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  • Vadivel A
    National Institute of Technology Trichy, India
    A. Vadivel is Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Applications, National Institute of Technology (NIT), Trichy. He has got his Masters of Science from National Institute of Technology (NIT), Tiruchirappalli, Tamilnadu, India. He persued Masters of Technology and Philosophy in Doctorate from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, India. He has 12 years of technical experience as Network Engineer & Instrumentation Engineer at IIT-Kharagpur and Ten years of teaching experience in Bharathidhasan and National Institute of Technology (NIT), Trichy. He has published more than 80 papers in international journals and conferences and deliverd invited Lectures in India and Abroad. His research areas are content-based image and video retrieval, multimedia information retrieval from distributed environment, medical image analysis, object tracking in motion video, data mining (association rule mining and frequent pattern analysis), and cognitive science. He is confered with Young Scientist Award by Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India in 2007, Indo-US Research Fellow Award by Indo-US Science and Technology Forum in 2008 and Obama–Singh Knowledge Initiative Award in 2013. He is carrying out many research and consultancy projects sponsored by Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Department of Science & Technology (DST) and United States & India Education Foundation(USIEF).
    • Ch 19. Moving Object Detection and Tracking Based on the Contour Extraction and Centroid Representation
  • Lalaine P. Abad
    Department of Education, Philippines
    Lalaine P. Abad holds a computer science degree from University of Perpetual Help Rizal. She finished her master's degree in information technology from Asia Pacific College. She is a senior high school teacher.
    • Ch 215. Do Usability Design Features of a Mobile Game Influence Learning?
  • Hoda Ahmed Abdelhafez
    Suez Canal University, Egypt
    Hoda Ahmed Abdelhafez is faculty member in Suez Canal University, faculty of Computers & Informatics. She holds PhD in Information Technology. She has over 15 publications in big data, data warehouse, decision support, data mining, e-government and e-learning. She has two book chapters published in the Encyclopedia of business analytics and Optimization by IGI Global in 2014. She also holds the IBM certificate as a Big Data Developer Mastery Award.
    • Ch 36. Mining Big Data and Streams
  • Tamer Abdou
    Suez Canal University, Egypt
    Tamer Abdou is a post-doctoral fellow in the department of mechanical and industrial engineering, Ryerson University. He holds a doctoral degree in software engineering from Concordia University. He has experience in various software engineering roles such as a developer, team leader, and test manager. He currently works as a team lead to a couple of industrial projects, lecturer of computer science and machine learning courses, and a lead instructor for the capstone projects. His research interests include software process development, software maintenance, data mining, and big data analysis.
    • Ch 644. Developing a Glossary for Software Projects
  • Gulnara Abdrakhmanova
    National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia
    Dr. Gulnara Abdrakhmanova is head of the Centre for Statistics and Monitoring of Information Society at the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (ISSEK), the National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE). Dr. Abdrakhmanova has extensive experience in studies in statistics, socio-economic analyses, benchmarking, related to Information Society and Digital Economy. She authored or co-authored more than 50 publications in the field of statistics and Foresight of ICT development. During her career, Dr. Abdrakhmanova participated in several relevant projects on ICT statistics as manager, team leader, task leader and senior expert. She is a member of the Eurostat Working Group on Information Society Statistics (ISS), the OECD Working Party on Measurement and Analysis of the Digital Economy (WPMADE/WPIIS), the ITU Expert Group on Telecom/ICT Indicators, the ITU Expert Group on ICT Household Indicators. Dr. Abdrakhmanova holds PhD in Economics.
    • Ch 408. Indicators of Information and Communication Technology
  • Sattar J. Aboud
    Department of Computer Science and Technology, University of Bedfordshire, UK
    AUTHOR Sattar J Aboud is a Visiting Professor on Computer Science Department and Technology at University of Bedfordshire in UK. He received his education from United Kingdom. He worked in various academic institutions and research centres across various countries. . He has acquired high educational leadership experience for more than 26 years. During this period he has gathered wide and rich experience in teaching, researching and in quality assurance in areas of academic education. He has also worked as executive and senior management posts in various universities. He also familiar with contemporary teaching practices and he has experience in working with people from different ethnic backgrounds. Dr. Aboud has served his profession in many universities and he awarded the Quality Assurance Certificate of Philadelphia University, Faculty of Information Technology. His research interests include the areas of both symmetric and asymmetric cryptography, area of verification and validation and performance evaluation. He publishes more than 100 papers in referred journals and conferences.
    • Ch 424. Group Signature System Using Multivariate Asymmetric Cryptography
  • Arnab Adhikari
    Indian Institute of Management Ranchi, India
    Arnab Adhikari is going to join Indian Institute of Management Ranchi as an Assistant Professor in March, 2017. He has recently completed his fellowship programme (equivalent to phd) in operations management from Indian institute of Management Calcutta and has been awarded the degree “Fellow of Indian Institute of management Calcutta”. The topic of his dissertation is “Essays on Textile supply Chain.” His research articles have appeared in the several reputed international journals such as Informs Transactions on Education, American Journal of Operations Research, etc. Also, his articles have been previously published as book chapters in the research handbook titled “Handbook of Research on Strategic Supply Chain Management in the Retail Industry’ and encyclopedia titled “Encyclopedia of E-Commerce Development, Implementation, and Management” published by IGI Global. His research Interest includes supply chain coordination, green supply chain, green industrial policies, macro-level policy of emerging economy countries, etc. Prior to the doctoral study, he worked in Wipro technologies for 1.5 years as a SAP consultant. He holds a bachelor of technology (B. Tech) degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from National Institute of Technology Durgapur.
    • Ch 629. Manufacturing vs. Services and the Role of Information Technology
  • Alireza Adibfar
    University of Florida, USA
    I am an avid researcher in the area of advanced information technology application in construction. My concentration is on Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Project Management and Planning. I am very interested and open for any interesting research cooperation.
    • Ch 47. Advanced ICT Methodologies (AIM) in the Construction Industry
  • Shaila Agrawal
    Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, India
    An Information Technology student with immense interest in research in the fields of image processing.
    • Ch 422. Digital Video Watermarking Using Diverse Watermarking Schemes
  • Renae Agrey
    The University of Queensland, Australia
    Renae Agrey is a researcher and an academic staff member at the University of Queensland’s Business School. She has collaborated on many publications in the areas of information systems, international business, and strategic management. She is the author and inventor of Keeping the Records Straight!(TM), an innovative bookkeeping apparatus for small business and has been a management consultant with logistics experience for over sixteen years in Australia and Canada’s far north.
    • Ch 472. Major Techniques and Current Developments of Supply Chain Process Modelling
  • Estefanía Aguilar-Moreno
    Universitat Jaume I of Castellón, Spain
    Estefanía Aguilar Moreno works at GEOTEC as project assistant for EC lifelong learning programme projects. In 2013-2014 she worked at the EC – JRC focused on emerging ethical threats triggered by ICT, but her professional background was mainly related to Competitive Intelligence and Information Management. Graduated in Information Science and Master in Information Knowledge and Society by Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Spain), broadly speaking her interests have to do with how ICT has impacted on Society at all levels, looking for confluence points, e.g. geospatial bridges, between humanities and sciences.
    • Ch 302. Geospatial Influence in Science Mapping
  • Uruemu Agwae
    Carleton University, Canada
    Uruemu (Agwae) Uzamere, MEng is a graduate of the Technology Innovation Management Engineering program at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. She also holds a Bachelor’s Degree (BSc Honours) in Electrical Electronics Engineering from University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Uruemu’s master’s project on mitigating blind spots in cybersecurity She has several years cognitive work experience in IT Management; Network and Desktop support, Quality Assurance, Research, Technical Support and Administration, having worked at different organizations including VENUS Cybersecurity Corporation. As a competent Engineer, an astute proponent of Cybersecurity and a brilliant Communicator, Uruemu has excelled in all her Educational and Professional endeavours. She is particularly exceptional in the areas of contemporary Research, proficient Time Management and organizational skills Uruemu’s experience enhances her ability to contribute towards improving Organizations’ global business outcome, by means of technical research whilst providing support through engineering best practices. She uses a well-thought-out and modern approach to synthesize her practice with the values and organizational objectives for preferred outcomes.
    • Ch 147. A Three-Vector Approach to Blind Spots in Cybersecurity
  • Mifrah Ahmad
    Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia
    Mifrah Ahmad is currently a doctor of philosophy student of information and communication technology at Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia. She obtained her Masters of Science degree in modelling Educational games to understand their interconnection amongst multiple domains during the development process (2015). Hence, Mifrah has published 10 conferences and 1 Journal based on her research. Lastly, her Doctorate work is based upon designing quality Educational games, supervised by Dr. Lukman Ab Rahim at Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS.
    • Ch 291. Towards Modelling Effective Educational Games Using Multi-Domain Framework
  • Bashar Shahir Ahmed
    University Abdelmalek Essaadi (Computer Science and Systems Engineering Laboratory), Morocco
    Bashar shahir A.Ahmed PhD in The Intelligence of e-CRM Dept.Informatique Faculty of Science, Tétouan University of Abdelmalek Essadi Morocco
    • Ch 140. Improving Data Quality in Intelligent eCRM Applications
  • Rukhsana Ahmed
    University of Ottawa, Canada
    Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Ottawa, Canada.
    • Ch 528. Ethical Ambiguities in the Privacy Policies of Mobile Health and Fitness Applications
  • Reiko Akahane-Yamada
    Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR), Japan
    Reiko Akahane-Yamada, Ph.D. is a Principal Researcher at Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR), Representative Director & CTO at ATR Learning Technology Corporation, and an Adjunct Professor at Kobe University, Japan. Her main research fields are Second Language Acquisition, Spoken Language Processing, and Learning Psychology.
    • Ch 334. A Flipped Learning Approach to University EFL Courses
  • Nazif Ekin Akalan
    Istanbul University, Turkey
    Ekin Akalan received the B.S. degree in 1995 from the Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, and the Ph.D. degree in 2007 from Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Bosporus University, Turkey. He serves currently as an Associate Professor at the Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, and Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Istanbul University. His research areas are gait analysis, biomechanics, orthopedic biomechanics, rehabilitation and neurodegenerative diseases.
    • Ch 27. Design, Manufacture, and Selection of Ankle-Foot-Orthoses
  • Saliha Akhtar
    Seton Hall University, USA
    Saliha Akhtar has held various positions in the pharmaceutical industry including Clinical Trial Manager and Strategic Development Manager. She has experience in the start-up through close-out phases of clinical trials. Saliha earned her Master of Business Administration in Pharmaceutical Management from Fairleigh Dickinson University, Master of Science in Health Sciences from Rutgers University, and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Montclair State University. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Health Sciences at Seton Hall University. Her research interests include understanding the factors that prevent clinical trials from recruiting on time and the reasons for low retention rates.
    • Ch 624. Using Social Media to Increase the Recruitment of Clinical Research Participants
  • Rajshree Tushar Akolkar
    Zeal College of Engineering and Research, India
    Mrs. Rajshree T. Akolkar is an M.E. (CSE IT) from University of Pune, India. She worked as Assistant Professor at Vishwakarma Institute of Technology (VIT), Pune. Also, she is currently pursuing research in Human Computer Interaction (HCI) - Usability of e-Governance Icons. She has about 12 years of academic experience. Her areas of interest are HCI, Data structures and Artificial Intelligence.
    • Ch 355. Usability Evaluation of Tourism Icons in India
  • Goknur Arzu Akyuz
    University of Turkish Aeronautical Association, Turkey
    Assistant Prof. Dr. Goknur Arzu Akyuz is a Faculty member of University of Turkish Aeronautical Association (THK University), Department of Logistics Management in Turkey. She received her Bs degree from Industrial Engineering Department, Middle East Technical University. She has 12 years of experience in Production Planning & Control and Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) with different projects and sectors. She also holds an MSc degree in Computer Engineering, and a PhD degree in MODES (Modelling and Design of Engineering Systems) from Atilim University. Her research interests include Production Planning and Control, Enterprise Resources Planning, Web-based Supply Chain Management, Quality Management and Cloud Computing.
    • Ch 459. Becoming Smart, Innovative, and Socially Responsible in Supply Chain Collaboration
  • Fernando Alba-Elías
    Universidad de La Rioja, Spain
    Fernando Alba-Elías has been an Associate Professor in Project Management since 2007 and currently works at the University of La Rioja (ETSII). His research interests include project management issues, nano-coating using atmospheric plasma technology and product design.
    • Ch 168. Data Mining to Identify Project Management Strategies in Learning Environments
  • Dima Alberg
    Shamoon College of Engineering (SCE), Israel
    I have completed a Ph.D in the Department of Information Systems Engineering at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev under the supervision of Prof. Mark Last. My current research interests concerns in various fields of finance and machine learning disciplines. My main research destinations are: data mining, finance algorithms development and business intelligence algorithms development. My future research plans are to develop new models and tools that would allow researchers and practitioners to analyze and to solve practical problems in data science research areas.
    • Ch 32. Big Data Time Series Stream Data Segmentation Methods
  • Daniel G. Alemneh
    University of North Texas, USA
    Dr. Daniel Gelaw Alemneh is Digital Curation Coordinator for the Digital Libraries Division at the University of North Texas (UNT) libraries. He received his BS in Library and Information Science from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia (1994), his MA in Library and Information Management from the University of Sheffield, UK (1998), and his PhD in Information Science from the University of North Texas (UNT) (2009). Dr. Alemneh is also an adjunct professor at the UNT College of Information teaching indexing, abstracting, and information retrieval courses. He publishes extensively and has participated in several national and international research projects, including the IMLS funded ETD-Lifecycle Management project and a U.S. Department of State grant to establish innovative partnerships with other universities in Ethiopia. Daniel has been actively involved in various local, national, and international professional societies and served in various capacities, including as a member of the Board of Directors of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T). Daniel can be reached at daniel.alemneh@unt.edu.
    • Ch 584. Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs)
  • Ali H. Alharbi
    Qassim University, Saudi Arabia
    Ali Alharbi is an assistant professor of computer science at Qassim University, Saudi Arabia. He holds a PhD degree in computer science.His research interests include health informatics, e-learning, and computer science education.
    • Ch 108. Data Visualization Strategies for Computer Simulation in Bioelectromagnetics
    • Ch 300. Geographic Information System (GIS) Modeling Analysis and the Effects of Spatial Distribution and Environmental Factors on Breast Cancer Incidence
  • Salam Omar Ali
    Brighton Collage Al Ain, UAE
    Dr. Salam Omar is a well established academic. She holds a PhD in Educational Leadership, Management and Policy. She has an extensive experience in teaching for more than twenty-five years. Her interest is mainly in developing young minds. She conducted several research studies in different educational areas, such as, Curriculum Development, Quality Management, Organizational Culture, and Academic Leadership to collect data to improve the current situation of teaching and learning in the Middle East. She has also delivered numerous seminars and training workshops to hundred of academics in the United Arab Emirates. Dr. Salam is also an active researcher in the field of moral education and has presented various papers in local and international conferences.
    • Ch 665. Role of Educational Leaders in Supporting Beginning Teachers in Al Ain Schools in the UAE
  • Hend S. Al-Khalifa
    Information Technology Department, College of Computer and Information Sciences, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
    Hend S. Al-Khalifa- Professor at Information Technology Department, College of Computer and Information Sciences, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. She received her Ms.c degree in Information Systems from King Saud University, Riyadh, KSA, and her PhD degree in Computer Science from Southampton University, UK. Hend has participated with more than 100 research papers in national and international symposiums, workshops and major IEEE and ACM conferences; In addition she published many ISI journal articles. In 2012, Hend received the Outstanding Paper Award from Emerald Publishing, and In 2015,she won King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Award for Translation . She is also the principle investigator for several national and international research grants such as National Plan for Science and Technology (NPST) and Google CS4HS. Her area of interest includes web technologies (i.e. Semantic Web/Web 2.0), Technology Enhanced Learning (e.g. E-learning, Adaptive Hypermedia, etc), computers for people with special needs and Arabic natural language processing. Postal Address: Riyadh 11496 P.O. Box 26964 Saudi Arabia E-Mail: hendk@ksu.edu.sa
    • Ch 404. Haptics-Based Systems Characteristics, Classification, and Applications
  • Mohamed Al-Marzouqi
    UAE University, UAE
    Prof. Mohamed Al-Marzouqi obtained his BSc and MSc from Washington State University and PhD from Oregon State University, all in chemical engineering. His specialization is in the area of gas processing and membrane gas separation. Prof. Al Marzouqi joined Chemical & Petroleum Engineering Department at the UAE University in 1996. Prof. Al Marzouqi has several years of experience in the area of transport of gaseous specious through different types of membranes. Prof. Al Marzouqi has 3 patents, 51 international journal publications, two book chapters, and more than 50 local and international conference presentations.
    • Ch 266. Carbon Capture From Natural Gas via Polymeric Membranes
  • Fernando Almeida
    Polytechnic Institute of Gaya, Portugal
    Fernando Almeida is currently a Coordinator Professor for Informatics Engineering in the School of Science and Technology at Polytechnic Institute of Gaya, Portugal. He is the Director of the Master degree of Network Administration and Information Systems. He is also a consultant and R&D engineer in FP7 European Projects in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). His research interests are mainly in Information Security, Information Systems, Software Engineering and Enterprise Architectures.
    • Ch 69. Serious Games in Entrepreneurship Education
  • Gustavo de Oliveira Almeida
    Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Graduated in Business Administration from Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro, Masters in Business Administration from Coppead Institute of Management and Ph.D. in Business from Getulio Vargas Foundation. Post Doctoral Fellow Federal Fluminense University. Doctoral Candidate - PhD in Informatics - Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro. Currently researcher at the Getulio Vargas, Federal Fluminense University and Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro. Reviewer of the Academy of Management Meeting. Conference ANGRAD and other periodicals. Expertise in Data Analysis and Statistical Methods of Analysis, E-Government and Open Government.
    • Ch 65. Organizational Transparency
  • Hasan Jawwad Almunawar
    P. T. Tegar Kupas Mediatama, Indonesia
    Founder and Chairman of "Kupas Merdeka", an Indonesian news outlet that publishes the bi-weekly tabloid "Kupas Merdeka" and runs the online news portal KupasMerdeka.com. Also runs HJA Systems & Designs, a website development, design and marketing service that has built web presences and conducts web advertising campaigns for a number of Indonesian companies.
    • Ch 95. From Information Systems Outsourcing to Cloud Computing
  • Mohammad Nabil Almunawar
    Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei
    Dr Mohammad Nabil Almunawar is currently a senior lecturer at School of Business and Economics, Universiti of Brunei Darussalam (UBDSBE), Brunei Darussalam. He was the former dean of UBDSBE. He received his bachelor degree in 1983 from Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia, master Degree (MSc Computer Science) from the Department of Computer Science, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada in 1991 and Ph.D. from the University of New South Wales (School of Computer Science and Engineering, UNSW) in 1998. Dr Almunawar has published more than 70 papers in refereed journals, book chapters and international conferences. He has more than 25 years teaching experiences in the area computer and information systems. His overall research interests include applications of IT in Management, Electronic Business/Commerce, Health Informatics, information security and cloud computing. He is also interested in object-oriented technology, databases and multimedia retrieval.
    • Ch 95. From Information Systems Outsourcing to Cloud Computing
    • Ch 514. Pervasive Mobile Health
    • Ch 641. Adopting Open Source Software in Smartphone Manufacturers' Open Innovation Strategy
  • Khalid Alnowibet
    King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
    He received his B.Sc. in 1992 from the department of Statistics and Operations Research at King Saud University in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. After graduation, he worked as a planner for the Ministry of Planning for one year before he got a teaching assistant position at the department of Statistics and Operations Research at King Saud University. In 1995, King Saud University granted him a scholarship to pursue graduate studies in Operation Research abroad. He received his M.S. in 1998 from George Washington University, DC, and in 1999, he enrolled in North Carolina State University for the Ph.D. degree in Operations Research. His Ph.D. Dissertation is entitled "Nonstationary Erlang Loss Queues and Networks”. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor at King Saud University, College of Science, Department of Statistics and Operations Research.
    • Ch 136. Analysis of Two Phases Queue With Vacations and Breakdowns Under T-Policy
  • Thamer Al-Rousan
    Isra University, Pakistan
    Thamer Al-Rousan is an Associate Professor of Software Engineering at Isra University, Jordan. He holds a PhD in Software Engineering from University Sains Malaysia (USM). His research is centered in Web Engineering, Cloud Computing, Risk Management, Design and Architectures, Software Metrics and Quality Assurance. Thamer Al-Rousan has number of published papers in different Software Engineering topics. He is also a reviewer in different software engineering journals and conferences.
    • Ch 657. Software Process Improvement for Web-Based Projects Comparative View
  • Abdulmalik Al-Salman
    King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
    Ph. D. Computer and Information Sciences Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, USA. Aug., 1996. Prince Bander Bin Sultan Prize For Academic High Achievements. M.S. Computer Science University of Georgia, Athens, USA. July, 1992 B.Sc. Computer Science King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. May, 1988. First Class Honor Published more than 100 Publications.
    • Ch 404. Haptics-Based Systems Characteristics, Classification, and Applications
  • Arif Altun
    Hacettepe University, Turkey
    Arif Altun is a professor of computer education and instructional technologies at the College of Education at Hacettepe University, Ankara Turkey. He has completed his doctorate study at the University of Cincinnati. He has been a visiting scholar at the psychology department at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 2011 and at the Mind, Brain, and Education program at Harvard University during 2014-2015. In the last 10 years, he has been conducting research exploring the cognitive processes in digital learning environments at OntoLAB, to develop user modeling for ontology driven personalized learning environments.
    • Ch 124. Educational Ontology Development
  • Domingos Alves
    University of São Paulo, Brazil
    I Working mainly in the following areas: Theoretical and Computational Modeling in Health, Simulation in Healthcare Services and Health Information Systems. Since 2010 I have coordinated Information Center for Health Informatics (CIIS), whose main objective is to ensure quality gain in health information with ramifications on care management and health research. My reserch group from of Health Intelligence Laboratory (LIS) has developed methodologies, algorithms and software products to produce the technological tools needed to build regional health care systems in a proactive way, from the possibility of treating integrated databases in the same environment with data characterizing the population and its place. The mentioned group operates in the IS area for health management and involves several Biomedical Informatics students from USP, as well as postgraduate students from the Community Health program in the Social Medicine Department, plus students in the Bioengineering interunit program involving FMRP. The CIIS incorporates several projects comprising different methodologies and technologies in health. The Regional Observatory of Hospital Care (ORAH), the Information System for Mental Health (SISAM), the Monitoring Portal for Congenital Anomaly, the Health map and the SISTb are part of this set of projects. It is important to emphasize that all development is always thought to be relevant work in three axes: (1) terminologies in health, (2) interoperability between health information systems, (3) audit and data quality.
    • Ch 328. Software Evaluation From the Perspective of Patients and Healthcare Professionals
  • Francisco Amoros
    Miguel Hernandez University, Spain
    Francisco Amorós holds a M. Eng. in Industrial Engineering (Spain, 2010) and a PhD in Industrial and Telecommunication Technologies (Spain, 2014). Now he works at Telefonica as IT researcher and as assistant professor at Comillas Pontifical University in the Electronic, Automation and Communication department. He currently teaches subjects related to automatic control. His research is focused on topological navigation of mobile robots, omnidirectional vision and global appearance descriptors of images.
    • Ch 597. Using Global Appearance Descriptors to Solve Topological Visual SLAM
  • Fadi Amroush
    Universidad de Salamanca, Spain
    Dr. Amroush is a Researcher in Experimental Economic, He came from a computer science background, and then moved into the experimental economics field. He hold a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s degree in Informatics Engineering from the University of Aleppo, Syria. Afterward, Dr. Amroush was awarded an Erasmus Mundus scholarship at the University of Granada, Spain. The scholarship enabled him to move into the economics area to concentrate on experimental economics and he completed a Master’s Degree and a Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Granada, Spain.
    • Ch 140. Improving Data Quality in Intelligent eCRM Applications
  • Caleb Okoro Amuda
    University of Ibadan, Nigeria
    Caleb Okoro Amuda studied B.Sc. Mathematics/Computer and recently completed his M.Ed. in Educational Evaluation; He is a school teacher.
    • Ch 200. Nigerian Undergraduate Students' Computer Competencies and Use of Information Technology Tools and Resources for Study Skills and Habits' Enhancement
  • Billie Anderson
    Ferris State University, USA
    Dr. Billie Anderson is an Associate Professor of Data Analytics at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, MI. Her research interests are in data mining, big data, credit scoring and health informatics. She is also a SAS analytical consultant. She teaches analytical classes for SAS and consults with SAS customers on data mining projects. She is a member of the American Statistical Association and regularly presents research papers at their meetings.
    • Ch 620. Social Media Credit Scoring
  • Maria Teresa Andrade
    University of Porto, Portugal
    Maria Teresa Andrade gained her PhD in Telecommunications, Electrical and Computing Engineering, from the University of Porto, Portugal in 2008. Her areas of expertise are multimedia networking, context-aware multimedia and content adaptation. She has authored or co-authored more than 50 scientific articles.
    • Ch 524. Context-Aware Personalization for Mobile Services
  • Rumen D. Andreev
    Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Bulgaria
    1980- Engineer, Technical University, Sofia; 1987- PhD, Technical University, Sofia, Thesis in Computer Aided Design in Machinery Construction; 2002 - Assoc. Prof. at IICT-BAS, Head of Department "Communication Systems and Services", Director of Technology Transfer Office. Main research areas - complex systems, e-learning, decision support systems, computer graphics, user interface, software engineering
    • Ch 190. Preferences, Utility, and Stochastic Approximation
  • Paul Ankomah
    North Carolina A&T State University, USA
    Paul Ankomah is a professor in the Department of Human Performance and Leisure Studies at North Carolina A&T State University. He holds a BA degree from University of Ghana, Legon, MA from Wilfrid Laurier University, Ontario, Canada and a PhD from Texas A&M University, USA. His research interests include tourism marketing, consumer behavior, ecotourism, sustainable tourism development, and tourism development in Sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to life in academia, Dr. Ankomah worked with the Ghana Tourism Board for five years as Administrative Personnel Officer where he was responsible for administrative matters related the board’s personnel. In 1983, he proceeded to Rome, Italy to attend a one-year training program in tourism marketing at the Scuola Internazionale di Scienze Turistiche. He has published several tourism articles and book chapters and made numerous presentations at international conferences. Additionally, he was a Carnegie African Disapora Fellow-Ghana in 2014 and a Visiting Scholar at Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa in 2008.
    • Ch 356. Virtual Tourism and Its Potential for Tourism Development in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Muhammad Anshari
    Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei
    Muhammad Anshari is researcher at Universiti Brunei Darussalam. He can be reached at anshari@yahoo.com
    • Ch 514. Pervasive Mobile Health
    • Ch 641. Adopting Open Source Software in Smartphone Manufacturers' Open Innovation Strategy
  • Jose Luis Monroy Anton
    La Ribera University Hospital, Spain
    Medicine PhD, MD; Specialist in Radiation Oncology
    • Ch 503. Comprehensive E-Learning Appraisal System
  • Ardilio Antonino
    Ardilio Antonino
    Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering, Germany
    • Ch 396. Business Model Innovation-Oriented Technology Management for Emergent Technologies
  • Madoka Aragaki
    Business Breakthrough University, Japan
    Madoka Aragaki got her Ph.D degree in Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo. After that, she has engaged in online education in several universities. She is interested in psychosocial aspects that internet affects on children and students.
    • Ch 430. The Protection Policy for Youth Online in Japan
  • Loredana Arana
    University of Phoenix, USA
    Loredana Arana is a result-oriented and success-driven leader with a broad background in business, healthcare, operational, administrative and extensive project management expertise. With over 20 years of experience in providing significant experience in Multi-service Corporation, process improvement, mergers, acquisitions, systems selections and project life cycle. She has rolled out large change programmes of up to $30 millions for a major healthcare organization. She is a project management leadership coach, trainer, motivator, and exceptional team builder with highly developed sense of insight and people skills, ethical and work performance standards. She has earned both her Bachelor of Business and Professional Management and Master of Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University as well as obtaining other certificates such as Project Methodology, Project Management Qualified (PMQ), and Six Sigma Black Belt Professional (SSBBP) to mention a few that were obtained throughout her career. She is also a Member of the Project Management Institute (PMI). She has created and taught mentorship programs and classes related to Project Management and Information Technology. She has been a faculty member at University of Phoenix teaching classes related to technology. Loredana's belief is that project management success is more about guiding people as it is in relation to managing tasks and processes. In the course of her work she has helped people to become better leader; leaders that set a great personal example, that engage and inspire the team, that are excellent at challenging the status quo, and that understands how to build strong relationships with their employees as well as clients. She believes that there is still so much more to learn in life, you never cease to learn. She sees beyond today's problems toward the possibilities which are just on the other side of tomorrow.
    • Ch 490. Lack of Characteristics Management Causing Biggest Projects Failure
  • Andre L. Araujo
    Texas A&M University, USA
    Dr. Araujo is a faculty member with the Information Systems and Operations Management Department of Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. Dr. Araujo serves as the MS/MIS Graduate Academic Advisor and his research focuses on trust development in computer-mediated teams, and collaborative technology adoption in teams with dispersed members. His dissertation work was recognized by the Provost's Dissertation Award at the University of Oklahoma, from where he graduated with a PhD in MIS. He has presented his work at various conferences and international journals.
    • Ch 62. Hyper-Sensitivity in Global Virtual Teams
  • Vladimir Santiago Arias
    Texas Tech University, USA
    I am a MA in applied Linguistics and Mass Communications, and also a PhD. student in Media and Communication at Texas Tech University.
    • Ch 613. Online Dating/Dating Apps
  • Tracy Arner
    Kent State University, USA
    Ms. Arner is a doctoral student in Educational Psychology at Kent State University. Her current research focus is on how to prepare teachers to enter classrooms filled with diverse learners. Research includes how to best teach 21st century pre-service teachers as well as how to ensure that they are knowledgeable in the strategies they will need to teach their 21st Century students. Prior to beginning her Ph.D., Ms. Arner was an Instructional Technology Coordinator in a large K-12 school district where she worked with teachers on integrating various technologies into daily classroom instruction. Some of these included Google Apps for Education, learning management systems, and adaptive learning environments.
    • Ch 555. Mobile Learning in and out of the K-12 Classroom
  • Richa Arora
    Regenesys Institute of Management, India
    Dr. Richa Arora, Country Head of Regenesys Business School-India has completed her B.E (Environmental), M.Sc. (Environmental), MBA, M.Phil (Marketing), Phd. (Marketing), and UGC- NET and JRF. As a Professor of Marketing, Dr. Richa has more than 15 years of academic, research, institutional and administration expertise. Her experience spans four universities and multiple local and international institutions, boards and task teams. Her professional involvement in institutions has always been defined by three distinct engagements: the contest of ideas; their translation into actionable initiatives; and the building of institutions. Dr. Richa has held eminent positions in a number of premier national and international organisations such as Symbiosis International University and University of Seychelles dealing with administration and higher education in particular. She has published 2 books on Marketing, 11 papers in International Journal, 15 papers in National Journal and 3 edited books. She has served on many advisory committees and panels sponsored by governmental and professional organisations. She was the Principal Investigator in two major research projects funded by CSIR and AICTE and Co Investigator for a couple of UGC sponsored projects. She has successfully organized nine academic events which include seminars, workshops and international conferences. Besides her illustrious academic and research exposure, she gained rich experience in administration by occupying important administrative positions.
    • Ch 252. Determining Impact of Demographics on Perceived Service Quality in Online Retail
  • Noreen Izza Arshad
    Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia
    She has been my co-supervisor throughout my Masters degree.
    • Ch 291. Towards Modelling Effective Educational Games Using Multi-Domain Framework
  • Yunus Ziya Arslan
    Istanbul University, Turkey
    Yunus Ziya Arslan received the B.S. degree in 2002, the M.S. degree in 2005, and the Ph.D. degree in 2009 all from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Istanbul University, Turkey. He spent six months at the University of Calgary as a Visitor Researcher. He serves currently as an Associate Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Istanbul University. His research areas include musculoskeletal biomechanics, dental biomechanics, tissue biomechanics, computational biomechanics, and modeling and control of robotic manipulators.
    • Ch 27. Design, Manufacture, and Selection of Ankle-Foot-Orthoses
    • Ch 43. General Perspectives on Electromyography Signal Features and Classifiers Used for Control of Human Arm Prosthetics
    • Ch 650. Object-Oriented Programming in Computer Science
  • Valentino Artizzu
    University of Cagliari, Italy
    Valentino Artizzu is a student enrolled in the second year of the degree in computer science at the university of Cagliari. He recently collaborated with tinyBuild and DoubleDutch Games for the Italian localization of "Speedrunn"
    • Ch 285. Leveraging the Arduino Platform to Develop Information Technology Devices
  • Sivasankar Arumugam
    Sri Venkateswara College of Education, India
    Dr. Sivasankar, A. is the principal of Sri Venkateswara College of Education, Karaikal, India. He has 20 years of teaching experience that includes a decade as a teacher educator. He holds a Ph.D. in Education from Bharathidasan University, besides holding Post Graduation in Chemistry, Education and Psychology. He has the credit of publishing topics of contemporary interest in various journals of international repute. E-mail: sivasankar_arumugam@yahoo.com
    • Ch 227. Science Animation and Students' Attitudes
  • Davood Askarany
    The University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Dr Askarany is a leading researcher in the area of diffusion of management accounting innovations in New Zealand. He has successfully received funding for and conducted major research projects in this area within Australia, New Zealand, UK and the Middle East. His research and professional interests primarily rest in diffusion of innovation, management accounting, organisational change, performance measurement, and diffusion theory. He has published extensively in these areas, for both academic and professional outlets. Davood has authored over 30 academic papers, including publications in International Journal of Production and Economics, Critical Perspectives on Accounting, International Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Performance, Thunderbird International Business Review, Managerial Auditing Journal, and the Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology. Among several quality assured journal papers, he has published 3 A* papers (based on – ABCD ranking). Most of his publications have been ranked among the top ten downloads by SSRN. According to SSRN, some of his papers have been downloaded more than 9000 times over the past three years. He has served as an editorial board member and a primary reviewer of more than 20 international journals such as 'International Journal of Production and Economics', ‘Group and Organization Management’ and ‘Journal of Accounting and Organizational Change’.
    • Ch 188. Managerial Tools and Techniques for Decision Making
  • Andrea Atzeni
    Politecnico di Torino, Italy
    Andrea Atzeni is a Senior Research Assistant at the Dipartimento di Automatica e Informatica, Politecnico di Torino, in the TORSEC Security group. In last twelve years participated in a number of large scale European research project, even as Politecnico di Torino's technical leader. His work addresses definition of security requirements, investigation and modelisation of user expectation on security and privacy, specification of functional and security architectures, development of cross-domain usable security, risk analysis and threat modeling for complex cross-domain systems, legal and technical issues for using cross-border authentication services.
    • Ch 433. Usable Security
  • Barbara Atzori
    University of Florence, Italy
    Barbara Atzori has a degree in Psychology at the University of Florence. She has studied virtual reality analgesia for children and adolescents and has collaborated with Hunter Hoffman since 2012. She's a P.h.D. student (Department of Health Science, University of Florence) and she's conducing her researches in partnership with Meyer Children's Hospital of Florence and with a Private Dental Practice. Her researches are focused on children and adolescents pain management using VR analgesia during several painful procedures, in particular in odontoiatric and oncological settings.
    • Ch 518. Virtual Reality as Distraction Technique for Pain Management in Children and Adolescents
  • Verónica Inés Aubin
    Universidad Nacional de La Matanza, Argentina
    Researcher and Professor at the Universidad Nacional de La Matanza.
    • Ch 403. Exploring New Handwriting Parameters for Writer Identification
  • Udo Richard Averweg
    eThekwini Municipality, South Africa
    Udo Richard Franz Averweg is employed as an Information Technology (IT) Project Manager at eThekwini Municipality, Durban, South Africa. He entered the IT industry during 1979 and holds a Masters Technology degree in Information Technology (cum laude), a second Masters degree in Science from the University of Natal and a third Masters degree in Commerce from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa. As an IT practitioner, he is a registered professional member of the Institute of Information Technology Professionals, South Africa. He has authored and co-authored more than 180 research outputs (80 being peer-reviewed): some research outputs have been delivered at local conferences, some have been published in accredited peer-reviewed journals and some have appeared as chapters in books. In 2012 he published a book entitled Decision-making support systems: Theory and practice. During January 2000 Udo climbed to the summit of Africa’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro (5,895 metres), in Tanzania.
    • Ch 617. The Qualities and Potential of Social Media
  • Liliana Ávila
    University of Aveiro, Portugal
    Liliana Ávila has a Bachelor and Master degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from the University of Aveiro. Currently, she is PhD student and researcher assistant in the Department of Economics, Management, Industrial Engineering and Tourism at the same university. She has presented and published her work in some conferences at the national level and in international publications. Her current research interests include information and workflow management, as well as the operations management and strategy of hybrid organizations.
    • Ch 76. The Main Concepts Behind the Dematerialization of Business Processes
  • Danilo Avola
    University of Udine, Italy
    Danilo Avola received the M.Sc. degree in Computer Science from Sapienza University, Rome, Italy, in 2002 and the Ph.D. degree in Molecular and Ultrastructural Imaging from University of L'Aquila, L'Aquila, Italy, in 2014. Since 2015 he is post-doc researcher at the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics (DMIF), University of Udine, Udine, Italy, and member of the AVIRES Lab at the same University. Previously, he was research engineer at the Department of Computer Science, Sapienza University, at the Multimodal \& Multimedia Lab of the National Research Council, Rome, Italy. His research interests include Human Computer Interaction, Computer Vision, Signal Processing, Machine Learning, Image and Video Processing, Multimodal Systems, and Pattern Recognition. He serves on the Steering Committee of selected International Conferences and is an Editorial Board member of different International Journals. Danilo Avola is author or co-author of more than 60 papers in International Journals, refereed International Conferences and International Book Chapters. Since 2011, Danilo Avola is member of IAPR and member of IEEE.
    • Ch 538. Mobile Applications for Automatic Object Recognition
  • Laura Aymerich-Franch
    CNRS-AIST JRL (Joint Robotics Laboratory), AIST, Japan
    I am a Marie Curie IOF postdoctoral fellow at CNRS-AIST JRL (Joint Robotics Laboratory). Previously, I was a Fulbright postdoctoral scholar at Virtual Human Interaction Lab at Stanford University. I earned a PhD cum laude on Audiovisual Communication and Advertising (2010) from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), where I was part of the Image, Sound, and Synthesis Research Group (GRISS). I have also been a lecturer at UAB (2006-2011) and a visiting research fellow at iCinema, Centre for Interactive Cinema Research at University of New South Wales in Sydney (2009). My area of expertise is Media Psychology. I study self-representation in artificially created environments and the consequences of mediated embodiment in virtual reality and humanoid robots.
    • Ch 367. Mediated Embodiment in New Communication Technologies
  • Ana Azevedo
    Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal
    Ana Azevedo is an associate professor in the Information Systems Department, ISCAP/ Polytechnic of Porto, Porto, Portugal, teaching E-Commerce, Decision Support Systems, Business Intelligence and Introduction to Databases Systems courses. She holds a PhD in Information Systems and Technologies, University of Minho, Portugal. She is a researcher in Algoritmi R&D Center, University of Minho, Portugal. She regularly supervises master students. She published several articles in journals, conferences, and book chapters, as well as edited books. She is associate editor of the International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction (IJTHI). She is a member of the Editorial Review Board of the International Journal of Decision Support System Technology (IJDSST) and of the International Journal of Business Intelligence Research (IJBIR). She also serves as a regular reviewer for several journals and conferences. Her primary areas of research interests are Decision Support Systems, Data mining, and Business Intelligence. Her research interests also include e assessment.
    • Ch 166. Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery in Databases
  • Abdul Aziz
    Usman Institute of Technology, Pakistan
    Abdul Aziz, an academician and researcher serving as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science, Usman Institute of Technology (UIT) – Hamdard University, Karachi. He has over a decade of experience with academia & industry in the field of Information Technology. His research interest is in the area of emerging trends in Computer Science, Education and Disaster Management. He is an expert in developing strategies for academia & industry. Additionally, he is also a member of different committees where he participates in designing policies and to look after the procedures for curriculum & faculty development and accreditation.
    • Ch 15. Dotted Raster-Stereography
  • Ihuoma Sandra Babatope
    Delta State College of Physical Education, Nigeria
    I am a Librarian in the Delta State College of Physical Education, Mosogar (DESCOPEM) in Delta State, Nigeria. I hold a Masters degree in Library and Information Science and also a Bachelors degree in Library Science both from Delta State university, Abraka. Am also a Certified Librarian In Nigeria (CLN), a member of the Nigerian Library Association (NLA) and an Associate member of Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP), UK. Also an author in several scholarly publications; internationally, nationally and locally. Some of the skills I have acquired include; Research skills, Team Building Skills, Stress management skills and a very good use of the Microsoft office suite and other web applications. I am dynamic and always open to new innovative ideas as well.
    • Ch 456. Social Media Applications as Effective Service Delivery Tools for Librarians
  • Mihaela Badea
    Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania
    Mihaela Badea is an Associate Professor within the Teacher Training Department of the Petroleum – Gas University of Ploiesti, where she teaches Romanian Language and Literature Teaching, Methods of Language Education Activities and English Language Teaching. She also teaches Class management and Pedagogy seminars to BA students of the Educational Sciences field. She is a member of the project team “Professionalization of the teaching career - new skills for actors involved in the change of education in Braila and Prahova counties”, training participants in class management activities. She holds a Ph. D. in Educational Sciences 2011 from the University of Bucharest, and she is involved in national and international research projects, her research concerns being materialized in various papers published in Romania and abroad.
    • Ch 342. A Study on Extensive Reading in Higher Education
  • Liudmila Vladimirovna Baeva
    Astrakhan State University, Russia
    Full Professor, PhD of Philosophy, Dean of Department of Social Communication, Professor of Chair of Philosophy of Astrakhan State University. The Expert of Analytical Centre under the Government of the Russian Federation, Expert of Russian Academia of Science. Author of over 200 scientific articles and 6 monographs. Research interests focus on the field of axiology, philosophical anthropology, philosophy of media, e-culture and the study of the information society issues. Member of the Russian Philosophical Society and the Russian Political Science Association, member of editorial board of the international journal “Socioloska luca: Journal of Social Anthropology, Social Demography & Social Psychology” (Montenegro), the international journal “The Caspian Region: Economics, Politics and Culture” (Russian), Journal “Philosophical Problems of Information Technologies and Cyberspace” (Russia). Member of World Congress of Philosophy in Istanbul, Seoul, Athens.
    • Ch 363. Existential Aspects of the Development E-Culture
  • Surajit Bag
    Tega Industries South Africa Pty Ltd., South Africa
    Dr Surajit Bag has completed his PhD in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from College of Management and Economic Studies, University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, Dehradun. He has attended Management Development Program in Multivariate data analysis from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. He has also attended Management Development Program in Research Methodology from Banaras Hindu University. He has trained in Case Study Teaching from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. He has also trained in Total Qual¬ity Management from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. Presently he is working in the position of Head of Procurement with Tega Industries South Africa Pty Ltd, South Africa. He is having more than eight years of industry experience. His areas of research interest are Buyer-Supplier Relationship, Sustainable Supply Chain Management, Supply Chain Risk Management, Humanitarian logistics strategy and Business excellence. He has attended several National and International conferences and has published more than 50 papers in reputed journals. He is the recipient of AIMS-IRMA Young Management Researcher Award 2016 for his significant contribution towards management research. He is an editorial board member of International Journal of Applied Logistics, IRJ Science and Amity Journal of Operations Management. He is a regular reviewer of several prestigious journals such as ANOR, JHLSCM, VISION, IJIS, IJAL and IJPM. He is a life member of professional bodies such as Indian Rubber Institute (IRI), Operational Research Society of India (ORSI), Society of Operations Management (SOM), AIMS International and Asian Council of Logistics Management (ACLM).
    • Ch 270. Identification of Green Procurement Drivers and Their Interrelationship Using Fuzzy TISM and MICMAC Analysis
  • Tony Bailetti
    Carleton University, Canada
    Tony Bailetti is the Director of Carleton’s Technology Innovation Management program (www.carleton.ca/it), Chair of the Lead to Win Council and Executive Director (Acting) of the VENUS Task Group. He holds a joint appointment in the Eric Sprott School of Business and the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. Tony was presented with the 2011 Ottawa Innovation Community award from the Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation (OCRI). Tony’s research, teaching, and community contributions support the ecosystem approach to innovation for the purpose of creating technology jobs, launching and growing technology companies, and attracting investment. Tony has published in Research Policy, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Journal of Product Innovation Management, and R&D Management. He has supervised over 60 graduate level theses and projects. Tony Bailetti was born and raised in Peru. He received his M.B.A. and Ph.D. degrees in 1973 and 1976 respectively, from the University of Cincinnati. Tony joined Carleton University in 1979. Today he is a proud 34-years Carleton veteran and Ottawa resident. Tony has four children and six grand children. They are the treasures of his life.
    • Ch 147. A Three-Vector Approach to Blind Spots in Cybersecurity
  •  Balamurugan B
    VIT University, India
    Balamurugan Balusamy is associate professor in school of information technology engineering, VIT University,Vellore.
    • Ch 93. Fault Tolerant Cloud Systems
  • Kannan Balasubramanian
    Mepco Schlenk Engineering College, India
    Dr. Kannan Balasubramanian received a Ph.D degree in Computer Science from University of California, Los Angeles, and the M.Tech degree in computer Science and Engineering from IIT Bombay India and his Msc(Tech) degree in Computer Science from BITS, Pilani, India. He is a Professor at Mepco Schlenk Engineering College, Sivakasi, India. His research interests include Network Security, Network protocols, applications and performance.
    • Ch 431. Security of Identity-Based Encryption Algorithms
  • Senthilarasu Balasubramanian
    National Institute of Technology, India
    Dr. B. Senthil Arasu PhD has specialized in Finance, is working as an Associate professor in Department of management studies, National Institute of Technology Trichy. His core research, focuses on stock prediction, Financial Inclusion, financing and managing SMEs. He has delivered an UKIERI funded project on Developing Management Training Materials for SMEs. He has published a lot of research articles in leading international journals.
    • Ch 4. An Extension to the Delone and Mclean Information Systems Success Model and Validation in the Internet Banking Context
  • Gianmarco Baldini
    European Commission – Joint Research Centre, Italy
    Gianmarco Baldini completed his degree in 1993 in Electronic Engineering from the University of Rome "La Sapienza" with specialization in Wireless Communications. He has worked as Senior Technical Architect and System Engineering Manager in Ericsson, Lucent Technologies, Hughes Network Systems and Selex Communications before joining the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission in 2007 as Scientific Officer. His current research activities focus on Internet of Things, navigation, wireless communications and security aspects in cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems applications. He has co-authored more than 50 research papers in the areas of wireless communications, navigation and security.
    • Ch 533. Identification of Wireless Devices From Their Physical Layer Radio-Frequency Fingerprints
  • Carlos Ballesteros
    Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Spain
    Carlos Ballesteros has been teaching at the University since 1992. His courses taught comprises Introduction to Marketing, Consumer Behavior, Marketing Ethics, Fair Trade and Responsible Consumption, among other subjects as e.g. Qualitative Methodology for doctoral research in marketing and business. He is also a voluntary Professor of International Marketing and Global Markets at “Jesuit Commons: Higher Education in the Margins”, an initiative which provides higher education at refugee camps in Africa and Asia. He has a strong international background, both as invited Professor (Böras-Sweden, TEC- Mexico) or keynote speaker (Guangzhou-China, Luanda- Angola, Paris-France). It has had several senior academic positions (Head of Studies, Academic Director). He is currently responsible for commissioning the Social Business Guidance Service, a service-learning project at the University. He has also been involved in a number of charities and fair trade and ethial banking projects in Spain: He is a recognized keynote speaker and newspaper and journal columnist. He has been appointed as an expert for advsing the European Commission Programs (including Marie Curie grants and H2020 TwiNN)
    • Ch 142. Taxonomy for “Homo Consumens” in a 3.0 Era
  • Shakuntala Banaji
    LSE, UK
    Dr. Shakuntala Banaji has published extensively on young people, children and media as well as gender, ethnicity and Hindi cinema. She has also published on creativity, the internet and civic participation. Her current research addresses the intersection between socio-political context, media, identity and participation. Her focus is on the lives of children and young people in different geographical and class contexts, with a critical take on the ways in which rhetorical conceptions of citizenship, development, engagement and digital media construct and position child and youth subjectivities.
    • Ch 318. Young People, Civic Participation, and the Internet
  • Saeed Banihashemi
    University of Technology Sydney, Australia
    PhD candidate of Built Environment
    • Ch 47. Advanced ICT Methodologies (AIM) in the Construction Industry
  • Neeta Baporikar
    Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia & University of Pune, India
    Neeta Baporikar is currently Professor/Director (Business Management) at Harold Pupkewitz Graduate School of Business (HP-GSB), Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia. Prior to this she was Head-Scientific Research, with Ministry of Higher Education CAS-Salalah, Sultanate of Oman, Professor (Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship) at IIIT Pune and BITS, India. With more than a decade of experience in industry, consultancy and training, she made a lateral switch to research and academics in 1995. Dr. Baporikar holds a DSc (Management Studies) USA, PhD in Management, University of Pune INDIA with an MBA (Distinction) and Law (Hons.) degrees. Apart from this, she is an External Reviewer, Oman Academic Accreditation Authority, Accredited Management Teacher, Qualified Trainer, Doctoral Guide and Board Member of Academics and Advisory Committee in accredited B-Schools. A reviewer for international journals, she has to her credit 5 conferred doctorates, several refereed research papers and authored books in the area of Entrepreneurship, Strategy, Management and Higher Education.
    • Ch 261. Current Scenario of Youth Entrepreneurship in India
  • Michael Barlow
    University of New South Wales, Australia
    Dr. Barlow is a computer scientist who has worked in the fields of computational intelligence, simulation, virtual environments and human computer interaction for the past 30 years.
    • Ch 14. Computational Intelligence Approaches to Computational Aesthetics
  • Diane Barrett
    Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, USA
    Dr. Diane Barrett holds a PhD in business administration with an information security specialization from Northcentral University. She is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and Digital Forensic Certified Practitioner holding many additional industry certifications including, ISSMP, NSA IAM/IEM, Paraben Certified Mobile Examiner, and many CompTIA certifications. Dr. Barrett has an extensive background and has been involved in the IT industry for over 20 years, spending 7 years in software development before becoming involved in security and forensics. She is the President of NextGard technology, LLC and has done contract forensic and security assessment work for numerous years and held positions such as manager of research and training for Kroll’s cyber division and forensic training director for Paraben Corporation. Dr. Barrett is the conference co-chair for the Conference on Digital Forensics, Security and Law as well as the President of the Digital Forensics Certification Board. Diane has been involved in collegiate-level forensic education through the development of curriculum and teaching at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, American Military University, and the University of Advancing Technology. She has been a volunteer for ISC2 since 2007 in the areas of item writing and review for the CISSP and ISSMP exams. She has co-authored several security and computer forensics books including Security + Exam Cram, Virtualization and Forensics, and Cybercrime and Cloud Forensics: Applications for Investigation Processes.
    • Ch 116. Forensic Investigations in Cloud Computing
  • Yannick Bartens
    University of Hamburg, Germany
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    • Ch 52. Bi-Directional Business/IT Alignment
  • Randy Basham
    University of Texas at Arlington, USA
    Dr. Randy (Randall) Basham is coauthor of two texts, one on computing and data analysis, and another on a published multi-national, mixed methods, survey research study on micro-economic development and democracy. His published dissertation examines computing and data visualization in the evaluation of therapeutic multi-group comparative outcomes, across units of analysis. He has authored, or coauthored numerous peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters, conference proceedings, encyclopedia entries and published book reviews. Along the way, has received university, or professional school, awards for scholarship, research, teaching, community services, and also several external career recognitions. He brings to his academic career twenty years of preventive education, mental health service delivery, critical incident and disaster response, professional consultation, and varied clinical and professional adjunct teaching experience. Prior to this, he has engaged in nearly ten years of direct service delivery in primary health care and trauma care. His specialty or substantive area(s) of study are concerned with emerging technologies and their application to human service delivery, or professional direct practice. He is past Member of the Board of Directors for the Human Service Information Technology Association (HUSITA) international professional association, Editorial board of the Journal of Technology in Human Services (JTHS) and Editorial Board of the International Journal on Management and Leadership Studies (IJMLS) and has completed University of Texas System, Leading for Success Training, for Chairs. He has served as a Representative for the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), Commission on Accreditation (COA), as a Site Reviewer. From, 2012 to 2015 he has served as Director and Graduate Advisor, of one of the most highly ranked (Top 10 by Graduate Programs.com/ Top 38 by US News and World Reports), and largest of public graduate programs of professional Social Work education (Above 1200), in the United States.
    • Ch 121. Information Science and Technology in Crisis Response and Management
  • Rounaq Basu
    Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India
    Mr. Rounaq Basu is pursuing his Master of Science in Transportation degree at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and is currently a Research Assistant at the Intelligent Transportation Systems Laboratory at MIT. He works in the area of urban and transportation planning, focusing on smart mobility and associated policy implications for an integrated urban transportation system. His research interests also include web-based survey design techniques and policy issues regarding public health and travel behavior. Mr. Basu holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in Civil Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay. He has also worked as a Research Assistant at the Centre for Urban Science and Engineering, IIT Bombay. He holds active international collaborations with the DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University, Canada and the Research Centre for Integrated Transport Innovation (rCITI), University of New South Wales, Australia.
    • Ch 682. Need for Rethinking Modern Urban Planning Strategies Through Integration of ICTs
  • Paul Bates
    University of Southern Queensland, Australia
    Paul Bates has held the positions of Chair of the Qantas Group Flight Training Research board and a consultant to Qantas Group Flight Training. He has been a member of the Industry Board of Aviation Australia. He has previously been a member of the International Advisory Board of the Singapore Association of Aviation Focused Enterprises, the Queensland Government's Aviation Reference Group and President of the Australasian University Aviation Association. He is currently a member of the Education and Research Committee and The Council of Associates of the International Air Cargo Association. Dr. Bates is the Head of Aviation at the University of Southern Queensland and Chairs the outreach committee of ICAO's Next Generation of Aviation Professionals Task Force.
    • Ch 684. Regional Development and Air Freight Service Needs for Regional Communities
  • Gaetano Battistella
    ISPRA, Italy
    Born in Atessa (Chieti) on August 14th, 1957. Italian. Tel.+ 39 06 5007 4492 Mobile + 39 330 297837 Fax + 39 06 5007 4259 Degree in Mechanical Engineering (1981) University ‘La Sapienza’ Rome (cum Laude) – Specialist in Safety, Environment and Management Systems Certifications as Safety Manager, Process Safety Systems Manager, Quality Assurance Lead Auditor, Euro Consultant (EU Project Designer, Assessor, Monitor) Professional Engineers Registered.in SINAL Register of Laboratories Quality Systems Inspectors (List B). MIUR CILEA REPRISE Experts. Arbitration Experts Register for Public Works. Professional Experts Register of Ministry of Interior (L. 7/12/1984 n. 818 art.1) for certifications releases of firefighting design approval and CPI/NOP. Technical Consultant Expert of Rome Court of Justice (Civil Section) for firefighting, occupational health/safety, management engineering. Languages (Italian, English, French, Spanish) Software (Office, Internet, Outlook, Photoshop, SPSS, AutoCAD, Studio Wiz) Manager Responsible of Service since 2006. Teacher of management systems, informatics, clean up technologies, waste management and safety. Director of more than 40 environmental training courses. Author and coordinator of more than 900 papers, presentations, publications, articles and technical reports, among which 12 books (list available). Coordinator of more than 600 stages and 80 internships for graduates. Companies Profile and main functions: ENEA, Rome – National Institute for Alternative Energies (1983-1987) Project Engineer and Manager for mechanical, thermal and nuclear power plants NSSS mechanical components design, construction and testing with main supplier Firms (Westinghouse, GE, FIAT-TTG, Ansaldo, Belleli, Nuovo Pignone). ENEA-DISP – Directorate for Nuclear Safety and Health Protection (1987-1994) Quality Assurance Lead Auditor of main nuclear safety Contractors (Westinghouse, Texas Instruments, Nuovo Pignone). Staff to the General Director for nuclear safety studies, operational research and international affairs. ANPA, Rome – Italian National Agency for Environmental Protection (1994-2000) Environmental training and education Manager. ‘ACNA Training Project' Responsible and Director of training courses. Coordinator of Stages and Internships Programme for graduates. Responsible of EU ‘Leonardo Da Vinci’ Programme ‘LA21 E-Learning’ Project and Partner in ‘Growth’ Programme ‘Cascade’ Project. Responsible of contracts and agreements (SUDGEST, other Firms). APAT, Rome – Italian Agency for Environmental Protection and Technical Services (2000-2008) Manager responsible of the ‘Service for the Promotion of Environmental Capacity Building’ with 1 Sector, than of the ‘Service for Environmental Education and Capacity Building’ with 3 Sectors and 1 Website ‘Formeducambiente’. President in 2004 of ‘Green Spider’ Network of European Union Environmental Communicators. Responsible of ‘Dounya Parc’ Project with MATE (Algeria), ‘Capacity building and general training’ Project with EEAA (Egypt), ‘Capacity building and training courses’ Project with MATEE (Morocco) and MTE and EPA (Montenegro). ISPRA, Rome – Italian National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (2008-Today) Responsible for international Networking in ‘Green Spider’ EU DGXII Network and in the Group ex Art.6 of UNFCCC, Partner in Projects for environmental information, as in Life ‘Act’ Project, ERA-NET SKEP Project, GEO Project. Coordinator of the ‘Task Force supporting the Italian Ministry of Environment for IPPC Permits release’ for Refineries and Chemical Industries. Member of Commission for Professional Register Certification in Industrial Engineering (2012-2013. Technical and management MIUR Assessor of the SILA Project for the empowerment of the University of Calabria in Arcavacata for 2012-2014.
    • Ch 275. Waste Gas End-of-Pipe Treatment Techniques in Italian IPPC Chemical Plants
  • Thami Batyashe
    Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa
    Nomathamsanqa (Thami) Batyashe is a professional with extensive experience in the IT industry, in both private and public sectors. In the last ten years, Ms Batyashe have held several positions in the areas of software development, project management, software testing, IT governance, enterprise architecture, risk management and IT strategy. She is currently an IT strategist at a government agency in South Africa. Ms Batyashe holds two Master's degrees in IT and Business Leadership. She is a doctoral candidate at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. Other qualifications include a National Diploma in software development and Bachelor degree in Information Systems with cum laude.
    • Ch 70. Architectural Framework for the Implementation of Information Technology Governance in Organisations
  • Levent Bayındır
    Ataturk University, Turkey
    Levent Bayindir received his B.Sc. degree in Computer Science from Ege University, Turkey, in 2002 and his Ph.D. degree in Swarm Robotics at the KOVAN research lab from Middle East Technical University, Turkey, in 2012. He is currently an assistant professor of Computer Engineering at Atatürk University in Erzurum, Turkey. His research interests include swarm robotics and pervasive computing.
    • Ch 547. A Survey of People Localization Techniques Utilizing Mobile Phones
  • Abeer Bayousuf
    Abeer Bayousuf
    King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
    • Ch 404. Haptics-Based Systems Characteristics, Classification, and Applications
  • Pena L. Bedesem
    Kent State University, USA
    Dr. Bedesem is an Associate Professor of Special Education in the School of Lifespan Development and Education Sciences. Her current research focuses on the use of mobile technology for teaching and learning and the use of mixed reality classrooms to prepare teacher candidates to work with students diverse learning needs in inclusive classrooms.
    • Ch 555. Mobile Learning in and out of the K-12 Classroom
  • Ghalem Belalem
    University of Es Senia Oran1, Algeria
    Ghalem Belalem Graduated from Department of computer science, Faculty of exact and applied sciences, University of Oran1 Ahmed Ben Bella, Algeria, where he received PhD degree in computer science in 2007. His current research interests are distributed system; grid computing, cloud computing, replication, consistency, fault tolerance, economic models, energy consumption, Big data, IoT, mobile environment, images processing.
    • Ch 96. Improved Checkpoint Using the Effective Management of I/O in a Cloud Environment
  • Olga Belikov
    Brigham Young University, USA
    Olga Belikov is an instructional designer and graduate student in the department of Instructional Psychology and Technology at Brigham Young University. Her research interests include open education, identity, and social media/web domains for education.
    • Ch 587. Scholarly Identity in an Increasingly Open and Digitally Connected World
  • Wendi R. Bellar
    Texas A&M University, USA
    Wendi Bellar is PhD candidate in the Department of Communication at Texas A&M University. Her research employs textual analysis and user experience methods to explore the relationship between design and use in religious mobile applications. Her work has been published in New Media & Society and Mobile Media & Communication.
    • Ch 535. The Intersection of Religion and Mobile Technology
  • Ahmed Ben Hamida
    University of Sfax, Tunisia
    Ahmed BEN HAMIDA, is a professor at the national shool of Engineering of Sfax, Tunisia. He is Founder and director of ATMS research group Advanced Technologies for medical and Signals ATMS – Lab LETI, from the national school of engineering ENIS University of Sfax Tunisia. http://www.atms-researchgroup.com/ His research interests are telecommunications, medical image processing, satellite image, processing, signal processing and cryptography. He is a supervisor of several thesis in different universities such as ENIS Tunisia, ENIG Tunisia etc
    • Ch 10. Artificial Intelligence Review
  • Mohammed Ben Maati
    University Abdelmalek Essaadi, Morocco
    I’m a teacher of Computer Science at the Faculty of Science in Tetouan (University Abdelmalek Essaadi, Morocco). I completed my studies at the University Louis Pasteur of Strasbourg (in France) where I obtained my PhD in Computer Science in 1994.Right now, I’m the coordinator of the Master Software Quality at the Faculty of Sciences of Tetouan. My research topics are: Images encryption, image processing, machine learning, e-CRM (electronic customer relationship management), ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) in Web2.
    • Ch 140. Improving Data Quality in Intelligent eCRM Applications
  • Hanêne Ben-Abdallah
    King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia
    Hanêne Ben-Abdallah received a PhD in CIS from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Between 1997 and 2012, she was at the University of Sfax, Tunisia. Since 2013, she has been Professor in the IS Department, Faculty of Computing and Information Technology, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, KSA. She is a member of the Mir@cl laboratory, University of Sfax, Tunisia. Her research interests include design reuse techniques and model quality assurance in software and business process modelling, Web-based applications, and data warehouses. She was a member in many international projects. She has served on technical conference committees and as reviewer in many international conferences and journals.
    • Ch 66. Social Business Process Modeling
  • Shahzada Benazeer
    University of Antwerp, Belgium
    The author is a researcher in the department of Management Information Systems, Faculty of Applied Economics, University of Antwerp, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium.
    • Ch 461. The Concept of Modularity in the Context of IS Project Outsourcing
  • Sue  Bennett
    University of Wollongong, Australia
    Sue Bennett is a Senior Lecturer in the University of Wollongong’s Faculty of Education and Deputy Coordinator of the Centre for Research in Interactive Learning Environments. Sue has over 15 years experience as a university teacher and designer of technology-supported learning. Sue’s research into learning objects and learning designs has attracted competitive grant funding and resulted in a significant body of publications. Sue’s latest project, involving the University of Wollongong, the Open University of the Netherlands and Janison Solutions, is developing The Learning Design Framework which integrates learning objects and learning designs to support effective design of online learning.
    • Ch 219. From Digital Natives to Student Experiences With Technology
  • Federico Bergenti
    Università degli Studi di Parma, Italy
    Federico Bergenti received his Ph.D. in Information Technology from the University of Parma in 2001. In 2007 he was hired as Research Assistant at the University of Parma and he currently teaches Software Engineering and Artificial Intelligence courses for the Department of Mathematics and Informatics of the University of Parma. He writes and presents widely on many topics related to agent technologies, and he is author of more than one hundred scientific papers in international journals and proceedings of international conferences and workshops.
    • Ch 602. Agent-Based Social Networks
  • Dustin Bessette
    National Graduate School of Quality Management, USA
    Dustin Bessette is a doctoral candidate at the National Graduate School of Quality Management, located in Falmouth, MA. Academically, he is involved in scholarly research including publications in informatics, security, quality management, marketing and advertising, education, and career development. He currently has over 45 peer reviewed publications in scholarly journals, conference proceedings, and three published book chapters with three in review. Dustin is also a park ranger for Oregon Parks & Recreation Department, based at Fort Stevens State Park and an adjunct professor for Post University.
    • Ch 687. Massive Open Online Courses and Integrating Open Source Technology and Open Access Literature Into Technology-Based Degrees
  • Lucy R. Betts
    Nottingham Trent University, UK
    Lucy R Betts is a senior lecturer in psychology with research interests in the area of social developmental psychology. Her current research examines adolescents’ experiences of cyber bullying, cyber victimisation and psychosocial adjustment. Previous research has focused on aspects of children’s social relationships with regard to psychosocial and school adjustment including predictors of centrality in best friend networks, peer liking and disliking, and trust.
    • Ch 361. Defining and Conceptualizing Cyberbullying
    • Ch 368. The Nature of Cyber Bullying Behaviours
  • Neeraj Bhanot
    Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology Jalandhar, India
    Neeraj Bhanot is currently an Assistant Professor in Department of Industrial and Production Engineering, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology Jalandhar. He completed his graduation in Mechanical Engineering and post graduation in Industrial Engineering from Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana and has recently submitted his PhD thesis in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at IIT Delhi. He has also been awarded with Young Scientist Award by Punjab Academy of Sciences, Patiala and Gold Medal at university level for Master’s degree. He also serves as a Reviewer in Benchmarking: An International Journal. His main research interests are sustainable supply chain management, operations management and performance enhancement using various research tools. Neeraj Bhanot is the corresponding author and can be contacted at: neerajbhanot.iitd@gmail.com
    • Ch 51. Benchmarking Performance Indicators of Indian Rail Freight by DEA Approach
  • Sonia Bharwani
    Indian School of Management and Entrepreneurship, India
    Sonia Bharwani has done her Ph.D. in Business Administration from Aligarh Muslim University and received her MBA in International Business, from Manchester Business School in the U.K. She was an MBA Exchange Student at the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, North Carolina, U.S.A. A university topper in M.Com, Sonia has over fourteen years of experience teaching management in premier colleges in Mumbai, Gurgaon, Ahmedabad and Shimla and nine years industry experience in the area of finance in a Mumbai based private trading organisation. She currently the Associate Dean of the Indian School of Management and Entrepreneurship - ISME, Mumbai. She has to her credit several publications and research papers presented at international forums. Her areas of interest include General Management, Education, Hospitality Management, Human Resource Management and Marketing.
    • Ch 132. Reflection as a Process From Theory to Practice
  • Simanti Bhattacharya
    University of Kalyani, India
    Simanti Bhattacharya is associated with Excelra Knowledge Solutions Pvt. Ltd. in Hyderabad, India in the capacity of Scientific Manager. There she is presently working in the Pharma Analytics Team focusing at computational drug repositioning. She has submitted her Ph.D. in the are of molecular modeling and docking from the University of Kalyani, WB, India. Her area of interest is in Molecular Modeling, Docking and Simulations, Protein Biochemistry, Expression Analysis, Programming and Bioinformatics. Previously she was associated with IISER-Kolkata and completed her M.Sc. in Bioinformatics and Biophysics from the University of Calcutta.
    • Ch 41. GWAS as the Detective to Find Genetic Contribution in Diseases
  • A. Bhuimali
    Raiganj University, India
    Prof. Dr A Bhuimali is the Vice Chancellor at the Raiganj University, Raiganj in the State of West Bengal in India. He is one of the dedicated educationist, economist in the region. Dr. Bhuimali holds MA (Economics) and PhD (Economics) from the University of North Bengal. He joined teaching profession in the University of North Bengal and held the position of Head, Department of Economics, North Bengal University from various period. He was also the coordinator of Special Assistance Program (SAP-DRS-III) in the Department of Economics for five years. He has authored several research papers, policy papers, review papers in several conferences, seminar of national and international repute. Dr. Bhuimali’s work spread over economics to development studies to Information Management. He has authored and edited several National text and research based books from time to time. At his new job he is actively engaged in infrastructure development of the Raiganj University towards a modern experience of learning from Bachelors to Doctoral level from the foundation year of the University. Till date under the Vice Chancellorship of Prof. Bhuimali 15 Department started MPhil and PhD Program and about 20 Academic Units started PG degrees leading to MA/MSc/MCom/LLM. He has striking experience in guiding Doctoral students as well. He has guided about 25 PhD students in different Interdisciplinary subjects. He is also member of several societies and organization of national and international repute. His work and administration widely appreciated and therefore in many colleges, universities and projects he has involved as an advisors, consultant and member.
    • Ch 386. Quantum Information Science Vis-à-Vis Information Schools
    • Ch 626. Community Science and Technology and Its Meaning to Potential Requirement
  • Ganesh D. Bhutkar
    Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, India
    Ganesh Bhutkar is M. E. (Comp. Engg.) and MBA from University of Pune, India. He is Assistant Professor at Vishwakarma Institute of Technology (VIT), Pune. Also, he is currently pursuing PhD in Human Computer Interaction (HCI) - Medical Usability at Industrial Design Centre (IDC), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay. He has about 20 years of academic and research experience. His areas of interest are HCI, Information Systems and Healthcare Applications. He has received three Travel Grants from IFIP and TEQIP for attending International Conferences abroad. He has also received four Best Paper Awards at International Conferences. He is active member of IFIP TC 13.6 Workgroup - HWID. He is also the Faculty Coordinator of ACM Student Chapter at VIT, Pune.
    • Ch 355. Usability Evaluation of Tourism Icons in India
  • Giovanni Biancofiore
    giovannibiancofiore.com, Italy
    Giovanni Biancofiore (giovannibiancofiore.com) is a sustainer and a designer of (IT and not) networks. He’s a Microsoft Certified System Administrator, a Microsoft Certified Professional & Technology Specialist Window Vista Configuration ID 6601323 and an EIpass Examiner. His profession comes from his passion for new technologies. He has been engaged in ICT since 1998, with professional experiences in Italy and in Australia. He’s specialised in the design, implementation and administration of systems and in the offer of flexible, efficient and aggregated web solutions for private and public concerns. Hand in hand with consultancy, in the field of applied vocational training he’s been a designer, a trainer and a tutor of flexible and tailorable eLearning paths. He was in the eTutors team of the international project Sloop2desc (2010), in the technical team of the research experiences Format QRcode (Format QRcode 2011 at Liceo Classico “T. Livio” and Format QRcode 2012 at I.T.C.G. ” L. Da Vinci”, Martina Franca, Italy) within the FIRB project Learning for All, and the technical eTutor of SSW4LL 2011. His fields of research are collective intelligence, IT networks for social and economical applications, systems for the integration of formal and informal eLearning environments, open education and OER, systems for the management of online professional communities, systems for eLearning and for networked learning, communities and knowledge sharing.
    • Ch 667. Ubiquitous Teachers' Training and Lessons Learned with the uProf! Model
  • Magdalena Bielenia-Grajewska
    University of Gdansk, Poland
    Magdalena Bielenia-Grajewska, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Translation Studies and a head of the Intercultural Communication and Neurolinguistics Laboratory at the Faculty of Languages, University of Gdansk. She is a linguist, an economist and a specialist in project management. She is an author of over 120 publications on, among others, intercultural communication, translation, business discourse and neuromanagement.
    • Ch 225. Online Academia
    • Ch 441. Knowledge Management From the Metaphorical Perspective
  • Trevor J. Bihl
    Air Force Institute of Technology, USA
    Trevor J. Bihl is with the Department of Operational Sciences at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) in Dayton, OH. He is also adjunct faculty at Wright State University, Dayton, OH, in both the Department of Biomedical, Industrial and Human Factors Engineering and the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology. He earned his PhD in electrical engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology and an MS and BS in Electrical Engineering from Ohio University. In addition to his academic experience, he has practiced in industry for 10 years for firms such as the Air Force Research Laboratory, Schafer Corporation, Applied Research Solutions and Riverside Research Institute. His research interests include data mining, signal processing, pattern recognition and operations research.
    • Ch 576. Artificial Neural Networks and Their Applications in Business
  • Pankaja Bisht
    B. T. Kumaon Institute of Technology, India
    Pankaja Bisht was born in a beautiful hill station of India named as Nainital. She completed her schooling from her home town in Nainital (India). She received her diploma in Computer Science from Uttarakhand board of Technical University in 2009. Later received her B.Tech degree in Computer Science (with Honors) from Rajasthan Technical University in 2012 and completed her M.Tech in Computer Science (with Honors) from Uttarakhand Technical University, Dehradun in year 2015.Her main area of research interest is Wireless telecommunication and Networking technologies. She has a great interest in computer programming like System and Web programing languages. Currently she is living in United Kingdom and doing her volunteer work from Newbury, UK. She is now the part of the code club volunteer group which is providing computer programming languages knowledge to children in UK. In her free time she likes to read books and to do painting.
    • Ch 544. Power Consumption in Wireless Access Networks
  • Sandip Bisui
    Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, India
    Sandip Bisui is currently working as a Research Associate in Indian School of Business (ISB). He has pursued B.S and M.S degrees in Mathematics and Statistics Department and Minor in Industrial and Management Engineering Department at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur. His research interest lies in the area of Healthcare Management, E-Health, EMR, Personalized Medicine, ERP, Cloud Computing and Business Analytics/Data Analysis. He has published several papers in the area of Personalized Medicine and ERP. Currently he is working on several projects related to E-Health, ERP and Cloud Computing.
    • Ch 513. Personalized Medicine
  • Beatriz Blanco
    University of Cantabria, Spain
    Beatriz Blanco Rojo holds a PhD in Economics and Management from the Universidad Autónoma of Madrid. She has been a Senior Lecturer in the Operations Management and Logistics area from the University of Cantabria since 1997. Throughout her long career, she has participated in over 24 research projects and she is coauthor of over 40 publications (18 of which are indexed). She has also supervised PhD theses defended in 2010, 2014 and two in 2016. Her areas of research focus on logistics, maritime sector and operations research (Lean Management).
    • Ch 336. Importance of Information Literacy
  • Adele Boccasini
    Lega del Filo d'Oro – Termini Imerese, Italy
    Adele Boccasini, MA and clinical psychologist, is a research assistant at the No-Profit Organization "Lega del Filo d'Oro", a rehabilitative center for deaf and blind persons who present multiple disabilities. Her main topics concern the assistive technologies and microswitch-based programs for promoting self-determination and independence of individuals with severe to profound developmental disabilities. Specifically, her work deals with aided-alternative and augmentative communication strategies (e.g. speech generating devices) for non verbal children (e.g. Rett syndrome and post-coma patients in a minimally conscious state and/or emerging from it), cluster technology aimed at pursuing the dual goal of enhancing an adaptive response and simultaneously decreasing a challenge behavior, microswitches and contingent stimulation for fostering locomotion, computer and microswitch-based interventions for improving leisure skills. Within this framework, she co-authored several papers on different indexed and peer-reviewed journals.
    • Ch 26. Assistive Technology for Supporting Communication, Occupation, and Leisure by Children With Severe to Profound Developmental Disabilities
  • Elena Bocci
    Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
    Elena Bocci is Full Researcher at the Department of Developmental and Social Psychology - Faculty of Medicine and Psychology, Sapienza University, Italy. She is a team member of the European/International Joint PhD in Social Representations and Communication Research Centre and Multimedia Lab.
    • Ch 350. Destination @-Branding of Ten European Capitals Through the Institutional Stems and Commercial Logos
    • Ch 352. Evaluative Dimensions of Urban Tourism in Capital Cities by First-Time Visitors
    • Ch 383. The Impact of the Impact of Meta-Data Mining From the SoReCom “A.S. de Rosa” @-Library
    • Ch 608. From the Psychoanalyst's Couch to Social Networks
    • Ch 611. Mapping the Dissemination of the Theory of Social Representations via Academic Social Networks
  • Constanţa-Nicoleta Bodea
    Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
    Professor of artificial intelligence and project management at the Academy of Economic Studies (AES), Bucharest, Romania. She directs a Masters Program in Project Management, and is the head of the Economic Research Department at AES. She managed more than 20 R&D and IT projects in the last ten years, contributor and author of 11 books and more than 50 papers on Project Management, Information Systems, and Artificial Intelligence, being Honored by IPMA with the Outstanding Research Contributions (2007).
    • Ch 448. Learning Analytics
    • Ch 571. Neural Networks and Their Accelerated Evolution From an Economic Analysis Perspective
  • Felipe Boff
    Lutheran University of Brazil (ULBRA), Brazil
    Felipe Boff works for a credit union in Brazil as a Systems Manager. He has a bachelor degree in Computer Science from Lutheran University of Brazil (ULBRA) and is finishing a master degree in Applied Computing at Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos (UNISINOS), his research field is artificial intelligence. Also, he is enrolled at University of Pittsburgh taking an Executive Master degree in Business Administration.
    • Ch 416. A Trust Case-Based Model Applied to Agents Collaboration
  • Federica Bonaiuti
    ISPRA, Italy
    Dr. Eng. Federica Bonaiuti, Registered Professional Engineer, has an education in Chemical Engineering since 2003, specialized in Environmental Engineering, Safety Engineering, Integrated Management Systems (OHSAS18001, ISO14001, ISO9001). Independent environmental, health and safety advisor, with working experience in industrial plants engineering and environmental and safety field since 2004, Lead Environmental Auditor officially certified, RSPP officially certified for all the ATECO codes. Collaboration with ISPRA for technical support to the Italian Ministry of Environment Commission for IPPC Permits releases’ for Refineries, Chemical Industries, Thermoelectric Power Plants and Iron and Steel Production Industries.
