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Program Chair

Andreas Holzinger
Medical University Graz

Brief Bio
Andreas Holzinger is head of the Research Unit Human–Computer Interaction, Institute of Medical Informatics, Statistics and Documentation, Medical University Graz, Associate Professor of Applied Informatics at the Faculty of Computer Science, Institute of Informationsystems and Computer Media and Lecturer at the Faculty of Electrical and Information Engineering, Institute of Genomics and Bioinformatics at Graz University of Technology. He serves as consultant for the Canadian, Swiss, French and Dutch Government, for the German Excellence Initiative and as national expert in the European Comm ission (Lisbon Delegate 2000). Andreas, born 1963, started as an apprentice in Information Technology in 1978; while working as an industrial engineer, he resumed a parallel second-chance education, finished his PhD in Cognitive Science in 1997 and completed his second doctorate (Habilitation) in Computer Science in 2003. Since 1999 participation in leading positions in 30+ R&D multi-national projects, budget 3+ MEUR;300+ publications, 3600+ citations; Andreas was Visiting Professor in Berlin, Innsbruck, Vienna, London, and Aachen. He is passionate on bringing together Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD), with the goal of supporting human intelligence with machine intelligence – to discover new, previously unknown insights into complex biomedical data. Homepage:; Current main lecture: ... More >>


