Who’s Who

Lorenzo Cantoni

Chair Scientific Conference Board

Lorenzo Cantoni graduated in Philosophy and holds a PhD in Education and Linguistics. He is full professor at USI – Università della Svizzera italiana (Lugano – Switzerland), Faculty of Communication Sciences, where he served as Dean of the Faculty in the academic years 2010-2014.

He is currently director of the Institute for Communication Technologies and scientific director of the laboratories webatelier.net, NewMinE Lab: New Media in Education Lab, and eLab: eLearning Lab.

Lorenzo Cantoni is chair-holder of the UNESCO chair in ICT to develop and promote sustainable tourism in World Heritage Sites, established at USI.

He served as president of IFITT – International Federation for Information Technologies in Travel and Tourism from 2014 until 2018.

His research interests are where communication, education and new media overlap, ranging from computer mediated communication to usability, from eLearning to eTourism, and from ICT4D to eGovernment.