Workshop Organisers

Michael Nebeling

Michael Nebeling is currently a Visiting Researcher in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University working with Anind Dey. His research there is funded by a Swiss NSF Advanced Postdoc.Mobility Fellowship. Before coming to CMU, he was a Senior Researcher and Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at ETH Zurich. In 2012, he obtained his PhD from ETH Zurich for his research on crowdsourced adaptation, language-integrated context-awareness and adaptivity metrics. His recent research has contributed frameworks and tools such as XDStudio and XDKinect that extend the techniques developed in his PhD to cater for cross-device interfaces in multi-user/multi-device settings and enrich the interaction with handhelds/wearables.

Fabio Paternò

Fabio Paternò is Research Director at CNR-ISTI, where in recent years his main research interests have been in concepts and tools for context-dependent applications, model-based design and development, authoring and design of cross-device interactive applications, distributed and migratory interfaces. In particular, in the area of cross-device interfaces, he has worked in the design of a platform for supporting push and pull of entire or partial interactive web applications, the model-based dynamic generation and management of distributed user interfaces, and a framework for secure distributed user interfaces with dynamic sets of users/devices.

Frank Maurer

Frank Maurer received his Diploma (German Undergrad Degree) in 1989 and Doctorate (Dr. rer. Nat.) in Computer Science from the University of Kaiserslautern in Germany in 1989. After eight years working as a Researcher at the University of Kaiserslautern, Maurer joined the Faculty of Science at the University of Calgary in 1997. Maurer’s research interests are agile software methodologies, application engineering for digital surfaces and big data analytics. His research is driven by real-world problems coming from a large number of industry partners. Maurer is the Principle Investigator of the NSERC SurfNet Strategic Network (Digital Surface Software Application Network), a national research network spanning 7 universities across Canada. He has received seven NSERC Engage grants and a few NSERC Collaborative Research and Development grants for his work covering a broad spectrum of research areas including multi-surface systems for retail spaces and emergency control centres.

Jeffrey Nichols

Jeffrey Nichols is a Senior Research Scientist at Google working on cross-device user interface design and development. Prior to Google, he worked for 7.5 years at IBM Research, where he led several projects that considered cross-device issues, including the Highlight project allowing end users to create mobile versions of existing web sites and the PlayByPlay project that enabled cross-device collaborative browsing between desktop computers and mobile devices. He received his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University’s Human-Computer Interaction Institute in 2006, where his thesis was on the topic of automatically generating user interfaces for appliances, which involved the generation of user interfaces on multiple platforms for controlling many kinds of computerized devices. He has participated in the organization of successful workshops at several major conferences, including CHI, CSCW, and CIKM.


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