Board of Directors

Constantine Stephanidis - Non-Executive member

Constantine Stephanidis, Professor at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Crete, is the Director of the Institute of Computer Science of the Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (ICS-FORTH), Founder and Head of its Human - Computer Interaction (HCI) Laboratory, and Founder and Head of its Ambient Intelligence (AMI) Programme.

For the past three decades, Prof. Stephanidis has conducted pioneering research work in HCI and is internationally recognized as the “founding father” of the field of Design for All and Universal Access, having introduced in the international literature in the '90s new concepts, methods and tools.

He has been engaged as the Prime Investigator and Scientific Responsible in more than 100 European Commission and nationally funded R&D projects, RTD contracts and subcontracts in areas of his competence.

He has published more than 550 articles in scientific archival journals, proceedings of international conferences and workshops related to the fields of his expertise.

Prof. Stephanidis is the Founder (2000) and Editor-in-Chief of the Springer international journal "Universal Access in the Information Society". Since January 2016, he is the Managing Editor of the “International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction”, published by Taylor & Francis.

He is the Editor of the books "User Interfaces for All - concepts, methods and tools" published by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (2001), “Universal Access in Health Telematics - A Design Code of Practice” (2005) published by Springer, and “The Universal Access Handbook” published by CRC Press Taylor & Francis Group (2009). In 2001 he founded the International Thematic Conference "Universal Access in HCI" and he is at present the General Chair of the HCI International Conference.

Since the ‘80s, Prof. Stephanidis has been actively contributing to the European Commission RTD Policy on Information Society, either as a member of EC experts’ committees, or as National Representative in Management Committees of successive RTD Framework Programmes in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).

In 2010, Prof. Stephanidis was elected member of the Informatics Section of the Academia Europaea, the European Academy of Humanities, Letters and Sciences.

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