Keynote Speakers

ICISO 2016 will invite a number of keynote speakers who are internationally known experts in their fields. We will provide their information when they become available.

Lucia Santaella

"The semiotics of human exo-evolution"

Lucia Santaella

Lucia Santaella (Maria Lucia Santaella Braga) is full professor at São Paulo Catholic University, director of the Center of Research in Digital Media, one of the honorary Presidents of the Latin-American Federation of Semiotics, and a member of the Argentinian Academy of Arts. She is also one of the Vice-Presidents of the Associación Mundial de Semiótica Massmediática, Mexico, and a member of the Advisory Board of the Peirce Edition Project, USA. She was guest professor at the Freie Universität, Berlin (1987) and at Valencia University (2004). She staged as associate researcher at the Research Center for Language and Semiotic Studies, IU (1988-1994).

Santaella is one of the most important disseminators of semiotics and the thought of Charles Peirce. She has several Awards for their works and lifetime contributions, such as 4 Jabuti awards, a Sergio Motta Award, and a Luiz Beltrão-academic maturity Award. Lucia Santaella has published more than 40 books, supervised more than 220 masters and doctors and 6 Postdoctoral researchers, and more than 300 articles published in scientific journals. Her most recent research areas are: Communication, Cognitive and Computational Semiotics, Technology Aesthetics, and Science Philosophy and Methodology.

Jeffrey Bardzell

"Signification, Design, and Inquiry"

Jeffrey Bardzell

Associate Professor of Informatics
Human-Computer Interaction/Design
Affiliated Faculty of the Kinsey Institute for Sex, Gender, and Reproduction
Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing​.

Jeffrey Bardzell is an Associate Professor of HCI/Design and new media at the School of Informatics in Indiana University - Bloomington. With a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and Minor in Philosophy, Bardzell brings a humanist perspective to HCI and is known for developing a theory of interaction criticism. His other HCI specialties include aesthetic interaction, user experience design, amateur multimedia design theory and practice, and digital creativity.

Ronald Stamper

"What is OS? Where did it come from? How to proceed? Where is it going?"

Ronald Stamper

Emeritus Professor from University of Twente. Ronald Stamper is a British computer scientist, known for his pioneering work in Organisational semiotics. Stamper created the first UK courses in systems analysis geared to improving user performance rather than computer sales, what became the basis of the national programme of Systems Analysis training. During his carreer, Stamper worked in different institutions in countries like England and The Netherlands.

Concerned about the emphasis on information technology without a corresponding concern for the information resources it manipulates, Stamper has aimed to establish a better balance in both teaching and research, working to find a theoretical foundation for the design and use of computer based information systems. Stamper has written extensively about the nature of information resources, methodology of analysis and design, the semantics of data, and computers and law, influencing several fields and disciplines. Some of his most recognized works are the Organisational Semiotics theory, the MEASUR methodology, and the SEDITA framework.