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2023 Plenary Speakers

Prof. Dr. Matthias Wölfel, Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Matthias Wölfel is a Professor for Intuitive and Perceptive User Interfaces at Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, Germany, and associated with the Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Hohenheim. His research interests include interaction design, human-computer and human-computer-human interaction, artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, as well as digital culture. Dr. Wölfel was recognized in 2017 as one of the best professors in Germany by UNICUM.
After studying electrical engineering, information technology, and computer science at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany, the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, MA, USA, and the Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), Pittsburgh, PA, USA, Dr. Wölfel held full-time professorships in Interactive Media at Furtwangen University, Germany, and Intermedia Design at Pforzheim University, Germany. Besides his academic career, Dr. Wölfel contributes to media art exhibited at festivals and in museums worldwide. He worked for the ZKM|Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, and is the founder and CEO of ColorfulBit, an award-winning studio for new media and innovative technologies (awards include the “IKT Innovativ” by the Ministry of Economics and Technology in 2013, the “Innovationspreis-IT” in the category Entertainment/3D in 2014; nominations include the d-elina–German E-Learning Innovation and Young Talent Award in 2013).

Prof. Dr. Tim Schlippe, IU International University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Prof. Dr. Schlippe’s current research interests are primarily in the fields of AI in Education, Natural Language Processing, and Subtitling/Captioning. As IU International University of Applied Sciences grows rapidly, especially in distance learning, he investigates innovative methods such as automatic short answer grading, conversational AI, and gamification, which are then used in practice at IU to provide optimal support to both students and teaching staff.