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PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS


Susan Zvacek
SMZTeaching.com
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 >>


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 >>



PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Mehdi Adda, Mathematics, Computer science and engineering, Université du Québec à Rimouski, Canada
Shirley Agostinho, School of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Wollongong, Australia
Carlos Alario-Hoyos, Telematic Engineering, Universdad Carlos III, Spain
Peter Albion, Teacher Education and Early Childhood, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Nelma Albuquerque, Concepts and Insights, Brazil
Efthimios Alepis, Department Of Informatics, University of Piraeus, Greece
Vassil Alexandrov, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain
Colin Allison, School of Computer Science, University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom
Galia Angelova, Linguistic Modelling Department, Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Inmaculada Arnedillo-Sanchez, School of Computer Science and Statistics, , Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Juan Ignacio Asensio, University of Valladolid, Spain
Anders Avdic, School of Technology and Business Studies, Dalarna University, Sweden
Breno T. Azevedo, Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia Fluminense, Brazil
Paul M. A. Baker, Center for Advanced Communications Policy (CACP), Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
Adriano Baratè, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Jorge Barbosa, PIPCA, UNISINOS, Brazil
Antonio R. Bartolomé Pina, Didàctica i Organització Educativa, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
Patrícia S. Bassani, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Diversidade Cultural e Inclusão Social, Universidade Feevale, Brazil
Clemens Bechter, TBS, Thailand
Mohammed Belkhatir, , France
Alvine B. Belle, LOGTI, Ecole de Technologie Superieure, Canada
Kay Berkling, Cooperative State University Baden Württemberg, Karlsruhe, Germany
Marlies Bitter-Rijpkema, Welten Institute, Research Centre for Learning, Teaching and Technology , Open University, Netherlands
Lars Bollen, Department of Instructional Technology, Universiteit Twente, Netherlands
Andreas  Bollin, Informatics-Didactics, Klagenfurt University, Austria
Katrin Borcea-Pfitzmann, Informatik, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
Elmar-Laurent Borgmann, Languages /International Affairs, Hochschule Koblenz, University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Ivana Bosnic, University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, Croatia
Federico Botella, Center of Operations Research, Miguel Hernandez University of Elche, Spain
Ghizlane El Boussaidi, Software and IT Engineering, École de Technologie Supérieure, Canada
Patrice Bouvier, Research, Development & Innovation, LDLC VR Studio, France
Dumitru Burdescu, Software Engineering, University of Craiova, Romania
Santi Caballé, Computer Science, Multimedia and Telecommunication, Open University of Catalonia, Spain
Pasquina Campanella, University of Bari "Aldo Moro", Italy
Chris Campbell, Griffith University, Australia
Alberto Cardoso, Dep. of Informatics Engineering, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Thibault Carron, Pierre-and-Marie-Curie University, France
Weiqin Chen, Department Of Information Science And Media Studies, University of Bergen, Norway
Line Clemmensen, Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Jo Coldwell-Neilson, School of Information Technology, Deakin University, Australia
Marc Conrad, University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Ruth G. Cook, School for New Learning, DePaul University, United States
Patrick J. Coppock, Communication and Economics, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Gennaro Costagliola, of Informatica, Università di Salerno, Italy
Manuel Perez Cota, Departamento De Informatica, Universidade de Vigo, Spain
Caroline M. Crawford, School of Education, University of Houston-Clear Lake, United States
Beno Csapó, Institute of Education, University of Szeged, Hungary
John P. Cuthell, Virtual Learning, United Kingdom
Thanasis Daradoumis, Informatics, University of the Aegean / Open University of Catalonia, Greece
Sergiu Dascalu, Computer Science And Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno, United States
Stavros N. Demetriadis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Giuliana Dettori, Istituto per le Tecnologie Didattiche (ITD-CNR), Italy
Darina Dicheva, Computer Science, Winston-salem State University, United States
Yannis Dimitriadis, Group of Intelligent and Cooperative Systems (GSIC), School of Telecommunications Engineering, University of Valladolid, Spain
Danail Dochev, Acad. G. Bonchev Str., Bl. 2, Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Ian Douglas, Florida State University, United States
