Aakhus is Associate Professor of Communication in the School
of Communication, Information, and
Library Studies at Rutgers
research focuses on the emergence and management of conflictas people organize
and make decisions, solve problems, and learn.These investigations explore how
innovations in communication practiceand technology affect the quality of human
activity and reasoning incomplex situations. His publications appear in
international journalson communication, technology, discourse, argumentation,
and disputingprocesses. He earned his PhD at the University of Arizona
inCommunication with an emphasis on Management Information Systems.
José Abdelnour-Nocera is Senior
Lecturer at the Institute for Information Technology, Thames Valley University.
His interests lie in the design of people-centred systems, having worked in
this area as both researcher and consultant in Latin America and Europe. He has been involved in several projects in the UK and
overseas in the areas of e-learning, including social development, e-commerce,
e-government and enterprise resource planning systems. Dr. Abdelnour-Nocera
gained an MSc in Social Psychology from Simon Bolivar
and a PhD in Computing from The Open University, UK
Allan completed her PhD in 2005 at the University of Canterbury, New
Zealand. Her thesis investigated internet mediated collaborative learning at
tertiary level, and proposed a new methodology that enables micro and macro
investigation of computer mediated collaborative actions. A software pack is
currently under development, converting the methodology into a usable tool.
Mary’s research focuses on electronically mediated interactions for the
construction of collaborative knowledge across diverse contexts such as
tertiary teaching and learning, workplace training, and research institutions
working across sites nationally and internationally. Mary has been awarded the 2008 BRCSS post
doctoral fellowship in which she will be investigating ways of encouraging and
facilitating wide spread of sustainable research activities using
teleconferencing technologies for lowering carbon footprint.
Alwis is currently involved in teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate
courses in the areas of financial accounting and company performance. This
follows her professional career working in major multinational organisations
based in the UK
including Wilkinson Swords, Dell Computers and THORN-EMI, where she held the
positions of management accountant, financial analyst and financial controller.
Trained and qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant, Dee
is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
(CIMA). She obtained a Master of Science degree in Information Systems and a
doctoral degree on intellectual capital from Brunel University.
Her Ph.D. thesis examined the impact of intellectual capital on organisational
performance and value creation. Her current research interests relate to:
Intangible assets and their effects on organisational performance; Corporate
governance with a particular focus on corporate financial reporting; Disclosures
in Annual Reports.
An is currently a Visiting Instructional Designer at Academic Outreach in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She
graduated from Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Illinois,
with a specialization in instructional technology (2008). Her research
interests include online communities for collaborative and inquiry-based
learning, cultural and identity issues emerging within a virtual learning
space, discourse analysis, and ethnographic research in technology studies. In
examining educational computing policies and practices, she has engaged in the
study of alternative and interdisciplinary curriculum development for
technology education in pursuit of fostering socially responsible professionals
and teachers in the field.
Theresa Dirndorfer Anderson
Dirndorfer Anderson is an early career researcher who explores the relationship
between people and emerging technologies. She has a particular interest in
examining ways information systems and institutional policies might better
support creative and analytic activities. Her research builds on her PhD thesis
("Understandings of relevance and topic as they evolve in the scholarly
research process") to focus on human decision processes, information
retrieval interactions and e-scholarship. In 2005 Theresa's thesis was awarded
the 1st Annual Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award (Information
Science category). She designs and delivers courses (postgraduate &
undergraduate) in information retrieval & organisation as well as in social
informatics. Theresa is active in a cross-Faculty e-Learning research group,
and has a particular interest in developing integrated online and face-to-face
teaching strategies. Prior to joining UTS, she served as a diplomat, technical
writer and environmental education officer.
is a user experience researcher and designer currently based in San Diego, CA,
USA. He has a
B.S in Computer Science and a Ph.D. in Interaction Design, which primarily
focused on mobile device concepts and research methods for studying mobile
communities of backpackers . Jeff is currently Sr. UI Design Engineer and Lead
of the User Experience team at Websense, Inc, where he helps develop a range of
enterprise security products. He keeps active in his spare time running Mobile
Community Design Consulting and the associated blog mobilecommunitydesign.com.
Batenburg (1964) is Associate Professor at the Department of Information and
Computing Sciences, Utrecht
University. He studied
sociology at Utrecht University and completed his PhD in 1991 at the University of Groningen. His research interests are in
field of business/IT alignment, and the adoption and implementation of
Enterprise Information Systems, including ERP, e-procurement, CRM and PACS. He
is Member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Electronic Health and the Dutch Tijdschrift voor Arbeidsvraagstukken.
Mohamed Ben Ammar
Ben Ammar is a Ph.D.
Student for the REsearch Group on Intelligent
Machines (REGIM), at the University
of Sfax, Tunisia. His research interests
include affective computing in learning environments, intelligent environments,
human-like learning in machines, emotionally expressive avatars and facial
expression analysis. He received his Master Degree in Cognitive Science
from Victor Segalen University of Bordeaux-2, France. He has published in
journals like International Research Journal on
Digital Future. (FormaMente), Transactions on advances in engineering education
and International Journal of the Computer, the Internet and Management.
for more details.
Benders (1965) holds the Chair “Organization Concepts” at the Department of
Organization Studies at Tilburg
University and is a
Senior Researcher at the Nijmegen School of Management, Radboud University
Nijmegen. He studied business administration in Tilburg (MBA) and Indiana, and
completed his PhD in 1993 at the Catholic University of Nijmegen. His research
interests include employment relationships, organization concepts, and
technology, work and organization. He serves as Associate Editor Europe of New
Technology, Work and Employment.
Jeremy Birnholtz is an assistant
professor in the Department of Communication and the Faculty of Computing and
Information Science at Cornell
University. He also holds
an appointment in the Knowledge Media Design Institute at the University of Toronto.
Jeremy received his Ph. D. from the School
of Information at the University of Michigan in 2005, and is interested in
improving the usefulness and usability of collaboration technologies through a
focus on human attention, and in the intersections of social science theory and
technology design. He uses both laboratory and field methods and has conducted
field research in a diverse range of settings.
Ann Borda is the Executive Director of the Victorian eResearch Strategic
Initiative (http://www.versi.edu.au), a
five-year Australian State Government funded Program to provide a coordinated
approach to accelerating the uptake of eResearch on State and national levels.
Concurrently, Dr Borda is a Research Fellow at London South
where she has been investigating HCI and collaborative technologies.
Previously, Dr Borda held the position of Programme Manager with the Joint
Information Systems Committee (JISC, http://www.jisc.ac.uk)
based at King's College London, responsible for government-funded projects in
developing a UK-wide e-Infrastructure.
