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Conference Chair

Jose Braz
Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Setúbal

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GRAPP Program Co-Chairs

Kadi Bouatouch
IRISA, University of Rennes 1

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Professor Kadi Bouatouch is an electronics and automatic systems engineer (ENSEM 1974). He was awarded a PhD in 1977 (University of Nancy 1) and a higher doctorate on computer science in the field of computer graphics in 1989 (University of Rennes 1). He is working on global illumination, lighting simulation for complex environments, GPU based rendering and computer vision. He is currently Professor at the university of Rennes 1 (France) and researcher at IRISA Rennes (Institut de Recherche en Informatique et Systèmes Aléatoires). He is the head of the FRVSense team within IRISA. He is a member of Eurographics, A CM and IEEE. He was/is member of the program committee of several conferences and workshops and referee for several Computer Graphics journals such as: The Visual Computer, ACM Trans. On Graphics, IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, IEEE Trans. On Visualization and Computer Graphics, IEEE Trans. ... More >>

A. Augusto Sousa

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HUCAPP Program Co-Chairs

Alexis Paljic
Mines Paristech

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Alexis Paljic is an associate professor in the Centre for Robotics, PSL-Research University, Mines ParisTech. His research field is immersion and interaction in virtual reality. He conducts research to explore the conditions of realistic response in virtual reality in the context of predictive use of VR, such as industrial design or therapy. He also seeks to adapt immersion and interaction in the context of wide public use of VR: emerging forms of cinema, games, or cultural mediation.

Manuela Chessa
University of Genoa

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Manuela Chessa is a Assistant Professor at Dept. of Informatics, Bioengineering, Robotics, and Systems Engineering. She received her MSc in 2005, and the Ph.D. in 2009, under the supervision of Prof. S. P. Sabatini. Her research interests are focused on the study of biological and artificial vision systems, on the development of bioinspired models, and of natural human-machine interfaces based on virtual, augmented and mixed reality. She studies the use of novel sensing technologies (e.g. Microsoft Kinect, Leap Motion, Intel Real Sense) and of visualization devices (e.g. 3D monitors, head-mounted-displays, tabl ets) to develop natural interaction systems, always having in mind the human perception. She has been involved in several national and international research projects. She is author and co-author of 55 peer reviewed scientific papers, both on ISI journal and on International Conferences, of 5 book chapters, and of 2 edited book. ... More >>


IVAPP Program Co-Chairs

Christophe Hurter
French Civil Aviation University (ENAC)

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Christophe Hurter is professor at the Interactive Data Visualization group (part of the DEVI team) of the French Civil Aviation University (ENAC) in Toulouse, France. He is also an associate researcher at the research center for the French Military Air Force Test Center (CReA). His research cover information visualization (InfoVis) and human-computer interaction (HCI), especially the visualization of multivariate data in space and time. He also investigates the design of scalable visual interfaces and the development of pixel based rendering techniques. Throughout His career, he has been involved with several pr ojects including: Interactive Big Data exploration tools, graph simplifications (edge bundling), paper based interactions, augmented and virtual reality, 3D visualization... ... More >>

Andreas Kerren
Linnaeus University

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Andreas Kerren received the BS and MS degrees as well as his PhD degree from the Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany. He is currently a Full Professor in Computer Science at the School of Computer Science, Physics and Mathematics, Linnaeus University, Sweden, where he is heading the research group for Information and Software Visualization (ISOVIS). His main research interests include the areas of Information Visualization, Software Visualization, Visual Analytics, and Human-Computer Interaction. He is a member of the ACM, the IEEE Computer Society and of various networks such as the European Network on Wor d Structure or the IFIP Working Group 13.7: HCI and Visualization. ... More >>


VISAPP Program Co-Chairs

Giovanni Maria Farinella
Università di Catania

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Giovanni Maria Farinella received the M.S. degree in Computer Science (egregia cum laude) from the University of Catania, Italy, in 2004, and the Ph.D. degree in computer science in 2008. He joined the Image Processing Laboratory (IPLAB) at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Catania, in 2008. His research interests lie in the fields of computer vision, pattern recognition and machine learning. He has edited five volumes and coauthored more than 100 papers in international journals, conference proceedings and book chapters. He is a co-inventor of five international patents. He serves as a reviewer and on the programme committee for major international journals and international conferences. He founded (in 2006) and currently directs the International Computer Vision Summer School (ICVSS). ... More >>

Petia Radeva
Computer Vision Center, Universitat de Barcelona

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Prof. Petia Radeva completed her undergraduate study on Applied Mathematics and Informatics at the University of Sofia, Bulgaria, in 1989. In 1996, she received a Ph.D. degree in Computer Vision at UAB. In 2007, she moved as Tenured Associate professor at the Universitat de Barcelona (UB), Department of Mathematics and Informatics, where from 2009 to 2013 she was Director of Computer Science Undergraduate Studies. In 2018, Petia Radeva became Full professor at the Universitat de Barcelona. Petia Radeva is Head of the Consolidated Group Computer Vision at the University of Barcelona (CVUB) at UB (www.ub.edu/cvub) and Head of the Medical Imaging Laboratory of Computer Vision Center (www.cvc.uab.es). Petia Radeva’s research interests are on Development of learning-based approaches (especially, deep learning) for computer vision, and their application to health. Currently, she is involved on projects that study the application of wearable cameras and life-logging, to extract visual diary of individuals to be used for memory reinforcement of patients with mental diseases (e.g. Mild cognitive impairment). Moreover, she is exploring how to extract semantically meaningful events that characterize lifestyle and healthy habits of people from egocentric data. Petia Radeva is Principal Investigator of the Universitat de Barcelona in two European projects devoted to food intake monitoring for patients with kidney transplants and for older people. There her team applies most recent and advanced methods for food image analysis using Deep learning models. Petia Radeva is REA-FET-OPEN vice-chair from 2015 and has actively participated from 2018 as a mentor in the Wild Cards EIT program. Petia Radeva is associate editor of Pattern Recognition journal and International Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation. She obtained the ICREA award from the Catalonian Government for her scientific merits in 2014, the international award “Aurora Pons Porrata” from CIARP in 2016 and the Prize “Antonio Caparrós” for the best technology transfer project of 2013. ... More >>