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Prof. Wolfgang Heiden holds a diploma in Biology from Würzburg University and gained a PhD at the Department of Physical Chemistry of the Technical University Darmstadt. After a post-doctoral project on distributed multimedia environments at the German Research Center for Information Technology, he became Professor in the Computer Science Department of Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences (BRSU). Rooted both in natural sciences and non-linear information representation, his research interests include molecular modelling in particular and interactive sensualization in chemistry, biology, and medicine in general - as well as hypermedia edutainment, virtual and augmented reality, and serious gaming. Dr. Heiden has served (and is partially still in charge) in several roles in academic and research institutions, among these as Dean of the Department of Computer Science and Senate chair of BRSU, founding member of the BRSU institutes of Visual Computing and of Functional Gene Analysis as well as the Competence Center of Bioengineering in North-Rhine Westfalia. He is also a member of the executive board of the German Association of Health Telematics and an examiner for the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) as well as an external study program examiner for the University of Mauritius.

Dr. Heiko Gewald is research professor of Information Management at Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences in Germany. He holds a Master degree in Business Administration from University of Bamberg, Germany, a European Master of Business Science from Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh, UK and a PhD in Information Systems from Goethe University Frankfurt. His research focuses on HealthIT, the use of digital resources by the aging generation, and outsourcing. He is a frequent speaker on conferences contributing to these matters. His work has been published in the Journal of Economic Commerce Research, Information Technology and Management, International Journal of Electronic Finance, Health Systems, Communications of the ACM and Information & Management.