Dr. Borda has published in a number of areas, including HCI, data
modeling & knowledge transfer.
Jonathan P. Bowen
Jonathan P. Bowen (http://www.jpbowen.com)
is Chair of Museophile Limited, a museum and IT consultancy company. He is also
a Visiting Professor at King’s College London and an Emeritus Professor at London South
In 2007, he was a visiting academic at University College London and in 2008 he
has been a visiting academic at Brunel
University. Previously he
was at the University of Reading, the Oxford University Computing Laboratory
and Imperial College,
2002, Bowen founded Museophile Limited (http://www.museophile.com)
to help museums online, including the areas of virtual communities, wikis, etc.
Bowen is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts and of the British Computer
Society. He holds an MA degree in Engineering Science from Oxford University.
Paul J. Bracewell
Bracewell is the Director of Analytics at Offlode Ltd., an Australasian
analytical consultancy firm. Prior to joining Offlode, Paul lectured in
statistics at Massey University's Albany Campus (New Zealand), where in 2003 he
earned a PhD degree in statistics. Paul is an accredited Doctoral and Masters
Associate Supervisor at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne and is also a SAS Institute
certified trainer delivering training throughout Asia-Pacific.
Petter Bae Brandtzæg
Brandtzæg joined SINTEF ICT and the Department of Cooperative and Trusted
Systems in 2000. His expertise is in analysing user trends and patterns of use
in new digital media, and in with a particular focus on online
communities. Brandtzæg holds more than 30 international publications. He is at
present researching a Ph.D on online communities/social networking sites at the
Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo
Bertram (Chip) Bruce
(Chip) Bruce is a Professor in Library & Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He conducts research on democratic
education. This includes research on community inquiry through collaborative
community-based work, the theory of inquiry-based learning, and new media for
learning. Recent publications include Libr@ries:
Changing information space and practice (2006, with Cushla
Kapitzke) and Literacy in the information
age: Inquiries into meaning making with new technologies (2003),
various articles, and presentations. He is co-founder of the Community
Informatics Initiative co-developer of computer systems to support
collaboration and community action, such as Quill,
the Inquiry Page, and Community Inquiry Labs (iLabs).
D. Burge is currently a Postdoctoral Research Scholar in the College of Information
Sciences and Technology at Penn State. She is managing a wireless network research
project under the guidance of John M. Carroll at Penn State University. Burge completed her PhD in Computer Science
from Virginia Tech in 2008. She has
received several awards, including IBM PhD Research Fellow (2005-2006). Burge is affiliated with several professional
organizations, including the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and the CSE (Computer
Science Education) and CHI (Computer-Human
Interaction) Special Interest Groups.
Calvi is head of the Learning Centre at Lessius, a College of the University of Leuven (K.U.Leuven). She is also
(part-time) senior researcher at the Centre for Usability Research, within the
Centre for Media Culture & Communication Technology, at K.U.Leuven. Her
research interests are in the area of reading and writing new media,
sociability and virtual communities, digital libraries and repositories,
design, usability and evaluation of IT systems, specifically e-learning and
M. Carroll is Edward
M. Frymoyer Chair Professor of Information Sciences and Technology at Penn State. He was Professor of Computer Science, and Head
of Department, at Virginia Tech (1994-2003).
Recent books include Making Use (MIT Press, 2000), HCI
in the New Millennium (Addison-Wesley, 2001),
and Usability Engineering (Morgan-Kaufmann, 2002). Carroll serves on several
editorial and advisory boards, and is Editor-in-Chief of the ACM Transactions on Computer-Human
Interactions. He received the Rigo Award and CHI Lifetime Achievement Award
from the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM),
and the Alfred N. Goldsmith Award from the Institute of Electrical
and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
is a sociologist and communication scientist. She received an M.A. in
Sociology, an M.A. in Gender Studies and obtained a Ph.D. in Communication
Sciences at the University of Ghent, in Belgium. She does research within
the Residential Networked Application team of Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, Antwerp, Belgium.
Coakes is a Senior Lecturer in Business Information Management at the University of Westminster. Her current research
relates to knowledge sharing in organisations. As the Vice-Chair of the BCS
Sociotechnical Special Group she is active in promoting this view of
information systems and has edited three books of international contributions
in this field. Since then she has co-authored ' Beyond Knowledge Management'
and an ' Encyclopedia of Communities of Practice in Information and Knowledge
Management' in July 2005. Additionally, she has published more than 60 book
chapters, peer reviewed journal chapters, and conference chapters. She is
Editor in Chief of the forthcoming Journal: International Journal of Sociotechnology
and Knowledge Development. She is an internationally acknowledged expert on
sociotechnical thinking and knowledge management and was Visiting Professor in Seville University, Spain,
under the Government grant scheme for Distinguished, International Scholars; a
Visiting Research Fellow in Queens University, Canada; and a Keynote speaker at Manchester University, UK, at the Tribute Day for Enid
Coenen has a Master’s degree and a PhD in Economic engineering from the Solvay Business
School at the Vrije
Universiteit Brussel. His research investigates knowledge sharing and how this
can occur over social networking systems and social media in general. Besides research, he does consultancy,
teaches and performs development in this area.
Cofta is with British Telecom (UK) as a Chief Researcher, Identity and Trust.
He is responsible for strategic research in trust, identity and privacy.
Previously he has been working for many years for Nokia and more recently for
Media Lab Europe, concentrating on the relationship of trust between technology
and society. Dr Cofta has recently published his book "Trust, Complexity
and Control: Confidence in a Convergent World". He is an author of several
patents and publications, from areas such as trust management, digital rights
management and electronic commerce. Dr Cofta is a contributor to several
international standards, he publishes and speaks frequently. Piotr Cofta
received his PhD in computer science from the University of Gdansk, Poland. He
is a member of BCS and IEEE. You can contact him at email@example.com or
through his site http://piotr.cofta.eu
Criel studied engineering in computer sciences at the university of Ghent. He focused his work since some years on the
topic of ‘context aware applications’. Since 2005 he is researcher within the
Residential Networked Application team of Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, Antwerp, Belgium.
Davenport holds a BSc. & PhD. in Electronics from Birmingham
University in the U.K. Following several jobs in
industry and independent consultancy work, he joined the engineering faculty of
Bilkent University in 1987. His research
interests include philosophy of mind and computation, computers in learning,
and social and ethical issues related to information technology. He is a member
of ACM and acting chair of the local SIGART chapter.
