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Event Chairs

Conference Chair

Jose Braz
Departamento De Sistemas e Informática, Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Setúbal

Brief Bio
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GRAPP Program Co-Chairs

Ana Paula Cláudio
Departamento de Informática, LASIGE, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa

Brief Bio
Ana Paula Cláudio is an Assistant Professor at the Informatics Department of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon (FCUL), and a researcher in BioISI- Biosystems & Integrative Sciences Institute (BioISI). She holds a Mathematics degree from FCUL and a PhD in Informatics from the same University. Her main research interests are on Computer Graphics in general, 3D modeling, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Serious Games, Digital Heritage, and she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses covering these topics.

Dominique Bechmann
Laboratoire des sciences de l'ingénieur, de l'informatique et de l'imagerie, CNRS-Université de Strasbourg

Brief Bio
Dominique Bechmann is a professor of computer science at the Strasbourg University where she is leading the Computer Graphics and Geometry team, at the ICube CNRS Lab since 1997. From 1986 to 1989, she did her PhD at the IBM scientific centre (Paris, France) on geometric modeling of anatomic organs. In 1990, she did a postdoc at the T.J. Watson research centre (Yorktown Heigths, New York, USA) on deformation models. In 1991, she became an assistant professor.
She is personally involved on research activities in geometric modeling (deformations, topological modeling) and in virtual reality (interaction tasks)
. Since 2014, she is head of the French National Research Group (GdR IG-RV) in Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality that regroups almost 700 researchers.
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HUCAPP Program Co-Chairs

Paul Richard
Automation and Computer Science, University of Angers

Brief Bio
Paul Richard is Associate Professor at University of Angers (France) since 2000. He received a M.S. degree and a PhD. in Robotics from the University Paris VI respectively in 1992 and 1996. Paul Richard leads the virtual reality research activities in the Laboratoire Angevin de Recherche en Ingénierie des Systèmes (LARIS) of the University of Angers. For almost two decades his research has focused on virtual reality, 3D interaction and human performance in virtual environments.

Takehiko Yamaguchi
Tokyo University of Science

Brief Bio
Takehiko Yamaguchi is an assistant professor at department of applied electronics, Tokyo University of Science, Japan. He received a PhD in Computer Science from the Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2008. His research concerns characterizing changes in behavior following virtual reality-based rehabilitation/assessment for cognitive and motor disorders.


IVAPP Program Co-Chairs

Lars Linsen
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster

Brief Bio
Lars Linsen is a Full Professor at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany. He is also Adjunct Professor of Computational Science and Computer Science at the Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering of the Jacobs University, Bremen, Germany. He received his academic degrees in Computer Science from the Universität Karlsruhe (TH), Germany, including a diploma in 1997 and a Ph.D. in 2001. After three years as a post-doctoral researcher and lecturer at the University of California, Davis, U.S.A., and two years as an Assistant Profe ssor at the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald, Germany, he joined Jacobs University as an Associate Professor in 2006 and was appointed a Full Professor in 2012. In 2017, he joined the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany. Lars Linsen's research interests are primarily in the area of Data Visualization. ... More >>

Alexandru Telea
Information and Computing Science, Utrecht University

Brief Bio
Alexandru Telea received his PhD in Computer Science from the Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands,in 2000. Until 2007, he was an assistant professor in visualization and computer graphics at the same university. Until 2019, he was professor of computer science at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. Since then, he is professor of visual data analytics at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. His interests include 3D multiscale shape processing, information visualization, and visual analytics for explainable AI


VISAPP Program Co-Chairs

Francisco Imai
Apple Inc.
United States

Brief Bio
Dr. Francisco Imai is Color Imaging Fellow working for Apple Inc. in Cupertino, CA, USA. After finishing his Ph. D. in Imaging Science at Chiba University, Japan he joined the Munsell Color Science Laboratory, Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY, USA first as a post-doctoral fellow and later as senior color scientist. After working in spectral imaging capture and reproduction applied to museum imaging, Dr. Imai joined industry, first at Pixim, Inc. in Mountain View as a senior color scientist and afterwards the Computer Science Laboratory at Samsung R&D Center in San Jose, CA. In 2009 he joined Canon Development Americas Inc. in San Jose as a principal scientist and later manager and subsequently director of the computational imaging department at the Canon U.S.A. Inc. Innovation Center. Dr. Imai has authored in several book chapters, peer-reviewed journal papers and conferences in the fields of color and spectral imaging. Dr. Imai has also been actively involved in conference organization by being the General Chair of Digital Photography Conference of SPIE/IS&T Electronic Imaging in 2010 and 2011, the General Chair of IS&T/SID Color and Imaging Conference in 2010, the General Chair of OSA Imaging Systems and Applications in 2013, Chair of the International Symposium Multispectral Color Science (MCS) in 2005, 2006 and 2012, Technical Program Chair for IS&T/SID Color and Imaging Conference in 2009, Area co-chair for VISAPP in 2013 and 2014, program chair for VISAPP from 2015 to 2018, review committee member for ICCV 2011, CVPR 2011, ICIAP 2011, AIC 2005 and 2013, CCIW 2013, CGIV 2012, 2010 and 2008, Italian Color Conference, Spanish Color Conference and member of the MCS steering committee since 2006. Dr. Imai is the recipient of Itek Award from the Society for Imaging Science and Technology in recognition of the Outstanding Student Paper published by the Society. Dr. Imai became a fellow of the Society for Imaging Science and Technology in 2013 for significant contributions to the advancement of color reproduction and multispectral imaging. Dr. Imai was in the board of directors of the Society for Imaging Science and Technology as Conference Vice-President from July 2015 to June 2019. ... More >>

