Officers

 

Barbara Rita Barricelli
Chair

Assistant Professor at Department of Computer Science of Università degli Studi di Milano (Italy), where she obtained her PhD in Computer Science. Her research interests are Human-Computer Interaction, End-User Development, Computer Semiotics and Semiotic Engineering, Creative and Participatory Design. She has been involved in several International and Italian projects in collaboration with universities, research institutes, and private companies.

Jose Abdelnour-Nocera
Vice-Chair

Associate Professor in Sociotechnical Design and Head of The Sociotechnical Centre for Internationalisation and User Experience at the University of West London. He is also co-chair of the sociotechnical specialist group for the British Computer Society. His interests lie in the sociotechnical and cultural aspects of systems design, development and use. In pursuing these interests, he has been involved as researcher and consultant in several projects in the UK and overseas in the domains of e-learning in social development, e-commerce, e-governance, and enterprise resource planning systems.

Pedro Campos
Vice-Chair

Assistant Professor at the University of Madeira, Portugal, and Vice President of the Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute. He is Area Coordinator for Computer Engineering and Interactive Media Design at the University of Madeira. He is also Associate Researcher at the Visualization and Intelligent Multimodal Interfaces Group at INESC-ID Lisbon. He is a founding member of IFIP’s Technical Committee 13.6 on Human Work Interaction Design and is also the Portuguese National Representative for HCI at the IFIP TC13. Pedro serves the editorial board and program committee of several Human-Computer Interaction journals and conferences.

Torkil Clemmensen
Vice-Chair

PhD, Professor mso at Department of IT Management, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. His interest is in Human-Computer Interaction, in particular psychology as a science of design. The focus of his research is on cultural psychological perspectives on usability and user experience. As chair of International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP), TC Human-Computer Interaction’s Working Group 13.6 on Human Work Interaction Design (HWID) 2009-2014, he has co-organized a series of international working conferences on work analysis and usability/user experiences in organisational, human, social and cultural contexts. He has been involved in EU, Danish, and International research projects.

Arminda Lopes
Vice-Chair

Professor at Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco, Portugal, for twenty years. She is a research fellow at Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute (M-iti) in Portugal. She had several management duties at her institution: school vice-director, president of the scientific and president of the pedagogical boards. Her research interests are mainly: Human Computer Interaction, Information Systems and Technology for Organizational Agility, Intelligence and Resilience; and Research Methodologies. The focus of her Research is on Social Informatics, Interaction Design, Human Work Interaction Design, Creativity and Innovation, Collaborative Work, and Quality of Life Technologies. Arminda has collaborated in different research projects either in Portugal or internationally.

Dinesh Katre
Vice-Chair

Senior Director & HOD of Human-Centred Design and Computing (HCDC) Group at C-DAC Pune. Presently, he is spearheading the prestigious National Virtual Library of India (NVLI) project which is envisaged as India's cultural search engine. In this project, his research explorations in HCI are involved in the design and development of semantic search & retrieval, ontology based knowledge structuring, personalization through user behavior tracking, crowdsourcing, analytics and visualization. He is also involved in the development of SMART Museum / Monuments based on Internet of Things (IoT). He is a member of International Expert Committee to advise UNESCO Memory of the World. His publications include edited / authored books and over fifty research papers mostly in the fields of HCI and Digital Preservation.

Frederica Gonçalves
Secretary Officer

PhD, is a Invited Assistant Professor at University of Madeira and Researcher at Madeira-ITI/LARSyS, Portugal. Designing news ways for people have an easier access to reading and writing with novel tools or user interfaces (Creativity Support Tools and HCI), is the main thread of her research. Since creativity can spring forth from anything and the intensification of digital computing accelerated today’s society in all its forms, she is also interested in research areas such as Creativity, Human Work Interaction Design and Interactive Technologies for Well-Being. Previously, she worked as a computer science teacher at higher school for eight years. She is member of IFIP TC 13, WG 13.6 since October 2014.