Dr Peter Day has a long history of
academic and practical experience of community technology. A senior lecturer at
the University of Brighton, he is a founder member of the Sussex Community
Internet Project (SCIP) and Principal Investigator of the ESRC funded Community
Network Analysis project and BSCKE funded Community Needs Assessment project.
He is a founder member of the Community Informatics Research Network. Peter has
published extensively in the field of community informatics and is particularly
interested in promoting dialogue between community practitioners, policy-makers
and academics about the potential of community media and community network
research and practice for community development in the Network Society.
de la Varre is a Ph.D. student in educational psychology at the University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill. She is currently a research
assistant at the National
on Rural Education Support and holds a master’s degree in information science.
She recently spent three years at the Learning Technology Section at Edinburgh University
as an e-learning developer on the Edinburgh
Electronic Medical Curriculum (EEMeC), which was awarded the Queen’s
Anniversary Prize for Higher Education in 2005. Ms. de la Varre has also worked
as a health services research librarian, and digital library programmer.
S. Delugach is an associate professor of Computer Science at the University of Alabama
He has over 20 years of teaching experience, as well as an extensive scholarly publication
record in knowledge based systems, conceptual graphs, and formal models in
software engineering. He serves on several conference program committees,
including a senior role in the International Conference on Conceptual
Structures (ICCS). He is the author of CharGer, an open-source conceptual graph
visualization package. He serves on the USA ANSI L8 committee, which is one of
the technical advisory groups to ISO/IEC JTC1’s SC32 subcommittee on data
interchange, under whose auspices he served as editor of the Common Logic
standard (ISO/IEC 24707:2007).
de Moor (firstname.lastname@example.org) is owner of CommunitySense, a research
consultancy firm on community informatics. In 1999, he got his Ph.D. in
Information Management from Tilburg University, the Netherlands. From 1999-2004, he was
an assistant professor at Infolab, Dept. of Information Systems and Management,
Tilburg University. In 2005-2006, he was a
senior researcher at the Semantics Technology and Applications Research Laboratory
(STARLab) of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Aldo's research interests include
the evolution of virtual communities, communicative workflow modeling,
argumentation support technologies, Language/Action theory, conceptual graph
theory, and socio-technical systems design. Aldo has been a visiting researcher
at the University of Guelph, Canada, and the University
of Technology, Sydney, Australia.
Aldo has been Program Co-Chair of the International Conference on Conceptual
Structures, the Language/Action Perspective Working Conference on Communication
Modeling, and the Pragmatic Web Conference. Key publications have appeared in
journals like Communications of the ACM, Data and Knowledge Engineering, Group
Decision and Negotiation Information Systems, Information Systems Frontiers,
and Information Systems Journal.
MIT alumnus Peter
Denning is Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at the Naval Postgraduate
School in Monterey, California,
where he chairs the CS department and directs the Cebrowski Institute for
innovation and information superiority.
He discovered the locality principle, now universally used to optimize
storage systems; he codeveloped powerful performance prediction models for
computer networks; he cofounded CSNET, the precursor of the NSFNET and modern
Internet; he led the team that designed and produced the ACM digital library;
he created a great principles framework for computing; and he codiscovered the
eight generative practices of innovation.
He is a past president of ACM and a prolific author. He holds twenty-four awards for distinguished
service and technical contribution.
Cleidson Ronald Botelho de
Souza is an Associate Professor of
the Faculdade de Computação at the Universidade Federal do Pará, Brazil.
He received his Ph.D. in Information and
Computer Sciences from the University
of California, Irvine, in 2005. He is the author of a number
of technical publications in journals and conferences. In general, his research
interests are in the field of collaborative software engineering, i.e.,
computer-supported cooperative work as applied to software engineering.
Loreto graduated in
Philosophy, and is currently a PhD candidate in Computer Science at the
Università degli Studi di Milano - Italy. Her research interests
include Social Media and their societal impact. In particular, she
investigates the relationship between ICTs (Information and Communication
Technologies) and the representation of self, analyzing how it impacts the
resulting relationships, in the web 2.0 framework.
Dixon is a Senior Lecturer at the University of the West of England, but has 10
years of commercial web design and development experience. His main interests
are around designing multi-platform services that make the best use of the
social aspects of shared use. Prior to moving to academia he had roles as a
senior consultant with Headshift, a leading social software company, product
manager for the BBC’s online communities and production director for new media
agency Syzygy. Currently he is carrying out research on online social spaces,
service design, and pervasive gaming.
Ken Eason is Emeritus Professor of
Cognitive Ergonomics at Loughborough University and Senior Consultant at the Bayswater
Institute in London.
He has worked on socio-technical systems theory in its application to work
systems for 40 years including a period at the Tavistock Institute of Human
Relations. He has conducted many research studies of the way user communities
in work systems adopt and adapt to new technology and, at the Bayswater
Institute, has been particularly involved in the formulation and use of methods
of engaging user communities in the development of new working practices using
Rebecca Ellis is a researcher and PhD supervisor at the Institute
of Social and Technical Research, University of Essex. The Institute was formed as a
hybrid organisation to cut across disciplinary boundaries in examining the
social use of technology. Rebecca has a PhD in Human Geography from the University of Sheffield. She was funded on a two year
project by the UK Economic and Social Research Council to explore the social
and cultural aspects of eBay, the Internet auction site. Her publications
include chapters in Everyday eBay:
Culture, Collecting and Desire and Intelligent
Spaces: The Application of Pervasive ICT.
Erickson is an interaction designer and researcher at IBM Research in New York to which he telecommutes from his home in Minneapolis. His primary
interest is in studying and designing systems that enable groups of all sizes
to interact coherently and productively over networks. More generally,
Erickson's approach to systems design is shaped by methods developed in HCI,
theories and representational techniques drawn from architecture and urban
design, and theoretical and analytical approaches from rhetoric and sociology.
In addition to computer-mediated communication, other research interests
include virtual communities, game-like interactions, genre theory, personal
information management and pattern languages.
Umer Farooq is
a PhD candidate in Information Sciences and Technology at Penn State,
and his advisor is John M. Carroll. His
research interests include understanding and supporting group and community
collaboration through the design and evaluation of Computer Supported Cooperative
Work (CSCW) tools. In June 2008, he successfully defended his
dissertation, which investigates the feasibility, effectiveness, and
consequences of supporting everyday creative scientific collaboration with
computer-supported awareness in distributed settings. He has many refereed articles in national and
international conferences and journals.
