Federica Cena has been an assistant professor at the Computer Science Department at University of Torino since 2011, where she is a member of SIOC, Smart Interactive Objects and Systems @ Department of Computer Science. She is currently the head of Smart Society Lab @ ICxT (Center for Innovation for the Territory). Her main research interests are related to semantic knowledge representation and semantic reasoning for User Modeling and adaptation. In the last years, she is mainly devoted in studying the implications of Internet of Things for User Modeling. Her research activity resulted in organization of some workshops: “Web 3.0: Merging Semantic Web and Social Web” at Hypertext 2009 and “Adaptation in Social and Semantic Web” at UMAP 2010, 2011, 2012, “New Frontiers of Quantified Self” at UBICOMP 2015. She presented also highly attended tutorials on User Model interoperability at UMAP 2011 and UMAP 2012.
She served as the program committee for the several conferences and workshops in the field and was the Workshop and Tutorial Chair at ACM Hypertext 2014 and UMAP 2016, Session Chair at HCI International 2016 (Quantified Self & Personal Informatics parallel session), and Publicity and Social Media Chair at HealthWear16 and ACM Hypertext 2015. She is editor of several special issues: “Semantic Adaptive Social Web” on the ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology (TIST) journal, “Big Personal Data and Intelligent Interactive Systems” at ACM Transactions on Intelligent Interaction systems (TIiS), “Privacy of User Data in Internet of Thing Era” on Future Generation Computer Systems journal.
Eelco Herder works as a senior researcher at the L3S Research Center in Hannover, Germany. His main research interests include Web personalization, User Modeling, usability and HCI in general. Other research topics include Web usage analysis and the development of tools for Personal Information Management. He was program chair of Hypertext 2014 and currently serves as general chair for Hypertext 2016. Eelco served as workshop, poster, publicity and local chair at various conferences, among which CHI 2012, UMAP 2010-2013 and Adaptive Hypermedia 2008. At these and other conferences, he organized several workshops and challenges, among which the LinkedUp Veni, Vidi and Vici competitions, Linked Learning 2014 and 2015, the LAK Data Challenge and several editions of the ABIS Workshop. Eelco is currently involved in the European project EUMSSI and the German BMBF project GlycoRec on daily personalized support for diabetes patients. Eelco was involved in the recently finished European projects Stellar, Grapple and Sync3. In addition, he supervises several Master and PhD students, set up a Master-level lecture series on User Modeling and personalization and coordinates the Seminar Web Science at the Leibniz University of Hannover. Since 2007 he serves as the chair of the German SIG on Adaptive Systems and Interactive Systems, ABIS. Since 2011, he is board member of User Modeling Inc