Mariane Frenay


During the last 20 years, Dr. Frenay has been responsible for development and implementation of research projects, for which she was the project leader. These research projects are developed within the UNESCO Chair of University Teaching and Learning (CPU), of the Université Catholique de Louvain and in the Interdisciplinary Research Group on Socialisation, Education and Training (GIRSEF). Since 2011, she is co-responsible of the Chair UCL-IRSA, together withe Prof. Marie-Anne Schelstraete.

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Radu Vatavu


I will talk about new physical-digital realities, including virtual, augmented, and mixed realities, and how they can be designed in order to support and amplify motor and learning skills. I will present several applications in this direction developed in the Machine Intelligence and Information Visualization Lab (MintViz), an interdisciplinary research laboratory within the MANSiD Research Center at the "Ștefan cel Mare" University of Suceava. Radu-Daniel Vatavu is a Professor of Computer Science at the "Ștefan cel Mare" University of Suceava, where he conducts research in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Ambient Intelligence (AmI), Augmented and Mixed Reality (AR/MR), and Entertainment Computing. Prof. Vatavu directs the Machine Intelligence and Information Visualization Lab (MintViz), an interdisciplinary research laboratory within the MANSiD Research Center. While broadly interested in Human-Computer Interaction, he has focused prioritarily on gesture technology for effective interaction with computing systems, from large public displays to personal mobile and wearable devices and gadgets. He is also interested in accessible computing, and his work has often addressed user interface design for young children or people with visual or motor impairments. 

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Carmel Cefai


PhD, FBPS, is the director at the Centre for Resilience and Socio-Emotional Health, and Professor at the Department of Psychology, Faculty for Social Wellbeing at the University of Malta. He is Honorary Chair of the European Network for Social and Emotional Competence, joint founding editor of the International Journal of Emotional Education, and a member of the European Commission Network of Experts on Social Aspects of Education and Training. He has led various local, national, European and international research projects in social and emotional learning, mental health in schools, and resilience and wellbeing in children and young people. He has presented in numerous conferences around the world and has published extensively. Recent publications include RESCUR Surfing the Waves, A Resilience Curriculum for Early Years and Primary Schools; and Strengthening Social and Emotional Education as a core curricular area across the EU: Review of the International Evidence.

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