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Conference Chair


Jose Braz
Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Setúbal
Portugal
http://ltodi.est.ips.pt


Brief Bio
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GRAPP Program Co-Chairs


Kadi Bouatouch
IRISA, University of Rennes 1
France
http://people.irisa.fr/Kadi.Bouatouch


Brief Bio
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
FEUP/INESC TEC
Portugal


Brief Bio
Augusto Sousa (m) got his PhD in 1996 in FEUP (Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto, Portugal), in the area of Computer Graphics/Image Synthesis and Parallel Computing. He has been teaching in the same Faculty since 1983, in areas related to Computer Architectures and Computer Graphics. Currently, he is member of the Executive Board of FEUP, being the Vice-President of the Academic Affairs Council. Between 2008 and 2014, he was the director of MIEIC - Master in Informatics Engineering and Computing (a 5 years master program). Since 1985, he has been a researcher in INESC/INESC Porto, where he was the Coo rdinator of the Information Systems and Computer Graphics Unit. He has been supervisor of several doctoral and masters' theses, in various areas of Computer Graphics, Virtual Reality and Geographical Information Systems. A. Augusto de Sousa has been the main researcher of several R&D projects related to Advanced/Intuitive Interaction, Image Synthesis, Virtual Reality and Multisensory Virtual Environments. As a member of the Executive Board of the Portuguese EUROGRAPHICS Chapter, he was, in two different periods of time, President, Vice-President and Treasurer, as well as a member of the Executive Committee of the EUROGRAPHICS Association itself. ... More >>

 

HUCAPP Program Co-Chairs


Manuela Chessa
University of Genoa
Italy
www.dibris.unige.it/en/chessa-manuela


Brief Bio
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 >>


Alexis Paljic
Mines Paristech
France
http://caor.mines-paristech.fr/users/alexispaljic


Brief Bio
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.

 

IVAPP Program Co-Chairs


Andreas Kerren
Linnaeus University
Sweden
http://cs.lnu.se/isovis/


Brief Bio
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 >>


Christophe Hurter
French Civil Aviation University (ENAC)
France
http://www.recherche.enac.fr/~hurter/


Brief Bio
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 >>

 

VISAPP Program Co-Chairs


Giovanni Maria Farinella
Università di Catania
Italy
www.dmi.unict.it/farinella


Brief Bio
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
Spain
www.cvc.uab.es


Brief Bio
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 >>

 

GRAPP Area Chairs


Area: Animation and Simulation
Verónica Orvalho
Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto
Portugal


Brief Bio
Verónica Orvalho is an optimist engineer. Veronica has a PhD in Computer Graphic, is a Professor at Porto University and the founder and CEO of Didimo. Fascinated by the many ways in which people communicate, learn and share knowledge, she set out to discover a new way to interact and install trust and empathy in the digital era – at scale. She recently gave a TEDx talk, received the Women Who Tech Award in New York and the IBM scientific award. Veronica is an international speaker and an active member of the SIGGRAPH community. Her inventions have been used by Universal Studios, Sony, Microsoft and Amazon.


Area: Rendering
Daniel Meneveaux
University of Poitiers
France


Brief Bio
Daniel Meneveaux is a Professor at the University of Poitiers (France) and XLIM institute (CNRS UMR 7252). He was awarded a Ph.D. degree in 1998 from the university of Rennes (France), hired as Associate Professor in 1999. His fields of interest are lighting simulation, image-based rendering, complex indoor scenes management, with some extensions to topology-based geometric modeling and hierarchical representations.


Area: Interactive Environments
Daniel Gonçalves
INESC-ID, Instituto Superior Técnico
Portugal


Brief Bio
Daniel Gonçalves is a researcher at the Visualization and Multimodal Interfaces Group of INESC-ID and Professor of Computer Science at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST/UL), the School of Engineering of the University of Lisboa, Portugal. His research encompasses the areas of Human-Computer Interaction, Information Visualization, Personal Information Management and Gamification, and has published over 170 peer-reviewed publications in those areas, as well as being the co-author of a textbook on Human-Computer Interaction. He was one of the organizers and Technical Program Chair of IFIP INTERACT and ACM Internationa l Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, is member of the Editorial Board of the Universal Access to the Information Society journal, ACM Senior Member, and member of the Board of Directors of the Portuguese Computer Graphics Group (the national Eurographics chapter). ... More >>


Area: Geometry and Modeling
Gustavo Patow
Universitat de Girona
Spain


Brief Bio
Gustavo Patow is an Associate Professor at the Universitat de Girona, Spain. He received his PhD from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain, and currently is head of the Geometry and Graphics Group (GGG). He has led several international and national projects, including urbanEvolution that studies the temporal evolution of different aspects of the urban structure; and the GEN3DLIVE project for 3D models from large data sets for human environments and life quality.

