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Program Committee

Program Co-Chairs


H. Lane
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
United States
http://hchadlane.net


Brief Bio

H. Chad Lane is an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology and Informatics at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA. Prof. Lane's research focuses on the design, use, and impacts of intelligent technologies for learning and behavior change. This work involves blending techniques from the entertainment industry (that foster engagement) with those from artificial intelligence and intelligent tutoring systems (that promote learning), as well as running studies to better understand whether and how the resulting learning experiences impact learners. He has led design-based re search projects involving educational games, intelligent tutoring systems, and immersive technologies. His current work focuses on the uses of game and sensing technologies for science learning in informal learning contexts. Prior to joining UIUC in early 2015, he was Director of Learning Sciences Research at the University of Southern California’s Institute for Creative Technologies where he led highly interdisciplinary efforts to build and evaluate a variety of educational technologies covering wide-ranging topics such as science learning, intercultural competence, gardening/cooking, computer programming, and motivational interviewing. He has over 60 publications, delivered invited talks around the U.S and Europe, and has hands-on experiences in informal and formal learning contexts. He was director of the Joseph Baldwin Academy from 1996-1998, an academic summer camp for kids in Missouri, and earned his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh in 2004. There, he conducted his doctoral research on intelligent learning technologies for problem understanding and solving skills in the Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC).

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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 >>



PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Dor Abrahamson, University of California, Berkeley, United States
Mehdi Adda, Université du Québec à Rimouski, Canada
Zehra Altinay, Near East University, Cyprus
Fahriye Altinay, Near East University, Cyprus
António Andrade, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Portugal
Francisco Arcega, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
Breno Azevedo, Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia Fluminense, Brazil
Emily Bagarukayo, Makerere University, Uganda
Nilufar Baghaei, Unitec, New Zealand
Adriano Baratè, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Jorge Barbosa, UNISINOS, Brazil
João Barros, Polytechnic Institute of Beja, Portugal
Antonio Bartolomé Pina, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
Patrícia Bassani, Universidade Feevale, Brazil
Pavol Bistak, Slovak University of Technology, Slovak Republic
Andreas Bollin, Klagenfurt University, Austria
Ivana Bosnic, University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, Croatia
Patrice Bouvier, XIWEN Studio, France
Tharrenos Bratitsis, University of Western Macedonia, Greece
Martin Bush, London South Bank University, United Kingdom
Manuel Caeiro Rodríguez, University of Vigo, Spain
Chris Campbell, Griffith University, Australia
Vítor Carvalho, IPCA-EST & Algoritmi Research Centre, UM, Portugal
Mohamed Chatti, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
António Coelho, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Fernando Costa, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Gennaro Costagliola, Università di Salerno, Italy
Manuel Perez Cota, Universidade de Vigo, Spain
Caroline Crawford, University of Houston-Clear Lake, United States
Rogério da Silva, University of Houston-Victoria, United States
Sergiu Dascalu, University of Nevada, Reno, United States
Angélica de Antonio, Universidad Politécnica de Madrd, Spain
Luis de-la-Fuente-Valentín, Universidad Internacional de la Rioja, Spain
Amir Dirin, Haaga-Helia UAS, Finland
Ishbel Duncan, University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom
Olga Dziabenko, Universidad de Deusto, Spain
Martin Ebner, Technische Universität Graz, Austria
Nour El Mawas, Université de Lille, France
Vladimir Estivill-Castro, Griffith University, Australia
Filomena Ferrucci, Università di Salerno, Italy
Gustavo Figueroa, Instituto Nacional de Electricidad y Energías Limpias, Mexico
Davide Fossati, Emory University, United States
Rita Francese, Università degli Studi di Salerno, Italy
Judith Gal-Ezer, The Open University of Israel, Israel
Biswadip Ghosh, Metropolitan State University of Denver, United States
Henrique Gil, Escola Superior de Educação do Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco, Portugal
Denis Gillet, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
Apostolos Gkamas, University Ecclesiastical Academy of Vella, Ioannina, Greece
Nuno Gonçalves, Superior School of Technology, Polithecnical Institute of Setúbal, Portugal
Carina Gonzalez, Universidad de la Laguna, Spain
Ana González Marcos, Universidad de la Rioja, Spain
Anandha Gopalan, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Christian Guetl, Graz University of Technology, Austria
David Guralnick, Kaleidoscope Learning, United States
Joerg Haake, FernUniversitaet in Hagen, Germany
Leontios Hadjileontiadis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Ibrahim Hameed, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Ålesund, Norway
Yasunari Harada, Waseda University, Japan
Oriel Herrera, Universidad Catolica de Temuco, Chile
Janet Hughes, The Open University, United Kingdom
Dirk Ifenthaler, University of Mannheim, Germany
Ivan Ivanov, SUNY Empire State College, United States
Marc Jansen, University of Applied Sciences Ruhr West, Germany
Stéphanie Jean-Daubias, Université Claude Bernard - Lyon 1 / LIRIS, France
Michail Kalogiannakis, University of Crete, Greece
Alexandra Kanellis, Saint Leo University, United States
Vaggelis Kapoulas, Computer Technology Institute and Press "Diophantus", Greece
Charalampos Karagiannidis, University of Thessaly, Greece
Ilias Karasavvidis, University of Thessaly, Greece
Jalal Kawash, University of Calgary, Canada
Mizue Kayama, Shinshu University, Japan
Shakeel Khoja, Institute of Business Administration, Karachi, Pakistan
ChanMin Kim, Penn State University, United States
Rob Koper, Open University of the Netherlands, Netherlands
Maria Kordaki, University of the Aegean, Greece
Miroslav Kulich, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Lam-for Kwok, City University of Hong Kong, China
Jean-Marc Labat, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France
Teresa Larkin, American University, United States
Celina Leão, University of Minho, Portugal
Chien-Sing Lee, Sunway University, Malaysia
Newton Lee, Newton Lee Laboratories LLC and Institute for Education Research and Scholarships, United States
Marie Lefevre, University Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France
José Alberto Lencastre, University of Minho, Portugal
Veronica Liesaputra, Unitec Institute of Technology, New Zealand
Andreas Lingnau, Ruhr West University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Luca Andrea Ludovico, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Krystina Madej, Georgia Tech, United States
Maria Marcelino, UC, Portugal
Jacek Marciniak, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland
Ivana Marenzi, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany
Alke Martens, Universität of Rostock, Germany
Oscar Martinez Bonastre, Miguel Hernandez University, Spain
Bruce Maxim, University of Michigan-Dearborn, United States
Madeth May, Le Mans Université, France
Elvis Mazzoni, University of Bologna, Italy
José Carlos Metrôlho, Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco, Portugal
Peter Mikulecky, University of Hradec Kralove, Faculty of Informatics and Management, Czech Republic
Gyöngyvér Molnár, University of Szeged, Hungary
Jerzy Moscinski, Silesian University of Technology, Poland
Wolfgang Mueller, Weingarten University of Education, Germany
Jogesh Muppala, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Hiroyuki Nagataki, Osaka Electro-Communication University, Japan
Ryohei Nakatsu, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Gali Naveh, Shamoon College of Engineering, Israel
Dade Nurjanah, School of Computing, Telkom University, Indonesia
Ebba Ossiannilsson, The Swedish Association for Distance Education (SADE), Sweden
Alessandro Pagano, University of Bari, Italy
José Palma, Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Setúbal, Portugal
Stamatis Papadakis, University of Crete, Greece
Pantelis Papadopoulos, Aarhus University, Denmark
Emanuel Peres, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro/Inesc-Tec, Portugal
Donatella Persico, Consiglio Nazionale Ricerche (CNR)- Italian National Research Council, Italy
Alfredo Pina, Public University of Navarra, Spain
Elvira Popescu, University of Craiova, Romania
Augustin Prodan, Iuliu Hatieganu University, Romania
Ricardo Queirós, DI/ESEIG & CRACS, Portugal
Muthu Ramachandran, Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom
Fernando Ramos, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Eliseo Reategui, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Fernando Ribeiro, Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco, Portugal
Razvan Rughinis, University "Politehnica" of Bucharest, Romania
Juan M. Santos, University of Vigo, Spain
Georg Schneider, Trier University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Wolfgang Schreiner, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Juarez Bento da Silva, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
Jane Sinclair, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Natalya Snytnikova, Novosibirsk State University, Russian Federation
Filomena Soares, Algoritmi Research Centre, UM, Portugal
Michael Sonntag, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Marcus Specht, Open University of The Netherlands, Netherlands
Claudia Steinberger, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
Nestori Syynimaa, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Tomas Trescak, Western Sydney University, Australia
Maria Uther, University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Michael Vallance, Future University Hakodate, Japan
Ioannis Vardiambasis, Technological Educational Institute (TEI) of Crete, Greece
Carlos Vaz de Carvalho, ISEP, Portugal
Giuliano Vivanet, University of Cagliari, Italy
Pieter de Vries, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Yuan-Kai Wang, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan
Leandro Wives, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Thomas Zarouchas, Computer Technology Institute and Press "Diophantus", Greece
Iveta Zolotova, Technical University in Kosice, Faculty of Electrotechnics and Informatics, Slovak Republic

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