• Executive Committee


The present Executive Committee has been elected on 15th September 2015 .




Carlo Giovannella (University of Rome Tor Vergata - IT) - President term of office 31 December 2023

is expert of complex systems, design for the experience and interaction dewisgn, technology-enhanced learning, computer-mediated communication, design and management of processes, process and product innovation.

Scientific Editor of IXD&A Journal.



Mihai Dascalu (University Politehnica - RO) - term of office 31 December 2023

is a full professor at University Politehnica and a former Senior Fulbrighter at Arizona State University. 

Expert in Natural Language Processing in Education with extensive experience in Object-Oriented Programming, Semantic Web Applications, and Data Mining and Data Warehousing.



Tania Di Mascio (University of L'Aquila - IT)   term of office 31 December 2025

is Associate Professor at the Department of Engineering Computer Science and Mathematics of University of L’Aquila, Italy.

Her primary research activities are in HCI, user interface usability and accessibility, as well as in TEL, with a focus on information visualization and interaction paradigms. 



Gabriella Dodero (ASLERD Italia)  term of office 31 December 2025

till 2017 has been Full Professor in Computer Science at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Faculty of Computer Science, and Vice-Rector for Studies of UniBZ. Her recent research work was devoted to technology enhanced learning for university and schools,  with a focus on computer science education.



Oscar Meahla (University of Aveiro - PT) -  term of office 31 December 2025

is Associate Professor at the Department of Communication and Art, University of Aveiro, Portugal. He develops his research in the area of 'Information and Communication in Digital Platforms' in the context of 'Knowledge Media and Connected Communities'



• Treasurer



Vincenzo Baraniello (University of Rome Tor Vergata - IT)

business engineering (MBE); works at the computer center of Tor Vergata University as a software developer and expert in databases, operating systems, mediated communication, accessibility and usability of e-learning. He is currently exploring changes caused by on-line media management and leadership in production environments and on improving the creative process of generating new ideas.



• Past members of the Executive Committee



Alke Martens (University of Rostock - DE) - Secretary - term of office 31 December 2019

is Professor for Practical Informatics at the University of Rostock, Institute of Computer Science. Her research interests include game-based learning, adapation technologies for teaching and training systems, cognitive models of users, ubiquitous and pervasive learning and system engineering.



Antonella Nuzzaci (University of L’Aquila - IT) - term of office 31 December 2017

is Associate Professor in Experimental Pedagogy at the Dept. of Human Studies of the Univ. of L’Aquila, where she chairs the Board of Educational Area, President of the Single Cycle Degree Programme in Primary Education Sciences (Primary Teacher Education) and Member of the Center for Quality Assurance of Ateneum. Her research is focused on cultural heritage education; the role of teachers' skills with particular reference to digital (ICT) ones; evaluation and self-evaluation processes and quality benchmarking of higher education system. She is Managing Editor of the International Journal of Digital Literacy and Digital Competence (IJDLDC). 



Fernano Ramos (University of Aveiro - PT) -  term of office 31 December 2017

Full Professor at the Department of Art and Communication since 2003. Main research interests: Communication Technologies and Society, eLearning, Distance Education, International Cooperation for Development. Former Scientific Coordinator of CETAC.MEDIA (2008-2012); Chairman of the Board of UNAVE, the interface of the University of Aveiro for vocational training and continuous education (2004-2014); Director of CEMED-Multimedia and Distance Education Centre of the University of Aveiro. Consultant for EU Commission, EACEA-European agency for Culture, Education and Audiovisual; BAD-African Development Bank; Portuguese Ministries of Economy and Industry; Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation; University of Cape Verde; University Eduardo Mondlane (Mozambique); University Agostinho Neto (Angola); National University of East Timor; Botho University (Botswana) and INED-The National Distance Education Institute (Mozambique).



Matthias Rehm (Aalborg University - DK) - Deputy President - term of office 31 December 2019

is an Associate Professor for Media Technology at the Faculty of Engineering and Science at Aalborg University, Denmark. His research is focused on modeling social, affective and cultural aspects of everyday behavior for intuitive and human centered technology including social robots, embodied conversational agents, as well as multimodal and mobile interaction. In 2010, he became founding and steering group member of Aalborg University's cross-departmental Robotics program Aalborg U Robotics.


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