General Co-Chairs

Prof. María Fernanda Cabrera. Superior Technical School of Telecommunications Engineers, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain. She is a Telecommunication Engineer, with a PhD in Biomedical engineering, working as Associate Professor of Bioengineering at the Telecommunication School. She is the Innovation Director of Life Supporting Technologies (LifeSTech) research group. Apart from the teaching activities, she works as project coordinator and technical manager in different EU and national research funded projects. She has acted as project coordinator, technical or quality manager in 10 research projects funded by the European Commission. She has participated in over 30 EU projects so far. Her field of expertise covers a wide range of applications in the domains of the ICT applied to different sectors like culture, health and social inclusion, including personalisation of services and content, ambient intelligence framework services, application development for mobile phones and accessibility of ICT. She is the author of more than 100 scientific papers in national and international journals.

Prof. Liming Chen is chair Professor of Computer Science in the School of Computer Science and Informatics, De Monfort University, United Kingdom where he leads the Context, Intelligence and Interaction Research Group.. His research interests include context computing, agent based intelligent systems, human machine interaction and smart environments with special emphases on knowledge-based data / activity modelling, activity recognition, behaviour analysis and personalisation in SH based assisted living. Liming has over 160 peer-reviewed publications in internationally recognised high-profile journals and conferences. He is the general chair or program chair for IEEE UIC2017, IEEE HealthCom2017, SAI Computing 2017, IEEE UIC2016, IntelliSys2016, MoMM2015/2014/2013, SAI2015/2013, IWAAL2014, UCAMI2013, and an organising chair of many workshops such as Romart-City2016 and SAGAware2015/2012, associate editor of IEEE THMS, assistant EIC for IJPCC and guest editors for IEEE THMS, PMC and IJDSN.

Professor Chris Nugent (BEng; DPHil; PgCUT; MIET; MIEEE; FHEA). Chris is the Head of School of Computing and holds the position of Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Ulster University. His research within biomedical engineering addresses the themes of the development and evaluation of technologies to support ambient assisted living. Specifically, this has involved research in the topics of mobile based reminding solutions, activity recognition and behaviour modelling and more recently technology adoption modelling. He has published extensively in these areas with papers spanning theoretical, clinical and biomedical engineering domains. He has been a grant holder of Research Projects funded by National, European and International funding bodies. He is the Group Leader of the Smart Environments Research Group and also the co-Principal Investigator of the Connected Health Innovation Centre at Ulster University.


Technical Program Committee

Oliver Amft. Passau University, Germany.

 Sten Hanke. Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Austria.

Elsbeth van Dam. Noldus Innovation Technology BV, Netherlands.

David Walker. Home Health Monitoring, Philips Research, United Kingdom.

Markus Vincze. Technical University of Vienna, Austria.

Dimitrios Tzovaras. Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Greece.

Fernando Salvago. Ingeniería y Soluciones Informáticas del Sur, Spain.

Konstantinos Votis. Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Greece.

Johannes Kropf. Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Austria.

Rebeca García-Betances. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain.