Coordination teams


Interdisciplinary coordination:
Pedagogical coordination:
Technical coordination:
José María DÍAZ NAFRÍA
Enrique J. DÍEZ GUTIÉRREZ
Mauricio ORTIZ OSORIO

Thematic responsible


Design Science:
Systems Science: 
Innovation: 
Interdisciplinary study of information:
Research and Education Quality:
Inclusiveness-LAB (Cuenca):
Mobility-LAB (Sta Elena/León):
Knowledge Networks-LAB Urcuqui):
Coops-LAB (Vienna):
Digital Environments-LAB (Syros):
Rainer E. ZIMMERMANN
Wolfgang HOFKIRCHNER
Simone BELLI
Robert JAHN
Belén ALBORNOZ
Luis TOBAR
Washington TORRES
Simone BELLI
Peter FLEISSNER
Modestos STAVRAKIS


Enrique J. DÍEZ GUTIÉRREZ

Pedagogical Coordination

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(Ph.D in Education Sciences from the Complutense University of Madrid; M.S. in Philosophy, B.A. Social Work, B.S. Social Education, B.S. Specialist in educational organization) he is Professor at the Faculty of Education, where he carries out teaching and research in the fields of intercultural education, ICTs in education, as well as gender and diversity education. He has participated in more than 15 R&D projects. He has published 11 books (among them "Neoliberal globalization and its repercussions on education", 2007), 79 chapter books, 124 scientific articles, more than 132 contributions to national and international conferences, and numerous popular contributions in media. <Biography in Wikipedia>  

Wolfgang HOFKIRCHNER

Systems Science

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(born 1953 in Vienna; Dr.phil. in political science and psychology) is Professor for Internet & Society at the ICT&S Center, Paris-Lodron-University of Salzburg since 2004 and Associate Professor for technology assessment at the Institute for Design and Technology Assessment, Vienna University of Technology Since 2001. Specialised in Science-Technology-Society, current focus on Information Society Theory and Foundations of Information Science. He directs the Research Group in Unified Theory of Information (UTI) and is member to, and serving on the board of, numerous scientific societies, member of 3 editorial boards and editor of the open-access online journal TripleC and a book series. Published 130 contributions in the field, including 18 monographs or edited volumes. 
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Modestos STAVRAKIS

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(Syros, Grecia)


Lecturer at the Department of Products and Systems Design Engineering of the University of the Aegean. He holds a PhD in Design from the same university, MSc in Computer Aided Graphical Technology Applications and BA(hons), in C.Visualisation from the University of Teesside (UK). He worked as a researcher in the areas of interaction design, distance learning, multimedia design, 3D modeling, virtual reality installations design, collaborative systems design for supporting design processes and the development of assistive technologies (VR and web) related to the support of visually impaired. His research has led to the co-authoring of journals and conference publications and book chapters in the areas of Interaction Design, User Experience Design, HCI, computer aided collaborative design, web information systems, computer assistive technologies, virtual reality, digital media design, digital arts and distance/e-learning. In these areas he lectures to undergraduate and post-graduate students.<personal page>

Peter K. FLEISSNER

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(Born 1944, telecommunication engineering from the Vienna University of Technology; MS in economy and PhD in econometrics from the Institute of Advanced Studies, Vienna) is currently Chair of the association Transform!at (he co-founded in 2006) and Scientific Curator of the Technisches Museum Wien (since 2010). He was Head of the Institute of Design and Assessment of New Technologies (1990-2006) at the University of Technology in Vienna, Austria. For seven years, he was temporary agent for the European Union by the European Commission and the European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia. Before 1990, he worked for the Austrian Academy of Sciences at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis; as research scholar at MIT (USA) and at the Institute for Advanced Studies (Austria). He has successfully managed many national and international projects and has worked as member and consultant at many academic, industrial, labour and social institutions. He has authored and edited numerous scientific publications.<personal page>

