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Conference Chair

Mohammad S. Obaidat
Fordham University
United States

Brief Bio
Professor Mohammad S. Obaidat (Fellow of IEEE and Fellow of SCS) is an internationally well-known academic/researcher/ scientist. He received his Ph.D. and M. S. degrees in Computer Engineering with a minor in Computer Science from The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA. Dr. Obaidat is currently the Chair and Full Professor of Computer and Information Science at Fordham University, NY, USA. He has received extensive research funding and has published Forty Six (46) books and over Six Hundreds and Eighty (680) refereed technical articles in scholarly international journals an proceedings of international conferences, and currently working on three more books. Mohammad is the Editor-in-Chief of the Wiley International Journal of Communication Systems, the FTRA Journal of Convergence and the KSIP Journal of Information Processing. He is also an Editor of IEEE Wireless Communications. He is now an editor of the Wiley Security and Communication Networks Journal, Journal of Networks, International Journal of Information Technology, Communications and Convergence, IJITCC, Inderscience. Prof. Obaidat is an associate editor/ editorial board member of seven other refereed scholarly journals. He has guest edited numerous special issues of scholarly journals. Obaidat has served as the steering committee chair, advisory Committee Chair and program chair of numerous international conferences. ... More >>


DCNET Program Chair

Christian Callegari
RaSS National Laboratory - CNIT

Brief Bio
Dr. Christian CALLEGARI was born in La Spezia, Italy, in 1980. He received the B.E. and the M.E. degrees in telecommunications engineering and the PhD degree in information engineering from the University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy, in 2002, 2004, and 2008, respectively. He was recipient of a scholarship issued by the Italian Ministry of Education for his PhD program. Since 2005, he has been with the Department of Information Engineering at the University of Pisa. In 2006/07, he was a visiting student research collaborator at the Department of Computer Science at ENST Bretagne, France. D . Callegari is currently a post-doc research fellow and a teaching assistant at the University of Pisa for the Network Security course of the M.E. degree in telecommunications engineering and has given lectures about Anomaly Detection and statistical traffic classification in the framework of a PhD course organized twice by the Euro-NGI Network of Excellence funded by the European Community. His research interests are in the area of network security, statistical traffic classification, and network simulation. Moreover, he has co-authored more than 30 papers presented in leading international journals and conferences (, and he serves as a TPC member for several international conferences (e.g., IEEE Globecom and IEEE ICC) and as a reviewer for several international journals (e.g., International Journal of Communication System, Computer Networks Journal) and conferences. ... More >>


ICE-B Program Chair

Marten van Sinderen
University of Twente

Brief Bio
Marten van Sinderen holds a MSc in Electrical Engineering and a PhD in Computer Science, both from the University of Twente (UT). He is currently Associate Professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science of the UT, and coordinator of the research area on Service Architectures and Health Applications at UT's Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT). His research focuses on design methods and technologies for distributed information systems. His research interests include service-oriented architectures, model-driven design, enterprise interoperability, and business-IT alignment. Marten van Sinderen is active in both national and international communities on his field of interest. He was project manager of the Dutch Freeband/A-MUSE project (BSIK 03025) on model-driven design of context-aware services. He currently leads the Dutch GenCom/U-Care project (IGC0816) on tailorable and adaptive homecare services. He is chairman of the steering committee of the International IEEE Enterprise Computing Conference (EDOC), and program co-chair of the International Conference on e-Business (ICE-B). He is also a member of the managerial board of IFIP WG5.8 on Enterprise Interoperability, and a member of the editorial boards of the Enterprise Information Systems journal published by Taylor & Francis and the Service oriented Computing and Applications journal published by Springer. ... More >>


OPTICS Program Chair

Panagiotis Sarigiannidis
University of Western Macedonia

Brief Bio
Panagiotis G. Sarigiannidis received the B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece, in 2001 and 2007, respectively. He is currently a Lecturer with the University of Western Macedonia, Kozani, Greece. He has published over 70 papers in international journals, conferences, and book chapters. His research interests include medium access protocols in optical networks, dynamic bandwidth allocation schemes in passive optical networks, scheduling policies in IEEE 802.16 wireless networks, wireless push systems design and optimization, quality of service provisioning in optical and wireless networks, trafic estimation and prediction via numerical analysis, and design of burst allocation for optical burst switching networks. ... More >>


SECRYPT Program Chair

Pierangela Samarati
Università degli Studi di Milano

Brief Bio
Pierangela Samarati is a Professor at the Computer Science Department of the Università degli Studi di Milano. Her main research interests are access control policies, models and systems, data security and privacy, information system security, and information protection in general. She has participated in several projects involving different aspects of information protection. On these topics she has published more than 230 papers appeared in journals, conference proceedings, and books. She is co-author of the book "Database Security," Addison-Wesley, 1995. She has been Computer Sc entist in the Computer Science Laboratory at SRI, CA (USA). She has been a visiting researcher at the Computer Science Department of Stanford University, CA (USA), and at the Center for Secure Information Systems, George Mason University, VA (USA). She is the chair of the IEEE Systems Council Technical Committee on Security and Privacy in Complex Information Systems (TCSPCIS), and of the Steering Committees of the European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS) and of the ACM Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society (WPES). She is the Coordinator of the Working Group on Security of the Italian Association for Information Processing (AICA), the Italian representative in the IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing) Technical Committee 11 (TC-11) on "Security and Privacy". She is a member of the Steering Committee of: ACM Symposium on InformAtion, Computer and Communications Security (ASIACCS), International Conference on Information Systems Security (ICISS), and International Conference on Information and Communications Security (ICICS). In 2008, she has received the IFIP TC11 Kristian Beckman Award. In 2009, she has been named ACM Distinguished Scientist. In 2012, she has been named IEEE Fellow. In 2012, she has received the IFIP WG 11.3 Outstanding Research Contributions Award. She has served on the program committees of various conferences. She has served as Program Chair or co-Chair for: International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security (ACNS'12), International Conference on Security and Cryptography (SECRYPT'10 -- SECRYPT'13), International Workshop on Security and Trust Management (STM'12), International Conference on Network and System Security (NSS'10 and NSS'11), Workshop in Information Security Theory and Practices (WISTP'10), Information Security Conference (ISC'09), ACM Symposium on InformAtion, Computer and Communications Security (ASIACCS'07), Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC'04 -- ACSAC'08), European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS'03 and ESORICS'04), ACM Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society (WPES'02 and WPES'03), ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS'01), IFIP TC-11 International Information Security Conference (SEC'03 and SEC'08), IFIP WG11.3 Working Conference on Database Security (DBSEC'96 and DBSEC'04). ... More >>


SIGMAP Program Co-Chairs

Sebastiano Battiato
University of Catania

Brief Bio
Sebastiano Battiato received his degree in computer science (summa cum laude) in 1995 from University of Catania and his Ph.D. in computer science and applied mathematics from University of Naples in 1999. From 1999 to 2003 he was the leader of the “Imaging” team at STMicroelectronics in Catania. He joined the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Catania as assistant professor in 2004 and became associate professor in the same department in 2011. His research interests include image enhancement and processing, image coding, camera imaging technology and multimedia forensics. He has edited 6 books and co-authored more than 150 papers in international journals, conference proceedings and book chapters. He is a co-inventor of about 15 international patents, reviewer for several international journals, and he has been regularly a member of numerous international conference committees. Prof. Battiato has participated in many international and national research projects. Chair of several international events (IWCV2012, ECCV2012, VISAPP 2012-2013-2014, ICIAP 2011, ACM MiFor 2010-2011, SPIE EI Digital Photography 2011-2012-2013, etc.). He is an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and System for Video Technology and of the SPIE Journal of Electronic Imaging. Guest editor of the following special issues: "Emerging Methods for Color Image and Video Quality Enhancement" published on EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing (2010) and "Multimedia in Forensics, Security and Intelligence" published on IEEE Multimedia Magazine (2012). He is the recipient of the 2011 Best Associate Editor Award of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology. He is director (and co-founder) of the International Computer Vision Summer School (ICVSS), Sicily, Italy. He is a senior member of the IEEE. ... More >>

Ángel Serrano Sánchez de León
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

Brief Bio
Dr Ángel Serrano received a BSc in Physics from Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain) in 1999, an MSc in Information Technology and Computer Systems from Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (Spain) in 2009 and a PhD (European Doctorate) in Information Systems Engineering from the same university in 2011. He also has a specialization in Statistical Learning and Data Mining by UNED University (Spain) in 2014. He worked as a teaching assistant at the School of Computer Science of Universidad Rey Juan Carlos from 2003 to 2012. From 2012 to 2016 he worked as an associate professor at the Hig er Polytechnic School of Universidad Francisco de Vitoria (Spain). Since September 2016 he is a visiting lecturer at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos. He is currently with the Face Recognition and Artificial Vision group (FRAV). His research interests include computer vision, pattern recognition, face biometrics, among others. He is also a member of IEEE and IEEE Computer Society. ... More >>


WINSYS Program Chair

Pascal Lorenz
University of Haute Alsace

Brief Bio

Pascal Lorenz ( received his M.Sc. (1990) and Ph.D. (1994) from the University of Nancy, France. Between 1990 and 1995 he was a research engineer at WorldFIP Europe and at Alcatel-Alsthom. He is a professor at the University of Haute-Alsace, France, since 1995. His research interests include QoS, wireless networks and high-speed networks .He is the author/co-author of 3 books, 3 patents and 200 international publications in refereed journals and conferences.

He was Technical Editor of the IEEE Commun cations Magazine Editorial Board (2000-2006), Chair of Vertical Issues in Communication Systems Technical Committee Cluster (2008-2009), Chair of the Communications Systems Integration and Modeling Technical Committee (2003-2009) and Chair of the Communications Software Technical Committee (2008-2010). He has served as Co-Program Chair of IEEE WCNC'2012 and ICC'2004, tutorial chair of VTC'2013 Spring and WCNC'2010, track chair of PIMRC'2012, symposium Co-Chair at Globecom 2011-2007 and ICC 2010-2008. He has served as Co-Guest Editor for special issues of IEEE Communications Magazine, Networks Magazine, Wireless Communications Magazine, Telecommunications Systems and LNCS.

He is senior member of the IEEE, IARIA fellow and member of many international program committees. He has organized many conferences, chaired several technical sessions and gave tutorials at major international conferences. ... More >>