Thomas Ludwig, Ph.D. is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute for Information Systems at the University of Siegen (Germany) and the divisional director for “cyber-physical systems”. His research focuses on the human-centered design of cyber-physical systems as well as the impact of digitalization on work structures and practices. The application domains range from industrial contexts and the ICT support for workers at the machines to crisis management and the collaboration between emergency services and volunteers. He is a member of EUSSET and has published a variety of renowned publications in the field of CSCW and HCI, such as JCSCW, TOCHI, IJHCS, ECSCW and CHI.
Myriam Lewkowicz is Full Professor of Informatics at Troyes University of Technology (France), where she heads the teaching program ‘‘Management of Information Systems’’, and the pluridisciplinary research team Tech-CICO. Her interdisciplinary research involves deﬁning digital technologies to support existing collective practices or to design new collective activities. She is part of the CONNECT project, which is a major initiative in France (funded by the Public Bank of Investment) to accompany Air Liquide in their evolution towards the Industry 4.0. In 2017 she was elected next chair of the European Society for Socially Embedded Technologies (EUSSET).
Aparecido Fabiano Pinatti de Carvalho
Aparecido Fabiano Pinatti de Carvalho, Ph.D. is an Associate Researcher at the Institute for Information Systems and New Media, University of Siegen (Germany). His research interests span CSCW, HCI, Interaction Design, Ubiquitous and Mobile Computing, Health Informatics, Mobile and Nomadic Work, Cyber-physical Systems, Augmented Reality and Informatics in Education and the focus of his research is on technologically-mediated human practices. He has published several articles on topics related to these domains in prestigious international journals and conferences.
Sven Hoffmann is an Associate Researcher at the Institute for Information Systems and New Media, University of Siegen (Germany). His research interests lie in the area of knowledge-intensive processes and operations in the industrial context and their support with the help of modern ICT. Parts of his research are studies in SMEs, which focus on the underlying workplace practice. Current activities deal with the machine set-up process and its complexity as well as the possibilities of worker assistance by means of modern augmented reality technologies.
Christoph Kotthaus is an Associate Researcher at the University of Siegen. He did his degree at a rail technology company about mobile device management. After three years of experience as a project manager in this company he returned to the University of Siegen to work works at a research project related to CPS as a project leader. His research is focused on CSCW and HCI regarding advanced planning and scheduling algorithms.
Martin Stein, Ph.D. is an Associate Researcher at the University of Siegen (Germany) in Siegen where he is managing various projects in the fields of HCI and CSCW. He received his PhD from the School of Economic Disciplines at the University of Siegen. His research is centred on the topics of mobility support, complex information processing as well as visualization and participatory design. In his studies, he works with various small and medium enterprises and focusses on studying and supporting real world practices of users using ICT. In his most recent work, he focusses on the impact if IIoT technologies on the organizational setting and qualifications needs of small and medium enterprises.