Thomas Finholt is research professor
and associate dean for research and innovation at the School
of Information, University of Michigan,
and an adjunct assistant professor of psychology. He is also director of the
Collaboratory for Research on Electronic Work (CREW) and the Center for
Information Technology Integration. Finholt’s research focuses on the design,
deployment, and use of cyberinfrastructure in science and engineering. He was a
co-developer of the world’s first operational collaboratory, the Upper
Atmospheric Research Collaboratory (UARC) , which was a finalist in the science
category for the 1998 Smithsonian/Computerworld awards. His recent work has
focused on the development of NEESgrid , the collaboratory component of the
George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES). He
has also conducted research on the impact of geographic dispersion and
computer-mediated communication on trust and performance in virtual teams, on
the effect of electronic and cash incentives on response rates for online
surveys, and on the use of archived digital content. He co-founded the
Collaboratory for Research on Electronic Work (CREW), and has served as the
director of CREW since 1997.
Furneaux is a doctoral candidate at York
School of Business specializing in the field of Information Systems. His
current research interests include the processes surrounding individual and
organizational decision making, the strategic management of organizational
knowledge, and questions related to end of life phenomena such as the end of
the information system life. He is currently pursuing dissertation research
that seeks to better understand the factors that drive organizational decisions
to discontinue their use of information systems. Brent is a graduate of the University of Western
Ontario and the University
of Toronto’s Rotman
School of Management.
Goldkuhl, PhD, is professor in information systems at Linköping
University and Jönköping International Business School, Sweden. He is the director of the
research group VITS (www.vits.org). He has published several books and more
than 120 research papers at conferences, in journals and as book chapters. He
is currently developing a family of theories, which all are founded on
socio-instrumental pragmatism: Workpractice Theory, Business Action Theory, Information
Systems Actability Theory. He has a great interest in qualitative and pragmatic
research methods and he has contributed to the development of Multi-Grounded
Theory, (a modified version of Grounded Theory).
Hannum is an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill and Associate Director for Technology of the National Research
Center on Rural Education
Support. Hannum’s focus has been on applying learning theory to the design of
effective instructional programs in public and private organizations both in
and internationally. His work integrates empirical learning research with
processes for improving organizational effectiveness and focuses on
instructional uses of technology, especially distance education to benefit
those in rural areas. Dr. Hannum’s goal remains improving human competence and
capability through education.
Catherine Heeney is based at the Ethox Centre at Oxford University; which focuses on issues around biomedicine and
ethics. She works in a multi-disciplinary
team within a project entitled the Governance of Genetic Databases, and has
been working on the sociological component. This has involved interviewing scientists
involved in the building and maintenance of biobanks and similar entities. She draws on the theoretical frameworks
provided by Kantian and neo-Kantian philosophy and Science and Technology
Studies. Catherine has worked at Edinburgh University
at the Genomics Forum and the Department of Politics. At the Politics Department, she worked on a Project entitled ‘Privacy
and Data-sharing’, which explored the legal, technical and
organisational spurs and barriers to data sharing in the public sector. Her
doctoral thesis was on “The Role of Privacy in the Collection and
Dissemination of Census and Survey Data”, which she carried out at the Cathie
Marsh Centre for Census, within the Department of Sociology at Manchester University. As a doctoral researcher she spent two
periods as a Marie-Curie Fellow at INFOLAB, Information Management, Department,
in the Netherlands.
Here she carried out research on the social and ethical aspects of the use of
information technology in information management and in statistical research.
Heim is Chief Scientist at SINTEF ICT. Heim has been Associate Professor and
Head of the Department of Psychology at University of Trondheim.
He joined the research institute SINTEF in Oslo in 1995 where he has worked in the field
of Human-Computer Interaction with a focus on user requirements, adaptation of
usability methods and psychological aspects of mediated communication in
various European research projects. He is author or co-author of several
Herrmann is a professor of Information- and Technology-Management and a fellow
of the Electrical Engineering Department. His research interests and teaching
areas include design methods for socio-technical systems in the areas of
knowledge management, groupware, (work-)process management and service
engineering, as well as Human-Computer Interaction and privacy.
was faculty member from 1992-2004 at the Computer Science Department at the University of Dortmund and was in charge of the
development of infrastructure and new media for the University. He holds a PhD
in Computer Science of the Technical University of Berlin (1986) and a Master
of Art in Communication Science of the University of Bonn
Heylen received his Ph.D. from the University
of Utrecht. After that he
became assistant professor in the Human Media Interaction group at the University of Twente where his research involves
modeling conversational and cognitive functions of embodied conversational
agents. His work on the analysis and synthesis of nonverbal communication in
(multiparty) conversations has been concerned with gaze, and head movements in
particular. He is involved in European and Dutch national projects on
multi-party interaction, emotion research and the building of models of
communicative agents. This includes building models of affective interaction,
particularly in tutoring situations.
sociologist and computer scientist whose work focuses on “human centered”
information systems, Starr Roxanne Hiltz is currently Distinguished Professor
Emerita, Information Systems Department, College of Computing Sciences,
NJIT.. For 2008-2009 she has been chosen
to be the Fulbright/ University
of Salzburg Distinguished Chair
in Communications and Media. Her
research interests include Group Support Systems (virtual teams and online
communities), evaluation research methods, Asynchronous Learning Networks,
Emergency Management Information Systems, Pervasive Computing, and the
applications and impacts of “social
computing” (“Web 2.0”) systems. (Http://is.njit.edu/hiltz)
Hinds is currently the President of Hinds & Associates, a management
consulting firm. He recently completed
his PhD in Business Administration with a concentration in information systems
and social network analysis. Previously,
he held senior management positions with Deloitte Consulting, Cordis
Corporation (Johnson & Johnson), and The Wurth Group. He was also President and owner of Trend
Distributors, a building supply distribution company. In addition to the PhD, Hinds hold a BS in
Engineering Science, an MS in Management Science, and an MBA.
Hodgson works for British Telecom (UK) as a Senior Researcher, Security and Trust
in the Mobility Research Centre. He is responsible for research in convergent
security and trust, specifically in trust, identity and privacy. He joined BT
in 1997 and has previously worked in the Security Research Centre on defensive
technologies and the Future Technologies group on applying nature inspired
approaches to network security. Prior to joining BT he worked on music and
artificial intelligence at the University
of Sussex, where he did
work in computational/musical creativity. Prior to this he ran his own music
software company and worked as a musician after completing a first degree in
social science and philosophy at the University
of Manchester. His
research interests include the technical and social aspects of creativity,
trust and security with special reference to opportunities in convergent
environments. Dr Hodgson is author of several publications and patents, from
areas such as computational creativity, email anti-virus protection, mobile
services encryption and trust management. Dr Hodgson is a contributor to
several international journals and he publishes and speaks frequently. Paul
Hodgson received his DPhil in cognitive science from the University
of Sussex, UK. He is a CISSP, a fellow of the
RSA and a visiting Research Fellow at the University of Sussex.
