Anabela Mesquita is Professor at the Porto Accounting and Business School / Polytechnic of Porto since 1990. Vice Dean between 2007 - 2018. She is President of the SPACE European network. She is Member of the Algoritmi Research Centre (Minho University) and former Director of CICE (Research Center for Communication and Education). She is Member of MAERA and President of the External Evaluation Committee for the A3ES (Agency for Evaluation and Accreditation in Higher Education) in the area of Executive Management. She has been (and is) involved in many European and national research projects both as Researcher and as Coordinator. She has published numerous papers in various international journals and conference proceedings. She is Member of the program committee and scientific committee of several national and international conferences. She serves as Member of the Editorial Board and referee for IGI Global. She also serves as Associate Editor of the Information Resources Management Journal and is Co-Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction and Associate Editor of Helyion. She has also been Evaluator and Reviewer for Erasmus+ National Agency and European Commission projects. Her interests include education, e-learning, technologies and information systems, knowledge management, innovation and intellectual capital.
António Abreu is Professor at the Instituto Superior de Contabilidade e Administração do Porto, Instituto Politécnico do Porto. He has done Post-Doctorate in Information Technologies and Systems, University of Coimbra, Department of Computer Engineering, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, University of Coimbra. He has done Ph.D. in Software Engineering based on reusable components with human–machine interface applications, by the University of Vigo, and Master in Management Informatics by the University of Minho and Degree in Applied Mathematics Informatics by the Lusíada University. He currently works as Lecturer, in the scientific area of Information Systems, at Instituto Superior de Contabilidade e Administração do Porto/Politécnico do Porto, ISCAP/PPorto. He is full Member of the CEOS.PP - Centro de Estudos Organizacionais e Sociais do Politécnico do Porto (Oporto Polytechnic Center for Organizational and Social Studies). He is Associate Researcher at Centro de Investigação CISUC - Center for Informatics and Systems of the University of Coimbra. Between 2015 and 2018, he was Coordinator of the Professional Higher Technical Courses (CTeSP) of Instituto Superior e Contabilidade e Administração do Porto (ISCAP) and Market Development Coordinator of Centro de Formação e Serviços ao Exterior do ISCAP. He is currently responsible for the information systems disciplinary group of CTeSP. He is Member of the scientific commission of several national and international conferences and initiatives in the area of Information Systems and Technologies (CISTI - Conferencia Ibérica de Sistemas y Tecnologías de Información; WORLDCIST - World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies; CAPSI - Conference of the Portuguese Association of Information Systems; COMETEL - Congresso Internacional de Computación y Telecomunicaciones; RISTI - Revista Ibérica de Sistemas e Tecnologias de Informação); MICRADS - Conferência Internacional Multidisciplinar de Pesquisa Aplicada à Defesa e Segurança. He is General Chair of ICOTTS - International Conference on Tourism, Technology & Systems, General Chair of ICITED - International Conference in Information Technology & Education, and Author of several books published in the area of Information Systems.
João Vidal de Carvalho is Adjunct Professor at Institute of Accounting and Administration of Porto, Polytechnic of Porto (Portugal). He has done Post-Doctorate in Technologies and Information Systems from University of Coimbra (Portugal). He has done Ph.D. in Information Systems and Technology from University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain), M.Sc. in Information Technology Management from University of Minho (Portugal), and Bachelor in Computer Science. He is Vice Director of the CEOS.PP Research Center - Center for Organizational and Social Studies of the Polytechnic of Oporto and member of LIACC Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science Laboratory – FEUP. He is Member of the Iberian Systems and Information Technology Association (AISTI), Effective Member of the ISCAP/Polytechnic of Porto Skills Recognition/Certification committee and Conference General Chair of the ICOTTS - The International Conference on Tourism, Technology & Systems. He published some books in computer science/database management. He is Scientific Committee Member of several conferences in the area of information systems and technologies. He is currently involved in an international quality assurance research project for Higher Education Institutions' information systems.
Cristina Helena Pinto de Mello has done Ph.D. in Economics at FGV-SP. Global Management Education Program at Nankai University, China. She is National Dean for Research and Graduate Studies at ESPM and Former Provost at the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo. She is former President of the Management Council of the Sorocaba Hospital Complex. She was Deputy Coordinator of the Professional Master's in Consumer Behavior and is currently Professor in the Program. She is actually Deputy Coordinator of the Research Group on New Developmentalism and Social Democracy, Member of the editorial board of the Brazilian Journal of Political Economy, Visiting Professor at Pantheon Sorbonne, Paris 1, Academic Member of the Committee of Global Business Conferences, Brazilian Correspondent at the International Association of University Professors and Speakers (IAUPL), part of the Educamídia Advisory Council. She has experience in the area of Economics, with an emphasis on Growth and Economic Development and Behavioral Economics, acting mainly on the following themes: Education, Brazilian economy, economic situation, economic policy, consumption and economy. É economista formada pela Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, com mestrado e doutorado em Economia de Empresas da EAESP/FGV, Global Management Education Program pela Nankai University, tendo sido Vice Reitora Administrativa da Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo e Presidente do Conselho Gestor do Complexo Hospitalar de Sorocaba. Atualmente é Vice Coordenadora e Professora do Mestrado Profissional em Comportamento do Consumidor da Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing e 2 professora da Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo. Avaliadora de cursos para o Ministério da Educação. Pesquisadora Associada do Projeto Temático Estado Desenvolvimentista e Social coordenado pelo prof. Dr. Luiz Carlos Bresser Pereira. Autora do quadro Economia sem Mistérios da TV Câmara. Organizadora de Reestruturação Industrial e Economia: Pensamento e Ação, Autora em Integração Econômica Regional e Samuelson (coleção Economistas). Membro da Comissão de Avaliação do Prêmio Família Empresária organizado pela Hoft Consultoria.