 

HUCAPP Area Chairs


Area: Agents and Human Interaction
Catherine Pelachaud
CNRS/University of Pierre and Marie Curie
France


Brief Bio
Catherine Pelachaud is a Director of Research at CNRS in the laboratory ISIR, University of Pierre and Marie Curie. Her research interest includes embodied conversational agent, nonverbal communication (face, gaze, and gesture), expressive behaviors and socio-emotional agents. She is associate editors of several journals among which IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing, ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems and Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces. She has co-edited several books on virtual agents and emotion-oriented systems. She is recipient of the ACM – SIGAI Autonomous Agents Research Award 2015. Her Siggraph’94 paper received the Influential paper Award of IFAAMAS (the International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems). ... More >>


Area: Theories, Models and User Evaluation
Federico Botella
Miguel Hernandez University of Elche
Spain


Brief Bio
Federico Botella is an Associate Professor with the Department of Statistics, Mathematics and Computer Science, Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche (MHU), Elche, Spain, where he currently leads the Webdecision Research Group. He is also a member of the “Operations Research Center” University Institute of the UMH. He has contributed to several national and international journals and conferences as an author, a reviewer, or a member of program committees. His research is focused on HCI, usability, accessibility, UX, and CX. He is an ACM Member and a SIGCHI Member, as well as an AIPO Member (Spanish Chapter of SIG CHI). ... More >>


Area: Interaction Techniques and Devices
Wolfgang Hürst
Utrecht University
Netherlands


Brief Bio
Wolfgang Hürst is an assistant professor at the Department of Information and Computing Sciences at Utrecht University, The Netherlands. His research interests include mobile computing, human-computer interaction, augmented and virtual reality, and multimedia systems and technologies, mostly with a focus on gaming and media interaction. He is on the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Multimedia and IEEE MultiMedia and was instrumental in the establishment of the new IEEE Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality (IEEE AIVR).

 

IVAPP Area Chairs


Area: Abstract Data Visualization
Stefan Jänicke
Leipzig University
Germany


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Area: Spatial Data Visualization
Jan-Henrik Haunert
University of Bonn
Germany


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Area: General Data Visualization
Romain Vuillemot
LIRIS
France
http://liris.cnrs.fr/romain.vuillemot/


Brief Bio
Romain Vuillemot is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Ecole Centrale de Lyon, Université de Lyon, France. His research interests include information visualization, visual analytics, and human-computer interactions, with a focus on advanced interaction techniques to include humans in the loop of complex predictive analytics processes. Vuillemot has a PhD in computer science from INSA de Lyon.

 

VISAPP Area Chairs


Area: Mobile and Egocentric Vision for Humans and Robots
Dimitri Ognibene
University of Essex
United Kingdom


Brief Bio
Dimitri Ognibene, PhD, has joined University of Essex as Lecturer in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence in October 2017. His research interests span from Robotics and Machine Learning to Computational Neuroscience. He aims to endow adaptive artificial systems with the exploratory skills and active perception capabilities necessary to tackle complex social environments. He was Marie Curie Fellow at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, focusing on the development of algorithms for intelligent social agents with bounded computational and sensory resources. Before he has been developing algorithms for active vision i n industrial robotic tasks as a Research Associate (RA) at Centre for Robotics Research, Kings College London; devising Bayesian methods and robotic models for attention in social and dynamic environments as a RA at the Personal Robotics Laboratory in Imperial College London. During his PhD he studied the interaction between active vision and autonomous learning in neuro-robotic models at the Institute of Cognitive Science and Technologies of the Italian Research Council (ISTC CNR). He also collaborated with Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging (UCL) to address the exploration issue in Predictive Coding, the currently dominant neurocomputational modelling paradigm. Dr Ognibene has also been Visiting Researcher at Bounded Resource Reasoning Laboratory in UMass and at University of Reykjavik (Iceland) exploring the symmetries between active sensor control and active computation or metareasoning. Dr Ognibene presented his work in several international conferences on artificial intelligence (IJCAI), adaptation (SAB), and development (ICDL) and published on international peer-reviewed journals. Dr Ognibene was invited to speak at the International Symposium for Attention in Cognitive Systems (2013 and 2014) as well as in other various neuroscience, robotics and machine-learning international venues. In 2017, he organised a workshop on Active Vision in Human Robot Collaboration at ICIAP2017. Dr Ognibene is Associate Editor of Paladyn, Journal of Behavioral Robotics, Review Editor for Frontiers in Bionics and Biomimetics, as well as in Computational Intelligence. He has been part of the chair or program committee member of several international conferences and symposiums. ... More >>