You can contact him at email@example.com
Hoeken (1955) is Lecturer at the Nijmegen School of Management, Radboud
University Nijmegen. He studied business administration at the Eindhoven
University of Technology. Prior to his present job he was active in
consultancy, information management and logistics. His research interests
include effectiveness of information systems projects, information architecture
development and packaged software implementation.
Janet Holland completed a Ph.D. in Teaching and Leadership, Instructional
Design and Technology, with a minor in Communications from the University of Kansas. Dr. Holland currently serves as
an Assistant Professor at Emporia
teaching pre-service teachers and master degree students in Instructional
Design and Technology.
Dan Horn is an associate at Booz Allen
Hamilton. He received his PhD in Cognitive Psychology at the University of Michigan.
He served as a post doctoral research fellow at the University
of Michigan’s School of Information,
supporting the development of the George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake
Engineering Simulation (NEES). His research interests include social network
analysis and computer-supported cooperative work.
Huang is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and
Criminal Justice at Valdosta
State University. His Ph.D. degree in criminology is received
from the University of Maryland, College
Park. He has
published refereed articles in the areas of cybercrime, hotel crime, criminal
sentencing, and criminal violence across nations. His teaching interests include
police-community relations, comparative criminal justice, crime and technology,
and program evaluations.
J. Irvin received his Ph.D. in education with a specialization in
educational psychology from the University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill. His research interests include student risk and resilience and the
use of distance education for student
learning and professional development for educators. Dr. Irvin has also
had experience teaching college-level
courses that incorporated elements of distance education and development of online courses.
Isa Jahnke, Dr. phil., Assistant
Professor, studied social science in Germany. She worked three years at
a consultancy company. From 2001 until 2004 she researched in the field of
socio-technical systems and knowledge management. After her PhD study, she
moved as a Postdoctoral research assistant to the Department of Information and
Technology Management. Since April 2008, she is an Assistant Professor at the
Dortmund University of Technology at the Center for Research on Higher
Education and Faculty Development. Her research topics are computer-supported
cooperative work, collaborative learning, Web 2.0, and Internet-based
communities. Further information: http://www.isa-jahnke.de ; Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Janneck is junior professor for work and organizational psychology at the
University of Hamburg, Germany. She studied psychology and earned a doctorate
in informatics with a thesis on the design of cooperative systems from a
communication psychology perspective. Her research focus is on the interplay
between human behavior, social structures and technological development: She is
interested in the way humans interact with technology, the way theories and
findings on human behavior can inform the design of information technology, and
the way technology impacts individual, organizational, and social behavior and
Keane is a Ph.D. student in education (Culture, Curriculum and Change) at the University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill. She is currently a research
assistant at the National
on Rural Education Support. From 1993-2004 Ms. Keane
was Associate Project Director at the Center for Children and Technology, EDC,
Inc. in New York.
She participated in nationally-based research examining technology in
school reform, including analysis of federal and state education policy,
professional development programs, curriculum reform initiatives, and the
impact of technology on the social context of teaching and learning. Ms.
Keane holds a MA in Political Science.
E. Kendall, Ph. D., is a Professor of Management in the School of
University. Dr. Kendall
is a fellow of the Decision Sciences Institute and a Past Chair of IFIP Working
Group 8.2. She was awarded the Silver Core from IFIP. Professor Kendall has
published in MIS Quarterly, Decision Sciences, Information & Management, CAIS, Organization Studies and many
other journals. Additionally, Dr. Kendall has co-authored Systems Analysis and Design, 7th edition Project Planning and Requirements Analysis
for IT Systems Development. She co-edited the volume Human,
Organizational, and Social Dimensions of Information Systems Development and
is on the Senior Advisory Board for JITTA and is on the editorial boards of the Journal
of Database Management and IRMJ.
E. Kendall, Ph. D. is a
Distinguished Professor of Management in the School of Business-Camden, Rutgers University. He is one of the founders of
the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) and a Fellow of the
Decision Sciences Institute (DSI). He served as the President of DSI and as a
Program Chair for both DSI and AMCIS. Dr. Kendall was named as one of the top
60 most productive MIS researchers in the world, and he was awarded the Silver
Core from IFIP. He co-authored, Systems
Analysis and Design, 7th edition, and Project
Planning and Requirements Analysis for IT Systems Development. He edited Emerging Information Technologies: Improving
Decisions, Cooperation, and Infrastructure and co-edited The Impact of Computer Supported Technologies
on Information Systems Development.
Kolp is an associate professor in Information Systems at the Université
catholique de Louvain, Belgium where he is also head of
the Information Systems Research Unit and Academic Secretary of Research for
the Louvain School of Management. Dr. Kolp is also invited professor with the University of Brussels and the Universitary Faculties
St. Louis of Brussels. His research work deals with agent-oriented and
socio-technical architectures for e-business and ERP II systems. He was
previously a Post Doctoral Fellow and an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto. He has been involved in the
organization committee of international conferences and has chaired different
workshops. His publications include more than 50 international refereed
journals or periodicals and proceedings papers as well as three books.
Olga Kulyk is a PhD student in
the Human Media Interaction group, University
of Twente, the Netherlands. She
is also a visiting researcher in the Human Computer Interaction, Multimedia and
Culture group of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Her current research is on
situation awareness support to collaboration of multidisciplinary teams in life
sciences. She holds a MSc in computer science and post-MSc in human-computer
interaction design. Her research interests include human-computer interaction,
computer supported cooperative work, group awareness in co-located
collaborative environments, and ubiquitous computing.
Launders is a technical solutions architect for British Telecommunications. He
has twenty-two years of software and telecommunications experience working with
network and system integration solutions. He received his Master’s Degree in
1996 from Sheffield Hallam University
and is currently working towards the completion of a Ph.D. in Transaction Agent
Modelling and Knowledge Representation at Sheffield Hallam
University. His research
interests are in Smart Applications, particularly in capturing and modeling the
exchange and use of knowledge in business transactions and business processes.
M. Lee has nearly 30 years of research experience in electronic commerce,
web-based initiatives, and formal modeling.
