Keynote Speakers

Title of Keynote Speak:
CURRENT CHALLENGES IN BUSINESS PROCESS MODELLING

pantunezPEDRO ANTUNES is Associate Professor at the Victoria University of Wellington, School of Information Management. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Technical University of Lisbon; and received his Habilitation in Informatics Engineering from the University of Lisbon. Pedro’s research interests are mainly focused on distributed decision support and humanistic business process management. Pedro has published articles in ACM Computing Surveys, Behaviour and Information Technology, IEEE Pervasive Computing, IEEE Transactions on System, Man, and Cybernetics, Journal of Systems and Software, Expert Systems With Applications, Group Decision and Negotiation, and other journals.

Title of Keynote Speak:
COLLABORATION AND CRITICAL THINKING

miguelMIGUEL NUSSBAUM is a professor at the Computer Science Department of the School of Engineering of Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. In 2011 he was honored with the Chilean award for innovation in the Education category, and he has been a member of Chile’s Agency for Quality in Education since 2012. His work in instructional design, which integrates the use of technology, is focused on how to change teaching practices in the classroom to make children the protagonists of their learning experience. His scientific developments have been implemented in schools in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, the United States, Great Britain, Guatemala, India ,Sweden and UK, and have received the support of UNESCO. He also studies the use of educational games in the classroom, and school effectiveness.

Title of Keynote Speak:
WISDOM OF CROWDS OR WISDOM OF A FEW?

ricardoRICARDO BAEZA-YATES is VP of Yahoo! Labs for Europe and Latin America, leading the labs at Barcelona, Spain and Santiago, Chile, since 2006. Until 2004 he was Professor and Director of the Center for Web Research at the Dept. of Computing Science of the University of Chile (in leave of absence until today). He obtained a Ph.D. from the University of Waterloo, Canada, in 1989, after obtaining two masters (M.Sc. CS & M.Eng. EE) and the electrical engineering degree from the University of Chile. He is co-author of the best-seller Modern Information Retrieval textbook,published in 1999 by Addison-Wesley with a second enlarged edition in 2011, that won the ASIST 2012 Book of the Year award, among more than 500 other publications with other 30,000 citations. In 2003 he was the first computer scientist to be elected to the Chilean Academy of Sciences and since 2010 is a founding member of the Chilean Academy of Engineering. In 2009 he was named ACM Fellow and in 2011 IEEE Fellow, among other awards and distinctions.

Title of Keynote Speak:
HOW ANALYTICS TOOLS CAN SUPPORT LEARNING COMMUNITIES

ulrichH. ULRICH HOPPE holds a full professorship for “Cooperative and Learning Support Systems” in the Department of Computer Science and Applied Cognitive Science (Engineering Faculty) at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. With an original background in mathematics, physics and educational technology (PhD from Tuebingen University in 1984), Ulrich Hoppe has been working for more than ten years in the area of Intelligent User Interfaces and Cognitive User Models (1984-95), before he re-focused his research on Technology-Enhanced Learning and Knowledge Management. He joined the University of Duisburg as a professor in 1995 and founded the research group COLLIDE on Collaborative Learning in Intelligent Distributed Environments (COLLIDE) in the same year. With the COLLIDE group, Ulrich Hoppe has been engaged in more than 10 European projects in the area of advanced computational technologies for learning and and knowledge management.