA-LINCS (Multimodal Systems group). Teresa Romão has been coordinating and participating in several national and European research projects related with multimedia, augmented reality, mobile storytelling and ubiquitous computing, as well as assisting the European Commission in the evaluation of research project proposals. She is a member of the Digital Media PhD Scientific Committee in the scope of UT/Austin-Portugal Program. She has authored and co-authored many publications in books, peer reviewed journals and conferences (CHI, INTERACT, UIST, ACE, MobileHCI). Teresa Romão has been involved in the organization and served on the program committees of various national and top international conferences.

PROF. MASAHIKO INAMI

 

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Staffan Björk, University of Gothenburg
Lindsay Grace, American University
Marc Cavazza, University of Teesside
Eduardo Dias, CITI – FCT/UNL
Yoram Chisik, Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute
Monchu Chen, Novumind Inc.
Ido Aharon Lurgel, Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences
Hirokazu Kato, NAIST
Ralf Doerner, RheinMain University of Applied Sciences
Yongsoon Choi, Sogang University
Rui Prada, INESC-ID and Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa
Andrés Lucero, University of Southern Denmark
Haruhiro Katayose, Kwansei Gakuin University
Maic Masuch, University of Duisburg-Essen
Teresa Chambel, LaSIGE, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon
Daisuke Sakamoto, The University of Tokyo
Fernando Birra, DI FCT/UNL
Jens Herder, HS Düsseldorf, University of Applied Sciences
Nadia Berthouze, University College London
Chris Geiger, Universityof Applied Sciences Düsseldorf
Shigeyuki Hirai, Kyoto Sangyo University
Masood Masoodian, Aalto University
Angelika Mader, University of Twente
Nuno Correia, New University of Lisbon
Chek Tien-Tan, University of Technology, Sydney
Masanori Sugimoto, Hokkaido University
Anton Nijholt, University of Twente
Pedro Branco, University of Minho
Janet Read, University of Central Lancashire
Basak Senova, NOMAD
Paolo Petta, Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence (OFAI)
Wolfgang Mueller, PH Weingarten
Shoichi Hasegawa, Tokyo Institute of Technology