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Mariano ALCAÑIZ registered to attend the ICT 2013 Event

Human Centered Technology Institute

Prof. Mariano Alcaniz Raya is full professor at the Polytechnic University of Valencia and Director of the Institute of Bioengineering and Human centered Technology (I3BH) of the UPV carrying out his research at the laboratory Laboratory of Human-Centered Technology - LabHuman. His research interest has always been focused on how virtual reality related technologies can augment human abilities and performance in fields like medicine, health, education and marketing. From a scientific point of view, his interest is to understand and classify the relevant significance of each aspect of the human activity and how to use this information in computer mediated technologies for enhancing human abilities and quality of life. From a technological point of view, his objectives are to improve interactive technology in virtual environments used at different formats and the development of algorithms, methods and techniques for ubiquitous and non-obtrusive measurement of human activity. He has been coordinator of various European projects and national research projects related to the area. He has authored and co-authored several book chapters and articles in scientific journals. He is also coordinator of several national programs of excellence in R&D. He is also the National Program Coordinator of the Information Society Technology of the Ministry of Science and Innovation of Spain.

Nº publications in peer-reviewed congress with ISBN: 210

Nº paper in peer-reviewed scientific journals with impact factor: 56

Nº patents: 4

Journal reviewer (only main journals)

Medical Image Analysis // Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering // Cyberpsychology & Behavior

IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine // Presence (MIT Press) //Psychnology journal // Journal of CyberTherapy & Rehabilitation

Member of the organizing and scientific committee (only main congresses):

International Virtual Rehabilitation Conference // CyberTherapy International Conference // International Presence Workshop

First International Workshop on Ontologies in Interactive Systems // International Symposium on Visual Computing // ACM Virtual Reality Software and Technology (VRST) // International Conference on Persuasive Technology for human Well Being


ISI Web of Knowledge (Accessed March 28th, 2010; Keyword: Alcañiz M)

Nº publications in peer-reviewed congress with ISBN: 134

Nº paper in peer-reviewed scientific journals with impact factor: 45

According to the scientific databases ISI Web of Knowledge, PubMed/Medline and PsycInfo, prof. Alcañiz is one of the first 10 scholars (6th position) worldwide who authored peer-reviewed scientific publications under the topic “Virtual Reality”; he is also included in the first 10 positions in the world (2nd position) under the topic “Telepsychology”.

H Index: 15

Honors and awards

1998 Fundación Mapfre Medicina Spain award for the best scientific publication in the area of locomotion and sports.

First prize of the 2004 Annual Prize from the European Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine for the scientific publication: “Movements simulation using virtual reality for post-stroke rehabilitation".

8Th Lifetime Achievement Award (Annual prize for outstanding achievements using virtual reality in behavioral healthcare)

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