Alain Tremeau
Université Jean Monnet in Saint Etienne

Brief Bio
Alain Trémeau is Professor at University Jean Monnet and Vice-Rector for International Relations. He is member of the Laboratoire Hubert Curien (UMR 5516). His research activity covers several topics and applications related to color imaging, color science and computer vision. He published numerous book chapters and articles in the field of color science and recently in the domain of cultural heritage. He coordinates two international master degrees in the fields of color science and computer vision (COSI and 3DMT).


GRAPP Associate Chairs

Area: Geometry and Modeling
James Gain
Cape Town University
South Africa

Brief Bio
James Gain is an Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. His research interests cover procedural and geometric modelling, visualization and high-performance computing. He has a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge, England.

Area: Rendering
Basile Sauvage
University of Strasbourg

Brief Bio
Basile Sauvage obtained a Master of Science in 2002 and a PhD in Applied Mathematics in 2005 at INP-Grenoble, France.
Since 2006 he is Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Strasbourg.
His research topics include texture analysis and synthesis, acquisition and treatment of 3D objects' appearance, geometric modeling, and multiresolution analysis.

Area: Animation and Simulation
Jie-Qing Feng
State Key Lab of CAD&CG, Zijingang Campus, Zhejiang University

Brief Bio
Jieqing Feng is a professor in the State Key Lab of CAD&CG, Zhejiang University, Peoples Republic of China. He received his BSc in applied mathematics from the National University of Defense Technology in 1992 and his Ph.D in computer graphics from Zhejiang University in 1997. His research interests include geometric modeling, real-time rendering and computer animation.

Area: Interactive Environments
Teresa Chambel
LASIGE, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa

Brief Bio
Teresa Chambel is a professor and researcher at Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon (FCUL) in Portugal, where she received a Ph.D. in Informatics, on video, hypermedia and learning technologies, and a B.Sc. in Computer Science. Her M.Sc. was in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Technical University of Lisbon, on distributed hypermedia. Her research interests include multimedia and hypermedia, with a special emphasis on video and hypervideo, human-computer interaction, e-learning, creativity, visualization, accessibility, cognition and emotions, interactive TV, digital talking books and digital art . ... More >>


HUCAPP Associate Chairs

Area: Theories, Models and User Evaluation
Gilles Bailly
CNRS; Telecom ParisTech; University Paris-Saclay

Brief Bio

Gilles Bailly is researcher at the CNRS institute and Telecom ParisTech Laboratory since 2013. Previously, he was post-doctoral researcher at Cluster of Excellence of multimodal interaction (2013), Max-Planck Institute für Informatics (2012), Telekom Innovation Laboratories (2011-2012). He received his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Grenoble. Gilles Bailly is author or co-author of more than 50 peer-reviewed publications. His work has been awarded the Best Paper Award and Best Paper Honorable Mention at ACM CHI five times since 2012 and one time at ACM MobileHCI (2014). Several of his works suc h as ShoeSense or iSkin received a lot of attention in the medias. He has served on a number of program committees such as ACM CHI or ACM ITS. 

His research is in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), focused on understanding and improving command selection, an important task in HCI. He especially focuses on the transition from novice to expert behaviors. He designs novel interaction techniques, build predictive models of performance and develop optimization methods. Applications include traditional desktop workstations, mobile devices, interactive public displays, gesture-based interaction, wearable computing, augmented reality and interactive visualization.

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Area: Interaction Techniques and Devices
Thuong Hoang
The University of Melbourne

Brief Bio
Thuong Hoang is currently a Research Fellow at the Microsoft Research Centre for Social Natural User Interfaces, at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He received a PhD in Computer Science in 2014 from the University of South Australia.
His research expertise is in augmented reality, wearable computer, and human computer interactions. His focus is in interaction techniques and devices, human factors, and educational technologies.

