Organizers

Leonardo Angelini – Primary Contact
University of Applied Sciences
and Arts Western Switzerland
Fribourg, Switzerland
leonardo.angelini@hes-so.ch

Leonardo Angelini is finishing his third year of Ph.D. on the topic of Tangible Gesture Interaction (TGI) and he is member of the HumaTech Institute. He is developing a framework for TGI and several applications in the domain of automotive interfaces, affective computing and interaction in smart environments.

Denis Lalanne
University of Fribourg
Fribourg, Switzerland
denis.Lalanne@unifr.ch

Denis Lalanne is a senior Researcher/Lecturer at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. His research and teaching domains in Human-Computer Interaction include multimodal interaction, novel forms 
of interactions such as gestural, tangible and affective interactions, and information visualization.

Omar Abou Khaled 
University of Applied Sciences
and Arts Western Switzerland
Fribourg, Switzerland
omar.aboukhaled@hes-so.ch

Omar Abou Khaled is Professor at the Information and Communication Department of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland. He is member of the HumanTech institute (former MISG research group).  He is responsible of several projects in the field of Document Engineering, Multimodal Interfaces, Context Awareness, Ambient Intelligence, Blended Learning, and Content-Based Multimedia Retrieval.

Elise van den Hoven 1,2
1 Faculty of Design, Architecture & Building, University of 
Technology, Sydney, Australia
2 Industrial Design Department, Eindhoven University of 
Technology, the Netherlands
elise.vandenhoven@uts.edu.au

Elise van den Hoven is Associate Professor at the School of Design, Faculty of Design, Architecture & Building at the University of Technology, Sydney and at the Industrial Design department of the Eindhoven University of Technology. Elise's design research activities center around physical, tangible and embodied interaction and supporting everyday human memory.

Ali Mazalek 3,4
Synaesthetic Media Lab
3 Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, Canada 
4 Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA 
mazalek@ryerson.ca
Ali Mazalek is Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Digital Media and Innovation at Ryerson University and Associate Professor at Georgia Tech. She is director of the Synaesthetic Media Lab, a research playground where physical materials, analog sensors, and digital media happily co-exist and come together in novel ways to support creativity and expression.

Elena Mugellini 
University of Applied Sciences
and Arts Western Switzerland
Fribourg, Switzerland
elena.mugellini@hes-so.ch
 
Elena Mugellini is Professor at the Information and Communication Department of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland. She is the leader of the HumanTech institute (former MISG research group). Her current research interests are on the areas of Ambient Intelligence, Multimodal Interaction, Tangible User Interface, Personal Information Management, Document Engineering. 

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