Speakers

Prof. Dr. Margareta Lützhöft

Western Norway University of Applied Science, Norway

Margareta Lützhöft is a master mariner, trained at Kalmar Maritime Academy in Sweden. After leaving the sea, she studied for a Bachelor’s degree in Cognitive science and a Master’s in Computer Science. In 2004 she received a PhD in Human-Machine Interaction. Presently she is holding a position as Professor in the MarSafe group at the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, and leader of the MarCATCH Research Centre. Her research interests include human-centered design and the effects of new technology.

Prof. Dr. Tilo Mentler

University of Luebeck, Germany

Tilo Mentler’s research interests are usability and user experience (UX) within the scope of demanding tasks and usability engineering for safety-critical human-machine systems. In this regards, he has a focus on healthcare and medical technology (e.g. mobile and wearable devices in clinical settings), power supply (e.g. Big Data and low voltage management in control rooms) as well as crisis management (e.g. virtual reality for rescue forces).

Prof. Dr. Jessica Cauchard

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

Jessica Cauchard is an assistant professor at Ben Gurion University of the Negev in the department of Industrial Engineering and Management. Her research focuses on wearable, mobile, and ubiquitous computing. She is interested in interaction techniques with devices of the future, and in how people can be supported by technology. Jessica designs, develops, and evaluates novel interaction techniques.

Prof. Dr. Andreas Riener

University of Applied Science Ingolstadt, Germany

Andreas Riener is currently a professor for Human-Machine Interface and Virtual Reality at Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt (THI). Before that, he was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute of Pervasive Computing, University of Linz. His research interests include pervasive/embedded technology with a focus on intelligent transportation systems, vehicular UI’s and cyber-physical automotive systems, human factors and the recognition of vital bodily functions.

Dr. Marén Schorch

University of Siegen, Germany

Marén Schorch is a PostDoc researcher and leader of the interdisciplinary junior research group “KONTIKAT” (Civil and business continuity by the means of socio-technical networking in crisis) at the University of Siegen, Germany. She holds a PhD in Sociology and is specialized in a wide range of qualitative social methods, preferring ethnographic approaches. Using her long-term experience in interdisciplinary research projects and settings, she has been involved in multiple participatory IT design projects at the University of Siegen. Her current research in CSCW and HCI deals with questions of continuity and (digital, social, economic) change in the context of digitalization, the construction of “safety” and its impact on cooperation and collaboration in small and medium sized companies. She is especially interested in the way how people deal with disorders or extreme events and how they maintain continuity with the help of socio-technical infrastructures. She has published a wide range of articles on her varied research, co-organized a number of CSCW-related workshops such as on ECSCW 2011, CSCW 2014 and CSCW 2017, COOP 2016 and GROUP 2016 and also regularly reviews for those conferences (ECSCW, CSCW, GROUP, CHI etc.). Information about KONTIKAT: www.kontikat.de

Prof. Dr. Jelmer Borst

University of Groningen, Netherlands

Jelmer Borst is an assistant professor in the Bernoulli Institute for Mathematics, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence at the University of Groningen. His research interest is the development and improvement of analysis methods that connect computational (cognitive) models to neuroimaging data. Better methods will enable a more fine-grained analysis of the astounding amount of neuroimaging data that is collected worldwide. Ultimately, this should lead to a better understanding of the human mind.

Prof. Dr. Philippe Palanque

University of Toulouse III, France

Dr. Philippe Palanque is Professor in Computer Science at the University Toulouse 3 “Paul Sabatier” and is head of the Interactive Critical Systems group at the Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse (IRIT) in France. Since the late 80s he has been working on the development and application of formal description techniques for interactive system. He has worked for more than 10 years on research projects to improve interactive Ground Segment Systems at the Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES) and is also involved in the development of software architectures and user interface modeling for interactive cockpits in large civil aircraft (funded by Airbus). He is also involved in the research network HALA! (Higher Automation Levels in Aviation) funded by SESAR programme which targets at building the future European air traffic management system. The main driver of Philippe’s research over the last 20 years has been to address in an even way Usability, Safety and Dependability in order to build trustable safety critical interactive systems.

Prof. Dr. Christian Hansen

University of Magdeburg, Germany

Christian Hansen is a junior professor at the Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg. He is interested in interdisciplinary and application-oriented research in the following fields of computer science: human-machine interaction, virtual and augmented reality, illustrative visualization and medical image computing.In recent years, the application focus of his research has been on interventional radiology, liver surgery and urology.

Prof. Dr. Mark Schweda

University of Oldenburg, Germany

Mark Schweda deals with the importance of modern medicine and technology for our self-image and our life plans. Particular emphasis is placed on issues of aging, life history and human temporality in general. He examines the influence of new possibilities of medical prediction and prevention on individual life planning, the role of medical treatment and (information) technical support for a good life in old age as well as the importance of changing scientific concept and cultural interpretive patterns of dementia. In doing so, he combines ethical reflection with approaches of social, cultural and political science research, as well as personal perspectives (experiences of those affected, attitudes of citizens), symbolic patterns of interpretation (images, metaphors, media representations) and institutional relationships (legal frameworks and political forms of organization and possibilities of participation).

Dr. Max Pfingsthorn

OFFIS – Institute for Information Technology, Germany

Max Pfingsthorn leads the research group Smart Human Robot Collaboration in the R&D Division Manufacturing at OFFIS. His research interest lies in enabling safe and intuitive interaction between humans and the manufacturing machinery, especially robots and AI agents. The main focus areas are computer vision, robotics, and AI technologies (localization, identification, classification, prediction, etc.) to enable interaction. Fault tolerance and robustness in these complex decision and inference processes are a primary concern. Max has published more than 60 papers and articles on his varied research in international journals and conferences (e.g. International Journal of Robotics Research, Journal of Field Robotics, KI-Künstliche Intelligenz, International Conference on Robotics and Automation, International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, and others).

Dr. Dirk Hüske-Kraus

Philips Healthcare, Germany

Dirk Hüske-Kraus is Clinical Director CTE at Philips Healthcare. His research interests are measuring alarm system quality in intensive care units and alarm fatigue: impacts on patient safety.