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Owen Foley
Independent Researcher

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Maria Teresa Restivo

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Maria Teresa Restivo has a degree in Solid State Physics and a PhD in Engineering Sciences. Her research and teaching activities, both at under and postgraduate level, are accomplished within the Automation, Instrumentation and Control Group of the Mechanical Engineering Department (DEMec) of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP). These activities are related with the intelligent control of laboratory/industrial systems, development of sensors/transducers/devices also concerning health area applications, virtual instrumentation, wireless sensorization as well as the use of ICTs in online experimentation and haptic devices interaction in training and in education. She is author (or co-author) of over 60 international journal articles, 5 book chapters (international edition) and 7 eBooks, two of them with an international edition. She has prizes both in R&D areas. She has been project leader and team member at national level, as well as in European projects. She has supervised a number of theses. She has four patents and one pending (at national and international level). She is coordinator of the System Integration and Process Automation Research Unit at Institute of mechanical Engineering (IDMEC-Polo FEUP) also integrated in the Associated Laboratory for Energy, Transports and Aeronautics (LAETA). She is member of scientific boards of FEUP, DEMec, LAETA and IDMEC. She is member of the R&D&I University of Porto Coordination Board. She is Institutional member of Global Online Laboratory Consortium (GOLC). She is EC Member of the International Society for Engineering Education (IGIP) and Vice-President of IEEE Edu. Soc. PT. She was the first President of the Portuguese Society for Engineering Education (SPEE). She has the International Engineering Educator (ING-PAED IGIP) qualification. She is Individual and Institutional Member of the VIT@LIS network and of the ELTF Task Force - EUNIS (European University Information Systems Organization) and of “IT in Engineering Education” and “Tools to Develop Higher Order Thinking Skills”, both SPEE working groups ... More >>

James Uhomoibhi
Ulster University
United Kingdom

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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 computer 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 >>


Mehdi Adda, Université du Québec à Rimouski, Canada
Shirley Agostinho, University of Wollongong, Australia
Esma Aïmeur, University of Montreal, Canada
AbdulKareem E. Al-Alwani, Yanbu University College, Saudi Arabia
Peter Albion, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Nelma Albuquerque, Concepts and Insights, Brazil
Vassil Alexandrov, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain
Colin Allison, University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom
Galia Angelova, Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Luis Anido, University of Vigo, Spain
Faye Antoniou, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Miguel Rodríguez Artacho, UNED, Spain
Anders Avdic, Dalarna University, Sweden
Breno T. Azevedo, Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia Fluminense, Brazil
Nilufar Baghaei, Independent Researcher, New Zealand
Amar Balla, Independent Researcher, Algeria
Jorge Barbosa, UNISINOS, Brazil
Antonio R. Bartolomé Pina, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
Patrícia S. Bassani, Universidade Feevale, Brazil
Patricia A. Behar, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Jos Beishuizen, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Mohammed Belkhatir, , France
Gautam Biswas, Vanderbilt University, United States
Marlies Bitter-Rijpkema, Open University, Netherlands
Lars Bollen, Universiteit Twente, Netherlands
Andreas  Bollin, Klagenfurt University, Austria
Katrin Borcea-Pfitzmann, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
Federico Botella, Miguel Hernandez University of Elche, Spain
Jacqueline Bourdeau, Télé-université, UQAM, Canada
Ghizlane El Boussaidi, École de Technologie Supérieure, Canada
Claudio da Rocha Brito, COPEC, Brazil
Paul Brna, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Dumitru Burdescu, University of Craiova, Romania
Winslow S. Burleson, Arizona State University, United States
Santi Caballé, Open University of Catalonia, Spain
Murat P. Çakir, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Chris Campbell, Griffith University, Australia
Manuel Ortega Cantero, Castilla – La Mancha University, Spain
Alberto Cardoso, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Ana A. Carvalho, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Manuel Cebrian, Universidad de Málaga, Spain
Mohamed A. Chatti, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Weiqin Chen, University of Bergen, Norway
