Norbert A. Streitz (Fraunhofer IPSI, Darmstadt, Germany)

Short bio. Dr. Dr. Norbert Streitz (Ph. D. in physics and Ph.D. in psychology) is the head of the research division "AMBIENTE - Smart Environments of the Future" at the Fraunhofer institute IPSI in Darmstadt, Germany, where he also teaches at the Department of Computer Science of the Technical University Darmstadt. He was a post-doc fellow at the University of California, Berkeley and a visiting scholar at Xerox PARC and at the Intelligent Systems Lab of ETL-MITI, Tsukuba Science City. He is the Chair of the Steering Group of the EU-funded research initiative "The Disappearing Computer" and was co-chair of CONVIVIO: the EU-funded Network of Excellence on People-Centred Design of Interactive Systems. His research interests include Cognitive Science, Human-Computer Interaction, Hypertext/ Hypermedia, Computer-Supported Cooperative Work, Interaction Design, Ambient/Pervasive/Ubiquitous Computing. He has published/edited 16 books and authored more than 100 technical papers. He serves regularly on the program committees of national and international conferences and on several editorial boards and is often invited to present keynote speeches to scientific as well as commercial events in Europe, USA, South America, Malaysia, Singapore, and Japan.