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Program Co-Chairs

Víctor Méndez Muñoz
Mind the Byte & Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, UAB

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, complexity and the internet of things, as well as editorial collaboration in some journals of high impact. ... More >>

Verena Kantere
University of Geneva

Brief Bio
Verena Kantere is a Maître d’ Enseignement et de Recherche - Senior Lecturer at the Centre of Informatics (CUI) at the University of Geneva. Before she was a Senior Researcher and the Excellence Grant Holder at CUI, University of Geneva (UniGe) working towards the provision and exchange of data services in cloud environments, focusing on the management of Big Data and performance of Big Data analytics, by developing methods, algorithms and fully fledged systems. Before coming to the UniGe she was a tenure-track junior assistant professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Inform ation Technology at the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT). She has received a Diploma and a Ph.D. from the National Technical University of Athens, (NTUA) and a M.Sc. from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto (UofT), where she also started her PhD studies. After the completion of her PhD studies she worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL). During her graduate studies she developed methods, algorithms and fully fledged systems for data exchange and coordination in Peer-to-Peer (P2P) overlays with structured and unstructured data, focusing on the solution of problems of data heterogeneity, query processing and rewriting, multi-dimensionality and management of continuous queries. Furthermore, she has shown interest and work in the field of the Semantic Web, concerning the problem of semantic similarity, annotation, clustering and integration. ... More >>

Gary Wills
University of Southampton
United Kingdom

Brief Bio
Gary Wills is associate professor 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 focuses on secure information systems, this includes information assurance, cloud computing, IoT and distributed ledgers. Gary is part of the Cyber Physical research group in the department of Electronics and Computer Science. Gary is also part of the Southampton‘s GCHQ Academic Centre of Excellence for Cyber Security Research. ... More >>

