Program & schedule

The detailed program is found in

A bird's eye view of program & schedule follows:

Keynote speakers

The keynote speakers that are confirmed as of today appear below (by alphabetical order).
This list will be regularly updated.

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Torbjörn Åkerstedt is a professor of psychology at the department of neuroscience, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm. He is a previous president of the European Sleep Research Society, and Secretary general of the World Federation of Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine. His research focus is regulation of sleep and sleepiness and its application in transport work and shift work in general.

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Dr. Wolfgang K. Epple is JLR’s director Research & Technology. He joined its Executive Committee in 2012. He has 30 years of experience in automotive R&D and production in Europe, USA, Africa, & Asia. WKE joined JLR from PROTON, Malaysia, where he acted as CTO. During his 25 years with BMW he led the BMW 3 series and served as CEO of BMW Hybrid Technology Corporation, USA. He has a PhD in Computer Science from Uni Karlsruhe and is a honorary Fellow of Uni of Warwick, UK.

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Dr. Richard Hanowski is a Senior Research Scientist at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute where he serves as Director of the Center for Truck and Bus Safety. Dr. Hanowski has been involved in transportation human factors since 1991, with research focused on driver behavior and driving performance in commercial vehicle operations. Dr. Hanowski received his Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech in 2000.

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Mr. Kenyon’s expertise is in wearables, with a MS degree in Electrical Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology, USA. He has previously led the development of a sports impact monitoring device (winner of multiple awards at the 2015 CES). He is currently a Director of Technology at CurAegis Technologies, Inc. and leads the development of the myCadian Watch™; a system for detecting the degradation of alertness and methods of remediating fatigue and sleep problems.

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Dr Alex Mouzakitis is the head of the Electrical, Electronics and Software Engineering Research Department at JLR. He is responsible for research projects in the areas of HMI, digital transformation, self-learning vehicle, smart/connected systems and on-board/off board data platforms. Dr Mouzakitis holds a BSc in Integrated Manufacturing Technology, an MSc in Systems and Control and a PhD in Mechatronics and Artificial Intelligence. He has published over 50 scientific papers.

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Prof. Markku Partinen, MD, PhD, is with Helsinki Sleep Clinic, Vitalmed Res Ctre, & is PI in Sleep Res at U Helsinki. He holds Dr in Med Montpellier 1976, PhD Helsinki 1982, Specialist in neurology 1982. He was at Stanford in 1985-86, and in Bologna in 1987. Board Certif in Sleep Med and Traffic Med. Over 700 publications with over 320 originals in peer-reviewed journals. Hirsch factor 53 in ISI. Editor for Sleep, JSR, and Sleep Med. Past ESRS Vice-President, WFSRSM Coord Secr., and WASM President.

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Prof. Pierre Philip is a psychiatrist. He is head of the sleep clinic at Bordeaux University Hospital and of the CNRS research unit "sleep attention and neuropsychiatric disorders", and scientific coordinator of the CHU Bordeaux DRCI. He is currently head of a "Groupement de Recherche" Project (CNRS initiative) on sleep disorders and excessive daytime sleepiness. He has more than 160 international publications and has conducted many national and international clinical trials.

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Jana Price, PhD, is a senior human performance investigator for the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and chief of report development in the NTSB Office of Highway Safety. She has led human performance investigations of major highway accidents at NTSB and has provided support to numerous aviation, railroad, and marine accident investigations involving human fatigue.  She has a doctorate in human factors from the University of Connecticut, USA.

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Jean-Philippe Thiran is Associate Professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland, and also holds an Associate Professor position with the Department of Radiology of the University Hospital Center and University of Lausanne (CHUV-UNIL). His research covers various topics in image analysis and computer vision, including medical image analysis and human-computer interactions, with one focus of interest on facial expression analysis.

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Prof. Hans P. A. Van Dongen is Director of the Sleep and Performance Research Center at Washington State University. Dr. Van Dongen is nationally and internationally known for his research on sleep, sleep deprivation, and cognitive performance. His research includes a wide range of laboratory, field, and simulator studies, and significant contributions to mathematical modeling of fatigue. Dr. Van Dongen has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers, and his work is widely cited.