Keynote speakers for HCI SI will be Peter Knees and Gregor Geršak

Peter Knees is Associate Professor at the Vienna University of Technology, Faculty of Informatics. He is an active member of the Music Information Retrieval research community, reaching out to the related fields of multimedia and text information retrieval, recommender systems, and the digital arts. His research activities center on music search engines and interfaces as well as music recommender systems, and more recently, on smart(er) tools for music creation. He co-authored the book “Music Similarity and Retrieval: An Introduction” and is a contributor of the Digital Humanism initiative.

Gregor Geršak received the Ph.D. degree from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana. His research interests include the theory of measurements, precision measurement of magnetic flux density, and pressure and thermometry. His focus is on metrology of biomedical instrumentation with emphasis on devices for non-invasive blood pressure measurement and psychophysiological measurements.