For the last five years, he has conducted research at Florida International
University on open
sourced e-learning, e-tourism, e-culture, and virtual world environments. For the previous ten years, he was Director
of the Erasmus University Research Institute for Decision Information Systems
(Euridis). He previously held positions
at the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Texas
and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis. Lee holds a BA in Mathematics, an MBA, and a
PhD in Decision Sciences from the University
Ronald Leenes is associate professor in IT, law and (new) technology at TILT,
the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (Tilburg University).
His primary research interests are privacy and identity management, regulation
of, and by, technology. He is also involved in research in ID fraud, biometrics
and Online Dispute Resolution. Leenes (1964) studied Public Administration and
Public Policy at the University
of Twente and received
his PhD for a study on hard cases in law and Artificial Intelligence and Law
from the same university.
professor Mikael Lind is with the University College of Borås, Linköping University,
and Jönköping International Business
He is the leader of the informatics department and the founder of InnovationLab
at the school of Business and Informatics in Borås. He is
also associated to the research network VITS in Sweden and is active in different
international communities such as Language/action and Pragmatic Web. His
current research interests are business process management, e-services, method
engineering, co-design of business and IT, private-public partnership, and
research methods for information systems development. His research is mainly
characterised by empirically driven theory and method development. He is
involved in several action-research projects focusing co-design of business
processes and information systems. He is also the project manager of the citizen-centric
e-service project e-Me -- turning the internet around (www.e-me.se). He is also
associate editor for the open journal Systems, Signs & Actions (www.sysiac.org)
McLean is a Senior Lecturer in Business Information Technology within the Business School
at Manchester Metropolitan University,
UK. She has
contributed to both national and international conferences and journals, and
managed a number of funded research projects.
Her research and publications are in the field of the adoption,
implementation and use of technology in a variety of organisational and social
Dr. Dario Maggiorini is assistant professor at the
Università degli Studi di Milano - Italy; where he received his master
degree and PhD in computer science in 1997 and 2002 respectively. He joined as
a faculty member the department of Informatics and Communication in 2003, where
his teaching activity is typically related to operating systems and network
protocols and architectures. In the past, he has been working on Quality of
Service for IP networks, multimedia content delivery, application-level
networking, and software architectures for service provisioning. Currently, his
research interests focus mainly on software and network architecture for
entertainment applications and content/service provisioning in distributed
Christopher A. Miller is Chief Scientist and co-owner of Smart Information Flow
Technologies, a small business in Minneapolis,
MN specializing in research and
development of intelligent human-automation systems. Previously, Dr. Miller was a Fellow at the Honeywell Technology Center. His interests include human automation
integration, human performance modeling, and politeness and etiquette across
cultures and in human-human and human-machine interaction. Dr. Miller’s Ph.D. was received from the
Committee on Cognition and Communication in the Psychology Department at the University of Chicago. He is a member of the Human
Factors and Ergonomics Society and of the Association for Computing Machinery.
I. Mørch is an associate professor at InterMedia, University of Oslo, Norway.
He received a PhD in informatics from the University
of Oslo and an M.S. in computer
science from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
He has worked in industry for 3 years at the NYNEX Science and Technology Center, New
York. His general interests are technology-enhanced
workplace learning, human-computer interaction, and participatory design. His
specific interests include computer-supported collaborative learning,
educational applications of software agents (critics; pedagogical agents), and
socio-technical interaction design. Dr. Mørch is a senior researcher and
InterMedia project leader in the European Knowledge-Practices Laboratory
(KP-Lab) project (2006-2011). Contact him at
Neji received the Ph.D.
degrees in computer science from the UPS Toulouse, France in 1984. He is
currently a Postdoctoral Researcher. His research interests include pattern
recognition, computer vision, and automated face analysis such as face
modeling, facial expression recognition, affective computing in learning
environments, intelligent environments.
Nevo is an Associate Professor of Information Systems at York University’s
Schulich School of Business. She received her Ph.D. in Management Information
Systems from the University
of British Columbia and
her M.Sc. in Economics from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. Her
current research interests include expectations management, requirements
analysis, and design and evaluation of knowledge management systems.
Nijholt received his M.Sc. degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from
Delft University of Technology and his Ph.D. degree from the Vrije Universiteit
of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He held positions at
various universities in the Netherlands,
Belgium and Canada.
Currently, he is chair of the Human Media Interaction group of the University of Twente. His main research interests are
multiparty and multimodal interaction, and social and intelligent (embodied)
agents. He is involved in European projects on multi-party interaction, emotion
research and embodied agents. Game research and brain-computer interfacing also
receive his interest in some large-scale Dutch national projects.
Qvarfordt is a Research Scientist at FX Palo Alto Laboratory, where she
conducts research in the area of human-computer interaction. Pernilla’s current
research is focused on developing technology for enhancing human-human
communication and collaboration. Pernilla received her Ph. D. in Computer
Science from Linköping University,
Sweden in 2004.
Her dissertation work focused on exploring the use of eye-gaze information in
multimodal interaction. During her graduate study she worked Université
Paris-Sud and the IBM
Center as a visiting
Rader is a doctoral candidate at the University
of Michigan, in the School of Information.
After earning a master’s degree in Human-Computer Interaction from Carnegie Mellon University,
she spent five years working with an interdisciplinary team of researchers at
Motorola Labs, designing and evaluating next generation applications for mobile
technologies. Her current work focuses on understanding the social and
cognitive processes that affect how collaborative groups use social software
for information management, in order to design technological or social
interventions to make storing, organizing, finding and sharing information
David Redmiles is an Associate Professor and
Chair of the Department of Informatics in the Donald Bren School of Information
and Computer Sciences at the University
of California, Irvine, USA.
He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University
of Colorado, Boulder, in 1992. He is the author of a
number of technical journal and conference publications. In general, his
research interests are in the overlap between software engineering,
human-computer interaction, and computer-supported cooperative work.
Rutger Rienks received his
M.Sc. degree and his PhD.
from the University of Twente in the Netherlands. His activities focus
on the extent to which computers can replicate the human abilities to perceive
and comprehend both single- and multiparty interaction. He has published on
meeting modelling in general and on a number of topics where technology can aid
the meeting domain. He has shown possibilities for applications on various
dimensions of the meeting process.
Dr. Laura Anna Ripamonti is Assistant Professor at the Università degli
Studi di Milano - Italy,
where she teaches "Economics and Enterprise Management" to Computer
Science undergraduate students and “Laboratory of Computer Science” to students
graduating in Biosciences. She graduated in Engineering and Managerial Sciences
at Politecnico di Milano and she got a PhD in Computer Science. Her research
interests focus on the relations between ICTs (Information and Communication
Technologies) and social networks. Due to her multidisciplinary background, she
is interested both in the technological and in the organizational aspects of
the topic, which she prefers to investigate through an “action research”
Rittgen received a Master of Science in Computer Science and Computational
Linguistics from University Koblenz-Landau, Germany,
and a PhD in Economics and Business Administration from Frankfurt University, Germany.
