ECSM Biographies

Below are the ECSM Biographies of the Conference and Programme Chairs, Keynote Speakers and Mini-Track Chairs.

Conference and Programme Chairs

Christos Karpasitis is a Lecturer and Course Leader for the BSc Web Design & Development course at the University of Central Lancashire - Cyprus (UCLan Cyprus). Christos obtained his Multimedia & Digital Entertainment Bachelor of Science (BSc) in 2010 from Northumbria University, UK. He holds a Master of Science (MSc) in E-Business & Information Systems from Newcastle University, UK and a PhD in Web Media & Internet Marketing from the University of Central Lancashire, UK. He currently teaches modules related to Digital Marketing, Interactive Applications, Web Design, UX/UI Design, Graphic Design, Video Production, Audio Production and Audiovisual Technologies. His latest research focuses on Viral Marketing, Viral Videos, Video Advertising and Brand Video Virality.

Key Note Speakers

Dr Nikolaos Dimitriadis is an award winning communications professional, book author, educator and consultant He spoke at TEDx for the urgent need for Brain Based Communication and he contributed to the NeuroMarketing Manager Program at Hamburg Media School. Dr Dimitriadis has scanned more than 5500 brains from 25 countries globally for Neuromarketing, NeuroHR and academic purposes. He has worked with international brands such as IKEA, IBM, Nestle, Johnson&Johnson AstraZeneca, Coca Cola, T Mobile, Banca Intesa Sanpaolo, Microsoft, Raiffeisen Bank and others. He is the Head of Neuro Consulting Services at Optimal HR Group, Athens ( offering cutting edge Neuromarketing and NeuroHR research and consulting. He has received his PhD and MBA from The University of Sheffield (UK) and is a certified Neuromarketer.  He teaches regularly in various MBAs and other university and corporate programs around the world

Mini Track Chairs

Prof. Dr. Abbas Fadhil Aljuboori is working currently at the University of Information Technology and Communications – College of Engineering - Baghdad – IRAQ. He has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Dongguk University, SOUTH KOREA. Fulbright Visiting scholar – University of Central Oklahoma – Edmond – USA –2017. International Advisory Board Member for CT University in India.  He worked as a Vice President for Administrative Affairs and Head of Smart Cities Center at UoITC). Researcher and Manager in the Advanced Institute of Convergence Information Technology (AICIT) – South Korea. Head of Computer Science Department – University of Kerbala. Vice President of Iraqi Universities Accreditation and Quality Assurance Council for Computer Science and IT.

Nuran Öze is Asistant Professor Dr., Head of Department of Visual Communication Design in the Faculty of Communication, Arkın University of Creative Arts and Design (ARUCAD), Cyprus. She especially interested in culture, communication, PR and specificly social media. In recent years she has researched social media usage patterns and its effect on society, social media addiction,  identity construction on social media, social media in PR. She is an author and co-author of several articles and book chapters on the above mentioned research areas. 

Workshop Faclitators

Stefano Perna has a PhD in Information and Communication Design, conducted research at intersections of design, new media and humanities at University of Salerno, taught New Technologies for Art at the Academy of Fine Arts of Naples. He is a faculty member of the Apple Developer Academy at University of Naples Federico II.


Moritz Philip Recke studied Media Technology and Next Media at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, conducted entrepreneurship policy research at UNSW Business School in Sydney and focused on entrepreneurial ecosystems, public policy discourse and sociotechnical imaginaries for his PhD. He is a faculty member of the Apple Developer Academy at University of Naples Federico II.