Gabriella Dodero is Full Professor in Computer Science at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Faculty of Computer Science, since 2006, and Vice-Rector for Studies in Bolzano since 2012. Her recent research work is alternating between topics  in technology enhanced learning for university and schools,  with computer science education topics. Prior to working at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, she worked at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Genova, where she graduated in Mathematics in 1977.

Rosella Gennari is a researcher at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Faculty of Computer Science  After her degree in Mathematics, she obtained her Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2002. Gennari was appointed post-doc ERCIM fellow at CWI, Amsterdam, in 2002, and 3-year post-doc fellow at FBK-irst, Trento, in 2003. She co-authored a textbook about logic, and more than 70 international peer-reviewed publications. Her initial research work is in knowledge representation and reasoning (KR), specifically, constraint-based reasoning. Since 2006, she has been applying KR for designing technology enhanced learning (TEL) solutions, e.g., for semi-automatically generating serious games from texts. Her work gradually shifted towards the mix of KR theories and user experience methods for (co-)designing and evaluating novel learning contexts, e.g., gamified learning contexts, or products, e.g., serious games. She was the coordinator of several projects in the area of TEL, e.g., she was the scientific and technological coordinator of the TERENCE CSA FP7 EU project.

Alessandra Melonio is a PhD candidate at the IDSE research centre of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano. After her degree in Informatics and Control Engineering at the University of L’Aquila (2011), she actively collaborated at the TERENCE and DARE projects, working on gamified user experience design for learning contexts. Melonio has publications in relevant venues for PALX, related to interaction design for gamified learning contexts and human centred computing, e.g., CHItaly, CHI and CHI-Play of SIGCHI.

Pekka Abrahamsson, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Stefania Bocconi, ITD-CNR of Genova, Italy

Margherita Brondino, University of Verona, Italy

Fernando De la Prieta, University of Salamanca, Spain

Barbara Demo, University of Torino, Italy

Giuliana Dettori, ITD-CNR of Genova, Italy

Tania Di Mascio, University of l'Aquila, Italy

Gabriella Dodero, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy

Rita Francesce, University of Salerno, Italy

Rosella Gennari, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy

Carlo Giovannella, University of Rome Tor-Vergata, Italy

Rilla Khaled, University of Malta, Malta

Ivana Marenzi, L3S Research Centre, University of Hanover, Germany

Alessandra Melonio, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy

Zeno Menestrina, University of Trento, Italy

Margherita Pasini, University of Verona, Italy

Donatella Persico, ITD-CNR of Genova, Italy

Daniela Raccanello, University of Verona, Italy

Marco Ronchetti, University of Trento, Italy

Laura Tarantino, University of l'Aquila, Italy

Sara Tonelli, FBK-irst, Italy

Pierpaolo Vittorini, University of l'Aquila, Italy