    • Ch 275. Waste Gas End-of-Pipe Treatment Techniques in Italian IPPC Chemical Plants
  • Emma Bond
    University Campus Suffolk, UK
    Dr Emma Bond is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Arts, Business and Applied Social Science at University of Suffolk. She has over 10 years teaching experience on social science undergraduate and post-graduate courses and extensive research experience. Emma's specialist teaching and research interested focus on the everyday interactions between people, society and technology. She is especially interested in developing both innovative and accessible methodologies in research which foster participation with marginalised groups. She is internationally renowned for her work on online and social media environments. Her current research interests have a strong focus on qualitative methods, including innovative, creative and virtual methods, and include risk and everyday life; self-identity especially gendered, sexual identities; technology and higher education, and young people’s use of media. Emma recently completed a study on understanding domestic abuse and she is currently working with the Better Policing Collaborative, The College of Policing and HEFC and she is undertaking a review of domestic violence and abuse for 5 police forces in the UK as part of a project with the Police Knowledge Fund.
    • Ch 636. The Networked Effect of Children and Online Digital Technologies
  • Ahana Bose
    Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, India
    I am a doctoral student in Finance and Control Department of IIM, Calcutta. I have done my under graduation in Economics (Presidency College, Calcutta), post graduation in quantitative economics from Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta, worked in an investment bank (ICICI) for nearly 1.5 years. My research interests are corporate finance and financial economics.
    • Ch 5. Impact of Business Groups on Payout Policy in India
  • Rafik Bouaziz
    University of Sfax, Tunisia
    Rafik Bouaziz, full professor on computer science, is currently the president of Sfax University, Tunisia. He was the director of the economy, management and computer science doctoral school, in the same university. His PhD has dealt with temporal data management and historical record of data in Information Systems. The subject of his accreditation to supervise research was “A contribution for the control of versioning of data and schema in advanced information systems”. Currently, his main research topics of interest are temporal databases, real-time databases, information systems engineering, ontologies, data warehousing and workflows. Between 1979 and 1985, he was a consulting Engineer in the organization and computer science and a head of the department of computer science at CEGOS-TUNISIA.
    • Ch 177. Schema Evolution in Conventional and Emerging Databases
    • Ch 178. Schema Versioning in Conventional and Emerging Databases
  • Emily C. Bouck
    Michigan State University, USA
    Dr. Emily C. Bouck is an Associate Professor in the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education at Michigan State University. She earned her doctorate in special education at Michigan State University and then worked 8 years at Purdue University before returning to Michigan State University as a faculty member. Dr. Bouck's research includes a focus on assistive technology to support students with disabilities.
    • Ch 24. Apps as Assistive Technology
  • Noureddine Boudriga
    University of Carthage, Tunisia
    Pr. Noureddine Boudriga received his Ph.D. in Algebraic topology from University Paris XI and his Ph.D. in Computer science from University of Tunis. He is currently a full Professor of Telecommunications at the University of Carthage and the Director of the Communication Networks and Security Research Laboratory (CN&S, University of Carthage). He was involved in active research in communication networks and system security. He authored and co-authored many chapters and books on information security, security of mobiles networks, and communication networks. His research interests include networking and internetworking security, security management of electronic services, and security-related theories and formal methods.
    • Ch 420. Cost Estimation and Security Investment of Security Projects
  • Khouloud Boukadi
    Khouloud Boukadi
    University of Sfax, Tunisia
    • Ch 66. Social Business Process Modeling
  • Clint Bowers
    University of Central Florida, USA
    Dr. Bowers holds a Ph.D in Psychology from the University of South Florida. His chief interest is in the use of technology to facilitate teamwork. This takes several forms. The first includes basic research on the nature of effective teamwork and the factors that influence it. A second research thrust involves the training of teams. He is especially interested in the use of training technologies and simulation in training team skills. Finally, he is interested in the use of technology to assist teams in their day-to-day tasks. This includes research in information visualization, groupware, and other hardware/software systems. Besides his interest in team performance, he is also involved in several student projects. These include the use of virtual reality to teach deaf children, the neuropsychology of spatial abilities, and the use of warnings to manage predictable non-compliance.
    • Ch 86. A Gamification Update to the Taxonomy of Technology and Mental Health
    • Ch 290. Serious Games Advancing the Technology of Engaging Information
  • Adriana Braga
    Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Professor at Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Adriana A. Braga is researcher of the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development/CNPq. She has Bachelor degree in Psychology and Master’s and Doctorate studies in Communication Science. Her PhD dissertation entitled Computer-Mediated Femininity: social interaction in a blog-circuit was the recipient of the 2007 Media Ecology Association’s Harold A. Innis Award. Among other publications, Dr. Braga is the author of the books Corpo-Verão: jornalismo e discurso na revista feminina (2016), CMC, Identidades e Género: teoria e método (2005) and Personas Materno-Eletrônicas (2008).
    • Ch 102. Communication, Information, and Pragmatics
  • Zouhaier Brahmia
    University of Sfax, Tunisia
    Zouhaier Brahmia is currently an Associate Professor of Computer Science in the Department of Computer Science at the Faculty of Economics and Management of the University of Sfax, Tunisia. He is a member of the Multimedia, InfoRmation systems, and Advanced Computing Laboratory (MIRACL). His scientific interests include temporal databases, schema versioning, and temporal, evolution and versioning aspects in the WWW and Semantic Web. He received his MSc degree in Computer Science, in July 2005, and a PhD in Computer Science, in December 2011, from the Faculty of Economics and Management of the University of Sfax.
    • Ch 177. Schema Evolution in Conventional and Emerging Databases
    • Ch 178. Schema Versioning in Conventional and Emerging Databases
  • Charalampos P. Bratsas
    Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
    Dr Charalampos Bratsas teaches at the Mathematics Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He is the founder of the Greek Chapter of the Open Knowledge Foundation and the President of its Administration Board. He is a specialist in Semantic Web with a focus on Linked Open Data Internationalization and Ontology engineering. His research interests include Data Mining algorithms, Semantic Web, Social Semantic Web, Internationalization of Linked Data, he is coordinator of Greek DBPedia, Applications of Statistical Knowledge, Data Journalism, as well as Neuroinformatics. His research has appeared in the Journal of Web Semantics: Science, Services and Agents on the World Wide Web, in IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, in the Journal of Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, in BMC Medical Education, and others.
    • Ch 103. Data Journalism
  • James C. Brewer
    Texas Tech University, USA
    James Brewer is an Associate Librarian at Texas Tech University Libraries in Lubbock, Texas, where he is part of the Research and Development team of the Library Technology Management Services department. His background includes Communications Programming in the cellular telephone industry, Database Administration for international companies, and graduate work in mathematics, languages and linguistics and informatics. He has published in the areas of databases, 3D and librarianship.
    • Ch 129. Measuring Text Readability Using Reading Level
  • Rex Perez Bringula
    University of the East, Philippines
    Rex P. Bringula is a professor at the University of the East (UE) College of Computer Studies and Systems. He received his BS Computer Science degree from UE as a Department of Science and Technology scholar. He received his Master in Information Technology and Ph.D. in Technology Management in Technological University of the Philippines. He is active in conducting school- and government-funded research projects, and in participating in local and international conferences. His research interests are in affective computing, cyber-behavior, environmental issues, human-computer interaction, IT education, Internet studies, mobile learning, and web usability.
    • Ch 215. Do Usability Design Features of a Mobile Game Influence Learning?
  • Clementina Bruno
    University of Piemonte Orientale, Italy & HERMES Research Centre, Italy
    Clementina Bruno holds master degrees in Business (University of Piemonte Orientale, Novara, Italy) and Economics (Univsersité Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium) and a PhD in Economics and Management of the Technology (University of Bergamo, Italy). She currently works as a research fellow at University of Piemonte Orientale. Her research interests involve efficiency analysis, regulation, management, management of network services. This research is supported by the Associazione per lo sviluppo dell'Università nel territorio novarese
    • Ch 274. Potential Benefits and Current Limits in the Development of Demand Response
  • Giorgio Bruno
    Politecnico di Torino, Italy
    Giorgio Bruno is an Associate Professor at Politecnico di Torino, where he teaches courses on software engineering and object-oriented programming. His current interests concern the operational modeling of business processes and collaborative services, and the design of information systems and workflow systems. He has authored two books and over 140 technical papers on the above-mentioned subjects.
    • Ch 68. Viewpoints on Business Process Models
  • Lisa Dotterweich Bryan
    Upper Iowa University, USA
    Lisa Dotterweich Bryan received her M.A. and Ph.D. from Kent State University in Public Policy/Political Science in 2009. Her research interests include education policy and digital government. Her research focuses on the impacts and public opinion of school choice policies, cyberbullying, e-government, and the impacts of smartphone apps on voter turnout. She has taught as an adjunct in Upper Iowa University’s MPA program for four years. She has published works in a number of journals including the Journal of Information Technology & Politics and Social Science Quarterly.
    • Ch 314. Presidential Elections Web 2.0
  • Lukasz Bryl
    Poznan University of Economics and Business, Poland
    Researcher and lecturer. Assistant Professor at the Poznan University of Economics and Business, in the Department of International Economics. Holds PhD degree in International Business. Interested in new economy, ICT and intellectual capital.
    • Ch 438. Intellectual Capital Measurement
  • José de Jesús Pérez Bueno
    Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo Tecnológico en Electroquímica, Mexico
    Dr. José de Jesús Pérez Bueno was born in 1973 in Zacatecas, México. He has been developing both basic and applied research, at the CIDETEQ (Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo Tecnológico en Electroquímica, S.C.), in the following areas: Dr. Perez has been advisor in several concluded theses: 9 Bachelor, 9 Master Degree, 3 PhDs, and hosted 2 Postdoctorals. His published papers are currently 34, which up to date have 250 citations. In addition, he had published 5 papers in national journals, 5 book chapters and 3 books. His work includes a national patent granted in 2010, and 6 pending patent applications. He received thirteen awards, such as: three Alejandrina Awards granted by the Autonomous University of Querétaro – Mexico; 2010 TECNOS Award; and the prize of the Institute of Materials Research of the UNAM, both to his doctoral thesis in 2003 as well as co-advisor in 2010.
    • Ch 110. 3D Scanning and Simulation of a Hybrid Refrigerator Using Photovoltaic Energy
  • Sharon L. Burton
    Grand Canyon University, USA
    Sharon L. Burton is certified in Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Human Capital Strategy, Strategic Workforce Planning, and Kirkpatrick Four Levels Evaluation. Dr. Burton’s 40 plus peer-reviewed academic writings-textbook chapters, book journal articles, and conference proceedings- are in Cyber Security, Leadership, Andragogy, QSM, Diversity and Inclusion, Engaged Learning, Social Entrepreneurship, Quality Customer Service, Engaged Scholarship, and Mentoring & Coaching. In 2015 she received a doctoral degree in Quality Systems Management from the National Graduate School of Quality Management. She holds two MBA degrees: Human Resources Management and Management from the American Intercontinental University. Her BS in Criminology is from the Florida State University. She delivers 25 years of experience in quality management, change management, and human capital initiatives. Dr. Burton has served as a faculty member for the following colleges/universities: Florida Institute of Technology, Grand Canyon University, Jones International University, Post University, and Wilmington University. Dr. Burton can be reached at sharonlburton2@comcast.net.
    • Ch 687. Massive Open Online Courses and Integrating Open Source Technology and Open Access Literature Into Technology-Based Degrees
  • Terry F. Buss
    Carnegie Mellon University, Australia
    Terry F. Buss, PhD, is adjunct professor of public policy and management at Carnegie Mellon University.
    • Ch 306. The Adoption and Transformation of Capability Maturity Models in Government
  • Edison Cabrera
    University of the East, Philippines
    Edison Cabrera received his bachelor of science in computer science from the College of Computer Studies and Systems, University of the East. He works as a software engineer.
    • Ch 215. Do Usability Design Features of a Mobile Game Influence Learning?
  • Tomas Cahlik
    Charles University Prague, Czech Republic & University of Economics Prague, Czech Republic
    He received his degree in Economics from the University of Economics in Prague in 1979, where he completed his CSc. (equivalent of PhD.) in 1984. From 1979 to 1984 he worked as Assistant Professor at the Department of Econometrics of this University. From 1985 to 1992 he worked at the Institute of Computer and Information Science, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences (CAS), where he headed the Department of Information Systems. In 1993, he became the Director of the Institute of Information Systems of the CAS. In 1994, he joined the Institute of Economic Studies at Charles University- Faculty of Social Sciences where he nowadays teaches “Ethics and Economics” and “Comparative Economics”. Since 2011, he teaches part-time “Econometrics” at the University of Economics in Prague. The main area of his expertise is comparative economics, economic development and growth and analysis of research and development activities. He has had lectures about different economic topics at Cornell University, University of Arizona, Schevtschenko University in Kyiv, University of Cairo, University of Pretoria and University of Cape Town, Waseda University, Doshisha University and Chuo University (Japan), East China Normal University and Fudan University in Shanghai (among others).
    • Ch 426. Information and Communication Technology Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • Rita Calabrese
    University of Salerno, Italy
    Rita Calabrese is Associate Professor of English Language and Linguistics at the University of Salerno. She has published on the use of information technologies and corpora for pedagogical purposes, and is co-editor of Theoretical and Practical Issues in Designing a Blended e-learning Course of English as a Foreign Language. She has contributed to edited volumes such as Fostering Self-Regulated Learning through ICT (with Giuliana Dettori and Donatella Persico 2011) and Variation and Change in Postcolonial Contexts (with Jack Chambers and Gerhard Leitner 2015). She is currently working on a diachronic corpus of Indian English (1835-2011), as shown by her article “Standardizing variation in a multilingual context: Insights into the past and present state of Indian English” in Regenerating Community, Territory, Voices. Memory and vision (2012).
    • Ch 104. Investigating Diachronic Variation and Change in New Varieties of English
  • Princess B. Calmerin
    University of the East, Philippines
    Princess B. Calmerin received her bachelor of science in computer science from the College of Computer Studies and Systems, University of the East.
    • Ch 215. Do Usability Design Features of a Mobile Game Influence Learning?
  • Heidi A. Campbell
    Texas A&M University, USA
    Heidi A Campbell is Associate Professor of Communication at Texas A&M University. She also directs the Network for New Media, Religion and Digital Culture Studies and co-editor of the Routledge’s Studies in Religion and Digital Culture book series. Her research focuses on how religion is translated and transformed by digital cultures and the influence of digital and mobile technologies on Christian, Jewish and Muslim communities.
    • Ch 535. The Intersection of Religion and Mobile Technology
  • Claudia Cappelli
    Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Dr Claudia Cappelli is a professor and a member of the post-graduate program at Applied Informatics Department of the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She received her Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro and M.Sc. degree in Computer Science from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). She worked many years in multinational industry companies. She held a Post-Doctoral internship at Unirio (2010). She has experience in organizing workshops and conferences. She is Regional Secretary (Southeast Region) of SBC (Computer Brazilian Society) in Brazil. Over the years she has developed several partnerships and work with government entities. Her research focuses on Information Systems, especially on the following subjects: Business Process Management, Enterprise Architecture, E-Government/E-Participation and Organizational Transparency.
    • Ch 65. Organizational Transparency
  • Miriam A. Carlos-Mancilla
    CINVESTAV Unidad Guadalajara, Mexico
    Miriam A. Carlos-Mancilla received the B.E. degree in computer systems from the University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico in 2010, and the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from CINVESTAV Unidad Guadalajara, Mexico, in 2012. She is currently working towards the Ph.D. degree at CINVESTAV. Her research interests include mobile agent systems, wireless ad hoc networks, tree formation and clustering techniques, self-organization adaptive algorithms for emergent behavior, and failure recovering and load balancing strategies.
    • Ch 566. Distributed Methods for Multi-Sink Wireless Sensor Networks Formation
  • Carlo Carlucci
    ISPRA, Italy
    He graduated in July 2009, in Chemical Engineering and Materials Engineering at the University of Calabria, has developed the knowledge in chemical plants. He has provided service at the Laboratory of Transport Phenomena and Biotechnology, University of Calabria, dealing with optimization of bioreactors for anaerobic digestion. Currently he lends his activities at the Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA) as technical support to the IPPC (Integrated Pollution Prevent and Control) Commission for release of national IPPC Environmental Permits (AIA). In particular, its activity has dealt with the assessment procedures for the IPPC Environmental Permits of chemical plants and refineries, the comparison of plants subject to authorization with the documents adopted by the European Union for the implementation of Directives 96/61 / EC and 2010/75 / EU bearing the criteria for the identification and use of Best Available Techniques (BAT), analysis of technical solutions for the abatement and / or minimization of emissions of pollutants. It also carried out an activity of support to the IMELS (Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea) and IPPC Bureau in Seville, for reprocessing and re-adaptation to the requirements of Directive 2010/75 / EU of some European Reference Documents (BRefs) currently under revision.
    • Ch 275. Waste Gas End-of-Pipe Treatment Techniques in Italian IPPC Chemical Plants
  • Catarina Carneiro de Sousa
    Polytechnic Institute of Viseu, Portugal
    Catarina Carneiro de Sousa is a portuguese artist and researcher born in 1975 at Oporto, Portugal. She is a professor at Polytechnic Institute of Viseu — School of Education, in the Comunication and Art Department, since 2007. She has devoted her artistic activity to Collaborative Virtual Environments since 2008, working individually and collaboratively, holding several solo exhibitions and collaborating with artists from different fields and nationalities. She has dedicated herself to the development of avatars and the conception of virtual environments. Together with Sameiro Oliveira Martins she is the builder of the Second Life Sim Delicatessen, that held projects like "de Maria, de Mariana, de Madalena" in 2010, "Petrified" in 2011 and the ongoing project “Meta_Body”. She explores the metaphorical nature of the art language and the problematization of gender, but she is also interested in the possibility of a new kind of shared creativity opened by new media art.
    • Ch 359. Creative Collaborative Virtual Environments
  • María Carmen Carnero
    University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain & University of Lisbon, Portugal
    María Carmen Carnero has a Doctorate in Industrial Engineering from the University of Castilla-La Mancha (2001) and is a lecturer at the Technical School of Industrial Engineering at the University of Castilla-La Mancha. She has published two books, seven chapters in science books, and research articles in Omega, Decision Support System, European Journal of Operational Research, Reliability Engineering and System Safety, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, Journal of Manufacturing Systems, BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, Sustainability, European Journal of Industrial Engineering, Production Planning and Control, etc. She has 60 contributions to congress and conferences. She was the lead researcher in three projects, and has been a part of 16 other European, national, regional and local projects.
    • Ch 273. Model for Assessment of Environmental Responsibility in Health Care Organizations
    • Ch 321. Maintenance Policies Optimization of Medical Equipment in a Health Care Organization
  • Franco Caron
    Politecnico di Milano, Italy
    Franco Caron, Professor with the Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering Department at Politecnico di Milano, he is in charge of the course of “Management of Large Engineering Projects” both in the Systems Engineering and Industrial Engineering Programs. He is also in charge at MIP-Politecnico of the course of Project Risk Analysis and Management both in the Master in Project Management (MPM) and the Master in Strategic Project Management - developed jointly by MIP-Politecnico di Milano, Heriot Watt University Edimburgh and UMEA University (Sweden). Member of PMI Northern Italy Chapter.
    • Ch 493. Project Control Using a Bayesian Approach
  • Rocío Carrasco-Carrasco
    University of Huelva, Spain
    Rocío Carrasco is Dr Philol at the Department of English, University of Huelva, Spain. Her fields of research are gender in contemporary US science fiction cinema and US cultural studies. She has published articles on gender representation in contemporary discourses. Her book New Heroes on Screen. Prototypes of Masculinity in Contemporary Science Fiction Cinema was published by Huelva University Press in 2006. Her current reseach interest is the interaction between the body, gender and computing technologies in comtemporary discourses.
    • Ch 292. Computing Technologies and Science Fiction Cinema
  • Henrique Cyrne Carvalho
    Serviço de Cardiologia, Hospital de Santo António, Centro Hospitalar do Porto, Portugal
    PhD in Medical Sciences from the University of Porto, with aggregation. ICBAS, UP.
    • Ch 87. Heart Sound Analysis for Blood Pressure Estimation
  • Valentina Castello
    CIOFS FP, Italy
    Valentina Castello, PhD, SAVE senior researcher, has 20 years experience as trainer and as researcher and project manager of national and european projects related to: individual and organizational learning and development; learning processes enhancement, also technology based; competences and jobs demand and supply alignment; social inclusion; entrepreneurship. Trainer, consultant and researcher since 1996, Since 2000 is contract professor at the University of L'Aquila (Economics and Human Science Departments).
    • Ch 135. Self-Awareness and Motivation Contrasting ESL and NEET Using the SAVE System
  • Ana Castro
    Universidade do Porto, Portugal
    Ana Castro received her Ph.D. degree on Biomedical Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal, in 2012. After finishing her degree on Applied Mathematics (Faculty of Science, University of Porto, 2006), she pursued her work on the analysis and control of nociception during anesthesia, receiving the 2012 Pain Award, by the Grünenthal Portuguese Foundation. Current research interests are focused on the signal processing of biomedical signals, and patient monitoring in hospital and home-based scenarios. Main lines of work include acute and chronic pain assessment, monitoring during anesthesia, heart sound analysis for cardiovascular disease detection, and blood pressure estimation through non-invasive methods.
    • Ch 87. Heart Sound Analysis for Blood Pressure Estimation
  • Annaliza E. Catacutan
    National University, Philippines
    Annaliza E. Catacutan is a faculty of the College of Computer Studies, National University.
    • Ch 215. Do Usability Design Features of a Mobile Game Influence Learning?
  • Numan Celebi
    Sakarya University, Turkey
    Numan Çelebi received his M.Sc.in electrical engineer from Istanbul Technical University, Turkey in 1989. He received his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Sakarya University, Turkey, in 2004. He was in Auburn University, USA in 2009-2011 as a visiting scholar funded by TUBITAK, Turkey. His current research interest in in the area of data mining on rough set theory. In addition, Dr. Çelebi is interested in the area of metaheuristic algorithms and their applications in computer science.
    • Ch 477. Pricing Based on Real-Time Analysis of Forklift Utilization Using RFID in Warehouse Management
  • Francesca Cella
    University of Cagliari, Italy
    Francesca Cella is a student enrolled in the second year of the course of studies in computer science at the University of Cagliari. Her main interests are in software development and graphics.
    • Ch 285. Leveraging the Arduino Platform to Develop Information Technology Devices
  • Aniruddha R. Chabukswar
    MAEER's Maharashtra Institute of Pharmacy, India
    Dr. A. R. Chabukswar is currently working as a Professor in Pharmaceutical Chemistry at MAEER’s Maharashtra Institute of Pharmacy, Pune 411 038. He has 15 years of teaching experience. He has done his B. Pharm from Pune University, M. Pharm from Mumbai University and completed his Ph. D. from Government college of Pharmacy, Karad. He has 03 books to his credit and contributed a chapter for International book. He has published various research articles in reputed National and International journals. He has presented his research work at various seminar and conferences. His area of research includes drug design, synthesis of compounds, analytical method development.
    • Ch 586. Research Methodology
  • Aruna Chakraborty
    Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, India
    Dr. Aruna Chakraborty is an Associate Professor in the department of Computer Science and Engineering at St. Thomas' College of Engineering and Technology, Kolkata, India.
    • Ch 422. Digital Video Watermarking Using Diverse Watermarking Schemes
    • Ch 603. Aspects of Various Community Detection Algorithms in Social Network Analysis
  • Aruna Chakraborty
    St. Thomas' College of Engineering and Technology, India
    Dr. Aruna Chakarborty is the Associate Professor at the department of Computer Science and Engineering in St. Thomas' College of Engineering and Technology, Kolkata, India.
    • Ch 422. Digital Video Watermarking Using Diverse Watermarking Schemes
    • Ch 603. Aspects of Various Community Detection Algorithms in Social Network Analysis
  • Petros Chamakiotis
    University of Sussex, UK
    Dr Petros Chamakiotis is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Information Systems in the School of Business, Management and Economics at the University of Sussex, UK; and the Secretary of the IFIP Working Group 9.5 on Virtuality & Society. He earned his PhD from the University of Bath, UK, with the support of an EPSRC scholarship, and he formerly held research and visiting positions at the University of Valencia, Spain, and at Royal Holloway and Birkbeck – two colleges of the University of London, UK. His research addresses two main areas: (a) the management of virtual teams and other virtual configurations (e.g. cloud computing) with an emphasis on issues of leadership, creativity and innovation; and (b) the implications of information and communication technologies for work-life boundaries. He also maintains an interest in the use of video in qualitative research. His research has appeared as chapters in books and encyclopedias, as articles in journals, and as online videos. Further, Petros has given presentations at conferences in Germany, Spain, Greece, Croatia, India, the USA, the UK, Cyprus, Israel, the Netherlands, Canada, and Finland. Prior to becoming an academic, he worked in junior management positions in Madrid, Spain. Petros speaks English, Greek and Spanish fluently.
    • Ch 99. Understanding Cloud Computing in a Higher Education Context
  • Trilok Chand
    PEC University of Technology, India
    Dr. Trilok Chand received his Doctorate in Computer Science. He has many years of experience in teaching and industry. Currently he is working as a Professor at PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh. His areas of interest include Computing and Networking Systems, Embedded Systems and Computational Intelligence and Bioinformatics. He is a member of various Technical societies.
    • Ch 42. RNA Interference Therapeutics and Human Diseases
  • Harish C. Chandan
    Argosy University, USA
    Dr. Harish C. Chandan is Professor of Business at Argosy University, Atlanta. He was interim chair of the business program in 2011. He received President’s award for excellence in teaching in 2007, 2008 and 2009. His teaching philosophy is grounded in the learner needs and life-long learning. His research interests include research methods, leadership, marketing, and organizational behavior. He has published 20 peer-reviewed articles in business journals and five chapters in business reference books. Dr. Chandan has presented conference papers at Academy of Management, International Academy of Business and Management, Southeast Association of Information Systems, and Academy of International Business. Prior to joining Argosy, Dr. Chandan managed optical fiber and cable product qualification laboratories for Lucent Technologies, Bell Laboratories. During his career with Lucent, he had 40 technical publications, a chapter in a book and five patents.
    • Ch 378. Technology, Learning Styles, Values, and Work Ethics of Millennials
  • Ni Chang
    Indiana University – South Bend, USA
    Dr. Ni Chang is a full professor of School of Education at the Indiana University South Bend and teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses. Her research interests include online teaching and learning and how to scaffold students' learning via e-feedback on students' assignments.
    • Ch 232. The Vital Importance of Faculty Presence in an Online Learning Environment
  • D. Chatterjee
    Seacom Skills University, India
    Prof. Dr. Dipak Chatterjee, Vice Chancellor, Seacom Skills University is an, educationalist, social worker and Mathematician. He has several qualifications and achievements in his credit. He worked more than thirty years in one of the reputed colleges of the country, viz., St Xavier’s College, Kolkata (St. Xaviers University). He holds M.Sc., Ph.D. degrees beside post doctoral qualification from the Technical University of Vienna, Previously he worked as Principal in one of the most reputed Engineering institutes of the country i.e. IEM, Salt Lake. He has contributed more than 250 research papers in the peer reviewed, referred national as well as international journals, UGC/AICTE/IEEE sponsored national and international conferences, seminar proceedings. He has worked in diverse fields ranging from Mathematics, Computer Science, Information Science & Technology to Philosophy, Indian Literature, Moral Studies etc. He has written nearly 30 books, almost all published by International publishers of repute. He attended more than two hundred seminars and knowledge sessions. He has been honoured as Distinguished Professor by St Xavier’s College, Kolkata, Best Educationalist Award by Indian Solidarity Council, New Delhi. He has received several international awards from different bodies in different capacity.
    • Ch 386. Quantum Information Science Vis-à-Vis Information Schools
    • Ch 410. iSchools Promoting “Information Science and Technology” (IST) Domain Towards Community, Business, and Society With Contemporary Worldwide Trend and Emerging Potentialities in India
  • Somnath Chaudhuri
    Maldives National University, Maldives
    Mr. Somnath Chaudhuri has a M. Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering, B. Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering and B. Sc. in Physics, all from the University of Calcutta, India. He is working as an International faculty, in the Department of IT, Faculty of Science, Maldives National University. Before this he was working as Lecturer and Database Advisor for Royal Thimphu College, Bhutan for 4 years. His research interest lies in the domain of GIS, Web GIS, Map Mashups, Cloud Computing, Automated System, and Application of Information Technology in Business and Industry Sectors. He has some National and International publications in these domains. He is the editor of few books published by IGI Global, USA. Mr. Chaudhuri has worked as the project guide for some real-time projects in the government and private sectors of Bhutan and Maldives. Mr. Chaudhuri has received certificate of appreciation from the Minister of Agriculture, Royal Government of Bhutan and from the Secretary of the Department of Livestock, Royal Government of Bhutan.
    • Ch 297. Application of Geospatial Mashups in Web GIS for Tourism Development
  • Marcello Fernandes Chedid
    University of Aveiro, Portugal
    Marcello Chedid is a Ph.D student at the Department of Economics, Management and Industrial Engineering at the University of Aveiro (Portugal). He graduated in Economics from the Rio de Janeiro State University (Brazil), in 1980. Currently he is pursuing the Ph.D in Management and Industrial Engineering. Previously, he developed an executive career characterized by innovative actions and creativity. He accumulated great experience in implementation of computerized systems and in development of operational processes and of reengineering in large enterprises and varied segments. His current research interests include knowledge management applied to university-industry collaboration.
    • Ch 344. The University-Industry Collaboration
  • E. Jack Chen
    BASF Corporation, USA
    E Jack Chen is a team lead with BASF Corporation. He received a Ph.D. degree from University of Cincinnati. His research interests are in the area of computer simulation. He is an associate editor of TOP (an official journal of the Spanish society of statistics and operations research).
    • Ch 111. Uniform Random Number Generation With Jumping Facilities
    • Ch 162. Order Statistics and Applications
  • Edward T. Chen
    University of Massachusetts – Lowell, USA
    Dr. Edward T. Chen is a professor of Management Information Systems of Operations and Information Systems Department in the Manning School of Business at University of Massachusetts Lowell. Dr. Chen has published numerous refereed research articles in scholarly journals and refereed chapters in reference books. Dr. Chen has served as vice-president, board director, track chair, and session chair of many IS/IT professional associations and conferences. Professor Chen has also served as journal editor, editorial reviewer, and ad hoc reviewer for various academic journals. Dr. Chen has received the Irwin Distinguished Paper Award at the Southwestern Federation of Administrative Disciplines conference and the Best Paper Award at the International Conference on Accounting and Information Technology. His main research interests are in the areas of Social Media, Project Management, Knowledge Management, and Software Development.
    • Ch 269. Green IT and the Struggle for a Widespread Adoption
  • Gaowei Chen
    The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Gaowei Chen is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong. His research interests include computer supported collaborative learning, teacher-student interaction and classroom processes, technology supported teacher professional development, and educational statistics. He received his PhD in educational psychology from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
    • Ch 693. Discussion Processes in Online Forums
  • Hsin-Liang (Oliver) Chen
    University of Massachusetts Boston, USA
    Dr. Hsin-liang Chen is Associate Dean in the Joseph P. Healey Library at the University of Massachusetts at Boston. His research interests center on the applications of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to assist users in accessing and using information in different environments. Prior to joining UMass Boston, he taught at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Missouri, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, and Long Island University. Dr. Chen received his Ph.D. in Library and Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh in 1999, MA in Educational Communication and Technology from New York University in 1995, and BA in Library Science from Fu-Jen Catholic University in Taiwan in 1985.
    • Ch 661. Understanding User Experience
  • Jihui Chen
    Illinois State University, USA
    Dr. Chen received her Ph.D. in Business Economics and Public Policy from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University – Bloomington in 2005. She joined Illinois State University in 2008 after serving as Assistant Professor in the College of Business & Public Administration at University of North Dakota. Her research interests include Industrial Organization, Applied Game Theory and Strategy, Applied Econometrics, and E-Commerce. Dr. Chen’s research work has been published in top field journals such as Journal of Industrial Economics and leading general journals such as Economic Inquiry, among other academic outlets.
    • Ch 248. Retail Prices and E-Commerce
  • Shiping Chen
    CSIRO Data61, Australia
    Dr. Shiping Chen is an IT professional with over 20 years research experiences and combined R&D skills. From 1990 to 1999, he worked on real-time control, parallel computing and CORBA-based Internet gaming systems in research institutes and the IT industry. Since joining in CSIRO in 1999, he has worked on a number of middleware-related research and consultant projects, including software architecture, software testing, software performance modelling and trust computing. He has published extensively in these areas, ranging from academic research papers to in-depth industry reports. In the past several years, he has been working closely with the University of Sydney by teaching and co-supervising PhD/Master students. He is actively involved in research community services on web services and cloud computing, including WWW, ICSOC, ICWS, SCC and IEEE CLOUD.
    • Ch 658. A Study of Contemporary System Performance Testing Framework
  • Yangjun Chen
    University of Winnipeg, Canada
    Yangjun Chen received the BS degree in information system engineering from the University of the National Defense Science and Technology, China, in 1982, and the Diploma and PhD degrees in computer science from the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany, in 1990 and 1995, respectively. From 1995 to 1997, he worked as a postdoctor at the Technical University of Chemnitz-Zwickau, Germany. After that, he worked as a senior engineer at the German National Information Research Center. Since July 2000, he is a professor at the University of Winnipeg, Canada. He has published more than 180 articles in these areas.
    • Ch 391. A Fast and Space-Economical Algorithm for the Tree Inclusion Problem
    • Ch 695. An Efficient and Effective Index Structure for Query Evaluation in Search Engines
  • Ye-Sho Chen
    Louisiana State University, USA
    Dr. Ye-Sho Chen received his Ph.D. degree in Operations Research from Purdue University in 1985. He is a Professor of Management Information Systems in the Department of Information Systems and Decision Sciences, E. J. Ourso College of Business, Louisiana State University. He is the Director of Emerging Markets Initiative in the College. He also holds the Majory B. Ourso Excellence in Teaching Professorship and the Robert J. Peltier Professorship in MBA Studies in the College. He received The Tiger Athletic Foundation Tenured Faculty Teaching Award in 2011, Tenured Faculty Teaching Award in 2007, and The Erich Sternberg Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award in 1992. Dr. Chen has published more than 100 papers in journals and conference proceedings. Dr. Chen’s major interest of teaching, research, and consulting is to help companies to grow globally through the “Flying High, Landing Soft” curriculum of global entrepreneurship.
    • Ch 80. Using Business Analytics in Franchise Organizations
    • Ch 234. E-Business and Big Data Strategy in Franchising
    • Ch 418. Utilizing Information Science and Technology in Franchise Organizations
  • Yibin Chen
    Yibin Chen
    University of Winnipeg, Canada
    • Ch 391. A Fast and Space-Economical Algorithm for the Tree Inclusion Problem
  • Yueguo Chen
    Renmin University of China, China
    Yueguo Chen, PhD. in computer science, associate professor, PhD. candidate supervisor. His research interests include big data, semantic web, and entity search.
    • Ch 169. Database Techniques for New Hardware
  • Po-Keng Cheng
    State University of New York, Stony Brook University, USA
    Po-Keng Cheng holds a BA in Economics from National Central University, a MA in Economics from Northeastern University, and a PhD in Applied Mathematics and Statistics from SUNY-Stony Brook University. Cheng has been working on research of interactive agent models (heterogeneous agent models) investigating traders’ behaviors and their trading strategies in the financial market. Cheng currently also involves in studies related to complex systems, dynamical systems, and game theory.
    • Ch 6. Noise Trader
  • Benny C. F. Cheung
    The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
    Prof Cheung has been conducting research into knowledge and technology management (KTM) since 2004. His research in KTM encompasses a broad range of methods and tools built on a basis of Information Processing and Artificial Intelligence technologies for supporting the management of knowledge and technology catered for various industries such as manufacturing, transportation, social service, public utilities, etc. He has also conducted research on knowledge auditing, intellectual capital management (ICM), technology roadmapping and assessment for enhancing innovation and learning capability in firms and organizations. Currently, he is the programme leader of the Master of Science in Technology Management in the Department.
    • Ch 414. Performance Measurement of Technology Ventures by Science and Technology Institutions
  • H. H. Cheung
    The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Dr. H.H. Cheung is a lecturer in the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering at the University of Hong Kong. He obtained his B.Eng., M.Phil., and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Hong Kong. Prior to joining the University of Hong Kong, he has worked in manufacturing and IT industries as a consultant for a number of years. He has gained substantial experiences in developing and managing RFID-based solutions, and the provision of consultancy services to implement RFID applications to various industries/enterprises. Dr. Cheung has also participated in a number of industrial application projects of RFID and IoT technologies, including RFID-based systems for product anti-counterfeiting, food processing management, manufacturing and logistics management of a global printing enterprise, governmental project for inventory management, and baggage management of a major international airport. His research interests include CAD/CAM, Layered Manufacturing (3D Printing), Virtual Prototyping and Virtual Manufacturing, Product Development, E-commerce, RFID, NFC and IoT applications.
    • Ch 44. The Principle and Process of Digital Fabrication of Biomedical Objects
  • Satyadhyan Chickerur
    KLE Technological University, India
    Satyadhyan Chickerur received his B.E degree in E&C, M.Tech in CSE and PhD in Computer and In- formation Sciences. He has served as Faculty in various engineering colleges in India. Presently he is with the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, KLE Technological University (Formerly B V Bhoomaraddi College of Engineering and Technology), Hubli as a Professor and PI of NVIDIA Cuda teaching center. He is one of the members of NVIDIA University Relations Coordination Committee. He is a member of ISTE, IEEE and ACM. He was the Execom member of IEEE signal processing society, Ban-galore chapter (2007-2009). He was a Member of Intel – IISC – VTU multicore Curriculum Development committee. He was one of the judges and problem setter for ACM ICPC programming contest of the Asia Regional’s in the year 2007 and 2008. He has received various grants from industry and other Organizations for research as well. Majority of the course offerings since 2007 are designed and developed based on the concept of outcome-based education involving modified Blooms taxonomy, Project based learning, Practice based learning in collaboration/ association with various Industries. He has published his research papers in various journals & conferences. He has also presented tutorials, Invited Talks on various occasions. Additionally, he is a referee for various international journals & conferences. His research interests include Parallel, Multicore and GPU Programming, Parallel Data Analytics, Image Processing, soft computing and Technology enhanced Learning. He has received the BOLT award from Air India for year 2008-09.His biography has been profiled in Marquis Who’s Who in Science and Engineering for year 2007,Who’s Who in the World 2008, 2012 , 2013, 2014 and 2016.
    • Ch 73. Forecasting the Demand of Agricultural Crops/Commodity Using Business Intelligence Framework
  • Innocent Chiluwa
    Covenant University OTA, Nigeria
    Innocent Chiluwa is a Professor in Language (discourse analysis) and Media/Digital Communications and Head, Department of Languages & General Studies, Covenant University, OTA, (Nigeria). He is a Research Fellow and Digital Expert of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH) (Bonn) and a visiting Professor in the Department of English, University of Freiburg, Freiburg im.br. Germany. He obtained a PhD in English and Communication/Media Studies from the University of Ibadan (Nigeria) in 2005 and was a post-doctoral research scholar of the AvH at the University of Freiburg, Germany (2009/10). His research interests are (critical) discourse analysis and linguistic pragmatics focusing on the study of conflict discourse in the media and computer-mediated communications, especially discourses produced by minority groups, terrorist organizations, and militant/secessionist groups in the form of resistance, protest or activism. Digital communications that show evidence of threats, linguistic violence or hate speech are of particular interest. He is also interested in the investigation of ideology, stance, identity, and deception in political, religious and cultural discourses. He has published scholarly articles in reputable international journals such as Discourse & Society (Sage), Discourse Studies (Sage), Discourse & Communication (Sage), Journal of Multicultural Discourses (Routledge), Journal of Language and Politics (John Benjamins), Pragmatics and Society (John Benjamins), Africa Today (Indiana), Journal of Asian and African Studies (Sage), Studies in Conflict and Terrorism (Taylor & Francis) etc. He is the author of Labeling and Ideology in the Press (Peter Lang), and Language in the News: mediating sociopolitical crises in Nigeria (Peter Lang). He is co-editor, Computer-Mediated Discourse in Africa (Nova) and lead editor, Pragmatics of Nigerian English in Digital Discourse (Lincom). He is the editor of Covenant Journal of Language Studies (CJLS), an international open access journal.
    • Ch 546. SMS & Civil Unrest
  • Ming M. Chiu
    The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Ming Ming CHIU is Charles Hicks Professor of Educational Psychology and Research Methodology at Purdue University. He earned his bachelors in computer science at Columbia University, masters in interactive technology at Harvard, and PhD in Education at UC-Berkeley. He serves on the advisory board of mainland China’s Ministry of Education’s National Evaluation of Primary and Secondary Schools. He invented two statistics methods: statistical discourse analysis (SDA) and multilevel diffusion analysis (MDA). SDA models online and face-to-face conversations, showing how students’ social metacognitive skills enhance their micro-creativity. MDA shows how ideas spread through populations and detects corruption in the music industry. He also showed how economic growth, inequalities and cultural values affect nearly 500,000 students learning in 65 countries. Supported by 26 grants totaling over $4.5 million, he disseminated his research through 162 publications (including 87 journal articles), 3 television broadcasts, 17 radio broadcasts, and 148 news articles in 21 countries and regions.
    • Ch 693. Discussion Processes in Online Forums
  • Kyong James Cho
    Texas A&M University, USA
    Kyong James Cho is a researcher and graduate student at Texas A&M University. whose research interests are in the intersection of media and religion.
    • Ch 535. The Intersection of Religion and Mobile Technology
  • S. H. Choi
    The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Dr. S.H. Choi is associate professor in the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering at the University of Hong Kong. He gained both his B.Sc. and Ph.D degrees in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Birmingham in the UK. Dr. Choi worked in computer industry as CADCAM consultant before joining the University of Hong Kong. He has undertaken a number of industrial projects, and his current research interests focus mainly on computer applications in various areas, including e-commerce, CADCAM, advanced manufacturing systems, virtual prototyping, and RFID technology. Dr. Choi has extensive teaching experience at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, as well as a wide range of publications on his research work.
    • Ch 44. The Principle and Process of Digital Fabrication of Biomedical Objects
  • Alberto Chong
    Georgia State University, USA & Universidad del Pacifico, Peru
    Alberto Chong is a Professor in the Department of Economics at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies and holds a joint appointment with the College of Education and Human Development. He pursued graduate studies in Economics at Cornell University and Harvard University, and received his Ph.D. degree from Cornell. His publications include more than sixty papers in peer-reviewed journals such as the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, the Review of Economics and Statistics, Economic Journal, the Journal of the European Economic Association, the Journal of Public Economics, and the Journal of International Economics, among others. He has also edited eight books. Before coming to Georgia State University he held faculty appointments with the University of Ottawa and George Washington University and spent about a dozen years working in multilateral organizations in particular, the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank. He has consulted with USAID, 3ie, the World Bank and the Government of Peru, among others. His current research interests include a broad range of areas in economic development, political economy and public policy including private sector, information technologies, and governance. He is currently an Associate Editor with Economics Bulletin.
    • Ch 627. Financial Inclusion, Content, and Information Technologies in Latin America
  • Huey-Wen Chuang
    National Taichung University of Education, Taiwan
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    • Ch 299. Exploring Tourism Cluster in the Peripheral Mountain Area Based on GIS Mapping
  • Hashim Chunpir
    German Climate Computing Centre (DKRZ), Germany
    Dr. Chunpir completed his doctorate (Dr.rer.nat) in Informatics from University of Hamburg. He is a member of Scientific Computing Research Group at German Climate Computing Centre (DKRZ) in Hamburg, Germany. His interests includes topics in business computing, infrastructure management and human-computer interaction (HCI). He got his first degree Honours in Software Engineering from Staffordshire University, UK and his Masters of Science in Digital Media from University of Bremen, Germany. Dr. Chunpir also has practical industrial experience with several firms in the EU.
    • Ch 52. Bi-Directional Business/IT Alignment
  • Luigi Cinque
    Sapienza University, Italy
    LUIGI CINQUE received his laurea degree in Physics from the University of Napoli, in 1983. From 1984 to 1990 he was with the Laboratory of Artificial Intelligence (Alenia S.p.A), working on the development of expert systems and knowledge-based vision systems. In 1990, he joined the Department of Computer Science of the Sapienza University of Rome, where he is currently, a Full Professor. His first scientific interests cover Image Processing, Shape and Object Recognition, Analysis and Interpretation of Images and their Applications, with particular emphasis at Content-Based Retrieval in Visual Digital Archives, and Advanced Man-Machine Interaction, assisted by Computer Vision. Actually, his main interests involve Distributed Systems for Analysis and Interpretation of Video Sequences, Target Tracking, Multisensor Data and Information Fusion. Some of techniques he has proposed have found applications in field of Video-Based Surveillance Systems, Autonomous Vehicle, Road Traffic Control, Human Behaviour Understanding, and visual inspection. He is author of more than 200 papers in National and International Journals, and Conference Proceedings. He currently serves as reviewer for many International Journals (e.g., IEEE Trans. on PAMI, IEEE Trans. on Circuit and Systems, IEEE Trans. on SMC, IEEE Trans. on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Trans. on Medical Imaging, Image and Vision Computing). He served an scientific committees of International Conferences (e.g., CVPR, ICME, ICPR) and symposia. He serve as a reviewer for the European Union in different research program. He is Senior Member of IEEE, Member of ACM and Member of IAPR.
    • Ch 538. Mobile Applications for Automatic Object Recognition
  • Calin Ciufudean
    Stefan cel Mare University, Romania
    Ciufudean Calin Horatiu is an Associate Professor Ph.D. Eng. “Stefan cel Mare” University of Suceava, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Department of Computers, Control Systems, and Electronics. - Courses and laboratories: Industrial Control Systems, Reliability and Diagnosis, Discrete Event Systems, Data Acquisition Systems; – Researcher in control systems field, environment and sustainable development; – Researcher in the teams and director of over 34 research projects; – Trainer of student groups for national and international student competitions; – Editor of the Romanian Journal of Ecology; – Author of over 170 scientific papers published in scientific journals and conferences proceedings abroad and in Romania; – Author of 12 books published in Romania and abroad; – Author or co-author of 32 inventions. - Technical Expert of the Romanian Ministry of Justice. - President of the Romanian Society of Electrical & Control Engineering, Suceava Branch. - He is a member of the editorial boards of several international scientific journals and conferences of control systems and electric engineering science. He was designated chairmen and/or key note speaker at 35 international conferences.
    • Ch 158. Innovative Formalism for Biological Data Analysis
  • Susan Cockrell
    Austin Peay State University, USA
    Susan R. Cockrell is currently an Associate Dean of the College of Business, Chair of the Department of Accounting, Finance, and Economics, and Associate professor of Accounting at Austin Peay State University. She holds a Tennessee CPA license and is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). She received her BSBA in Accounting and her Master of Administrative Science (MAS) from The University of Alabama in Huntsville and her PhD in Accounting from The University of Alabama. She has taught accounting for many years and published in applied and pedagogical journals.
    • Ch 476. Offshoring IT
    • Ch 479. Radio Frequency Identification Systems Within a Lean Supply Chain in a Global Environment
  • Yuval Cohen
    Afeka Tel Aviv College of Engineering, Israel
    Academic Background Dr. Yuval Cohen is a Senior Faculty Member at the Industrial Engineering department of the Tel-Aviv Afeka College of Engineering. Previously, he was the Head of the Industrial Engineering program at the Open University of Israel. His areas of expertise are in the intersection of: Operations management, Logistics and Operations Research. In particular he has published many papers on assembly lines design and management, project management, business decision making, and supply chain management.. Dr Cohen served several years as a Senior Operations Planner at FedEx Ground (USA) responsible for the five year plan for the 24 hubs and 400 terminals. He received several awards for his contributions to the hub and terminal network planning. In 2001 he returned to Israel to establish and manage the Industrial Engineering program, and in 2014 he moved to Afeka Tel-Aviv Academic College of Engineering. He received his PhD from the University of Pittsburgh (USA), his MSc from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, and BSc from Ben-Gurion University. Dr Cohen is a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE), and a Full Member of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS). Professional Background Dr. Cohen has worked 5 years at FedEx Ground company in the USA, as a senior operations planner. He was responsible for the five year plan for the 24 hubs and 400 spokes network of FedEx Ground, and the company capacity planning. After coming back to Israel he served as a consultant for the Flying Cargo company (which operates FedEx in Israel). Dr. Cohen is a business consultant for issues related to decision making in business and operations, operations planning and operational costs of new initiatives, current practices and extended operations.
    • Ch 141. Optimizing Cloud Computing Costs of Services for Consumers
  • Geri Collins
    Mercer University, USA
    Dr. Geri S. Collins has been an educator for over 28 years. She started her career in public school teaching middle level Social Studies and Language Arts. She got her Ed. D. in Social Studies education at University of Georgia and has been teaching Teacher Education since 2005. During her time in Higher Education she has taught at the master's level with a focus in middle level and secondary education and Social Studies. Also, she is a University Supervisor for Student Teachers. She continues to help students returning to the classroom from other professions who are wishing to become educators.
    • Ch 123. Designing Engaging Instruction for the Adult Learners
  • Eduardo C. Contreras
    Autonomous University of Coahuila, Mexico
    Eduardo C. Contreras received his MSc in Polymer Science and Technology and MSc in Information Systems he is a Professor at the Facultad de Sistemas in Autonomous University of Coahuila he is attached at the systemic science research group, his researches has been focused on Special Education, Medicine, Polymers and Computer Science principally. He has published chapters in encyclopedias such as; Encyclopedia of E-Health and Telemedicine chapter Health Information System to Identify Dermatological Diseases by Software Agent, Advancing Pharmaceutical Processes and Tools for Improved Health Outcomes chapter How to Identify Rheumatic Diseases by General Physicians, Assistive Technologies: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications chapter Criteria of Development of Adaptative Didactic Games for People with Intellectual Disability. He has received medal “Miguel Ramos Arizpe” to researchers who they have distinguished in their academic work. Membership: Association for Computing Machinery.
    • Ch 212. Development of Communication Skills through Auditory Training Software in Special Education
  • Isis I. Contreras
    Saltillo Institute of Technology, Mexico
    She is a researcher at the Instituto Tecnológico de Saltillo, PhD in Science Education, she has published research: Criteria on game development for people with intellectual disabilities, Functional academic skills development in children with intellectual disabilities through educational software. Professional experience: Project “ Veracruz Integral Active” for the oil company PEMEX, Project “Rehabilitation of open pit mines” for the mining company MICARE., “Project for the exploration and production of natural gas in the Ramsar site of the Alvarado´s lagoon system and the wetlands of La Popotera´s Lake.” for the oil company PEMEX, Baseline Socio-Economic Survey “Camino Rojo” for the mining company GoldCorp. She is teaching literary analysis, research techniques and logic, try to combine art, science and humanities.
    • Ch 212. Development of Communication Skills through Auditory Training Software in Special Education
  • Robert L. Copeland Jr.
    Robert L. Copeland Jr.
    Howard University,USA
    • Ch 156. Exploratory Data Analysis on Breast Cancer Prognosis
  • Rebeca Cordero-Gutiérrez
    University of Salamanca, Spain
    Rebeca Cordero Gutiérrez is an Associate Professor in the Business Administration Department at the University of Salamanca. She has given lectures in courses such as Organizational Structures and Processes and Project Management. Currently, she is writing her PhD Thesis in Horizontal Social Networks as management tools in the Doctoral Program of the University of Salamanca. She is author and coauthor of various papers published in international and national journals and book chapters.
    • Ch 293. Gender Differences in Advertising Engagement Using the Case of Facebooks Ads
  • Herbert Cornelius
    Intel Corporation EMEA, Germany
    Dr. Herbert Cornelius is Technical Director Advanced Computing at Intel EMEA. Before he was Engineering Manager in Intel’s Cluster Technologies group and Technical Marketing Manager Enterprise Computing in EMEA. He joined Intel in 1993 as Senoir Computational Scientist in the Scalable Systems Division after working at Fujitsu Europe and Cray Research from 1983 to 1992. Prior he worked at the University of Karlsruhe. He received a Ph.D. degree in Mathematics and diploma degree in Mathematics and Informatics from Technical University Berlin, Germany.
    • Ch 347. The Future of High-Performance Computing (HPC)
  • Eduardo Correia
    Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT), New Zealand
    Eduardo Correia is a senior lecturer in the Department of Computing at the Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT) in Christchurch, New Zealand. He worked for a number of years as a systems administrator and consultant, and his professional interests include virtualization and cloud technologies. In 2003, with a colleague, he designed and implemented TechLabs, a network based on virtualization used by the Department of Computing at CPIT for teaching. Dr Correia currently teaches courses in operating systems, networking, and cloud technologies, and besides academic qualifications holds a number of industry certifications, including the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA), the Microsoft Systems Engineer (MCSE), and the Microsoft Certified IT Professional (Enterprise Administration) (MCITP).
    • Ch 89. Cloud Computing
  • Linda Corrin
    University of Melbourne, Australia
    Linda Corrin is a Senior Lecturer in the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Her role focuses on research, curriculum development and academic development in the area of educational technology and eLearning. Linda's research interests include examining students' engagement with technology in everyday and academic contexts, learning analytics, feedback, mixed methods research, and learning design.
    • Ch 219. From Digital Natives to Student Experiences With Technology
  • Missy D. Cosby
    Michigan State University, USA
    M.A. Curriculum and Teaching, 2003, Michigan State University; M.A. Educational Technology, 2011, Michigan State University; Ph.D. student in Educational Psychology/Educational Technology, Michigan State University
    • Ch 24. Apps as Assistive Technology
  • Alessandro Cotza
    University of Cagliari, Italy
    Alessandro Cotza is a student enrolled in the second year of the degree in Computer Science at the University of Cagliari. His interests are Arduino programming and robotics.
    • Ch 285. Leveraging the Arduino Platform to Develop Information Technology Devices
  • Neil S. Coulson
    University of Nottingham, UK
    Dr Neil Coulson is an Associate Professor of Health Psychology in the School of Medicine at the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom. As a health psychologist, he has been researching online peer support communities for over 10 years. Specifically, he has examined the impact of engagement with online support communities on psycho-social outcomes and he has considered a broad array of health problems, including HIV/AIDS, dental anxiety, Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
    • Ch 327. Peer-to-Peer Health-Related Online Support Groups
  • Sharon A. Cox
    Birmingham City University, UK
    Professor Sharon Cox is Professor of Information Systems at Birmingham City University. She gained practical experience of the challenges of managing information from working in international manufacturing organizations. Her recent book, ‘Managing Information in Organizations’ published by Palgrave Macmillan, provides practical guidance to manage the information resource in a changing environment. Sharon’s research interests relate to exploring and structuring contexts within which information is given meaning. She has worked on a number of funded research projects and published in areas such as e-business and knowledge management. Sharon’s current work relates to using organizational architectures to support strategic planning of organizational transformation.
    • Ch 60. A Framework for Exploring IT-Led Change in Morphing Organizations
    • Ch 119. Uncovering Limitations of E01 Self-Verifying Files
  • Dan Craigen
    Carleton University, Canada
    Dan Craigen is the Director of Carleton University's Global Cybersecurity Resource. Mr. Craigen was with the Government of Canada (as a science advisor) and previously was President of ORA Canada, a company that focused on High Assurance/Formal Methods and successfully distributed its technology to over 60 countries. His research interests currently lie at the intersection of cybersecurity, open source software and entrepreneurism. He was the chair of two NATO research task groups pertaining to validation, verification, and certification of embedded systems and high-assurance technologies. He received his BScH and MSc degrees in Mathematics from Carleton University.
    • Ch 147. A Three-Vector Approach to Blind Spots in Cybersecurity
  • Caroline M. Crawford
    University of Houston – Clear Lake, USA
    Caroline M. Crawford is an Associate Professor of Instructional Technology at the University of Houston-Clear Lake in Houston, Texas, USA. Dr. Crawford has designed, developed and taught several courses during her tenure at UHCL, including the following: Trends and Issues, Advanced Applications of Technology; Multimedia design; Multimedia Development; Analyzing Emerging Technologies; Applications of Technology; Training Practicum; Advanced Grant and Proposal Writing; Applications of Java, Multimedia for Educators; Change Leadership, Creating Digital Resources; Project Management and Grant Writing; Web Development; Teaching and eLearning; Learning Theory and Instruction; and, Performance Technology. Further, she is in the process of designing and developing Systematic Design of Technology-Based Instruction. She has designed, developed, implemented and continuously redesigned no fewer than twelve online and hybrid courses over the past twelve year period, with strong formative and summative feedback from the learners within the courses and subject matter experts in the field. Crawford’s scholarly pursuits are varied, including a minimum of 60 international, national and regional refereed and non-refereed journal articles, as well as edited book chapters. Further, Crawford has presented a minimum of 160 professional conference-focused presentations and thirteen poster sessions, with several invited presentations and a keynote presentation at a regional technology-focused conference, with a history of honored positions as a Managing Editor for the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) refereed review of conference manuscript proposals, Review Editor for six international refereed journals, and reviewer for innumerable regional, national and international refereed journals. As well, Crawford’s book chapter titled Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow’s Recognition of Industry Applications within Virtual Words: A Meta-Analysis of Distance Learning Instructional Achievements within Virtual World Architectural Environments, and Potential Implications for Higher Education, recently published in the book Distance Learning Technology, Current Instruction, and the Future of Education: Applications of Today, Practices of Tomorrow, has been nominated by the book editor for the IGI-Global’s first annual Excellence in Innovative Research Award for Outstanding Book Chapter. The book chapter was nominated, based upon the following criteria: Innovativeness; Practicality of research/results; Potential impact on the field; Thoroughness of the research; Thoroughness of the references; and, Style or clarity of prose. Further, Crawford was awarded the prestigious University of Houston-Clear Lake 2009 Outstanding Professor Award. At this point in Crawford’s professional career, her main areas of interest focus upon communities of learning and the appropriate and successful integration of technologies into the learning environment. The learning environment may be envisioned as face-to-face, hybrid and online (virtual or text-driven) environments.
    • Ch 127. Instructional Real World Community Engagement
    • Ch 447. Implicit Cognitive Vulnerability
    • Ch 689. Teacher Presence
  • Helen Crompton
    Old Dominion University, USA
    Dr. Helen Crompton is an Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology at Old Dominion University Virginia. She is a highly experienced researcher, educator, author and presenter in the field of educational technology. She draws from 23 years in education, with 16 years as a full time K-10 classroom teacher, and she has a PhD in educational technology and mathematics education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Crompton also works as a consultant for two United Nations Agencies (United Nations, Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization: UNESCO and International Telecommunication Union: ITU) to research and author publications on mobile learning. Dr. Crompton presents national and internationally on the topic of educational technology and publishes articles, book chapters, and papers in this field.
    • Ch 552. Learning With Mobile Devices
  • Phil Crosby
    Curtin University, Australia
    Dr. Phil Crosby works for CSIRO Astronomy & Space Science (CASS) where he is Assistant Director: Western Australia. He manages CASS strategic planning, and is a Major Projects Specialist. He also supports the Square Kilometre Array Project (UK) as Industry Engagement Officer. Phil trained with British Telecom as electronics and communications engineer, ran his own industrial electronics firm, and then managed an environmental sensor instrumentation business. In 1994, he joined the National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia (NATA) in the field of technical management standards, rising to Business & Strategy Manager. He established offices in Korea, India, Chile, and Turkey, and led several major on-site technical studies, including an impact assessment of Antarctic science, and a review of the Australia Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation (ANSTO). In 2005, Phil was an embedded executive in Boeing, in the role of Manager, Industrial Participation Strategy for Australia. Phil has published several papers concerning mega-science project management, and is a member of numerous space-related groups, committees, and panels. His PhD concerns success drivers for science/engineering mega-projects.
    • Ch 494. Shaping Mega-Science Projects and Practical Steps for Success
  • Adam Crossan
    Letterkenny Institute of Technology, Ireland
    Adam Crossan is a graduate of the Letterkenny Institute of Technology and completed a BSc (Hons) in Applied Computing. He is currently working as a software developer for the aviation industry.
    • Ch 540. Mobile Technologies Impact on Economic Development in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Miriam Guadalupe Cruz-Jimenez
    Institute INAOE, Mexico
    Miriam Guadalupe Cruz Jimenez received the BS degree from the Minatitlan Institute of Technology; and the MS degree from the National Institute for Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics (INAOE), Mexico. She received the best paper award at the conference CIIECC 2013. Currently, she is a PhD student in the Institute INAOE. She is a reviewer for the journals IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I and Circuits, Systems & Signal Processing.
    • Ch 522. Comb Filters Characteristics and Current Applications
  • Zianne Cuff
    City University of New York, USA
    Zianne Cuff is student at New York City College of Technology of the City University of New York. She is currently completing her AAS in Liberal Arts And Sciences.
    • Ch 685. Creating Active Learning Spaces in Virtual Worlds
  • Tamrah D. Cunningham
    New York University, USA
    Tamrah D. Cunningham is an adjunct professor at New York City College of Technology of the City University of New York where she earned a BTech in Computer Systems. She earned an MFA in Game Design at New York University. Her research interests include narrative studies and world-building in role-playing games, particularly Japanese RPGs. She has designed several games, including, Everlasting Unemployment, a choice-based adventure game parodying the struggles of finding employment after graduating from college.
    • Ch 685. Creating Active Learning Spaces in Virtual Worlds
  • Davide Curcio
    University of Cagliari, Italy
    Davide Curcio is a student attending the second year of the degree in Computer Science at the University of Cagliari. His mainly interest is programming, in particular Arduino and Android programming.
    • Ch 285. Leveraging the Arduino Platform to Develop Information Technology Devices
  • Giuseppe Curcio
    University of L'Aquila, Italy
    After graduation in General and Experimental Psychology (110/110 cum laude) at University of Rome “La Sapienza”, prof. Curcio passed the licensing examination required to practice as a Psychologist in Italy. Then he obtained the Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology and Psychophysiology. He has been research consultant of Italian Air Force Aerospace Medicine Research Center (D.A.S.R.S.), within the Neuropsychophysiology Group, Pratica di Mare AFB (Rome), at the Neuroscience Unit of University “Campus Bio-Medico” of Rome, and at “San Raffaele” Research and Health Center Hospital, Cassino (Fr, Italy). He spent a period of study at the Unit for Work, Environment and Health, IPM-National Institute for Psychosocial Factors and Health - Karolinska Institute in Stockholm (Sweden), and at Department of Neurology and Neuroscience, Fatebenefratelli Hospital, Rome (Italy). In the last years his teaching activity was mainly focused on Physiological Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neurosciences, Ageing Psychology. Currently, Prof. Curcio is Director of the Cognitive and Behavioral Sciences Laboratory, at University of L’Aquila. Prof. Curcio is referee for several scientific journals as: Aviation Space and Environmental Medicine, Behavioral and Brain Functions, Bioelectromagnetics, Biological Psychology, Cerebral Cortex, Environmental Health, International Journal of Psychophysiology, Journal of Sleep Research, Neurological Sciences, Neuroscience Letters, Pediatrics, PLOS One, Scientific Reports, Sleep, Sleep Medicine, Sleep Medicine Reviews. He is also in the Editorial Board of several international scientific journals. RESEARCH INTERESTS Sleep; Consciousness; Circadian rhythms; Bioelectromagnetism; Aging; Attention; Memory; Behavioral Neuroscience; Cognitive Neuroscience; Emotions; Military Psychology; Moral judgement.
    • Ch 287. Exposure to Video Games and Decision Making
    • Ch 532. Human Psychomotor Performance Under the Exposure to Mobile Phones-Like Electromagnetic Fields
  • Kevin Curran
    Ulster University, UK
    Kevin Curran is a Professor of Cyber Security and group leader for the Ambient Intelligence & Virtual Worlds Research Group at Ulster University. He is also a senior member of the IEEE. Prof Curran is perhaps most well-known for his work on location positioning within indoor environments and Internet security. His expertise has been acknowledged by invitations to present his work at international conferences, overseas universities and research laboratories. He is a regular contributor on TV & radio and in trade and consumer IT magazines.
    • Ch 540. Mobile Technologies Impact on Economic Development in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Marcin Czajkowski
    Bialystok University of Technology, Poland
    Marcin Czajkowski received his Masters degree (2007) and his PhD with honors (2015) in Computer Science from the Bialystok University of Technology, Poland. His research activity mainly concerns machine learning and data mining, in particular, classification and regression trees and evolutionary algorithms.
    • Ch 185. Evolutionary Algorithms for Global Decision Tree Induction
  • Michelle Lee D'Abundo
    Seton Hall University, USA
    Dr. Michelle Lee D’Abundo is an Associate Professor at Seton Hall University in the Department of Interprofessional Health Sciences and Health Administration. She is a certified life and leadership coach, an Energy Leadership Index™ Master Practitioner (ELI-MP) and a Certified Health Education Specialist. She currently teaches in the Ph.D. program in Health Sciences. Dr. D’Abundo earned her Ph.D. in Adult Education from the University of Georgia, Master of Health at University of North Florida, and Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from American University. Dr. D’Abundo previously served as an Associate Professor in Public Health Studies at University of North Carolina Wilmington and as School Health Education Program Director at Salisbury University. Dr. D’Abundo has published many articles and book chapters on well-being, promotion of mindfulness, online learning, and exercise motivation. Dr. D'Abundo is committed to the promotion of lifespan and well-being through leadership, individual and organizational change, community development, and social justice.
    • Ch 505. Integrating Evidence-Based Practice in Athletic Training Though Online Learning
    • Ch 506. Integrating Web-Based Technologies Into the Education and Training of Health Professionals
  • Boaventura DaCosta
    Solers Research Group, USA
    Boaventura DaCosta holds a Ph.D. in instructional technology, an M.A. in instructional technology/media, instructional systems, and a B.S in computer science from the University of Central Florida. His research is interdisciplinary, concentrated in the fields of computer science and instructional design, with a special interest in games and learning.
    • Ch 553. Mobile Game-Based Learning
  • Jerome V. D'Agostino
    The Ohio State University, USA
    Jerome V. D’Agostino is Professor of Quantitative Methods in the Education and Human Ecology College at The Ohio State University. He earned his Ph.D. in 1997 from The University of Chicago in Measurement, Evaluation, and Statistical Analysis (MESA), and he specializes in applied measurement and program evaluation. He has conducted several studies on the validity of standards-based assessments, teacher certification tests, and measures of constructs in an array of fields from pharmacy to speech and hearing sciences. A primary theme in his research is the focus on developing and implementing innovative methods to collect and analyze validation evidence, especially in the areas of content and instructional sensitivity analysis. Much of his research has focused on developing measures to track student growth, and many of his published papers pertain to understanding student learning over time using hierarchical linear modeling. He also has orchestrated evaluations of literacy and science programs, and interventions targeted for underprivileged children and families. He has extensive experience working with educators to develop formative assessments to monitor learning, and he has conducted numerous workshops throughout the country on classroom grading and test score interpretation for teachers. Dr. D’Agostino also was the director of a $55 million i3 grant to scale up Reading Recovery, and he currently serves as the editor of the Journal of Education for Students Placed At Risk. His research has been funded by entities such as the National Science Foundation, United States Department of Education, and Spencer Foundation.
    • Ch 450. The Relationship Between Online Formative Assessment and State Test Scores Using Multilevel Modeling
  • Nabyla Daidj
    Telecom Ecole de Management, France
    Nabyla Daidj is an Associate Professor of Strategy at Telecom Ecole de Management (Institut Mines Telecom). Her teaching and research interests are corporate and international strategy, inter-organizational relationships (strategic alliances, clusters, business ecosystems and coopetitive practices) and corporate governance. In 2008, she published a book about cooperation, game theory and strategic management. More recently in 2015, she published a book related to the sources of value creation by firms operating in the media sector within the context of ICT convergence. She has published in international journals (such as Journal of Media Business Studies, Journal of Media Economics, Communications & Strategies, Leadership, Journal of Business Ethics). She is currently researching the evolution of business models of ICT companies over the past ten years.
    • Ch 204. Uberization (or Uberification) of the Economy
  • Darren Dalcher
    University of Hertfordshire, UK
    Darren Dalcher is Professor of Project Management at the University of Hertfordshire and is the Founding Director of the National Centre for Project Management, an interdisciplinary center of excellence operating in collaboration with industry, government, charities, NGOs, and the learned societies. He has been named one of the top 10 “movers and shapers” in project management by the Association for Project Management and has also been voted Project Magazine’s Academic of the Year for his contribution in “integrating and weaving academic work with practice.” Dr. Dalcher has built a reputation as a leader and innovator in the area of practice-based education and reflection in project management and has worked with many major industrial, commercial, and charitable organizations and government bodies. He is active in numerous international committees, steering groups, and editorial boards. Dr. Dalcher is heavily involved in organizing international conferences and has delivered many keynote addresses and tutorials. He has written over 200 refereed papers and book chapters on project management and software engineering. He is Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Software: Evolution and Process and Editor of the Advances in Project Management and Fundamentals of Project Management book series published by Routledge. Dr. Dalcher is a Chartered Fellow of the British Computer Society and a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and the Royal Society of Arts. In 2011, he was awarded a prestigious Honorary Fellowship from the Association for Project Management for his outstanding contribution to project management. He can be reached at d.dalcher2@herts.ac.uk.
    • Ch 491. Making Sense of IS Project Stories
  • Terry Stringer Damron
    Austin Peay State University, USA
    Terry Damron is a marketing instructor in the Department of Management and Marketing at Austin Peay State University where she teaches social media marketing, sales management, and retailing management. A practitioner-turned instructor, she worked in nonprofit marketing for nine years before moving to academia in 2014. Her work earned recognition from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and the Tennessee College Public Relations Association. She holds an EdD in Leadership and Professional Practice from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, TN.
    • Ch 476. Offshoring IT
    • Ch 479. Radio Frequency Identification Systems Within a Lean Supply Chain in a Global Environment
  • Masatake Dantsuji
    Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies, Kyoto University, Japan
    Masatake Dantsuji is Professor of the Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies at Kyoto University, Japan. He is also Professor of the Department of Human Coexistence of the Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies at Kyoto University, Japan. His research interests include Phonetic Sciences, Applied Linguistics and CALL (Computer-Assisted Language Learning). He has been conducting several projects for developing multilingual CALL materials at Kyoto University. His laboratory has developed original multimedia CALL materials on English, Chinese, German, Spanish, Greek, Thai, Vietnamese, Korean and Japanese with special reference to language and cultures.
    • Ch 334. A Flipped Learning Approach to University EFL Courses
  • Jérôme Darmont
    Université de Lyon, Lyon 2, ERIC EA3083, France
    Jérôme Darmont is full professor of computer science at the Université de Lyon, France, and the director of the ERIC research center. He received his Ph.D. in 1999 from the University of Clermont-Ferrand II, France, and then joined the University of Lyon 2 as an associate professor. He became full professor in 2008. His research interests mainly relate to database and data warehouse performance (performance optimization, auto-administration, benchmarking...) and cloud business intelligence (data security, query performance and cost, personal BI, big data analytics...). He is a member of several editorial boards and has served as a reviewer for numerous conferences and journals. Along with Torben Bach Pedersen, he initiated the VLDB Cloud Intelligence workshop series in 2012.
    • Ch 154. Data-Centric Benchmarking
  • Amit Das
    University of Kalyani, India
    Amit Das is working as a Scientific Manager at Excelra Knowledge Solutions Pvt. Ltd. in Hyderabad, India. His present area of focus is computational drug repositioning. He has submitted his Ph.D. in the are of molecular modeling and docking from the University of Kalyani, Nadia, WB, India. His area of interest is in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Microscopy, Bioinformatics, Knowledge resource creation and programming. Previously he was associated with IISER-Kolkata and prior to that completed his M.Sc. in Biophysics and Molecular Biology from the University of Calcutta.
    • Ch 41. GWAS as the Detective to Find Genetic Contribution in Diseases
  • Maria-Iuliana Dascalu
    University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
    Dr. Maria-Iuliana Dascalu is a lecturer for semantic web technologies, systems engineering, management information systems, data structures and algorithms and programming languages within the Department of Engineering Taught in Foreign Languages at University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, Romania and a researcher in the field of applied computer science. She was also a postdoctoral fellow at the same university between May 2014-October 2015, researching on computer supported collaborative learning. She has a PhD degree in economic informatics, a master degree in project management, awarded by The Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and she is an IPMA Certified Project Management Associate since 2008. Maria-Iuliana conducted an extensive research study at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden in 2010, she participated in 7 national or international research projects, she was a program committee member in more than 20 scientific conferences, she is a member of IEEE and IEEE Education Society and she was awarded 2 national research prizes for papers published in highly relevant journals (in 2014 and 2015), as well as an Elsevier Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing in 2015. Maria-Iuliana published 11 books and book chapters and more than 70 scientific papers.
    • Ch 448. Learning Analytics
  • Aristides Dasso
    Universidad Nacional de San Luis, Argentina
    Aristides Dasso is an associate professor, at the Departmento de Informática at Universidad Nacional de San Luis, Argentina. He has published more than fifty articles in international conferences and journals and has presented several papers in international conferences on software engineering and information systems. He has studied political science in Argentina and computer science in Argentina and France, and has been a fellow at the International Institute for Software Technologies of the United Nations University, Macao. He is a member of both ACM and IEEE.
    • Ch 167. Data Mining and the KDD Process
    • Ch 662. The What, How, and When of Formal Methods
  • Ambica Dattakumar
    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    Ambica Dattakumar is a Senior Research Fellow with the DiLiterati Group at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information. Her research interests include digital literacy, social and community informatics, and health informatics, including research in tele-health and e-health. She received the PhD in Information Systems from Monash University. Her PhD thesis was on the adoption of telemedicine in India focusing on the perspectives of decision makers and clinicians. Previously, she was a research fellow at the University of Melbourne, Australia. She has extensive experience in managing and coordinating various project activities. She has worked with teams of researchers with various expertise to bring projects to their successful fruition.
    • Ch 198. A Maturity Model for Digital Literacies and Sustainable Development
  • Olayinka David-West
    Pan-Atlantic University, Nigeria
    Dr. Olayinka David-West is an information systems (IS) professional with over two decades experience in the Nigerian IT industry. With a passion for the effective use of IT in business, Dr. David-West not only makes IT understandable, but assists organizations seeking business value from information and related technologies through systematic decision making and managerial processes. She is currently a senior fellow in the Operations, Information Systems and Marketing Division of Lagos Business School. She is also academic director at Lagos Business School and Enterprise Development Centre (EDC) of the Pan-Atlantic University respectively. Dr. David-West holds a doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) from Manchester Business School; an MSc in Business Systems Analysis and Design from City University, London; and a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Lagos. In her doctoral thesis, Dr. David-West investigated the performance of electronic banking systems that resulted in the development of EBQUAL, a scale to measure consumer perceptions of electronic banking quality. Her research interests are centered on the managerial practices in support of information systems in business including, but not limited to systems planning, development, management, governance and effective use. Dr. David-West has authored numerous academic papers and case studies with numerous research presentation in local and international conferences. She combines her teaching and research interests with industry consulting engagements in the areas of strategic IS planning, IT personnel selection, IT assessment & review/due diligence, e-business, business planning, software selection & management, systems implementation, project & change management, business process improvement and systems design. Her research interests include information systems in organizations, performance of e-business, electronic service quality and IT governance.
    • Ch 237. Adoption and Use of Mobile Money Services in Nigeria
  • Maurice Dawson
    Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
    Dr. Maurice Dawson is an Assistant Professor of Information Systems (Cyber Security) at the College of Business Administration at University of Missouri- St. Louis (UMSL) with affiliation to the Cybersecurity and Information Technology Innovation Lab (CITIL). Currently a Visiting Professor at the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, Visiting Professor at the University of Nairobi, and a Senior Research Fellow at the American Leadership & Policy Foundation (ALPF). Additionally, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor (Honorary) at the University of Tennessee in the College of Engineering within the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. Dawson has received a Fulbright Scholar Grant to South Ural State University in Chelyabinsk, Russia in 2014 under Project #5824. Dawson served a Visiting Scholar with Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM), Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic in 2017, and the University of The Gambia through the International Studies and Programs (ISP) Fellowship awarded from the ISP Department at UMSL in 2015. Dawson received an appointment as an International Business (IB) Research Associate in the UMSL International Business Institute (IBI) which is nationally ranked 15th in America. In December 2013 he was mentioned in Lloyds of London for cyber security attacks on critical infrastructure. He is the founding editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Hyperconnectivity and Internet of Things (IJHIoT) with IGI Global.
    • Ch 687. Massive Open Online Courses and Integrating Open Source Technology and Open Access Literature Into Technology-Based Degrees
  • Peter De Bruyn
    University of Antwerp, Belgium
    Peter De Bruyn holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. Business Engineering in Management Information Systems as well as a Ph.D. in Applied Economics. His research is focused on the evolvability of modular structures, such as information systems and business processes. In that respect, he has authored several publications on Normalized Systems Theory. He currently works as a postdoctoral researcher at the department of Management Information Systems from the Faculty of Applied Economics at the University of Antwerp.
    • Ch 461. The Concept of Modularity in the Context of IS Project Outsourcing
  • Renato de Matta
    University of Iowa, USA