Area: Haptic and Multimodal Interaction
Bob Antoine Jerry Menelas
Independent Researcher

Brief Bio
Bob-Antoine J. Menelas is an assistant professor of Computer Science, at the University of Quebec at Chicoutimi, Canada, since august 2011. He holds a M.Sc. (2006) from University of Angers, France and a Ph. D. (2010) from University of Paris-Sud XI, France in computer science. Before joining UQAC,
Menelas was a postdoctoral fellow at Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Calgary, Canada. His research interests include Haptics, Virtual Reality, Scientific Visualization and Serious Games.

Area: Agents and Human Interaction
Stéphanie Buisine
CESI School of Engineering

Brief Bio
Stéphanie Buisine is a Professor of Innovation in CESI School of Engineering in Paris, France. She received her PhD in Psychology and Human-Computer Interaction in 2005 and her Habilitation in Ergonomics and Innovation in 2013. Her research aims to design and support creativity and prospective methods for the innovation process. She uses technology (e.g. tabletop, tactile, multimodal devices, agents and avatars) to enhance individual and collective creativity and better understand its sociocognitive mechanisms.


VISAPP Associate Chairs

Area: Image Formation and Preprocessing
M. Emre Emre Celebi
University of Central Arkansas
United States

Brief Bio
M. Emre Celebi received his B.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering from the Middle East Technical University (Ankara, Turkey) in 2002. He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, TX, USA) in 2003 and 2006, respectively. He is currently a Professor and the Chair of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Central Arkansas. Dr. Celebi has actively pursued research in image processing/analysis and data mining with an emphasis on medical image analysis, color image processing, and partitional clustering. He has worked o n several projects funded by the US National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health and published over 150 articles in reputable journals and conference proceedings. Dr. Celebi is an editorial board member of four international journals, reviews for over 110 international journals, and served on the program committee of more than 130 international conferences. He has been invited as speaker to several colloquia, workshops, and conferences, is the organizer of several workshops, and the editor of several journal special issues and books. He is a senior member of the IEEE and SPIE. ... More >>

Area: Image and Video Analysis
Raimondo Schettini
University of Milano - Bicocca

Brief Bio
Raimondo Schettini is a professor at the University of Milano Bicocca (Italy). He is head of the Imaging and Vision Lab. He has been associated with the Italian National Research Council since 1987, where he led the color imaging lab from 1990 to 2002. He has been a team leader in several research projects and published more than 300 refereed papers and eight patents about color reproduction, and image processing, analysis, and classification. He is a fellow of the International Association of Pattern Recognition for his contributions to pattern recognition research and color image analysis.

Area: Image and Video Understanding
Fabio Galasso
Sapienza University of Rome

Brief Bio
Prof. Fabio Galasso heads the Perception and Intelligence Lab at the Computer Science Department of Sapienza University in Rome (Italy), with the goal of fundamental research and innovation transfer in computer vision and machine learning. Prior to Sapienza, he also conducted research at the University of Cambridge (UK) and at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics (Germany). Research achievements include several national (German) and 2 international (European) funded research projects, the 1st place at the UA-DETRAC'17 international competition for vehicle detection and the 3rd place for vehicle tracking at UA -DETRAC'18. He has been area and industrial chair at top international conferences and co-organizer of international workshops.

Besides academics, Prof. Galasso founded and directed the Computer Vision Department at OSRAM (Munich, Germany), world-wide leader in photonics. He cared about the entire life cycle of ideas, from the creation of new value propositions to the implementation of prototypes and pilots. Innovation transfer achievements include pilot installations at large industrial partners such as Edeka and Vodafone and the creation of a new product, named VISN, which was awarded the 2019 IoT/WT Innovation World Cup, the 2019 Digital Champions Award, and the 2018 Deutscher Digital Award. He is inventor of 23 granted patents.
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Area: Applications and Services
Liang Lin
Sun Yat-Sen University

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Area: Motion, Tracking and Stereo Vision
Zoltan Kato
University of Szeged

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Zoltan Kato received the BS and MS degrees in computer science from the Jozsef Attila University, Szeged, Hungary in 1988 and 1990, and the PhD degree from University of Nice doing his research at INRIA -- Sophia Antipolis, France in 1994. Since then, he has been a visiting research associate at the Computer Science Department of the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology; an ERCIM postdoc fellow at CWI, Amsterdam; and a visiting fellow at the School of Computing, National University of Singapore. In 2002, he joined the Institute of Informatics, University of Szeged, Hungary, where he is heading the Dep artment of Image Processing and Computer Graphics. His research interests include image segmentation, registration, shape matching, statistical image models, Markov random fields, color, texture, motion, shape modeling, variational and level set methods. He has served on several program committees of major conferences (e.g. Area Chair for ICIP 2008, 2009) and has been an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Image Processing.
He is the President of the Hungarian Association for Image Processing and Pattern Recognition (KEPAF) and a Senior Member of IEEE.
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