IADIS Lifetime Awards

In 2012, with Lisbon as the stage for another successful edition of the Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (MCCSIS 2012) IADIS honoured Professor Emerita Gunilla Bradley with the first IADIS Lifetime Award for forty years of pioneering research and highly relevant contribution in the ICT, Society and Human Beings field. With this acknowledgment IADIS wish to thank Professor Gunilla Bradley for her priceless contribution as Program Chair of the IADIS International Conference ICT, Society and Human Beings (part of the MCCSIS) since 2008 until the present year. 2012 is the last year that we will have Professor Gunilla Bradley as Program Chair for the ICT, Society and Human Beings Conference.

15f9f91Gunilla Bradley is since 2002 Professor in Informatics at Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) - IT University and School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and since 2005 Professor Emerita. She is educated as a psychologist and has a broad background in the social and behavioural sciences. Her research areas include the interaction between Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Human Beings, and Society - Social Informatics. Beginning in 1973, she initiated and led cross-disciplinary research programs on computerisation and working life. She has authored twelve books (mainly in Swedish) and various articles in international scientific journals, also contributed extensively to the popular science press.

In 2013, at Prague, in the 7th edition of the IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (MCCSIS 2013) IADIS honoured Professor Emeritus Thomas C. Reeves with the second IADIS Lifetime Award for forty years of pioneering research and investigation how learning can be enhanced by technology in all its forms.

Thomas ReevesProfessor Thomas C. Reeves has developed and evaluated numerous interactive learning programs for education and training. His research interests include: evaluation of instructional technology, mental models and interactive multimedia, authentic learning environments, and instructional technology in developing countries. Professor Reeves is the co-founder of the Learning and Performance Support Lab. His teaching areas include program evaluation, instructional design, and research. His books include Interactive Learning Systems Evaluation (with John Hedberg), a Guide to Authentic E-Learning (with Jan Herrington and Ron Oliver), and Conducting Educational Design Research (with Susan McKenney). Also, he was several times keynote speaker at IADIS Conferences and this year we had the pleasure to have Professor Thomas as keynote speaker of the e-Learning conference.

IADIS wants to express with these IADIS Lifetime Awards the appreciation for all these years that Professor Gunilla Bradley joined us as Program Chair and for all her contributions in the arena of ICT, Society and Human Beings and for all these years that Professor Thomas C. Reeves joined us as Keynote Speaker and for all his contributions in the research and investigation how learning can be enhanced by technology in all its forms.