    Renato de Matta received the Ph.D. degree in decision sciences from Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, in 1989. He is currently an Associate Professor of Management Sciences at Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City. He has published in various journals including the Journal of Business Logistics, Operations Research, Naval Research Logistics, Production and Operations Management, Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) Transactions, European Journal of Operational Research, IEEE on Engineering Management, Omega and Annals of Operations Research. His current research interests include supply chain management, production and service operations, and integer programming.
    • Ch 478. Profit Maximizing Network Modeling With Inventory and Capacity Considerations
  • Cecilia de Mendoza
    Ministry of Production of Argentina, Argentina
    Cecilia de Mendoza holds a Masters degree from Universidad Torcuato Di Tella in Buenos Aires and is currently Director of Research and Market Monitoring at National Commission of Competition Defense of the Ministry of Production in Argentina.
    • Ch 627. Financial Inclusion, Content, and Information Technologies in Latin America
  • José Palazzo M. de Oliveira
    Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil
    José Palazzo Moreira de Oliveira is full professor of Computer Science at Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS. He as a doctor degree in Computer Science from Institut National Politechnique de Grenoble, France IMAG (1984), a M.Sc. degree in Computer Science from PPGC-UFRGS (1976) and has graduated in Electronic Engineering (1968). His research interests include information systems, e-learning, database systems and applications, conceptual modeling and ontologies, applications of database technology and distributed systems. He has published about 320 papers, has being advisor of 79 graduate students (19 Ph.D. and 60 M.Sc.). The official full CV for the Brazilian National Research Council – CNPq is available at CV Lattes. The most comprehensive site content is available in Portuguese.
    • Ch 558. Adaptive Hypermedia Systems
  • Isha DeCoito
    Western University, Canada
    Isha DeCoito is an Assistant Professor in Curriculum Studies, STEM Education at Western University. Her research interests include early intervention for promoting integrative STEM education, gender disparity in STEM education, digital technologies for promoting inquiry and STEM integration and project based learning, enhancing nature of science conceptions through digital games, exploring and promoting diversity and equity in science education, students' images of STEM professionals, and teacher professional development. She is also involved in comparative education and is a member of the Borderless Higher Education for Refugees project in Dadaab, Kenya. She is currently investigating inquiry frameworks and the influence of border crossing on the preparation of mathematics and science teachers in a refugee context.
    • Ch 122. Addressing Digital Competencies, Curriculum Development, and Instructional Design in Science Teacher Education
  • José Carlos Martins Delgado
    Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
    José C. Delgado is an Associate Professor at the Computer Science and Engineering Department of the Instituto Superior Técnico (University of Lisbon), in Lisbon, Portugal, where he earned the Ph.D. degree in 1988. He lectures courses in the areas of Computer Architecture, Information Technology and Service Engineering. He has performed several management roles in his faculty, namely Director of the Taguspark campus, near Lisbon, and Coordinator of the B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Computer Science and Engineering at that campus. He has been the coordinator of and researcher in several international research projects. As an author, his publications include one book, 20 book chapters and more than 50 papers in international refereed conferences and journals.
    • Ch 570. Interoperability Frameworks for Distributed Systems
  • Pedro Delgado-Pérez
    University of Cádiz, Spain
    Pedro Delgado-Pérez obtained the degree in Computer Science at the University of Cadiz (Spain) in 2010. He received a grant in 2013 to develop the PhD thesis project in Computer Science at the University of Cadiz. He is a researcher of the UCASE Software Engineering Research Group, in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. He has mainly centered his research on testing techniques, especially in mutation testing regarding object-oriented programming languages. His ongoing thesis aims to assess the use of the Evolutionary Mutation Testing technique when applying mutation testing to C++. He has published several papers in conferences and workshops.
    • Ch 649. Mutation Testing Applied to Object-Oriented Languages
  • Ronald L. DeLong
    University of Dayton, USA
    Dr. DeLong has been involved in the evaluation and treatment of sexual offenders throughout the State of Ohio. His services to agencies and courts consist of sexual offender evaluations, risk assessments, evaluations for predator status, forensic and psychological evaluations, and individual and group treatment strategies. Dr. DeLong has over 25 years of experience working with juvenile and adult sexual offenders and other forensic populations. He has also completed advanced training with the Academy Group, Inc., (former FBI profilers and crime scene evaluators) regarding crime scene analysis, violent crime behavior, and profiling dynamics of sexually violent/deviant offenders. He has taught forensic psychology, psychosexual assessments, counseling techniques, and other psychology courses. He also has published articles regarding Internet Sex Offenders, and currently is conducting research on sexual offenders to include residency restrictions, registration, and risk-based vs. statue-based risk classifications.
    • Ch 117. Internet-Facilitated Child Sexual Exploitation Crimes
  • Shuyuan Deng
    Dakota State University, USA
    Assistant professor of information systems with research interests in data mining
    • Ch 335. A Framework for Profiling Prospective Students in Higher Education
  • Nicoletta Dessì
    Università degli Studi di Cagliari, Italy
    Nicoletta Dessi is associated professor of Computer Science at University of Cagliari. From 2004-2010 she has been deputy head of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at University of Cagliari. Previously, she has been the director of the Scientific Computing Centre at University of Cagliari (94-04). Her main research interests are in the area of data mining and information systems, with current focus on bioinformatics. She is also involved in data integration research based on Cloud, Web Services, and trusted cooperation. She has published her research results in international journals and the refereed proceedings of the major conferences of the field.
    • Ch 40. Concerns and Challenges of Cloud Platforms for Bioinformatics
  • Robert L. DeWitty Jr.
    Robert L. DeWitty Jr.
    Providence Hospital, USA
    • Ch 156. Exploratory Data Analysis on Breast Cancer Prognosis
  • Giuseppe Di Marco
    ISPRA, Italy
    I graduated in 1980 in Electronic Engineering from “La sapienza” University of Rome, I worked as an expert/researcher at private companies (Face Standard S.p.A. and Sipe Optimation S.p.A.) and public companies (ENEA, ANPA, APAT and ISPRA). I directed the ANPA IT services, the APAT studies and assessments sector and, currently, direct the ISPRA analysis of production cycles sector and coordinate the ISPRA technical support to the IPPC Commission regarding thermal power stations, steelworks integrated, platforms in the sea and gas compression stations. My areas of expertise include: data processing and transmission, information technology, electronic instrumentation, nuclear safety, environmental risk and damage - health and Integrated Environmental Authorization and on these issues I have published more than 60 papers and I organized and held several training courses. I am a fellow of Engineers of the Province of Rome since 1995.
    • Ch 275. Waste Gas End-of-Pipe Treatment Techniques in Italian IPPC Chemical Plants
  • Barbara Diana
    Università di Milano-Bicocca, Italy
    Barbara Diana is an organizational psychologist. She got her PhD at the University of Milano-Bicocca and she currently is a research fellow for the same institution. She collaborates with CESCOM (Center for Study in Communication Sciences) and with the international research network MASI (Methodology for the Analysis of Social Interactions). She mostly deals in the observation, study and analysis of human behavior. Main topics are validation of training/assessment protocols with interactive simulations, nonverbal communication and sport performance.
    • Ch 541. Mobile Virtual Reality to Enhance Subjective Well-Being
  • Teresa Sofia Pereira Dias de Castro
    University of Minho, Portugal
    Teresa Sofia Pereira Dias de Castro holds a European PhD in Educational Technology. Her doctoral research: "“It’s a complicated situation”. Harm in everyday experiences with technology. A qualitative study with school-aged children", developed with the supervision of António Osório, University of Minho, Institute of Education (Braga, Portugal), was funded by Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology. As part of the doctoral degree, she did a research period at University Campus Suffolk (UK) under the supervision of Doctor Emma Bond. Currently, collaborating as a researcher and training primary teachers in four counties in the North of Portugal since 2015 in an university (University of Minho)/company (Lusoinfo Multimedia) consortium project ‘MaisCidadania’ (+Citizenship), a digital platform with educational digital resources where teachers, children (aged 6-10) and families are involved in action-research and participatory learning processes. She is a associate researcher at the Research Unit in Criminology and Behavioral Sciences (UICCC) Instituto Superior da Maia (ISMAI, Portugal); and member of the Research Network "Teens and Contemporary Visual Culture" - Skins Project Steering Group (University of Oxford, UK). Member of the EU Kids Online network (Portuguese team); member of COST Action IS1410: The Digital Literacy and Multimodal Practices of Young Children (DigiLitEY), working group 5 – Methodologies and ethics for research on digital literacy. Collaborates with the Institute for Child Support (IAC). Holds a Master Degree in Child Studies - Information and Communication Technologies at University of Minho. A degree in Philosophy and Humanities from the Portuguese Catholic University. From 2009 to 2011 was a research assistant in the European Research Project "SimSafety - Flight Simulator for Internet Safety". In 2016 she did qualitative research with twenty families on how Portuguese younger children (aged 3-8) are accessing and using screens at home and how are parents mediating those practices, with the supervision of Professor Cristina Ponte, Universidade Nova de Lisboa.
    • Ch 636. The Networked Effect of Children and Online Digital Technologies
  • Camille Dickson-Deane
    University of Melbourne, Australia
    Camille Dickson-Deane was born in the Caribbean on the island of Trinidad and Tobago. She received the B.Sc. in computer science from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus in 1995, the MSc. In software development and management from Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, USA in 2000 and the Ph.D. degree in information science and learning technology from University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO, USA in 2013. She is an Educational/Instructional Designer with the Williams Centre for Learning Advancement at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Her research interests include the pedagogical usability [of online learning environments], quality indicators of workplace eLearning products and the influence of using individual differences to design online learning environments.
    • Ch 661. Understanding User Experience
  • Ljubica Diković
    Business Technical College, Serbia
    Ljubica Dikovic, Ph.D. is a professor at Business Technical College, Uzice, Serbia and assistant professor at University Business Academy in Novi Sad, Faculty of Management, Finance and Economics, Department of Information Technology, Belgrade, Serbia. Her primary research interests are teaching of mathematics at the university level supported by various Information Technologies, E-learning, software tools for mathematics, and mathematics modeling. She has numerous scientific and technical papers published in national and international journals, international congresses, symposia and conferences at home and abroad.
    • Ch 320. Internet of Things Applications for Healthcare
  • Nicole Belinda Dillen
    St. Thomas' College of Engineering and Technology, India
    Nicole Dillen is an undergraduate student at St. Thomas' College of Engineering and Technology, Kolkata, India. She is currently in her third year and is pursuing her B.Tech degree in Computer Science and Engineering.
    • Ch 603. Aspects of Various Community Detection Algorithms in Social Network Analysis
  • Dimitrina Dimitrova
    York University, Canada
    Dimitrina Dimitrova is a lecturer at York University, Toronto, and the founding project director of the NAVEL study at the University of Toronto’s NetLab Network. She has extensive experience in studying networked work and has published on networked organizations and networked work, scholarly networks, communities of practice, and telework.
    • Ch 612. The NetLab Network
  • Charalampos Dimoulas
    Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
    Charalampos A. Dimoulas received his diploma and PhD from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh) in 1997 and 2006, respectively. In 2008, he received scholarship on post-doctoral research at the Laboratory of Electronic Media of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications of AUTh. Both his doctoral dissertation and his post-doc research deal with advanced audio-visual processing and content management techniques for intelligent analysis of prolonged multi-channel recordings. He was elected Lecturer (November 2009) and Assistant Professor (June 2014) of Electronic Media in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, AUTh, where he is currently serving. His current scientific interests include media technologies, signal processing, machine learning, multi-modal intelligent content analysis, multimedia semantics, audiovisual content description and management automation. Dr. Dimoulas is member of IEEE, EURASIP and AES.
    • Ch 254. Integrating Content Authentication Support in Media Services
    • Ch 562. Semantically Enhanced Authoring of Shared Media
  • Michael Dinger
    University of South Carolina Upstate, USA
    Dr. Michael Dinger is an Assistant Professor of Management in the Johnson College of Business at the University of South Carolina Upstate. He received a doctorate in management (concentration in Information Systems) from Clemson University and a bachelor's degree in business administration from Presbyterian College. His research interests include information security, IT workforce management and absorptive capacity. His research appears in top information systems journals, such as MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Journal of the Association for Information Systems and IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management.
    • Ch 699. Revisiting Web 2.0
  • Dalibor Dobrilovic
    University of Novi Sad, Serbia
    Dalibor Dobrilovic received his PhD degree in Information Technology at University of Novi Sad - Technical faculty "Mihajlo Pupin" – Zrenjanin in 2012. Since 2012 he works at department of Information technology at same Faculty as assistant professor. He is the member of IEEE, ACM and IGP societies and he has participated in several national and three international research projects. He works as reviewer for several journals and conferences. He has published over 50 articles in national and international conferences, national and international journals. His research interests are in the field of computer networks, wireless communications, computer networks security, engineering education, and evaluation and assessment methods
    • Ch 654. The Role of Feedback in Software Process Assessment
  • Vesna Radonjić Đogatović
    University of Belgrade, Serbia
    Vesna Radonjic Ðogatovic received B.Sc. (2003), M.Sc. (2006) and Ph.D. degree (2011) in technical sciences, all from the Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering - University of Belgrade, Serbia. She currently works as an Associate Professor at the Department of Telecommunication Traffic and Networks at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering. She has been lecturing different courses in the field of telecommunications at bachelor, master and doctoral level of studies. She has been the advisor of several bachelor and master theses. She has published one book (“Telecommunication Pricing Fundamentals”) and more than 90 international and national journal articles and conference papers, most of them in the field of pricing and cost analysis of telecommunication networks and quality of telecommunications services. Three of her conferences' papers were awarded as the best papers. She has participated in several research projects and she has also been a member of technical program committees of more than 10 international scientific conferences.
    • Ch 568. Improving Quality of Business in Next Generation Telecom Networks
  • Gordana Jovanovic Dolecek
    Institute INAOE Puebla, Mexico
    Gordana Jovanovic Dolecek received a BS degree from the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Sarajevo, an MSc degree from University of Belgrade, and a PhD degree from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Sarajevo. She was professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Sarajevo until 1993, and 1993-1995 she was with the Institute Mihailo Pupin, Belgrade. In 1995 she joined Institute INAOE, Department for Electronics, Puebla, Mexico, where she works as a full professor. During 2001-2002 and 2006 she was with Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, as visiting researcher. She was with San Diego State University as visiting researcher on a sabbatical leave in 2008-2009. Currently she is on sabbatical leave at University of California, UCLA, LA, USA. She is the author of three books, editor of one book, and author/coauthor of more than 300 papers. She was the Associate Editor for IEEE TCAS:II and actually she is the Associate Editor for IEEE TCAS:I. Her research interests include digital signal processing and digital communications. She is the Senior member of IEEE, the member of Mexican Academy of Sciences, and the member of National Researcher System (SNI) Mexico.
    • Ch 412. Methods for Improving Alias Rejections in Comb Filters
    • Ch 522. Comb Filters Characteristics and Current Applications
    • Ch 525. Design of Compensators for Comb Decimation Filters
    • Ch 536. Methods for Simultaneous Improvement of Comb Pass Band and Folding Bands
    • Ch 542. Novel Methods to Design Low-Complexity Digital Finite Impulse Response (FIR) Filters
  • Juan José Domínguez-Jiménez
    University of Cádiz, Spain
    Juan José Domínguez-Jiménez received his PhD in Computer Science at the University of Cadiz (Spain). He has been a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of the University of Cádiz (Spain) since 1996. From October 2004 to March 2012 he was Vice-Dean of the School of Engineering (ESI). Since April 2012 he is the Dean of the School of Engineering of the University. He has published numerous papers in international journals and conferences, and participated as member in several research projects. He has served in program and organizing committees at different conferences. He is a researcher of the UCASE Software Engineering Research Group.
    • Ch 649. Mutation Testing Applied to Object-Oriented Languages
  • Jorge Horacio Doorn
    Universidad Nacional del Oeste, Argentina & Universidad Nacional de La Matanza, Argentina
    Researcher and Professor at the Universidad Nacional del Oeste. Researcher at Universidad Nacional de La Matanza.
    • Ch 403. Exploring New Handwriting Parameters for Writer Identification
    • Ch 445. Nominalizations in Requirements Engineering Natural Language Models
    • Ch 645. Displaying Hidden Information in Glossaries
    • Ch 646. Dynamic Situational Adaptation of a Requirements Engineering Process
  • Leandro Rocha Dos Santos
    In3 Inteligência de Mercado, Brazil
    Msc in Administration, BsC in Communication, author, researcher, entrepreneur and consultant of Market intelligence.
    • Ch 83. Improving Competitiveness Through Organizational Market Intelligence
  • Georgios Dounias
    University of the Aegean, Greece
    George Dounias holds a Production and Management Engineering Diploma and a Doctoral Diploma both from the Technical University of Crete, Dept. of Production Engineering & Management. Since 2003 he is with the Department of Financial & Management Engineering, University of the Aegean, Chios, Greece (Full Professor since May 2010). He has served as Head of the Department (2008-2010), Head of the Postgraduate Studies in Financial and Management Engineering (2005-2008) and he is also Director of the Management and Decision Engineering Laboratory (2005-today). His research interests are related to Computational & Nature Inspired Intelligence, Management Engineering, Financial Decision Making, Medical Decision Making and Fault Diagnosis of Complex Dynamic Systems. George Dounias has participated in more than 25 national and international funded research programs in the last 20 years. He has published over 150 research reports and papers in journals, books and conferences, within 1993-2010 and he has served as editorial board member, guest editor or reviewer of 28 refereed international journals and as organizing / program committee in more than 60 international conferences, summer schools and special research events.
    • Ch 16. Hybrid Computational Intelligence and the Basic Concepts and Recent Advances
  • Margaret-Mary Sulentic Dowell
    Louisiana State University, USA
    Margaret-Mary Sulentic Dowell, PhD, is Professor of Literacy and Urban Education in the School of Education, College of Human Sciences and Education at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. Her research agenda includes three strands focused on literacy in urban settings, specifically service-learning as a pathway to preparing pre-service teachers to teach literacy in urban environs, providing access to literature, writing, and the arts, and the complexities of literacy leadership. Prior to joining the LSU faculty in 2006, she was Assistant Professor of Literacy at the University of Southern Mississippi (Hattiesburg). Sulentic Dowell has been nationally recognized for her scholarship and teaching. She was awarded the Outstanding Faculty Contributions to Service-Learning in Higher Education from the Gulf South Summit (2014); she received the LSU Outstanding Faculty Service Learning Award (2013), she was named LSU Flagship Faculty (2012), and was recipient of the (LSU) College of Education’s Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award (2012). In addition she was named recipient of The Kenneth S. Goodman “In Defense of Good Teaching Award” in 2007. The University of Southern Mississippi named her an Academic Service-Learning Faculty Fellow (2001), and she was finalist for the International Reading Association’s Outstanding Dissertation of the Year (2000). Sulentic Dowell was a career educator, spending the majority of her 20 year public school teaching experience in the Waterloo, Iowa Community Schools, but also possessing experience in Minnesota, Mississippi, and most recently, serving public education as Assistant Superintendent of 64 elementary campuses in the East Baton Rouge Parish School System in Louisiana.
    • Ch 202. Toward a Working Definition of Digital Literacy
  • D. John Doyle
    Cleveland Clinic, USA
    Professor of Anesthesiology, Cleveland Clinic
    • Ch 507. Interactivity in Distance Education and Computer-Aided Learning, With Medical Education Examples
  • Alessio Drivet
    GeoGebra Institute of Torino, Italy
    Alessio Drivet. He obtained a degree in social sciences at the University of Trento in 1975. Since 1976 he was teacher of Mathematics, Probability and Statistics at the Commercial Institutes, retired from 2011. He has published books on mathematics and computer science at several publishing houses. He has been engaged in training activities under contract for the University of Turin and Italian Ministry of Education since 1987. It is part of the scientific organizational committee of DI.FI.MA and is a member of the GeoGebra Institute of Turin. Currently he is involved in a work of math's dissemination among secondary school students.
    • Ch 402. Eight Tips for the Theme, “Data and Forecasts”
  • Laura Dryjanska
    Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
    Dr. Dryjanska is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Sapienza University of Rome. With the PhD in Social Representations and Communication (social psychology), she currently works at the Social Representations and Communication Multimedia Lab and Research Center at the Sapienza University of Rome, assisting the co-ordination of 13 early stage researchers (doctoral candidates). Her research interests include social representations, communication, migration, place identity, active aging, marketing, and work ethics.
    • Ch 350. Destination @-Branding of Ten European Capitals Through the Institutional Stems and Commercial Logos
    • Ch 352. Evaluative Dimensions of Urban Tourism in Capital Cities by First-Time Visitors
    • Ch 383. The Impact of the Impact of Meta-Data Mining From the SoReCom “A.S. de Rosa” @-Library
    • Ch 611. Mapping the Dissemination of the Theory of Social Representations via Academic Social Networks
  • Nicola Dunham
    Massey University, New Zealand
    Nicola Dunham is a qualified teacher in post-compulsory education and has just completed her PhD (Education) which focuses on student academic identity. Nicola has been involved in curriculum and academic development within the tertiary sector since 2010.
    • Ch 333. Experiences of Implementing a Large-Scale Blended, Flipped Learning Project
  • Linh Nguyen Khanh Duong
    Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
    Mr Linh Nguyen Khanh Duong has conducted research projects regarding supply chain management. He has worked in Supply Chain Management field since 2007 for dairy and pharmaceutical companies in Vietnam. He also has joined many consultancy projects on distribution management systems, inventory management, and production management. He also has experienced in practical projects in Enterprise Systems such as the planning of implementing SAP and Epicor. Mr Duong can be contacted at Linh.DuongNguyenKhanh@gmail.com.
    • Ch 463. Discrete Event Simulation in Inventory Management
  • Christophe Duret
    Université de Sherbrooke, Canada
    Christophe Duret is a PhD candidate in French studies at the Université de Sherbrooke (Quebec, Canada). His research focuses on online role-playing games, using a sociocritical approach. He is the founder and editor of the Éditions de l’Inframince.
    • Ch 372. The Trajectivity of Virtual Worlds
  • Keith F. Durkin
    Ohio Northern University, USA
    Keith F. Durkin is a Professor of Sociology at Ohio Northern University. He holds a B.A. in Sociology from Marywood University, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Sociology from Virginia Tech. His work has appeared in a variety of journals such as Deviant Behavior, Sociological Spectrum, Federal Probation, Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, Journal of Sexual Aggression, Journal of Applied Psychology in Criminal Justice, and Seminars in Integrative Medicine. He has also contributed to a number of edited volumes including Extreme Deviance, Readings in Deviant Behavior, Theories of Deviance, Deviance and Social Control, Handbook of Death & Dying, and Handbook of Deviant Behavior.
    • Ch 117. Internet-Facilitated Child Sexual Exploitation Crimes
  • Sebnem H. Duzgun
    Middle East Technical University, Turkey
    H. Sebnem Düzgün is professor of Mining Engineering Department at Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara Turkey. Prof. Düzgün is also affiliated to Geodetic and Geographic Information Technologies Program, Centers of Earthquake Engineering (EEC), Modeling and Simulation (MOSIMMER), Image Analysis Centre (OGAM), Institutes of Applied Mathematics and Informatics at METU. She has been performing research on earthquake and landslide hazard and risk assessment as well as integration of spatial and spatio-temporal data analysis, GIS and remote sensing in earthquake and landslide hazard and risk assessment. She is the author of the book entitled remote sensing of the mine environment. She has ten book chapters and more than 180 publications on the related topics.
    • Ch 304. Use of GIS and Remote Sensing for Landslide Susceptibility Mapping
  • Rick Edgeman
    Utah State University, USA
    Rick Edgeman is Shingo Institute Research Director & Professor of Management in the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University. The Shingo Institute is home of the Shingo Prize, a global excellence award widely considered to be the “Nobel Prize for Manufacturing” that has expanded its scope beyond manufacturing. Concurrently he is also Professor of Quality Management in the Quality Sciences Division at Uppsala University (Sweden); Professor of Sustainability & Enterprise Performance in the Business Development & Technology Department at Aarhus University (Denmark); and Visiting EMBA Professor of Lean Six Sigma at the University of Lugano (Switzerland). He is also a Six Sigma Black Belt. Prior posts spanned schools of business, engineering and science and include QUEST Professor & QUEST Honors Program Executive Director in the Robert H. Smith School of Business and A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland; Professor of Computer Information Systems & Director of the Center for Quality & Productivity Improvement (CQPI) at Colorado State University; and Statistical Science Department Professor & Chair and Adjunct Professor of Business & Economics at the University of Idaho. Rick’s expertise resides in Sustainable Enterprise Excellence, Six Sigma Innovation & Design, Quality Management, and Social-Ecological Innovation. He co-chaired the Performance Management Association Global Conference co-hosted by Cambridge University and Aarhus University in June 2014 & chaired the ‘Sustainable Enterprise Excellence, Innovation & Intellectual Capital’ track at the 5th European Conference on Intellectual Capital while also providing the keynote for the May 2015 IBIMA Conference on “Innovation Vision 2020: from Regional Development Sustainability to Global Economic Growth” in Amsterdam, Holland. Keynotes & invited lectures include deliveries at Oxford University, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, National University of Singapore, on behalf of the National Science Foundation, and at the Shingo European Summit. Globally, he is one of only six academics selected for inclusion among 21 Voices of Quality for the 21st Century (American Society for Quality: 2000). Rick’s research spans sustainability, enterprise excellence, quality management, social-ecological innovation & entrepreneurship, six sigma innovation & design, and statistics for quality & reliability engineering – appearing in such journals as Business Strategy & the Environment, Corporate Governance, Communications of the ACM, Total Quality Management & Business Excellence, IEEE Transactions on Reliability, Quality Progress, International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, The TQM Journal, Journal of Management Systems, Leadership and Organizational Development Journal, and The American Statistician. He was Co-editor of Measuring Business Excellence and is Associate Editor of Total Quality Management & Business Excellence. He serves or has served on the Editorial Review Boards of The Six Sigma Forum, Quality Engineering, International Journal of Product Development, International Journal of Manufacturing Technology & Management, International Journal of Business Performance Management, International Journal of Society Systems Science, International Journal of Six Sigma & Competitive Advantage, and the Business & Entrepreneurship Journal.
    • Ch 63. Lean and Six Sigma Innovation and Design
  • John Steven Edwards
    Aston University, UK
    JOHN S. EDWARDS is Emeritus Professor and Professor of Knowledge Management at Aston Business School, Birmingham, U.K. He holds MA and PhD degrees from Cambridge University. His interest has always been in how people can and do (or do not) use models and systems to help them do things. At present his principal research interests include how knowledge affects risk management, investigating knowledge management strategy and its implementation; and the relevance of technology to knowledge management. He has written more than 60 peer-reviewed research papers and three books on these topics. He is consulting editor (and was founding editor) of the journal Knowledge Management Research & Practice.
    • Ch 437. Integrating Knowledge Management and Business Processes
  • Eges Egedigwe
    Dallas County Community College, USA
    Dr. Eges Egedigwe is a Professor of Computer Science at Eastfield College teaching computer science courses. Eges has worked in software development, training, and systems integration for many years, during which time he acquired proficiency in implementing relational databases using client/server relational languages such as Oracle and in systems/software development. He is proficient in a full range of software/programming languages such as Visual C#, C++, Java, Objective C, PHP and Perl. His professional accomplishment include founding of ConeTech System, a systems/software integration company for small to medium sized companies, Professor of computer science for many years for colleges/universities, and board member for six years for Ability Connection of Texas - a Dallas based not-for-profit organization. He graduated with honors with a B.S. degree in Bus/Math, an MBA in Finance/Accounting, M.S. in Computer Science and a Ph.D in Computer Information Systems.
    • Ch 97. Service Quality and Perceived Value of Cloud Computing-Based Service Encounters
  • Marcelo Leandro Eichler
    Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
    Professor at the Chemistry Institute of the UFRGS. PhD in Developmental Psychology.
    • Ch 554. Mobile Game-Based Learning in STEM Subjects
  • Hiroko Endo
    Rissho University, Japan
    Dr. Hiroko Endo (born in Miyagi, Japan) received her Ph.D. in Psychology from University of Tsukuba, Japan, in 2013. In 2013 she was hired as an Assistant Professor by University of Tsukuba. Since 2015, she is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Psychology, Rissho University, Japan. Her research interests include anger management, process of maintaining anger, expressive writing, bullying, and emotion education. She has received several academic awards as first author including the 2012 Doctoral Program in Psychology Award (University of Tsukuba, 2013) and the 2012 Comprehensive Human Sciences Award (University of Tsukuba, 2013). In addition, she won awards including the JPA 2015 Excellent Presentation Award (The Japanese Psychological Association, 2016) as a co-author.
    • Ch 691. Anger and Internet in Japan
  • Marius Erdt
    Fraunhofer IDM@NTU, Singapore
    Dr. Marius Erdt is Deputy Director of Fraunhofer IDM@NTU and heads the Visual and Medical Computing Lab. He holds both a German Diplom and PhD in Computer Science, whereas his focus was on Computer Graphics and Medical Image Processing. Since 2007, he is conducting research at Fraunhofer. His research interests are in Medical and Visual Computing, particularly in image processing and visualisation, computer aided diagnosis, computer graphics, and augmented reality. He is co-organiser and co-chair of the international clinical image-based procedures workshop and member of various program committees of international conferences. He has been invited as a speaker to many scientific events and has published over 40 peer reviewed research articles. As a supervisor of PhD, MSc and BSc students, he has ongoing collaborations with various universities and research institutions. He has worked in and led several international projects in the field of Visual and Medical Computing.
    • Ch 34. How Visualisation and Interaction Can Optimize the Cognitive Processes Towards Big Data
  • Arzu Erener
    Kocaeli University, Turkey
    Dr. Erener is a Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System specialist with the research interests in risk management, building detection and spatial statistics. She obtained a B.S. in Geomatics Engineering from Istanbul Technical University in 1999, M.S. in Geomatics Engineering from Black sea Technical University in 2002 and Ph.D. in Geodesy and Geographical Information Technologies from Middle East Technical University in 2009. She is currently working at Kocaeli University as a Assoc. Prof. Dr..
    • Ch 304. Use of GIS and Remote Sensing for Landslide Susceptibility Mapping
    • Ch 681. Determination of Urban Growth by the Night-Time Images
  • G. Scott Erickson
    Ithaca College, USA
    Scott is Professor of Marketing in the School of Business at Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY. He holds a PhD from Lehigh University, Masters degrees from Thunderbird and SMU, and a BA from Haverford College. He has published widely in the areas of knowledge management, competitive intelligence, and big data/business analytics. He will be conducting research on knowledge exchange related to sustainability in Akureyri, Iceland in 2016/2017 as a Fulbright--National Science Foundation Arctic Scholar.
    • Ch 81. Big Data, Knowledge, and Business Intelligence
  • Mehmet Eymen Eryılmaz
    Uludağ University, Turkey
    Mehmet Eryilmaz is an associate professor who is working as part of the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences of Uludag University in Bursa/Turkey. At the same time, he served as a vice dean for his faculty. He holds a Ph.D. degree from Uludag University. His research has previously appeared in journals such as the Journal of Management Research (Yönetim Arastirmalari Dergisi), The Management Research Review, The Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, Metu Studies in Development, and The Occasional Series in Criminal Justice and International Studies. His current research is focused on the fields of organization theory, strategic management and research methodology.
    • Ch 262. Entrepreneurship
  • Akbar Esfahanipour
    Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran
    Akbar Esfahanipour received his B.Sc in industrial engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran in 1995. His M.Sc and PhD degrees are in industrial engineering from Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran in 1998 and 2004, respectively. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Industrial Engineering Department, Amirkabir University of Technology. Prior to joining Amirkabir University, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada. He has worked as a senior consultant for over 10 years in his specialized field of expertise in various industries. His research interests are in the areas of intelligent systems in business applications, forecasting in financial markets, application of soft computing methods in financial decision making, and analysis of financial risks. Dr. Esfahanipour has published his research articles on financial decision making in journals such as European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of Management Information Systems, Expert Systems with Applications, Knowledge-Based Systems, Applied Soft Computing, Neural Computing and applications, and Resources Policy.
    • Ch 397. Cognitive Mapping in Support of Intelligent Information Systems
  • Juan Carlos Moctezuma Esparza
    Universidad Politécnica Metropolitana de Hidalgo, Mexico
    Mexican.
    • Ch 110. 3D Scanning and Simulation of a Hybrid Refrigerator Using Photovoltaic Energy
  • Deborah D. Espy
    Deborah D. Espy
    Cleveland State University, USA
    • Ch 517. A Validation Study of Rehabilitation Exercise Monitoring Using Kinect
  • Jean C. Essila
    Northern Michigan University, USA
    Dr. Jean C. Essila currently teaches operations management and management science (OMMS) at Northern Michigan University (NMU). Prior to joining NMU, Dr. Essila taught OMMS at Grand Valley State University for four years. Since 2015 he serves Southern New Hampshire University by teaching online MBA courses in OMMS. Dr. Essila has also held top management positions in the oil and gas, carpet, transportation, and automotive industries, at corporations including ExxonMobil, Perenco, International Business Corporation, PWV Inc., and Johnson Controls North America. He was the recipient of the 2004 ExxonMobil Merit Award “in Recognition of His Outstanding Contribution to the Vision and Values of the ExxonMobil Organization.” Dr. Essila received his doctorate degree in business administration from California Intercontinental University (Irvine, CA) and is now pursuing a Doctor of Engineering degree at George Washington University (Washington, D.C.). He is the author of a textbook, Understanding Logistics published in 2007.
    • Ch 464. E-Business Supply Chains Drivers, Metrics, and ERP Integration
  • Nikleia Eteokleous
    Frederick University Cyprus, Cyprus
    Nikleia Eteokleous holds a PhD in Educational Administration with emphasis in Educational Technology (confirmed 2004), M. Ed in Instructional Systems (2003), and M. Ed in Educational Administration (2002) from the Pennsylvania State University and BA in Public and Business Administration (Specialization: Finance) (2001) from the University of Cyprus. She works as an Assistant Professor in Educational Technology at the Department of Educational Sciences, at Frederick University. She is also the coordinator of the M.Ed in Curriculum Development and Instruction (Distance learning and Conventional) and she holds the position of Planning and Timetable Coordinator for the Department of Educational Sciences. Additionally, she is a member of Frederick’s University Distance Learning Committee being responsible for policy development, strategic planning, and professional development training. Her research interests focus on technology integration in the educational practice, such as computer applications, Internet tools (Web 2.0 tools, educational networking), educational software and mobile devices; teacher education and technology, designing learning environments enhanced with technology and online learning environments. She is also involved in research activities related to open and online distance learning, and the integration of robotics in the educational practice. She is the co-founder of Frederick’ University Robotics Academy (https://www.facebook.com/AkadimiaRompotikis/), a research and educational unit that promotes and conduct research in the area of robotics education. Additionally, the Robotics Academy developed an innovative educational robotics curriculum where numerous robotics packages, visual programming environments, hands-on, web-based and unplugged activities are employed. She has published articles in established and well-known international scientific journals, book chapters as well as conference proceedings. She has presented various scientific papers in international and national conferences. In addition, her academic activities include participation in numerous research projects having different roles and responsibilities. Finally, she is an elected member of Frederick’s University Senate, and an elected member of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Scientific Association for the Integration of Computer Technology in Education Council and registered member of several scientific organizations such as AERA (American Educational Research Association), AACE (Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education).
    • Ch 217. Employing Educational Robotics for the Development of Problem-Based Learning Skills
    • Ch 594. Robotics and Programming Integration as Cognitive-Learning Tools
  • Luís Eustáquio
    Universidade do Porto, Portugal
    Luís Eustáquio is a designer and researcher, born in 1974 in Oporto, Portugal, where he lives and works. Currently working with digital interfaces and application development, his research and practice is oriented towards the integration of open and experimental hardware in experiences which are typically limited to digital media screens. Deconstructing digital technology is seen as a natural consequence of a number of works undertaken over recent years, ranging from live video performance to installation and sound works for virtual environments.
    • Ch 359. Creative Collaborative Virtual Environments
  • Fadzlina Mohd Fadzil
    Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
    Fadzlina Mohd Fadzil is a Ph.D. student with particular interests in automotive supply chain and green supply chain management. She holds a master’s degree in sustainable development from Universiti Sains Malaysia and a B.A. in business administration from Open University Malaysia.
    • Ch 467. Exploring Drivers of Closed Loop Supply Chain in Malaysian Automotive Industry
  • Patrick J. Fahy
    Athabasca University, Canada
    Professor and Coordinator, Doctoral Program, Athabasca University
    • Ch 507. Interactivity in Distance Education and Computer-Aided Learning, With Medical Education Examples
  • Shamal Faily
    Bournemouth University, UK
    Shamal Faily is a Senior Lecturer in Systems Security Engineering at Bournemouth University (BU). His research explores how both security and usability can be designed into software systems. In doing so, Dr Faily's work not only provides assurance that security is incorporated into the design of software, but that the software will continue to be secure when used in different physical, social, and cultural contexts of use. Before joining BU, Dr Faily was a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Oxford, where he completed his DPhil in Computer Science in 2011.
    • Ch 433. Usable Security
  • Sonda Bouattour Fakhfakh
    University of Tunis El-Manar, Tunisia
    Sonda Bouattour Fakhfakh: Ph.D and Information systems assistant at the University of Tunis El Manar (FSEGT). Her research focuses on the ICT use in the Arab culture, the IT outsourcing with a particular interest in how socio-psychological factors may influence the human behavior when using ICT.
    • Ch 625. Why It Is Difficult to Disengage From Facebook
  • Qiuyan Fan
    Western Sydney University, Australia
    Dr. Qiuyan Fan is a researcher at Western Sydney University, Australia. Dr Fan has a particular research interest in the issues surrounding e-government, e-commerce, digital business and digital innovation. Over the last few years she has published a number of referred Journal articles, book chapter and refereed conference papers in the areas above. Her doctorate research looked at how Australian government policies influence Internet access. She has been supervising and co-supervising honours and PhD students.
    • Ch 313. A Model for Connected E-Government in the Digital Age
  • Terrill Fancott
    Concordia University, Canada
    Dr. Terrill Fancott is a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering of Concordia University, Montreal. Educated in Electrical Engineering at McGill University in Montreal, he studied in Paris for his Master’s degree at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de l’Aéronautique and for his Doctorate of Science from the Faculty of Science at Paris VI. His early career in industry involved electronics and logic design with applications to communication systems and advanced scientific satellite experiments. He joined Concordia as a faculty member specializing in Computer Architecture and Digital Design. He soon migrated to software and hardware design, Software Engineering and the Software Process. His research interests include Software Process, Embedded Systems and Biomedical Engineering. His recent work is centered on aspects of the Software Process, in particular requirements modeling and its traceability across the development phases of the process. His research has been financed by NSERC, FCAC, and Health and Welfare Canada.
    • Ch 659. A Tale of Two Agile Requirements Engineering Practices
  • Edna Ho Chu Fang
    University of Malaya, Malaysia
    Edna Fang is a Masters student at Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya
    • Ch 380. The Trends and Challenges of 3D Printing
  • Hasan Farahneh
    Hasan Farahneh
    Ryerson University, Canada
    • Ch 578. Visible Light Communication Numerous Applications
  • Manuela Farinosi
    University of Udine, Italy
    Manuela Farinosi is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Udine (Italy). She received the PhD in Multimedia Communication from the same university in 2010. Her main research interests are focused on social and cultural aspects of digital technologies, with particular attention to social media and their impact on public and private spheres. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as ‘Global Media and Communication’, ‘The Journal of Community Informatics’ and ‘Telematics and Informatics’, as well as in several edited books.
    • Ch 179. Twitter Data Mining for Situational Awareness
  • Lesley S. J. Farmer
    California State University – Long Beach, USA
    Dr. Lesley Farmer, Professor at California State University Long Beach, coordinates the Librarianship program. She earned her M.S. in Library Science at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, and received her doctorate in Adult Education from Temple University. Dr. Farmer has worked as a teacher-librarian in K-12 school settings as well as in public, special and academic libraries. She chairs the IFLA’s School Libraries Section, and CSLA’s curriculum and research committees. A frequent presenter and writer for the profession, she won American Library Association’s 2011 Phi Beta Mu Award for library education and the 2016 International Association of School Librarianship Commendation Award. Dr. Farmer’s research interests include digital citizenship, information literacy, collaboration, assessment and data analysis; she is also a Fulbright scholar. Her most recent books are Library Improvement through Data Analytics (ALA, 2016) and Information and Digital Literacies: A Curricular Guide for Middle and High School Librarians (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015).
    • Ch 216. Educational Technology and Intellectual Property
  • Liliana Maria Favre
    Universidad Nacional Del Centro De La Provincia De Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Liliana Favre is a full professor of Computer Science at Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires in Argentina. She is also a researcher of CIC (Comisión de Investigaciones Científicas de la Provincia de Buenos Aires). Her current research interests are focused on model driven development, model driven architecture and formal approaches, mainly on the integration of algebraic techniques with MDA-based processes. She has been involved in several national research projects about formal methods and software engineering methodologies. Currently she is research leader of the Software Technology Group at Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires. She has published several book chapters, journal articles and conference papers. She has acted as editor of the book UML and the Unified Process. She is the author of the book Model Driven Architecture for Reverse Engineering Technologies: Strategic Directions and System Evolution. Contact:lfavre@exa.unicen.edu.ar
    • Ch 648. Model-Driven Software Modernization
  • Hamed Fazlollahtabar
    Sharif University of Technology, Iran & National Elites Foundation, Iran
    Hamed Fazlollahtabar has been graduated in BSc and MSc of Industrial Engineering at Mazandaran University of Science and Technology, Babol, Iran at 2008 and 2010, respectively. He received PhD of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran at 2015. Currently, he has position as Postdoctoral research fellowship at Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in the area of Reliability Engineering for Complex Systems. He is in the editorial board several journals and technical committee of conferences. His research interests are mathematical modeling, optimisation in knowledge-based systems, supply chain planning, robot path planning, reliability engineering and manufacturing systems. He has published over 200 research papers in international book chapters, journals and conferences. Also he published 5 books which three of them are internationally distributed to the academicians.
    • Ch 591. Binary Decision Diagram Reliability for Multiple Robot Complex System
  • Haoxian Feng
    University of Ottawa, Canada
    Haoxian Feng received the B.E. degree in electronics and information engineering from the College of Engineering, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou, China, in 2015. He is currently pursuing the M.Sc. degree in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Ottawa. His general research interests include machine learning, data mining and recommender systems.
    • Ch 153. Context-Aware Approach for Restaurant Recommender Systems
  • Antonio Feraco
    Fraunhofer IDM@NTU, Singapore
    Dr. Ing. Antonio Feraco is the Head of Business Development at the Fraunhofer IDM@NTU project centre in Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He has a PhD in Artificial Intelligence and Psychology of Programming with major in business models for Interactive Digital Media and a Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering. He managed various international projects, some of them related to Industry 4.0, Sustainability, Energy Efficiency and Embedded Systems in robotics. During his PhD he worked for the CAMTech, Centre for Advanced Media Technology, in the School of Computer Science of the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) of Singaporefor as a project officer developing business plans and project proposals. His expertise includes technical systems analysis, technology transfer strategies implementation and scientific communication. He delivers for Industry and Academia in Innovation Processes Management and Technology Transfer as well as Marketing Strategies and Research Methodologies. He published a book entitled: ‘An essay approach to marketing research’, Access Press, 2011, and several scientific papers in the field of ICT, consumer and corporate behaviours.
    • Ch 34. How Visualisation and Interaction Can Optimize the Cognitive Processes Towards Big Data
  • Xavier Fernando
    Ryerson University, Canada
    Xavier N. Fernando (http://www.ee.ryerson.ca/~fernando) Xavier Fernando is a Professor and Director of Ryerson Communications Lab. He was an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer and delivered over 40 invited lectures worldwide. He has (co-)authored over 150 research articles and holds three patents (one pending). He has monographed a widely selling book on Radio over Fiber systems, which is translated to Chinese. He is also a co-author of IEEE COMSOC WEBOK. He was a member in the IEEE COMSOC Education Board Working Group on Wireless Communications, 2010-2012. He was a member of Ryerson Board of Governors during 2010-2011. He is a program evaluator for ABET and has visited American Universities for accreditation. He was a finalist for the Top 25 Immigrant Award of Canada in 2012. He is the General Chair of IEEE International Humanitarian Technology Conference, 2017. He was the General Chair for IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE) 2014 and General Chair of IEEE Toronto International Conference – Science and Technology for Humanity (TIC-STH) 2009. He was the Chair of IEEE Toronto Section and Member of IEEE Canada Board during 2012-13. His lab is well funded. He has received over $650,000 in research grants received just in 2013-2015 from industry and government (including two CRD grants and on MITACS cluster grant). He and his students have won several awards and prizes including; the First prize at the Humanitarian Initiatives Workshop of CCECE 2014; Second Prize at the 2014 IHTC Conference in Montreal; Best Paper Award at the International Conference of Smart Grid Engineering (SEGE 2014), UOIT, Canada, 2014; IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Prize in 2010, Sarnoff Symposium prize in 2009, Opto-Canada best poster prize in 2003 and CCECE best paper prize in 2001. Xavier Fernando earned his PhD from the University of Calgary, Alberta in 2001 in affiliation with TRLabs. His PhD work won the best Canadian paper award and a US patent. He joined Ryerson University in 2001, received early tenure and established Ryerson Communications Lab.
    • Ch 578. Visible Light Communication Numerous Applications
  • Yudi Fernando
    Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia
    Yudi Fernando is a Senior Lecturer in Operations Management at the Graduate School of Business, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). He worked for several years in the electronics industry. He is an award-winning scholarly research competition as the best PhD research in applied art at USM in 2010. His current research interests are green operation management, service management, logistics, and sustainable issues in supply chain management. He is a council member of The Society of Logisticians, Malaysia/Pertubuhan Pakar Logistik Malaysia (LogM). Internationally, he had appointed as the editorial board in some of refereed/ impact factor journals. Dr. Yudi also serves a technical committee in international conferences and invited speaker in various universities. He has enjoyed his daily work as an operation management scholar, while actively teaching and publishing in the related field.
    • Ch 244. Improving Competencies for the Courier Service Industry in Malaysia
    • Ch 460. Concept and Practices of Cyber Supply Chain in Manufacturing Context
    • Ch 462. Developing Global Supply Chain Manager for Business Expansion
    • Ch 465. Ecological Performance as a New Metric to Measure Green Supply Chain Practices
    • Ch 467. Exploring Drivers of Closed Loop Supply Chain in Malaysian Automotive Industry
    • Ch 471. Lean Logistics of the Transportation of Fresh Fruit Bunches (FFB) in the Palm Oil Industry
    • Ch 473. Measuring Low Carbon Supply Chain
    • Ch 474. Missing Part of Halal Supply Chain Management
    • Ch 475. Notions of Maritime Green Supply Chain Management
    • Ch 480. Reflections of the 1Malaysia Supply Chain (1MSC)
    • Ch 482. A Review of Supply Chain Risk Management in Agribusiness Industry
  • Alberto Ferrari
    University of Parma, Italy
    Alberto Ferrari holds a master's degree in Computer Science from the University of Pisa, obtained in 1981. He is currently a professor in Computer Science in a high school institute and Ph.D. student in Information Technologies at University of Parma. His current research activity is focused on computational thinking with attention to development environments for educational purpose.
    • Ch 208. Computational Thinking in Innovative Computational Environments and Coding
  • Gemma García Ferrer
    Rey Juan Carlos University, Spain
    Gemma García Ferrer, Ph.D. has her doctorate in Business Sciences from UAM (Spain) and Master in Health and Social Methodology of Behavioural Science (UAM, UCM, and UNED, Spain). Gemma García Ferrer also has a Bachelor degree in Business from UAM. Dr. García Ferrer has been dedicated to decency and researching for over the last 18 years (it includes work in Business Environment and Psychology). Currently, Dr. García Ferrer is Professor of Market Research from URJC (Spain). Author of a book about Commercial Research (Last 2012, was republished its third revised and updated edition in Spain, and in 2013 was co-edited in Latin-America). García-Ferrer’s studies in the field of commercial research, retail and consumer psychology have been shown in renowned National and International congress, and published in Scientific Journals as well.
    • Ch 501. A Neuroaesthetic Approach to the Search of Beauty From the Consumer's Perspective
  • Renato Ferrero
    Politecnico di Torino, Italy
    Renato Ferrero received the M.S. degree in computer engineering in 2004 and the Ph.D. degree in computer engineering in 2012, both from Politecnico di Torino, Italy. He is currently a research fellow at the Dipartimento di Automatica e Informatica of Politecnico di Torino. His research interests include ubiquitous computing, wireless sensor networks and RFID systems.
    • Ch 346. Cost Evaluation of Synchronization Algorithms for Multicore Architectures
  • Boutheina A. Fessi
    University of Carthage, Tunisia
    Dr. Boutheina A. Fessi received his PhD in Computing Applied to the Management from Higher Institute of Management (ISG) in 2012. She is a member of the Communication Networks and Security (CN&S) research Laboratory (University of Carthage, Tunisia), where she is conducting research activities in the area of intrusion detection, strategic intelligence and digital security, big data and security project management. From September 2013, she has worked as an assistant professor teacher in Computing Applied to the Management in the Faculty of Economic Sciences and Management of Nabeul (FSEGN), Tunisia.
    • Ch 420. Cost Estimation and Security Investment of Security Projects
  • Candace Figg
    Brock University, Canada
    Candace Figg is currently Chair of the Department of Teacher Education at Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, where she is an associate professor specializing in instructional design and technology. Her research interests include the development of Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) in teacher candidates, the impact of tech leadership upon technology use in classrooms, the influence of mobile and emerging technologies on 21st century teaching and learning, and the use of social network media and gamification to impact professional learning.
    • Ch 282. Application of Gamification to Blended Learning in Higher Education
  • Paola Figuerola
    Cinvestav-IPN, Mexico
    Paola Figuerola completed her PhD in Technology and Science Development for Society at the Centre for Research and Advanced Studies, Cinvestav-IPN. Her research area involves analysing ways in which medical doctors develop cognitive schemata to transform technological artefacts in problem solving tools.
    • Ch 329. Technology Design and Routes for Tool Appropriation in Medical Practices
  • Jacob Filtenborg
    Aarhus University, Denmark
    Jacob Filtenborg is MSc in Technology-based Business Development. Jacob's key interests are IT management, IT-based business models, IT innovation. Jacob has worked with various organisations for e-business development, massive cloud services, and IT service providers efficiency improvement.
    • Ch 255. IT Service Management Architectures
  • Emanuele Fino
    Psychologist, Psychometrician, Italy
    Emanuele Fino is a PhD holder of the European/International Joint PhD in Social Representations & Communication, Sapienza University of Rome.
    • Ch 608. From the Psychoanalyst's Couch to Social Networks
  • Mohamed Fazil Mohamed Firdhous
    University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
    Mohamed Fazil Mohamed Firdhous is a Senior Lecturer and the Director of Postgraduate Studies at the Faculty of Information Technology, University of Moratwua, Sri Lanka. He is engaged in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching along with cutting edge research in the areas of trust and trust management for cloud computing, Internet of Things, mobile adhoc networks, vehicular networks, computer security and rural ICT development. He has teaching, research and industry experience in many countries including Sri Lanka, Singapore, United States of America and Malaysia. In addition to his teaching and research activities at the University, he is a highly sought after ICT consultant to the government and private institutions in Sri Lanka.
    • Ch 101. Virtualization as the Enabling Technology of Cloud Computing
    • Ch 569. Information-Centric Networking
  • Joel Fisher
    Department of State, United States Government, USA
    Joel Fisher, PhD holds BChE degree from Cooper Union, MS degree from Vanderbilt University, and PhD degree from University of Pennsylvania. He had military service as a chemical ordnance specialist at a NATO research facility under the science direction of Nobel Laureate Ilya Prigogine. He later worked for US Department of Interior and then the US Environmental Protection Agency where was a senior administrative research scientist. He transferred to the US Department of State and had a diplomatic assignment as the senior science advisor to international treaty commissions concerned with air and water pollution and related public health issues, as well as advising on the work in various countries to study archeological sites and artifacts. He is in retirement in Arizona where he does private research on topics of personal interest.
    • Ch 88. Sociological Perspectives on Improving Medical Diagnosis Emphasizing CAD
  • Robert Leslie Fisher
    Independent Researcher, USA
    Robert Leslie Fisher was educated in New York City where he attended Stuyvesant High School, a special school for science-oriented students, and City College of New York from which he graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Sociology and the Ward Medal in Sociology. He also attended Columbia University where he received the M. Phil.in sociology and has a certificate in Evaluation Studies from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Mr. Fisher had a varied career in New York State government as a criminal justice planner, research contracts officer, and program evaluator. He is now an author and director of a nonprofit management consulting organization in the Capital District of New York. Fisher is the author of four previous nonfiction books about the gender gap in science-- the latest being Invisible Student Scientists (2013), as well as two chapters coauthored with Joel L. Fisher. in the Encyclopedia of Business Analytics and Optimization (2014) ed. by J. Wang and published by IGI Global.
    • Ch 358. Computer-Assisted Indian Matrimonial Services
  • Iztok Fister
    University of Maribor, Slovenia
    Iztok Fister graduated in computer science from the University of Ljubljana in 1983. In 2007, he received his Ph.D. degree from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Maribor. Since 2010, he has worked as a Teaching Assistant in the Computer Architecture and Languages Laboratory at the same faculty. His research interests include computer architectures, programming languages, operational researches, artificial intelligence, and evolutionary algorithms. He is a member of IEEE.
    • Ch 639. Mining Sport Activities
  • Iztok Fister Jr.
    University of Maribor, Slovenia
    Iztok Fister Jr. received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. from Computer Science in 2011 and 2013, respectively. Currently, he is working towards his Ph.D degree. His research activities encompasses swarm intelligence, pervasive computing and programming languages.
    • Ch 639. Mining Sport Activities
  • Margaret Fitch-Hauser
    Auburn University, USA
    Margaret Fitch-Hauser is Associate Professor Emeritus of Public Relations at Auburn University. She has been involved in listening research and consulting for over 35 years. She is a life member of the International Listening Association and former editor of the International Journal of Listening. Primary areas of research include listening fidelity, the effect of schemata on listening processes, and the effect of information distortion on recall. She is a co-author of the listening text, Listening: Processes, Functions, and Competency.
    • Ch 605. Communication Privacy Management and Mediated Communication
  • Patrick Flanagan
    St. John's University, USA
    Patrick Flanagan is Assistant Professor in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at St. John’s University, New York. His main research interest lies in the intersection of information technology ethics and Catholic moral theology. He co-authored Good Business: Catholic Social Teaching at Work in the Marketplace (Anselm Academic, 2014) which applies the themes of Roman Catholic Social Teaching to the corporate world. He has published in the Journal of Moral Theology, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Religious and Theological Information, and Chicago Studies. In addition to serving as an editor for the Journal of Religion and Business Ethics, he serves as lead editor for a special annual edition of the Journal of Business Ethics in conjunction with the International Vincentian Conference Promoting Business Ethics. An active member of academic organizations, Flanagan has presented at annual meetings of the Catholic Theological Society of America, the Society of Christian Ethics (where he serves as Treasurer), and the aforementioned IVCPBE. Presently, he is working on a book project on virtuous navigation of the Web vis-à-vis the seven deadly sins.
    • Ch 401. Digital Divide
  • Sara M. Flanagan
    University of Kentucky, USA
    Sara Flanagan is an assistant professor at the University of Kentucky in special education. Her research focuses on using educational technology and graphic organizers to support written expression in students with and without disabilities.
    • Ch 24. Apps as Assistive Technology
  • Alexander G. Flor
    University of the Philippines, Philippines
    Dr. Alexander G. Flor is currently Dean, UP Scientist and Full Professor of the University of the Philippines Faculty of Information and Communication Studies (Open University). He currently holds the One UP Professorial Chair in Knowledge Management (KM4D) for teaching and research. He served as Chair of the CHED Technical Committee on Alternative Learning Systems, (2010-2013), Member of the CHED Technical Panel for Teacher Education (2010-2013), Vice Chancellor for R&D of the UP Open University (2002-04) and the first Program Manager of the SEAMEO-SEARCA Knowledge Management Program (1998-2002). He has served as technical adviser in sixteen countries under official development assistance contracts.
    • Ch 440. Knowledge Management for Development (KM4D)
  • Emmanuel Fokides
    University of the Aegean, Greece
    Dr. Emmanuel Fokides is a lecturer in the Department of Primary School Education, University of the Aegean, Greece. His courses focus on the educational uses of Virtual Reality, digital storytelling, Augmented Reality, and Serious Games. Since 1994, he is involved in a number of research projects regarding distance and lifelong learning and the educational uses of Virtual and Augmented Reality. His work is published in several conference proceedings, international volumes, and journals.
    • Ch 228. Three Cases of Unconventional Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling
  • Gian Luca Foresti
    Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Udine, Italy
    Gian Luca Foresti is Full Professor of Computer Science at the University of Udine and Director of the Dept. of Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics. Since 2006, he is visiting professor in Artificial Vision at University of Klagenfurt. From 2000 to 2009, he was the appointed Italian member of the NATO RTO Information System Technology Panel. He was Finance Chair of the 11th IEEE Conference on Image Processing (ICIP05), General Chair of the 16th Int. Conf. on Image Analysis and Processing (ICIAP11) and of the 8th IEEE Conf. on Advanced Video and Signal Based Surveillance (AVSS11). His main interests involve Computer Vision and Image Processing, Multisensor Data and Information Fusion, Pattern Recognition and Neural Networks. Prof. Foresti is author of more than 300 papers published in International Journals and International Conferences and he has been co-editor of several books in the field of Multimedia and Video surveillance. He has been Guest Editor of a Special Issue of the Proceedings of the IEEE on “Video Communications, Processing and Understanding for Third Generation Surveillance Systems”. In 2002, he has been awarded of best IEEE Vehicular Electronics paper, in 2010 of the Best paper Award at the International Conference on Distributed Smart Cameras (ICDSC 2010) and in 2016 of the Best Industry Related Paper Award (BIRPA) at the International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR16). Prof. Foresti is Fellow member of IAPR and Senior member of IEEE.
    • Ch 179. Twitter Data Mining for Situational Awareness
    • Ch 538. Mobile Applications for Automatic Object Recognition
  • John Forge
    Independent Researcher, Australia
    John Forge is a philosopher who works in History and Philosophy of Science. His present research is about the ethics of science
    • Ch 279. Science, Ethics, and Weapons Research
  • Edward Forrest
    University of Alaska Anchorage, USA
    Dr, Ed Forrest is Professor of Marketing and Chair of the Department of Business Administration in the College of Business & Public Policy at the University of Alaska - Anchorage. Dr. Forrest graduated from the University of Wisconsin, taught at Florida State University and Griffith University: Queensland, Australia:- where he was Head of School- Marketing (1997-2000). While at Griffith , he developed Australia's first undergraduate and graduate courses in Internet Marketing. He has edited & authored the books - Interactive Marketing-The Future Present; CyberMarketing-Your On-line Consultants; Internet Marketing Intelligence: Research Tools, Techniques & Resources; and The New York Times-Guide to Marketing; Internet Marketing Intelligence: Resources & Techniques.” His most recent research articles include 2014/ Forrest, E. & Hoanca, B., "Artificial Intelligence: Marketing's Game Changer," In- Handbook of Research on Innovations in Marketing Information Systems, Tsiakis, Theodosios, (Publisher- IGI Global , forthcoming); "Additive Digital Manufacturing: A Paradigm Shift in the Production Process and Its Socio-economic Impacts ," Forrest E. & Cao Y.,Engineering Management Research, Vol. 2, No. 2, November, 2013. And-2012/ Mobile Rising: Mobile Marketing & The Imminent Predominance of the Smartphone , Alpana M. Desai & Edward Forrest, E-Marketing in Developed and Developing Countries: Emerging Practices- edited by Hatem El-Gohary, (Publisher: IGI Global, April, 2013).
    • Ch 499. The Impact of Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Personal Assistants on Marketing
  • Angela Fowler
    Erikson Institute, USA
    Angela has worked in the field of Early Childhood Education for more than twenty years. She is engaged in many early childhood projects worldwide and supports many different progressive educational initiatives that include the Reggio Approach, STEAM education, design thinking, technology integration for the early years and undergraduate teaching in preservice teacher preparation programs.
    • Ch 663. Constructing Preservice Teachers' Knowledge of Technology Integration
  • William P. Fox
    Naval Postgraduate School, USA
    Dr. William P. Fox is a professor in the Department of Defense Analysis at the Naval Postgraduate School and currently teaches a three course sequence in mathematical modeling for decision making. He received his BS degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, his MS in operations research at the Naval Postgraduate School, and his Ph.D. at Clemson University. He has taught at the United States Military Academy and at Francis Marion University where he was the chair of mathematics for eight years. He has many publications and scholarly activities including sixteen books, twenty-one chapters of books & technical reports, one hundred and fifty journal articles, and about one hundred and fifty conference presentations, and workshops. He has directed several international mathematical modeling contests through COMAP: the HiMCM and the MCM. His interests include applied mathematics, optimization (linear and nonlinear), mathematical modeling, statistical models, model for decision making in business, industry, medical and government, and computer simulations. He is president-emeritus of the NPS faculty council. He is currently the current Past- President of the Military Application Society of INFORMS.
    • Ch 399. Constrained Nonlinear Optimization in Information Science
  • Antonios Fragkogios
    University of Thessaly, Greece
    Mr. Antonios Fragkogios graduated from the Engineering Department of the Hellenic Air Force Academy in 2011 with the specialty of Aircraft Engineer. In 2012, he was placed at 111 Combat Wing in Almyros, where he served as a Flight Line Officer in a Fighter Squadron. In 2013 he was moved to Quality Control Office of Intermediate Level Maintenance and in 2014 he was appointed as chief of the Phased Inspection Workshop. Since 2015 he serves as chief of the Maintenance Control Office of the Intermediate Level Maintenance. He has been trained in Aircraft Structural Integrity Programs, 3D Designing and Computational Fluid Dynamics and has significant experience in Project Management. Also, he has been trained as a CREW CHIEF – APG (Aircraft Powerplant General) inspector and as a STRUCTURE inspector at F-16C/D Block 30/50 aircrafts. In 2014, he received his Master’s degree in Production Management and Industrial Administration from the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Thessaly. Nowadays he is a PhD candidate of the same department studying Operations Research and specializing in decomposition methods for problems of Mathematical Programming.
    • Ch 470. Latest Advances on Benders Decomposition
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Northumbria University, UK
    A Business with Economics Graduate of Northumbria University currently working as a Software Seller at IBM
    • Ch 139. Implementing a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) System
  • Viktor Freiman
    Université de Moncton, Canada
    Viktor Freiman, full professor at the Faculty of Educational Sciences, Université de Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, Ph. D. in computer science teaching. His research is focused on innovations in mathematics education, use of digital technology, problem solving, giftedness and creativity, from inter- and trans-disciplinary perspective. Since 2003 he has been running several online projects on mathematical problem solving. He has several articles and book chapters published on this topic. His recent partnership development project, funded by the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, looks into the development of digital competencies as a lifelong continuum. He is a co-editor for the book Series Mathematics Education in the Digital Era by Springer, since 2014.
    • Ch 201. The Roles of Digital Literacy in Social Life of Youth
    • Ch 630. New Faces of Digital Divide and How to Bridge It
  • Alexander Yakovlevich Fridman
    Institute for Informatics and Mathematical Modelling, Kola Science Centre of RAS, Russia
    Alexander Fridman graduated from Leningrad Electro-technical Institute in 1975 and worked in Baku (Azerbaijan) for Russian Ship-building Ministry until 1989, when he moved to Apatity (Murmansk region, Russia) and began working for Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS). He got his PhD in 1976, Doctor of Science (Technical) degree in 2001 and Professor degree in 2008. At present he is a Leading Scientific Researcher in the Institute for Informatics and Mathematical Modelling (IIMM) of the Kola Science Centre of RAS and a Professor of Information Systems Chair in Kola Branch of Petrozavodsk State University. He has 270 scientific publications including 5 monographs, 24 tutorials and 16 certificates for inventions. His main scientific interests are in logical intelligence systems and modelling of hierarchical systems.
    • Ch 173. N-Tuple Algebra as a Unifying System to Process Data and Knowledge
  • Antonia Frydman
    The University of Texas at Austin, USA
    Antonia Frydman recently received a Master's of Science in Information Science degree from the University of Texas at Austin. During her studies she specialized in library services for underserved populations.
    • Ch 579. Community Outreach
  • Matthias Fuchs
    Mid-Sweden University, Sweden
    Matthias Fuchs, Ph.D. is Professor of Tourism Management and Economics at the European Tourism Research Institute (ETOUR), Mid-Sweden University, Östersund, Sweden. Prior to this he was the director of the e-Tourism Competence Centre Austria. His research areas include Electronic Tourism (i.e. mobile services, e-business readiness, online auctions, business intelligence and data mining in tourism and destinations), destination management and branding and tourism impact analysis. Matthias serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Travel Research, Annals of Tourism Research, and Tourism Analysis. He is Associate Editor of the Journal of Information Technology & Tourism. Matthias is Education Director of IFITT (International Federation for Information Technology and Travel & Tourism) and has been Research Track Chair of the ENTER Conference 2012. Website: https://www.miun.se/en/personnel/MatthiasFuchs/
    • Ch 31. Big Data Analytics for Tourism Destinations
  • Kei Fuji
    University of Tsukuba, Japan
    Dr. Kei Fuji (born in Ishikawa, Japan) received his Ph.D. in Psychology from University of Tsukuba, Japan, in 2010. He has been a Research Fellowship of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Japan, in 2006-2008. Since 2010, he was hired as an Assistant Professor at University of Tsukuba. Since 2015, he is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Human Sciences, Division of Psychology, University of Tsukuba. His research interests include Internet, Cyber bullying, and Online gaming. He has received several academic awards as first author including the 2009 Doctoral Program in Psychology Award (University of Tsukuba, 2010), the 2009 Comprehensive Human Sciences Award (University of Tsukuba, 2010), the JCSS 2011 Presentation Award (The Japanese Cognitive Science Society, 2012), the JAEP 2014 Excellent Article Award (The Japanese Association of Educational Psychology, 2015), and the JPA 2015 Special Excellent Presentation Award (The Japanese Psychological Association, 2016).
    • Ch 691. Anger and Internet in Japan
  • Ana Funes
    Universidad Nacional de San Luis, Argentina
    Ana Funes is an assistant professor at the Departamento de Informática at the Universidad Nacional de San Luis, Argentina. She holds a Master degree in software engineering from that university. She is a researcher at the Software Engineering Group of the Universidad Nacional de San Luis.
    • Ch 167. Data Mining and the KDD Process
    • Ch 662. The What, How, and When of Formal Methods
  • Shauneen Furlong
    University of Ottawa, Canada & John Moores Liverpool University, UK
    Shauneen Furlong is an independent consultant and part-time professor who lectures on eGovernment and change/project management with the University of Toronto and University of Ottawa. Over the last decade, she has presented and worked in the United Kingdom (Brunel, London), Middle East (Bahrain, Dubai), Europe (Austria, Greece, Italy, Turkey), Africa (Morocco, Tanzania), Egypt, China (Macao), Canada, and Washington, and with the United Nations, World Bank and Conference Board of Canada. Shauneen has executive level management experience in a number of Government of Canada central agencies and departments over a period of 20 years, lastly as Executive Director, Government On-Line, Government of Canada. She has published numerous articles and peer reviewed papers for international journals and conferences. She was awarded an IBM Fellowship; has a Ph.D. in Computer Science; a MBA in Project Management; a BA in Philosophy; and is a Project Manager Professional (PMP). Dr. Furlong was nominated by IT World Canada as being one of Canada's key eGovernment drivers, and was profiled by Computer World Canada.
    • Ch 315. Project Management in Government
  • Maria Nieves Lorenzo Galés
    The Transformation Society, Spain
    Neus Lorenzo (PhD) is an Inspector of Education in Barcelona, Spain, for the Generalitat de Catalunya (Catalan government). She is former head of the Foreign Language Service in the Departament d’Ensenyament, the local Ministry of Education in Catalonia (Spain), and she has been a trainer and advisor for the Council of Europe, Anna Lindh Foundation, Jaume Bofill Foundaition ans other institutions. She has coordinated the Lifelong Learning Project of the European Union in Catalonia and has also represented the Spanish autonomies at the Education Committee of the European Parliament. Neus Lorenzo is an author and co-author of educational material and textbooks for Oxford University Press, Richmond-Santillana, Oceano, McGraw-Hill, and IGI-Global among others. Her areas of expertise include communication, language learning, digital learning, ICT, transmedia and transliteracy, Nemetics, organizational networking, educational assessment, international collaboration, and headmaster coaching. She is currently Co-Chair of the primary and pre-primary education Research and Development Community of Association for Teacher Education in Europe. She is co-founder of The Transformation Society and teaches in Masters programmes in several Catalan universities. You can also follow her on twitter: @NewsNeus
    • Ch 563. Transmedia and Transliteracy in Nemetical Analysis
  • Crescenzio Gallo
    University of Foggia, Italy
    Crescenzio Gallo (ACM Senior Member) received his Computer Science's degree (with honors) from the University of Bari and MSc from University of Milan (Italy). During 1978-1980 he has been at the University of Bari as a researcher in Information Systems, and with Telespazio, Rome, Italy participating to TERRA-Landsat satellite projects of European Space Agency (ESA). From 1992 to 2003 he has been a contract professor of Computer Science at the universities of Bari and Foggia. From 2004 to 2010 he has been an Assistant Professor in Applied Mathematics at the Dept. of Economics — University of Foggia, and since 2010 he is a tenured Research Professor in Information Processing Systems at the Dept. of Clinical and Experimental Medicine — University of Foggia. His primary research interests include information theory and its applications, with special emphasis on bioinformatics, machine learning and data analysis for decision-making.
    • Ch 39. Building Gene Networks by Analyzing Gene Expression Profiles
  • Ray Gallon
    The Transformation Society, France
    Ray Gallon is co-founder of The Transformation Society, a research and consulting organisation oriented to social transformation, dealing with complexity and technological change for business executives, educators, and other society leaders. He is also the owner of Culturecom, a company that provides business process improvement through communication. Ray has over 40 years as a communicator, first as an award-winning radio producer and journalist (CBC, NPR, France Culture, Radio Netherlands International, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Deutsche Welle), then in the content industries. His management experience includes a stint as programme manager of WNYC-FM, New York City’s public radio station. Ray has always been interested in the meeting point between technology and culture, and has used his broad experience to advantage with companies such as IBM, General Electric Health Care, Alcatel, 3M, and the OECD, as well as in smaller companies and startup enterprises. As an educator, Ray was associate professor at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, in the Film/TV/Radio department, and has led workshops and courses at institutions around the world, notably The New School Graduate Media Programme (New York), Université Paul Valéry (Montpellier, France), Centre d’Etudes Littéraires et Scientifiques Appliquées (CELSA, Paris Sorbonne), Université de Paris Diderot, Université de Toulouse Le Mirail, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, Temasek Polytechnic (Singapore), and other institutions in Europe and North America. He is currently co-chair of the Primary and Pre-primary Education Research and Development Community of the Association of Teacher Educators in Europe (ATEE) and teaches Masters Level courses in Radio at the Universitat de Barcelona school of Belles Arts, and is developing a new Masters level course in Information Techniques for the Université de Strassbourg (France). He is a keynote speaker at events throughout the world, has contributed articles and chapters to many books and periodicals and is the editor of the recently published “Language of Technical Communication” (XML Press). Ray shares his life between the Languedoc region of France and Barcelona, Spain.
    • Ch 563. Transmedia and Transliteracy in Nemetical Analysis
  • Ruggero Galloni
    Square Reply S.r.l., Italy
    Ruggero Galloni has been working in the field of usability by innovating digital services and engaging final users in design and testing. His experience ranges from coding websites to graphic design, passing along the way through usability testing of UI prototypes and project management. In his job he creates proposals for the company's customers; manages, conducts and reports on user-centered research methodologies such as usability testing and creates user experience deliverables, including usability testing reports, sitemaps, task analysis, click-through prototypes, mockups and other artifacts to describe the intended user experience.
    • Ch 433. Usable Security
  • Shabir Ahmad Ganaie
    University of Kashmir, India
    Dr. Shabir Ahmad Ganaie is presently working as Senior Assistant Professor in the Department of Library and Information Science, University of Kashmir. He holds BSc, BLISc, MLISc and PhD. His field of specialization includes Foundations of Library and Information science, Library Management, Academic Librarianship etc. His research interests include information seeking behavior, academic librarianship, library and information science profession and LIS education. He had published a number of papers in national and international journals, conference proceedings etc.
    • Ch 197. Information Needs of Users in the Tech Savvy Environment and the Influencing Factors
    • Ch 392. Information Seeking Models in the Digital Age
  • Filippo Gandino
    Politecnico di Torino, Italy
    Filippo Gandino obtained his M.S. in 2005 and Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering in 2010, from the Politecnico di Torino. He is currently an Assistant Professor with the Dipartimento di Automatica e Informatica, Politecnico di Torino. His research interests include ubiquitous computing, RFID, WSNs, security and privacy, network modeling and digital arithmetic.
    • Ch 346. Cost Evaluation of Synchronization Algorithms for Multicore Architectures
  • Shromona Ganguly
    Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, India & Reserve Bank of India, India
    Shromona Ganguly is a Research Officer with the Department of Economic and Policy Research, Reserve Bank of India. She is also a doctoral scholar (economics) with the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta. Her research interest lies in the area of industrial policy and banking. She is also keen in exploring issues related to structural changes, financial markets and institutions in developing countries.
    • Ch 599. Financing Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Indian Industry
    • Ch 629. Manufacturing vs. Services and the Role of Information Technology
  • Anisha Banu Dawood Gani
    Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
    Nisha graduated from USM Penang, with a Masters degree in Service Science, Management and Engineering (SSME) in 2014 and currently is in pursuit of her PhD in Supply Chain. Nisha has over 18 years of experience in Manufacturing Industry with Product Lifecycle Management and Supply Chain as her areas of expertise. Professionally, she holds a Technical Lead role managing several divisions and teams, providing key support in Product Life Cycle and Marketing areas. Nisha is also a certified 6-Sigma Green Belter.
    • Ch 460. Concept and Practices of Cyber Supply Chain in Manufacturing Context
  • Felix Buendia Garcia
    Polythecnical University of Valencia, Spain
    Professor Polithecnical University of Valencia Escuela Técnica Superior de INgeniería Informática
    • Ch 503. Comprehensive E-Learning Appraisal System
  • Diego Marroquín García
    Universidad Tecnológica de San Juan del Río, Mexico
    Mexican.
    • Ch 110. 3D Scanning and Simulation of a Hybrid Refrigerator Using Photovoltaic Energy
  • Patricia Martínez García de Leaniz
    University of Cantabria, Spain
    Dr. Patricia Martínez is researcher staff at the University of Cantabria (Spain). Her current research interests include corporate social responsibility, consumer behavior and corporate marketing in the tourism sector. Her works have been published in journals of international impact such as International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, Journal of Business Ethics, Service Business, International Journal of Hospitality Management, Journal of Travel and Tourism Marketing and Journal of Hospitality Marketing & Management. She has held research stays at several international research centers such as the Center for Business Ethics (Bentley University, USA) and the Center for Advanced Tourism Studies (Hokkaido University, Japan).
    • Ch 277. Integrating Sustainability and CSR in the Value Chain of the Information Technology Sector
  • Víctor García-Morales
    University of Granada, Spain
    Víctor J. García-Morales is Professor of Management at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Granada (Spain). He received his PhD from the University of Granada and his primary research interests include the organizational capabilities of knowledge management and organizational learning. He has published in multiple journals such as Technovation, Information & Management, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, Industrial Marketing Management, International Journal of Technology Management, International Journal of Service Industry Management.
    • Ch 502. Social Media Use and Customer Engagement
  • Martín García-Vaquero
    Nebrija University, Spain
    PhD in Business Administration Sciences, Nebrija University (Spain). Executive MBA, IE Business School (Spain). Master in Innovation Management, Autonomous University of Madrid (Spain), and B.Sc. in Physics, Complutense University of Madrid (Spain). As top manager in different multinationals, he has accomplished specialized courses and seminars focused on top management at Harvard Business School, IESE-University of Navarre (Spain), and IE Business School (Spain). Dr. García-Vaquero is CEO at Foro de Innovación, and during his more than 25 years of working experience, he has been partner and consultant of hundreds of firms in Spain and Latin America, mainly based on technology and innovation. Now he teaches in Colombian and Spanish universities and business schools about topics related to business, entrepreneurship and the digital economy.
    • Ch 264. Entrepreneurship Concept, Theories, and New Approaches
  • Nishu Garg
    VIT University, India
    I am Nishu Garg ,have done my B.tech from ABES Institute of Technology, Ghaziabad ,now I am persuing my M.tech from VIT University ,Vellore ,Tamil Nadu
    • Ch 393. An Insight Into Deep Learning Architectures
  • Virginia E. Garland
    The University of New Hampshire, USA
    Virginia Garland is an associate professor in the College of Liberal Arts' Department of Education at the University of New Hampshire. She has international expertise in educational technology, having taught leaders in Chinese institutes of education in Beijing, Tianjin and Shanghai. She was also a visiting professor for two years in Japan, at Kobe University's cross cultural studies department. In addition to more than thirty publications, she co-authored a textbook: Garland, V. E. and Tadeja, C. (2013). Educational leadership and technology: Preparing administrators for a digital age. Simultaneous publication: United Kingdom: Routledge; New York: Taylor and Francis. virginia.garland@unh.edu ISBN: 978-0415809764http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415809788/ IGI Global readers might find this book of interest, and the companion website has a wealth of free resources!
    • Ch 218. From Digital Exclusion to Digital Inclusion for Adult Online Learners
  • Aurora Garrido-Moreno
    University of Malaga, Spain
    Aurora Garrido-Moreno holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration and is Associate Professor of Management in the Faculty of Social Studies and Social Work at the University of Malaga (Spain). Her research interests include Innovation, Technology Management, Customer Relationship Management and Social Media. Her studies have been published in international journals such as International Journal of Information Management, Computers & Education, Information & Management, Current Issues in Tourism or International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research.
    • Ch 502. Social Media Use and Customer Engagement
  • Melvin Gaskins
    Melvin Gaskins
    Howard University Hospital, USA
    • Ch 156. Exploratory Data Analysis on Breast Cancer Prognosis
  • Akram Gasmelseed
    Qassim University, Saudi Arabia