Toby Dragon, Computer Science, Ithaca College, United States
Amalia Duch, Computer Science (CS), UPC- Politechnical University of Catalonia, Spain
Ishbel Duncan, Computer Science, University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom
Erik Duval, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Michael E. Auer, Carinthia Tech Institute, Austria
Martin Ebner, Social Learning / Computer and Information Services, Technische Universität Graz, Austria
Larbi Esmahi, School of Computing & Information Systems, Athabasca University, Canada
Ramon Fabregat Gesa, Institut d'Informática i Aplicacions, Universitat de Girona, Spain
Si Fan, School of Education, University of Tasmania, Australia
Mingyu Feng, SRI International, United States
Richard E. Ferdig, Research Center for Educational Technology, Kent State University, United States
Filomena Ferrucci, Università di Salerno, Italy
Davide Fossati, Mathematics and Computer Science, Emory University, United States
Rita Francese, Matematica e Informatica, Università degli Studi di Salerno, Italy
José R. Franco, Strucutural Engineering Department, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Jun Fujima, Independent Researcher, Germany
Judith Gal-Ezer, Mathematics and Computer Science, The Open University of Israel, Israel
Mikuláš Gangur, Department of Economics and Quantitative Methods, Faculty of Economics, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic
Serge Garlatti, Computer science Department, IMT ATlantique, France
Isabela Gasparini, Department of Computer Science, Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina (UDESC), Brazil
Piotr Gawrysiak, Institute of Computer Science, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Sébastien George, Computer Science department-IUT Laval/LIUM, Le Mans University, France
Biswadip Ghosh, Computer Information Systems, Metropolitan State University of Denver, United States
David Gibson, Teaching and Learning, Curtin University, Australia
Henrique Gil, Escola Superior de Educação do Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco, Portugal
Mercè Gisbert, Education, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
Christian Glahn, International Relations and Security Network,, Switzerland
Nuno P. Gonçalves, DSI, Superior School of Technology, Polithecnical Institute of Setúbal, Portugal
Ana González Marcos, Universidad de La Rioja c/ San José de Calasanz 31, Universidad de la Rioja, Spain
Anandha Gopalan, Department of Computing, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Maria Grigoriadou, Informatics and Telecommunicatios, University of Athens, Greece
Angela Guercio, Computer Science, Kent State University, United States
Christian Guetl, IICM, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Nathalie Guin, Computer science, Université Claude Bernard - Lyon 1, France
David Guralnick, Kaleidoscope Learning, United States
Leontios Hadjileontiadis, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Ibrahim A. Hameed, Larsgårdsvegen 2, 6009 Ålesund, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Ålesund, Norway
Yasunari Harada, Institute for Digital Enhancement of Cognitive Development, Waseda University, Japan
Roger Hartley, Education, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Olivier Heidmann, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Thessaly, Greece
Eva Heinrich, SEAT, Massey University, New Zealand
Richard Helps, Information Technology, Brigham Young University, United States
Oriel Herrera, Escuela de Ingeniería Informatica, Universidad Catolica de Temuco, Chile
George Hloupis, Electronic Engineering, Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Greece
Janet Hughes, The Open University, United Kingdom
Kin-Chuen Hui, Mechanical and Automation Engineering, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Hans Hummel, OUNL, Netherlands
Ivan Ivanov, Science, Mathematics and Technology, SUNY Empire State University, United States
M. C. J. C. S. Reis, Engineering (IEETA), Department of Engineering, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal
Romina Jamieson-Proctor, Faculty of Education and Arts, Australian Catholic University, Australia
Marc Jansen, Computer Science Institute, University of Applied Sciences Ruhr West, Germany
Stéphanie Jean-Daubias, computer science, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, LIRIS, France
Jelena Jovanovic, Software Engineering, Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Katerina Kabassi, Department Of Protection and Conservation of Cultural Heritage, Tei of the Ionian Islands, Greece
Michail Kalogiannakis, Department of Special Education, University of Thessaly, Greece
Achilles Kameas, School of Science and Technology, Hellenic Open University, Greece
Atis Kapenieks, Distance Education Study Centre, Riga Technical University, Latvia
Bill Kapralos, Faculty Of Business And Information Technology, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada
Charalampos Karagiannidis, Department of Special Education, University of Thessaly, Greece
Ilias Karasavvidis, Preschool Education, University of Thessaly, Greece
Göran Karlsson, Mechanics, KTH Stockholm, Sweden
David Kaufman, Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Jalal Kawash, Computer Science, University of Calgary, Canada
ChanMin Kim, Learning, Design, and Technology, Penn State University, United States
Maria Kordaki, Department of Cultural Technology and Communications, University of the Aegean, Greece, University of the Aegean, Greece
Miroslav Kulich, Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics, and Cybernetics, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Jean-Marc Labat, Lip6 and LUTES, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France
Timo Lainema, Centre for Collaborative Research, Turku School of Economics and Business Administration, Finland
H. Chad Lane, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, United States
Teresa Larkin, Physics, American University, United States
Rynson Lau, Department of Computer Science, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
José P. Leal, Computer Science, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto, Portugal
Celina Leão, Department of Production and Systems, University of Minho, Portugal
Dominique Leclet, Laboratoire MIS (Modélisation, Information & Systèmes), UPJV, France
Newton Lee, Newton Lee Laboratories LLC and Institute for Education Research and Scholarships, United States
Marie Lefevre, University Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France
Frederick W. B. Li, Department of Computing Science, University of Durham, United Kingdom
Veronica Liesaputra, Computing, Unitec Institute of Technology, New Zealand
Cheng-Min Lin, Department of Digital Living Innovation, Nan Kai University of Technology, Taiwan, Republic of China
Yu-Tzu Lin, Graduate Institute of Information and Computer Education, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Andreas Lingnau, Department of Computer Science, German University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Luca Andrea Ludovico, Computer Science, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Heide Lukosch, Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Krystina S. Madej, School of Literature, Media, and Communication, Georgia Tech, United States
Massimo Marchiori, University of Padua, Italy
Jacek Marciniak, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland
Ivana Marenzi, L3S Research Center, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany
Kai P. Mark, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
José C. Marques, Civil Engineering, FEUP, Portugal
Lindsay Marshall, School of Computing, School of Computing, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Alke Martens, Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, Universität of Rostock, Germany
Alke Martens, Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, Universität of Rostock, Germany
Alejandra Martínez-Monés, Computer Science, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain
Bruce Maxim, Computer and Information Science, University of Michigan-Dearborn, United States
Roger McDermott, Computing Science and Digital Media, Robert Gordon University, United Kingdom
António J. Mendes, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Robert Meolic, Faculty of EE&CS, University of Maribor, Slovenia
José Carlos M. Metrôlho, UTC de Informática, Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco, Portugal
Bakhtiar Mikhak, Division of Continuing Education, Harvard University, United States
Riichiro Mizoguchi, Research Center for Service Science, School of Knowledge Science, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Susan Moisey, Centre for Distance Education, Athabasca University, Canada
Gyöngyvér Molnár, Institute of Education, University of Szeged, Hungary
Roberto Moriyón, Ingenieria Informatica, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
Antao Moura, Systems and Computing Department, Federal Universisty of Campina Grande (UFCG), Brazil
Jogesh K. Muppala, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Hiroyuki Nagataki, Media Communication Center, Osaka Electro-Communication University, Japan
Ryohei Nakatsu, Design School, Kyoto University, Japan
Minoru Nakayama, Information and Communications Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Sotiris D. Nikolopoulos, Department of Accounting and Finance, University of the Peloponnese, Greece
Stavros Nikolopoulos, Department of Computer Science and EngineeringUniversity of Ioannina, University of Ioannina, Greece
Bolanle Olaniran, Dept. Of Communication Studies, Texas Tech University, United States
Ebba Ossiannilsson, The Swedish Association for Distance Education (SADE), Sweden
Thomas Ottmann, Computer Science,, Germany
José Palma, Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Setúbal, Portugal
Pantelis M. Papadopoulos, Instructional Technology, University of Twente, Netherlands
