The international team of organizers very well touches the different aspects of multimedia in personal health.

Susanne Boll, University of Oldenburg
Prof. Dr. Susanne Boll is Professor of Media Informatics and Multimedia Systems in the Department of Computing Science at the University of Oldenburg, in Germany. She serves on the executive board of the OFFIS–Institute for Information Technology, in Oldenburg, where she heads many national and international research projects in the field intelligent user interfaces. Over the recent years her work has a strong focus on multimodal and interactive systems personal health. Besides her activities in the SIGMM communities she has chaired PervasiveHealth.

Touradj Ebrahimi, EPFL
Prof. Dr. Touradj Ebrahimi is a professor of image processing at EPFL and heads its Multimedia Signal Processing Group. He is also convenor (chairman) of Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG). Prof. Ebrahimi has been active in the definition of image and video compression algorithms including JPEG 2000 which is widely used in medical applications. He has been among the first to use the concept of quality of experience in multimedia as a metric of performance relying on user centric parameters including physiological signals such as EEG, ECG, EMG and EDA. More recently, his research activities have been on quality of life as an extension of quality of experience, where in addition to assessment of emotions induced by multimedia content, he has been active in dietary assessment of intakes via multimodal approaches.

Cathal Gurrin, Dublin City University
Dr. Cathal Gurrin is a lecturer at the School of Computing, at Dublin City University, Ireland and he is an investigator at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics where he leads a research group of 8 lifelog researchers. He is especially interested in how wearable sensors can be used to infer knowledge about the real-world activities of the individual and how such sensor data can be used to enhance the performance and health of the individual. He regularly speaks at Quantified Self (and various related International) events and is the author of Lifelogging: Personal Big Data, published in 2014 in the FNTIR series. He will be giving a keynote on "The Promise of Lifelogging as an Assistive Technology” at the EAI International Conference on Wearables in Healthcare 2016.

Laleh Jalali, University of California
Dr. Laleh Jalali is a research scientist at Hitachi America, R&D Healthcare Big Data Lab. With large amounts of data being generated from all segments of healthcare, from image data coming from MRI machines, to clinical data from Electronic Health Records; all the way to personal health data from wearable devices, she is looking at harnessing all this data to develop advanced analytics technologies to help improve outcomes and reduce costs across the healthcare continuum. Laleh is graduated with a PhD from University of California, Irvine. For her thesis, she developed EventMine-- a knowledge-based event mining framework with emphasis on interactivity and effective integration of techniques from data mining, visualization and human-computer interaction.

Noel O’Connor, Dublin City University
Noel E. O’Connor is a Professor in the School of Electronic Engineering at Dublin City University and Director of the Research and Enterprise Hub on Information Technology and the Digital Society. He is a Principal Investigator (PI) in Insight Centre for Data Analytics, Ireland’s largest SFI-funded research centre. Since 1999 he has published over 200 peer-reviewed publications, filed 6 patents, spun off one company and mentored two others. He is an Area Editor for Signal Processing: Image Communication (Elsevier) and an Associate Editor for the Journal of Image and Video Processing (Springer). He was an Area Chair (Multimedia and Vision) for ACM Multimedia 2016.

Jochen Meyer, OFFIS – Institute for Information Technology
Jochen Meyer is director of the R&D Division Health at the OFFIS Institute for Information Technology where he is responsible for numerous national and international research projects on pervasive health systems, ambient assisted living, e-health and others. He was co-organizer of various workshops on pervasive health systems, was local chair of PervasiveHealth’14, and workshop chair of ICHI 2016.