    Dr. Akram Gasmelseed earned his B.Sc. Degree in Electrical Engineering and Informatics – major in Computer Engineering – and M.Sc. Degree in Electrical Engineering and Informatics – major in Biomedical Engineering – (all with honors) from Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), Budapest, Hungary, in 1993 and 1999, respectively. He received the Ph.D. Degree in Electrical Engineering – major in Biomedical Engineering – from Universiti Teknologi Malasysia (UTM), Malaysia, in 2009. He received the Best Student Award and Pro-Chancellor Award in 2010.

    His research is in the areas of computational algorithms, electromagnetic biological effects, health informatics, biophotonics, and computer signal / image processing application to biomedical engineering.

    Dr. Akram is a member of The Scientific Research Society (Sigma Xi), the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), European Bioelectromagnetics Association (EBEA), Bioelectromagnetics Society (BMES), The Rosacea Research & Development Institute (RRDi), an Associate Editor of International Journal of Advances in Engineering & Technology, and is on the reviewer boards of of various technical journals, including IEEE Transaction on Cybernetics, the International Journal of Biomedical Engineering Technology (IJBET), IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation & Measurement (TIM), Wireless Networks, Journal of Electromagnetic Waves & Applications (JEMWA), Progress in Electromagnetic Research (PIER, PIER B, C, M, PIER letters), IEEE Microwave & Wireless Components Letter, IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, and IEEE Transaction in Education.

