Hilda Tellioğlu
Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Hilda is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Design and Assessment of Technology, Vienna University of Technology. As a computer scientist she has been involved with both research and teaching on: software engineering, design and development of information technology in networked (work) environments, computer support for co-operative work (CSCW) in systems design in health care work and in architectural planning, knowledge management, social networks, interaction design, tangible user interaction, gender issues in computer science. Her Habilitation thesis is about “Cooperative Work”. Currently, she is the coordinator of TOPIC (The Online Platform for Informal Caregivers), a European project funded by the AAL (Ambient Assisted Living) Program. She has published over 70 journal and conference papers and has experience managing research and industrial projects in national and international levels.

Myriam Lewkowicz
University of Technology of Troyes, France

Myriam graduated from Univ. Paris 9 and achieved her PhD at Univ. Paris 6 on “Designing Groupware for cooperative Knowledge Management”. She obtained her Habilitation at UTC on “The role of models in designing systems for mediated collective practices – methodological, conceptual and instrumental contributions to an interdisciplinary research in CSCW”. She is Full Professor at UTT where she is part of the Tech-CICO research team and pilots the Scientific and Technological Program on E-Health from UMR CNRS 6279. Her interdisciplinary research focuses on defining innovative platforms to support existing collective practices or designing new collective activities. This research leads to reflections and propositions on analysis and design approaches for defining new devices and services.  She is Program Committee member of the main scientific conferences in Computer Supported Cooperative Work and member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Collaborative Computing and Work Practices.

Aparecido Fabiano Pinatti De Carvalho
Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Fabiano is a postdoctoral researcher at the Multidisciplinary Design Group, Institute for Design and Assessment of Technology, Vienna University of Technology. He holds a B.Sc. and a M.Sc. in Computer Science from the Federal University of São Carlos, São Paulo, Brazil, and a Multidisciplinary PhD developed within a joint project between the Interaction Design Centre of the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems, University of Limerick, Ireland, and the Department of Sociology of the same university. His interests span Human-Computer Interaction, Interaction Design, Computer Supported Cooperative Work, Ubiquitous and Mobile Computing and Informatics in Education. He has published several articles on topics related to these fields of research in prestigious international conferences.

Ivan Brešković
Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Ivan is a postdoctoral researcher at the Multidisciplinary Design Group, Institute for Design and Assessment of Technology, Vienna University of Technology. He holds MSc and PhD degrees in computer science from University of Zagreb and Vienna University of Technology, respectively. His background is in distributed systems, resource allocation and computational economics with the focus on utility and cloud computing. He is also interested in social, mobile, autonomic and ubiquitous computing, human-computer interaction and computer supported cooperative work. Ivan has published several articles in major scientific conferences and journals and acts as a reviewer of some of the most cited journals in computer science.

Marén Schorch
University of Siegen, Germany

Marén  is a sociologist and sub-project leader of TOPIC at the University of Siegen, Germany. She studied Sociology and Psychology at the Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena and at the University of Trier, Germany (finished with master’s degrees). She worked as a research assistant and lecturer in Sociology and qualitative social research methods at the Universities of Trier and Bielefeld. From 2009 to 2012, she was scientific assistant of the research group “Communicating Disaster” at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF) at Bielefeld University. Her main research interests are in qualitative social research, focusing on extreme events, biographies and identity as well as Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW). Her sociological PhD thesis “Narrative consolidation of transnational biographies in qualitative interviews” is about to be finished.