João Sarraipa is a researcher at UNINOVA Research Centre. He graduated in Electrical Engineering and has an MSc in Informatics Engineering from theFaculty of Science and Technology of the New University of Lisbon (FCT/UNL).
He is concluding his PhD in the area of semantic interoperability based solutions for industrial information systems. His work addresses several topics as Knowledge management, Ontologies harmonisation and e-learning. He has been researching integrated in European RTD Projects for the last 10 years. He has more than 20 publications in international conferences, journals and book chapters.
Currently, he is an Associate Professor on eLearning at the Department of Digital Systems, University of Piraeus, Greece, Founder and Director of the Advanced Digital Systems and Services for Education and Learning (ASK) Research Laboratory and a Senior Researcher at the Informatics and Telematics Institute (ITI), Center of Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH).
His main scientific interests are in the areas of Technology Enhanced Learning. He is the co-author of more than 255 publications in scientific books, journals and conferences with at least 985 known citations (h-index: 19). He received five (5) times Best Paper Awards in International Conferences on Advanced Learning Technologies (November 2010, July 2009, July 2007, August 2004, August 2001). He is Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Educational Technology and Society Journal (impact factor 1.066, 2010), Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies (TLT) Journal, Member of the Editorial Board of (17) International Journals, Member of the Advisory Board of (2) International Journals and Guest Co-Editor in (17) Special Issues of International Journals. His participation in the organization of international/national scientific conferences involves: General Chair in (13) International Conferences, Program Committee Chair in (15) International Conferences, Memberships in (238) Program Committees in International Conferences and Memberships in (8) Program Committees in National Conferences. He has been a Keynote/ Invited Speaker in (19) International Conferences and (14) National Conferences. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and the elected Chair of the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Learning Technology (LTTC).
Silvana Aciar is a PhD is a PhD in Information Technology in the Computer Science Institute at the Nacional University if San Juan, Argentina. She received a Ph.D at University of Girona, Spain in 2007.
Silvana Aciar’s research is broadly in Recommender Systems and Personalization including mining opinion to create tourist’s user models, detecting emotions and cultural aspects in the e-learning recommender system, design of collaborative and accessible learning digital repositories and affective conversational agents for e-learning.
She is working in several international projects with prestigious research groups from Brazil, France, Spain, Italy, Colombia, Chile, Uruguay and Panama.
Sabine Graf is Assistant Professor at Athabasca University, School of Computing and Information Systems, in Canada. She has a PhD from Vienna University of Technology, Austria. Her research interests include adaptivity and personalization, student modeling, ubiquitous and mobile learning, artificial intelligence, and collaborative learning technologies. Dr. Graf has published more than 50 journal papers, book chapters, and conference papers, of which three conference papers were awarded with the best paper award. She is editor of the Learning Technology Newsletter, a publication of the IEEE Computer Society’s Technical Committee on Learning Technology (TCLT). Dr. Graf has given invited talks at universities/companies in Austria, Canada, New Zealand, Taiwan, and UK. She is involved in research projects dealing with mobile and ubiquitous learning, adaptivity and personalization in learning systems, student modeling, and the application of e-learning at universities.
Dr. Kinshuk is iCORE/Xerox/Markin Industrial Research Chair for Adaptivity and Personalization in Informatics, and Full Professor and Director of School of Computing and Information Systems at Athabasca University, Canada. He has a PhD from De Montfort University, United Kingdom. Areas of his research interests include adaptive and personalizedd learning technologies, mobile and location aware learning systems, cognitive profiling and interactive technologies. With more than 275 research publications in refereed journals, international refereed conferences and book chapters, he is frequently invited as keynote or principal speaker in international conferences and visiting professor around the world. In his on-going sustained professional activities, he has initiated professional movements at international and national levels. At the international level, He is Founding Chair of IEEE Technical Committee on Learning Technologies, and Founding Editor of the Educational Technology & Society Journal (SSCI indexed with Impact Factor of 0.904 according to Thomson Scientific 2008 Journal Citations Report). At the national level, he is Founding Chair of the New Zealand Chapter of ACM SIG on Computer-Human Interaction, and Past President of the Distance Education Association of New Zealand.
Jorge Couchet is researcher at aDeNu, a research and development (R&D) group at the Artificial IntelligenceDepartment of the Spanish National University for Distance Education (UNED).
He holds a Diploma in Computer Engineering from Republic University, Uruguay. He has a MBA from Catholic University, Uruguay. A master in Machine Learning from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain.Currently is pursuing a PhD degree in Machine Learning in aDeNu. His research interests include artificialintelligence, adaptivity and personalization, collaborative learning technologies and semantic web.He has 10-year professional experience working for transnational companies as IBM and Shell. In the last six year he has been actively involved in the academic life, working in several research projects, as thedeveloping a new algorithm to the analysis of network data in the computer security domain, and thedeveloping of a new technique (LMATRIX) to visualize complex sequence of data. Lately, he is involved inthe European project EU4ALL (www.eu4all-project.eu) as a researcher in adaptive technologies. He is alsothe creator of Every1Tutor (https://drumbeat.org/en-US/projects/every1tutor-everyone-a-tutor/), where he isexperimenting with collaborative learning approaches.