    He is the Founder and Director of the Wide Health Informatics Network (WHiN), Biomilitary Science Research Group (BSrG), and the Malaysian Arab Scientific Association (MASA). He also the Chair of the Asia-Pacific Chapter in Biomedical Wireless Technology (APC-BWT) since 2008.

    Dr. Akram is presently an associate professor at the College of Public Health & Health Informatics, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia. He is the Founder and chair of IEEE EMBS Malaysia section since 2008. His biography has listed in the 25th Silver Anniversary Edition of Who’s Who in the World 2009 and 2013.

    • Ch 108. Data Visualization Strategies for Computer Simulation in Bioelectromagnetics
    • Ch 300. Geographic Information System (GIS) Modeling Analysis and the Effects of Spatial Distribution and Environmental Factors on Breast Cancer Incidence
  • Akram Gasmelseed
    University of Science and Technology, Sudan

    Dr. Akram Gasmelseed earned his B.Sc. Degree in Electrical Engineering and Informatics – major in Computer Engineering – and M.Sc. Degree in Electrical Engineering and Informatics – major in Biomedical Engineering – (all with honors) from Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), Budapest, Hungary, in 1993 and 1999, respectively. He received the Ph.D. Degree in Electrical Engineering – major in Biomedical Engineering – from Universiti Teknologi Malasysia (UTM), Malaysia, in 2009. He received the Best Student Award and Pro-Chancellor Award in 2010.

    His research is in the areas of electromagnetic biological effects, biophotonics, and computer signal / image processing application to biomedical engineering.

    Dr. Akram is a member of The Scientific Research Society (Sigma Xi), the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), European Bioelectromagnetics Association (EBEA), Bioelectromagnetics Society (BMES), The Rosacea Research & Development Institute (RRDi), an Associate Editor of International Journal of Advances in Engineering & Technology, and is on the reviewer boards of of various technical journals, including IEEE Transaction on Cybernetics, the International Journal of Biomedical Engineering Technology (IJBET), IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation & Measurement (TIM), Wireless Networks, Journal of Electromagnetic Waves & Applications (JEMWA), Progress in Electromagnetic Research (PIER, PIER B, C, M, PIER letters), IEEE Microwave & Wireless Components Letter, IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, and IEEE Transaction in Education.

    He is the Founder and Director of the Biomilitary Science Research Group (BSrG), and the Malaysian Arab Scientific Association (MASA). He also the Chair of the Asia-Pacific Chapter in Biomedical Wireless Technology (APC-BWT) since 2008.

    Dr. Akram is presently an associate professor at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Science & Technology (UST), Omdurman, Sudan. He is the Founder and chair of IEEE EMBS Malaysia section since 2008. His biography has listed in the 25th Silver Anniversary Edition of Who’s Who in the World 2009 and 2013.

