IWEEE 2010: the human factor
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Febraury 10-12, 2010

S. Yunkap Kwankam
is CEO of Global eHealth Consultants, a Swiss consulting firm based in Geneva. He is also Executive Director of the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth (ISfTeH). From 2004 until August 2008 he was Coordinator eHealth, at the World Health Organization Headquarters in Geneva, where he was responsible for overall coordination of eHealth work across the Organization. In this role, he oversaw a number of WHO programs on the use of ICT in health. His work covered issues such as development of appropriate frameworks and tools to support policy and practice improvements in ICT-based knowledge management and sharing in countries; creation of, and support to, networks to assist countries in building national capacity for effective and efficient use of ICT in their health systems; and development of the evidence base and best practices in the area. He also directed the development of new policies and their implementation and provides authoritative advice in relation to policy and procedures as they relate to eHealth.

He holds the B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering, and was elected to the following American honor associations; Eta Kappa Nu (Electrical Engineering), Tau Beta Pi (Engineering) and Sigma Xi (Research). Before joining WHO in 2001, he was Professor and Director, Center for Health Technology, University of Yaounde I. He has also been Chairman, Technology Commission of the National Epidemiology Board of Cameroon; member, Board of Directors, SatelLife; IT consultant to the US National Library of Medicine, and consultant to UNIDO on information systems. Prof. Kwankam has published 2 commissioned books, numerous scientific papers and technical reports.

Ans de Jager
Ans holds master degrees in psychology and cultural anthropology; she has more that 15 years of experience in development work in South and Central America, Africa, the Balkans and other regions.
Ans has developed, managed and evaluated a range of different programmes in the areas of primary health care, education, disaster preparedness and child protection. She currently lives in Uganda and holds the position deputy country director for War Child Holland, an international NGO. Among other interventions Ans manages a project in rural Northern Uganda, involving youth affected by conflict in ICT and new media, to enhance their education levels, provide a wide range of services and information to the community and bridge the digital divide.

Main interest is to connect and empower the disadvantaged through the use of new media IT, e-learning, open source software and energy efficient equipment.
Richard Stallman, is an American software freedom activist, and computer programmer. In September 1983, he launched the GNU Project to create a free Unix-like operating system, and has been the project's lead architect and organizer. With the launch of the GNU Project, he initiated the free software movement and, in October 1985, set up the Free Software Foundation.

Stallman pioneered the concept of copyleft and is the main author of several copyleft licenses including the GNU General Public License, the most widely used free software license. Since the mid-1990s, Stallman has spent most of his time advocating for free software, as well as campaigning against both software patents and what he sees as excessive extension of copyright laws. Stallman has also developed a number of pieces of widely-used software, including the original Emacs, the GNU Compiler Collection, and the GNU Debugger. He co-founded the League for Programming Freedom in 1989.
Dr. José A. Caminero is a Chest Physician with more than 25 years of experience working in tuberculosis . In the last 23 years has worked in the Pneumology Department of the General Hospital of Gran Canaria “Dr. Negrin” (Las Palmas. Canary Islands. Spain). From 1995 is also working in the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases (The Union, Paris, France) and from 2003 is the Multi-Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB) Unit Coordinator of this organization. From 2002 is also a Green Light Committee (World Health Organization) member. From 1994 to 1998 was also President of the Scientific Committee of the Spanish Society of Pneumology and Thoracic Surgery (SEPAR).

Jose A. Caminero has worked in the different fields of the TB (including HIV) in more than 50 developing countries of the world, including all the Latin American countries and others like China, India, Philippines, Pakistan, Syria, Egypt, Namibia, South Africa, etc. From 1996 has imparted many TB international (in English and Spanish) and National training courses, focusing specially in the clinical management. He has published more than 150 articles, more than 50 in English journals. Also he has edited the Tuberculosis Guide for Specialist Physicians (The Union, 2004), and other 4 books, associated with tuberculosis and lung diseases. Dr. Caminero has imparted more than 300 conferences and lectures in International Congress and Meetings. Also he has received awards in many scientific societies.
Dr. Carmen Martín is the director of the Health department of Red Cross Spain. She has a degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Granada, Spain.

Dr. Carmen Martín Muñoz head the Health department of the Spanish Red Cross since 1997. Before that, she has been the director of the Red Cross Central Hospital in Madrid, among other activities.
Raul Zambrano is a Senior Policy Advisor on ICT and Governance at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Democratic Governance practice based in New York. For the last 20 years, he has supported the deployment and use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in over 80 developing countries to foster development agendas, working with both national governments and civil society organizations. He is currently concentrating on e-governance policies and programmes that enhance public information and service delivery for the poor and promote e-participation.

