ThomasSandholm.jpg Thomas Sandholm is a Research Scientist in the Social Computing Research Group at HP Labs in Palo Alto, CA, USA. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer and Systems Sciences from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. He has more than 10 years of research experience in the areas of distributed systems, computational markets, location-based services, crowdsourcing, recommender systems and social computing. His current research focus is on context-aware, mobile services. He is the inventor of the HP Gloe mobile Web geotagging service. Thomas was the tutorial chair at ICSOC 2010, and he has served as a reviewer or program committee member at numerous international conferences and journals, including ACC-CLOUD, ACM EC, EC Web, ICSE Cloud, DAPD, COMAD, FGCS, and SIGMETRICS.
Elsa.jpg Elsa Kosmack Vaara is an MA Interaction designer at the MobileLife centre at Stockholm University. Her research interests are about inspire/motivate people to reflect upon and (maybe) change their behavior in everyday life….She has a background in classical music, architecture and industrial design. Currently she is working in the Affective Health ( and Playfulness projects.
AprilMitchell.jpg April Mitchell is a Senior Research Engineer in HP’s Mobile and Immersive Experiences Lab in Palo Alto, CA. She has a Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY, and has been with HP for 8 years where she is focused on designing new personal collaboration technologies. Her area of expertise is user experience and interaction design, and she has published work on a variety of different topics including mobile telepresence, secure interfaces, and music collaboration. April led the design of the original user interface for HP’s Visual Collaboration Studios, and she is the author of 5 granted patents and over 20 pending patents. She received a best-paper award at ACM CHI in 2007 for her research on mobile video behavior and is the co-creator of the Gabble video conversation site. Having formerly served as general chair, April is now a member of the steering committee for ACM HotMobile and has served as a reviewer or program committee member for numerous international conferences and publications including MobiCASE, IEEE ISWC, ACM CHI, IEEE Pervasive, and Mobile Networks and Applications.
jonas.s.jpg Jonas Söderberg is a graduate composer of electro-acoustic music from the Royal University College for Music in Stockholm, but has a broad base of creative activity where his role as a composer often mixes with that of drama teacher, theatre director and sound designer. He has worked for two different periods as head for municipal theatre schools, and when the Stockholm City School of the Arts (Scandinavia's largest culture school, with 400 teachers and 25000 pupils) was launched in 1996, he was appointed Manager of Program Development, a position he was holding until 2000. He has worked as a researcher and adviser in pedagogical and media related questions at the Interactive Collaborative Environments Lab at the Swedish Institute of Computer Science since 1997 (fulltime since 2000).
AlexVorbau.jpg Alex Vorbau is a UX Engineer in Cloud Services at HP in Palo Alto, California. His work is focused on technology that bridges distance among people, social and mobile media. His recent work includes a mobile social coordination service, a crowd-sourced decision making service called Rankr, and a group video messaging service called Gabble ( Alex has ten years of experience as a researcher in the field and five years prior experience as a systems engineer.

Program Committee

Currently confirmed

Anupriya Ankolekar HP Labs, Palo Alto, CA, USA
Edward Breitweiser School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, USA
Roberto Bresin Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
Mike Brzozowski Google, San Francisco, CA, USA
Georg Essl University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Elsa Kosmack Vaara MobileLife, Stockholm, Sweden
Tapio Lokki Helsinki Univ. of Technology, Finland
April Mitchell HP Labs, Palo Alto, CA, USA
Antti Pirhonen University of Jyvskyl, Finland
Till Plumbaum Technical University Berlin, Germany
Alan Said Technical University Berlin, Germany
Thomas Sandholm HP Labs, Palo Alto, CA, USA
Jonas Söderberg Swedish Institute of Computer Science, Stockholm, Sweden
Hang Ung Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, France
Aaron Zinman MIT Media Lab, Boston, MA, USA