Keynote Speaker

Prof. Antanas Verikas
Halmstad University, Sweden

Prof. Antanas Verikas was awarded a PhD degree in pattern recognition from Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania. Currently he holds a professor position at both Halmstad University Sweden, where he leads the Department of Intelligent Systems, and Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania. His research interests include learning systems, classification, fuzzy logic, image processing, computer vision, pattern recognition, applied soft computing, and visual media technology. He published more than 170 peer reviewed articles in international journals and conference proceedings and served as Program committee member in numerous international conferences. He is a member of the European Neural Network Society, International Pattern Recognition Society, International Association of Science and Technology for Development, and a member of the IEEE.

Prof. Xabier Basogain
University of the Basque Country, Bilbao, Spain

Xabier Basogain is professor of the University of the Basque Country - Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea. He is doctor engineer of telecommunications by the Polytechnic University of Madrid, and member of the Department of Engineering Systems and Automatics of the School of Engineering of Bilbao, Spain. He has taught courses in digital systems, microprocessors, digital control, modeling and simulation of discrete events, machine learning, and collaborative tools in education. His research activities include the areas of: a) soft computing and cognitive sciences to STEM; b) learning and teaching technologies applied to online education and inclusive education; c) augmented and virtual reality with mobile technologies.

Plenary Speaker

Assoc. Prof. Brad Mehlenbacher
Department of English Language and Literature, University of Waterloo, Canada

Dr. Brad Mehlenbacher is an Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Communication in the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Waterloo in Canada. Mehlenbacher is author of the award-winning book, Instruction and Technology: Designs for Everyday Learning (MIT Press, 2010), co-author of Online Help: Design and Evaluation (Ablex, 1993), and has chapters in the award-winning Solving Problems in Technical Communication (U of Chicago Press), The Human-Computer Interaction Handbook (Lawrence Erlbaum), The Computer Science and Engineering Handbook (CRC), and Computers and Technical Communication (Ablex). He earned his BA and MA at the University of Waterloo and his PhD in Rhetoric at Carnegie Mellon University. Brad has consulted for the Computer Science Department and Engineering Design Research Center at Carnegie Mellon; the Centre for Professional Writing at the University of Waterloo; the Office of Information Technology and Engineering Online at NC State University; Apple Computer; and IBM.