Robert Walters
University of Southampton
United Kingdom

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


Mani Abedini, IBM Research Australia, Australia
Bikash Agrawal, DNV GL, Norway
Mohiuddin Ahmed, Canberra Institute of Technology, Australia
Jürgen Anke, Hochschule für Telekommunikation Leipzig, Germany
Muhammad Anshari, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei Darussalam
Mitra Arami, Arab Open University, Kuwait
Koichi Asatani, Nankai Universty, Japan
Uchechukwu Awada, University of St Andrews, United Kingdom
Galip Aydin, Firat University, Turkey
Jaume Bacardit, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
George Baryannis, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Pablo Basanta Val, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Reinhold Behringer, Daimler Protics GmbH, Germany
Ghalem Belalem, University of Oran1, Ahmed Ben Bella, Algeria
Eugénia Moreira Bernardino, School of Technology and Management, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal
Tapalina Bhattasali, University of Calcutta, India
Philip Branch, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Lars Brenna, University of Tromsø, Norway
Prabhakar C.J, Kuvempu University, India
Ali Cakmak, Istanbul Sehir University, Turkey
Rodrigo Calheiros, Western Sydney University, Australia
Alberto Cano, Virginia Commonwealth University, United States
Antonio Celesti, University of Messina, Italy
Clovis Chapman, Groupon Computational Marketing, United States
Qiang Cheng, University of Kentucky, United States
Michele Ciavotta, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Pawel Czarnul, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Radu-Codrut David, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Pablo de la Fuente, Universidad de Valladolid (UVA), Spain
Weilong Ding, North China University of Technology, China
Federico Divina, Pablo de Olavide University, Spain
Erdogan Dogdu, TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Turkey
Katerina Doka, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece
Tansel Dokeroglu, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Yucong Duan, Hainan University, China
Yanqing Duan, University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Ata Elahi, Southern Connecticut State University, United States
Jens Eliasson, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
Ahmed Elragal, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
Ali Emrouznejad, Aston University, United Kingdom
Elisabetta Farella, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
Marcial Fernandez, Universidade Estadual do Ceara, Brazil
Enrico Ferrera, Istituto Superiore Mario Boella (ISMB), Italy
Stefan Forsström, Mid Sweden University, Sweden
Sergey G. Mosin, Kazan Federal University, Russian Federation
Michaela Geierhos, University of Paderborn, Germany
Angelo Genovese, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Martin Gilje Jaatun, University of Stavanger, Norway
Moneeb Gohar, Yeungnam University, Korea, Republic of
Diogo Gomes, DETI - Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Yi Gu, Middle Tennessee State University, United States
Mesut Günes, University of Münster, Germany
Yuanyuan Guo, NA, Canada
Moutaz Haddara, Westerdals- Oslo School of Arts, Communication and Technology, Norway
Andreas Hapfelmeier, Siemens AG, Germany
Chen He, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, United States
Jing Selena He, Kennesaw State University, United States
Juan Hernandez, Universidad de Extremadura, Spain
JeeHyun Hwang, SAS R&D, United States
Christian Inzinger, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Rahat Iqbal, Coventry University, United Kingdom
Rune Hylsberg Jacobsen, Aarhus University, Denmark
Geun-Sik Jo, Inha University, Korea, Republic of
Hanmin Jung, KISTI, Korea, Republic of
Jukka K. Nurminen, VTT - Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland
Nikolay Kakanakov, Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
Nawsher Khan, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, Pakistan
Aleksandra Klasnja Milicevic, Univesity of Novi Sad, Serbia
Anna Kobusinska, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Stefan Kraxberger, Secinto eU, Austria
Arun Kumar Sangaiah, VIT University, Vellore, India
Alessandro L. Koerich, École de Technologie Supérieure, Canada
Rocco Langone, Deloitte, Belgium
Chang-Yong Lee, Kongju National University, Korea, Republic of
Xiufeng Liu, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Maria Lucka, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Lutz Maicher, Fraunhofer MOEZ and University of Jena, Germany
Taras Maksymyuk, Lviv Polytechnic National University, Ukraine
Marco Mancini, CMCC Foundation, Italy
Maude Manouvrier, PSL Research University - Universite Paris-Dauphine, France
Uri Marchaim, MIGAL - Galilee Research Institute, Israel
Dulani Meedeniya, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Tobias Meisen, RWTH Aachen, Institute of Information Management in Mechanical Engineering, Germany
Mehdi Mekni, St Cloud State University (SCSU), United States
Davide Merico, Monitra SA, Switzerland
Ivan Mezei, University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Serbia
Mariofanna Milanova, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, United States
Wladek Minor, University of Virginia, United States
Victoria Moreno Cano, Research Institute of Energy and Environment of Heidelberg, Spain
Óscar Mortágua Pereira, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Latifah Munirah Kamarudin, Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Malaysia
Fionn Murtagh, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Roberto Natella, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy
Ion Necoara, University Politehnica Bucharest, Romania
David T. Nguyen, Facebook, USA, United States
Jan Nolin, University of Borås, Sweden
Talal H. Noor, Taibah University, Saudi Arabia
Bogdan Oancea, University of Bucharest, Romania
Richard Olejnik, University of Lille I, France
Asil Oztekin, University of Massachusetts, United States
Renato P. Ishii, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
Herbert Pang, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Prithviraj Patil, Vanderbilt University, United States
Jonas Poelmans, P2Commodities, Andorra
Jaroslav Pokorny, Charles University, Czech Republic
Yongrui Qin, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Roberto R. Expósito, University of A Coruña, Spain
Ramakrishnan Ramanathan, University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Stephan Reiff-Marganiec, University of Leicester, United Kingdom
Abdelmounaam Rezgui, New Mexico Tech, United States
Joyanta Kumar Roy, System Advance Technologies Pvt.Ltd, India
Marta Rukoz, Universite Paris Ouest La Defense, France
Usha Sakthivel, Rajarajeswari College of Engineering, India
Volker Sander, FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Riyanarto Sarno, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember, Indonesia
Ashwin Satyanarayana, New York City College of Technology, United States
Aviv Segev, KAIST, Korea, Republic of
Subarna Shakya, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Bikash Sharma, Microsoft Corp., United States
Maxim Shcherbakov, Volgograd State Technical University, Russian Federation
Jun Shen, University of Wollongong, Australia
Yogesh Simmhan, Indian Institute of Science, India
Andrey Somov, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Tehnology, Russian Federation
Houbing Song, West Virginia University, United States
Karagiorgou Sophia, University of Piraeus, Greece
Françoise Soulié-Fogelman, Tianjin University, China
Xin Sui, Tableau Software, United States
Jouni K. Tervonen, University of Oulu, Finland
Maurizio Tesconi, CNR - IIT, Italy
Riccardo Tomasi, Instituto Superiore Mario Boella, Italy
Ralf Tönjes, University of Applied Science Osnabrück, Germany
Ahmet E. Topcu, Yildirim Beyazit University, Turkey
Stephan Trahasch, University of Applied Sciences Offenburg, Germany
Thomas Triplet, Computer Research Institute of Montreal, Canada
Gregory Van Seghbroeck, INTEC Broadband Communication Networks (IBCN), Universiteit Gent, Belgium
Blesson Varghese, Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom
Massimo Vecchio, Università degli Studi eCampus, Italy
Sebastian Ventura, University of Cordoba, Spain
Fosso Wamba Samuel, Toulouse Business School, France
Shenghua Wan, WalmartLabs, United States
Hai Wang, Saint Mary's University, Canada
Tomasz Wiktorski, University of Stavanger, Norway
Przemyslaw Woznowski, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
Celimuge Wu, University of Electro-Communications, Japan
Lingfei Wu, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, United States
Ramin Yahyapour, GWDG - University Göttingen, Germany
Guuchang Yang, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
Hongji Yang, Leicester University, United Kingdom
Laurance T. Yang, Saint Francis Xavier University, Canada
Yanyan Yang, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Neil Y. Yen, University of Aizu, Japan
Dongjin Yu, Hangzhou Dianzi University, China
Jian Yu, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Mihai Horia Zaharia, "Gheorghe Asachi" Technical University, Romania
Jia Zhao, Nanchang Institute of Technology, China
Yihai Zhu, Tableau Software, United States
Dimitrios Zissis, University of the Aegean, Greece

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