Keynote Speaker

“The Future of Media Interfaces”

Professor Joaquim Jorge, Full Professor, Department of Computer Science
Engineering, IST – Técnico Lisboa, Portugal

Joaquim Jorge


Joaquim Jorge is Full Professor of Computer Graphics and Multimedia at the Departamento de Engenharia Informática do Instituto Superior Técnico da Universidade de Lisboa in Lisbon, Portugal and Scientific Coordinator of the Research Group on Visualization and Multimodal Interfaces of the Institute for Computer and Systems Engineering INESC-ID.  Since 2007, he is Editor-in-Chief of the Computers & Graphics Journal (Elsevier) and serves on the Committee on Publication Ethics since 2009.

Dr. Jorge´s research areas include Visual Computing, Geometric Modeling, Visualization and Intelligent Multimodal Interfaces and Pattern Recognition. He has been working on Calligraphic Interfaces for Geometric Modeling and Collaborative Approaches to Design Review. He has co-authored three books, edited 14 others, and published over 50 peer-reviewed articles in international journals as well as 180+ conference papers.

He received the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Silver Core Award in 2014, was elected to the ACM Europe Council in 2015 and is an IEEE Senior Member since 2001. He became ACM Senior Member in 2007 and was elevated to Fellow of the Eurographics Association in 2010.


We are living in a post-WIMP world. Indeed, more and more users access information, communicate and operate mobile information appliances foregoing the still common mouse and keyboard of yonder. However, no matter how powerful or elegant the new mobile devices are, it is the user interface that ultimately governs how successful new devices or systems will be. In this lecture I will look at current multimedia systems and their applications to virtual environments and ubiquitous computing. Multimedia user interfaces currently engage people using images, video and sound but virtual environments not only involve interactive 3D graphics, but further need to take more advantage of our senses through spatial audio, haptics and many other novel and exciting communication modalities. This talk will explore key current research issues and future directions up to and before the prophesized singularity.