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Program Co-Chairs

Susan Zvacek
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 >>

Maria Restivo

Brief Bio
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

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 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
Carlos Alario-Hoyos, Universdad Carlos III, Spain
Peter Albion, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Nelma Albuquerque, Concepts and Insights, Brazil
Efthimios Alepis, University of Piraeus, Greece
Vassil Alexandrov, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain
Colin Allison, University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom
Marilisa Amoia, Saarland University, Germany
George Anastassakis, University of the Aegean, Greece
Terry Anderson, Athabasca University, Canada
Galia Angelova, Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Leonard Annetta, George Mason University, United States
Juan Ignacio Asensio, University of Valladolid, Spain
Anders Avdic, Dalarna University, Sweden
Breno Azevedo, Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia Fluminense, Brazil
Paul M. A. Baker, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
Adriano Baratè, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Jorge Barbosa, UNISINOS, Brazil
Antonio Bartolomé Pina, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
Patrícia Bassani, Universidade Feevale, Brazil
Clemens Bechter, TBS, Thailand
Patricia Behar, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Kay Berkling, Cooperative State University Baden Württemberg, Karlsruhe, Germany
Marlies Bitter-Rijpkema, Open University, Netherlands
Emmanuel Blanchard, University of Montreal, France
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
Patrice Bouvier, SYKO Studio, France
Claudio da Rocha Brito, COPEC, Brazil
Dumitru Burdescu, University of Craiova, Romania
Santi Caballé, Open University of Catalonia, Spain
Chris Campbell, Griffith University, Australia
Alberto Cardoso, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Chia-Hu Chang, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Amitava Chatterjee, Jadavpur University, India
Weiqin Chen, University of Bergen, Norway
Sam Chung, University of Washington Tacoma, United States
Line Clemmensen, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Jo Coldwell-Neilson, Deakin University, Australia
Marc Conrad, University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Gennaro Costagliola, Università di Salerno, Italy
Maria Costa-Lobo, Universidade Portucalense, Portugal
Manuel Perez Cota, Universidade de Vigo, Spain
Caroline Crawford, University of Houston-Clear Lake, United States
Beno Csapó, University of Szeged, Hungary
John Cuthell, Virtual Learning, United Kingdom
Mats Daniels, Uppsala University, Sweden
Thanasis Daradoumis, University of the Aegean / Open University of Catalonia, Greece
Sergiu Dascalu, University of Nevada, Reno, United States
Luis de-la-Fuente-Valentín, Universidad Internacional de la Rioja, Spain
Stavros Demetriadis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
John Dempsey, University of South Alabama, United States
Giuliana Dettori, Istituto per le Tecnologie Didattiche (ITD-CNR), Italy
Barbara Di Eugenio, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States
Alicia Diaz, , Argentina
Yannis Dimitriadis, School of Telecommunications Engineering, University of Valladolid, Spain
Danail Dochev, Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Ian Douglas, Florida State University, United States
Toby Dragon, Ithaca College, United States
Amalia Duch, UPC- Politechnical University of Catalonia, Spain
Ishbel Duncan, University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom
Erik Duval, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Olga Dziabenko, Universidad de Deusto, Spain
Michael E. Auer, Carinthia Tech Institute, Austria
Martin Ebner, Technische Universität Graz, Austria
Paula Escudeiro, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Portugal
Si Fan, University of Tasmania, Australia
Mingyu Feng, SRI International, United States
Richard Ferdig, Kent State University, United States
Davide Fossati, Emory University, United States
Rita Francese, Università degli Studi di Salerno, Italy
José Franco, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Jun Fujima, , Germany
Serge Garlatti, IMT ATlantique, France
Isabela Gasparini, UDESC, Brazil
Xun Ge, University of Oklahoma, United States
Sébastien George, Le Mans University, France
Henrique Gil, Escola Superior de Educação do Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco, Portugal
Denis Gillet, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
Nuno 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
Grami Grami, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia
Angela Guercio, Kent State University, United States
Christian Guetl, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Matej Guid, Faculty of Computer and Information Science, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Nuno Guimarães, ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon, Portugal
David Guralnick, Kaleidoscope Learning, United States
Laurence Habib, , Norway
Leontios Hadjileontiadis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Ibrahim Hameed, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Ålesund, Norway
Yasunari Harada, Waseda University, Japan
Andreas Harrer, Technical University Clausthal, Germany
Roger Hartley, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Richard Helps, Brigham Young University, United States
George Hloupis, Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Greece
Mark Hooft, Kent State University, United States
Janet Hughes, The Open University, United Kingdom
Kin-chuen Hui, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Nataliya Ivankova, University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
Ivan Ivanov, SUNY Empire State College, United States
M. J. C. S. Reis, Department of Engineering, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal
Romina Jamieson-Proctor, Australian Catholic University, Australia
Marc Jansen, University of Applied Sciences Ruhr West, Germany
Stéphanie Jean-Daubias, Université Claude Bernard - Lyon 1 / LIRIS, France
Lars Johnsen, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Katerina Kabassi, Tei of the Ionian Islands, Greece
Michail Kalogiannakis, University of Crete, Greece
Achilles Kameas, Hellenic Open University, Greece
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
ChanMin Kim, Penn State University, United States
John Kinnebrew, Vanderbilt University, United States
Dimitris Kiritsis, , Switzerland
Gwendolyn Kolfschoten, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Rob Koper, Open University of the Netherlands, Netherlands
Maria Kordaki, University of the Aegean, Greece
Miroslav Kulich, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