Jo Coldwell-Neilson, Deakin University, Australia
Cesar Collazos, Universidad del Cauca, Colombia
Mark G. Core, USC Institute for Creative Technologies, United States
Gennaro Costagliola, Università di Salerno, Italy
Manuel Perez Cota, Universidade de Vigo, Spain
Caroline M. Crawford, University of Houston-Clear Lake, United States
John P. Cuthell, Virtual Learning, United Kingdom
Valentina Dagiene, Independent Researcher, Lithuania
Lorenzo Dalvit, Rhodes University, South Africa
Thanasis Daradoumis, University of the Aegean / Open University of Catalonia, Greece
Luis De-La-fuente-valentín, Universidad Internacional de la Rioja, Spain
John Dempsey, University of South Alabama, United States
Giuliana Dettori, Istituto per le Tecnologie Didattiche (ITD-CNR), Italy
Darina Dicheva, Winston-salem State University, United States
Yannis Dimitriadis, School of Telecommunications Engineering, University of Valladolid, Spain
Danail Dochev, Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Peter Dolog, Aalborg University, Denmark
Chyi-Ren Dow, Feng Chia University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Jon Dron, Athabasca University, Canada
Roza Dumbraveanu, The State Pedagogical University, Moldova, Republic of
Ishbel Duncan, University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom
Martin Ebner, Technische Universität Graz, Austria
Paula Escudeiro, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Portugal
Larbi Esmahi, Athabasca University, Canada
Si Fan, University of Tasmania, Australia
Mingyu Feng, SRI International, United States
Richard E. Ferdig, Kent State University, United States
Kathrin Figl, WU - Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
Alvaro Figueira, CRACS / INESCTEC & University of Porto, Portugal
Davide Fossati, Emory University, United States
Rita Francese, Università degli Studi di Salerno, Italy
Reva Freedman, Northern Illinois University, United States
Jun Fujima, Independent Researcher, Germany
Judith Gal-Ezer, The Open University of Israel, Israel
Mikuláš Gangur, Faculty of Economics, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic
Victor M. Garcia-Barrios, Carinthia University of Applied Sciences, Austria
Antonio B. García-Vera, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Serge Garlatti, IMT ATlantique, France
Isabela Gasparini, Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina (UDESC), Brazil
Piotr Gawrysiak, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Xun Ge, University of Oklahoma, United States
David Gibson, Curtin University, Australia
Henrique Gil, Escola Superior de Educação do Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco, Portugal
Song Gilsun, Zhejiang University, China
Carlo Giovannella, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
Anandha Gopalan, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Sabine Graf, Athabasca University, Canada
Scott Grasman, , United States
Gabriela Grosseck, West University of Timisoara, Romania
Angela Guercio, Kent State University, United States
Nuno Guimarães, ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon, Portugal
David Guralnick, Kaleidoscope Learning, United States
Leontios Hadjileontiadis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Ibrahim A. Hameed, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Ålesund, Norway
John Hamer, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Yasunari Harada, Waseda University, Japan
Andreas Harrer, Technical University Clausthal, Germany
Roger Hartley, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Stylianos Hatzipanagos, King's College London, United Kingdom
Caroline Haythornthwaite, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, United States
Orit Hazzan, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Richard Helps, Brigham Young University, United States
Oriel Herrera, Universidad Catolica de Temuco, Chile
Christopher Hoadley, New York University, United States
Clive Holtham, Independent Researcher, United Kingdom
Andreas Holzinger, Medical University Graz, Austria
Mark '. Hooft, Kent State University, United States
Kun Huang, University of North Texas Health Science Center, United States
Janet Hughes, The Open University, United Kingdom
Kin-Chuen Hui, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Wijnand Ijsselsteijn, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Nataliya V. Ivankova, University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
Kamini Jaipal, Brock University Faculty of Education, Canada
Romina Jamieson-Proctor, Australian Catholic University, Australia
Marc Jansen, University of Applied Sciences Ruhr West, Germany
Klaus Jantke, Independent Researcher, Germany
Lars Johnsen, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Katerina Kabassi, Tei of the Ionian Islands, Greece
Yasmin Kafai, University of Pennsylvania, United States
Michail Kalogiannakis, University of Crete, Greece
Achilles Kameas, Hellenic Open University, Greece
Atis Kapenieks, Riga Technical University, Latvia
