Smart Future Initiative
Dr. Norbert Streitz (Ph.D. in physics, Ph.D. in cognitive science) is a Senior Scientist and Strategic Advisor with more than 35 years of experience in information and communication technology. He is the founder and Scientific Director of the Smart Future Initiative launched in 2009.
From 1987 – 2008, he held positions as Deputy Director and Division Manager at Fraunhofer Institute, Darmstadt, Germany, and teaching appointment at Computer Science Department, Technical University Darmstadt for more than 15 years. From 1978– 1986, Assistant Professor at the Technical University Aachen (RWTH). At different times of his career, post-doc research fellow at the University of California, Berkeley; visiting scholar at Xerox PARC, Palo Alto, and at the Intelligent Systems Lab of MITI, Tsukuba Science City, Japan.
Principal Investigator and manager of projects funded by the European Commission (EC) and various funding agencies as well as industry. Reviewer and evaluation expert for the EC, member of editorial boards of journals and book series, advisory boards of institutes in Europe and Asia, senior advisor and consultant for industry.
Norbert organized many conferences as general or program chair during his long career and is regularly invited as keynote speaker at international commercial as well as scientific events.
He has published/edited 30 books and authored/coauthored more than 160 peer-reviewed papers. His work covers many areas: Cognitive Science, Human-Computer Interaction, Hypertext/ Hypermedia, Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), Ubiquitous Computing, Privacy Enhancing Technologies, Interaction and Experience Design, Hybrid Worlds, Artificial Intelligence and Ambient Intelligence, Smart Manufacturing/Industry 4.0, Autonomous Driving, Smart Cities and Smart Airports.