Barbara Rita Barricelli, Chair

barbaraAssistant Professor at Department of Computer Science of Università degli Studi di Milano (Italy), where she obtained her PhD in Computer Science. Her research interests are Human-Computer Interaction, End-User Development, Computer Semiotics and Semiotic Engineering, Creative and Participatory Design. She has been involved in several International and Italian projects in collaboration with universities, research institutes, and private companies. Barbara is member of the Girl Geek Dinners Milano team and organises events dedicated to the promotion of female participation and career development in scientific and technological professional domain.

Pedro Campos, Vice Chair

pedroPedro Campos is an Assistant Professor at the University of Madeira, Portugal, and Vice President of the Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute. He is Area Coordinator for Computer Engineering and Interactive Media Design at the University of Madeira. He is also Associate Researcher at the Visualization and Intelligent Multimodal Interfaces Group at INESC-ID Lisbon. He is a founding member of IFIP’s Technical Committee 13.6 on Human Work Interaction Design and is also the Portuguese National Representative for HCI at the IFIP TC13. Pedro serves the editorial board and program committee of several Human-Computer Interaction journals and conferences. He has authored more than sixty research papers and has lead or participated in several EU, national and regionally-funded scientific projects.

Torkil Clemmensen, Vice Chair

torkilPhD, Professor mso at Department of IT Management, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. His interest is in Human-Computer Interaction, in particular psychology as a science of design. The focus of his research is on cultural psychological perspectives on usability and user experience. As chair of International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP), TC Human-Computer Interaction’s Working Group 13.6 on Human Work Interaction Design (HWID) 2009-2014, he has co-organized a series of international working conferences on work analysis and usability/user experiences in organisational, human, social and cultural contexts. He has been involved in EU, Danish, and International research projects.

José Abdelnour-Nocera, Vice Chair

joseJosé Abdelnour-Nocera is Associate Professor in Sociotechnical Design and Head of The Sociotechnical Centre for Internationalisation and User Experience at the University of West London. He is also co-chair of the sociotechnical specialist group for the British Computer Society. His interests lie in the sociotechnical and cultural aspects of systems design, development and use. In pursuing these interests, he has been involved as researcher and consultant in several projects in the UK and overseas in the domains of e-learning in social development, e-commerce, e-governance, and enterprise resource planning systems. Dr. Abdelnour-Nocera gained an MSc in Social Psychology from Simon Bolivar University in Caracas, Venezuela, and a PhD in Computing from The Open University, UK. More info here

Arminda Lopes, Vice Chair

armindaArminda Guerra Lopes is a professor at Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco, Portugal, for twenty years. She is a research fellow at Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute (M-iti) in Portugal. She had several management duties at her institution: school vice-director, president of the scientific and president of the pedagogical boards. Her research interests are mainly: Human Computer Interaction, Information Systems and Technology for Organizational Agility, Intelligence and Resilience; and Research Methodologies. The focus of her Research is on Social Informatics, Interaction Design, Human Work Interaction Design, Creativity and Innovation, Collaborative Work, and Quality of Life Technologies. Arminda has collaborated in different research projects either in Portugal or in internationally. Arminda holds a PdD in Human Computer Interaction from Leeds Metropolitan University in U.K.

Frederica Gonçalves, Secretary Officer

fredericaPhD, is a Invited Assistant Professor at University of Madeira and Researcher at Madeira-ITI/LARSyS, Portugal. Designing news ways for people have an easier access to reading and writing with novel tools or user interfaces (Creativity Support Tools and HCI), is the main thread of her research. Since creativity can spring forth from anything and the intensification of digital computing accelerated today’s society in all its forms, she is also interested in research areas such as Creativity, Human Work Interaction Design and Interactive Technologies for Well-Being. Previously, she worked as a computer science teacher at higher school for eight years. She is member of IFIP TC 13, WG 13.6 since October 2014.