Kyparisia Papanikolaou, Dpt. of Education, School of Educational and Technological Education (ASPETE), Greece
Iraklis Paraskakis, Infromation and Knowledge Management Research Cluster, South East European Research Centre, Greece
Emanuel Peres, Engineering, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro/Inesc-Tec, Portugal
Niels Pinkwart, Humboldt University, Germany
Leonard A. Plugge, Scientific Technical Council, Cooperative SURF, Netherlands
Elvira Popescu, Computers and Information Technology Department, University of Craiova, Romania
Philippos Pouyioutas, Computer Science / Academic Affairs, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
Khalid Rabayah, Arab American University, Palestine (State of)
Maria G. Rasteiro, Chemical Engineering, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Eliseo Reategui, Computers in Education, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Petrea Redmond, Education, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Manuela Repetto, Independent Researcher, Italy
Fernando R. Ribeiro, Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco, Portugal
Laura Ricci, Dipartimento fi Informatica, University of Pisa, Italy
Martin Rich, Cass Business School, United Kingdom
Razvan Rughinis, Computer Science, University "Politehnica" of Bucharest, Romania
Libuse Samkova, Department of Mathematics, University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic
Demetrios Sampson, University of Piraeus, Greece
Ian Sanders, School of Computing, University of South Africa, South Africa
Ian Sanders, School of Computing, University of South Africa, South Africa
Sabine Schlag, School of Education, University of Wuppertal, Germany
Karsten Schmidt, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Georg J. Schneider, Computer Science, Trier University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Ulrik Schroeder, Computer Science, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Edgar Seemann, Furtwangen University, Germany
Abhishek Shukla, R.D.Engineering College Technical Campus 9th KM Mile Stone NH-58 Delhi-Meerut Road Duhai, R. D. Engineering College, India
Pei Hwa Siew, Department of Multimedia Design and Animation, Faculty of Creative Industries, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia
Juarez Bento da Silva, Tecnologias da Informação e Comunicação, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
John L. Simmons, Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom
Ole Smørdal, EngageLab, University of Oslo, Norway
Filomena Soares, Industrial electronics Dept., Algoritmi Research Centre, UM, Portugal
Michael Sonntag, Institute for Networks and Security, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
J. Michael Spector, Learning Technologies, University of North Texas, United States
Karl Steffens, Institute of Didactics and Educational Research, University of Cologne, Germany
Craig Stewart, Office of the Vice President for Information Technology, Indiana University, United States
Masanori Sugimoto, Hokkaido University, Japan
Katsuaki Suzuki, Graduate School of Instructional Systems, Kumamoto University, Japan
Ekaterina Talalakina, Independent Researcher, Russian Federation
Bénédicte Talon, LISIC, ULCO, Université Lille Nord de France, France
Brendan Tangney, Centre for Research in IT in Education, Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin, Ireland
Uwe Terton, Faculty of Business, Law and Arts, Southern Cross University, Australia
Thanassis Tiropanis, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
A. M. Tjoa, Institute of Information Systems Engineering, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Stefan Trausan-Matu, Computer Science Department, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Carlos Vaz de Carvalho, GILT, ISEP, Portugal
Andreas Veglis, School of Journalism & Mass Communication, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Ioanna Vekiri, Independent Researcher, Greece
Harald Vranken, Faculty of Management, Technology & Science, Open Universiteit, Netherlands
Minjuan Wang, Learning, Design, and Technology (LDT); College of Media and Communication, San Diego State University; Shanghai International Studies University, United States
Alf I. Wang, Computer and Information Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Edgar Weippl, University of Vienna, SBA Research, Austria
Martin Wessner, Media, Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Leandro K. Wives, Instituto de Informática, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Jie C. Yang, Graduate Institute of Network Learning Technology, National Central University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Katarina Zakova, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Diego Zapata-Rivera, Research MS 16R, Educational Testing Service, United States
Amal Zouaq, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Ottawa, Canada
Javier García Zubía, Universidad de Deusto, Spain

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