He has also supported the use of Free/Open Source Software in developing countries since 1995. Before he joined UNDP in 1993, Mr. Zambrano worked in the academic sector in the US. He has a background in engineering, sociology, and economics.
Dr. O.Ferrer-Roca MD. PhD. Born in Barcelona, studied Medicine in the Central University of Barcelona from 1966-1972 with Honors. Got the PhD with “Cariotyping and tissue culture of tumors” in 1974 with Honors. Specialized in Pathology in 1974 being trained in Paris, Milwakee-USA and London.
Working as pathologist in the Clinic Hospital of Barcelona since 1972 got the Assistance Professorship in Pathology in 1974 and the Chair of Pathology of the University of La Laguna in 1982. Commercialized a pathology image analysis system TEXCAN ® ™ specialized in visual textural analysis of the cell chromatin and DNA and immunohistochemical quantification. Founded the CATAI association in 1993, being the president since then. Got the UNESCO Chair of Telemedicine in 1999 for the University of La Laguna. Since 1996 train on Telemedicine the students of medicine and Computer Science, creating the European Master of Telemedicine and Bioengineering applied to Telemedicine in 2004, at distance.

Editor of 8 books and 202 Publications is the author of the first textbook of Telemedicine Handbook of Telemedicine. Amsterdam: IOS-Press, 1998, containing the Ontology of Telemedicine
Dr. Carlos Manuel Travieso-González was born in Gran Canaria (Spain). He received his M.Sc. degree in 1997 in Telecommunication Engineering at Polytechnic University of Catalonia and his Ph.D. in 2002 at University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. He is the Vice-Dean of the Higher Technical School of Telecommunication Engineers and professor in the University of Las Palmas (ULPGC). His research lines are biometric systems, medical signal processing, classification systems, machine learning, environmental intelligence, and data mining. Dr Carlos Travieso has participated in over 20 International and Spanish Research Projects, some of them as head researcher. He has published over 140 papers published in international journals and conferences.

Dr. Carlos Travieso is involved in a telemedicine joint project with the University of Las Palmas, National University of Colombia and Universisty of Manizales, where they are doing telepathology in rural areas of Colombia.
Thomas Karopka has more than 15 years of experience in ICT. After 10 years in the telecomunication industry in different positions he became a researcher at the Medical Faculty of the University of Rostock where he worked in bioinformatics for 5 years. Since 2007 he works for the IT Science Center Rügen gGmbH, a non profit company that works as a knowledge transfer center in informatics for the Universities of the State Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany, where he is responsible for the health care sector.

He is currently chair of the European Federation for Medical Informatics Libre/Free Open Source Working Group (EFMI LIFOSS WG) and vice-chair of the International Medical Informatics Association Open Source Working Group (IMIA OS WG).
Tim Cook has a Master Degree in Health Informatics with Merit from the University of Central Lancashire, UK. He worked for the US Government in electronics and information systems for 22 years. He is an open source advocate since the late 1980s, and has been working in Research and Development on Open Source for Healthcare Information Systems over the last 15 years. He was the Inaugural winner of the LinuxMedNews Freedom Award in 2001. Currently he is an International Collaborator for the National Institute of Science and Technology – Medicine Assisted by Scientific Computing in Brazil. Tim is one of the deviser's of the multi-level modeling approach for health information systems, and has developed specifications in an open format based on that model, and other applied solutions.
Dr. Moses Isyagi is a Senior Lecturer at Kigali Health Institute, Department of Dentistry, Kigali, Rwanda. Prior to this he was a lecturer in the Department of Dentistry, School of Allied Health Sciences, Makerere University College of health Sciences, Kampala Uganda. His first degree was in dentistry. He holds a Masters of medicine in Pathology. I hold a diploma in Management.

His interests are E-pathology especially in resource constrained health care settings and the use of IT in teaching in similar environments, oral pathology and managerial issues.
Luis Falcón holds a degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from the California State University at Northridge. He currently lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he studies Medicine at the Barcelo University.
He is the founder and CEO of Thymbra, a company with a focus on ERP and Health Informatics.

In 2006 Luis founded the "Linux Solidario" project. Linux Solidario is a non-profit project aimed at developing countries, in the areas of education and health. Luis Falcón is a free software activist, so all the programs involved in Linux Solidario are open source. He is the author of Medical, the award-winning open source Hospital and Health Information System focused in emerging economies.