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Mohammad Obaidat
Fordham University, NY
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 and 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 >>

Andreas Holzinger
Medical University Graz

Brief Bio
Andreas Holzinger is lead of the Holzinger Group HCI–KDD, Institute for Medical Informatics & Statistics  at the Medical University Graz, and Associate Professor of Applied Computer Science at the Faculty of Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering at Graz University of Technology. Currently, Andreas is Visiting Professor for Machine Learning in Health Informatics at the Faculty of Informatics at Vienna University of Technology. He serves as consultant for the Canadian, US, UK, Swiss, French, Italian and Dutch governments, for the German Excellence Initiative, and as national expert in the European Co mmission. Andreas obtained a PhD in Cognitive Science from Graz University in 1998 and his Habilitation (second PhD) in Computer Science from Graz University of Technology in 2003. Andreas was Visiting Professor in Berlin, Innsbruck, London (twice), and Aachen. Andreas and his Group work on extracting knowledge from data and foster a synergistic combination of methodologies of two areas that offer ideal conditions towards unraveling problems with complex health data: Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Knowledge Discovery/Data Mining (KDD), with the central goal of supporting human intelligence with machine learning to discover novel, previously unknown insights into data. To stimulate crazy ideas at international level without boundaries, Andreas founded the international Expert Network HCI–KDD. Andreas is Associate Editor of Knowledge and Information Systems (KAIS), Associate Editor of Springer Brain Informatics (BRIN) and Section Editor of BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making (MIDM). He is member of IFIP WG 12.9 Computational Intelligence, the ACM, IEEE, GI and the Austrian Computer Society. Home: http://hci-kdd.org
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DCNET Program Co-Chairs

Jose Luis Sevillano
Universidad de Sevilha

Brief Bio
José Luis Sevillano Ramos received his Ph.D. from the Universidad de Sevilla (Spain) in 1993. Since 1996 he is Associate Professor at the same university. He has served as ViceDean of the Computer Engineering School (2004-7) and as Director of Innovations for Teaching (2007-8) at the Universidad de Sevilla, where he’s currently Coordinator of the Telefónica Chair on Intelligence in Networks. He’s also Undergraduate Program Coordinator of Health Engineering at the same University. Prof. Sevillano served as Vice President for Membership of The Society for Modelling and Simulation International (SCS) in 2009-2011. He is Associate Editor of Simulation (Sage) and the International Journal of Communication Systems (Wiley). He has served in the organizing committee of several international conferences, including General Chair of ICETE 2011, SPECTS 2011 and SPECTS 2012. He is also a member of the Steering Committee of SPECTS and CITS, and founder of DCNET where he serves as Program Chair. He is author/co-author of more than 80 papers in refereed international journals and conferences, and has participated in more than 20 national and international research projects and contracts. As a co-author, he got the Best Paper Award in the 13th Communications & Networking Simulation Symposium (CNS 2010). His research interests include real-time communications and architectures, Mobile Robots and eHealth and Rehabilitation Systems. Prof. Sevillano is an IEEE Senior Member. ... More >>

Pascal Lorenz
University of Haute Alsace

Brief Bio

Pascal Lorenz (lorenz@ieee.org) 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 Communications Magazine Editorial Bo ard (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 >>


ICE-B Program Co-Chairs

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 busines s-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 >>

Peter Dolog
Aalborg University

Brief Bio
Since september 2006, he works at the Department of Computer Science, Aalborg University where he currently holds an associate professorship and leads IWIS group. Before he was an assistant professor at the same department. His research interest fall into intelligent web and information systems which includes adaptive hypertext and hypermedia, user modelling, personalization, web based systems, web services, software product lines and technology enhanced learning. He worked as a researcher at L3S Research Center, University of Hannover, Germany from september 2002 til august 2006 in the a group of Wolfgang Nejdl . He participated in PROLEARN network of excellence as a project coordinator. He contributed to Knowledge Web and REWERSE network of excellence. He worked as a workpackage and L3S project coordinator on ELENA project where he was mainly responsible for web engineering and personalization issues. He recieved his PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) in 2006 from University of Hannover where it was awarded "Summa cum laude". He recieved his MEng. degree in 2000 and BEng. degree in 1998 (both in Computer Science - Software Engineering) from Slovak University of Technology (Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology). In his doctoral thesis, he has developed a domain engineering framework for adaptive web applications. The framework is based on the idea that adaptive web application is a web application family where concrete instances are configured in 2 steps: at the design time and at the run time based on a dynamic and evolving user profile. The framework is based on feature models for domain analysis, collaboration diagrams for adaptive content composition design and state diagrams for adaptive navigation design used also in generators. He was involved as teaching assistant in Principles of Software Engineering, Team Project, Database Systems, Management in Software Engineering. He also supervised several final bachelor projects, master projects and master thesis. He participated in several industrial projects on Customer Relationship Management as consultant or senior software engineer. He has been a (certified) quality auditor of quality management systems according to ISO9001:2000. ... 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 serv ice 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 Scientist in the Computer Scienc e 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 Chair

Enrique Cabello
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

Brief Bio
Dr. Enrique Cabello received the B.S. in Physics (Electronics) from the University of Salamanca and the Ph.D. degree from the Polytechnical University of Madrid (both in Spain). He was awarded with the Extraordinary Prize as one of the best Ph.D. thesis. In 1990, he joined the University of Salamanca, where he was an Assistant Professor with the School of Sciences. From 1998 he is at the University Rey Juan Carlos (in Spain). Since 2001 he is the Coordinator of the FRAV research group. He has been main research in projects funded by national and international institutions and companies. His research interest incl ude image and video analysis, pattern recognition and machine learning. ... More >>


WINSYS Program Co-Chairs

Franco Davoli
University of Genoa

Brief Bio
Franco Davoli is Full Professor of Telecommunication Networks at the University of Genoa, Department of Electrical, Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering, and Naval Architecture (DITEN). His current research interests are in dynamic resource allocation in multiservice networks and in the Future Internet, wireless mobile and satellite networks, multimedia communications and services, and in flexible, programmable and energy-efficient networking. He has co-authored over 350 scientific publications in international journals, book chapters and conference proceedings. In 2004 and 2011 he was Visiting Erskine F ellow at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. He has been Principal Investigator in a large number of projects and has served in several positions in the Italian National Consortium for Telecommunications (CNIT), an independent organization joining 37 universities all over Italy. He was co-founder and Head, for the term 2003–2004, of the CNIT National Laboratory for Multimedia Communications, Naples, Italy, and Vice-President of the CNIT Management Board for the term 2005–2007. He is currently Head of the federated CNIT National Laboratory of Smart, Sustainable and Secure Internet Technologies and Infrastructures (S3ITI), based in Genoa, Italy, and coordinator of the H2020 5G PPP MATILDA project. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE. ... More >>

Petros Nicopolitidis
Aristotle University

Brief Bio
Petros Nicopolitidis received B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from the Department of Informatics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1998 and 2002, respectively. From 2004 to 2009 he was a Lecturer at the same Department, were he currently serves as an Assistant Professor. He has published more than 70 papers in international refereed journals and conferences. He is co-author of the book Wireless Networks (Wiley, 2003). His research interests are in the areas of wireless networks and mobile communications. Since 2007 he serves as an associate editor for the International Journal of Commun ication Systems published by Wiley. He is a Senior Member of IEEE. ... More >>

Dimitrios Vergados
University of Piraeus

Brief Bio
Dimitrios D. Vergados is an Ass. Professor in the Department of Informatics, University of Piraeus. He has held position as a Lecturer in the Department of Informatics, University of Piraeus and in the Department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering, University of the Aegean. He received his Ph.D. from the National Technical University of Athens, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. His research interests are in the area of Communication Networks (Wireless Broadband Networks, Sensor Networks, Ad-hoc Networks, WLANs, IMS, Mesh Networks), Cloud Computing and Green Technologies, and Com puter Vision. He has participated in several projects funded by EU and National Agencies and has several publications in journals, books and conference proceedings. He has served as a committee member and evaluator in National and International Organizations and Agencies and as a chair and a Technical Program Committee member in several international conferences. He is a member of the editorial board and a reviewer in several journals. He is an IEEE Senior Member. ... More >>