    • Ch 108. Data Visualization Strategies for Computer Simulation in Bioelectromagnetics
    • Ch 300. Geographic Information System (GIS) Modeling Analysis and the Effects of Spatial Distribution and Environmental Factors on Breast Cancer Incidence
  • Dražena Gašpar
    University of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Prof. Dražena Gašpar, Ph.D. is full time Professor on Faculty of Economics, University of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, in the field of Business Informatics (Databases, Data Warehouse, Programming, Accounting Information Systems, and Business Intelligence). Almost 20 years of experience in software industry as software developer, project manager and manager of software departments in several companies. Co-founder and co-owner of the software company HERA Mostar. Research interests: Information technology in education, Information technology in business, Databases, Data Warehouse, Business Intelligence, Programming, Methodology for development of Information Systems, Software development, Project management of software development.
    • Ch 220. ICT Eases Inclusion in Education
  • Isabela Gasparini
    Santa Catarina State University (UDESC), Brazil
    Isabela Gasparini has Bachelor degree in Computer Science from Londrina State University (1999), Master degree in Computer Science (2003) and Doctorate degree in Computer Science from Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (2013). She is full time professor at Santa Catarina State University acting on the following subjects related to Human-Computer Interaction: adaptive systems, usability, user modeling, technology enhanced learning, context-awareness, cultural issues.
    • Ch 558. Adaptive Hypermedia Systems
  • Beáta Gavurová
    Technical University of Košice, Slovakia
    Beata GAVUROVA, Assoc. Prof., PhD. MBA is an expert in finance and economics of the public sector. In her scientific and research work especially focuses on the area of performance measurement and management in the public sector, process management and process optimalization, strategic and performance benchmarking, health policy, demographic analyses and solution of regional disparities in the health system, availability of healthcare in the Slovak regions, formation of regional policy concepts – strategic aims, etc. She also participates in the formation of a strategic framework of healthcare system in Slovakia. The outputs from her analysis provide a platform to set the legislative process in the field of medical and social services. She actively coordinates the various project activities in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, as well as with the Institute of Health Policy of the Slovak Republic, National Health Information Center, and with the other institutions.
    • Ch 508. Medical Equipment and Economic Determinants of Its Structure and Regulation in the Slovak Republic
  • Mariappan Geetha
    Kamaraj College of Engineering and Technology, India
    M. Geetha is working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics, Kamaraj College of Engineering and Technology, Virudhunagar, Tamilnadu, India. She received her BSc, MSc, and MPhil in Mathematics from the Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, India. Her area of interest is operations research. She has published three papers in international journals.
    • Ch 379. Cuckoo Search Algorithm for Solving Real Industrial Multi-Objective Scheduling Problems
  • Nayef Mohamed Ghasem
    UAE University, UAE
    Dr. Nayef Ghasem is a professor of Chemical Engineering, United Arab Emirates University, UAE Before joining UAE University he was a faculty member in the University Malaya, Malaysia for five years. He taught various chemical engineering courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels. He supervised few master and PhD students. He has more than 100 articles published in international journals and local and international conferences. He published four books, three of which are published by CRC Press, USA; “Principles of Chemical Engineering Processes”, “Principles of Chemical Engineering Processes, Material and Energy Balances” and “Computer methods in Chemical Engineering”. His area of research is modeling and simulation, polymer reaction engineering and fabrication of polymeric hollow fiber membrane and utilizing these membranes in the CO2 capture from flue gas and natural gas. http://faculty.uaeu.ac.ae/nayef/
    • Ch 266. Carbon Capture From Natural Gas via Polymeric Membranes
  • Maria Giaquinto-Cilliers
    Kimberley Hospital Complex, South Africa
    MD, Specialist in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Brazil Head of Unit, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery & Burns, Kimberley Hospital Complex Affiliated Lecturer, University of the Free-State
    • Ch 534. The Impact of Mobile Phones on Plastic Surgery and Burn Management
  • William J. Gibbs
    Duquesne University, USA
    William J. Gibbs is an Associate Professor in the Journalism and Multimedia Arts Department at Duquesne University where he teaches courses in Digital media production, multimedia technology, instructional design, and human-computer interaction, and interface design. He received a Ph.D. in Instructional Systems from The Pennsylvania State University. His research interests include technology-based learning environments, usability engineering, and human-computer interactions. Most recently his research has examined learning and behavioral changes that occur during human-computer interactions.
    • Ch 365. Interface Trends in Human Interaction, the Internet of Things, and Big Data
  • Mark Gierl
    University of Alberta, Canada
    Dr. Mark J. Gierl is Professor of Educational Psychology and the Director of the Centre for Research in Applied Measurement and Evaluation (CRAME) at the University of Alberta. His specialization is educational and psychological testing, with an emphasis on the application of cognitive principles to assessment practices. Professor Gierl’s current research is focused on automatic item generation and automated essay scoring. His research is funded by the Medical Council of Canada, Elsevier, ACT Inc., and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Dr. Gierl holds the Tier I Canada Research Chair in Educational Measurement.
    • Ch 206. Automatic Item Generation
  • Dimitrios Giomelakis
    Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
    Dimitrios Giomelakis is a PhD student in journalism and a researcher of Media Informatics Lab in the School of Journalism & Mass Communications at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He is a graduate of the School of Journalism & Mass Communications. In 2007, he received his Master in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for audio-visual production and education from the Polytechnic School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Among his research interests are online journalism, media technology, ICTs, SEO, Web Analytics, Web 2.0 and social media. His work has been published in scientific journals and conference proceedings.
    • Ch 700. Search Engine Optimization
  • Raimondo Giuliani
    European Commission – Joint Research Centre, Italy
    Raimondo Giuliani was born in Bologna, Italy in 1970. He received the “Laurea in Ingegneria delle Telecomunicazioni” in 1996 from the University of Bologna. From 1996 to 1999 he worked as a researcher in the field of wireless communications and radio frequency. In 1999 he joined the United Nations (ITU) as associate expert and later consultant also cooperating with other agencies (UNDP, UNIDO) in the field of human development related to information technology and radio-communications. In 2006 was nominated member of the quality assurance commission for the deployment of the digital wireless emergency communications system TETRA for the Emilia Romagna region in Italy. In 2007, he joined the Directorate General Joint Research Centre of the European Commission where he is currently conducting research on reconfigurable radio systems, cognitive radio, spectrum sensing and digital signal processing for identification of RF devices. He is also involved in MIMO-based synthetic aperture radars.
    • Ch 533. Identification of Wireless Devices From Their Physical Layer Radio-Frequency Fingerprints
  • Frank G. Giuseffi
    Lindenwood University, USA
    Frank Giuseffi is an Adjunct Instructor in the Doctor of Education Program at Lindenwood University. He holds undergraduate degrees in Political Science and Philosophy from the University of Central Missouri, a master's degree in Liberal Arts from St. John's College and his doctorate in Education from Lindenwood University. His research interests include the history of education, philosophy of education and the relationship between classical thinking and 21st century education.
    • Ch 224. Liberating Educational Technology Through the Socratic Method
  • Leonid Gokhberg
    National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia
    Prof. Leonid Gokhberg is First Vice-Rector of the National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE) – one of the most prominent research universities in Russia. He is also Director of HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (ISSEK). Prof. Gokhberg' area of expertise is statistics and indicators on science, technology and innovation as well as foresight and policy studies in this area. He authored over 400 publications in peer-reviewed journals, monographs and textbooks. Prof. Gokhberg has coordinated dozens of national and international projects and served as a consultant of OECD, Eurostat, UNESCO, World Bank and other international and national agencies. He is a member of the GIobal Innovation Index Advisory Board, OECD Government Foresight Network, OECD and Eurostat working groups and task forces on indicators and policies for science, technology and innovation, and steering committees of various prestigious international and national initiatives. Prof. Gokhberg is editor-in-chief of the Scopus-indexed scientific journal “Foresight and STI Governance" (http://foresight-journal.hse.ru/en), co-editor of the Springer academic book series "Science, Technology, and Innovation Studies" (http://www.springer.com/series/13398), and participates in editorial boards of several other influential journals. He holds PhD and Dr. of Sc. degrees in Economics.
    • Ch 408. Indicators of Information and Communication Technology
  • Lauri Goldkind
    Fordham University, USA
    Dr. Goldkind has a deep commitment to social justice and a keen interest in work that focuses on creating equity and equal opportunities for all humans. As a social worker who has focused on macro practice, she is also interested in organizational development and evaluating organizational effectiveness across all areas (including use of technology, defining notions of accountability and leadership development). Dr. Goldkind’s current research has two strands: technology implementation and information and communication technologies (ICT) tools in human services and nonprofits and social justice and civic engagement in organizational life. Wherever possible she combines both ICT and social justice for a sauce of tech enhanced civic engagement and improved organizational functioning.
    • Ch 310. E-Activism Development and Growth
  • Jorge Gomes
    ISEG, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
    Personal information Born: March,12 1958 Adress: Rua Sousa Lopes, GH, 6ºEsq. 1600-207 Lisboa, Portugal Email: Jorge.gomes@phd.iseg.utl.pt Work at: Estereofoto Geoengenharia SA Education Graduation: Geographic Engineer Pos-graduation: Project management Master of Science: Management Phd Student 3rd year at ISEG Lisbon University Professional experience 1990-2010 Technical Director & Project Manager 2010-2014 Quality and Project Manager Professional Skills IPMA Certified Project Manager Project supervision Quality Auditor and Manager Consulting Training Specialist
    • Ch 326. Information Systems and Technology Projects in Healthcare Organisations
    • Ch 496. Sustainable Competitive Advantage With the Balanced Scorecard Approach
  • Andrés Gómez
    University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
    Andrés Gómez received his technical industrial engineering degree from the Polytechnic University of Madrid (Spain) and his industrial engineering degree from the University of Castilla-La Mancha. He has a Doctorate in Industrial Engineering from the University of Castilla-La Mancha (2012). He has worked in the Nuclear Power Stations of Ascó and Trillo and Repsol-YPF as maintenance engineer. He was Manager of the Maintenance Service of the Hospital Complex of Ciudad Real until 2004. Currently, he is Vice-director of the Technical Services of the General Hospital of Ciudad Real (Spain). He has published a research articles in Production Planning and Control and BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making and, has participated in several conferences and research projects supported by Regional Administration.
    • Ch 321. Maintenance Policies Optimization of Medical Equipment in a Health Care Organization
  • Antonio F. Gómez Skarmeta
    University of Murcia, Spain
    Antonio F. Skarmeta received the M.S. degree in Computer Science from the University of Granada, Spain, and the B.S. (Hons.) and the Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Murcia. He is Full Professor at the same university. Research interests include mobile communications, artificial intelligence and home automation.
    • Ch 239. Electronic Payment Frameworks
  • Tad Gonsalves
    Sophia University, Japan
    ad Gonsalves obtained the B.Sc degree in theoretical Physics in 1990 and the MSc degree in Astrophysics in 1992 from the Poona University, India. He received the PhD degree in Intelligent Systems from Sophia University, Tokyo in 2004. Currently he is an Associate Professor in the Department of Information & Communication Sciences, Sophia University, Tokyo. His research interests include design of Expert Systems, Fuzzy Systems, Web Mining and Evolutionary Computation.
    • Ch 13. Board Games AI
    • Ch 21. The Summers and Winters of Artificial Intelligence
  • Ana González-Marcos
    Universidad de La Rioja, Spain
    Ana González-Marcos has been an Associate Professor of Project Management since 2010. From 2003 to 2007, Professor González-Marcos taught Project Management at the University of León. In 2007 she moved to the University of La Rioja, where she works in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. The primary focus of her research is knowledge management and knowledge discovery from data.
    • Ch 168. Data Mining to Identify Project Management Strategies in Learning Environments
  • Matthew W. Gosney
    University of Colorado – Health, USA
    Dr. Matthew W. Gosney is the Vice-President of Organizational Development for UCHealth, a large multi-site academic healthcare system headquartered in Aurora, CO USA. In this role, he provides executive leadership for leadership and organizational development, talent and succession planning, learning systems, performance management, and HR analytics. Dr. Gosney is also an active writer, serving as the lead author of 'The History of Human Resource Development: Understanding the Unexplored Philosophies, Theories, and Methodologies' as well as co-editor and contributing author of 'Bridging the Scholar-Practitioner Gap in Human Resource Development.' He holds a Doctor of Education degree in Human Resource Development from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville and a Bachelors and Masters in Psychology from Brigham Young University (UT) and the University of Central Oklahoma, respectively.
    • Ch 375. Influencing People and Technology Using Human Resource Development (HRD) Philosophy
  • Sotirios K. Goudos
    Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
    Sotirios K. Goudos received the B.Sc. degree in Physics in 1991 and the M.Sc. of Postgraduate Studies in Electronics in 1994 both from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. In 2001, he received the Ph.D. degree in Physics from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and in 2005 the Master in Information Systems from the University of Macedonia, Greece. In 2011, he obtained the Diploma degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. From 2004 to 2007, he was a part-time lecturer with the Department of Technology Management, University of Macedonia, Greece. Since 2013, he has been with the Department of Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. His research interests include antenna and microwave structures design, electromagnetic compatibility of communication systems, evolutionary computation algorithms, and mobile communications. Dr. Goudos is a Senior member of the IEEE, the Greek Physics Society, the Technical Chamber of Greece, and the Greek Computer Society.
    • Ch 519. Biogeography-Based Optimization Applied to Wireless Communications Problems
    • Ch 572. Optimization of Antenna Arrays and Microwave Filters Using Differential Evolution Algorithms
  • Elizabeth Goulette
    Georgia State University, USA
    Elizabeth Goulette, Ph.D. (SUNY – Buffalo) is a Lecturer of Foreign Language Education at Georgia State University (USA) where she supervises world language teacher candidates. She also teaches Spanish and Foreign Language Education courses. Her research focuses on effectively preparing teachers to meet the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse students in their classrooms.
    • Ch 668. Video Considerations for the World Language edTPA
  • M. Govindarajan
    Annamalai University, India
    M.Govindarajan received the B.E and M.E and Ph.D Degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, India in 2001 and 2005 and 2010 respectively. He did his post-doctoral research in the Department of Computing, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom in 2011 and CSIR Centre for Mathematical Modelling and Computer Simulation, Bangalore in 2013. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, India. He has presented and published more than 100 papers at Conferences and Journals and also received best paper awards. He has delivered invited talks at various national and international conferences. His current Research Interests include Data Mining and its applications, Web Mining, Text Mining, and Sentiment Mining. He was the recipient of the Achievement Award for the field and to the Conference Bio-Engineering, Computer Science, Knowledge Mining (2006), Prague, Czech Republic, Career Award for Young Teachers (2006), All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi, India and Young Scientist International Travel Award (2012), Department of Science and Technology, Government of India New Delhi. He is Young Scientists awardee under Fast Track Scheme (2013), Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, New Delhi and also granted Young Scientist Fellowship (2013), Tamil Nadu State Council for Science and Technology, Government of Tamil Nadu, Chennai. He also received the Senior Scientist International Travel Award (2016), Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. He has visited countries like Czech Republic, Austria, Thailand, United Kingdom (twice), Malaysia, U.S.A (twice), and Singapore. He is an active Member of various professional bodies and Editorial Board Member of various conferences and journals.
    • Ch 33. Challenges for Big Data Security and Privacy
  • Charles R. Graham
    Brigham Young University, USA
    Charles R. Graham is a Professor of Instructional Psychology and Technology at Brigham Young University with interest in technology-mediated teaching and learning. Charles studies the design and evaluation of online and blended learning environments and the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning. Charles has authored 50+ articles in over two-dozen journals and 20+ chapters related to online and blended learning in edited books. Much of his research is conducted with graduate students who he loves to work with and mentor. Charles has co-edited two books on blended learning research (Handbook of Blended Learning: Global Perspectives, Local Designs and Blended Learning: Research Perspectives, Volume 2). He has also co-authored a book for teachers and practitioners interested in designing blended learning environments (Essentials for Blended Learning: A Standards-based Guide) and a book on research methods for young researchers learning to do research in online and blended learning contexts (Conducting Research in Online and Blended Learning Environments: New Pedagogical Frontiers). In 2015 Charles became a Fellow of the Online Learning Consortium “For outstanding achievement in advancing theory, research and effective practice in online and blended learning.” Additional details about his scholarly work can be found online at: https://sites.google.com/site/charlesrgraham/
    • Ch 128. Learner Engagement in Blended Learning
  • Kaj J. Grahn
    Arcada University of Applied Sciences, Finland
    Kaj J. Grahn received his doctoral degree at Helsinki University of Technology and is presently senior lecturer in information technology at Arcada University of Applied Sciences, Helsinki, Finland. His current research interests include security of wireless and mobile networks.
    • Ch 671. Quantum Computing and Quantum Communication
  • Fabio Grandi
    University of Bologna, Italy
    Fabio Grandi received from the University of Bologna, Italy, a Laurea degree cum Laude in electronics engineering in 1988 and a Ph.D. in electronics engineering and computer science in 1994. From 1989 to 2002 he has worked at the CSITE center of the Italian National Research Council (CNR) in Bologna in the field of neural networks and temporal databases, initially supported by a CNR fellowship. In 1993 and 1994 he was an Adjunct Professor at the Universities of Ferrara, Italy, and Bologna. In the University of Bologna, he was with the Dept. of Electronics, Computers and Systems from 1994 to 1998 as Research Associate and as Associate Professor from 1998 to 2012, when he joined the Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering. He is currently an Associate Professor of Information Systems in the School of Engineering and Architecture of the University of Bologna. His scientific interests include temporal, evolution and versioning aspects in data management, WWW and Semantic Web, knowledge representation, storage and index structures and access cost models.
    • Ch 177. Schema Evolution in Conventional and Emerging Databases
    • Ch 178. Schema Versioning in Conventional and Emerging Databases
  • Carlos Granell-Canut
    Universitat Jaume I of Castellón, Spain
    Carlos Granell received his PhD in Computer Science at the Universitat Jaume I of Castellón (2006). Before re-joining GEOTEC in March 2014, he worked for 3 years as a post-doc in the Digital Earth and Reference Data Unit of the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC). His research interests lie in multi-disciplinary GIS, model web, and spatial analysis & visualization
    • Ch 302. Geospatial Influence in Science Mapping
  • Sarah Gretter
    Michigan State University, USA
    Sarah Gretter is a doctoral student in the Educational Psychology and Educational Technology program at Michigan State University. Her research and teaching focus on the implementation of media and information literacy in classroom settings, along with teacher training through professional development in media and information literacy.
    • Ch 199. Teaching Media and Information Literacy in the 21st Century
  • Linda D. Grooms
    Regent University, USA
    Dr. Linda D. Grooms currently serves as Professor and Post-Master's Program Chair in the School of Education at Regent University. With almost three decades of leadership experience and degrees in both educational and organizational leadership, she has a passion for nation building through the transformational leadership of educational systems. In addition to her university teaching and service, she conducts leadership training both nationally and internationally, while continuing her longitudinal research in online learning and pedagogy, computer-mediated communication, and virtual leadership development. Both as practitioner and theorist, through her online teaching of more than a decade, Dr. Grooms continues to explore the trends and issues that impact both the online and blended environments.
    • Ch 214. Distance Teaching and Learning Platforms
    • Ch 226. Online Learning Propelled by Constructivism
  • Rosapia Lauro Grotto
    University of Florence, Italy
    Rosapia Lauro Grotto has a Degree in Physics, a Degree in Dynamic Psychology, and a Ph.D. in Cognitive Neurosciences, and she is actally Professor of Dynamic Psychology and Group Psychodynamics at the Department of Health Sciences of Florence University (Italy). She is member of the Italian Association of Psychology, of the International Sandor Ferenczi Society and of the Italian Society of Historical, Phylosophycal and Social Studies of Biology and Medecine. Her actual research interests are focused on two interrelated fields: the modellization of psychodynamic intrapsychic and groupal phenomena and the development of phenomenologic-hermeneutic research methods for action-research in the context of helth care institutions. In the context of her research activities, she also contributes to the development of the VirtHuLab (Virtual Human Dynamics Laboratory) at the Interdipartimental Center for the Study of Complex Dynamics at Florence University. In 2014 she founded, together with Prof. Fionn Murtagh (University of Derby) the Computational Psychoanalysis group (http://www.computational-psychoanalysis.eu).
    • Ch 518. Virtual Reality as Distraction Technique for Pain Management in Children and Adolescents
  • Varun Grover
    Clemson University, USA
    Varun Grover is the William S. Lee (Duke Energy) Distinguished Professor of Information Systems at Clemson University. He has published extensively in the information systems field, with over 220 publications in major refereed journals. Over ten recent articles have ranked him among the top four researchers based on number of publications in the top Information Systems journals, as well as citation impact. Dr. Grover has an h-index of 76 and over 26,000 citations in Google Scholar. Thompson Reuters recognized him as a Highly Cited research in 2013. He is Senior Editor for MISQ Executive, Section Editor of JAIS, and Senior Editor (Emeritus) for MIS Quarterly, the Journal of the AIS and Database. He is currently examining the impacts of digitalization on individuals and organizations. He is recipient of numerous awards from USC, Clemson, AIS, DSI, Anbar, PriceWaterhouse, etc. for his research and teaching. He is a Fellow of the Association for Information Systems.
    • Ch 699. Revisiting Web 2.0
  • Armin Grunwald
    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
    Armin Grunwald, Prof. Dr., studied physics, mathematics and philosophy at the universities of Münster and Cologne. After occupations in the industry and at DLR (German Aerospace Center) he became vice director of the European Academy Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler in 1996. In 1998 he received the venia legendi for philosophy at Marburg University. Since 1999 Armin Grunwald has been head of the institute for Technology Assessment and systems analysis (ITAS) at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), since 2002 also director of the Office of Technology Assessment at the German Bundestag (TAB) and since 2007 also full professor of philosophy of technology at KIT.
    • Ch 370. Technology Assessment of Information and Communication Technologies
  • Chong Guan
    SIM University, Singapore
    Guan Chong is currently Head of the Marketing in the School of Business at the SIM University (UniSIM), Singapore, where she has been a faculty member since 2011. Before joining UniSIM, Chong had taught marketing courses at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, for three years. Chong completed her Ph.D. in marketing at the Nanyang Business School and her undergraduate studies in marketing at Peking University, China. Her research interests lie in the area of online consumer decision making and online social media. Her publications appear in journals including Psychology & Marketing, Database and International Journal of Virtual Communities and Social Networking. She has also published several book chapters and presented her research at major conferences such as the Informs Marketing Science. She had taught courses in marketing, including research methods, multivariate analysis, marketing and case studies in marketing management. She is the co-investigator of the DiLiterati project.
    • Ch 198. A Maturity Model for Digital Literacies and Sustainable Development
  • Rui Guedes
    Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
    Master student of medical informatics.
    • Ch 87. Heart Sound Analysis for Blood Pressure Estimation
  • Sérgio Luís Guerreiro
    University of Lisbon, Portugal
    Sérgio Guerreiro is an invited Assistant Professor at the Lusófona University, in Lisbon, Portugal, and a research member of CICANT/ULHT R&D unit. Concluded his Ph.D. degree in Information Systems and Computer Engineering at Instituto Superior Técnico / University of Lisbon (IST/UL) in 2012. Before that, he concluded the Ms.C. degree in 2003 and the engineering degree in 1999. Both degrees also in Information Systems and Computer Engineering at IST/UL. His research interests are Enterprise Ontology, Enterprise Architecture and Enterprise Governance, with a specific focus in developing and applying control systems that are able to support and deliver more information for the organizational actors involved in the decision-making processes. He has professional expertise in the mobile telecommunications field.
    • Ch 56. Challenges of Meta Access Control Model Enforcement to an Increased Interoperability
    • Ch 187. Informed Decision Making With Enterprise Dynamic Systems Control
  • Sérgio Luís Guerreiro
    Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, Portugal & INESC-ID, Portugal
    Sérgio Guerreiro is an invited Assistant Professor at the Lusófona University, in Lisbon, Portugal, and a research member of CICANT/ULHT R&D unit. Concluded his Ph.D. degree in Information Systems and Computer Engineering at Instituto Superior Técnico / University of Lisbon (IST/UL) in 2012. Before that, he concluded the Ms.C. degree in 2003 and the engineering degree in 1999. Both degrees also in Information Systems and Computer Engineering at IST/UL. His research interests are Enterprise Ontology, Enterprise Architecture and Enterprise Governance, with a specific focus in developing and applying control systems that are able to support and deliver more information for the organizational actors involved in the decision-making processes. He has professional expertise in the mobile telecommunications field.
    • Ch 56. Challenges of Meta Access Control Model Enforcement to an Increased Interoperability
    • Ch 187. Informed Decision Making With Enterprise Dynamic Systems Control
  • Eleonora Guglielman
    Learning Community, Italy
    Phd in Education Science, Degree in Philosophy, she works in the education field since 1993; is project manager at Learning Community and senior researcher in many projects and initiative at national and international level, like Equal and Leonardo da Vinci programme. Have collaborated as a contract professor with University of Roma Tre. She is an European expert in e-learning accessibility.
    • Ch 135. Self-Awareness and Motivation Contrasting ESL and NEET Using the SAVE System
  • Angelita D. Guia
    University of the East, Philippines
    Angelita D. Guia is a licensed Electronics and Communications Engineer and currently serves as the College Secretary of College of Engineering, University of the East, Caloocan Campus. She received her Engineering and Masters Degree in Information Management degrees from the University of the East.
    • Ch 215. Do Usability Design Features of a Mobile Game Influence Learning?
  • Bilal Gumussoy
    Shell and Turcas Petrol Inc., Turkey
    Bilal Gumussoy has a Bachelor Industrial Engineering degree. He is an experienced professional in Procurement & Supply Chain best practices & tools with substantial change management experience. He has FMCG (Nestle 7 years) and Pharmaceutical industry (2 years) background with Supply Chain and Procurement roles. He has worked for Shell as “Country Procurement Manager” role for 5 years and now working as the “Business Development Manager” role leading the supply chain strategy of Shell in Turkey and projects on the M&A and Divestments
    • Ch 46. Acceptance of E-Reverse Auction From the Buyer Perspective
  • Cigdem Altin Gumussoy
    Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
    Cigdem Altin Gumussoy is an assistant professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering at Istanbul Technical University (ITU). She graduated with a BS from Marmara University in 2001, a MS from ITU in 2003, and a PhD from ITU in 2009. Her current research interests are human computer interaction and technology acceptance. Her research papers have appeared in Technovation, International Journal of Information Management, Management Research News, Online Information Review, Personnel Review, Journal of Intellectual Capital and Computers in Human Behaviour.
    • Ch 46. Acceptance of E-Reverse Auction From the Buyer Perspective
  • Yash Gupta
    Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, India
    A 3rd year college student who is very interested in innovating new ideas and techniques. His areas of interests are Artificial Intelligence, digital video watermarking, algorithms.
    • Ch 422. Digital Video Watermarking Using Diverse Watermarking Schemes
  • Guner Gursoy
    Okan University, Turkey
    Guner Gursoy is a Professor of Finance in Okan University Department of Business Administration. He has received his Ph.D. degree in Business Administration from Bilkent University, and MSc. degree in Systems Management from Naval Postgraduate School. Gursoy’s research interest areas are supply chain management practices, procurement, financial management control systems, financial policy analysis and systems management topics.
    • Ch 459. Becoming Smart, Innovative, and Socially Responsible in Supply Chain Collaboration
  • Marco Guspini
    educommunity – Educational Community, Italy
    President of educommunity – Educational Community. Headmaster in Public school actually Executive Director for the Ministry of the education; adjunct professor of Pedagogy of work at the University Roma Tre in the faculty of Science of Education for 10 years. Senior researcher, expert in Project evaluation, in adult education, learning personalization, planning and monitoring of national and transnational Projects and Initiatives. He is Research Director and Scientific Warrantor. He is member of Technical and Scientific Steering Committee.
    • Ch 135. Self-Awareness and Motivation Contrasting ESL and NEET Using the SAVE System
  • Juncal Gutiérrez-Artacho
    University of Granada, Spain
    Juncal Gutiérrez-Artacho is a Doctor in Translation and Interpreting and lecturer at the Department of Translation and Interpreting at the University of Granada (Spain). She has given courses in different degrees and master’s at a number of Spanish universities. She has participated in numerous national and European research projects. Her lines of research are the multilingual Information Retrieval and new translation and interpreting technologies. http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0275600X
    • Ch 388. Analysis and Assessment of Cross-Language Question Answering Systems
  • Esra Ayça Güzeldereli
    Afyon Kocatepe University, Turkey
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    • Ch 588. Fuzzy Logic Approach in Risk Assessment
  • Norman Gwangwava
    Botswana International University of Science and Technology, Botswana
    Dr. Norman Gwangwava: PhD in Industrial Engineering, with proficiency in Industrial and Product Design, Concurrent Engineering, and e-Manufacturing. LECTURER at the Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST), department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering. Has presented and published over 20 research papers at conferences and refereed journals. Research interests are in; Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems (RMS), Cyber-Physical Production Systems (CPS), Collaborative Product Design and Closed Loop Life-Cycle Systems, and Additive Manufacturing. Delivers short training programmes and offer consultancy in areas of Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Systems, Lean Manufacturing, Modular Product Design and Computer Based Applications in Engineering.
    • Ch 229. 3D Printing Applications in STEM Education
  • Graciela Dora Susana Hadad
    Universidad Nacional del Oeste, Argentina & Universidad de Belgrano, Argentina
    Graciela D. S. Hadad is graduated in Information Systems Bachelor at Universidad de Buenos Aires (1983). She has received her Ph.D. in Computer Science at the Universidad Nacional de La Plata (2008). She has conducted software developing teams in several argentine companies during the past thirty years. She has been a teaching assistant at Universidad de Buenos Aires during 9 years and a professor at Universidad Tecnológica Nacional from 2001 to 2006. Currently, she is a full professor and researcher at Universidad Nacional del Oeste, also teaching at Universidad Nacional de La Matanza and Universidad de Belgrano in under-graduate courses on software engineering and requirements engineering. Since 2003 she is teaching requirements engineering in post-graduate courses at Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina and Universidad Nacional de La Matanza. She is director and joint director of master thesis and doctoral thesis. She has been participating in research projects in Requirements Engineering since 1995. She currently belongs to a research group at Universidad Nacional del Oeste and at Universidad de Belgrano. She has published several papers in conference proceedings, journals and book chapters along these years.
    • Ch 445. Nominalizations in Requirements Engineering Natural Language Models
    • Ch 646. Dynamic Situational Adaptation of a Requirements Engineering Process
  • P. P. Abdul Haleem
    Farook College, India
    Abdul Haleem P P received his B E (Computer Science and Engineering) degree from Bangalore University (1994), and MTech (Computer Science and Engineering) and PhD degrees from National Institute of Technology Calicut, India in 2005 and 2011, respectively. He has a decades of experience in academics and software development area. Currently he is working as Assistant Professor at Postgraduate Department of Computer Science & Research Centre, Farook College (Autonomous), Calicut, India. He has published papers in several national and international conferences and journals. His research interests include Mobile Computing, Data Formatting Schemes and Big Data.
    • Ch 673. Energy Conservation in the Era of Ubiquitous Computing
  • Munira Halili
    Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
    Munira received her MBA from USM in 2012 and Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from UUM in 2002. She is currently pursuing ITC’s Modular Learning System in Supply Chain Management (MLS-SCM) programme. Munira has over 13 years of experience in Manufacturing Industry with Product Lifecycle Management and Supply Chain as her areas of expertise. Profesionally, she holds a Project Lead role managing several projects and teams, providing key support in PLC and Marketing areas. Munira also holds a business Consulting role relative to Systems, Process and Data. Munira is also a certified 6-Sigma Green Belter.
    • Ch 480. Reflections of the 1Malaysia Supply Chain (1MSC)
  • Habib Hamam
    University of Moncton, Canada
    Habib Hamam obtained the B.Eng. and M.Sc. degrees in information processing from the Technical University of Munich, Germany 1988 and 1992, and the PhD degree in Physics and applications in telecommunications from Université de Rennes I conjointly with France Telecom Graduate School, France 1995. He also obtained a postdoctoral diploma, “Accreditation to Supervise Research in Signal Processing and Telecommunications”, from Université de Rennes I in 2004. He is currently a full Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Université de Moncton and a Canada Research Chair holder in “Optics in Information and Communication Technologies”. He is an IEEE senior member and a registered professional engineer in New-Brunswick. He is among others associate editor of the IEEE Canadian Review, member of the editorial boards of Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing - John Wiley & Sons - and of Journal of Computer Systems, Networking, and Communications - Hindawi Publishing Corporation. His research interests are in optical telecommunications,Wireless Communications, diffraction, fiber components, optics of the eye, RFID and E-Learning.
    • Ch 10. Artificial Intelligence Review
  • J. Michael Hardin
    Samford University, USA
    Dr. Mike Hardin is the Provost of Samford University in Birmingham, AL. He is also the former Dean of the College of Commerce at the University of Alabama. Dr. Hardin has authored or co-authored over 80 papers in various journals. He is the author or co-author of over 150 abstracts presented at national meetings and has given over 75 invited lectures or talks. He is the author of several book chapters dealing with database design and decision support systems. Dr. Hardin often serves as a consultant to healthcare organizations in the areas of data mining, sampling, and program integrity. Additionally, he is an instructor and consultant for the SAS Institute in the areas of data mining and time series analysis.
    • Ch 620. Social Media Credit Scoring
  • Seetha Hari
    Vellore Institute of Technology, India
    Dr Hari Seetha obtained her Master’s degree in Engineering Physics with specialization in electronics from National Institute of Technology (formerly R. E. C.)Warangal and obtained M.Phil as well as Ph.D from V.I.T University. She has research interests in the fields of pattern recognition, data mining, text mining and machine learning. She has published a few research papers in national and international journals and conferences. She is a member of editorial board for various International Journals. She is presently guiding 5 Ph.D students. She is listed in the 2014 edition of Who’s who in the world published by Marquis Who’s Who, as the biographical reference representing the world’s most accomplished individuals. She had been a co-investigator to a major research project sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. She is currently working as Associate Professor in the School of Computer Engineering at VIT University, Vellore, India. She is also a Division Chair for Software Systems division and Program Chair for B.Tech (CSE) program, in the School of Computer Engineering at VIT University, Vellore, India.
    • Ch 159. Learning From Imbalanced Data
  • Ralph Hartsock
    University of North Texas, USA
    Ralph Hartsock (B.A.--Music, MLS--Library Science), Senior Music Catalog Librarian for the University of North Texas Libraries, catalogs sheet music and audio recordings. He has published extensively on America’s avant garde composers, including the reference sources Otto Luening: a Bio-Bibliography (Greenwood Press, 1991), and Vladimir Ussachevsky: a Bio-Bibliography (Greenwood Press, 2000), the latter in collaboration with Carl Rahkonen. Hartsock has also published articles on Milton Babbitt and Edgard Varèse. He has contributed to reference sources on American history, cultural and political. These include articles in Women in the American Civil War (ABC-CLIO, 2008), American Countercultures (M.E. Sharpe, 2009), Revolts, Protests, Demonstrations, and Rebellions in American History (ABC-CLIO, 2011), Encyclopedia of Politics of the American West (CQ Press, 2013), Music in the Social and Behavioral Sciences: An Encyclopedia, (Sage, 2014), and The Social History of the American Family: An Encyclopedia, (Sage, 2014). Topics range from people (Fanny Crosby, Josephine Griffing, Ray Charles) to topics (Anti-War Music, Woodstock, National Anthems, Brooks-Baxter War). Hartsock has collaborated with Daniel Gelaw Alemneh writing articles, conference presentations, and poster sessions, on the relationship of electronic dissertations to music. He reviews books for American Reference Books Annual, Material Culture, Music Reference Services Quarterly, and Congregational Libraries Today.
    • Ch 584. Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs)
  • Osman Hasan
    National University of Science and Technology, Pakistan
    Osman Hasan received the B.Eng. (Hons.) degree from the N-W.F.P University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan, in 1997, and the M.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, in 2001 and 2008, respectively. He served as an ASIC design Engineer from 2001 to 2003 at LSI Logic Corporation in Ottawa, Canada and as a Research Associate at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, for 18 months after his doctoral degree. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Islamabad, Pakistan. He is the founder and director of System Analysis and Verification (SAVe) Lab at NUST, which mainly focuses on the design and formal verification of energy, embedded and e-health related systems. He has received several awards and distinctions, including the Pakistan’s Higher Education Commission’s Best University Teacher (2010) and Best Young Researcher Award (2011) and the President’s gold medal for the best teacher of the University from NUST in 2015. Dr. Hasan is a Senior member of IEEE, member of Association for Automated Reasoning (AAR) and member of the Pakistan Engineering Council.
    • Ch 271. Load Flow Analysis in Smart Grids
    • Ch 595. State of the Art and Key Design Challenges of Telesurgical Robotics
    • Ch 596. Telesurgical Robotics and a Kinematic Perspective
  • Syed Rafay Hasan
    Tennessee Technological University, USA
    Syed Rafay Hasan received the B.Eng degree from NED University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan, the M.Eng and the Ph.D. degrees from Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada, all in electrical engineering. He was an adjunct faculty in Concordia University from 2006 to 2009. From 2009 to 2011, he was a research associate at École Polytechnique de Montréal. Since September 2011, he is an assistant professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, TN, USA. Dr. Hasan won the Post-Doctoral Fellowship award from Scholarship Regroupment Stratégigue en Microsystèmes du Québec in 2011, Sigma Xi Outstanding Research Award in 2012, Faculty Research Award from Tennessee Tech University in 2013 – 2014, and Kinslow outstanding research paper award from College of Engineering of Tennessee Tech University (2015). He has published more than 36 peer reviewed journal, and conference papers. His research interests include hardware design security, 3-D IC, and design reliability of VLSI circuits. Dr. Hasan is a member of IEEE, full member of Sigma Xi, and life member of Pakistan engineering council.
    • Ch 271. Load Flow Analysis in Smart Grids
  • Azizul Hassan
    Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK
    Azizul Hassan is a PhD candidate at Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK and a member of the Tourism Consultants Network of the Tourism Society, UK. His research interests concentrate on technology supported marketing in tourism,innovations in tourism marketing, heritage interpretation and sustainable marketing alternatives for heritage tourism industries. Hassan is a regular reviewer of Tourism Management Perspective, International Journal of Human Resource Management and few others.
    • Ch 349. Augmented Reality for Tourist Destination Image Formation
  • Md. Salleh Hj. Hassan
    Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
    Md. Salleh H.Hassan is a professor at the Department of Communication, Universiti Putra Malaysia and previously served as the Director, Institute for Social Science Studies of UPM (2006-2011). His research interests are in the area of mass communication, development communication and new communication technology. He has been active at the international level presenting papers at conferences and publishing in international journals. Currently he serves as the Vice President of the World Communication Association (WCA). He is also a member of the Asian Mass Communication Research and Information Centre (AMIC), International Association of Agricultural Information Specialists (IAALD), life member Society for International Development and Malaysian Association of Social Sciences. His current research is on the use ICT for agricultural and rural development.
    • Ch 149. Cyberbullying Among Malaysian Children Based on Research Evidence
    • Ch 240. Factors Determining E-Shopping Compliance by Nigerians
  • Donna Patterson Hawkins
    University of Phoenix, USA
    Dr. Donna Patterson Hawkins is a native of North Carolina. She is the Director of Academic Affairs at the University of Phoenix - Raleigh, NC campus and the 'Acting' Director at the University of Phoenix, Richmond - Virginia Beach campus. Her higher education consists of a BS in Computer Information Systems from NC Wesleyan College (Rocky Mount, NC); a MBA from Regis University (Denver, CO) and a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from Regent University (Virginia Beach, VA). Dr. Hawkins enjoys teaching, singing, reading, watching movies and spending time with family and friends. She is a woman of faith and truly believes in Phillipians 4:13, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me".
    • Ch 126. Increasing Student Engagement and Participation Through Course Methodology
    • Ch 330. Trends in Health Care Information Technology and Informatics
  • Ciara Heavin
    University College Cork, Ireland
    Ciara Heavin is a College Lecturer in Business Information Systems at University College Cork, Ireland. She also holds a BSc and MSc in Information Systems from UCC. Her main research interests include the development of the ICT industry, primarily focusing on Ireland’s software industry and knowledge management in software SMEs. She is the Managing Editor of the Journal of Decision Systems since 2011.
    • Ch 223. Leveraging Technology-Enhanced Teaching and Learning for Future IS Security Professionals
    • Ch 510. Defining and Characterising the Landscape of eHealth
  • Nolan Hemmatazad
    University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA
    Nolan Hemmatazad received his Ph.D. in Information Technology from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2015. While pursuing his degree, he contributed to the university's teaching mission for several years while engaging in cross-disciplinary research involving the fields of machine learning, social computing, and user experience. He has been involved in the development and exploration of new technologies for more than 15 years, with practical experience that runs the gamut from hobbyist to industry executive. He currently lives in Omaha, Nebraska with his wife and daughter.
    • Ch 678. Social Computing
  • Masoud Hemmatpour
    Politecnico di Torino, Italy
    Masoud Hemmatpour received the M.S. degree in computer and communication network engineering in 2015 from Politecnico di Torino, Italy. He is currently a PhD student at the Dipartimento di Automatica e Informatica of Politecnico di Torino. He focuses on high performance computing in the context of designing novel concurrent data structure and (parallel) algorithms and utilizing modern hardware advancements, especially many-core processors.
    • Ch 346. Cost Evaluation of Synchronization Algorithms for Multicore Architectures
  • Martha Henckell
    Southeast Missouri State University, USA
    Dr. Martha Henckell is the Information Technology (IT) Director of User Services and an adjunct faculty member at Southeast Missouri State University for both the College of Business and College of Education. In her role as IT Director, Martha is responsible for the IT training program, comprised of both online and face-to-face courses and presentations. Martha has published a number of articles, book chapters, and book, Evaluation of Distance Education: The Student Perspective.
    • Ch 125. Factors Contributing to the Effectiveness of Online Students and Instructors
  • Ratih Hendayani
    Telkom University, Indonesia
    School of Economics and Business Lecture with research focus in Supply chain management topic
    • Ch 474. Missing Part of Halal Supply Chain Management
  • Ángel Hernando-Gómez
    University of Huelva, Spain
    Ángel Hernando-Gómez, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Psychology and Education at the University of Huelva, Spain. He is the author of many publications in the field of school counseling, psychology, intervention on risk behaviors, promoting positive adolescent development, communication and education.
    • Ch 345. Using Communities of Inquiry Online to Perform Tasks of Higher Order Learning
  • Fabrício Herpich
    Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
    Fabricio Herpich is researcher with studies aimed at the development of immersive virtual environments and virtual worlds in 3D, with emphasis on ubiquitous and pervasive computing, context-aware computing of users, with artificial intelligence techniques and uses of intelligent agent. Ph.D. in Graduate Program in Informatics in Education (in progress) in Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS). Master’s in Computer Science (2015) and Graduation in Tecnologia em Sistemas para Internet (2013), both in Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM).
    • Ch 690. Virtual Worlds in the Educational Context
  • Gabriel Herrera-Pérez
    Instituto Tecnológico Superior de Irapuato, Mexico
    Dr. Gabriel Herrera-Pérez was born in Mexico; D.F. Your basic level education conducted in the state of Guanajuato. Obtained in 1994 the title of Chemical in the Faculty of Chemistry of the University of Guanajuato (UGto), Guanajuato; Gto. At the Department of Chemistry, Division of Basic Science and Engineering at the Autonomous Metropolitan University-Iztapalapa (UAM-I), Mexico; D.F. postgraduate course at Masters Level, specializing in quantum chemistry was completed in 1998. In 2002 it bestowed the Degree of Doctor in Materials Science at the Center for Research in Advanced Materials (CIMAV) in Chihuahua; Chih. work done in the issue of Heterogeneous Catalysis. In 2003 he participated in a postdoctoral fellowship at the Faculty of Sciences of the Autonomous University of Morelos (UAEM), Cuernavaca; Mor. in the field of Theoretical Physichemistry. The Dr. Herrera was a professor different subjects in Materials Engineering in the Institute Technologic Superior of Irapuato (ITESI) from 2004 to 2006 and since 2009 is Research Professor in Materials Engineering.
    • Ch 253. The Impact of Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene on Electronics Industry
  • Richard T. Herschel
    Saint Joseph's University, USA
    Richard Herschel is Chair of the Decision & System Sciences Department in the Haub School of Business at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. His research has appeared in the International Journal of Knowledge Management, Knowledge Management Review, the Journal of Knowledge Management, Decision Support Systems, the International Journal of Information Knowledge, Culture, and Change, Information Strategy: The Executive’s Journal, Small Group Research, the Journal of End User Computing, the Journal of Data Warehousing, the Journal of Information and Management Sciences, Technology Studies, and Sex Roles: A Journal of Research. Dr. Herschel received his PhD from Indiana University in management information systems. Prior to academia, he worked as a systems analyst at Johnson & Johnson, Columbia Pictures, Schering-Plough Corporation, and Maryland National Bank. He has initiated innovative programs in business intelligence at both the undergraduate and graduate levels at Saint Joseph’s University.
    • Ch 82. Business Intelligence
  • Sue Ann Highland
    Grand Canyon University, USA
    Sue Ann Highland is the owner of Highland Business Innovations and is an Organizational Development Consultant. In her current role, she does training for schools and small businesses. She also does marketing for small businesses who cannot access the services of a large marketing company. Other services her company offers are business development, training, on-boarding, evaluation, and leadership development. She is a third year doctoral student in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Grand Canyon University and has over 25 years in the field of education serving in roles from teacher, principal and central office.
    • Ch 450. The Relationship Between Online Formative Assessment and State Test Scores Using Multilevel Modeling
  • Craig Hight
    University of Newcastle, Australia
    Dr Craig Hight is an Associate Professor in Creative Industries at the University of Newcastle, Australia. His current research focuses on the relationships between digital media technologies and documentary practice, especially the variety of factors shaping online documentary cultures.
    • Ch 656. Software Literacy
  • Fadi Hirzalla
    Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Dr Fadi Hirzalla is a political and communication scientist, specializing in citizenship and media, particularly in regard to young people and multiculturalism. He is currently a senior researcher and lecturer at Erasmus University Rotterdam and a visiting fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
    • Ch 318. Young People, Civic Participation, and the Internet
  • Catherine Hlahla
    National University of Science and Technology, Zimbabwe
    Catherine Hlahla is young woman who graduated from the National University of Science and Technology (Zimbabwe) with a Bachelor of Engineering Honours Degree in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering. In her final year at University, she did a project entitled " Anthropometric Research for the Design of Educational Toys for Early Aged Children" in which the toys models were made using 3D Printing. She is currently looking for employment as she has just graduated from University this year (2016).
    • Ch 229. 3D Printing Applications in STEM Education
  • Bogdan Hoanca
    University of Alaska Anchorage, USA
    Dr. Bogdan Hoanca is a professor of Management Information Systems at the University of Alaska Anchorage.
    • Ch 499. The Impact of Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Personal Assistants on Marketing
  • Hunter G. Hoffman
    University of Washington, USA
    Hunter Hoffman, Ph.D., is Director of the Virtual Reality Research Center at the University of Washington in Seattle. Hoffman is research scientist in Mechanical Engineering, and affiliate faculty in Radiology and Psychology. He conducts research at the University of Washington, Seattle Shriners Hospitals for Children Galveston, and Effat University in Jeddah Saudi Arabia. His graduate education was in Cognitive Psychologist specializing in human learning/memory and attention, and is one of the early pioneers applying virtual reality technology to difficult medical and psychological problems such as pain, phobias, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Hoffman and Patterson co-originated the technique of using virtual reality pain distraction for severe burn patients. Hoffman has designed several virtual worlds (e.g, SnowWorld pain distraction, part of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum Triennial), and he has designed and developed a number of custom original hardware technologies, such as photonic fiberoptic magnet-friendly VR goggles that can be used during fMRI brain scans. Hunter Hoffman was named one of the top “fast 50” innovators of the next 10 years (http://www.fastcompany.com/fast50_06/index.html.
    • Ch 518. Virtual Reality as Distraction Technique for Pain Management in Children and Adolescents
  • Barbara Jane Holland
    Brooklyn Public Library, USA
    Born and raised in New York City, beginning from my youth and extending to adulthood there has been an ongoing quest for knowledge and information stemming from a variety of disciplines.. I received my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the City College Of New York. After discovering profound interest several disciplines, I decided to embark on a journey of Library and Information Studies. I eventually obtained a masters degree in Library Science from Queens College of New York. I currently work at the Brooklyn Public Library as a Senior Librarian. Now counting it has been fourteen years. My quest for knowledge and information continues to be ongoing. I have presented at the Georgia Conference On Information Literacy, and the Brooklyn Reading Council. Previous works includes a chapter titled “On the Demands of Mobile Technology and Virtual Collection Development: A Case Study.” Published in the International Journal of Digital Library Systems (IJDLS). I also continue to keep up with and write about the latest technological trends on my weblog. New trends develop and happen every moment across the globe. As a librarian and Information Professional it is imperative to keep up with library research and technological trends trends and provide the information on an ongoing basis. I can truly say my profession never gets boring.
    • Ch 77. Scanning for Blind Spots
  • Christopher Holmberg
    University of Gothenburg, Sweden
    Christopher Holmberg is a PhD candidate in Food and Nutrition with a focus on online food communication utilizing an epidemiological and health promotion perspective. Mr. Holmberg has an interdisciplinary background with an MSc in Public administration, and is also a registered psychiatric-mental health nurse. Christopher has worked as a ward manager overseeing an acute psychiatric ward at, and was previously a consultant for the World Health Organization department of Mental Health Policy and Service Development. Christopher is a member of Japan Society for the promotion of Science (JSPS), the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO), and International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA).
    • Ch 601. Adolescents' Food Communication in Social Media
  • John K. Hope
    University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Dr John Hope PhD in Education, MA(Hons), DipEd, TTC. Associate Dean (International), Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Auckland, New Zealand. j.hope@auckland.ac.nz John’s background is teaching in New Zealand primary, intermediate and secondary schools. Early in his career John was seconded by the Ministry of Education to develop programmes for gifted students in New Zealand schools and when he became a principal, established the first fully dedicated and permanently staffed gifted education unit in a New Zealand school. He left school teaching after some years as the principal of New Zealand’s largest primary school, a school featuring nationally recognised programmes for gifted students and an international reputation for use of ICT. Later in his career John became a school inspector and curriculum writer, and was seconded to the University of Auckland as Director Primary Teacher Education to establish initial teacher education programmes. Following successful establishment of teacher education programmes, other University of Auckland appointments followed, including Director of the University of Auckland Principals Centre, and Associate Dean (International) positions in two faculties. He currently directs several overseas twinning degree teacher education preparation programmes, coordinates international activity within the Faculty of Education and has university-wide international responsibilities. Teaching and supervision interests include pedagogical applications of ICT in learning, educational leadership and gifted education. Research activities and publications focus on educational leadership and internationalisation.
    • Ch 211. Could Educational Technology Replace Traditional Schools in the Future?
  • Wolfram Höpken
    University of Applied Sciences Ravensburg-Weingarten, Germany
    Wolfram Höpken is professor for Business Informatics and eBusiness at the University of Applied Sciences Ravensburg-Weingarten and director of the eBusiness Competence Centre eBLSIG. His main fields of interest are business intelligence and data mining, semantic web & interoperability and mobile services. He has been involved in several research projects in the area of semantic web and seamless data interchange in tourism (EU-funded projects Harmonise, Harmo-TEN, Euromuse, HarmoSearch) as well as in the area of knowledge discovery and management within tourism destinations. Wolfram Höpken has been vice president and commercial director of IFITT for 10 years. He has been research track chair of the ENTER conference 2009 and overall chair of ENTER 2014. He has chaired the CEN/ISSS workshop eTOUR dealing with harmonization in the field of tourism.
    • Ch 31. Big Data Analytics for Tourism Destinations
  • Jeremy Horne
    The International Institute of Informatics and Systemics, USA
    Jeremy Horne received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Florida State University in 1988, concentrating in political philosophy, logic, the history of philosophy, and philosophy of education. He also holds a Masters in political science from Southern Connecticut State University and a bachelors from the Johns Hopkins University. Horne's current research interests are • Cosmological and quantum semantics of binary logic • Modeling and Simulation – autonomous hybrid systems, and states of life and consciousness, with emphasis on dynamic validation • Relationship of first and second order logic to modeling theories, such as IDEF • Effect of millimeter wave radiation on transitional states of consciousness • Consciousness studies, particularly the structure, role, and philosophy of bi-valued logic in consciousness. with peer-reviewed publications and presentations in each. He is president emeritus of the Southwest Area Meeting (division) of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His professional associations, past and present include the International Institute for Informatics and Systemics, the International Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), and the Bioelectromagnetics Society. Currently, he is CEO, science advisor, and curriculum coordinator of the Inventors Assistance League. His document repository may be accessed at: https://sites.google.com/site/yourmindshomepage/ .
    • Ch 161. The Ontology of Randomness
  • M. Reza Hosseini
    Deakin University, Australia
    M. Reza Hosseini is currently a lecturer in Construction Management at Deakin University. He is a Civil Engineer and has an MSc in Construction Management. He completed his PhD at the University of South Australia and his main research fields are virtual design and construction, virtual team working, and collaboration in Building Information Modelling (BIM). He has been a member of the board of directors for Project Management Institute (PMI) Adelaide chapter and a member of Australian Institute of Building (AIB), Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) and buildingSMART Australia.
    • Ch 47. Advanced ICT Methodologies (AIM) in the Construction Industry
  • Michelle Hough
    Pennsylvania State University, USA
    Michelle Hough is an Associate Professor of Business Administration at Penn State. Her teaching interests include management, strategy, and organizational behavior. Dr. Hough's research is multi-disciplinary, emphasizing the examination of the intersection of technology and society. She is a two-time Fulbright recipient (Denmark - 2005 and Malta - 2009).
    • Ch 609. The Internet Behavior of Older Adults
  • Wan-Chiang Hsieh
    Wan-Chiang Hsieh
    National Taichung Girls' Senior High School, Taiwan
    • Ch 299. Exploring Tourism Cluster in the Peripheral Mountain Area Based on GIS Mapping
  • Jeffrey Hsu
    Fairleigh Dickinson University, USA
    Jeffrey Hsu is an Associate Professor of Information Systems and Decision Sciences at the Silberman College of Business, Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is the author of numerous papers, chapters, and books, and has previous business experience in the software, telecommunications, and financial industries. His research interests include supply chain management, human-computer interaction, e-commerce, IS education, and mobile/ubiquitous computing. He is Managing Editor of the International Journal of Data Analysis and Information Systems (IJDAIS), Associate Editor of the International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education (IJICTE), and is on the editorial board of several other journals. Dr. Hsu received his Ph.D. in Information Systems from Rutgers University, a M.S. in Computer Science from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and an M.B.A. from the Rutgers Graduate School of Management.
    • Ch 468. From Business-to-Business Software Startup to SAP's Acquisition
  • Ya-Hui Hsueh
    National Taichung University of Education, Taiwan
    I am a senior high school student. I am interested in geography.
    • Ch 299. Exploring Tourism Cluster in the Peripheral Mountain Area Based on GIS Mapping
  • Nan Hu
    University of Utah, USA
    Dr. Hu is an assistant professor of Medicine and Statistics at the University of Utah. His research interests include statistical methods in cancer diagnosis and prognosis, cancer clinical studies, epidemiological studies, health economics, medical decision making, and big data and its application in medical informatics.
    • Ch 192. Using Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC) Analysis to Evaluate Information -Based Decision-Making
  • Wen-Chen Hu
    University of North Dakota, USA
    Wen-Chen Hu received a BE, an ME, an MS, and a PhD, all in Computer Science, from Tamkang University, Taiwan, the National Central University, Taiwan, the University of Iowa, Iowa City, and the University of Florida, Gainesville, in 1984, 1986, 1993, and 1998, respectively. He is currently an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science of the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks. He was an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at Auburn University, Alabama, for years. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Handheld Computing Research (IJHCR) and an associate editor of the Journal of Information Technology Research (JITR), and has acted as editors and editorial advisory/review board members for over 30 international journals/books and served more than 30 tracks/sessions and program committees for international conferences. He has also won a couple of awards of best papers, best reviewers, and community services. Dr. Hu has been teaching more than 10 years at the US universities and over 10 different computer/IT-related courses, and advising more than 50 graduate students. He has published over 100 articles in refereed journals, conference proceedings, books, and encyclopedias, edited seven books and conference proceedings, and solely authored a book titled Internet-Enabled Handheld Devices, Computing, and Programming: Mobile Commerce and Personal Data Applications. His current research interests include handheld/mobile/smartphone/tablet computing, location-based services, Web-enabled information system such as search engines and Web mining, electronic and mobile commerce systems, and Web technologies. He is a member of the IEEE Computer Society and ACM (Association for Computing Machinery).
    • Ch 526. An Empirical Study of Mobile/Handheld App Development Using Android Platforms
  • Rahul U. Hude
    MAEER's Maharashtra Institute of Pharmacy, India
    Mr. Rahul U. Hude was completed M. Pharmacy in Quality assurance Techniques from University of Pune, Maharashtra, India with distinction. He published one research article in current drug delivery journal. Presently he is a Ph.D. research scholar in MAEER's Maharashtra Institute of Pharmacy, Pune (University of Pune). His area of research is design and development of controlled drug delivery systems.
    • Ch 586. Research Methodology
  • Claretha Hughes
    University of Arkansas, USA
    Claretha Hughes, PhD, MBA, is Director of the College of Education and Health Professions’ Honors Program and Associate Professor and teaches Human Resource and Workforce Development in the Department of Rehabilitation, Human Resources, and Communication Disorders at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Her research focuses on value creation through the use of human resource development and technology development. She is interested in the impact of the value of people and technology (1) on teaching and learning processes and motivation, (2) on organizational culture, change strategies, and leadership, and (3) on technology in the workplace environment and employee behavior. She is the 2009 University Council of Workforce and Human Resource Education Outstanding Assistant Professor. Dr. Hughes has a PhD from Virginia Tech, a MT degree from NC State University, a BA from Clemson University, and an MBA from the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas. She has publications in journals, such as Human Resource Development Review, Workforce Education Forum, the International Journal of Human Resource Development and Management, and the Journal of the North American Management Society. Her book Valuing People and Technology in the Workplace: A Competitive Advantage Framework (http://www.igi-global.com/book/valuing-people-technology-workplace/59747) won the 2013 R. Wayne Pace Book of the Year Award from the Academy of Human Resource Development.
    • Ch 375. Influencing People and Technology Using Human Resource Development (HRD) Philosophy
  • Hoo Yee Hui
    Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia
    Ms Hoo Yee Hui is a lecturer in Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR). She is a PHD candidate in the Graduate School of Business, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). She served as a council member, young professional section chairman and Perak state section chairman of The Society of Logisticians, Malaysia/Pertubuhan Pakar Logistik Malaysia (LogM).
    • Ch 244. Improving Competencies for the Courier Service Industry in Malaysia
  • Shabir Hussain
    University of Kashmir, India
    The author is NET/JRF In Libary Science.
    • Ch 457. Web 2.0 From Evolution to Revolutionary Impact in Library and Information Centers
  • Philip Huysmans
    Philip Huysmans
    University of Antwerp, Belgium
    • Ch 461. The Concept of Modularity in the Context of IS Project Outsourcing
  • Adamkolo Mohammed Mohammed Ibrahim
    Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia & University of Maiduguri, Nigeria
    Adamkolo Mohammed Ibrahim did his Master degree programme in Development Communication at Universiti Putra Malaysia in 2017 and received his BA Mass Communication certificate from University of Maiduguri, Nigeria in 2007. He is a lecturer at his Alma Mata department and university where he teaches Mass Communication studies. He conducts research and writes in ICT adoption/e-adoption for socio-economic development and social media. He has published book chapters and journal articles.
    • Ch 149. Cyberbullying Among Malaysian Children Based on Research Evidence
    • Ch 240. Factors Determining E-Shopping Compliance by Nigerians
  • Giorgio Amedeo Iengo
    University of Cagliari, Italy
    Giorgio Iengo is a student enrolled in the second year of the degree in Computer Science at the University of Cagliari. His main interests rely within the software development domain.
    • Ch 285. Leveraging the Arduino Platform to Develop Information Technology Devices
  • Osaro Rawlings Igbinomwanhia
    University of Benin, Nigeria
    Dr. Osaro Rawlings IGBINOMWANHIA is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Human Resource Management, Faculty of Management Sciences, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria. He teaches human resource management, behavioural sciences, organizational analysis and behavior, and industrial relations. Dr. Igbinomwanhia’s research work, which has appeared in both national and international journals focuses on the human side of organisations. Dr. Igbinomwanhia is a member of the Academy of Management Nigeria.
    • Ch 436. Indigenous Knowledge Systems
  • Osarumwense Iguisi
    University of Benin, Nigeria
    Osarumwense IGUISI received his BSc degree in Building Construction, MSc degree in Industrial Development and MA degree in General Management from the Free University of Brussels in Belgium. An MPhil degree in Applied Science of Economics with research focus on ‘International Management’ from the Universite Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium and a PhD degree in ‘Management and Organisation’ with research focusing on ‘Cultural Dynamics in Management Practice from University of Stirling, UK. Osarumwense Iguisi joined the University of Benin in 2013. For the past 25 years, he has been involved in basic and applied research, training and consultancy in the fields of Culture, Organization and Management. He was a Research Fellow at the Institute for Research on Intercultural Cooperation (IRIC), University of Maastricht-Netherlands, and Researched and lectured at Free University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Stirling Management School, University of Stirling, UK, and a Vising Fellow to University of Nairobi-Kenya, University of Dar Es Salaam-Tanzania, and University of Zimbabwe. He also held the positions of Executive Director, Euro-African Management Research Centre, Brussels-Belgium; Cross-Cultural Research and Training Consultant to Scottish Enterprise; UK; Course Development Consultant, Maastricht School of Management, Holland; Human Capacity Development Adviser, European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) Maastricht, Holland.
    • Ch 436. Indigenous Knowledge Systems
  • Tarah B. Ikahihifo
    Brigham Young University, USA
    Tarah B. Kerr is a doctoral student in the Instructional Psychology & Technology program at Brigham Young University. Her research interests include student engagement in higher education, blended and online learning environments, and open educational resources. www.tarahkerr.com
    • Ch 128. Learner Engagement in Blended Learning
  • Violet E. Ikolo
    Delta State University Library, Nigeria
    Violet Elohor Ikolo is the Medical Librarian at College of Health Sciences of the Delta State University Library, Abraka Campus. She holds a Bachelor of Library Science Degree (B.L.S.) and a Masters Degree in Library and Information Science (MSc) from Delta State University Abraka, Delta State, where she is also currently doing a PhD. Programme. She is also involved in meeting the research needs of medical students and staff of the College of Health Sciences. Through the provision of relevant information resources and services. . She is a member of the Nigerian library Association (NLA) and a Certified Librarian in Nigeria (CLN). Her area of research interest includes gender and ICT Usage, ICTs and Rural Development, and Information Literacy, and Library Administration.
    • Ch 497. Transformational Leadership for Academic Libraries in Nigeria
  • Shigeru Ikuta
    Otsuma Women's University, Japan
    Shigeru Ikuta is a Professor at Otsuma Women’s University, Japan. He is an education technologist, teacher educator in Science, and special educator with a focus on student learning and development on the basis of communication aids. He completed his graduate work and earned a doctorate in science at Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan. He had been working as a Professor of Computation Chemistry at Tokyo Metropolitan University for twenty-nine years and is honored to be an Emeritus Professor. He moved to University of Tsukuba and has started collaborative works with schoolteachers, affiliated with the University. He has been conducting many school activities in cooperation with the schoolteachers all over the world for more than ten years using original handmade teaching materials with dot codes, e-books with Media Overlays, and Augmented Reality in supporting the students’ learning both at the special needs and general schools.
    • Ch 561. Multimedia-Enabled Dot Codes as Communication Technologies
  • P. Vigneswara Ilavarasan
    Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India
    P. Vigneswara Ilavarasan (PhD – IIT Kanpur) is Associate Professor at the Dept. of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. He researches and teaches about production and consumption of information and communication technologies (ICTs) with a special focus on India. His publications and other details are available at: http://web.iitd.ac.in/~vignes/
    • Ch 619. Social Media and Business Practices
  • Badar Alam Iqbal
    Aligarh Muslim University, India
    Prof. Badar Alam Iqbal; Ph.D has been the DAAD, Fellow at German Institute of Economic Research; Berlin, Kiel Institute of World Economics; Kiel, South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg; Germany; Ford Foundation, USA; Fulbright Visiting Professor; US; Institute of Developing Economies; Tokyo; Fulbright Visiting Professor; (SIR) 2004-05 USA. In 2016-17, the Fulbright Commission Washington has again nominated for SIR at Kentucky State University; USA. Adjunct Professor; Monarch Business School; Monarch University; Switzerland; Visiting Professor at University of Rennes1; France; University of South Africa; Jonesburg; Extra Ordinary Professor, School of Economic Sciences; North-West University; South Africa; International Islamic University; Malaysia AIMA Accredited Management Professor; New Delhi; International Accredited Organization’s Professor; USA; Recently, International University of Business, Agriculture and Technology has conferred Visiting Emeritus Professor at College of Business Administration, Dhaka, Bangladesh. The Brazilian Government has awarded a Two Months Fellowship to teach a course on International Economics and Business at Graduate Program from September 15 2013 to November 14, 2013. Special Advisor, Transnational Corporation Review; Ottawa, Canada; Guest Editor; Special Issues (Global trade, Transnational Tourism and Global FDI); Transnational Corporation Review; Canada. Second best Speech at BRICS Forum; University of Guangzhou; China; Member; Editorial Review Board; IGI; Global USA; EU Commission; Denmark; has awarded Three month Scholarship to teach a course at University of Warsaw; Poland in 2014.Chinese Government has given One Month Fellowship for research at Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT); Beijing, China. The Society of Emerging Economies, Guangzhou, China has invited Prof. Iqbal for the International Conference, China for 2015 and 2016.BRICS Think Tank has also invited Prof. Iqbal to their Roundtable, at Guangzhou on December 3, 2015and 16. External Evaluator of Ph.D. thesis at Latrobe University; Australia; RMIT University; Australia; Natal University; North-West University; South Africa. University Putra Malaysia; University of Malaya; Malaysia; University of Khartoum; Trabhune University; Nepal MBA Dissertations Examiner; Natal University, South Africa; North West University, South Arica. Makerere University Business School; Ghana. External Examiner for Graduate Programme. Open University West Indies Chief Associate Editor-in-Chief; International Journal of Management and Innovation; Taiwan; Member Advisory Board, Africa and Brazilian Studies; Editor-in-Chief, Advances in Arts and Social Sciences; Nigeria; Member, Global Council of Peer Reviewers; USA; Chief Reviewer, Global Journal of Strategy and Governance; Canada; Member;Served as a Reviewer for World Finance Congress; Brazil. Member, International Advisory Board; Ellta; Malaysia; Editor; Global Review of Economics; USA; Member Editorial Board; European Scientific Journal;; European Scientific Institute; UK; Published 138 papers in Foreign Journals in Switzerland; Canada; UK; Mexico; Brazil; Romania; USA; and 81 in Indian Journal of Repute. Author of 12 books based on research conducted at different Institutes/ Universities around the world.
    • Ch 582. Public Policies for Providing Cloud Computing Services to SMEs of Latin America
  • Mehree Iqbal
    North South University, Bangladesh
    Ms. Mehree Iqbal is a Senior Lecturer in the department of Marketing and International Business at North South University. She has been teaching here since 2012. Ms. Iqbal received her Bachelor’s Degree from North South University, Bangladesh and Master’s Degree in International Business and Entrepreneurship from University of Glasgow, UK. She usually teaches the courses of International Business, International Competitiveness, International Strategy, Entrepreneurship and International Marketing. In addition to teaching, Ms. Iqbal has published a book and many research papers in local and international journals. Her research interest is in the area of Consumer Behaviour, Halal Ecosystem, Islamic Entrepreneurship, and Technology Acceptance Model. She is a regular writer on issues of current international affairs in Business Asia Magazine. She is the founder of Synergy: Personal Development and Counselling, which provides counselling to the people in need as a part of social responsibility and sustainability of the society.
    • Ch 311. E-Government Service Adoption and the Impact of Privacy and Trust
  • Yasushige Ishikawa
    Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, Japan
    Yasushige Ishikawa is Professor of English Education at Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, Japan. His research interests include CALL (Computer-Assisted Language Learning), MALL (Mobile Assisted Language Learning) and corpus linguistics. He has developed multimedia dual-language (English-Spanish and English-Portuguese) CALL team teaching aids for Japanese university students, a Spanish pronunciation and vocabulary teaching aid for Japanese university students, and an EFL CALL teaching aid for self-directed learning using a speech recognition system with automatic scoring of the fluency of learners’ utterances. He has also designed and implemented an innovative methodology for a CALL/MALL blended-learning approach to language teaching in EFL courses.
    • Ch 334. A Flipped Learning Approach to University EFL Courses
  • Giuseppe Iurato
    University of Palermo, Italy
    Giuseppe Iurato, BA in Mathematics (Pisa, IT), MA in Mathematics (Catania, IT), PhD in Applied Physics (with curriculum in History and Science Education) (Palermo, IT), collaborates with the International Centre for Mathematical Modeling (ICMM) directed by Professor Andrei Khrennikov (Linnaeus University at Växjo, SW), and with the International Research Group on Computational Psychoanalysis directed by Professor Rosapia Lauro Grotto (University of Florence, IT) and by Professor Fionn Murtagh (Goldsmiths University of London, London, and University of Derby, Derby, UK). He is also a member of the Language & Mind Research Network of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK, of the Editorial Review Board of the International Journal of Software Science and Computational Intelligence (IGI Global Publishing House, USA), and of the International Advisory Review Board of the CyberTech Publishing (an imprint of MKP Technologies, USA). His research interests mainly are in the intersection between humanities and exact/natural sciences.
    • Ch 670. An Essay on Denotational Mathematics
  • Arslan Ivashov
    Kazakh Ablai Khan University of International Relations and World Languages, USA
    Dr. Arslan Ivashov is an Associate Professor of Regional Studies at the Kazakh Ablai Khan University of International Relations and World Languages in Kazakhstan. He has extensive experience in teaching the courses Technologies of Political Leadership, Sociology, etc. Dr. Ivashov is a licensed expert of Independent Agency of Accreditation and Rating, Astana, Kazakhstan.
    • Ch 488. Contemporary Leadership Development in Kazakhstan
  • Tiko Iyamu
    Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa
    Tiko Iyamu holds a PhD in Information Systems. He is currently a Professor of Information Technology at Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa. He was a Professor of Informatics Tshwane University of Technology. Thereafter, he was a Professor of Informatics, Chair of Health Informatics at the Namibia University of Science and Technology, Windhoek, Namibia. He also serves as a Professor Extraordinaire at the Department of Computer Science, University of the Western Cape, South Africa. In 2013 and 2014, he was a visiting professor at Flensburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany.

