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Norbert Streitz, Founder and Scientific Director, Smart Future Initiative, Germany

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Rudolf Giffinger, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

 

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Norbert Streitz
Founder and Scientific Director, Smart Future Initiative
Germany
 

Brief Bio
Dr. Norbert Streitz (Ph.D. in physics, Ph.D. in cognitive science) is a Senior Scientist and Strategic Advisor with more than 35 years of experience in information and communication technology. Founder and Scientific Director of the Smart Future Initiative launched in 2009. From 1987-2008, he held positions as Deputy Director and Division Manager at the Fraunhofer Institute IPSI, Darmstadt, e.g., founding and managing the research division "AMBIENTE – Smart Environments of the Future". Teaching appointments at the Department of Computer Science, Technical University Darmstadt for more than 15 years. Before Fraunhofer, he was Assistant Professor at the Technical University Aachen (RWTH), where he founded and managed ACCEPT (AaChen Cognitive Ergonomics ProjecT). At different times of his career, he was a post-doc research fellow at the University of California, Berkeley, a visiting scholar at Xerox PARC, Menlo Park, and at the Intelligent Systems Lab of MITI, Tsukuba Science City, Japan.

He has published/edited 25 books and authored/coauthored more than 150 scientific peerreviewed papers. His research and teaching activities cover a wide range of areas: Cognitive Science, Human-Computer Interaction, Hypertext/Hypermedia, Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), Ubiquitous Computing, Artificial Intelligence and Ambient Intelligence, Privacy Enhancing Technologies (Privacy by Design), Interaction and Experience Design, Hybrid Worlds, Autonomous Driving, Smart Cities and Smart Airports.

Principal Investigator and Manager of many projects funded by the European Commission (EC) (e.g., Disappearing Computer Initiative, Ambient Agoras, Towards the Humane City, …) and by industrial and public national and international funding agencies. Reviewer and evaluation expert for the EC, member of Editorial Boards (e.g., Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments, Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing) and Advisory Boards of research institutes in Europe and Asia, consultant, and keynote speaker.

He has been organizing many conferences as general or program chair during his long career, too many to list here. During the last six years, he is the program chair of the International Conference on Distributed, Ambient and Pervasive Interactions (DAPI), now in its sixth edition as DAPI 2018.


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Rudolf Giffinger
Vienna University of Technology
Austria
 

Brief Bio
Professor Dr. Rudolf Giffinger is an expert in analytical research of urban and regional development. His research mainly concentrates on intra-urban development, urban decay, segregation/integration as well as on urban/metropolitan competitiveness of selected cities and respective strategic issues. He published and edited books, journals and articles on that subjects. He chairs working groups and is member of networks primarily related to urban and regional development in Central and Southeast Europe. Rudolf Giffinger is professor in Regional Science and head of the Centre of Regional Science which is part of the Department of Spatial Development, Infrastructure and Environmental Planning at the Vienna University of Technology.


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