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Program Co-Chairs

Víctor Méndez Muñoz
IUL, S.A. & 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 >>

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 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.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.

Farshad Firouzi
IMEC/Katholieke Univ. Leuven

Brief Bio
is a senior researcher and program manager at MSG Systems AG, Germany working in the fields of statistics, machine learning, neuromorphic computing, IoT, Big Data, and eHealth. Prior to joining MSG Systems, he was senior scientist at KU Leuven, KIT, SRC, and SI LAB. Dr. Firouzi is the author of more than 40 journals and conference papers. He has served as reviewer (e.g. IEEE Transactions on VLSI, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and System, ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems, Elsevier Microelectronics Reliability, Elsevier Microelectronics, etc.), managing guest editor (e.g. TVLSI, FGCS, TCAD), Program Chair (e.g., Complexis) and program committee member in several conferences (e.g. ICCAD, ATS, etc.). ... More >>


Omar Abdul-Rahman, IBM Japan, Japan
Janos Abonyi, University of Pannonia, Hungary
Siby Abraham, University of Mumbai, India
Bikash Agrawal, DNV GL, Norway
Ejaz Ahmed, National Institute of Standards and Technology, United States
Amir H. Alavi, University of Pittsburgh, United States
Dhiya Al-Jumeily, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom
Rafael Angarita, INRIA, ISEP, France
Muhammad Anshari, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei Darussalam
Koichi Asatani, Nankai Universty, Japan
Mikael Asplund, Linköping University, Sweden
Khin Aung, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Data Storage Institute, Singapore
Uchechukwu Awada, University of St Andrews, United Kingdom
Galip Aydin, Firat University, Turkey
João Barraca, Instituto De Telecomunicações, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
George Baryannis, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Pablo Basanta Val, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Peter Bednar, Technical University of Kosice, Slovak Republic
Eugénia Bernardino, School of Technology and Management, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal
Tapalina Bhattasali, University of Calcutta, India
Leszek Borzemski, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Lars Brenna, University of Tromsø, Norway
Petra Brzan, University of Maribor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Slovenia
Hoang Bui, Western Illinois University, United States
Fábio Buiati, University of Brasilia, Brazil
Mike Burmester, Florida State University, United States
Prabhakar C J, Kuvempu University, India
Ali Cakmak, Istanbul Sehir University, Turkey
Rodrigo Calheiros, Western Sydney University, Australia
Mustafa Canim, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, United States
Alberto Cano, Virginia Commonwealth University, United States
Guangming Cao, University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Godwin Caruana, Harvest, Malta
Antonio Celesti, University of Messina, Italy
K. Chandrasekaran, National Institute of Technology Karnataka, India, India
Tzu-chun Chen, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Qiang Cheng, University of Kentucky, United States
Yunja Choi, Kyungpook National University, Korea, Republic of
Worasit Choochaiwattana, Dhurakij Pundit University, Thailand
Stephan Clémençon, Telecom ParisTech, France
Daniel Corujo, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Pawel Czarnul, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Dipankar Dasgupta, University of Memphis, United States
Radu-Codrut David, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Pablo de la Fuente, Universidad de Valladolid (UVA), Spain
Vivek Deshpande, Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, India
Weilong Ding, North China University of Technology, China
Gillian Dobbie, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Erdogan Dogdu, Angelo State University, United States
Katerina Doka, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece
Tansel Dokeroglu, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Renato dos Santos, ULBRA - Lutheran University of Brazil, Brazil
Qiang Duan, The Penn State University, United States
Yucong Duan, Hainan University, China
Yanqing Duan, University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Ata Elahi, Southern Connecticut State University, United States
Ahmed Elragal, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
Ali Emrouznejad, Aston University, United Kingdom
Roberto Expósito, University of A Coruña, Spain
Elisabetta Farella, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
Mohsen Farid, University of Derby, United Kingdom
Gianluigi Ferrari, University of Parma, Italy
Enrico Ferrera, LINKS Foundation, Italy
Corina Forascu, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania
Stefan Forsström, Mid Sweden University, Sweden
Samuel Fosso Wamba, TBS Business School, France
Hossein Fotouhi, Mälardalen University, Sweden
Michaela Geierhos, Universität der Bundeswehr München, Germany
Angelo Genovese, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Moneeb Gohar, Yeungnam University, Korea, Republic of
Diogo Gomes, DETI - Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Marta Gomes, CERIS-CESUR, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Miguel González-Mendoza, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico
Jorge Granjal, University of Coimbra, Polo 2, Portugal
Yi Gu, Middle Tennessee State University, United States
Holger Guenzel, Hochschule München, United States
Moutaz Haddara, Kristiania University College, Norway
Longzhe Han, Nanchang Institute of Technology, China
Chen He, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, United States
Jing He, Kennesaw State University, United States
Jean Hennebert, HES-SO // Fribourg and University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Francisco Herrera, University of Granada, Spain
JeeHyun Hwang, SAS R&D, United States
Renato Ishii, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
Martin Jaatun, University of Stavanger, Norway
Sohail Jabbar, National Textile University, Pakistan
Rune Jacobsen, Aarhus University, Denmark
Anne James, Coventry University, United Kingdom
Geun-Sik Jo, Inha University, Korea, Republic of
Hanmin Jung, KISTI, Korea, Republic of
Nikolay Kakanakov, Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
Alexandros Kaloxylos, The University of Peloponnese, Greece