Charalampos Karagiannidis, University of Thessaly, Greece
Göran Karlsson, KTH Stockholm, Sweden
David Kaufman, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Jalal Kawash, University of Calgary, Canada
Samer Khasawneh, Walsh University, United States
Dimitris Kiritsis, EPFL, Switzerland
Paul Kirschner, Open University of the Netherlands, Netherlands
Lars Knipping, Independent Researcher, Germany
Maria Kordaki, University of the Aegean, Greece
Georgios Kouroupetroglou, University of Athens, Greece
Birgit Krogstie, , Norway
Sylvana Kroop, , Austria
Miroslav Kulich, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Ron C. Kwok, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Chronis Kynigos, University of Athens and CTI, Greece
Jean-Marc Labat, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France
Timo Lainema, Turku School of Economics and Business Administration, Finland
H. Chad Lane, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, United States
Denise Leahy, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
José P. Leal, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto, Portugal
Dominique Leclet, UPJV, France
Chien-Sing Lee, Sunway University, Malaysia
Newton Lee, Newton Lee Laboratories LLC and Institute for Education Research and Scholarships, United States
Andrew Lian, Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand
Hwee L. Lim, The Petroleum Institute, United Arab Emirates
Yu-Tzu Lin, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Cheng-Min Lin, Nan Kai University of Technology, Taiwan, Republic of China
Andreas Lingnau, German University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Kecheng Liu, The University of Reading, United Kingdom
Chen-Chung Liu, National Central University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Martin Llamas-Nistal, University of Vigo, Spain
Jacques Lonchamp, Université de Lorraine, France
Heide Lukosch, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Stephan Lukosch, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Krystina S. Madej, Georgia Tech, United States
Herwig Mannaert, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Roderval Marcelino, Independent Researcher, Brazil
Massimo Marchiori, University of Padua, Italy
Ivana Marenzi, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany
Steen Markvorsen, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
José C. Marques, FEUP, Portugal
Lindsay Marshall, School of Computing, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Maria J. Martins, , Portugal
Manolis Mavrikis, University College London, United Kingdom
Bruce Maxim, University of Michigan-Dearborn, United States
Hamid McHeick, University of Quebec at Chicoutimi, Canada
António J. Mendes, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
José Carlos M. Metrôlho, Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco, Portugal
Bakhtiar Mikhak, Harvard University, United States
Alexander Mikroyannidis, Independent Researcher, United Kingdom
Marcelo Milrad, Linnaeus University, Sweden
Tanja Mitrovic, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Felix Mödritscher, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
Juan J. Monedero Moya, Universidad de Málaga, Spain
Ronei Marcos de Moraes, Universidade Federal da Paraíba, Brazil
Jack Mostow, Carnegie Mellon University, United States
Chrystalla Mouza, University of Delaware, United States
Jogesh K. Muppala, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Hiroyuki Nagataki, Osaka Electro-Communication University, Japan
Ryohei Nakatsu, Kyoto University, Japan
Minoru Nakayama, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Kia Ng, ICSRiM - University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Stavros Nikolopoulos, University of Ioannina, Greece
Sotiris D. Nikolopoulos, University of the Peloponnese, Greece
Brian Nolan, Independent Researcher, Ireland
Daniel Novak, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic
Fátima S. Nunes, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Bolanle Olaniran, Texas Tech University, United States
José Palma, Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Setúbal, Portugal
Pantelis M. Papadopoulos, University of Twente, Netherlands
Kyparisia Papanikolaou, School of Educational and Technological Education (ASPETE), Greece
Iraklis Paraskakis, South East European Research Centre, Greece
Jan M. Pawlowski, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Paul Peachey, University of South Wales, United Kingdom
Mar Pérez-Sanagustín, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile
Andreas Pester, The British University in Egypt, Austria
Niels Pinkwart, Humboldt University, Germany
Leonard A. Plugge, Cooperative SURF, Netherlands
Elvira Popescu, University of Craiova, Romania
Kaska Porayska-Pomsta, Independent Researcher, United Kingdom
Alexandra Poulovassilis, Birkbeck College, University of London, United Kingdom
Philippos Pouyioutas, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