    Prior to his fulltime appointment in academic in 2009, Professor Iyamu held several positions in both Public and Private Institutions in South Africa. He was System Analyst and Technologist at both Nedcor Investment Bank and Metropolitan Life, respectively. He became the Chief Architect at the City of Cape Town in 1999. Thereafter, he joined Old Mutual as IT Architect, from 2001 to 2008. Iyamu’s last corporate experience was at a MWeb, as Head of IT Architecture & Governance.

    Iyamu is the author of books, such as Enterprise Architecture: From Concept to Practice (First and Second editions) and Application of Underpinning Theories in Information Systems. He has published widely, over seventy-four research articles in book chapters, journals and conference proceedings. Professor Iyamu is an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Actor-Network Theory and Technological Innovation (IJANTTI), USA.
    • Ch 70. Architectural Framework for the Implementation of Information Technology Governance in Organisations
    • Ch 257. Deployment of Enterprise Architecture From the Activity Theory Perspective
    • Ch 389. Challenges in Collecting Qualitative Data for Information Systems Studies
  • Laura Jacques
    Medical College of Wisconsin, USA
    Dr. Laura Jacques joined the department as an assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in October, 2013. Dr. Jacques completed her undergraduate education at Arizona State University where she graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Biology and society, a major that emphasized basic science, the humanities and the effect of one on the other through time. She then went to medical school at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Washington, Seattle. Dr. Jacques’ areas of interest and expertise in gynecology are medical and conservative management of uterine bleeding, minimally invasive surgery including robotic surgery, vulvar and vaginal infections and pain syndromes and cervical dysplasia. Dr. Jacques also manages both complicated and uncomplicated pregnancies. She enjoys working with her patients and their support person(s) to achieve the pregnancy and birth experience they are hoping for. “My practice goals are two-fold, first to provide excellent, evidence based care and second to ensure that that care is tailored to the individual woman”.
    • Ch 504. Flipping the Medical School Classroom
  • Mostafa Jafari
    Regional Institute of Forest and Rangelands (RIFR), Iran
    Mostafa Jafari was born in year 1956 in Tehran, Iran. He started in school in year 1962 and obtained Natural Diploma in 1974 (Tehran, after 12 years). He finished his first degree (B.Sc.) in Forest and Range, graduated in 1978 (Iran), and finished his Ph.D. in Plant Science (Ecology) in 1990 (UK). His Post doctorate research was in Plant Ecophysiology Methodology in 1997 (Japan). He is member of scientific board since 1990. His interest is in plant ecology, forestry, and climate change, and giving lectures in Universities on Ecophysiology, Ecology, Range Rehabilitation, Plant Geography. He is an advisor of several post graduate students in different universities. He enjoy from Membership to the different Professional Organizations. He was Director (President) of Research Institute of Forest and Rangelands, I.R. Iran, from 1992 to Nov. 1997 (With 600 staff including 250 scientific researcher and 900 research projects, publishing about 200 books in this period). He was Director of First Vice President Office of WMO, from August 2004 to 2009. He is Head of TP Secretariat of Low Forest Cover Countries (LFCCs, International Intergovernmental Organization). Since, March 2003, he is also International Affair Advisor to the Deputy Minister and Head of IRIMO since August 2004. He published 82 articles, 12 books, and 2 university textbooks. He has done and reported two national research projects on climate changes as Managing Director of National Research Project on Climate Change in RIFR with seven sub-projects entitled: “Investigation on Climate Change Effects on Forest Ecosystems in Hyrcanian forests with Emphasize of Wood Dendrology Studies.” http://climate-change.ir/my_doc/climatechange/NCCO%20Personel/working%20groups/Dr%20Jafari%20CV%20brief%20DoE%20Sep%202014.pdf
    • Ch 272. Methodology of Climate Change Impact Assessment on Forests
    • Ch 680. Climate Change as a Driving Force on Urban Energy Consumption Patterns
  • Veeraraghavan Jagannathan
    National Institute of Technology, India
    Veeraraghavan Jagannathan is a full time Research Scholar at the Department of Computer Applications, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, India. He received his Post Graduate degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Anna University, India. His current research interests include Machine learning, Information Systems, Information Retrieval techniques, Cross Language Retrieval systems, Data Analytics and Electronic Commerce.
    • Ch 4. An Extension to the Delone and Mclean Information Systems Success Model and Validation in the Internet Banking Context
  • Swati C. Jagdale
    MAEER's Maharashtra Institute of Pharmacy, India
    Dr. Swati Jagdale M.Pharm, Ph.D, M.B.A studied at Savitribai Phule Pune University. She is presently working as Professor and Head, Department of Pharmaceutics at MAEER’s Maharashtra Institute of Pharmacy, MIT Campus, Kothrud, Pune, (MS), India. She has 15 years of academic experience and one year industrial research experience. She has published more than 80 National and International research articles in reputed journals. She has 03 books to her credit and contributed a chapter for International book. She has published more than 20 review articles in reputed journals. She has worked as a member of Board of Studies for Faculty of Pharmaceutics in Savitribai Phule Pune University. She has been awarded as Ideal Teacher award by MAEER’s Maharashtra Institute of Technology and DR. G.R. Ekbote Women Pharmacist Award of MAHA-APTICON-2016 & Pharma Award-2016 by Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India, Maharashtra State. She was nominated and received appreciation trophy for SKB Young Pharmacy Teacher of The Year Award of MAHA-APTICON-2016 & PHARMA AWARD-2016. She has presented her research work in various National and International conferences. She has filed two Indian patents. She has completed two research projects grants of Savitribai Phule Pune University. She has guided more than 50 post graduate students and 01 Ph.D student. Presently 06 Ph.D and 06 M. Pharm students are working under her guidance. She is life member of Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India and Indian Pharmaceutical Association.
    • Ch 586. Research Methodology
  • Kamini Jaipal-Jamani
    Brock University, Canada
    Dr. Kamini Jaipal-Jamani conducts research in science education and teacher education. Her research examines the effective use of technology in teaching and learning contexts in K-12 and higher education. She has investigated how video games, gamification, blogs, and robotics are implemented in instruction. Her research also involves developing and evaluating professional development programs for science teachers and pre-service teachers. Working within the TPACK framework, she co-developed a professional development technology workshop model that promotes technology-enhanced teaching of content rather than technical skill learning. Her recent research has been published as chapters in books edited by international scholars such as: Niess, M., & Willows-Giles, H. (Eds.). Handbook of Research on Teacher Education in the Digital Age. Hershey, PA: IGI Global Publications and C. Angeli & N. Valanides (Eds.), Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge: Exploring, Developing and Assessing TPCK. New York: Springer.
    • Ch 282. Application of Gamification to Blended Learning in Higher Education
  • Kai Jakobs
    RWTH Aachen University, Germany
    Kai Jakobs joined RWTH Aachen University’s Computer Science Department in 1985. His current research interests focus on various aspects of ICT standards and the underlying standardization process. Over time, he (co)- authored/edited a text book on communication networks and, more recently, seventeen books on ICT standardization. More than 200 of his papers have been published in conference proceedings, books, and journals. He has been on the program committee and editorial board of numerous international conferences and journals, respectively, and has served as an external expert on evaluation panels of various European R&D programs, on both technical and socio-economic issues. He is also Vice President of the European Academy for Standardisation (EURAS). Kai holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Edinburgh and is a Certified Standards Professional.
    • Ch 406. ICT Standardization
  • Cecília C. Jamil
    Stockholm University, Sweden
    MA in Fashion Studies by Stockholm University. BA in Fashion Design by Universidade FUMEC.
    • Ch 83. Improving Competitiveness Through Organizational Market Intelligence
  • George Leal Jamil
    Informações em Rede, Brazil
    George Leal Jamil has a post-doctoral degree by Faculdade de Letras of Universidade do Porto, PhD in Information Science from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Master degree in Computer Science (UFMG), and BSc in Electrical Engineering (UFMG). He has written books, chapters, and papers about topics regarding information technology and strategic management. Council member of journals and congresses, with main research interests in information systems management, strategy, knowledge management, and software engineering, marketing, and information technology adoption in business contexts. He also works as a consultant in these areas.
    • Ch 83. Improving Competitiveness Through Organizational Market Intelligence
  • Marilou N. Jamis
    National University, Philippines
    Marilou N. Jamis is a computer science graduate of the University of the East. She received her master’s degree in information technology from the Technological University of the Philippines. She works as a full time faculty of the National University.
    • Ch 215. Do Usability Design Features of a Mobile Game Influence Learning?
  • Rosy Jan
    University of Kashmir, India
    Mrs Rosy Jan is Senior Assistant Professor in the Department of Library and Information Science, University of Kashmir, India. She has Masters in Library and Information Science and PG Diploma in Library Automation and Networking. Her research interests include Scientometrics, Information Seeking Behaviour, Open Access and Predatory Publishing. She has published in many national and international journals. She has attended and presented papers in many National and International Seminars including ICDL 2010, ICLAM-2014, ETTLIS 2015, COLLNET 2015, etc. She bagged first position in Best Poster Award category ICDL 2010 for her poster presentation "Harvesting Capabilities of Google Scholar: A Comparative Study of three Major Journal Lists-DOAJ, Highwire and Biomedcentral". She is Academic Counsellor has also served as Nodal officer of “Internal Quality Assurance Cell “of her affiliated institution.
    • Ch 688. Open Source Software Virtual Learning Environment (OSS-VLEs) in Library Science Schools
  • Arnab Jana
    Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India
    Dr. Arnab Jana is an Assistant Professor at the Centre for Urban Science and Engineering, IIT Bombay. He works in the area of urban infrastructure policy and planning, primarily focusing on public health policy, application of ICT in urban and regional planning, sustainability & environmental issues. He holds a PhD in Urban Engineering from The University of Tokyo, Japan. He was awarded the prestigious MEXT Scholarship by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology, Govt. of Japan. He is also an alumnus of Asian Program of lncubation of Environmental Leadership (APIEL), the University of Tokyo. Dr. Jana holds a Master's degree in City Planning from IIT Kharagpur, where he was awarded the Institute Silver Medal. He has also worked in consulting firms and has professional and academic experience of working in several countries.
    • Ch 682. Need for Rethinking Modern Urban Planning Strategies Through Integration of ICTs
  • Milena Janakova
    Silesian University in Opava, Czech Republic
    Milena Janakova is a assistant professor, researcher, and project manager at Silesian University in Opava (School of Business Administration in Karvina), Czech Republic. Janakova received her Ph.D. in Managerial science from the Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic. Research interests are related to Business Intelligence and Customer Relationship Management with links on database and operating systems, and their applications in education and SMEs.
    • Ch 598. Big Data and Simulations for the Solution of Controversies in Small Businesses
  • Elżbieta Janczyk-Strzała
    Wroclaw School of Banking, Poland
    Elzbieta Janczyk-Strzala is an assistant professor of finance at Wroclaw School of Banking in Wroclaw, Faculty Finance and Management, Wroclaw-Poland. She received PhD in Finance with her thesis entitled as “State and growing trends of controlling in production companies in Poland.” She is the author of numerous publications in the field of Finance, Controlling, Strategic Management and ERP systems. Dr Janczyk-Strzala also has many years of experience in the field of finance. Currently she holds the position of CFO in Wroclaw School of Banking in Wroclaw.
    • Ch 339. IT Solutions Supporting the Management of Higher Education Institutions in Poland
  • Aleksander Janeš
    University of Primorska, Slovenia
    Aleksander Janeš has a doctoral degree received from the University of Primorska, Faculty of Management. From diversity of experiences in economy, with emphasis on project work in the field of operational management, he continues upgrading his professional experiences and skills in a tertiary education with lecturing, as a researcher in projects with economy and by participating in international projects, and as a licensed EFQM assessor. He received the Breakthrough certificate for Leadership Initiative For Excellence from Consortium Institute of Management and Business Analysis – CIMBA. His research areas are first of all operations management, leadership and quality management and business excellence.
    • Ch 489. Empirical Verification of the Performance Measurement System
  • Jurgen Janssens
    QSpin, Belgium
    Jürgen Janssens is Senior Consultant at QSpin, with a focus on Project & Portfolio Management. His experience include projects in Automotive & Digital Mobility solutions, Machine Learning, Glass Manufacturing, Energy & Utilities, and Press & Publishing; in diverse locations: Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, Czech Republic, Brazil. Jürgen has a Master in Architectural Engineering from the KU Leuven (Belgium) and an MBA in Finance from the International University of Monaco (Monaco); and pursued Executive Education programs in Strategy & Big Data at Columbia University (USA) and MIT (USA). He has collaborated on several cross-industry newsletters & forums, and a book on Big Data. His professional interests include cross-functional collaborations, Global dynamics, Big Data & Digitalization, Project & Portfolio Management, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Writing.
    • Ch 59. Digital Transformation Journeys in a Digitized Reality
  • Fairuz Jasmi
    Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
    Fairuz Jasmi is a Doctorate candidate (Ph.D) in Business Administration at the Graduate school of Business, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). Born and raised in Penang, Malaysia, he has developed a passion for interdisciplinary approaches to solve the sustainability challenge in business environment. He received his Master in Business Administration (MBA) in Sustainable Development from the Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). Prior to enrolling at USM, he holds a Bachelor Degree of Science in Architectural Studies from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) and used to work as a tutor for 2 years. Realizing his passion for teaching and knowledge, he pursues his vision in higher learning to become academician and respected scholar in the future. His current research interest are focusing in green supply chain management, sustainable development, value chain cluster as well as maritime logistic and supply chain.
    • Ch 475. Notions of Maritime Green Supply Chain Management
  • Sylvain Jaume
    Saint Peter's University, USA
    Professor Jaume, Director of the Data Science Institute, earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering. His academic experience includes directing interdisciplinary graduate and undergraduate programs as well as research in big data visualization and artificial intelligence. While in industry, he developed large data analysis and medical imaging technologies used in hospitals. He is also the author of many research publications and area editor of the International Journal of Business Analytics. Building on his industry experience and his passion for developing students, he strongly values engagement with the business community, partnerships and student mentoring. Dr. Jaume’s research interests include big data analytics, predictive modeling, real-time analytics and visualization, artificial intelligence, machine learning, pattern recognition, statistics, business analytics, market analytics, health informatics, biomedical engineering, neurobiology and medical imaging.
    • Ch 468. From Business-to-Business Software Startup to SAP's Acquisition
  • S. Jayalakshmi
    Kumaraguru College of Technology (KCT), India
    Dr. S. Jayalakshmi received her PhD from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India in 2002. She was a Visiting Scientist, Academic Visitor and Research Fellow at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), South Korea and at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore. Her research interests include design & development and structure-property correlation of advanced materials. She has extensive experience in investigating the processing, characterization and structure-property relation of metallic materials including light metal alloys/composites, bulk metallic glasses and metallic amorphous alloys for hydrogen-related energy applications. Her current research interests include high entropy alloys, creep and tribological investigation of nanocomposites. She is the recipient of Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) “Best Thesis Award” at the national level for her M. Tech research project conducted at the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), India (2000). She was invited by the American Society for Testing & Materials (ASTM) to contribute an overview on ‘Hydrogen Embrittlement in Amorphous Alloys’, 2010. She has contributed more than 100 technical publications in international journals/conferences from her research works (Citations: 403, h-index: 13), 2 books, 5 book chapters and has given more than 10 invited technical talks.
    • Ch 38. Bioinspired Solutions for MEMS Tribology
  • Rui Alberto Jesus
    CESPU, Instituto de Investigação e Formação Avançada em Ciências e Tecnologias da Saúde, Portugal
    Rui Jesus Graduated in Systems and Informatics Engineer (1993), M.Sc. in eCommerce (1998), and Ph.D. in Education (2010) researching eLearning tools and learning effectiveness with higher education health students. He has worked at Texas Instruments, Portuguese Society of Innovation (SPI, S.A.), Escola Superior de Enfermagem do Porto, and currently is with CESPU, Instituto de Investigação e Formação Avançada em Ciências e Tecnologias da Saúde. He is also professor of research and programming subjects at Instituto Politécnico de Saúde do Norte. He is a (co-)author of more than 10 scientific publications with peer-review on national and international conferences, including a book: Comércio Electrónico – Conceitos e Aplicações (eCommerce – Concepts and Applications), and a book chapter (eLearning and Solidarity: The Power of Forums). His current research interests are in the domains of eLearning and Health.
    • Ch 134. Screencasts and Learning Styles
  • Garvita Jhamb
    University of Delhi, India
    Garvita Jhamb is currently pursuing M.PHil from the Department of Library and Information Science , Univeristy of Delhi on the topic ' Human Resource Development of LIS professionals in select libraries'.She have completed her M.L.I.Sc and B.L.I.Sc from the same department.She did her graduation in Physics.She has attended various conferences and seminars and presented a paper on Z39.50: Ins and Outs.
    • Ch 385. Open Data Repositories in Knowledge Society
  • Bo Jiang
    Zhejiang Gongshang University, China
    Bo Jiang received the PhD degrees in Computer Science from Zhejiang University in 2007. Her major field of study is Computer Science and Technology. She is a professor in School of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Zhejiang Gongshang University, P.R.China. Her current research interests are Service Computing, CSCW, and Machine Learning. Bo Jiang is a member of IEEE and ACM.
    • Ch 660. Towards an Understanding of Performance, Reliability, and Security
  • Jennifer Ashley Wright Joe
    Western Kentucky University, USA
    Jennifer Joe currently works at Western Kentucky University’s Owensboro Campus, in Owensboro Kentucky, where she is the Campus Librarian. She received her MLS from Indiana University - Bloomington in 2010, and her MA in Sociology from WKU in 2011. Her research interests include collection development, information literacy, and the integration of technology into libraries and library practices. She has also been published in Progressive Trends in Electronic Resource Management, another IGI-Global publication.
    • Ch 452. Changing Expectations of Academic Libraries
  • James D. Jones
    Liberty University, USA
    Dr. Jones has held academic positions in computer science at multiple universities, and now at Liberty University. Having several years of experience in industry, his interests range from the practical to the theoretical. In addition to teaching a full load, he pursues an active research agenda in artificial intelligence, having published over 35 articles in peer-reviewed journals and international conferences. He has a PhD in computer science, as well as degrees in business and music. He is married, and has five children.
    • Ch 411. Logic Programming for Intelligent Systems
  • Michelle Jones-Lillie
    Lillie Pad Studios, USA
    Michelle Jones-Lillie is the Director of Arts of Lillie Pad Studios, an open-access art studio dedicated to art education. She earned her MFA at the University of Hawaii-Manoa.
    • Ch 407. Immersing People in Scientific Knowledge and Technological Innovation Through Disney's Use of Installation Art
  • Michael Josefowicz
    Nemetics Institute Kolkata, USA
    Michael is retired after 30 years in the printing business. Since retiring he has resumed his work in sociology with specialty in political economy. He is presently the pro bono Director of Research at the Nemetic Institute Kolkata.
    • Ch 563. Transmedia and Transliteracy in Nemetical Analysis
  • Heidi Julien
    State University of New York at Buffalo, USA
    Heidi Julien is Professor and Chair of the Department of Library & Information Studies at the University at Buffalo. Her research and teaching interests focus on information behavior and digital literacy.
    • Ch 195. Digital Literacy in Theory and Practice
  • John Singh K
    VIT University, India
    K. John Singh received Ph.D degree in the Faculty of Information and Communication Engineering from Anna University, Chennai, India in 2013. He received M.S degree in Information Technology from Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, India in 2002 and M.Tech degree in Computer and Information Technology from Center for Information Technology and Engineering of Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, India in 2004. Currently, he is working as Associate Professor in the School of Information Technology and Engineering, VIT University, Vellore, India. His research interests include Network Security, Cloud Security and Image Processing. He has published several papers in journals and conferences.
    • Ch 145. Secure Group Key Sharing Protocols and Cloud System
  • Sharmila Banu K.
    VIT University, India
    Working as an Assistant Professor in the School of Computing Science & Engineering, VIT University since 2009.
    • Ch 160. Neighborhood Rough-Sets-Based Spatial Data Analytics
  • Naima Kaabouch
    University of North Dakota, USA
    Naima Kaabouch received her B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. all in Electrical Engineering from the University of Paris 11 and the University of Paris 6, Paris, France, in 1982, 1986, 1990, respectively. She is currently an Assistant Professor, in the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of North Dakota. Dr. Kaabouch's research interests include configurable computing, real time systems, and signal/image processing. She published over 80 articles on refereed journal, proceedings, and books. In the green computing field, she is the co-editod two books. While teaching, she developed and taught several courses in the field of configurable computing and real time systems involving microcontrollers and Field Programmable Gate Array devices-based devices.
    • Ch 526. An Empirical Study of Mobile/Handheld App Development Using Android Platforms
  • Magdy M. Kabeil
    Al-Yamamah University, Saudi Arabia
    Mohamed-Magdy Kabeil, PhD Professor and Head of Computer & Information Systems Department at Al-Yamamah University, KSA. Served at Sadat Academy for Management Sciences-Egypt, University of Sharjah-UAE, University of California Berkeley-US, Air Force Institute of Technology-US, and Ain Shams University-Egypt. He served also as the Major General Director of National Operations Research Center of Egypt. Publishing in IJMDM, IJISCRAM, IISIT, JITE, IGI Collections, among others. Total peer-reviewed publications are 47 in addition to 2 academic monographs and 6 chapter in books. Member of Fulbright Senior Scholars Program (1995). Recipient of National Decoration of Duty of the First Order and the Medal of Good Example from the President of Egypt (1992).
    • Ch 174. A Proposed Framework for Incorporating Big-Data Technology in National Crisis Management Center
  • Ahmad M. Kabil
    University of Wisconsin – Whitewater, USA
    Ahmad Kabil has been teaching for three years at the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport, Alexandria, Egypt. He teaches Logistics Information Systems, Information Systems, Information Technology, and E-Business. Before joining the academia, he worked as an event manager and as a software marketing manager. His research interest focusing on Decision Support Systems, Ethics in Decision Making Processes, and Crisis Management. He published at IGI Global and in the Advances in Decision Sciences journal.
    • Ch 174. A Proposed Framework for Incorporating Big-Data Technology in National Crisis Management Center
  • Ejub Kajan
    State University of Novi Pazar, Serbia
    Ejub Kajan teaches at the State University of Novi Pazar and at the Faculty of Electronic Engineering in Niš, Serbia. He holds a PhD and MSc in Computer Science from University of Niš, Serbia, and diploma degree in Electronic Engineering from University of Split, Croatia. His current research focuses on e-commerce in general, e-commerce architectures, semantic interoperability, computer networks, and open systems. He has authored over seventy papers, four research books, three chapters in edited books, and four textbooks. He has published in various outlets, including CACM, JGITM, IGI Global books, ACM SIGEcom Exchanges, International Review on Computers and Software, Automatika, etc. He is a Senior Member of the ACM, and a member of IEEE, IADIS, and ISOC. Dr. Kajan is involved in a series of international conferences as a program committee member including, but not limited to prestigious DEXA, WSKS, and IADIS conferences. He also serves on the editorial boards of International Journal of Distributed Systems and Technologies (IJDST) and Journal of Information, Information Technology and Organization (JIITO). In the past, he worked as a software engineer and general manager in the computer industry.
    • Ch 241. Enterprise Interoperability
  • Prateek Kalia
    I. K. Gujral Punjab Technical University, India
    Prateek Kalia, a PhD Scholar at Department of Research, Innovation & Consultancy at I.K Gujral Punjab Technical University, India, has a wide experience in the field of management with special interests in electronic retail and consumer behaviour. He is an MBA from Punjab Technical University, India and has also cleared University Grants Commission-National Eligibility Test for Lectureship. With over fifteen years of Corporate, Government and Academic experience, he is well-read with numerous peer-reviewed publications in International/National books and journals with publishers like Emerald, Inderscience, IGI Global etc. He has presented his work at number of renowned national and international conferences and received awards and accolades for his presentations. In 2017, he was nominated by Asian Productivity Organisation, Japan for “Development of Knowledge-based Business” project at Cambridge University, UK. In the past he has served as Deputy General Manager at Punjab Information and Communication Technology Corporation Limited, Government of Punjab, India.
    • Ch 252. Determining Impact of Demographics on Perceived Service Quality in Online Retail
  • Manashee Kalita
    NERIST, India
    She is currently working as a research scholar, pursuing her PhD from the Dept of Computer Science and Engg, North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST) a Deemed University under MHRD, Govt of India since 2014. Prior to this she had completed her M.Tech from the Depertment of CSE, Rajiv Gandhi University, a central university of Arunachal Pradesh. Her interests includes Stegenography, security and Image Processing
    • Ch 432. Steganography Using Biometrics
  • Kristina Kaljo
    Medical College of Wisconsin, USA
    Kristina Kaljo, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Kaljo received her PhD in Urban Education with an emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction and Urban Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2014. She has taught undergraduate and graduate-level courses in teacher education and teacher preparation at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Currently at the Medical College, Dr. Kaljo oversees medical education research and innovations in curricular design. Her research interests include adult education, pedagogical content knowledge, and culturally responsive teaching. Dr. Kaljo has presented nationally and regionally on issues of higher education.
    • Ch 504. Flipping the Medical School Classroom
  • George Kalliris
    George Kalliris
    Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
    • Ch 562. Semantically Enhanced Authoring of Shared Media
  • Damir Kalpić
    University of Zagreb, Croatia
    Damir Kalpic is professor of computer science at the University of Zagreb Faculty of electrical engineering and computing, Croatia, where he currently teaches Operational research at graduate and postgraduate level. He also advises at student seminars, projects, graduation and PhD theses. He graduated and received his PhD degree in computer science at the same faculty. His main professional interest is in application of operational research in real world information systems, and in other applications with humans as direct users. In the period from 2000 to 2002, he was the vice dean of the Faculty. From 2005 to 2010 he was the head of the newly formed Department of applied computing. He served as chairman of the Information technology Interfaces conferences from 1993 to 2001. He can communicate, with descending fluency, in English, German, Italian, Spanish, French and Portuguese.
    • Ch 54. The Business Transformation Framework, Agile Project and Change Management
    • Ch 55. The Business Transformation Framework and Its Business Engineering Law Support for (e)Transactions
    • Ch 487. The Business Transformation Framework for Managers in Transformation Projects
  • Madhu Kishore Raghunath Raghunath Kamakula
    GVP College of Engineering (Autonomous), India
    Madhu Kishore Raghunath Kamakula is presently working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Management Studies at GVP College of Engineering (Autonomous). He has post-graduate degree in Management. He has over 3 years of teaching experience in higher education. Mr. Madhu has good knowledge in Finance and Marketing subjects,he also qualified TS&AP SET in 2015.
    • Ch 263. Entrepreneurship as the Vantage Point
  • Maria Kamariotou
    University of Macedonia, Greece
    Maria Kamariotou is researcher associate at the Department of Applied Informatics, School of Information Sciences, University of Macedonia, Greece. She graduated from the University of Macedonia with a degree in Applied Informatics Department. She then continued to Master Programme with a specialization in E-Business and Innovation Technology. Her Thesis entitled “Strategic Information Systems Planning in Greek SMEs” describes and analyzes a methodological approach regarding on the implementation of Strategic Information Systems Planning and its impact on firm performance. It focuses on Greek SMEs. She participated in the evaluation of the Researcer's Night event, organized by the hellenic center for research and technology. Also, she is member of the British Academy of Management and of the Hellenic Operational Research Society. Her scientific research interests mainly focus on strategic management and information systems.
    • Ch 78. Strategic Information Systems Planning
    • Ch 265. Open Data and High-Tech Startups Towards Nascent Entrepreneurship Strategies
  • R. K. Kamat
    Shivaji University, India
    Rajanish K. Kamat was born in India in 1971. He received B.Sc. in Electronics, M. Sc in electronics, in distinction in 1991 and 1993 respectively. He also completed M.Phil in Electronics in 1994 and cleared the state eligibility test (in 1995), which is mandatory for faculty positions in India. He received his Ph.D. in Electronics specialized in “Smart temperature sensors” from Goa University and completed the same 2003. He was awarded merit scholarship for the master’s program. Dr. Kamat is currently working as a Professor in the Department of Electronics, and also heading the Department of Computer Science Shivaji University, Kolhapur, India (http://csd.unishivaji.ac.in/event/home.aspx) Prior to joining to Shivaji University, he worked for the University of Goa for ten years. He has successfully guided five PhD students in the area of Electronics and Computer Science. His research interests include smart sensors, embedded systems and VLSI design Information and Communication Technology. He is a recipient of Young Scientist fellowship of the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India and worked extensively on Open Source soft IP cores. One of his research paper won the 4th place in the international competition of papers organized by the American Society for Information Science and Technology [ASIST, USA] for the year 2008. He has published over 60 research papers through the renowned publishers such as IEEE, SPIE, Springer, Elsevier, etc. and presented over 100 conference papers. He is the author of eight books published by Springer, UK His books published by Springer are placed in many institutes of higher learning all over the globe. He is member of IEEE and life member of the Society of Advancement of Computing in India. His name has been included in the Marquis Who’s Who in the World, USA.
    • Ch 210. Cost-Effective 3D Stereo Visualization for Creative Learning
  • R. S. Kamath
    Chatrapati Shahu Institute of Business Education and Research, India
    Dr. R.S. Kamath is Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Studies, Chhatrapati Shahu Institute of Business Education and Research, Kolhapur, India. She obtained her Bachelors and Masters in Computer Science from Mangalore University. She received her Ph.D. in Computer Science specialized in Computer Based Visualization from Shivaji University and completed the same in 2011. Dr. Kamath has to her credit 30 research papers published in reputed national and international journals and presented 11 papers in national conferences. She has completed two minor research funded by UGC. She has authored three books, in which the book entitled “Educational Data Mining with R and Rattle”, published by River Publishers Series in Information Science and Technology, Netherland. Her areas of research interests are Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Soft Computing and Data Mining. She has immense skill of around twelve years in teaching and research. Kamath is serving various academic and research administration committees at institute.
    • Ch 210. Cost-Effective 3D Stereo Visualization for Creative Learning
  • Sherif H. Kamel
    The American University in Cairo, Egypt
    Sherif H Kamel Kamel is vice president for information management (2015-present). He is the founding dean of the school of business at the American University in Cairo (2009-2014). He was associate dean for executive education (2008-2009), director of the Management Center (2002-2008) and director of the Institute of Management Development (2002-2006). Before joining AUC, he was director of the Regional IT Institute (1992-2001) and managed the training department of the Cabinet of Egypt Information and Decision Support Center (1989-1992). His research and teaching interests include management of information technology, information technology transfers to developing nations, organizational transformation, electronic business, decision support systems and entrepreneurship. His work is broadly published with over 150 articles, chapters and cases in IS and management journals and books. He is the editor of three books; E-Strategies for Technological Diffusion and Adoption: National ICT Approaches for Socioeconomic Development (2010), Electronic Business in Developing Countries: Challenges and Opportunities (2005) and Managing Globally with Information Technology (2003). He serves on the editorial and advisory board of a number of IS journals and he is the associate editor of the Journal of IT for Development and the Journal of Cases on Information Technology. Kamel won a number of organizational leadership awards for serving the IT community from International Conference on Information Resources Management, Canada (2015), Cabinet of Egypt (2011) and Information Resources Management Association, USA (1999). He won the best paper award of the International Conference on Information Resources Management (2016); and the American University in Cairo School of Business, Economics and Communication Excellence in Research Award (2005). He holds a PhD in information systems from London School of Economics and Political Science (1994), an MBA (1990), a BA in business administration (1987) and an MA in Islamic art and architecture (2013) from the American University in Cairo.
    • Ch 628. The Growing Impact of ICT on Development in Africa
    • Ch 631. The Potential Role of the Software Industry in Supporting Economic Development
  • Pankaj Kamthan
    Concordia University, Canada
    Pankaj Kamthan has been teaching in academia and industry for the past two decades, and has served on several program committees of conferences and editorial boards of journals related to e-learning, information technology, and resource management.
    • Ch 644. Developing a Glossary for Software Projects
    • Ch 659. A Tale of Two Agile Requirements Engineering Practices
  • Yasmine M. Kanaan
    Howard University, USA
    Dr. Kanaan is an Associate Professor at Howard University College of Medicine and Howard University Cancer Center, Washington DC. Dr. Kanaan has many publications in breast and prostate cancers research. Dr. Kanaan have collaborative research efforts in direction that will delineate molecular differences in breast cancers amongst the two ethnic groups (African Americans and Caucasians) which will help identify ethnic specific markers for breast cancer progression. Dr. Kanaan's Lab is focusing on 1) the development of novel approaches for prevention and treatment of breast and prostate cancers. 2) Conducting a research to refine the diagnostic criteria for the basal-like phenotype, particularly as related to cancers in African American women, while simultaneously identifying molecular features that can be used as markers and clues for further studies into the pathogenesis of these cancers. 3) Determine associations between metabolic syndrome and molecular profiles (particularly related to fat metabolism) in breast cancers of African American women
    • Ch 156. Exploratory Data Analysis on Breast Cancer Prognosis
  • Dimitris N. Kanellopoulos
    University of Patras, Greece
    Dr. Dimitris Kanellopoulos is a member of the Educational Software Development Laboratory (ESDLab) in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Patras, Greece. He received a Diploma in Electrical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Patras. Since 1990, he was a research assistant in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Patras and involved in several EU R&D projects. His research interests include: multimedia networking, mobile ad hoc networks, intelligent information systems and e-learning technologies. He has many publications to his credit in international journals and conferences at these areas. He has also edited two books: "Intelligent Multimedia Technologies for Networking Applications: Techniques and Tools", and "Emerging Research on Networked Multimedia Communication Systems”, published by IGI Global. Dr. Kanellopoulos is a member of the IEEE Technical Committee on Multimedia Communications, and serves as reviewer for journals such as: Journal of Network and Computer Applications (Elsevier), International Journal of Communication Systems (Wiley), Journal of Systems and Software (Elsevier), Information Sciences (Elsevier), Electronic Commerce Research (Springer), IETE Technical Review (Taylor & Francis), The Electronic Library (Emerald), International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing etc. He serves as an editorial board member in some refereed journals. Dr. Kanellopoulos has served as guest editor to various journals such as Electronic Commerce Research, Informatica, Journal of Computational Methods in Sciences and Engineering, and Journal of Internet Technology. He has also served as a technical program committee member to more than 60 international conferences.
    • Ch 559. Group Synchronization for Multimedia Systems
  • Sunghyun Ryoo Kang
    Iowa State University, USA
    Sunghyun R Kang is professor in the Department of Graphic Design at Iowa State University. She has an extensive research and publication background in the areas web design for visual communication and usability, design evaluation, design for diverse users. She has presented and published her research through the Design Research Society (DRS), the International Association of Societies of Design Research (IASDR), Emotion and Design Conference, and Human Computer Interaction International (HCII). She is currently conducting research through the Bailey Research Grant with the KER Unit at the Mayo Clinic on the design of medical decision aids and with the Thielen Student Health Center at Iowa State University on the design of decision aids for young women selecting birth control. Also she is conducting study in Snack Package Design for Children to enhance communication with regard to health snack choice sponsored by Nutrition and Wellness Research Center at Iowa State University. She has been teaching graduate course, graphic design and human Interaction, and conducted user study on various electronic devices including web, apps, cell phone, and iphone since she came to Iowa State University. She also teaches Advanced Typography, and all levels of Graphic Design studio classes.
    • Ch 703. Visual Identity Design for Responsive Web
  • Ali Naci Karabulut
    Mugla Sitki Kocman University, Turkey
    Ali Naci Karabulut was born in Akhisar, Turkey. He attended to Mugla University where he received a bachelor degree in Business Administration. Then he attended to Mugla University again and obtained his master (2005) and Ph.D. (2013) degrees in Business Administration. He became assistant professor in November 2014 in Mugla Sitki Kocman University, Fethiye Business School, Mugla. He has international and national journal articles and book chapters in the field of marketing. His research interests cover a range of topics in consumer behavior, online shopping, purchasing under risky conditions, consumer’s loss aversion. He has experiences as researcher in different national and international projects.
    • Ch 498. Are Social Marketing Investments Used as a Tool for Voluntary Reporting or Disclosure?
  • Derya Karabulut
    Halic University, Turkey
    Derya Karabulut received the B.S. degree in 2014 and the M.S. degree in 2016 all from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Istanbul University, Turkey. She is currently a Ph.D. student under the supervision of Dr. Yunus Ziya Arslan at Istanbul University since September 2016. She serves currently as a Lecturer at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Halic University. Her research areas include modeling of musculoskeletal systems, computational biomechanics, sport biomechanics, dental biomechanics, and robotics.
    • Ch 43. General Perspectives on Electromyography Signal Features and Classifiers Used for Control of Human Arm Prosthetics
  • Pinar Karagoz
    Middle East Technical University, Turkey
    Pinar Karagoz received her PhD. degree from Middle East Technical University (METU), Computer Engineering Department, in 2003. She worked as a visiting researcher in State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook. Her research interests include data mining, web usage mining, social network analysis, information extraction from the web, semantic web services, web service discovery and composition. Dr. Karagoz has authored several publications in international journals and leading conferences. Some of her papers were published in journals such as IEEE TKDE, IEEE Industrial Informatics, ACM TWEB, Information Systems Journal, SIGMOD Record, Knowledge and Information Systems and her research were presented and published in conferences including VLDB, CIKM, ASONAM, DAWAK, ICWS. In addition to nationally funded research projects, she took part in two international collaboration projects. Recently she served in the management commitee of the COST Action ENERGIC (European Network Exploring Research into Geospatial Information Crowdsourcing).
    • Ch 171. Graph-Based Concept Discovery
  • Çetin Karahan
    Directorate General of Civil Aviation, Turkey
    Çetin Karahan is an Internal Auditor since 2014 at Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA Turkey). He had his Bachelor of Science degree in 2000 and Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering in 2007 from Gazi University. He is currently a PhD candidate in Management Information Systems. His professional career started in 2000 as an interpreter at a government office. He worked as a member of software developers’ group between 2004 and 2012. Then he was promoted to Director of Strategic Management and Planning Division and carried out this post until 2014. His areas of profession and interests are risk based auditing, strategic management, risk assessment and management, internal control, fuzzy logic, telecommunications and network technologies.
    • Ch 588. Fuzzy Logic Approach in Risk Assessment
  • Adem Karahoca
    Bahcesehir University, Turkey
    Adem Karahoca is a full professor of Software Engineering and MIS in Bahcesehir University. His research agenda covers data mining, management information systems, e-learning, human computer interaction and software engineering. He has published books, book chapters and journal papers in prestigious publishers. He has conference chairman duties in World Conference on Information Technologies, World Conference on Big Data, World Conference on Educational Sciences, World Conference on Innovation and Computer Sciences. He founded Software Engineering department in Bahcesehir University. Also, he is founder Rector of Cyprus Bahcesehir University.
    • Ch 623. Understanding the Potentials of Social Media in Collaborative Learning
  • Ilias Karasavvidis
    Department of Preschool Education, University of Thessaly, Greece
    Ilias Karasavvidis is assistant professor of learning with ICT in the Department of Preschool Education at the University of Thessaly, Greece. He leads the ICT research unit of the Science and Technology Laboratory in the same Department. He holds a PhD in Educational Technology from the University of Twente, a M.Ed in Educational Technology and an Honors degree in Teacher Education from the University of Crete. He has authored several international and national publications which focus on ways of supporting learning with technology. His current research interests include learning with ICT, Web 2.0 applications in education, digital media applications in teaching and learning, preservice/in-service teacher ICT training, and serious game design and development.
    • Ch 286. Educational Serious Games Design
  • Aryn C. Karpinski
    Kent State University, USA
    Dr. Aryn C. Karpinski received her B.A. in Psychology from Miami University (Ohio) in 2004 and her M.S. in Life-Span Developmental Psychology from West Virginia University in 2006. She earned an M.A. (2009) and Ph.D. (2010) from The Ohio State University in Quantitative Research, Evaluation, and Measurement. Dr. Karpinski is currently an Assistant Professor in the Evaluation and Measurement program at Kent State University (Kent, OH). Her research interests include the intersection of technology and communication in education (e.g., Social Networking Site [SNS]) use) among undergraduate and graduate university students, medical students, and in clinical settings and other health-related professions. Her research has been published in journals such as Computers in Human Behavior, Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, and Journal of Nursing Measurement. Dr. Karpinski's technical areas of interest include Item Response Theory, Factor Analysis, and Hierarchical Linear Modeling. She has collaborated across many disciplines and internationally, resulting in publications and presentations that span many different fields of study (e.g., education, psychology, medicine).
    • Ch 450. The Relationship Between Online Formative Assessment and State Test Scores Using Multilevel Modeling
  • Kijpokin Kasemsap
    Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Thailand
    Kijpokin Kasemsap received his BEng degree in Mechanical Engineering from King Mongkut’s University of Technology, Thonburi, his MBA degree from Ramkhamhaeng University, and his DBA degree in Human Resource Management from Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University. Dr. Kasemsap is a Special Lecturer in the Faculty of Management Sciences, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, based in Bangkok, Thailand. Dr. Kasemsap is a Member of the International Economics Development and Research Center (IEDRC), the International Foundation for Research and Development (IFRD), and the International Innovative Scientific and Research Organization (IISRO). Dr. Kasemsap also serves on the International Advisory Committee (IAC) for the International Association of Academicians and Researchers (INAAR). Dr. Kasemsap is the sole author of over 250 peer-reviewed international publications and book chapters on business, education, and information technology. Dr. Kasemsap is included in the TOP 100 Professionals–2016 and in the 10th edition of 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century by the International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England.
    • Ch 137. Customer Lifetime Value
    • Ch 138. Facilitating Customer Relationship Management in Modern Business
    • Ch 196. Encouraging Digital Literacy and ICT Competency in the Information Age
    • Ch 243. The Importance of Electronic Commerce in Modern Business
    • Ch 312. Mastering Electronic Government in the Digital Age
    • Ch 324. Challenges and Implications of Health Literacy in Global Health Care
    • Ch 364. The Fundamentals of Human-Computer Interaction
    • Ch 377. Promoting Strategic Human Resource Management, Organizational Learning, and Knowledge Management in Modern Organizations
    • Ch 557. The Role of Distance Education in Global Education
    • Ch 676. Multifaceted Applications of the Internet of Things
  • Anastasia Katsaounidou
    Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
    Anastasia Katsaounidou received her under-Graduate Diploma in Political Sciences from Faculty of Law, Economic and Political Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Auth) in 2013 and her Post-Graduate Diploma in Journalism and New Media from School of Journalism & Mass Media Communication, Faculty of Economics and Political Sciences, Auth  in 2016. Her Master Thesis deal with Content authenticity issues: detection of untruthful news stories from human and machines. She is currently a PhD student in School of Journalism & Mass Media Communication researching Interactive and collaborative environments to support digital content authentication. Her interests include social media, user generated content, non-linear storytelling, forensics, mediated learning, multimedia, media authentication, semantic web. Her interests include social media, user generated content, non-linear storytelling, forensics, mediated learning, multimedia, media authentication, semantic web.
    • Ch 254. Integrating Content Authentication Support in Media Services
  • Sarabjot Kaur
    Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India
    Sarabjot Kaur is a doctoral student in the department of Industrial and Management Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India. She is an MBA and has around three years of teaching experience in academia. She holds Junior Research Fellowship provided by University Grants commission, India. Her broad research interest area is Information Systems with a special interest in Human-Computer Interaction."
    • Ch 610. Issues and Challenges in Enterprise Social Media
    • Ch 622. Social Networking and Knowledge Sharing in Organizations
  • Androniki Kavoura
    Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Greece
    Androniki Kavoura is an Associate Professor, Department of Marketing, Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Greece. She completed her MSc in Media Management and her PhD on Communication and Culture, University of Stirling, Scotland, UK. She has participated on research projects and her research interests include social media, branding, advertising and culture. She co-chairs the International Conference on Strategic Innovative Marketing and she is Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Strategic Innovative Marketing.
    • Ch 332. The Effect of Innovative Communication Technologies in Higher Education
    • Ch 351. The Effect of Social Media Networking in the Travel Industry
    • Ch 607. Effective Cultural Communication via Information and Communication Technologies and Social Media Use
    • Ch 632. Socio-Economic Processes, User Generated Content, and Media Pluralism
  • Yusuf Kavurucu
    Turkish Naval Research Center Command, Turkey
    Dr. Yusuf Kavurucu is currently Assistant Professor in Computer Engineering Department, Turkish Naval Academy. He received his Ph.D. from Middle East Technical University in 2009. He worked as a post doctoral researcher at University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. His primary research interests include multi-relational data mining and bioinformatics.
    • Ch 171. Graph-Based Concept Discovery
  • Shigeo Kawata
    Utsunomiya University, Japan
    S. Kawata has been a professor at Utsunomiya university, Japan since 1999. He received his PhD from Tokyo Inst. of Tech. He has published a numerous papers in major international journals and in international conferences. He has also published 16 technical books. He has worked mainly about PSE (Problem Solving Environment), Computer simulation assistant environment software, Uncertainty in scientific computing, scientific computations on ion beam inertial confinement fusion, laser electron and ion acceleration and others. He has also contributed to organizations of a number of international conferences and internal meetings. He has also provided many invited presentations in these fields in international conferences. He is an APS life member since 1987 and an IEEE senior member since 2013. kwt@cc.utsunomiya-u.ac.jp Utsunomiya University, Yohtoh 7-1-2, Utsunomiya 321-8585, Japan.
    • Ch 398. Computer-Assisted Parallel Program Generation
  • Galip Kaya
    Havelsan Inc., Turkey
    Dr. Kaya is a senior software engineer at HAVELSAN Inc., and has a BA in Computer Engineering and MA and PhD in Computer Education and Instructional Technologies. He has been working on developing education related ontologies since 2004. His main research areas include development, implementation, and evaluation of ontologies for educational settings. He has taken part in various research projects and published research in national and international journals, conferences, and in edited books.
    • Ch 124. Educational Ontology Development
  • Linda K. Kaye
    Edge Hill University, UK
    Dr Linda K. Kaye is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at Edge Hill University. Her primary area of research relates to the social processes and contexts of digital gaming on psychosocial outcomes. She also has more general interests in aspects of virtual identity and the factors associated with self-presentation across virtual platforms.
    • Ch 289. The Process Model of Gameplay to Understand Digital Gaming Outcomes
  • Yasanur Kayikci
    Turkish-German University, Turkey
    Dr. Yasanur Kayikci was born in Istanbul. She has been working as a business consultant, trainer, coach and university associate in logistics, supply chain and transportation management in Istanbul and in Vienna. She obtained PhD in Information Business at Vienna University of Economics and Business and MSc and BSc in Industrial Engineering from Technical University of Graz and Technical University of Yildiz.
    • Ch 466. E-Commerce in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Efstathios Kefallonitis
    State University of New York at Oswego, USA
    Efstathios Kefallonitis is an Associate Professor at the School of Business, State University of New York at Oswego, USA. Professor Kefallonitis has completed a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Airline Brand Experience Management at the University of the Arts London, UK. He holds a Ph.D in Aviation Marketing Management from Cranfield University, UK and a Masters in Design Futures from Goldsmiths – University of London specializing in airline corporate identity research.
    • Ch 332. The Effect of Innovative Communication Technologies in Higher Education
    • Ch 351. The Effect of Social Media Networking in the Travel Industry
  • Shea N. Kerkhoff
    North Carolina State University, USA
    Shea Kerkhoff is a visiting assistant professor in the Departments of English and Curriculum and Instruction at Purdue University. Dr. Kerkhoff’s research includes teaching for global readiness and adolescent literacy. Her work centers on integrating global learning and critical literacy through inquiry-based learning.
    • Ch 194. Digital Literacy for the 21st Century
  • Ala' Fathi Khalifeh
    German Jordan University, Jordan
    Ala’ Khalifeh received the PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of California, Irvine -USA in 2010. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Communication Engineering department at the German Jordanian University and serving as the department head. Dr. Khalifeh is the recipient of the Fulbright scholarship (2005-2007) sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State. He is currently the IEEE Chair for the communication society in Jordan. His research is in communications technology, signal processing, multimedia, and wired and wireless networking with particular emphasis on E-health and smart grids applications. He has published numerous research papers at national and international journals, conference proceedings as well as chapters of books.
    • Ch 578. Visible Light Communication Numerous Applications
  • Sadia Khalil
    NUST School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Pakistan
    Sadia Khalil received her Bachelor’s in Information and Communication Systems Engineering from NUST School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (SEECS) in 2013. Currently, she is doing her Masters in Information Security from NUST SEECS. As a research fellow at KTH-Applied Information Security Lab, she has conducted research in domain of secure and authorized dynamic group resource management. Her research interests include cryptography , crypto-currencies , digital forensics, network security , wireless security and cloud security.
    • Ch 251. Use of Bitcoin for Internet Trade
  • Amadu Wurie Khan
    University of Edinburgh, UK
    Amadu Wurie Khan was Research Associate in the AHRC funded ‘Connected Communities’ Community Hacking and Web2.0’ project at the University of Edinburgh. He is currently reviewing the social design and functionality issues around co-production of the Digital Sentinel newspaper, which is one of the community-generated digital outputs of the project. His research interests include the sociology and ethnography of the design and applications of digital media and public artwork by and among ‘disadvantaged’ communities.
    • Ch 580. Exploring “Hacking,” Digital Public Art, and Implication for Contemporary Governance
  • Nadim Akhtar Khan
    University of Kashmir, India
    Nadim Akhtar Khan is Assistant Professor in the Department of Library and Information Science, University of Kashmir, India. He has Masters in Library and Information Science (Gold Medallist), and PGDCA. His research interests include Open Source Software, Metadata Harvesting and interoperability, Institutional Repositories, Digital Libraries, Multilingual Interfaces and Cultural Heritage. He has attended and presented papers in many National and International Seminars including ICDL 2010, ETTLIS 2010, ICDK 2011, ICLAM 2011, and ICDL 2016. He bagged first position in Best Poster Award category ICDL 2013 for his poster presentation "KashCul: Towards Preserving Cultural Heritage through Digitisation". The teacher has bagged best poster award in ICDL 2010 as well. He has authored many papers in reputed journals. His research article entitled "Virtual Reference Services in Modern Libraries” selected as featured article for February 2017 issue of Informed Librarian Online (www.informedlibrarian.com).He is associate editor of the Peer Reviewed and Indexed Journal “Trends in Information Management”. He is Deputy Administrator for Knowledge Repository Open Network (KNoor) an Open Access Repository harvesting and aggregating the scholarly products emanating from research and scientific institutions of Jammu & Kashmir.For details visit http://lis.uok.edu.in/faculty5.aspx
    • Ch 385. Open Data Repositories in Knowledge Society
  • Elaine Khoo
    University of Waikato, New Zealand
    Dr Elaine Khoo is a senior research fellow at the Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research (WMIER) at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. Elaine’s research interests include information and communication technology (ICT) and digital pedagogies, e-learning/online learning with a particular interest in online learning communities, participatory learning cultures and collaborative research contexts. More details on her website: http://www.waikato.ac.nz/wmier/about-us/people/elaine-khoo
    • Ch 656. Software Literacy
  • Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A.
    Information Resources Management Association, USA
    Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A., received his Doctorate in Business Administration from the Nova Southeastern University (Florida, USA). Dr. Khosrow-Pour taught undergraduate and graduate information system courses at the Pennsylvania State University – Harrisburg for almost 20 years. He is currently Executive Editor at IGI Global (www.igi-global.com). He also serves as Executive Director of the Information Resources Management Association (IRMA) (www.irma-international.org) and Executive Director of the World Forgotten Children’s Foundation (www.world-forgotten-children.org). He is the author/editor of more than 100 books in information technology management. He is also currently the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Green Computing, International Journal of Library and Information Services, International Journal of E-Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and International Journal of Natural Computing Research, and is also the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Information Resources Management Journal, Journal of Electronic Commerce in Organizations, Journal of Cases on Information Technology, and the Journal of Information Technology Research, and has authored more than 50 articles published in various conference proceedings and scholarly journals.
    • Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fourth Edition (Editor)
    • Preface
    • Acknowledgment
  • Behailu Kibret
    College of Engineering and Science, Victoria University, Australia
    received the B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from Bahir Dar University, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, in 2005; the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia, in 2016. His research interest includes electromagnetics, antenna and body area networks.
    • Ch 550. Wireless Implant Communications Using the Human Body
  • Mai Kikumori
    Ritsumeikan University, Japan
    Mai Kikumori is an Associate Professor of Marketing, the College of Business Administration, Ritsumeikan University, Osaka. She received her B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in Marketing from Keio University. Her research interests are in marketing and consumer behavior. She focuses especially on the effects of online word-of-mouth.
    • Ch 523. Consumer Adoption of PC-Based/Mobile-Based Electronic Word-of-Mouth
  • Amal Kilani
    University of Gabes Tunisia, Tunisia
    Amal Kilani obtained the Electrical Engineering degree from the national school of engineering of Sfax Tunisia in 2013. Currently, she has been pursuing a PhD degree from the national school of engineering of Gabes Tunisia since 2013 and in parallel a master degree from the university of Moncton Canada since January 2016. Her research interests are signal processing, in particular image processing (compression, cryptography and transmission) and information technology.
    • Ch 10. Artificial Intelligence Review
  • Michelle Kilburn
    Southeast Missouri State University, USA
    Dr. Michelle Kilburn is an associate professor at Southeast Missouri State University. Kilburn’s teaching focuses on crime and human behavior, juvenile justice, statistics and criminal justice administration. Her areas of focus include student perceptions of online learning, student perceptions of critical issues in criminal justice, social media influence in criminal justice and innovative strategies teaching criminal justice. Kilburn is a master reviewer for the national Quality Matters initiative and has a number of articles and book chapters published in the area of online learning. She has taught in a variety of formats including: online, blended, webinar, flipped and face-to-face.
    • Ch 125. Factors Contributing to the Effectiveness of Online Students and Instructors
  • Uğur Kilinç
    Ondokuz Mayıs University, Turkey
    Ugur KILINÇ has received his undergraduate and masters degree from Radio, Television and Cinema department in Kocaeli University. He has started PHD study in Cinema department in Marmara University. He’s currently working in Radio, Television and Cinema department in Ondokuz Mayis University. His current research interests are Hollywood Cinema, Cinema and Literature Relation, Mythology and Music Studies. He is also the author of gothic story book “Nebel Satosu ve Diger Öyküler (2015)” and fantasy novel “Oegtar’in Felaketi (2016)” published in Turkey.
    • Ch 638. Vitalizing Ancient Cultures Mythological Storytelling in Metal Music
  • Tarryn Kille
    Griffith University, Australia
    Tarryn Kille is a Senior Lecturer at Griffith University lecturing in aviation leadership and management. Tarryn commenced her aviation career as a professional pilot and flight instructor. Whilst working in the industry, she completed an undergraduate degree in aviation at Curtin University and a Masters of Business Administration, majoring in Aviation Management. Prior to joining Griffith, Tarryn served as Manager, Policy and Business Development, with the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority and held membership on the Operations Panel with the International Civil Aviation Organization. In 2009, Tarryn commenced her doctoral studies focusing on economic sustainability in the aviation industry.
    • Ch 684. Regional Development and Air Freight Service Needs for Regional Communities
  • Royce M. Kimmons
    Brigham Young University, USA
    Dr. Royce Kimmons is an Assistant Professor of Instructional Psychology and Technology at Brigham Young University. His research interests include technology integration in K-12/higher education, emergent technologies, open education, and social networks. More information about his work may be found at http://roycekimmons.com
    • Ch 587. Scholarly Identity in an Increasingly Open and Digitally Connected World
  • Samuel Olugbenga King
    Auburn University, USA
    Samuel King has taught and conducted research in schools and universities, as well as in formal and informal learning contexts. His research, teaching and professional experience includes extensive work experience in the higher education, school and non-profit sectors in Nigeria, South Africa, United Kingdom, and USA. His research and teaching focus include Professional Development, SoTL, Informal Learning, STEM Education, and Educational Technology.
    • Ch 164. Use of Data Analytics for Program Impact Evaluation and Enhancement of Faculty/Staff Development
  • Carolyn Kinsell
    Solers Research Group, USA
    Dr. Kinsell has more than 20 years of experience in the education and training sectors. She is considered a subject matter expert in instructional design and has extensive experience as a human performance technologist. Dr. Kinsell has worked closely with DoD, federal and state government, and the commercial sector.
    • Ch 553. Mobile Game-Based Learning
  • Stavros Kiriakidis
    University of Crete, Greece
    Stavros Kyriakidis is a Lecturer of Social Psychology, in the University of Crete, Greece. He has attained an MSc in Health Psychology, and a Phd on Social Psychology, University of Stirling, Scotland, UK. He has participated in many European research projects, published numerous papers in well established journals and a monograph on Cyberbullying. His research interests include social psychology and social cognition.
    • Ch 332. The Effect of Innovative Communication Technologies in Higher Education
  • Misato Kitamura
    Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR), Japan
    Misato Kitamura is Research Engineer at Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR) and Head of Department of Foreign Language Contents, Learning Design Research Laboratory at ATR Learning Technology Corporation. She received Bachelor of Intercultural Studies from Kobe University in 2010 and Master of Arts from Kobe University in 2012. Her research interests include second language acquisition and self-regulated and cooperative language learning. She is engaged in the development of computer mediated language learning system, ATR CALL BRIX.
    • Ch 334. A Flipped Learning Approach to University EFL Courses
  • Fotis Kitsios
    University of Macedonia, Greece
    Fotis Kitsios is Assistant Professor of Business Strategy and Innovation at the Department of Applied Informatics, University of Macedonia. He holds a PhD in Strategic Innovation Management with a specialization in new service development. He has consulted several SMEs and has also been involved in the implementation and coordination of national and European research projects. He also lectured at Technical University of Crete and University of Central Greece, Hellenic Open University, Open Unoversity of Cyprus and has jointly supervised numerous Masters and Diploma theses. His scientific research interests mainly focus on business strategy, service innovation management, change management and technology, social enterprises management, digital strategy and innovation.
    • Ch 78. Strategic Information Systems Planning
    • Ch 265. Open Data and High-Tech Startups Towards Nascent Entrepreneurship Strategies
  • Ana Carolina Tomé Klock
    Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil
    Ana Carolina Tomé Klock is a full time Master student in the Graduate Program in Applied Computing of Santa Catarina State University. She has a System Analysis and Development degree (2014) also in Santa Catarina State University. Currently, she is interested in some topics like gamification, human computer-interaction and adaptive hypermedia systems.
    • Ch 558. Adaptive Hypermedia Systems
  • Richard Knepper
    Indiana University, USA
    Richard Knepper is a PhD Candidate in Social Informatics at the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University, and manager of the Campus Bridging and Research Infrastructure team. His research interests focus on the intersection of cyberinfrastructure resources and research applications, linking utilization of national cyberinfrastructure to scientific output.
    • Ch 92. Cyberinfrastructure, Cloud Computing, Science Gateways, Visualization, and Cyberinfrastructure Ease of Use
  • Maria K. Koleva
    Institute of Catalysis, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
    Since high school I have been interesting in the field of physics and mathematics. I was among top ten at the national Olympiad in Physics in 1975. I graduated Sofia University as a Msc in theoretical physics. I continued my work in the theoretical physics by my PhD work in Lomonosov University where I defend my PhD thesis under the supervision of acad. A. R. Khokhlov. Since 1987 I work in the Institute of Catalysis, Bulgarian Academy of Science where now I am associate professor. My field of interest becomes the study of complex systems behavior. My research is collected in the recently published book “Boundedness and Self-Organized Semantics: Theory and Applications”, published by IGI-Global, 2012. The book is cited by SCOPUS. It consists of developing a new theory called by me boundedness whose major advantages are: successful explanation of the challenges which complex system behavior poses to the traditional explanatory approach and setting a new type of intelligence called by me a semantic intelligence.
    • Ch 20. Semantic Intelligence
  • Alexander Kolker
    GE Healthcare, USA
    Alexander Kolker is a recognized expert in the area of hospital operations management, capacity planning, patient flow, forecasting, staffing optimization, and data analytics. Alexander is the lead editor and author of 2 books, 8 book chapters, 8 journal papers, and a speaker at 18 international conferences & webinars in the area of hospital operations management and process optimization. He serves on the review board of Healthcare Management Science journal, Journal of Medical Systems and Editorial Advisory Board-Utilizing IT systems across disciplines. He worked for GE Healthcare, Froedtert Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
    • Ch 182. The Concept of the Shapley Value and the Cost Allocation Between Cooperating Participants
    • Ch 322. The Optimal Workforce Staffing Solutions With Random Patient Demand in Healthcare Settings
  • Mutsumi Kondo
    Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, Japan
    Mutsumi Kondo is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Foreign Studies, Kyoto University of Foreign Studies. Her field of expertise is EFL (English as a Foreign Language) education and second language acquisition. She has been involved in designing English courses and classroom tasks for Japanese university students to foster their self-regulation and engagement in English learning. Her research interests are EFL learners’ psychology, autonomy and strategies.
    • Ch 334. A Flipped Learning Approach to University EFL Courses
  • Lars Konzack
    University of Copenhagen, Denmark
    Biography: Lars Konzack, Ph. D. is associate professor in information science and cultural communication at the Royal School of Library and Information Science (RSLIS) at the University of Copenhagen. Co-founder of the game developing academy DADIU. His fields of interest include subjects such as game analysis, role-playing games, ludology, acafandom, geek culture, digital culture, and transmedial culture.
    • Ch 697. Internet Phenomenon
  • Rafal Kopec
    Pedagogical University of Krakow, Poland
    Rafal Kopec, Ph.D. He earned his doctoral degree at the Institute of Political Science of the Pedagogical University in Krakow exploring weapons of mass destruction in international politics after the end of the Cold War. At present he is working for the Chair of Security and Civil Education at the Pedagogical University in Krakow, where he designs and teaches undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate courses in politics of international security, theory of politics, and current problems of security worldwide. His research interests are broadly focused on politics of security, strategic studies and contemporary armed conflicts. He published several research papers in journals related to political science.
    • Ch 635. Information-Based Revolution in Military Affairs
  • Katarzyna Kopeć
    Tischner European University, Poland
    Katarzyna Dorota Kopec, Ph.D. She earned her doctoral degree from the Jagiellonian University (Poland) exploring non-state cultural funding within the corporate social responsibility concept. She completed her B.A. in Culture Management at the University of Applied Science Zittau/Görlitz (Germany) and M.A. in Culture Management at the Jagiellonian University. She took part in the US State Department’s professional exchange program „International Visitor Leadership Program” (2007). She has experience in managing international NGO projects (Villa Decius Association, Znak Foundation). At present she is working for the Tischner European University in Krakow, Poland, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate students and conducts research in the area of creative industries, bridging entrepreneurship and culture, crowdsourcing model for culture, and corporate social responsibility. She is the author of research articles and reports. In 2014 she published her book devoted to the CSR instruments adopted to support culture (in Polish).
    • Ch 49. The Application of Crowdsourced Processes in a Business Environment
  • Cemile Zehra Köroğlu
    Uşak University, Turkey
    Cemile Zehra KÖROGLU has been an Assistant Professor in Social Work Department at Usak University, Turkey. She obtained her Masters Degree from Selçuk University , Philosophy and Religious Sciences Department in 2002. She completed her Ph.D. in the same deparment in 2009. She focused on relations of consumption culture and religion in her Ph.D. researches. Her research interests are Sociology of religious groups, disadvantaged groups, social change, and gender studies. Some of her publications: Consumption culture and religion , Gumushane University Publications, Gumushane,2012. Two Faces of the Reality:New Social Movements,International Journal Of Art,Culture and Design Technologies,2016,5(1),13-34. Religious Social Movements and Economic Welfare in Modern Turkey, Nationalism, Cultural Indoctrination and Economic Prosperity in the Digital Age,IGI Global,USA.2015. Critical Approaches to Modern Public Sphere: A General Evaluation (Postmodernism, Feminism and Religion), Turkish Studies, 8(4),2013,pp.491-514. Religious Life in Anatolia: The Case of Bolvadin District, Turkish Studies, 8(5),2013,431-457. Analyzing the Religious life in Turkey: A Holistic Approach, Journal of Divinity Faculty of Gumushane,1(2),82-102.
    • Ch 409. Information Technologies and Social Change
  • Muhammet Ali Köroğlu
    Uşak University, Turkey
    has been an Assistant Professor at Usak University, Social Work Department. He obtained his Master’s Degree from Selçuk University Philosophy and Religious Sciences Department in 2004. And he obtained his PhD from Necmettin Erbakan University in 2012. He focused on relations of public sphere and religion in his PhD researches. His research interests are social and religious movements, social work with elderly and relations of autonomous public spheres, and religion.
    • Ch 409. Information Technologies and Social Change
  • Maximiliano Emanuel Korstanje
    University of Palermo, Argentina
    Associate professor at University of Palermo, Argentina. Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Safety and Security in Tourism. With more than 650 published papers in peer review journals, Korstanje is concerned in the study of risk, capitalism and mobility. He co-edits 10 journals, and takes part of editorial board list of other 25 specialized journals. From 2010 his biography is a point of entry in Marquis Who´s Who in the World. He was awarded as Outstading reviewer 2012/2013 for Emerald Group Publishing, UK. Because his contribution to the sociology of tourism, Korstanje has been nominated to three honorary doctorates. mkorst@palermo.edu.
    • Ch 316. Technology and Terror
    • Ch 413. A Paradoxical World and the Role of Technology in Thana-Capitalism
  • Aleksandra Kostic-Ljubisavljevic
    University of Belgrade, Serbia
    Aleksandra Kostic Ljubisavljevic was born in Belgrade, where she finished elementary and high school. She graduated on the University of Belgrade, Faculty for Transport and Traffic Engineering where she received her PhD degree. She is currently at position of Associate Professor at Faculty for Transport and Traffic Engineering. Aleksandra Kostic-Ljubisavljevic is engaged in several courses on undergraduate, master and doctoral level She is author of 109 papers published in journals and at conferences and is member of the team on several projects.
    • Ch 100. Vertical Integration Between Providers With Possible Cloud Migration
  • Raghuraman Koteeswaran
    SASTRA University, India
    Mr. Raghuraman Koteeswaran working as Assistant Professor in CSE dept., having 6+ years of versatile experience in academic and around 2 years of industrial experience, published around 4 research publications.