He is currently an Associate Professor at the School of Business
and Informatics of the University College of Borås, Sweden. He has been doing
research on business processes and information systems development since 1997,
especially in the areas Business and IT Co-design & Collaborative Modeling,
Business Network Governance and Business Process Simulation & Improvement.
Dr. Rittgen is the Vice-Chair of the AIS Special Interest Group on Modeling and
Simulation, SIGMAS (www.ModellingAndSimulation.org)
and an Associate Editor of the Informing Science Journal. He is also a PC
member in several international conferences and serves on numerous review
committees for international journals and conferences. He published over 70
works including 2 edited books, 8 book chapters and 10 journal articles. For
further details refer to http://www.adm.hb.se/~PRI/.
Beth Rosson is a Professor in Information Sciences and Technology at Penn State. Her research interests include community computing, environments and tools
for learning and using object-oriented design and programming, and visual
programming environments. She
co-authored Usability Engineering (Morgan-Kaufmann, 2002), and has numerous articles in
national and international conferences, magazines, journals, including the Communications of the ACM and
International Journal of Hunan-Computer
Studies. In 2008, she was inducted into the CHI Academy
for her extensive research contributions to the study of HCI.
Rubin, Senior Scientist at TERC, has done research and development in the
fields of mathematics, educational technology, and online learning for over 25
years. Her recent research has focused on how students and teachers develop
statistical reasoning, how video can be used to introduce ideas of movement
over time, and how mathematics can be integrated into informal settings such as
zoos and aquariums. She is the author of
Electronic Quills: A Situated Evaluation of
Using Computers for Writing in Classrooms (with Bertram Bruce) and
an editor of Ghosts in the Machine:
Women’s Voices in Research with Technology.
Schouteten (1969) is Assistant Professor at the Nijmegen School of Management,
Radboud University Nijmegen. He studied management and organization at the University of Groningen where he completed his PhD in
2001. His research interests include quality of working life, technology, work
and organization, and HRM and performance. He serves as editorial secretary of
the Dutch Journal of Labour Studies (Tijdschrift
is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Founding Director (1983-2000)
of the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory (http://www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/)
at the University
of Maryland. He was
elected as a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) in 1997 and
a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in
2001. He received the ACM SIGCHI Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001. His
books include Designing the User Interface: Strategies for Effective
Human-Computer Interaction (Addison Wesley, 5th ed. 2009) and Leonardo's
Laptop: Human Needs and the New Computing Technologies (MIT Press), which
won the IEEE Distinguished Literary Contribution award in 2004.
Shore started his career in ICL, UK before completing his degree in Computer
Science and emigrating to New
Zealand where he accepted a commission
in the RNZAF as a computer specialist.
On retiring from the RNZAF, he took the position of Manager Computer Security
at the Government Communications Security Bureau. Dr Shore subsequently left
the Government and returned to industry as Technical Director, CES
Communications where he was responsible for the design and development of
secure voice, satellite, and radio products. Dr Shore is currently the Head of
Security for Telecom NZ and a Senior Fellow at Canterbury University
where he lectures in Computer Forensics and Information Warfare.
Sjöström, BSc, is a systems designer, software developer and teacher currently
working on his PhD studies at Uppsala
His research is centered around socio-technical design of information systems.
His PhD work aims at providing a coherent and useful conceptualization of the
IT artifact founded in semiotics and social action theories. Furthermore, he
works actively with conceptualizing use qualities of IT artefacts, as a means
to improve IT design and organizational change processes.
is president of The Leadership Alliance Inc. (TLA), an Anglo-Canadian
management-consulting company he founded in 1988. Peter maintains a very active
international consulting practice assisting client organizations in both public
and private sectors. He largely specializes in helping clients enhance their
performance by optimizing strategies for design and development of critical
innovation drivers such as Organizational Learning, Knowledge Management,
Leadership, Collaboration and Motivation. Peter is a past associate of Peter
Senge’s Organizational Learning Center (MIT) and of the Agility Forum. He is
Editor-in-Chief of the online "Journal of Knowledge Management
Practice"; Consulting & Special Issue Editor for the
scholarly-refereed journal "The Learning Organization"; Executive
Director, International Foundation for Action Learning-Canada; and Past-Chair,
International Community of Action Learners. Peter has had published over forty
scholarly chapters on a broad range of topics related to performance
enhancement, and is internationally in demand as a speaker, workshop leader and
Stamper studied mathematics at Oxford in the 1950s,
where he developed a passion for singing opera but, was diverted into hospital
administration and then the steel industry, where he began to apply computers.
Soon disillusioned by the poor organisational returns from technically
excellent systems, he began to look for an alternative approach. The opportunity came when asked by the steel
industry staff college to create courses for systems analysts in heavy
industry. At that time, computer companies ran all the other courses for
marketing their products. Instead, he
treated organisations as the real information systems in which computers could
play a part – if appropriate. He was one of the main contributors to a national
training programme in systems analysis and was invited to join a team at the
London School of Economics to develop teaching and research in information
systems in 1969. His book Information,
based on organisational semiotics, was published in 1973. He began the research
mentioned here in 1971 with Research Council funding. The theoretical work was largely completed
before he left the LSE 20 years later for the University of Twente.
With his students there and at other universities, the theory was put to the
test in a large number of diverse organisations. Since retiring in 1999 he has continued the
work, with funding from the EPSRC concentrating on writing up results from this
lengthy research programme.
Steinfield is a professor and chair in the Department of Telecommunication,
Information Studies, and Media at Michigan
His research interests include the uses of online social networks, individual
and organizational collaboration via ICT, and e-commerce. He is currently pursuing
projects on social capital and online social network site use, collective
action and the diffusion of information technology standards, and ICT use in
knowledge-oriented business clusters. He is a recipient of MSU's
Teacher-Scholar and Distinguished Faculty awards.
