Martin Llamas-Nistal. Higher Technical School of Telecommunication Engineers, University of Vigo (Spain)
Keynote title: From the Personal Smart Cities to the Smart Education, a Journey for Academy
Abstract: The concept of Smart is gaining new areas and new topics as is spreading around all actions in our daily life. Smart Cities are one of the "oldest" terms but the new vision of the Personal Smart Cities are increasing the focus on the living aspects of the intelligence around us. Ubiquitous and smart intelligence are converging paradigms to feed machine and deep learning algorithms bringing support and exploiting big data and analytics to improve the efficiency of our technological systems and to have a better quality on our lives. Ambient Intelligence is one of the sources of the Smart Learning and Smart Education, where methodology goes hand-to-hand with technology, sensors, equipments and new learning views where the open aspects (open learning, lo, ocw, moocs, etc.) are having a more important role as well as are increasing the connection on our social networks and the life-long learning paradigm that is converging with our future.
Bio: Martin Llamas-Nistal received the Eng. and Ph.D. degrees in telecommunication from the Polytechnic University of Madrid,
Spain. He is a faculty member in the Higher Technical School of Telecommunication Engineers, University of Vigo, Spain,
since March 1987. He is author or coauthor of more than 300 papers in peer-reviewed international refereed journals and
conference proceedings. He has directed several national and international research projects in telematics and technology
enhanced learning fields. He has received several awards from the W3C (Highlight Paper in the WWW 2001, and Education Track
Best Paper and Conference Best Paper Finalist in the WWW 2002) and from the IEEE (the 2007 Chapter Achievement Award for the
Spanish Chapter as an outstanding model of technical activities, membership services, and professional development in Spain
and Latin America, the 2010 Distinguished Chapter Leadership Award, the 2011 IEEE Education Society Chapter Achievement Award,
and the IEEE EDUCON 2015 and 2018 Meritorious Service Awards). He was General co-chair of IEEE EDUCON 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2018.
He was co-founder in 2006 of the IEEE Latin American Learning Technologies Journal (IEEE-RITA), and is the Editor-in-Chief
since its founding. He is member of the Steering Committee of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES since its
founding 2008 to 2013, and Associate Editor since 2014. He is senior member of the IEEE, serving in different positions in the
Education Society of the IEEE: member of the Board of Governors (since 2008) and of the Strategic Planning Committee (since 2009),
Chair of the Publications Committee (2010 – 2018), Vicepresident for Publications (2011-2018) and Vicepresident for Member
and Geographic Activity (since 2019).