    Area of Specialization
    Banking Technology
    Big Data Analytics
    Cloud Computing
    Data mining

    Milestones
    Served as a member of Faculty Selection Committee in reputed institution.
    Served as a peer reviewer in reputed journals.
    Worked as a reviewer in identifying best papers in various contests.
    Prepared course material in E-commerce for Manonmaniam Sundaranar University for Management studies.
    Has published Research Articles in both indexed and non-indexed journals.
    Participated in various international and national conferences.
    Presented papers in international and national conferences.
    Had won best paper award in International conference.
    Represented as a Resource Person to stimulate the students’ community by conducting various workshops on Open Source web technologies.
    Having passion towards upgrading the knowledge in the spectrum of web designing and web programming by actively participating in workshops.
    Worked as Freelancer and efficient team leader for developing various applications.
    • Ch 7. Safeguarding of ATM
  • Viliam Kováč
    Technical University of Košice, Slovakia
    Ing. Viliam Kovác, PhD. is a researcher at the Department of Finance of the Faculty of Economics at the Technical University of Košice. His area of interest covers econometrics, quantitative economic and statistical methods, game theory, agent-based modelling and simulation methods. Main research activities include fields of healthcare policy, telecommunication systems, national economy, public administration, special economic zones, and entrepreneurship of start-up companies.
    • Ch 508. Medical Equipment and Economic Determinants of Its Structure and Regulation in the Slovak Republic
  • Jan Krasniewicz
    Birmingham City University, UK
    Jan Krasniewicz is a lecturer in computing and has taught on the BSc Forensic Computing course since 2009 contributing to the course design and content. He has taught in the areas of operating system and file system forensic analysis, and currently teaches mobile phone forensics. Jan is trained in using computer forensic software such as Guidance Software’s EnCase and MSAB’s XRY mobile device forensic software. Jan also teaches in the area of programming and teaches C++ programming and 3D graphics programming with DirectX on the BSc Computer Games Technology course. He has been active as a consultant for the university in the areas of programming and web development, and has worked on a number of successful funded projects. Prior to joining the course Jan was a researcher and successfully achieved a PhD in the area of artificial intelligence.
    • Ch 119. Uncovering Limitations of E01 Self-Verifying Files
  • Marek Kretowski
    Bialystok University of Technology, Poland
    Marek Kretowski received his Masters degree in Computer Science from the Bialystok University of Technology, Poland in 1996. His PhD thesis defended in 2002 was prepared in a framework of collaboration between Laboratory of Signal and Image Processing, University of Rennes 1, France and Faculty of Computer Science, Bialystok University of Technology, Poland. In 2009, he received his DSc (Habilitation) in Computer Science from Institute of Computer Science, Polish Academy of Science, Warsaw, Poland. Currently, he works as an Associate Professor in Faculty of Computer Science, Bialystok University of Technology. His current research focuses on data mining methods and biomedical applications of computer science.
    • Ch 185. Evolutionary Algorithms for Global Decision Tree Induction
  • Priya Krishnamoorthy
    SASTRA University, India
    Ms. Priya Krishnamoorthy working as Assistant Professor in CSE Dept., having 12+ years of committed experience in academic and has actively participated in various conferences, workshops, seminars thereby gathered wide knowledge in a spectrum of technologies.

    Area of Specialization
    Banking Technology
    Big Data Analytics
    Data mining
    Network Security and Cryptography

    Milestones
    Served as a member of Faculty Selection Committee in reputed institution.
    Served as a peer reviewer in reputed journals.
    Worked as a reviewer in identifying best papers in various contests.
    Has published Research Articles in both indexed and non-indexed journals.
    Represented as Resource Person to stimulate the students’ community by conducting various workshops on Open Source web technologies.
    Worked as an Organizer for “Workshop on Data Mining Techniques” for Engineering and Post graduates.
    Co-ordinated various events in National Conferences
    Participated in various workshops conducted by IIT Kharagpur and Bombay.
    Presented papers in various reputed Association.
    Having passion towards upgrading knowledge in the spectrum of information technology by actively participating in workshops.
    • Ch 7. Safeguarding of ATM
  • John Krogstie
    Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
    John Krogstie holds a PhD (1995) and a MSc (1991) in information systems from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), where he is currently a full professor in information systems, leading the lighthouse on Open, Autonomous Digital Ecosystems. John Krogstie is the Norwegian representative for IFIP TC8 and chair of IFIP WG 8.1 on information system design and evaluation. His research interests are information systems modelling, quality of models and modelling languages, eGovernment and mobile information systems. He has published around 250 refereed papers in journals, books and archival proceedings since 1991.
    • Ch 417. Understanding and Assessing Quality of Models and Modeling Languages
  • Boris Alexandrovich Kulik
    Institute of Problems in Mechanical Engineering RAS, Russia
    Boris Kulik graduated from Leningrad Mining Institute and worked for the USSR Ministry of Geology from 1971 to 1989 in automation of drilling control. Then he took up research on logic, mathematics and artificial intelligence and got his PhD in 1996. Since 1997 Boris Kulik has worked in St.-Petersburg Institute of Problems in Machine Science of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He got his Doctor of Science (Physics and Mathematics) degree in 2008. At present, Boris Kulik teaches mathematics at the St.-Petersburg University of Culture and Art. He has published 70 scientific papers including 4 monographs.
    • Ch 173. N-Tuple Algebra as a Unifying System to Process Data and Knowledge
  • Sameer Kumar
    University of Malaya, Malaysia
    Dr. Sameer has a PhD in Social Networking and is presently working as Senior Lecturer at Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya. He has extensive prior work experience as IT Project Manager and also holds a PMP® (Project Management Professional) certification from PMI, USA. At AEI, Dr. Sameer has taught courses on History, Society and Culture of Southeast Asia, K-Economy and the Social and economic dimensions of Digital Economy at the Masters level. He has been a Program Co-ordinator for International masters in Information Management and International Masters in ASEAN Studies programs at AEI. Dr. Sameer is a Project leader of 2 grant-based research projects. He has several papers published in ISI indexed journals and supervises candidates both at Masters and PhD levels. His current research interests are in the field of Social Networks, Social Media and Academic networks.
    • Ch 242. Has Bitcoin Achieved the Characteristics of Money?
    • Ch 380. The Trends and Challenges of 3D Printing
    • Ch 539. Mobile Apps Threats
    • Ch 606. The Dual Nature of Participatory Web and How Misinformation Seemingly Travels
  • Sathish Kumar
    VIT University, India
    Sathish Kumar Mani pursuing his PhD in computer science from VIT University Vellore. He completed his masters in computer application in VIT University Vellore. His area of research are cloud computing, virtualization, and big data.
    • Ch 93. Fault Tolerant Cloud Systems
  • Richard Kumaradjaja
    Renaissance Consulting, Indonesia
    Richard Kumaradjaja has a PhD degree in Computer & Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, USA. He has more than 20 years of experience in information technology (IT) industry and 10 years of experience as a senior lecturer in various academic institutions. He started his career as an application analyst at Oracle Corporation, Redwood City, California, USA in 1989. Since then Dr. Kumaradjaja has worked as an independent consultant for many companies in different industries, ranging from banking, aviation, energy, retail and manufacturing companies. His research interests are enterprise architecture, analytics, intelligent systems and business transformation. Currently, Dr Kumaradjaja is the Managing Partner of Renaissance Consulting, Jakarta, Indonesia and he is a lecturer at Doctoral of Research in Management Program of Bina Nusantara University, Jakarta, Indonesia. Dr Kumaradjaja has conducted research in intellectual capital education financed by the European Union - Asia Link Program in collaboration with international researchers from InHolland University, Amsterdam, Netherland and Minho University, Braga, Portugal.
    • Ch 74. Integrated Data Architecture for Business
  • Avinash Reddy Kundur
    Griffith University, Australia
    Mr Avinash Kundur is a young academic with a Masters in Medical Laboratory Science from RMIT University and is also completing his PhD in Hematology from Griffith University. He also has about 5 years of teaching experience in tertiary education in the field of laboratory medicine and basic health science courses and is currently working as an Associate lecturer at Griffith University.
    • Ch 509. Use of Technology in Problem-Based Learning in Health Science
  • Noriko Kurata
    Tokyo University of Science, Suwa, Japan
    Noriko Kurata is an assistant professor at Department of Business Administration and Information, Tokyo University of Science-Suwa, Japan. She received her B.A. in laws, M.A. and Ph.D. in policy studies at Chuo University, Tokyo, Japan. She worked as a civil officer for the past fifteen years, mostly engaged in the legal affairs related to the management of the local government. She is interested in the interdisciplinary ICT policy studies in terms of solving current problems in the local administration. She has written articles on local governments and health management.
    • Ch 637. Suggestions for Communication of Information for Multicultural Co-Existence
  • Sefer Kurnaz
    Istanbul Esenyurt University, Turkey
    Dr. Sefer Kurnaz was born in April 19, 1956 in Giresun, Turkey. He has a retired colonel from Turkish Air force Command. In the past, he was in charging of as Director of Aeronautics & Space Technologies Institute (ASTIN) in Turkish Air force Academy, Istanbul. Sefer kurnaz has mainly specialized in space technology application. He has graduated PhD at the Istanbul University and specialized in computer science. He was worked at 6 Allied Air Tactical Force (6ATAF) in NATO, Izmir as a system support section chief. He is a founder and before retiring was a general chair Resent Advances in Space Technologies (RAST) International Conference, Turkey. He is an author of two books in the famous publishers in Turkey and United States of America. Under his leadership have published over than 20 scientific papers.
    • Ch 650. Object-Oriented Programming in Computer Science
  • Ganite Kurt
    Gazi University, Turkey
    Prof. Dr. Ganite Kurt She is professor of accounting at Gazi University, High School of Banking and Insurance. Dr. Ganite Kurt has more than 20 years experiences in the lecturing and conducting national and international projects. She has been involved in the implementation of several EU funded projects. Her field of interest are financial accounting, International Financial Reporting Standards, International Financial Reporting Standards for SMEs, independent audit, internal control and internal audit.
    • Ch 498. Are Social Marketing Investments Used as a Tool for Voluntary Reporting or Disclosure?
  • Lea Kuznik
    University of Maribor, Slovenia
    She was born in 1975 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Graduated in 1999, master`s degree in 2004 and doctor`s degree in 2007 at University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts, Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology. She has been taking interests on museology, children`s museums and interactive learning environments, pedagogical and psychological theories of learning and play and developmental theories of children for years. Her doctoral thesis “Interactive Learning Environments and Children`s Museums: Theoretical Model and It`s Planning” presents first published scientific research on children`s museums in Slovenia. She is employed at University of Maribor, Faculty of Tourism as an assistant professor for Tourism and Cultural Heritage. Her research is also focused on up-to date technologies, virtual museums, and possibilities for learning about heritage in virtual learning environments. Her latest research is focused on dark tourism, which involves visits to tourist attractions and destinations that are associated with death, suffering, disasters and tragedies venues. Dark tourism in Slovenia is very poorly developed comparing to the world. Therefore she proposed a typology of dark tourism in Slovenia, which should serve as a basis for further efforts in the design of a new dark tourism products based on the dark heritage in Slovenia.
    • Ch 353. Fifty Shades of Dark Stories
  • Georgios Kyriafinis
    AHEPA University Hospital, Greece
    Dr. Georgios Kyriafinis, PhD, is an Otorhinolaryngologist, field expert on Cochlear Implantations, with more than 100 such operations.
    • Ch 512. Neuroscience Technology and Interfaces for Speech, Language, and Musical Communication
  • Isaac E. Lagaris
    University of Ioannina, Greece
    Date and place of birth: 04.26.1952, Athens Email : lagaris@cs.uoi.gr and akis.lagaris@gmail.com Web Page : www.cs.uoi.gr/~lagaris Phone: +30 26510 08804 Mobile: +30 6945 333 203 Current Position: Professor, Department of Computer Sience & Engineering, University of Ioannina Past Administrative Positions: Vice Rector with research and financial responsibilites, 2010-2014 Chairman of the Research Committee, 2010-2014 Head of the Department of Computer Science, 2000-2006 Head of the "Center for Scientific Simulations", 2007-2015 Chairman of the "Network of Research Laboratories", 2010-2014 Dean of the School of Economics & Social Sciences, 2010-2014 Head of the University's "Technical Counsil", 2006-2010 Member of the University's Senate for many years Education: B.Sc. in Physics (1975) University of Ioannina M.Sc. in Physics (1977) University Illinois ( Champaign - Urbana , USA) Ph.D. in Physics (1981) University Illinois ( Champaign - Urbana , USA) Past academic positions (University of Ioannina) Lecturer, Dept. Physics Associate Professor, Department of Computer Sience Visiting professor at other institutions: - Department of Physics, University of Pisa, Italy - Department of Physics, University of Lecce, Italy - National Institute of Nuclear Physics ( INFN ), Italy - Department of Physics , University of Tubingen, Germany - Department of Physics, University of South Africa ( UNISA ), Pretoria, South Africa - School of Computational & Applied Mathematics, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa - COURANT Institute, New York University, USA - Department of Nuclear Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA Scientific interests: - Parallel methods for local optimization of continuous functions. - Global optimization methods. (Serial and Parallel). - Development of scientific models. - Software for numerical optimization. - Simulations of classical and quantum systems. - Neural Networks. - Pattern Recognition. - Inverse scattering. Publications in international journals and conferences: ~ 90 Detailed list of articles: http : // www . cs . uoi . gr / ~ lagaris / Publications . html
    • Ch 675. Home UbiHealth
  • Eva Lahuerta-Otero
    University of Salamanca, Spain
    Eva Lahuerta-Otero got her PhD from the University of Salamanca in 2014. She works as an assistant professor in the Marketing Department of that University since 2009 where she teaches Electronic Commerce, Basics of Marketing, Sectorial marketing and International Marketing. She is also director and teacher in several courses, seminars and subjects of masters degrees related with e-commerce and social media. She writes and presents widely on topics related to social media, online advertising, click-and-mortar companies, online banking and cultural issues related with management and is the author of several publications in that areas. She is author and coauthor of various papers published in international and national journals and books.
    • Ch 293. Gender Differences in Advertising Engagement Using the Case of Facebooks Ads
  • Daniel T. H. Lai
    College of Engineering and Science, Victoria University, Australia
    received the B.Eng (Hons.) and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer systems from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. He was a Research Fellow in the University of Melbourne and Victoria University (2007-2010). He is currently with the College of Engineering and Science, Victoria University. He has more than 80 peer-reviewed publications and is a current reviewer for several international journals. He is also actively involved in organization of several workshops and international conferences. His research interests include new sensing and communication technologies for body area networks.
    • Ch 550. Wireless Implant Communications Using the Human Body
  • Hollis Lai
    University of Alberta, Canada
    Dr. Hollis Lai is Assistant Professor and Director of Assessment and Evaluation for the Undergraduate Medical Education program at the University of Alberta. His specialization is in educational and psychological testing, with an emphasis on assessment designs in medical education, curriculum mapping, educational data mining, and item generation.
    • Ch 206. Automatic Item Generation
  • Santhosh Kumar Lakkaraju
    Dakota State University, USA
    I am researcher with interests in web analytics, decision support and knowledge management.
    • Ch 335. A Framework for Profiling Prospective Students in Higher Education
  • Erandi Lakshika
    University of New South Wales, Australia
    Dr. Lakshika is a computer scientist who is working in the research areas of computational intelligence, simulations, and multi-agent systems. She is currently working as a research associate at the University of New South Wales, Canberra.
    • Ch 14. Computational Intelligence Approaches to Computational Aesthetics
  • Reneta D. Lansiquot
    New York City College of Technology of the City University of New York, USA
    Reneta D. Lansiquot is Associate Professor and Program Director of the Bachelor of Science in Professional and Technical Writing at New York City College of Technology of the City University of New York, where she earned an AAS in Computer Information Systems and a BTech in Computer Systems. She earned an MS in Integrated Digital Media at Polytechnic University and a PhD in Educational Communication and Technology at New York University. Her research focuses on interdisciplinary studies. Her first book is entitled Cases on Interdisciplinary Research Trends in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics: Studies on Urban Classrooms. A new book, Pedagogy for STEM: A Collaborative Case Study, is being released simultaneously with Technology, Theory, and Practice in Interdisciplinary STEM Programs: Connecting STEM and Non-STEM Approaches.
    • Ch 685. Creating Active Learning Spaces in Virtual Worlds
  • Eduardo A. Lao
    University of the East, Philippines
    Eduardo A. Lao is pursuing his bachelor of science in computer science at the College of Computer Studies and Systems, University of the East.
    • Ch 215. Do Usability Design Features of a Mobile Game Influence Learning?
  • Trent Larson
    North Carolina A&T University, USA
    Trent Larson is an associate professor in the Department of Human Performance and Leisure Studies at North Carolina A&T State University. He holds BA and MA degrees from Brigham Young University and a PhD from the University of New Mexico. His research interests focus on tourism/technology, in particular, evaluating the complexity of National Tourism Organization websites, tourism in Africa, virtual organizations, diaspora, comprehensive recreation planning, and environmental education. At the university, he has previously served as department chair and currently teaches an information technology course he designed. His publications include a number of tourism articles and book chapters related to international tourism development.
    • Ch 356. Virtual Tourism and Its Potential for Tourism Development in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Wilfred W. F. Lau
    The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
    Wilfred W. F. Lau is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction of the Faculty of Education, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research interests include technology enhanced learning, social media in education, adolescent online behavior, computer science education, and mathematics education. He is the Consulting Editor of the Educational Technology Research and Development and the Editorial Board Member of Journal of Technology and Information Education. He has published articles in journals including Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, British Journal of Educational Technology, Computers & Education, Computers in Human Behavior, Education and Information Technologies, Educational Technology Research and Development, Higher Education, Journal of Educational Computing Research, Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Learning and Individual Differences, and The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher.
    • Ch 288. Learning With Games and Digital Stories in Visual Programming
  • Penny Law
    Regenesys Business School, South Africa
    Penny Law co-founded Regenesys Business School in 1999 and is the current Dean. Prior to this, Penny worked at the University of Witwatersrand as a lecturer and programme manager, and was the Residence Tutorial Scheme Coordinator at the University of Cape Town. She has a Master's degree in the Psychology of Education from the University of the Witwatersrand and completed her PhD in Spiritual Leadership at the University of Western Cape. She is a director and major shareholder of Regenesys, and contributes to the overall strategic direction of Regenesys and its subsidiaries. As the Dean, Penny provides strategic academic oversight and champions the academic quality throughout the organisation. She is also responsible for business development and has also consulted for many local and international companies with the aim of improving their individual and organisational performance.
    • Ch 252. Determining Impact of Demographics on Perceived Service Quality in Online Retail
  • Kimberly A. Lawless
    University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
    Kimberly A. Lawless, Ph.D., is a Professor of Educational Psychology and the Associate Dean for Research at the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Education. Dr. Lawless studies how students interact in technology-based learning environments to find, comprehend, and synthesize multiple sources of information to construct a written argument within the discipline of science. Dr. Lawless has directed or co-directed over $25M in federal and foundation grants.
    • Ch 686. Developments in MOOC Technologies and Participation Since 2012
  • Ah-Nam Lay
    Institute of Teacher Education – Sultan Abdul Halim, Malaysia
    Lay Ah-Nam is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Education, The National University of Malaysia (UKM). After receiving his B.Sc.Ed. from UKM in 2000, he taught chemistry at Keningau Technical Secondary School, Sabah. He later obtained M.Ed. in Chemistry Education from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in 2008. In the same year, he joined ITE Sultan Abdul Halim Campus as a lecturer. His research interests include chemistry education and the 21st century skills.
    • Ch 283. Chemistry Learning Through Designing Digital Games
  • Joan P. Lazaro
    University of the East, Philippines
    Joan P. Lazaro received his bachelors degree in computer engineering and masters of engineering science both from the University of the East. He is a faculty member of the College of Engineering, University of the East, Caloocan Campus.
    • Ch 215. Do Usability Design Features of a Mobile Game Influence Learning?
  • Marcus Leaning
    University of Winchester, UK
    Dr Marcus Leaning is Senior Fellow in Information and Media Literacy at the university of Winchester. He has published widely in the field of digital media, media and information literacy and the sociological interpretation of digital media.
    • Ch 617. The Qualities and Potential of Social Media
  • Dusanka Milorad Lecic
    Levi9 Global Sourcing Balkan, Serbia
    Dusanka Lecic obtained his BS degree in Informatics Engineering from University of Novi Sad, Serbia in 2003 and an MA in Informatics on Faculty of Technical Sciences, Univeristy of Novi Sad, Serbia in 2008. She is PhD Candidate on Faculty of Technical Sciences, Univeristy of Novi Sad, Serbia in Industrial Engineering. She is currently a Lecturer on Educons university, Novi Sad, Serbia. Her research interests include enterprise resource planning systems, business intelligence, information systems. She has published and presented more than 20 papers at different conferences and in journals.
    • Ch 256. Business Intelligence Impacts on Design of Enterprise Systems
  • Viviana Alejandra Ledesma
    Universidad Nacional del Oeste, Argentina & Universidad Nacional de La Matanza, Argentina
    Researcher at Universidad Nacional del Oeste. Teaching assistant at Universidad Nacional de La Matanza.
    • Ch 646. Dynamic Situational Adaptation of a Requirements Engineering Process
  • D. Israel Lee
    Southern Illinois University, USA & University of Phoenix, USA
    Delmar I. Lee, Ph.D. is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio and is currently living in Fayetteville, NC. He is a veteran of 22 years in United States Air Force, where he served as a Master Instructor, Superintendent of Training, and Avionics Section Chief. His educational accomplishments include two Associates degrees--one degree in Avionics Systems Technology and the other in Instructor Technology of Military Science, both are from the Community College of the Air Force. He holds a Baccalaureate and Master’s Degrees in Workforce Education, Training, and Development from Southern Illinois University, and a PhD. in Postsecondary and Adult Education from Capella University, Dr. Lee is the past Lead Faculty Area Chair for Humanities, Communications, and General Education for University of Phoenix, Raleigh Campus. He is a Visiting Professor at Southern Illinois University in Charleston, SC campus, where is he instructs Methods and Materials design and Adult Learning Theory. Dr. Lee instructs Human Resources Development and Career Development for Fayetteville Technical Community College. He is a Certified Diversity and Inclusion Executive who provides advice and guidance on matter that positively effect the bottom line of business and industry to leadership who operates in the C-Suites. He has expert knowledge in the area of curriculum design, analytics, training, leadership development, knowledge management, diversity and inclusion, life coaching, model-netics, and systems theory. Dr. Lee is on the Board of Directors for the American Association of Adjunct Educators (AAAE) and serves as an editor for the AAAE Journal. Additionally, he is on the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Adult Educators Association (NCAEA) and serves on the two Committees—one for Governance and the other for Planning. Dr. Lee owns a consulting company with an extension in Atlanta Georgia that provides management and leadership training, Human Resources Development, Life Coaching, Diversity and Inclusion Training, and Mapping for business and institutional effectiveness. Dr. Lee mentors in the community and is proud member of Beta Chi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated.
    • Ch 126. Increasing Student Engagement and Participation Through Course Methodology
  • Wanbil William Lee
    The Computer Ethics Society, Hong Kong & Wanbil & Associates, Hong Kong
    Ir Prof Wanbil Lee is currently Principal, Wanbil & Associates, Non-Executive Director of Worldcam Ltd., Advisory Board Member, European Centre for eCommerce & Internet Law, and Member of International Experts Network, Nous Global. He is also Founder and President, The Computer Ethics Society, and Co-founder, The Hong Kong Computer Society. He was Foundation Head, Department of Computing Studies, Lingnan University, and Adjunct Professor, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and held technical line and staff positions in the Commonwealth of Australia Government and international banks. Two university prizes in Ethical Leadership and Ethical Use of Technology, respectively, were established in his name. His research and publication focus is in recent years in Computer Auditing and Ethical Computing; he sits on several professional/learned societies and government committees.
    • Ch 423. Ethical Computing Continues From Problem to Solution
    • Ch 425. Hexa-Dimension Code of Practice for Data Privacy Protection
  • Chrispina S. Lekule
    St. Augustine University of Tanzania, Tanzania
    Dr. Chrispina Lekule was born and raised in Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania - East Africa . Lekule earned a Bachelor Degree in Education with Religious Studies at the Marist International College in Nairobi Kenya. She then worked as a secondary school teacher in Zanzibar Tanzania. After 7 years of teaching, Lekule joined St. Cloud State University in Minnesota- USA where she earned Master degree in Sociology of Social Responsibility in Education. At the same university Lekule studied for a Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership and Administration. Dr. Lekule earned a PhD degree in Education Policy at the University of Windsor in Ontario Canada. Dr. Lekule is currently a lecturer in the Faculty of Education and Director of Postgraduate Studies, Research and Consultancy at St. Augustine University of Tanzania.
    • Ch 201. The Roles of Digital Literacy in Social Life of Youth
  • Valentina Bartalesi Lenzi
    ISTI-CNR, Italy
    Valentina Bartalesi Lenzi took a degree in Digital Humanities at the University of Pisa. She worked seven years at CELCT, the Italian Center for the Evaluation of Language and Communication Technologies. Since 2011, she is Research Fellow at the Institute of Science and Technologies of CNR in Pisa and currently works in the Networked Multimedia Information Systems laboratory, in particular in the Digital Libraries group. Her research interests are mainly related to the Semantic Web technologies, the development of formal ontologies to represent textual content to be accessed through Web applications. She is concluding a PhD in Information Engineering at the University of Pisa. She is co-author of 27 scientific papers in national and international conferences and journals.
    • Ch 439. Knowledge Acquisition on Dante Alighieri's Works
  • Awie C. Leonard
    University of Pretoria, South Africa
    After spending several years in the private sector as programmer/systems analyst; project manager, systems development and maintenance manager, Prof Awie Leonard joined the University of Pretoria in 1992 as senior lecturer. Today he is an associate Professor in the Department of Informatics at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. Apart from lecturing a variety of Information Technology subjects, his research focus is in the broad field of IT Service Management. He obtained undergraduate degrees in computer science and the M.Sc. degree in Information Systems from the University of South Africa (UNISA). He obtained his PhD in Informatics in 1998 from the University of Pretoria. Since 1992 he has delivered several conference papers and published several book chapters and articles related to the field of service management in the IT field. A number of students have also completed their PhD-studies under is leadership.
    • Ch 67. Social Issues in IT Project Teams
  • Sabrina Leone
    Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
    Sabrina Leone, PhD in eLearning at the Faculty of Engineering of the Università Politecnica delle Marche (UNIVPM), is a researcher and a teacher. Her current research focuses on lifelong learning, Personal Learning Environments, ubiquitous learning, smart working, adaptive learning environments, and Social Semantic Web. She holds a honours degree in Foreign Languages, one in Business Management and one in Sciences of Linguistic Mediation. Her career has developed in the fields of education (teacher and consultant, specialised in adult learning), business consultancy (quality systems designer and manager), and linguistic mediation. She has studied and worked in Italy and abroad, and she has been involved in international research projects. Before joining the UNIVPM, she was a lecturer and a coordinator in Italian Studies at the University of Wollongong, Australia, appointed by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She is a European Commission’s independent expert for research and innovation assignments. She has authored and co-authored several publications on referred journals and books.
    • Ch 131. An Open Learning Format for Lifelong Learners' Empowerment
    • Ch 222. Integrated Paper-Based and Digital Learning Material for Smart Learners
    • Ch 667. Ubiquitous Teachers' Training and Lessons Learned with the uProf! Model
  • Carson K.-S. Leung
    University of Manitoba, Canada
    Carson K. Leung received his B.Sc. (Hons.), M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees all from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. He is currently a Professor at the University of Manitoba, Canada. He has contributed more than 160 refereed publications on the topics of big data analytics, databases, data mining, information science and technology, social network analysis, as well as visual analytics---including papers in ACM Transactions on Database Systems (TODS), Future Generation Computer Systems (FGCS), Journal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce, Social Network Analysis and Mining, World Wide Web Journal (WWW), IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM), the SCA 2012 Best Paper on social computing and its applications, the IEEE/ACM ASONAM-FAB 2016 Best Paper on foundations and applications of big data analytics, as well as five book chapters and encyclopedia entries for IGI Global. In recent years, he has served as a General Chair for IEEE CBDCom 2016, a Program Chair for IEEE BigDataSE 2016 & IEEE HPCC 2016, the Finance Chair for IEEE DSAA 2016, as well as a Web Chair for IEEE BigComp 2017.
    • Ch 30. Big Data Analysis and Mining
  • John Kennedy Lewis
    Salve Regina University, USA
    Dr. John K. Lewis is an Adjunct Faculty member of the Business & Economics Department at Salve Regina University and the Collection Services Librarian at the McKillop Library. Dr. Lewis has a Doctor of Management from the University of Maryland, a Juris Doctorate from Suffolk University, a Master of Library & Information Science from the University of Rhode Island, and a Master of Science from Salve Regina University. He has over fifteen years of teaching experience and over twenty years of experience as an academic librarian. Previously he was a bar admitted attorney in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts practicing contract and tax law.
    • Ch 451. Change Leadership Styles and Behaviors in Academic Libraries
  • Maria Lexhagen
    Mid-Sweden University, Sweden
    Maria Lexhagen {Kunskapens Väg 1, SE-83125 Östersund, Sweden; maria.lexhagen@miun.se} is an associate professor and head of the discipline of Tourism Studies within ETOUR at Mid Sweden University. She was also previously the director of the research center ETOUR and has a PhD in business administration and tourism with a special interest in marketing and new technology. Her research covers both business practice and consumer behavior and she has published internationally in both tourism journals and technology focused journals. Her current research interests include the use, impact, potentials and challenges with information technology in the tourism industry, business intelligence in tourism, destination management and branding and social media, as well as pop culture tourism induced by film, music and literature.
    • Ch 31. Big Data Analytics for Tourism Destinations
  • Baobin Li
    University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
    Baobin Li received Ph.D. degree from Peking University, beijing, China, in 2009. He is now with school of computer and control, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing,
    • Ch 12. Automatic Emotion Recognition Based on Non-Contact Gaits Information
  • Rowena Li
    Bayside High School Library, USA
    Rowena Li is a Coordinator of Special Projects at Queens College/CUNY and a school media specialist at Bayside High School in New York. She received her doctoral degree in information science from the University of North Texas in 2008. Her Master’s Degree of Library and Information Science came from Queens College in 1997. She has taught courses at Queens College for three years. Prior to that, she worked as a senior reference librarian at Queens Borough Public Library in New York, a prospect researcher at Queens College Foundation, and a lecturer at Nankai University in China. Her research interests focus upon the representation of democracy in web interface design, the cultural dimensions in photography, social media in online learning environment, and the cultural and social aspects of cross-lingual information retrieval. Postal address: Rowena Li 70 Wensley Drive Great Neck, NY 11020 Email: rowenali@yahoo.com
    • Ch 390. Cognitive and Psychological Factors in Cross-Language Information Retrieval
    • Ch 692. Determine Democracy in Web Design
  • Shun Li
    University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
    Shun Li received the B.S. degrees from Wuhan university of science and technology and Huzhong university of science and technology.in 2013. He is now with Institute of Psychology,Chinese Academy of Sciences and The 6th Research Institute of China Electronics Corporation, Beijing, China. His current research interests include the Big Data processing , management and applications, gait analysis and affective computing.
    • Ch 12. Automatic Emotion Recognition Based on Non-Contact Gaits Information
  • Jonathan Lillie
    Loyola University Maryland, USA
    Dr. Lillie is an Associate Professor of Communication at Loyola University Maryland. He has published articles in numerous academic books and journals, including New Media & Society and Convergence, with a focus on new media use, web journalism, and the history of media technologies. He is the managing editor of NMEDIAC, the Journal of New Media and Culture. He earned his PhD as a Park Doctoral Fellow at The School of Journalism and Mass Communication at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
    • Ch 407. Immersing People in Scientific Knowledge and Technological Innovation Through Disney's Use of Installation Art
    • Ch 548. Technological Innovation and Use in the Early Days of Camera Phone Photo Messaging
  • Jonathan Lillie
    Loyola University, USA
    Jonathan Lillie, PhD, is an associate professor of digital media and online journalism at Loyola. He was a Park Doctoral Fellow in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research interests include online journalism, the cultural uses of Internet technologies, and the history of 'new' media.
    • Ch 407. Immersing People in Scientific Knowledge and Technological Innovation Through Disney's Use of Installation Art
    • Ch 548. Technological Innovation and Use in the Early Days of Camera Phone Photo Messaging
  • Matthew R. Link
    Indiana University, USA
    Matthew Link is Director of Systems for IU's Research Technologies division in addition to serving as an Associate Director for both the Pervasive Technology Institute Digital Science Center and Data to Insight Center. Link has more than fifteen years of experience working in higher education technology, including student technologies, messaging and telecommunication, Unix Systems support, and high performance computing
    • Ch 92. Cyberinfrastructure, Cloud Computing, Science Gateways, Visualization, and Cyberinfrastructure Ease of Use
  • Claudia S. Litvak
    Universidad Nacional de La Matanza, Argentina & Universidad Nacional del Oeste, Argentina
    Researcher and Professor at Universidad Nacional de La Matanza & Universidad Nacional del Oeste
    • Ch 445. Nominalizations in Requirements Engineering Natural Language Models
  • Nigel Lockett
    University of Lancaster, UK
    Nigel Lockett is Professor of Entrepreneurship at Lancaster University Management School. Nigel is a senior academic, experienced manager, entrepreneur and community leader. Before joining Lancaster University, he previously worked as Professor of Enterprise and Director of Enterprise Learning at the University of Leeds, Senior Lecturer at Bradford University School of Management and Brunel University Business School, Business Development Manager at InfoLab21 and Lecturer at the Lancaster University Management School. He is a Fellow and Past President of Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) and is currently a member the Board of the Small Business Charter. Nigel also has over 25 years experience as a company director, with a track record in managing start-up, joint venture and social enterprises. His current research interests include knowledge exchange between universities and industry, academic entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial learning and the use of CRM technologies by SMEs
    • Ch 502. Social Media Use and Customer Engagement
  • Elvira Immacolata Locuratolo
    CNR ISTI, Italy
    Elvira Immacolata Locuratolo graduated in Mathematics in 1978 at the University of Naples, carried out post-degree research at the “Istituto di Elaborazione dell’Informazione” of the National Research Council at Pisa (IEI-CNR). Since 1982, she has been a researcher at IEI-CNR and at the “Istituto di Scienze e Tecnologie dell’Informazione” of the National Research Council at Pisa (ISTI-CNR) Pisa. Her activity has been focused on algorithms of mappings from conceptual to logical database models, on model transformations, meta-modeling and on preservation of database concepts. Main scientific results can be found in publications on formal methods for conceptual database design, database re-engineering, approaches to data mining, semantics for image databases, ontology for database preservation. Among her collaborations with foreign institutions, those with the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory at Oxford, and with the Tampere University of Technology at Pori, Finland, are to be mentioned. She also carried out teaching activity in mathematics and computer science at the University of Pisa.
    • Ch 175. Quality Evaluation for Evolving Conceptual Database Design
    • Ch 439. Knowledge Acquisition on Dante Alighieri's Works
  • Elvira Immacolata Locuratolo
    ISTI-CNR, Italy
    Elvira Immacolata Locuratolo graduated in Mathematics in 1978 at the University of Naples, carried out post-degree research at the “Istituto di Elaborazione dell’Informazione” of the National Research Council at Pisa (IEI-CNR). Since 1982, she has been a researcher at IEI-CNR and at the “Istituto di Scienze e Tecnologie dell’Informazione” of the National Research Council at Pisa (ISTI-CNR) Pisa. Her activity has been focused on algorithms of mappings from conceptual to logical database models, on model transformations, meta-modeling and on preservation of database concepts. Main scientific results can be found in publications on formal methods for conceptual database design, database re-engineering, approaches to data mining, semantics for image databases, ontology for database preservation. Among her collaborations with foreign institutions, those with the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory at Oxford, and with the Tampere University of Technology at Pori, Finland, are to be mentioned. She also carried out teaching activity in mathematics and computer science at the University of Pisa.
    • Ch 175. Quality Evaluation for Evolving Conceptual Database Design
    • Ch 439. Knowledge Acquisition on Dante Alighieri's Works
  • Ronald John Lofaro
    Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA
    Ronald John Lofaro, PhD is an aviation psychologist whose last FAA post was as the FAA liaison and visiting professor in Human Factors and Systems, at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, FL. Prior to that, he spent 2 years as the sole FAA liaison to the ten USAF Research Labs and the USAF Aeronautical Systems Center at WPAFB, OH. During that time, he also was a visiting professor, with dual appointments in Aviation and Systems Engineering, at The Ohio State University. Dr. Lofaro went to Ohio from the FAA’s Technical Center where he was a manager in the FAA’s Airworthiness Assurance R&D Division. Ron had gone to the FAA's Technical Center in 1993, from FAA HQ in D.C.--- where he had begun his second tour of duty with the FAA. While at FAA HQ, he was project manager on a variety of R&D efforts focused on human factors in flight crew training, performance and assessment as well as ATCS selection. He worked on numerous major projects with NASA, USN, USAF, and various Universities. Whil