Stewart is Joint Managing Director of System Concepts. He is a Chartered Psychologist and a Fellow
of the Ergonomics Society. He was a
founder member of the Human Sciences and Advanced Technology (HUSAT) Research
group at Loughborough
University in 1970. In 1979, he joined the management consultancy
Butler Cox and Partners and worked on assignments in Europe, North America and Australia. He joined System Concepts in 1983, and became
Managing Director in 1986. He chairs a
number of British, European and International standards committees and is
founding editor of the international Journal Behaviour and Information
Technology. He is President of the
Tedre holds a PhD degree in Computer Science. He works as an associate
professor and head of B.Sc Program in Information Technology at Tumaini University, Tanzania. Previously he has worked in the Department of
Computer Science and Statistics at the University
of Joensuu, Finland,
as an assistant, researcher, and lecturer; and he spent two years in South Korea
visiting the universities of Yonsei and Ajou. He has also been a visiting
instructor at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. Earlier, he worked as a
programmer and as a software analyst. His research interests include social
studies of computer science, the history of computer science, information
technology education, and the philosophy of computer science.
Thorns is Professor of Sociology at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.
He has over 40 years experience as an urban researcher working in the fields of
housing, social policy, social
inequality, tourism, research methodology and the implications of
globalisation. He has published extensively including 10 books. He is a Principal researcher and Member of
the Management Group of the Building Research Capability in the Social Sciences
project and Principal Researcher on a three year Marsden funded project Winners
and Losers in the Knowledge Society. He is also a member of steering committee
of the Asia Pacific Housing Research Network. Social Science Commission of NZ
UNESCO and Vice President Social Sciences of the Royal Society New Zealand and
Board member of the Centre for Housing Research Aotearoa /New Zealand. International Social
Science Council and Capability
Building Fund for the NZ
1999, a Lecturer in the School of ICT at Griffith
University, and a Senior Consultant in
the Software Quality Institute (partnered with the Software Engineering
Institute at Carnegie-Mellon
academia, he began his IT career in London in
the late 1980's as a Technical Writer and from there to business analysis and
software process improvement work in Australia working with public and
private sector clients.
Wouter Van den Bosch holds a BA in International Business
Studies and currently studies Sociology. He works as a researcher for Memori, a
research- and consultinggroup of the University College of Mechelen, Belgium.
His work focuses on the design and development of social software applications
and their use to support online community building, knowledge management,
citizen participation and social inclusion.
Van der Sluys is freelance Java and Drupal software engineer and has a passion
for web development and new technologies (web2.0). She received her MSc and her
PhD in Theoretical Nuclear Physics from Ghent
University (Belgium). Veerle's research
interests are in decision support, social network analysis and network
visualization. She has been involved in the KnoSoS research project at the Free
University of Brussels, Belgium and Katholieke Hogeschool Mechelen, Belgium.
Gerrit van der Veer has a MSc in Cognitive Psychology and a PhD in
computer science. His research
interests are in user interface design methods, visual design, and mental
models of ICT users. He is emeritus professor in interaction design at the
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and full professor of human-computer interaction
at the Open University Netherlands. Currently he is also a visiting professor
in the Human Media Interaction research group of the University of Twente.
van der Vet studied chemistry and philosophy of science and holds a Ph.D. in
chemistry. He joined the Department of Computer Science at Twente in 1989 to
work on AI projects related to natural science domains. He has carried out
research in text mining, information extraction, and information retrieval. He
has an interest in ontologies and knowledge representations, again of natural
science subjects. Since 2000, he is member of the Human Media Interaction group
at Twente. Currently, he is involved in several national and international research
van Dijk is an assistant professor in the Human Media Interaction research
group. She graduated in mathematics and has a PhD on teaching methodology in
computer science. Currently, her research interest is in the field of
human-computer interaction where the main topics are interface and interaction
design, user evaluation, user modelling and personalization. Her focus is on
multi-modal and multi-party interaction and ambient intelligence. She is
involved in several national and international research projects on
Kevin Wang serves as a research analyst with the Justice
in Tallahassee, Florida. He has intensive experience in
retrieving and analyzing delinquent juvenile data stored in the information
system of Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (FDJJ). Prior to his current
employment, he served as a program evaluator and data analyst for organizations
Mr. Wang holds a M.S. from the College
of Criminology and Criminal Justice
and a Specialist degree from the College
of Information at Florida
State University (FSU). Currently, he is a candidate for a doctoral degree in
criminology and criminal justice at FSU.
Wautelet is an IT project manager and a postdoc fellow at the Université
catholique de Louvain, Belgium. He
completed a PhD thesis focusing on project and risk management issues in large
enterprise software design. Dr. Wautelet
also holds a bachelor and master in management sciences as well as a master in
Information Systems. His research interests include aspects of software
engineering such as requirements engineering, software project management,
software development life cycles and CASE-Tools development as well as
information systems strategy.
Weigand studied Computer Science at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, with minors in Linguistics and
Organization theory. His Ph.D. thesis applied linguistics to the field of knowledge
representation. In 1989, he moved to Tilburg
University where he is
currently Associate Professor at the Faculty of Economics and Business, Dept.
of Information Management He has participated in several European industrial
projects and research networks, and is one of the founders of the
Language/Action Perspective workshops and the Pragmatic Web conference.
Whitworth is a Senior Lecturer at Massey
Auckland, New Zealand. He holds a B.Sc. in
mathematics, a B.A. in psychology, an M.A. (1st Class) in neuro-psychology, and
a Ph.D. in Information Systems. He has published in journals like Small Group
Research, Group Decision & Negotiation, The Database for Advances in Information Systems,
Communications of the AIS, IEEE Computer, Behavior and Information Technology
(BIT), Communications of the ACM and IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and
Cybernetics. Topics include generating online agreement, voting before
discussing, online communication processes, legitimate by design, spam and the
social-technical gap, polite computing and the web of system performance. His
hobbies include motorcycle riding, quantum theory and philosophical songs. See http://brianwhitworth.com for more
Heike Winschiers-Theophilus is involved in cross-cultural design and usability
engineering research in Namibia
since 1995. She received her Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Hamburg in 2001. She has been a faculty
member of the University
of Namibia and is now
heading the Software Engineering Department at the Polytechnic of Namibia. She
is part of an international researcher community engaged in Human Computer
Interaction for development propagating Community Centered Design as an
adaptation of Participatory Design.
Shumin Zhai works at the IBM Almaden
He has published about 100 research papers, received numerous patents,
contributed to three IBM Research Division Accomplishments, and led major IBM
product innovations. His work has been broadly reported in the news media. He
is on the editorial boards of Human-Computer
Interaction, ACM Transactions on
Computer-Human Interaction, and other journals. He has been a visiting
professor and have lectured at various universities in the US, Europe and China. He earned his Ph.D.
degree at the University
of Toronto. In 2006, he
was elected to ACM’s inaugural class of Distinguished Scientists.