Latifah Kamarudin, Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Malaysia
Verena Kantere, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Mohamed Khafagy, Fayoum University, Egypt
Nawsher Khan, King Khalid University Abha, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia
Anna Kobusinska, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Alessandro Koerich, École de Technologie Supérieure, Canada
Stefan Kraxberger, Secinto eU, Austria
Chang-Yong Lee, Kongju National University, Korea, Republic of
Seppo Leminen, Laurea University of Applied Sciences, Finland
Imre Lendak, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Xiufeng Liu, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Nuno Lopes, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Diego López-de-Ipiña, Universidad de Deusto, Spain
Giuseppe Loseto, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Jean-Michel Loubes, Université Toulouse, France
Xin Lu, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Maria Lucka, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Ping Ma, University of Georgia, United States
Taras Maksymyuk, Lviv Polytechnic National University, Ukraine
Marco Mancini, CMCC Foundation, Italy
Jyotsna Mandal, University of Kalyani, India
Massimo Marchiori, University of Padua, Italy
Francisco Martínez Álvarez, Pablo de Olavide University of Seville, Spain
Joberto Martins, Salvador University - UNIFACS, Brazil
Fiammetta Marulli, University of Campania "L. Vanvitelli", Italy
Hoda Mashayekhi, Shahrood University, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Hamid Mcheick, University of Quebec at Chicoutimi, Canada
Dulani Meedeniya, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Tobias Meisen, RWTH Aachen, Institute of Information Management in Mechanical Engineering, Germany
Ernestina Menasalvas, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Davide Merico, Paradox Engineering SA, Switzerland
Ivan Mezei, University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Serbia
Mariofanna Milanova, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, United States
Aleksandra Milicevic, Univesity of Novi Sad, Serbia
Mohamed Mohamed, IBM Research, Almaden, United States
Óscar Mortágua Pereira, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Thomas Moser, St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences, Austria
Fionn Murtagh, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Roberto Natella, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy
Augusto Neto, University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Jan Nolin, University of Borås, Sweden
Bogdan Oancea, University of Bucharest, Romania
Richard Olejnik, University of Lille I, France
Asil Oztekin, University of Massachusetts, United States
Herbert Pang, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Zhibo Pang, ABB Corporate Research, Sweden
Jan Paralic, Technická univerzita v Košiciach, Slovak Republic
Prithviraj Patil, Vanderbilt University, United States
Anand Paul, Kyungpook National University, Korea, Republic of
Indika Perera, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Milan Petkovic, Technical University Eindhoven, Netherlands
Jonas Poelmans, P2Commodities, Andorra
Jaroslav Pokorny, Charles University, Czech Republic
Edy Portmann, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Saad Qaisar, Bitsym LLC, USA, United States
Yongrui Qin, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Abderrezak Rachedi, University Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallee, France
Muthu Ramachandran, Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom
Ramakrishnan Ramanathan, University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Shahid Raza, RISE SICS, Stockholm, Sweden
Stephan Reiff-Marganiec, University of Leicester, United Kingdom
Abdelmounaam Rezgui, Illinois State University, United States
Domingo Rodríguez, University of Malaga, Spain
Imed Romdhani, Edinburgh Napier University, United Kingdom
Joyanta Roy, System Advance Technologies Pvt.Ltd, India
Ning Ruan, Google Inc., United States
Amit Rudra, Curtin University of Technology, Australia
Marta Rukoz, Universite Paris Ouest La Defense, France
Usha Sakthivel, Rajarajeswari College of Engineering, India
Volker Sander, FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Jose Santa, Technical University of Cartagena, Spain
Riyanarto Sarno, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember, Indonesia
Martin Sarnovsky, Technical University of Kosice, Slovak Republic
Ashwin Satyanarayana, New York City College of Technology, United States
Matthieu-P. Schapranow, Hasso Plattner Institute, Germany
Aviv Segev, University of South Alabama, United States
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
Pedro Sobral, Universidade Fernando Pessoa, Portugal
Andrey Somov, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Tehnology, Russian Federation
Karagiorgou Sophia, University of Piraeus, Greece
Françoise Soulié-Fogelman, Tianjin University, China
Flávio Sousa, Federal University of Ceara, Brazil
Xin Sui, Tableau Software, United States
Yunchuan Sun, Beijing Normal University, China
Heiko Tapken, Osnabrueck University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Jouni Tervonen, University of Oulu, Finland
Maurizio Tesconi, CNR - IIT, Italy
Ralf Tönjes, University of Applied Science Osnabrück, Germany
Ahmet Topcu, Yildirim Beyazit University, Turkey
Stephan Trahasch, University of Applied Sciences Offenburg, Germany
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
Christos Verikoukis, CTTC, Spain
Shenghua Wan, WalmartLabs, United States
Hua Wang, Victoria University, Australia
Junbo Wang, University of Southern California, United States
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
Shuo Xu, Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (ISTIC), China
Ramin Yahyapour, GWDG - University Göttingen, Germany
Hongji Yang, Leicester University, United Kingdom
Laurance Yang, Saint Francis Xavier University, Canada
Guuchang Yang, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Yanyan Yang, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Bin Yu, Infoblox, United States
Dongjin Yu, Hangzhou Dianzi University, China
Jian Yu, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Jianhui Yue, Michigan Tech. University, United States
Arda Yurdakul, Bogazici University, Turkey
Mihai Zaharia, "Gheorghe Asachi" Technical University, Romania
Ivana Žarko, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Fan Zhang, MIT, United States
Jia Zhao, Nanchang Institute of Technology, China
Dimitrios Zissis, University of the Aegean, Greece