Silvia MAZZINI

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Lecturer at the Faculty of General and Interdisciplinary Studies of the Hochschule München and at the Institute for Cultural Sciences of the Humboldt-Universität, Berlin, Germany. She studied Philosophy and Theatre Sciences in Milan. MA in Aesthetics and PhD in Phylosphy from the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. She is co-founder of IF, an experimental theatre project in Italy, and works as dramaturge and theater author for different theatre companies. On her fields of expertise, she has a number of relevant publications, for instance, book: "Für eine mannigfaltige mögliche Welt. Kunst und Politik bei Ernst Bloch und Gianni Vattimo" (For a plural, possible World. Art and Politics from Ernst Bloch and Gianni Vattimo, Frankfurt a.M., 2010).<
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José María DÍAZ NAFRÍA

International and interdisciplinary coordination

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(Ph.D in Telecommunication Engineering by the Technical University of Madrid; M.Sc. in Philosophy by the National University for Distance Education, UNED) he is currently Scholar at the University of León, Spain, National University of Santa Elena, Ecuador, and Munich University of Applied Science, Germany. Between 1997 and 2009, he was associate professor at the University Alfonso X el Sabio. In 1996, he worked as researcher at the Vienna University of Technology; between 1997 and 2002, at the Technical University of Madrid. He has been invited Professor at several universities in Germany, Austria, Sweden and Ecuador. He is board member of the International Society for Information Studies (Austria), of the Institut for Design Science (Germany), BITrum-Research Group for the interdisciplinary study of information (Spain). In addition he is fellow of the Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science (Austria), the International Center for Information Ethics (ICIE), the Unified Theory of Information-Research Group (Austria). He belongs to the editorial teams of the scientific Journals TripleC, IRIE, Systema and glossariumBITri. His research focus on the interdisciplinary study of information and communication, perception, systems and complexity.

Gustavo MARTÍNEZ-MEKLER

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(BSc in Physics, UNAM; MSc in Mathematics, Warwcik University; PhD in Physics, Manchester University) is Professor at the Institute of Physical Sciences, UNAM, Cuernavaca and  Researcher of the Centro de Ciencias de la Complejidad, UNAM. Fulbright, European Union and British Council Scholar. Academic-administrative experience: Founder an Head of the Department of Complex Systems at the Institute of Physcis, UNAM, Coordinator of the University Interdisciplinary Group on Nonlinear Dynamics and Collective Phenomena, UNAM, Director of the International Science Centre at Cuernavaca, Founding Academic Board Member of the Centro de Ciencias de la Complejidad. International scientific exchange: Sabbatical leaves at University of Florence, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Beckmann Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the same location, and Autonomous University of the State of Morelos (UAEM), Mexico. Short term assignments at: MIT, Rockefeller University, Georgia Institute of Technology, McGill University, Ecole Normal Superieur (Lyon), U. of Marseille, Institute for Scientific Interchange (Turin), U. of Barcelona, U. of Warwick, Weizmann Institute, Indian Institute of Technology (Bombay), U. of Sao Paolo, U. of Rio de Janeiro, Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Fisicas (Rio), Universidad de los Andes (Venezuela), Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas (IVIC). Research areas: Theoretical and Systems Biology (origin of life, cell differentiation, HIV genetic evolution, immunology, fertilization, ecological succession, evolution), Geophysics (earthquakes, volcanism), Physics (universal properties in polymers, phase transitions in condensed matter, critical and collective phenomena, pattern formation), Nonlinear Dynamics, Complexity (complex networks, universality in arts and sciences).

Simone BELLI

Responsible for:
Yachay Tech (Ecuador)




Professor in the Department of Social Science and Innovation at Yachay Tech. He received his PhD Doctor Europeus in Social Psychology from Autonomous University of Barcelona. He is head of YT-IN Research Group (Yachay Tech – Innovation) and researcher in H2020 European project “Giving focus to the Cultural, Scientific and Social Dimension of EU – CELAC Relations”. He was visiting researcher at Georgetown University, University of Manchester, and Manchester Metropolitan University; and visiting professor at University of California, San Diego and Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo, Morelia. He was postdoctoral researcher at San Diego State University, Charles III University of Madrid and Autonomous University of Madrid. He has been Invited Professor at University of Bergamo and at University of Helsinki as a Professor in Summer School Course "Emotions and Interculturality". His research is focused to understand why emotions have a strong relationship with language, and how it is possible to express these emotions in online/offline spaces and intercultural contexts.

Belén ALBORNOZ

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Flacso-Ecuador (Ecuador)

  



Research professor at FLACSO Ecuador since 2006. In 2008, she was Coordinator of the Communication Studies Program for four years and one year later, she leads the Master program in Public Policy. She is currently the Educational Coordinator of FLACSO. Her research focuses on the relationship between science, technology and society and, in recent years, in the analysis of public policies on science and technology. Her research work interacts directly with her teaching job, constantly feeding back the courses offered. She has a Ph.D. in Social Sciences with a minor in Sociology from the National University of Cuyo, Argentina and a Masters in Communication with a minor in Internet Public Policies from FLACSO Ecuador. Among her recent publications are: “Computadores y cajas negras" (2012), "Estudio socio-técnico de la banda ancha como política de e-inclusión" (2012), y "La esfera pública en la blogosfera política ecuatoriana" (2010).

Luis TOBAR

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(Professional economist; Master degree in Economy; Master in university teaching; Doctor in integration, economical and territorial development by Universidad de León, Spain) is Professor of Administrative Science and currently General Vice-Rector of the Universidad Politécnica Salesiana in Ecuador (UPS). He worked during 10 years at the National Development Bank, whose last post was Austro Regional Director. In UPS he has taught for 15 years, with posts -in addition to the one currently held- of Career Director, Dean of Administrative Science, Vice-Rector of the UPS Cuenca Headquarters. He Is Editorial Board member of the Journals: Oikos (Chile) and Retos (Ecuador). In the business field, he is Chairman of the Board of CENCOBA enterprise, Member of the Board of Cuencana Development Agency, Member of the Board of Salesian media enterprises.

Washington TORRES

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 He is Electrical Engineer (Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral-ESPOL, Ecuador), and holds a Diploma in Pedagogy of Technical and Vocational Education (Higher Pedagogic Institute Hector Alfredo Pineda Zaldivar, Cuba), a M.Sc. in Decision Systems Engineering (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, España), Master’s degree in Economy with a mention in Finances and Corporate Projects (University of Guayaquil, Ecuador). He is Professor at UPSE and currently leads the Department of Electronics and Telecommunications where a number of framework projects of high interdisciplinarity have been set up by the research staff of the department in collaboration with other UPSE's departments, BITrum Reseach Group and PRIMER initiative network. Among these projects is worth mentioning the bicycle mobility framework project for which a cooperation agreement has been established with University of León.

Marek KREGLEWSKI

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Professor Marek Kreglewski, is president of the Compostela Group of Universities, and at the same time full professor at the Faculty of Chemistry of the Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan (Poland), in the field of Theoretical Chemistry. He is also Head of the Department of Theoretical Chemistry at the same university, as well as Director of the Interuniversity Centre for Informatics, created in 2002 by 16 Polish universities, among other institutions he takes part on. His research field is theoretical chemistry, molecular spectroscopy and computer programming. In recent years he has been responsible for coordinating the software production used in the administration of student affairs. His experience in management comes from the work as a vicerector for research and international relations of the AMU from 1993 to 1999 and again since 2005. His link to the Compostela Group of Universities goes back to year 2001, when he entered in the Executive Committee as Treasurer.

Rainer E. ZIMMERMANN

Design Science

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Hochschule München (Munich University of Applied Sciences, Germany)