Jean-Marie Aerts, M3-BIORES, Katholieke Universitëit Leuven, Belgium
Jesús B. Alonso, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Philip Azariadis, University of the Aegean, Greece
Luis Azevedo, Anditec, Portugal
Carryl Baldwin, George Mason University, United States
Panagiotis D. Bamidis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Alcimar Barbosa Soares, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Brazil
Emiliano Barreto Hernandez, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia
Rémi Bastide, Jean-Francois Champollion University, France
Bert-Jan van Beijnum, University of Twente, Netherlands
Peter Bentley, UCL, United Kingdom
Dinesh Bhatia, North Eastern Hill University, India
Luciano Boquete, Alcala University, Spain
Alfred Bruckstein, Technion, Israel
Ahmet Çakir, ERGONOMIC Institute, Germany
Mónica Cameirão, Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute, Portugal
Eric Campo, LAAS CNRS, France
John Chuang, UC Berkeley, United States
Pietro Cipresso, IRCCS Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Italy
Miguel Coimbra, IT, University of Porto, Portugal
Jan Cornelis, VUB, Belgium
David Cornforth, University of Newcastle, Australia
Fernando Cruz, College of Technology of Setubal/Polytechnic Institute of Setubal, Portugal
Antoine Danchin, Institute of Cardiometabolism and Nutrition, France
Thomas Dandekar, University of Würzburg, Germany
Farzin Deravi, University of Kent, United Kingdom
Sérgio Deusdado, Instituto Politecnico de Bragança, Portugal
George S. Dulikravich, Florida International University, United States
Gintautas Dzemyda, Vilnius University, Lithuania
Anastasios Economides, University of Macedonia, Greece
Christo El Morr, York University, Canada
George Eleftherakis, CITY College, International Faculty of the University of Sheffield, Greece
Paul Fergus, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom
Mireya Fernández Chimeno, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Fabrizio Ferre, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
Dimitrios Fotiadis, University of Ioannina, Greece
Leonardo Franco, Universidad de Málaga, Spain
Ioannis Fudos, University of Ioannina, Greece
Nuno Garcia, University of Beira Interior, Portugal
Juan Carlos Garcia, University of Alcala, Spain
Miguel Angel García Gonzalez, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Paulo Gil, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Kiel Gilleade, , United States
Aaron Golden, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland
Daniel Gonçalves, INESC-ID, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
David Greenhalgh, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom
Max H. Garzon, The University of Memphis, United States
Leontios Hadjileontiadis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Andrew Hamilton-Wright, Mount Allison University, Canada
Clemens Heitzinger, Technical University Vienna (TU Vienna), Austria
Thomas Hinze, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany
Alexander Hörbst, UMIT - Private University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology, Austria
Chun-Hsi Huang, University of Connecticut, United States
Ivan Evgeniev Ivanov, Technical University Sofia, Bulgaria
Bart Jansen, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Sandeep K. Jha, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India
Bo Jin, MilliporeSigma, Merck KGaA, United States
Yasemin Kahya, Bogazici University, Turkey
Bozena Kaminska, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Bridget Kane, Karlstad University Business School, Sweden
Jonghwa Kim, University of Augsburg, Germany
Andrzej Kloczkowski, Ohio State University, United States
Stefanos Kollias, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Shin’ichi Konomi, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Georgios Kontaxakis, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
Ondrej Krejcar, University of Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
Vaclav Kremen, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Dean Krusienski, Old Dominion University, United States
Vinod Kumar, IIT Roorkee, India
Lenka Lhotska, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Ying Li, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, United States
Chun-Cheng Lin, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Huei-Yung Lin, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan
Giuseppe Liotta, University of Perugia, Italy
Martin Lopez-Nores, University of Vigo, Spain
Paulo Emanuel Luzio de Melo, IDMEC-IST/MIT, United States
Christoph M. Friedrich, University of Applied Science and Arts Dortmund, Germany
Mai S. Mabrouk, Misr University for Science and Technology, Egypt
Hari Krishna Maganti, Horowitz Biometrics Limmited, United Kingdom
Dennis Majoe, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Jarmo Malinen, Aalto University, Finland
Dan Mandru, Technical University of Cluj Napoca, Romania
Francesco Marcelloni, University of Pisa, Italy
Jan Mares, University of Chemistry and Technology, Czech Republic
Jorge Martins, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
G. K. Matsopoulos, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Gianluigi Me, Luiss University, Italy
Gerrit Meixner, Heilbronn University, Germany
Silvano Mignanti, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Ji Ming, Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom
Miroslav Minovic, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Yehya Mohamad, Fraunhofer FIT, Germany
Mohyuddin Mohyuddin, King Abdullah International Medical Research Center (KAIMRC), Saudi Arabia
Enid Montague, Northwestern University, United States
Umberto Morbiducci, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Mihaela Morega, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Kazuya Murao, Ritsumeikan University, Japan
Robert W. Newcomb, University of Maryland, United States
Nicoletta Nicolaou, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Domen Novak, University of Wyoming, United States
Ian Oakley, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, Korea, Republic of
Benny P. L. Lo, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Rui Pedro Paiva, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Gonzalo Pajares, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Krzysztof Pancerz, University of Rzeszow, Poland
Shahram Payandeh, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Evan Peck, Bucknell University, United States
Gennaro Percannella, University of Salerno, Italy
Ernesto Pereda, University La Laguna, Spain
Horacio Pérez-Sánchez, Catholic University of Murcia, Spain
Vitor Pires, Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Setúbal - Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal, Portugal
Octavian Postolache, Institute of Telecommunications, Portugal
Ales Prochazka, University of Chemistry and Technology, Czech Republic
Sang-Hoon Rhee, Seoul National University, Korea, Republic of
José Joaquín Rieta, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Luís Rocha, University of Minho, Portugal
David Rocke, University of California, Davis, United States
Carsten Röcker, Ostfestfalen-Lippe UAS and Fraunhofer IOSB-INA, Germany
Marcos Rodrigues, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
Simona E. Rombo, Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica, Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy
Heather Ruskin, Dublin City University, Ireland
Wim L. C. Rutten, University of Twente, Netherlands
Seonghan Ryu, Hannam University, Korea, Republic of
Maytham Safar, Kuwait University, Kuwait
George Sakellaropoulos, University of Patras, Greece
J. Cristian Salgado, University of Chile, Chile
Ovidio Salvetti, National Research Council of Italy - CNR, Italy
Andres Santos, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Henrique Santos, University of Minho, Portugal
Nilanjan Sarkar, Vanderbilt University, United States
Chutham Sawigun, Mahanakorn University of Technology, Thailand
Emanuele Schiavi, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Tanja Schultz, Cognitive Systems Lab (CSL), University of Bremen, Germany
Tapio Seppänen, University of Oulu, Finland
Daniel Simões Lopes, INESC ID Lisboa, Portugal
Pavel Smrz, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Olga Sourina, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Jiri Spilka, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Mu-Chun Su, National Central University, Taiwan
Wallapak Tavanapong, Iowa State University, United States
Miguel Tavares da Silva, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
António Teixeira, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Carlos M. Travieso, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
George Tsihrintzis, University of Piraeus, Greece
Alexander Tsouknidas, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Luis Valente, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Rob van der Mei, CWI Amsterdam, Netherlands
Alfredo Vellido, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Susana Vinga, IDMEC, Portugal
Justin Wan, University of Waterloo, Canada
Yuanyuan Wang, Fudan University, China
Junzo Watada, Universiti Technologi PETRONAS, Malaysia
Quan Wen, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
Didier Wolf, Research Centre for Automatic Control - CRAN CNRS UMR 7039, France
Yingcai Xiao, University of Akron, United States
Vera Yashina, Dorodnicyn Computing Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Federation
Erliang Zeng, University of South Dakota, United States
Huiru Zheng, University of Ulster, United Kingdom
Leming Zhou, University of Pittsburgh, United States
Li Zhuo, Beijing University of Technology, China
André Zúquete, IEETA, IT, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal