Dr. Åsa Smedberg

Dr. Åsa Smedberg is a lecturer and researcher at the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences (DSV), Stockholm University, Sweden. She holds a PhD degree in computer and systems sciences. Her research interests include collaborative learning, web based communities and the use of IT for continuous learning, with a focus on practical applications in the health area. She runs research in the field of web based health communities for self-help groups.  Over the years, many in-depth studies have been carried out of online conversations in health communities. Recent research focuses on the design of web based self-help systems for stress management. Her research is published in international conference proceedings, journals and books.

Åsa Smedberg is a program committee member of the IARIA conferences ICDS and eTelemedicine, a member of the IARIA fellowship program and the Editorial Board of “International Journal on Advances in Internet Technology”, IARIA journals. She is also a member of IADIS and a committee member of the IADIS International conference on e-Health.