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Event Chairs

Conference Chair


Victor Chang
Teesside University
United Kingdom
https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=IqIYZ14AAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate


Brief Bio
Victor Chang is currently a Full Professor of Data Science and Information Systems at the School of Computing, Engineering and Digital Technologies, Teesside University, Middlesbrough, UK. He was a Senior Associate Professor, Director of Ph.D. (June 2016- May 2018) and Director of MRes (Sep 2017 - Feb 2019) at International Business School Suzhou (IBSS), Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU), Suzhou, China, between June 2016 and August 2019. He was also a very active and contributing key member at Research Institute of Big Data Analytics (RIBDA), XJTLU. He was an Honorary Associate Professor at University o f Liverpool. Previously he was a Senior Lecturer at Leeds Beckett University, UK, between Sep 2012 and May 2016. Within 4 years, he completed Ph.D. (CS, Southampton) and PGCert (Higher Education, Fellow, Greenwich) while working for several projects at the same time. Before becoming an academic, he has achieved 97% on average in 27 IT certifications. He won a European Award on Cloud Migration in 2011, IEEE Outstanding Service Award in 2015, best papers in 2012, 2015 and 2018, the 2016 European award. He is a visiting scholar/Ph.D. examiner at several universities, an Editor-in-Chief of IJOCI & OJBD journals, Editor of FGCS, Associate Editor of TII & Information Fusion, founding chair of two international workshops and founding Conference Chair of IoTBDS and COMPLEXIS since Year 2016. He is the founding Conference Chair for FEMIB since Year 2019. He published 3 books as sole authors and the editor of 2 books on Cloud Computing and related technologies. He gave 18 keynotes at international conferences. He is widely regarded as one of the most active and influential young scientist and expert in IoT/Data Science/Cloud/security/AI/IS, as he has experience to develop 10 different services for multiple disciplines. ... More >>

 

Program Co-Chairs


Muthu Ramachandran
Leeds Beckett University
United Kingdom
http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/staff/dr-muthu-ramachandran


Brief Bio
Dr Muthu Ramachandran is currently a Principal Lecturer (Associate Professor) in the School of Computing, Creative Technologies, and Engineering at Leeds Beckett University in the UK. Prior to this, he spent eight years in industrial research at Philips Research Labs and subsequently at Volantis Systems Ltd, Surrey, UK where Muthu has worked on various research projects for Software Engineering Applications for Consumer Electronics including software architecture design and reuse for large scale telecommunication, multi-media and car navigation systems. Currently, Muthu is leading research in the areas of Cloud S oftware Engineering, Big Data Software Engineering, IoT Software Engineering, Software Security Engineering, SOA, Cloud Computing, and in the main areas of Software Engineering on RE, CBSE, software architecture, reuse, quality and testing. Muthu’s first career started as a research scientist where Muthu has worked on large scale high integrity real-time systems for Aerospace industrial applications. Muthu is the author of books: Software Components: Guidelines and Applications (Nova Publishers, NY, USA, 2008) and Software Security Engineering: Design and Applications (Nova Publishers, NY, USA, 2011). He has also widely authored and published over 10 books, 100s of journal articles, over 50 book chapters and 200 conferences papers on various advanced topics in software engineering, software security, cloud computing and education. Muthu has been leading conferences as chairs and as keynote speakers on global safety, security and sustainability, emerging services, IoTBDS, Complexis, Big Data, and Software Engineering for Service and Cloud Computing (SE-CLOUD 2018). Muthu is a member of various professional organizations and computer societies: IEEE, ACM, Fellow of BCS, and a Senior Fellow of HEA. Muthu’s had worked on several research projects including all aspects of software engineering, SPI for SMEs (known as a Prism model), emergency and disaster management systems, software components and architectures, good practice guidelines on software developments, software security engineering, and service and cloud computing. Project details can be accessed at: LeedsBeckett: http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/staff/dr-muthu-ramachandran/ Scopus profile: https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=8676632200 Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=KDXE-G8AAAAJ&hl=en ... More >>


Robert Walters
University of Southampton
United Kingdom


Brief Bio
Robert John Walters is an Emeritus Fellow of Department of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton. His research interests include middleware, distributed computing, hypermedia and graphical formal modelling language. He is supervising PhD students specializing in Cloud Computing.


