Professor Maja Pantic

Imperial College London, Computing Dept., UK

Keynote Title: Automatic Face Analysis


Maja Pantic obtained her PhD degree in computer science in 2001 from Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. Until 2005, she was an Assistant/ Associate Professor at Delft University of Technology. In 2006, she joined the Imperial College London, Department of Computing, UK, where she is Professor of Affective & Behavioural Computing and the Head of the iBUG group, working on machine analysis of human non-verbal behaviour. From November 2006, she also holds an appointment as the Professor of Affective & Behavioural Computing at the University of Twente, the Netherlands.

Prof. Pantic is one of the world's leading experts in the research on machine understanding of human behavior including vision-based detection, tracking, and analysis of human behavioral cues like facial expressions and body gestures, and multimodal analysis of human behaviors like laughter, social signals, and affective states. In 2011, Prof. Pantic received BCS Roger Needham Award, awarded annually to a UK based researcher for a distinguished research contribution in computer science within ten years of their PhD. She is an IEEE Fellow.

Dr. Gabriele Anderst-Kotsis

Professor in Computer Science

Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

Keynote Title: Omnipresent Multimedia – enabling new ways of communication and cooperation


Gabriele Anderst-Kotsis is holding a full professor position in computer science at Johannes Kepler Universität Linz. She is chairing the Department of Telecooperation with a research focus in mobile computing, multimedia and hypermedia systems as well as cooperative and collaborative systems. Research in those areas includes the investigation of methods, techniques and tools for system development as well as evaluation and analysis with focus on performance evaluation. The Department is participating in numerous national and international projects, including CRUISE, a European network of excellence in sensor networks, EuroFGI, a network of excellence on Future Generation Internet, the AustrianGrid project, or ModelCVS a project on semantics in SW and system modelling, and actively involved in the organisation of international conferences, including for example iiWAS and MoMM.

Prof. Anderst-Kotsis is author of numerous publications in international conferences and journals and is co-editor of several books. She is member of the OCG, the ACM and IEEE. From April 2003 to April 2007 she was president of the Austrian Computer Society.