Franz Puehretmair, Competence Network Information Technology to Support the Integration of People with Disabilities (KI-I), Austria
Ricardo Queirós, DI/ESEIG & CRACS, Portugal
Maria G. Rasteiro, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Liana Razmerita, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Leena Razzaq, Northeastern University, United States
Djamal Rebaine, Université du Québec, Canada
Petrea Redmond, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Martin Reisslein, Arizona State University, United States
Fernando R. Ribeiro, Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco, Portugal
Griff Richards, Thompson Rivers University, Canada
Manuela Raposo Rivas, Independent Researcher, Spain
Cristobal Romero Morales, University of Cordoba, Spain
Liliane S. Machado, Universidade Federal da Paraíba, Brazil
Barbara Sabitzer, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria
Giuseppe Scanniello, Università Degli Studi della Basilicata, Italy
Karsten Schmidt, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Georg J. Schneider, Trier University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Ulrik Schroeder, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Georgios Sideridis, University of Crete, Greece
Pei Hwa Siew, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia
Martin Sillaots, Tallinn University, Estonia
Juarez Bento da Silva, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
Ricardo A. Silveira, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
Peter Sloep, Open University of the Netherlands, Netherlands
Ole Smørdal, University of Oslo, Norway
Zacharoula Smyrnaiou, University of Athens, Greece
Filomena Soares, Algoritmi Research Centre, UM, Portugal
Leen-Kiat Soh, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, United States
Michael Sonntag, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Safeeullah Soomro, AMA International University, Bahrain
J. Michael Spector, University of North Texas, United States
Karl Steffens, University of Cologne, Germany
Craig Stewart, Indiana University, United States
Masanori Sugimoto, Hokkaido University, Japan
Ushio Sumita, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Hongyi Sun, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Katsuaki Suzuki, Kumamoto University, Japan
Ekaterina Talalakina, Independent Researcher, Russian Federation
Bénédicte Talon, ULCO, Université Lille Nord de France, France
Brendan Tangney, Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin, Ireland
Maria Tatarinova, Moscow State University of Economics, Statictics and Informatics, Russian Federation
Pei-Lee Teh, Monash University, Malaysia
John Thompson, Buffalo State College, State University of New York, United States
Thanassis Tiropanis, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Edmundo Tovar, Madrid Polytechnic University, Spain
Stefan Trausan-Matu, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
George Tsihrintzis, University of Piraeus, Greece
Marta Turcsányi-Szabó, Independent Researcher, Hungary
Carsten Ullrich, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Richard Van Eck, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of North Dakota, United States
Carlos Vaz de Carvalho, ISEP, Portugal
Wim Veen, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Marcel V. Veenman, Leiden University, Netherlands
Andreas Veglis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Jari Veijalainen, IRS/ITIN operation, Finland
Ioanna Vekiri, Independent Researcher, Greece
Katrien Verbert, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Maria Virvou, University of Piraeus, Greece
Harald Vranken, Open Universiteit, Netherlands
Pieter de Vries, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Vincent Wade, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Minjuan Wang, San Diego State University; Shanghai International Studies University, United States
Martin Wessner, Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Su White, Web and Internet Science, United Kingdom
Denise Whitelock, Independent Researcher, United Kingdom
James Wolfer, Indiana University South Bend, United States
Martin Wolpers, Fraunofer Institute for Applied Information Technology, Germany
Su L. Wong, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Sean T. Wu, Shih Hsin University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Jie C. Yang, National Central University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Takami Yasuda, Nagoya University, Japan
Cecile Yehezkel, Independent Researcher, Israel
Katarina Zakova, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Diego Zapata-Rivera, Educational Testing Service, United States
Qinglong Zhan, Tianjin University of Technology and Education, China
Fani Zlatarova, Elizabethtown College, United States
Amal Zouaq, University of Ottawa, Canada
Javier García Zubía, Universidad de Deusto, Spain

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