Organizers

Key contacts
Ganesh Bhutkar VIT Pune, INDIA – ganesh.bhutkar@vit.edu
Roto Virpi Aalto University, FINLAND – virpi.roto@aalto.fi

The organizers are topic experts from IFIP TC13 WG6: Human Work Interaction Design (HWID):

Ganesh Bhutkar, Coordinator, Centre of Excellence in HCI, Vishwakarma Institute of Technology (VIT) Pune, INDIA.
Ganesh is Assistant Head (Research) at Department of Computer Engineering at VIT, Pune. His research work is mainly focused on HCI, Assistive Technologies and Medical Usability. He has PhD in HCI from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay and also has 20 years of experience in academics and research activities. He is an active member of ACM and SIGCHI. Recently, his centre has developed a utility Android app – Eye+ for visually impaired users, which was also nominated for National Award in 2018.

Virpi Roto, Professor of Practice in Experience Design, Aalto University, FINLAND.
Virpi has worked both in industry (Nokia) and academia (Aalto) on user experiences. She is one of the most cited UX researchers. Lately, her research has focused on improving employee experiences during the digital transformation of metal and maritime industry. She is an experienced organizer of workshops at academic conferences, including INTERACT, CHI, and NordiCHI.

Torkil Clemmensen, Professor, Department of Digitalization, Copenhagen Business School, DENMARK.
Torkil’s research interest is in psychology as a science of design. His research focus on cultural-psychological perspectives on usability, user experience, and digitalization of work. He contributes to Human-Computer Interaction, Design, and Information Systems. He is a co-founder of the HWID working group and has co-organized many workshops and working conferences in this area.

Barbara Rita Barricelli, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, Università degli Studi di Milano, ITALY.
Barbara has obtained her PhD in Computer Science. Her research interests are Human-Computer Interaction, End-User Development, Computer Semiotics and Semiotic Engineering, Creative and Participatory Design. She has been involved in several International and Italian projects in collaboration with universities, research institutes, and private companies. She is Chair of IFIP TC13’s Working Group on Human Work Interaction Design.

Jose Abdelnour Nocera, Associate Professor, University of West London, UK.
Jose Abdelnour-Nocera is in Human Centred Systems at the University of West London. His interests lie in the role of cultural diversity in the design of people-centred systems and in software development teams. In pursuing these interests, he has been involved as researcher and consultant in several projects in the UK and overseas in the domains of international development, mhealth, enterprise resource planning systems, service design and higher education. Dr. Abdelnour-Nocera gained an MSc in Social Psychology from Simon Bolivar University, Venezuela and a PhD in Computing from The Open University, UK.

Alexander Meschtscherjakov, Assistant Professor, Salzburg University, AUSTRIA.
Alexander Meschtscherjakov is deputy director of the Center for Human-Computer Interaction. He leads the Car Interaction Lab and member of the senate of Salzburg University. His background is in Computer Sciences. He has co-organized many international workshops and hosted conferences on HCI-related topics. His research is focusing on persuasive interaction technologies for sports and older adults, interface design and evaluation for automotive user interfaces, as well as contextual user experience and challenges of work engagement in the area of automation.

Arminda Lopes, Professor, Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco, PORTUGAL.
Arminda Guerra Lopes is a professor at Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco, Portugal, for twenty five years. She is a research fellow at Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute (M-ITI) in Portugal and, recently, she was visitor professor at Carnegie Mellon University, USA. She teaches human computer interaction, interactive systems design and interactive environments courses. Her research interests are mainly: Human Computer Interaction, Information Systems and Technology for Organizational Agility. She has been working on Interaction Design, Human Work Interaction Design, Creativity and Innovation, and Quality of Life Technologies. She is a vice-chair of the HWID working group.

Pedro Campos, Associate Professor, University of Madeira, PORTUGAL.
Pedro Campos is Associate Professor with Habilitation at the University of Madeira, Portugal. Pedro is interested in bridging cognitive augmentation with experience design and exploring novel systems to augment human cognition and to design better user experiences. He has co-organized many international workshops and has also hosted ACM conferences on CHI-related topics, work engagement and automation as well as CSCW.

Frederica Gonçalves, University of Madeira, PORTUGAL.
Frederica Gonçalves, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor at University of Madeira and Researcher at Madeira-ITI/LARSyS, Portugal. Designing news ways for people have an easier access to reading and writing with novel tools or user interfaces (Creativity Support Tools and HCI) is the main thread of her research. Recently she started investigating new ways to improve tourist experience and also look into novel systems to augment human cognition. Previously, she worked as a computer science teacher at higher school. She is member of IFIP TC 13, WG 13.6 since October 2014.