Area: Applications and Services
George Azzopardi
University of Groningen, Netherlands and University of Malta
Malta
http://www.cs.rug.nl/~george


Brief Bio
George Azzopardi is assistant professor of computer science at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. In 2013, he received PhD cum laude in computer science from the same University, and before that he received BSc (Hons) and MSc degrees in computer science from the Goldsmiths, and Queen Mary Universities of London, respectively. He is (co)-author of more than 60 peer-reviewed publications, co-edited two volumes of conference proceedings and two special issues, and is associate editor of the journals Pattern Recognition and Pattern Recognition Letters. He co-promoted three Ph.D. candidates and is also a pa rticipant in the EU H2020 project 4NSEEK. His research interests include pattern recognition, machine learning, signal processing, medical image analysis, and information. ... More >>


Area: Image and Video Understanding
Fabio Galasso
OSRAM GmbH
Germany
http://fabiogalasso.org/


Brief Bio
Dr Fabio Galasso heads the Computer Vision Department at OSRAM (Munich, Germany), an international team conducting R&D in artificial intelligence, computer vision and machine learning, in relation to smart lighting applications. Prior to OSRAM, Fabio has conducted academic research and piloted novel research directions in video analysis at the University of Cambridge (UK) and at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics (Germany). He received his Master's Degree cum laude from the RomaTre University (Italy) and his PhD from the University of Cambridge (UK). Fabio is an active member of the computer vision and ma chine learning community and served recently as area chair at international conferences, as reviewer for journals and conferences and as co-chair of international workshops. ... More >>


Area: Image and Video Formation, Preprocessing and Analysis
Filippo Stanco
Università di Catania
Italy
www.dmi.unict.it/fstanco


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Area: Mobile and Egocentric Vision for Humans and Robots
Antonino Furnari
University of Catania
Italy


Brief Bio
Antonino Furnari is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Catania. He received his bachelor's degree and master's degree in computer science (both magna cum laude) in 2010 and 2013 respectively from the University of Catania. He received his PhD in Mathematics and Computer Science in 2016 from the University of Catania. He is member of the IPLAB (University of Catania) research group since 2012 and, since 2013, he is a research member of the joint laboratory STMicroelectronics - University of Catania, Italy. He is author or co-author of more than 30 papers in international book chapters, international journa ls and international conference proceedings. Since 2017 he serves as a contract professor at the Department of Mathematics and Computer science, University of Catania, Italy. Since 2017 he serves as academic assessment chair at the International Computer Vision Summer School (ICVSS). His research interests concern Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition, and Machine Learning, with focus on First Person Vision. Personal web page: http://dmi.unict.it/~furnari ... More >>


Area: Image and Video Understanding
Mariella Dimiccoli
University of Barcelona
Spain


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Area: Motion, Tracking and Stereo Vision
Jun Sato
Nagoya Institute of Technology
Japan


Brief Bio
Jun Sato received Ph.D. degree from the University of Cambridge in 1997, and he is currently a professor at Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan. He received the Best Scientific Paper Award at the British Machine Vision Conference in 1994 and 1997. He published more than 200 papers in journals and conference proceedings about 3D reconstruction, visualization and imaging. He is an associate editor of the International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV).


Area: Image and Video Formation, Preprocessing and Analysis
Raimondo Schettini
University of Milano - Bicocca
Italy


Brief Bio
Raimondo Schettini is a professor at the University of Milano Bicocca (Italy). He is head of the Imaging and Vision Lab. He has been associated with the Italian National Research Council since 1987, where he led the color imaging lab from 1990 to 2002. He has been a team leader in several research projects and published more than 300 refereed papers and eight patents about color reproduction, and image processing, analysis, and classification. He is a fellow of the International Association of Pattern Recognition for his contributions to pattern recognition research and color image analysis.

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