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
Reneta Lansiquot, New York City College of Technology, United States
Rynson Lau, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
José Leal, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto, Portugal
Dominique Leclet, UPJV, France
Newton Lee, Newton Lee Laboratories LLC and Institute for Education Research and Scholarships, United States
Frederick W. B. Li, University of Durham, United Kingdom
Andrew Lian, Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand
Veronica Liesaputra, Unitec Institute of Technology, New Zealand
Yu-Tzu Lin, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Andreas Lingnau, Ruhr West University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Luca Andrea Ludovico, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Heide Lukosch, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Stephan Lukosch, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Philip Machanick, Rhodes University, South Africa
Krystina Madej, Georgia Tech, United States
Massimo Marchiori, University of Padua, Italy
Jacek Marciniak, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland
Ivana Marenzi, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany
José Marques, FEUP, Portugal
Lindsay Marshall, School of Computing, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Alke Martens, Universität of Rostock, Germany
Manolis Mavrikis, University College London, United Kingdom
Bruce Maxim, University of Michigan-Dearborn, United States
Roger McDermott, Robert Gordon University, United Kingdom
Rory McGreal, Athabasca University, Canada
Hamid Mcheick, University of Quebec at Chicoutimi, Canada
Bruce McLaren, Carnegie Mellon University, United States
António Mendes, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Robert Meolic, University of Maribor, Slovenia
José Carlos Metrôlho, Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco, Portugal
Bakhtiar Mikhak, Harvard University, United States
Alexander Mikroyannidis, , United Kingdom
Felix Mödritscher, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
Gyöngyvér Molnár, University of Szeged, Hungary
Alejandra Martínez Monés, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain
Roberto Moriyón, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
Jack Mostow, Carnegie Mellon University, United States
Antao Moura, Federal Universisty of Campina Grande (UFCG), Brazil
Muhanna Muhanna, Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Jordan
Jogesh 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
Sotiris Nikolopoulos, University of the Peloponnese, Greece
Ebba Ossiannilsson, The Swedish Association for Distance Education (SADE), Sweden
José Palma, Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Setúbal, Portugal
Viktoria Pammer, , Austria
Pantelis Papadopoulos, University of Twente, Netherlands
Kyparisia Papanikolaou, School of Educational and Technological Education (ASPETE), Greece
Iraklis Paraskakis, South East European Research Centre, Greece
Seung Park, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, United States
Mar Pérez-Sanagustín, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile
Niels Pinkwart, Humboldt University, Germany
Leonard Plugge, Cooperative SURF, Netherlands
Elvira Popescu, University of Craiova, Romania
Philippos Pouyioutas, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
Franz Puehretmair, Competence Network Information Technology to Support the Integration of People with Disabilities (KI-I), Austria
Khalid Rabayah, Arab American University, Palestine (State of)
Maria Rasteiro, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Janet Read, University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom
Petrea Redmond, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Manuela Repetto, , Italy
Fernando Ribeiro, Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco, Portugal
Martin Rich, Cass Business School, United Kingdom
Manuela Raposo Rivas, , Spain
Razvan Rughinis, University "Politehnica" of Bucharest, Romania
Barbara Sabitzer, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria
Libuse Samkova, University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic
Demetrios Sampson, University of Piraeus, Greece
Albert Sangra, Open University of Catalonia, Spain
Giuseppe Scanniello, Università Degli Studi della Basilicata, Italy
Sabine Schlag, University of Wuppertal, Germany
Ulrik Schroeder, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Edgar Seemann, Furtwangen University, Germany
Pei Hwa Siew, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia
Martin Sillaots, Tallinn University, Estonia
Juarez Bento da Silva, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
Peter Sloep, Open University of the Netherlands, Netherlands
Zacharoula Smyrnaiou, University of Athens, Greece
Filomena Soares, Algoritmi Research Centre, UM, Portugal
Michael Sonntag, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
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
Hongyi Sun, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Katsuaki Suzuki, Kumamoto University, Japan
Ekaterina Talalakina, , Russian Federation
Bénédicte Talon, ULCO, Université Lille Nord de France, France
Brendan Tangney, Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin, Ireland
Steven Tanimoto, University of Washington, United States
Pei-Lee Teh, Monash University, Malaysia
Uwe Terton, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia
Neena Thota, University of Massachusetts Amherst, United States
Fatt Tie, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Thanassis Tiropanis, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
A. Tjoa, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Stefan Trausan-Matu, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Joseph Trimmer, Ball State University, United States
George Tsihrintzis, University of Piraeus, Greece
Carsten Ullrich, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Carlos Vaz de Carvalho, ISEP, Portugal
Andreas Veglis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Ioanna Vekiri, Independent Researcher, Greece
Katrien Verbert, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Maria Virvou, University of Piraeus, Greece
Harald Vranken, Open Universiteit, Netherlands
Charalambos Vrasidas, , Cyprus
Pieter de Vries, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
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
Leandro Wives, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Kalina Yacef, University of Sydney, Australia
Jie Yang, National Central University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Takami Yasuda, Nagoya University, Japan
Katarina Zakova, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Diego Zapata-Rivera, Educational Testing Service, United States
Fani Zlatarova, Elizabethtown College, United States
Amal Zouaq, University of Ottawa, Canada
Javier García Zubía, Universidad de Deusto, Spain