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Bert Arnrich

is a senior researcher at the Wearable Computing Laboratory of ETH Zurich, Switzerland. Within national and European research projects he is engaged in personal health systems. He received the diploma in natural science informatics Dipl.-Inform. (MSc) from the University of Bielefeld (Germany) in 2001 and the doctor of engineering sciences Dr.-Ing. (PhD) in 2006. In his PhD time, his research was focused on medical data mining, machine learning and statistical modeling in close cooperation with a heart institute. He developed a data mart system in order to discover patterns of heart disease, patientís response to treatment and real-time risk stratification.
Since 2006 his research on pervasive computing technologies is directed towards paving the way for a pervasive, user-centered and preventive healthcare model.


Venet Osmani

is a researcher at CREATE-NET. He received his PhD from Waterford Institute of Technology (Ireland) in 2008. The focus of his work is on human behaviour monitoring and analysis, with a particular application on monitoring patients with mental disorders. He is engaged in a number of European and Italian projects that deal with this topic and also  co-supervision of PhD students. He is actively involved with Pervasive Health conference, serving in the capacity of vice-chair and is a reviewer for a number of journals in the field.


Giuseppe Riva

is Associate Professor of General Psychology and Communication Psychology at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy; Director of the Interactive Communication and Ergonomics of NEw Technologies - ICE-NET - Lab. at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, and Head Researcher of the Applied Technology for Neuro-Psychology Laboratory - ATN-P Lab., Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Verbania Italy. Scientific coordinator of the European funded project "Interstress - Interreality in the management of psychological stress", according to the scientific databases ISI Web of Science, PubMed/Medline and PsycInfo Riva is the scholar who authored the highest number of peer-reviewed scientific publications in the fields of "Virtual Reality" in the world (as on January 2010). He is also 2nd worldwide in the fields of "Telepresence" and "Cybertherapy". These papers range from specialistic journals such as "Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Reality" (MIT Press) to general scientific journals such as "Science" (AAAS).


Jakob Bardram

is a professor at the IT University of Copenhagen (ITU) and the Research Director for the Global Interaction Research Initiative. Prior to this position, he was an associate professor at the Computer Science Department, University of Aarhus and the co- founder and first manager of the Danish Centre for Pervasive Healthcare. His research interests are Pervasive Computer Systems, Object Oriented Software Architecture, Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW); and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). The main application area of this research is within healthcare, especially Pervasive Healthcare.
In the summer of 2006 he co-founded the company Cetrea A/S, which specialize in the development of pervasive computing technology for hospitals. The products and technologies of Cetrea is based on research done in the AWARE project. He also helped found CLC Bio A/S which develops bioinformatics software.
Jakob Bardram is a senior member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He has server on numerous program and organizing committees for both ACM and IEEE conferences.