Dr. Zimmermann receives his PhD in Mathematics in 1977 from Frei Universität Berlin; PhD in Philosophy in 1988 from TU Berlin. Since 1995, he is Professor of Philosophy at the Faculty of General and Interdisciplinary studies (FK 13) at the Munich University of Applied Sciences. His interdisciplinary profile can be clearly observed in the varied positions he has held in his academic career: In 1998, Habilitation in Natural Philosophy (University of Kassel) – since then member (Privatdozent) of the department there; 1999/2000 Visiting Scholar at the History and Philosophy of Science Department and Visiting Fellow of Clare Hall, both at Cambridge (UK) – since then Life Member of Clare Hall; 2001 Research Visitor to the University of Bologna, Cooperative Research Project there under the title "Reconstruction of the Historical City Centre"; 2003 Senior Visiting Fellow to the Institute of Advanced Studies, Villa Gandolfi Pallavicini, University of Bologna; 2006 International Visiting Professor at the Information and Communication Technologies and Society program, University of Salzburg; 2010/2011 Visiting Professor, Centre for Metropolitan Studies, TU Berlin.

Gordana DODIG-CRNKOVIC

Interdisciplinary study of information

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Ph.D. in Theoretical Physicas at University of Zagreb, 1988; Ph.D. in Computer Science at Mälardalen University Sweden, 2006) is Associate Professor of Computing at Mälardalen University, Sweden. After finishing her PhD in Physics, she worked as a researcher at the Rudjer Boskovic Institute in Zagreb. She moved to Sweden working at ABB Atom as criticality safety analyst. In the third phase, she joined Mälardalen University, making her second PhD in Computer Science, entitled Investigations into Information Semantics and Ethics of Computing. Her research includes info-computational modeling and philosophy of computing and information. She is teaching courses in Theory of Science, Computing and Philosophy, Ethics, and Formal Languages and Automata. She organized ECAP 2005 conference and published around hundred articles including one authored ("Information and Computation Nets") and two edited books: "Computation, Information, Cognition" (with S. Stuart) and "Information and Computation" (with M. Burgin).
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Jose Francisco ÁLVAREZ ÁLVAREZ

Social and Open Innovation

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(Islas Canarias, 1950), Professor of Logic and Philosophy of Science at UNED, Madrid and Founding Member of the Cybersociety Observatory. Doctor in Philosophy by the University of La Laguna where he was Professor of Logic from 1974 to 1984. He was Vice-chancellor for research and vice-chancellor for International Relations of UNED. He has ben associated researcher at the Darwin Collega, Cambridge, UK (1992-1993), researcher with chair of excellence CANACYT -México- in 1994. He has partaken in a number of national and international projects, particularly in the field of bounded axiological rationality, argumentation theory, the emergence of norms in scientific activity, knowledge transference, social and cultural transformations associated to ICTs.

Daniel DOMÍNGUEZ FIGAREDO

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Professor and researcher at the Faculty of Education, UNED, Madrid. His research interests focus on the technological mediation and educational theories that support learning in cybersocial environments. In his latest contributions he has deepened the analysis of social learning in open networked spaces, the distributed knowledge management, open educational resources and virtual worlds heuristics, since the focus of lifelong learning. He has participated in numerous conferences and coordinated research projects at national and international level. He was Head of Digital Services at UNED (www.uned.es), 2007-2010. He is currently Chairman of the CyberSociety Observatory (www.cibersociedad.net). He has coordinated and managed a number of relevant projects in the fields of Education and ICTs and cybersociety.

Robert JAHN 

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(Viena, 1962; Ph.D study irregular Zoology/Informatics, "University of Vienna" and "Vienna University of Technology“) 1980 Robert Jahn created an interdisciplinary study program, approved by the ministry of science, of information science combining courses of biology at Vienna University with those of information technology at Vienna University of Technology as a new field of studies in Austria and graduated as PhD. Influenced by the cybernetic approach the idea behind was to apply basic concepts and methods of information technology to biology and vice versa. He joined an interdisciplinary project of the Institute of Design and Assessment of Technology at the Vienna University of Technology investigating the usage of the concept of Information in Ethology and defined information as an attribute of a system, which shows autopoietic characteristics.

Henry Mauricio ORTIZ OSORIO

Technical coordination

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B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of León, where he has been member of the University council. He is social activist, board of BITrum research group and investigator in the research groups on education, citizenship and interculturality at the University of León. He has contributed organisationally and thematically to the deployment of PRIMER initiative. His research interest focus on information and system theory, particularly concerning political-economical matters.

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