Learning Analytics in Latin America

Tom Broos is a doctoral researcher at the Human-Computer Interaction group and the Leuven Engineering and Science Education Centre (LESEC) at KU Leuven, Belgium. He takes part in several research projects, including the LALA (Learning Analytics Latin America) project, to construct scalable learning analytics interventions. He emphasizes the active receiver role for students, analytical transparency and data privacy. Tom has a background in Information Management (MSc.) and Economics (BSc.) and worked for 8 years as a Business Intelligence professional for high-profile customers in multiple industries.







Telemed Conference

Luiz Ary Messina, graduated in Electronic Engineering (Universidad de Brasilia, Brazil), has a Master's Degree in Databases (Universidad de Campinas, Brazil), and a Doctorate in Computer Graphics (Technological University of Darmstadt, Germany). He has more than 40 years of experience in Computer Engineering, education, research, development, and software sales. He worked in the industrial automation systems of Siemens AG in Erlangen and Sao Paulo. Since 1993 he has provided consulting services and ICT process organization to large corporations and government institutions. In 2006, the development and coordination of RUTE - Telemedicine University Network for the Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation, executed by the RNP National Research and Education Network, began. He speaks frequently to audiences in Brazil, Latin America, Europe, the United States, and the Caribbean, but also in Australia, Japan, Russia, and Portuguese-speaking countries, on the advances and methodologies of RUTE, digital health initiatives, relationships and formation of public policies of Telehealth in Latin America, and the importance of the model adopted in Brazil, with the connection of universities, research institutions, university hospitals and teaching in the RNP National Research and Education Network. He coordinated the eHealth, Infrastructure, and Telemedicine dialogues of the PAHO PanAmerican Health Organization. He is a member of the eTAG - eHealth Technical Advisory Group of the WHO, World Health Organization.






Digital Repositories
Digital Repositories Conference

Eloy Rodrigues is director of Documentation Services at the University of Minho.
In 2003, he led the creation of RepositoriUM - the institutional repository of the University of Minho. At the end of 2004, he contributed to the definition of UMinho's open access policy.
Since July 2008, he has lead and is responsible for the science and technology work team at the Universidad de Minho that developed the Open Access Scientific Repository project in Portugal (
At the European level, he is a member of the Expert Group on Science 2.0 / Open Science of the USA (European Universities Association) representing the Council of Principals of Portuguese Universities, and has coordinated the participation of UMinho in several projects (NECOBELAC, OpenAIRE, OpenAIREplus and OpenAIRE2020, MEDOANET, PASTEUR4OA, FOSTER), funded by the European Commission in relation to repositories and open access.
He is the current president of the Open Access Repository Confederation (COAR).
He is a member of the Trabalho Group - Ciência Aberta National Policy, created by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education of the Government of Portugal.
He is the author of dozens of articles, books, and book chapters (see







Economist, Universidad de América, Bogotá. PH.D in economics, Cum Laude University of Goettingen, Federal Germany. Industrial engineer Honoris Causa National School of Engineers of Metz, ENIM, France.
Before being elected to the Directorate of Research, Creativity and Innovation of the UJTL, he served as research professor of the technological change and strategic innovation project for the doctorate in management sciences of the School of Administration of the Universidad del Rosario. In this function, he served as Project Director for the formulation of the Departmental Strategic Plans for Science, Technology and Innovation, PECDTI of Norte de Santander, Atlántico and Magdalena.
He was an international officer of UNIDO in Vienna, Austria as Manager of technological projects from 1982 to 1998. International consultant in strategic management of technology and innovation.
Visiting professor of several national universities in masters and doctorates in strategic innovation management. Visiting professor at international level in innovation research projects: University of Lorraine, as well as the National School of Engineers of Metz ENIM, France. Guest professor of the chair of technology and innovation of the Graduate School of Business Administration EGADE of the Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico.
Extensive national and international experience in project management programs, and activities as a researcher and international consultant, which involves formulation, implementation, and monitoring of international projects in systemic contexts and management scenarios in science, technology, and strategic innovation.
He has been an International Jury of the Start-Up Chile program, for the evaluation of technological innovation projects for its establishment in Chile, with the support of CORFO. October-November 2012, as well as an international jury of the MIT Technology Review TR35 to reward entrepreneurs under 35 in Colombia, Argentina, Uruguay and Spain. 2012
A member of the Editorial Committee of the INNOVAR Magazine of the National University ISI A1. ISSN 0121-505 from June 2009 to April 2012, and member of the Scientific Committee of the "Vie & Sciences Economiques VSE"". ANDESE, Association Nationale des Docteurs des Sciences Economiques et en Sciences de gestion. Paris France. 2010
He has published more than 40 articles and several book chapters nationally and internationally.






Spatial Data Infraestructures Conference

Prof. Dr. ir. Joep Crompvoets, professor at the KU Leuven Public Governance Institute (Belgium), dedicated to the management of information in the public sector and to the general secretary of EuroSDR, a European network of space data research that links national mapping agencies with the institutes of research and universities, for the purpose of applied research in the field of geospatial information management. He has held teaching positions at the University of Wageningen (The Netherlands), and was employed by the research institute of CSIC IRNAS in Spain. He has participated in numerous (inter)national projects related to spatial data infrastructures, emergency services, GIS and e-governance. His work has been supported by UN-GGIM, the World Bank, the European Commission, the Federal Planning Service of BELSPO (Belgium), the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), the Flemish Government, the IWT Agency for Innovation of Science and Technology, and several national governments around the world. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Global Association of Spatial Data Infraestructures.