Gary Wills
University of Southampton
United Kingdom
https://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/people/gbw


Brief Bio
Gary Wills is an Associate Professor in Computer Science at the University of Southampton. He graduated from the University of Southampton with an Honours degree in Electromechanical Engineering, and then a PhD in Industrial Hypermedia Systems. He is a Chartered Engineer, a member of the Institute of Engineering Technology and a Principal Fellow of the Higher Educational Academy. He is also a visiting associate professor at the University of Cape Town and a research professor at RLabs. Gary's research centres around Secure System Engineering, focusing on Industrial systems, Cloud and IoT.


Víctor Méndez Muñoz
IUL, S.A. & Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, UAB
Spain


Brief Bio
Dr. Víctor Méndez Muñoz has a main background in big data management and distributed systems. He participated in scientific international projects in physics and bioinformatics like AGATA, LHCb, ENRM and EISCAT, collaborating with several more. Currently, he is Head of Software Development at Mind the Byte, a bioinformatics company specializing in computational drug discovery using a pay-per-use SaaS platform (Software as a Service). He also works in the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) as a part time professor. He holds the program chair in INSTICC conferences in the fields of cloud computing, big data, c omplexity and the internet of things, as well as editorial collaboration in some journals of high impact. ... More >>

 

Local Chair


Katerina Doka
National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)
Greece


Brief Bio
Dr. Katerina Doka is a senior researcher at the Computing Systems Laboratory of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). She received her Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2005 and her Ph.D. in 2011 from NTUA. Her research interests lie in the field of Large Scale Distributed Systems, Big Data, Peer - to - Peer Technologies and Cloud Computing. Her efforts mainly focus on data management in distributed environments, optimization of Big Data analytics workflows, privacy preservation of Big Data and system aspects of Blockchain technologi es. ... More >>

 

Publicity Chairs


Anna Kobusinska
Poznan University of Technology
Poland


Brief Bio
Anna Kobusinska received her M.Sc. and PhD degrees in computer science from Poznan University of Technology, in 1999 and 2006, respectively. She currently works as an Associate Professor at the Laboratory of Computing Systems, Institute of Computing Science, Poznan University of Technology, Poland. Her research interests include large-scale distributed systems, service-oriented and cloud computing. She focuses on distributed algorithms, Big Data analysis, replication and consistency models, as well as fault-tolerance, specifically checkpointing and rollback recovery techniques.
She has served and is currently serving as a PC member of several international conferences and workshops. She is also author and co-author of many publications in high quality peer reviewed international conferences and journals. She participated to various research projects supported by national organizations and by EC in collaboration with academic institutions and industrial partners.


Mohamed Abdel-Basset
Zagazig University
Egypt


Brief Bio
Mohamed Abdel-Basset Received his B.Sc., M.Sc and the Ph.D in Information systems and technology from Faculty of Computers and Informatics, Zagazig University, Egypt. His current research interests are Optimization, Operations Research, Data Mining, Computational Intelligence, Applied Statistics, Decision support systems, Robust Optimization, Engineering Optimization, Multi-objective Optimization, Swarm Intelligence, Evolutionary Algorithms, and Artificial Neural Networks. He is working on the application of multi-objective and robust meta-heuristic optimization techniques. He is also an/a Editor/reviewer in different international journals and conferences. He has published more than 120 articles in international journals and conference proceedings. He holds the program chair in many conferences in the fields of decision making, big data, optimization, complexity and the internet of things, as well as editorial collaboration in some journals of high impact.

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