Dr. Markus Heidingsfelder

Assistant Professor
Communication Studies and Design
Habib University

Topic: “The Art of Time Travel – Social Strategies to Bind the Future”

Markus Heidingsfelder is Assistant Professor of Media Studies at Habib University, co-director of the Habib’s Center for Media & Design, and an internationally acclaimed documentary filmmaker. He holds a MA from the University of Cologne in Theatre, Film and Television Studies (2000) and a PhD in Media Studies and Literature from Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (2009). He was lecturer at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Free University Berlin, Hafen City University Hamburg, German Journalist School Munich, and served as Executive Producer for MTV and Editor-in-Chief for Viva Television.

Dr. Holger Briel

Associate Professor
Communication & Media Studies
Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University

Topic: “A portrait of the Computer as a Young Person: Art in the Digital Age”

Holger Briel is Acting Head of the School of Film and TV Arts at Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University, where he also directs the Postgraduate Programme in Media and Communication. He is the Editor of the IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies and has written books and articles on Digital Media, Media Theory and Intercultural Communication. His latest book, VisionBytes, re-evaluates vision in the digital era and will be published later in 2017.

Scientific Committee

Asst. Prof. Sabyasachi Dasgupta, Symbiosis International University, India.

Asst.Prof. Tülay Atay-Avşar, Mustafa Kemal University, Turkey.

Asst. Prof. Davide Benvenuti, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Dr. Paz H. Diaz, Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication, Philippine.

Assoc. Prof. Fauziah Ahmad, The National University of Malaysia, Malaysia.

Prof. Ali Mohamed, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates.

Assoc. Prof. Biju Dhanapalan, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Dr. Ghada Mostafa Abaido, Canadian University Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Dr. Shepherd Mpofu, National University of Science & Technology, Zimbabwe.

Assist. Prof. Dr. Aysu Arsoy, Eastern Mediterranean University, North Cyprus.

Dr. Muhammad Shahzad, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur Pakistan, Pakistan.

Dr. Mohammed Ibahrine, American University of Sharjah, UAE.

Dr. Sam Kamau, Aga Khan University, Kenya.

Prof. Dr. Uma Bhushan, K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research, India.

Prof. Alberto Berretti, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy

Prof. Alessio Ceccherelli,University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy

Prof. Maria Stella Iezzi, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy

Prof. Florinda Nardi, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy

Prof. Francesca Dragotto, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy

Prof. Francesca Comunello, University of Rome LUMSA, Italy

Dr. Esra Cizmeci, Yalova University Termal Vocational School, Turkey

Prof. Gaia Peruzzi, University of Rome LA SAPIENZA, Italy

Prof. Andrea Volterrani, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy